1 Apr 2019 33 comments

My April Goals.

On the agenda for April…

Oh April, you’re set to be a busy one! I think every single day of my calendar has a little dot on it, which is… daunting in some ways, but also super exciting. I did say I had a quiet start to the year but I think that’s all about to change. Let me share what I’ve got going on…

01. This week I have an event with Origins at the coffee shop on Thursday to celebrate their latest launch (which you’ll see is very me!). We’ve had it in the works for a while now because I never really do any events, especially anything in Scotland, so I thought it would be fun to get some of you guys together at the shop for a little flower workshop and a casual coffee & cake chat! I’ve met quite a few of my Glasgow readers, especially with popping in to the shop and a couple of other events I’ve been at, so it will be nice to catch up again properly over some delicious cake. There’s still a few tickets left as I haven’t announced it on my own channels just yet, so if you’d like to come there’s a 4pm slot and a 6.30pm slot! I hope to see some of you there!

02. So, you may remember in August last year I took a small break from my online duties, ie blogging, Instagram and the rest, and I was travelling in Scotland for the best part of a month. I couldn’t say too much at the time, but now I can share the details and tell you I was secretly filming a TV show! It’s called Scotland’s Home Of The Year and it’s on the new BBC Scotland channel which can be found on channel 115 on Sky and Freeview, 106 on Freesat or 108 on Virgin.
Every Wednesday at 8pm for the next eight weeks, beginning 10th April, you can find me and my fellow judges, Anna and Michael, snooping around some of the most beautiful homes in the country!

It truly feels like a lifetime ago that we filmed it, but the actual discussion and meetings and planning took place almost a year ago so it’s been in the works for a while.

Honestly, I never even for one second considered television as something I’d want to explore. I love what I do online, I love creating content myself and sharing my life with you guys – it was enough for me. When the production company got in touch about the show, I passed it along to my agents and didn’t think much of it. They set up a few meetings for me and I met the team and before I knew it, we were doing a test shoot and before long it was time to start filming! I kind of fell in to it, but maybe it was meant to be – it was a fun, nerve-wracking, exciting and exhausting (SO exhausting!) time for me but I truly hope you watch and enjoy it. It took so much hard work from everyone involved to get to this point, the actual air date, and I can’t believe it’s actually here. Please let me know if you’ll be watching along!

03. Next week I’m heading back to New York with my favourite makeup brand, Bobbi Brown! I am beyond excited to be working with them on such an incredible campaign over the next few months, it truly is such a dream partnership. New York is like my home away from home too, every visit there makes me fall more and more in love with it! You may remember that my favourite Bobbi Brown Pro Artist Eddie did my makeup for my wedding day in New York too, so it means so much that I’m working with them for this. I feel so, so lucky!
Anyway, I’ve just had a look over the itinerary and it’s set to be an incredible trip – keep your eyes peeled for updates while I’m there!

04. Just two days after I get back from New York, I fly back to New Zealand to see my family for the first time in over a year! It’s going to be a crazy one as my brother and his wife have had a baby girl over the weekend (called Zoey, ah!), and my oldest brother also welcomed a new baby girl called Gracie since we were there last! All the little ‘uns.
I can’t believe it’s been so long since we were last there, I feel like so much has changed this past year so it will take some time to get used to being back I think.
I usually go quite quiet when I’m back in New Zealand, I know everyone wants to see updates and blog posts of the trip but I do tend to use the time to switch off and enjoy seeing my family. It’s also really hard to know when to post because of the 12 hour time difference. It sounds odd but you really realise how far away you are from everything else when you’re there, and it makes it tricky to keep up with everything. I’ll still be on Instagram etc. but just a heads up because I’m aware I do go off the grid a little.

I think that takes me up to May – what a crazy, manic but incredible few weeks I’ve got ahead of me. What’s on the cards for you lot this month?

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  • Goodluck with your goals!

    Candice x


    • Thanks Candice, hope you have a lovely month! x

  • Rebecca Jenkins

    Currently my April looks like it’s going to pretty full with university work, but I honestly like that. I’m kind of taking some time out for myself & focusing more on me because my mental health has really taken a hit in the past few months that I really need to work on. It’s always hard to work on your mental health but it is very rewarding in the end. I’m Australian, so I totally get the time zone thing. It was confusing when I was in the UK last year especially as I had so many friends having birthdays over that time & I never knew if I was even saying it on the right day.

