23 Jul 2018 22 comments

Setting Myself Some Summer Goals.

Feeling motivated…

Remember when school would break for the summer holidays and you would feel so inspired to have your best summer, with an entire six weeks laid out ahead of you? I’ve been feeling a bit like that recently, I think because I have a lot on and we’ve had good weather, so it’s actually felt like quite a promising few months! Except I most definitely do not have six weeks off, but we’ll ignore that minor detail for now.

I’ve been setting myself little goals here and there, nothing totally major but you guys know I love a few goals to jot down and absent-mindedly head towards.

01. At the top of my list is to find more of a posting routine, I feel like I’ve been so busy lately that it’s really only Instagram that I’m posting on – bar the odd post on here. I used to blog a few times a week, but I got out of the habit of it and now I’m not sure how to get back in to the swing of things!
I said recently that I had posts lined up, but I haven’t had a proper minute to sit down and write them up – and if I have, I haven’t quite been able to find the words. I’m making it my number one priority to get back in to posting on the reg, I know I’ll love it once I’m back in to a routine, it’s just getting there that’s the problem!

02. Be better to my hair! I’ve always been a bit slap-dash with my hair, I wash it most days (the thought of not washing my hair every day in summer really does make me feel quite ill) and I noticed it’s been breaking off around my face, so I know something has to be done.
I’m trying to use less heat, which is impossible – my hair naturally is SO straight and a bit frizzy, and I need to curl it for me to look like a functioning human being, and that means using my hairdryer and curlers every single day. I keep telling myself I need to be better at looking after it, but it’s so hard when I don’t feel like myself unless my hair is done. Any advice for me?
I have at least stopped brushing it like a madman and towel-drying it so roughly after a shower!

03. Recently I’ve been thinking about looking out for a fixer-upper flat to do up and sell, it seems like a nice ‘next step’ since we don’t want to move out of this place yet, but I’m ready for another project to work on!
The only struggle I’m having with this is that the properties I find are either way too run down for me to even know where to start with them, or they’re a bit too done up; someone has already put a kitchen in, but it’s nothing like I would want. I guess something will come along eventually! In the meantime, it’s back to my favourite hobby… browsing Rightmove daily.

04. Continue working on my photo albums. At the end of last year, I went crazy printing off all my photos from the year with the intention of putting them all in to albums. Then I couldn’t find any photo albums that would hold them all, every album I found would only take two photos to a page and hold about 60 photos in total… and I have hundreds.
I don’t want to give up on this though, I just need to find something that works for me! Any suggestions? I really would love to have all my memories organised!

I’m sure I can manage to sort of work towards these, I’m feeling quite motivated to get a move on with them all. Do you set yourself summer goals? What’s on your list?

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  • Elle Kirkpatrick

    Great goals, Kate! Would you ever consider doing up a flat and also furnishing it for rent or even airbnb? I think you’d create the most amazing airbnb in Glasgow

  • Wonderful inspirational thoughts for the Summer! πŸŒ·πŸ‘πŸ»πŸŒ·

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  • This is such a lovely post idea, I’ve realised this year thst I do better in general if I have some kind of plan or goal to work towards! Let me know if you find a way that works for you in regards to your hair.. I’m the exact same I always need to style it everyday so it never really gets a break from heat! I’m also in desperate need of a haircut haha. I have found that washing it at night helps though, like if you wash it at like seven it’s basically dry before you sleep then you can wake up and just curl it the next day! x

  • Heather Mhari McGreevy

    Love the idea of taking on a property that needs doing up as well but that additional dwelling tax can be a killer in Scotland!

  • Wow doing up a property sounds like so much fun! I’d love to one day! love your sun glasses btw! xx


  • Getting a fixer upper seems like a really nice project!! I used to follow your renovation project (still dreaming about getting a similar grey floor and green dressing table!!

    wishing you all the best,

  • Try Ouai Smooth Spray and maybe their Wave Spray too – you can avoid heat with these two xx

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  • Loved this post! I would love to see a post on a fix upper. Would be so interesting to see!πŸ’–

  • I’m with you on havig so much lined up to do during the summer break. In reality most of the times I don’t even get through half of my list. I’m trying really hard to stay motivated and on track to do as much as I possibly can before the fall festivites hit.


    • Yup, I basically hibernate throughout winter so I have to do twice as much throughout summer πŸ˜‰

  • Ohh I really need to be nicer to my hair too! I usually just let it air-dry during the summer and never really style it that much! And like you, I want to have a more consistent posting schedule, but for my Instagram! <3 πŸ™‚ Loved this summer goals post!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

  • I totally need to be nicer to my hair! And having an interior design project would be great! Hope you share the process, if you decide to do it!


  • Lisa Autumn

    I really need to step up my haircare game! You look gorgeous in this skirt!

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  • Sarah

    On the topic of hair… I hear you! Mine behaves very similarly to yours. I’ve experimented a lot and found that this is best:

    I brush out the tangles before I wash my hair and then after a gentle blot with the towel just leave it to contentedly dry on its own – without brushing it or putting any product on it. I brush it out later when it’s dry but not much.

    Somehow this makes the wash last a whole day longer and gives it a better shape and texture. And my skin is a LOT happier since I quit the hairdryer.

    And having a lighter tint put on the under sections of my hair also helps a million with the texture. When it grows out I notice the difference.

    Curling irons are great but they can be a bit of a poisoned chalice if you’re using them a lot. But I feel the need to grab mine less since I discovered by hair likes ‘going feral’.

    Can’t emphasise enough how much better my skin is since I stopped blow drying. It’s been an epiphany!

    Let us know how you get on… xxx

  • Rain

    You look magnificent! Like the most beautiful juiciest summer Amalfi lemon flower ever! 😍 I love your style, you know, I am a fan πŸ˜‰ I agree about the summer break motivation kind of feeling! I feel like the wind under my wings and I can’t stop flying! ❀️😘

  • I’m the exact same with posting on my blog, I post more on my Instagram than anything else and I want to get back into the swing of blogging thats for sure!

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  • afoks

    Get yourself a microfiber turban head towel. I got mine from Boots last year & life changer! Hair dries so much faster & much less breakage. It means that when you come to blow drying, it’s already 80% dry and all you’ve done is stick it in a towel & leave it while you get ready! Then just fire it in the washing machine when it needs cleaned πŸ™‚ x

  • i love creating photo albums and its so much fun and something so special to look back on.


  • Love these goals! It’s always great to have something to work towards x


  • I always love reading other peoples goals! It makes me feel so motivated! I really need to start being kinder to my hair too because I’ve been constantly straightening it in the summer!
    Chloe X http://chloelxuise.com

  • These are amazing summer goals that could easily be achieved. I am so obsessed with your outfit striped outfit. You look so beautiful.

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