1 Nov 2017 30 comments

November Goals.

Happy first of November! Hasn’t this just been the quickest year?! Or do I say that every year?
Anyway, today marks the first day of Christmas so if you don’t mind, things are about to get festive around here. I’m kind of joking but I’ll probably be listening to Christmas songs exclusively for the next eight weeks…

November is set to be a very, very good month so allow me to fill you in…

01. I just had a look at my calendar for the coming weeks and it’s making me slip in to a deep sleep just thinking about it! I’m about to be EXHAUSTED… but I’m also very excited at what’s to come.
I have trips away, trips to London, the Scottish BAFTAs, breakfast meetings, fancy dinners and even a sneaky West Elm delivery in there too.
We’re also going to see Brand New (oh the memories *self-combusts*) and The Killers!! Our second time this year seeing them, I just cannot wait to see Brandon again… swoon.

02. It’s time for a YouTube relaunch! I’ve been feeling so meh about my channel lately, never really knowing if I should make time for it or keep it for weekly vlogs or even just scrap it altogether since I consider myself more of a blogger anyway.
It’s tricky because I feel like you can’t just make little ‘sit down’ videos anymore, it’s all so high production-Spielberg-directed stuff these days – where do I fit in with my silly vlogs and quick videos?
I came to the conclusion that I do love making and uploading videos, but I needed to take the pressure off. From now on I’m still going to blog three/four times per week, but also upload a once-weekly video on Sundays, so far it’s going well – here’s hoping I find the time to commit to polished, fun videos from here on out!

03. And with a YouTube relaunch (which is still in the works, more changes coming your way!), comes a blog relaunch! I’ve been working with my brilliant team at Hello Hello Studio to bring some serious changes to this little site. I AM BEYOND EXCITED. I detest my current design so it’s going to be awesome to be able to look at my blog and love what I see.
I’m also hoping to do a monthly newsletter again, I love seeing these from everyone else so it made sense to get creating my own. These monthly goals posts are some of my most popular, so I reckon it’ll be a beefier version of this, with a few added extras! I’ll include the sign-up details as soon as I can.
I really cannot wait to see it all come together, it’s honestly been in the works since earlier this year! Here’s hoping you all love it as much as we do.

04. Something else very exciting is going down this month, I don’t want to reveal too much just yet but just know I’ve been working on something super fun and interiors related! It’s been quite stressful, but we’re making progress and I can’t wait to reveal more soon!
Make sure you keep an eye out over on my Instagram Stories because I may post a few sneaky updates over there…

So that’s November! I’ve also been married five months today, how crazy is that?! Feels like only yesterday…
Anyway, what’s new with you guys this month?

  • Oh I’m so excited to see the new blog design and also yay for more youtube videos from you (as I LOVED your weekly vlogs) and everything else you are working on! Anyway it is never to early for Christmas, I have already shopped some festive decor…

    Have an awesome day x

    • Oh Caroline, thank you so much! I’m vlogging right this minute you’ll be pleased to hear! x

  • I look forward to seeing the new design and will be heading over to your channel shortly. I just got back from the States so I’m back to work tomorrow but need to start planning and reading for my next trip. In the pipeline though – lots of national trust outings!

    • Thank you Fay! I’m always, always planning my next trip – sounds like you have some awesome adventures lined up x

  • Looking forward to your YouTube relaunch! I actually prefer watching the more laidback, casual vlogs and videos rather than super edited and slick ones. I’m super excited about Christmas too!

    http://pollyrowan.com/

  • Lately I have been trying to decide on everyone’s presents for Christmas and the upcoming birthdays and it is so stressful! It is so hard for me because I both want the gifts to be thoughtful and practical and people to love them and still be fun and interesting and ugh. I am stressing out just by thinking of it haha Otherwise, I am very excited to see the interior project you are working on! I will be heading over to your Youtube now! heh

    xx,
    https://dianatalksabout.wordpress.com/

  • Kelly

    Such amazing things to look forward to! I’m seeing The Killers in February and I can’t wait, it’s going to be my first time seeing them live after wanting to go for years. I cannot wait to see the relaunch of your channel and your blog, I’m sure it will continue to be awesome.