    • Hey! That’s good that your energies are going into something you love and is important to set time for yourself! Remember that every small step is an achievement and little by little you will start to feel much stronger and in a better headspace. These things do take time and some people forget to invest in themselves during difficult or busy times. Long distance is for sure a struggle when most of my followers will be in a different time zone! I just thought I’d warn everyone! x

  • April will be busy for me as well, but I’m also ending with a super exciting trip to Iceland! Can’t wait! And also I’ll be happy to see your updates from NY and NZ. Enjoy the family time dear! x

    • That’s exciting you have a busy month and what an ending! Iceland will be fab! I hope you enjoy it! x

  • Lisa Autumn

    Good luck with everything Kate! You got this!

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

  • No worries Beautiful, it sounds like you have a lot of fun and productive things to do on your plate, no worries, you’ve got them! Go get them Gorgeous!

    🌸🍃ROSES FOR FRIDAYS 🌸🍃| by mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

    • Thanks for the beautiful words Mia! I’m really excited for the weeks ahead! x

  • Come to the Bay Area (San Francisco!) and host a meet & great event!
    Omg my husband and I are heading to New York for the first time in a couple of weeks. We’re calling it our extremely late Honeymoon haha ;b

    Congratulations on the show that is so exciting! I’d love to take a peep at it.

    Juliana | Ohhjuliana

    • Hey Juliana! Oh I’d just love to, I miss San Fran so much! Amazing, New York is the place to be, my favourite place! I hope you enjoy the show! x

  • So many travel plans <3 🙂 And yayyy, congratulations on the TV show! It sounds so exciting and is something super major!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

    • Hey Elizabeth, a pretty big achievement for me that I am most proud of! Definitely paid off! x

  • Ooo visiting family is always so fun and getting to meet new babies is always such a delight! Have fun!


    • Hey Cecilia! Thanks for the comment. I am so excited to meet the new girls! x

  • Sounds like such a busy month, can’t wait to see the tv show series 🙂


    • A busy month indeed! I hope you enjoy the show when it airs! x

  • I hope you have a great month xx


  • I wish I lived closer (I’m right down in the south haha) so I could come along to the lil workshop event – it sounds like so much fun!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • Hey Lucy! You will be there in spirit! Haha, hope you have a great month! x

  • Rahael Alemu

    Sounds busy but soooo fun! Love reading all your updates and plans. ✨💕

    • Thanks Rahael, so glad you are enjoying reading my lil’ updates! x

  • april seems to be a beautiful month for you. congrats on your tv series. I hope I can watch it even though I’m not in the UK.


    • Hey Elena! It sure is! I’m feeling very grateful at the moment for sure. I hope you can watch it too! Let me know what you think! x

  • Caroline

    Oh, you busy bee! New Zealand sounds like a dream though, I hope you’ll be having a great time with your family 💕

    I don’t have that many plans for April, we just finished our kitchen renovation in the new flat and next up is saving some money for a new bed, so I guess most of the time I’ll spend at work haha. Other than that maybe some little trips and some coffee dates with my lovely best friend 🙂

    Have a lovely day x

    • Hey Caroline. Thanks for commenting and the ever so kind words. April sounds dreamy for you too! I hope you get that bed you want! x

  • It looks like you have a hectic month to accomplish. Indeed a really exciting ride to take. Your outfit looks so awesome, love the pants


    • Hey Katya, I do indeed. Just going to take it one step at a time and try and enjoy every minute of it. x

  • Faye

    I’ve definitely told you this before, but I always look forward to your monthly goal posts! I love reading this kind of posts in general, I think it’s the nosey person inside me who likes knowing what everyone is working towards.

    It sounds like you’ve got a busy but amazing month ahead of you, how exciting! I hope all of your travelling goes well and I’m so so excited to watch Scotland’s Home of the Year. Olly and I have pencilled it into the calendar to try and watch together haha lame.

    I’ve got a few exciting things and goals happening this month too. I want to work towards creating beautiful content, living more environmentally friendly, move more and it’s my birthday month so I’m looking forward to some time away from work with loved ones!

    I hope the month goes exactly how you want it to.

    Faye x

    • Hey Faye. Hope you are well and thank you for your lovely comment. So pleased you are enjoying the posts and hope you enjoy watching the show, that’s so nice. Hope you have a great month and a fab birthday! x

  • Natalie Redman

    Wow New York with Bobbi Brown?! Amazing!