4 Jan 2017 54 comments

2017 Goals.

Where oh where has the time gone? I feel like 2016 went unbelievably fast, but it was also quite a… I don’t know, an eventful year – and not always for the right reasons! Overall, I had a really great year. I definitely achieved more than I had hoped, and I feel quite content as I enter 2017.

Here’s some goals I’m hoping to achieve this coming year, something I always love to do as it’s always fun to look back on this time next year!

01. Plan a wedding! I’m still floating on a little loved-up cloud after getting engaged, but let me tell you… wedding prep is in FULL SWING. I’m a pretty proactive, planning person in life so it’s been fun considering options and initial little decisions (ie looking at Pinterest for seven million hours). I can’t wait to share some moodboards and plans with you guys!

02. Say yes! Being a yes girl has been my own personal mission for the last year, and I hope to continue with this attitude in the future too. I want to leave my comfort zone as much as possible – do more work opportunities that require me to travel, meet people and experience new things, as well as set myself little goals to achieve what I usually wouldn’t do – like feature myself more on these pages, and dip my toes in to writing about new topics!

03. Take my interiors love to the next level! I never, ever thought I’d have an interest in interiors, I’ve never been artistically inclined and I really didn’t think I had what it takes to share my home, but here we are. Some of my home photos have over 50,000 repins, and I’ve seen people recreate my entire bathroom! I’m learning as I go, but it’s a passion I really want to delve in to a whole lot more in 2017.

04. Work even harder! This year has definitely been my busiest yet, I came home from LA in August and I don’t think I’ve had a single day off since! I’ve had a really good couple of months, but I still feel like I could definitely organise myself better and be more productive. I’ve already started thinking about what I want to do next, and how I can achieve this, so here’s hoping I can really make 2017 my best year yet!


05. A possible move? I’d really, really like to live in New York for even just half a year. I don’t know if I can really make this happen this year, but it would be a dream come true for both of us! I know I’d miss working on the flat, and of course Mouse and my friends, but it wouldn’t be forever, and I feel like now is the time to do it. This is making my heart beat faster just thinking about it!

06. See more of my loved ones. I’ve had a few quite busy months with social plans, and I think I’m somehow finding that work/life balance. This year I really want to see more of my favourite people, and maybe even take a trip or two to New Zealand to see more of my family. I’ll no doubt be chasing my parents around the world on the boat too, if they haven’t settled down by then!

07. Do a meetup! I haven’t really done anything like this before, but I’d love to organise a little hang out with some of my readers. Maybe a little afternoon chatting blogging and life in a coffee shop somewhere in Glasgow? I love being around inspiring people, and I know it would be great to meet you guys! Please do let me know if you’re keen!

I’m looking forward to seeing what 2017 has to offer! What are your goals for the coming year?

  • Firstly, congratulations on your engagement! I’m so excited for you and I bet you’ll have the loveliest wedding ideas!

    I love your goals – I tend to have one big, specific goal and few other “things I’d like to get accomplished” so I’m going to add a few of yours to my list. I like the idea of being a yes girl – I’ve decided that this year instead of being nervous about something then not doing it, I’m going to use that fear as motivation to make it happen (if that makes sense!). And best of luck should you move to New York – I think it’s a wonderful idea and you should definitely see more of the world while you’re young. Happy new year to you! xx Tess

  • Vaidehi Deo

    Congratulations ? Confession- I have been stalking your weeding pins on Pinterest ??

  • Congrats! And ooooh, I hope you can make the NY dream happen!

  • missgetaway

    I’m SO happy for both of you. You two are always so adorable on your snaps and vlogs. This is absolutely amazing! I’m sure your wedding is going to be beautiful!