    KELLY | WESTRA

    • Oh lucky you! Where are you seeing them? I’m so excited, I’ve only seen them outside before (at festival kinda events) so first time seeing them as a proper concert. They’re SO good live!! x

      • Kelly

        I will be seeing them in the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam. My mister is a massive fan of theirs as well and has seen many of their shows. I was SO happy when we managed to score some tickets for their show! x

  • I am looking forward to the blog relaunch and the Scottish BAFTAs? That sounds fab!

    http://fannyanddailybeauty.com

  • Can’t wait for your Youtube relaunch. I love reading blogs but a little break up with a video in between is quite nice once in a while!

    Fatima x http://www.fatimawrites.co.uk

  • Natali

    Looking fw to your YouTube relaunch and congrats on all the exciting things which are coming your way. πŸ™‚

    https://lartoffashion.com

  • I’m really excited about your new design and alle the projects to come!
    β™‘Kristina
    TheKontemporary

  • Amber Atlanta

    Super excited for all of the newness and relaunches!
    Amber | http://www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

  • Always love ❀️ a change … welcoming new changes in life or anything that we do is just another step to our own success. It will be a wonderful thing. Bonjour Novembre! πŸ˜˜πŸ‘πŸ˜˜

    πŸ‚πŸLA BIJOUX BELLA πŸ‚πŸ| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • okay that scarf is so cute! i don’t think i have a light colored scarf???

    i actually really love your videos! they’re so calming and like… not so YAAAAAS GURRRLL you know? don’t get me wrong, i love me some jaclyn hill but sometimes the shy girl in me needs a break from that!

    becky @ star violet

  • Oh my goodness I am so excited for all of the changes ! Especially a blog re-launch! xx

    Frances Kayleigh | Fashion Beauty Lifestyle

  • I’m looking forward to the new YT and blog design! It’s so nice to refresh our blogs once in a while, it always makes me feel more inspired and motivated. Hope you have a lovely November! πŸ™‚ x

  • Cant wait for your monthly newsletter to come back around!

    http://www.petiteelliee.com

    Ellie xx

  • Really looking forward to see what you do with all the new changes/relaunching! πŸ™‚ Sounds like an exciting month for you – hope you enjoy it! xxx

    Sophie | Sophar So Good

  • cosy and love the colours on you

    Mel x mediamarmalade.com

  • Laura Rosek

    Looking forward to see what’s coming!

    Regarding YouTube, I just want to say that I hate staged videos… much prefer some genuine content (ie casual vlogs) hehe πŸ™‚

  • Melody Ramos

    I LOVE sit down chatty videos. I always play them in the background while I’m getting ready for the day. Don’t feel pressure to get rid of those cuz they’re the best πŸ™‚

  • Sounds like you have an exciting November ahead! πŸ™‚ Can’t wait for more videos! And no no, you should never feel pressured to be like everyone else! Your videos are great and wonderful the way they are! <3 Can't wait to see the new interiors project too!

    XO, Elizabeth
    http://clothestoyouuu.com/

  • Rachael Portier

    The color of that scarf is everything!

    Rachael | roseandpixel.com

  • I love when people vlog- seeing a tiny tidbit of what people do is so pleasurable for me πŸ™‚

    https://thedianaedition.com

  • Catherine Wen Xi Xiang

    Have always enjoyed your Youtube videos – I appreciate the non Spielberg-ness of it, there’s something very charming about them πŸ™‚

    Catherine X
    http://www.thestylesynapse.com

  • Caroline

    I like the new blog design, more easy to read. Don’t worry about the super video productions, I think we don’t notice that. That smoke pink coat is adorable.

  • I felt that way about two months ago. I felt my blog looked outdated and it didn’t make me excited anymore! After so many long hours of research I really love my look now! I also am a HUGE fan of doing monthly goals. I try to do ten goals a month to keep myself on track. Great post!