    Love, Kerstin

  • Oh my god, a move to NY would be the absolute dream! Off to stalk your wedding pins now for inspo xxx
    Sophie Cliff

  • Girlll your interior design is already next level! Your house is a dream *heart eyes* xo

    Love, Catherine

  • This post was lovely to read. Bet you can’t wait to plan your wedding as I know this is something you’ll be so incredible at.
    The Pale Tails
    – Beckie x

  • Emma Hardy

    I just want to say congrats on getting engaged! I’d love if you did a meet up in Glasgow and would definitely try and get along, especially if it was to talk about blogging as I’m trying to start up my own blog this year. All the best for 2017! πŸ™‚

  • Congrats on the engagement and omg a little move to New York, the dream! I want to do the same at some point πŸ™‚

    Creepers & Cupcakes

  • Congratulations, I can’t wait to see what wedding plans you come up with! You and Jordan are such a lovely couple and you deserve all the happiness. I think you’re goals are all really achievable (moving to NY might require a lot more effort) and we have some of the same goals for this year! All the best for 2017 Kate, and can’t wait to see where this year takes you πŸ™‚ Best, Laura x


  • Congrats on your engagement Kate! I wish you all the best!

    I love your goals and if I ever get to buy my first home I will be following your interior ideas to the letter!

    DeeDee Louise

  • Yvon

    Congrats on your engagement! 2017 is gonna be a very special year for the two of you!
    Love your goals for the new year and I definitely need to get my hands on that book πŸ™‚
    xoxo Yvon

  • Congratulations on your engagement. So exciting! You have set wonderful goals. Moving to NY for a while, just a dream!

  • Becca

    Wow! Congratulations! What a way to start the year πŸ™‚ Becca xx


  • Vicky

    So exciting! I got engaged on Christmas Eve and can’t wait to start planning! Will keep an eye out for your pinterest boards! Much love xxx

  • Ashley Christabelle

    Is it weird to say that I was over the moon when I found out you were engaged on NYE?! A massive congratulations to you, Kate. Wow, a move to New York would be a spontaneous choice! Anywho, I can’t wait to see more content from you! x


  • Lucie Evans

    I’d love for you to do a meet up! But I live in the south of England πŸ™ *weeps*

  • Congrats on the engagement, can’t wait to see more to come! A move to NY would be awesome x


  • Here’s to a more fabulous 2017! πŸ™‚

    ❀LA BIJOUX BELLA❀ | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • I just recently visited New York and completely fell in love with the city! Moving there would be an absolute dream. Good luck with it and congrats on your engagement Kate β™₯

    Amy // snippetsofamy.co.uk

  • These are some great goals! I’m excited to see more on how you plan a wedding. Saying yes is one thing I need to work on! A meet up would be so cool. I need to go to more blog events for sure! Hope your new years was wonderful. Sending many well wishes for the upcoming year your way <3

  • Laura Torninoja

    Congratulations on the engagement!

    Great goals as well – especially loving the “say yes!” one. I want to become more of a yes-girl too, and not be afraid of new challenges. Here’s hoping! Good luck with planning the NYC move by the way, that would be so cool!

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

  • Good luck with your goals and also congratulations on your engagement – planning a wedding is so much fun! x

  • hanan abdi

    I am so excited for you, and hope you have a blessed New Year πŸ™‚ xx

    P.s Moving to newyork is such a cool resolution to have
    A Girls Journal

  • You set yourself fantastic goals I love tchem all but leaving the comfort zone is my favourite! It’s on my 2017 goals list as well πŸ˜‰
    Hope you’ll have an awesome year and manage to achieve all your goals <3


  • Congratulations on getting engaged! Living in NYC would be amazing. I love your interior content and can’t wait for wedding content!


  • ayden millar

    Yes yes yes to a wee coffee catch up in 2017 gal! Congrats on the engagement, so thrilled for you both! xx

  • I would 100% come to a meet and greet if I were anywhere near you!! Also, I kind of giggled when I read that you want to take your interiors to the next level because to me they are ALREADY next level!!
    Katie Actually

  • congrats again on your engagement. i can’t wait to see you planning your wedding, it will be magical, i’m sure. also, i would book you as an interior designer if i had the budget.


  • Congratulations on your engagement! I’m discovering your blog and I love it, I can’t wait to tag along in 2017 x

    Jessica β€” NinetyCo

  • Amy

    Congratulations on your engagement! I cannot wait to see what you have planned for your big day – you have exceptional taste. I so hope you do a meet up in Glasgow, count me in!!!!

    Amy | http://www.whatamydid.com

  • Lovely goals- cannot wait see what excitement this year brings you πŸ™‚


  • Congratulations again, gal! I have no doubt you already have some brilliant wedding ideas and I can’t wait to see them! So exciting for you both!

    Whoa, New York would be incredibly awesome. And also they are in NEED of some good coffee skills soo….Jordan?

    Brodie | Brodie Jay

  • Congratulations on getting engaged, what lovely news! I can’t even imagine how dreamy your wedding will be, you have such good taste. Looking forward to more interiors posts (come decorate my room please?) and I hope you get to live in NYC one day – it would be so exciting! x

    Sick Chick Chic

  • GO TO NEW YORK! DO IT DO IT DO IT! We are getting married this year but I’m thinking I want to move somewhere new later on in the year.

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  • Maggie

    Congrats on the engagement and I hope you do some meet ups in America!


  • Congratulations!! I bet you can’t wait!
    Lovely goals! I want to start making most of my loved ones and seeing them more because since moving out, I’ve really come to realise just how important they are!
    Cloe X http://clxelouise.blogspot.com

  • I would love to hang out with you over coffee or whatever here in Glasgow! Say the word & I’ll be there, gal. Also – huge congratulations on your engagement, I cannot wait to see all the wedding planning posts etc!

    Lynnsay x

  • Cannot wait to see your wedding plans, can imagine how dreamy it’ll be! And I’ve been trying to do more/commit to things including travel so maybe if you help a little blog session I’d finally plan to come up to Scotland πŸ˜‰

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Anna

    I really love your interiors posts and I can’t wait to see your new ideas for your flat this year.
    Congrats on your engagement!
    Anna From Italy

  • Congrats once again on your engagement! I can’t wait to see how the planning goes! And these are great goals for the new year! x

    Lilies Beauty

  • Katie Brown

    Congratulations on your engagement! I’m with you on wanting to be a ‘yes girl’ more this year. Life’s too short to shy away from great opportunities!

    Really looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful interior posts too!
    Katie Writes | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • Victoria

    So much has happened in 2016! I graduated, got my drivers license and had wonderful experiences! Congratulations on your engagement πŸ™‚


  • elisha mae

    lovely ideas and beautiful images as always kate, loving reading everyone’s resolutions for 2017!

    elisha | http://www.elisha-mae.co.uk

  • Number 8 – Bring out an interiors book so we can all have a piece of your beautiful home design!! πŸ˜‰ Love your blog more than ever Kate and I can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2017 <3

  • clare⭐

    I’m so excited to hear about your wedding plans! and i looooove all your interiors posts!


  • Mariella

    A meet up would be amazing! Congratulations on your engagement!

  • Sounds like a brilliant year ahead. Living in NYC is the dream, you have to do lots of vlogging if you do! Being more of a ‘yes’ girl myself this year and even though we’re only 10 days into January, I’m already feeling the benefits.

    Kara – Spread The Sparkle xx

  • Congratulations on your engagement again Kate! So excited for you! πŸ™‚ And of course, congrats on all that you’ve achieved this past year! Can’t wait to see what other great accomplishments will be in store for you in 2017!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • lauren.creative

    Meet up in NZ? πŸ™‚ Hope 2017 is a beautiful one with your wedding and all!

    Congratulations on getting engaged – your wedding is going to be the thing of absolute dreams <3

  • Natalie Redman

    Sounds like your doing so well and you’ve had a good 2016!


  • Congratulations on you engagement!
    Hope 2017 to be as amazing as 2016 looks has been for you. Good luck!


  • Great goals! And congratulations on the engagement!