1 Jul 2019 29 comments

My July Goals.

In the summer, summer…

It’s that time again – I’m lucky enough to be starting the month in New York, which is definitely going to set the tone for the following few weeks! July is shaping up to be a good one, I always feel like I come alive in the summer because I have so much more on. From holidays to home plans, here’s what you can expect to see from me this month…

01. A whole lotta New York content! Oh my gosh I love it here so much, I think it’s sort of a home away from home because we’ve visited a lot and we got married here. I was thinking of doing an updated city guide because there’s just a million places I can recommend, but I am wondering how I can put it all together when it would be such a massive list. Maybe by area and then broken down in to type (so restaurants/sights etc.)?
Anyway, you can expect me to be uploading pictures of this trip for weeks to come!

02. The renovation begins! The new flat has been slightly neglected lately as it’s taken me so long to find tradesmen, and when I did they were booked up over summer. I’ve been itching to see some progress but if there’s one thing that renovating an old tenement has taught me, it’s patience!
We’re going to be doing it in stages, but for a start the builders will be stripping the place, plastering and hopefully sorting the woodwork, and then I need to decide on flooring. We’ll get round to the kitchen and bathroom eventually, and I should have more to share with you in due course.

03. Get back on track. I’ve been struggling a little over the past couple of months, with breaking my wrist, the operation and then a lot of issues to do with my cervical health. I haven’t been able to go to the gym, I’ve had a ton of unwanted symptoms (especially, but not limited to, very uncomfortable bloating!) as well as a big scar on my wrist to deal with and work projects and other commitments I’ve had to turn down. It has been a lot! It’s totally thrown me off and I feel like I’ve lost myself a bit in the process.
July is my month to piece myself back together; I want to get back in to my fitness routine, give myself a bit of a pamper and just generally organise myself and get back to feeling like me! What do you do when you’re feeling out of sorts? Any tips would be seriously appreciated!

04. I have a couple of holidays coming up in July, one is a weekend away up north with my girl gang and the other is a proper holiday to Mallorca with Jordan and another couple of our friends. I’m beyond excited for both!
The TV show I am part of ‘Scotland’s Home of the Year’ was recommissioned for a second series (yay!) so I’ll be filming that throughout August and September. I love the show, the crew and the chance to see so much of Scotland, but filming is tough and exhausting and I get FOMO a lot when I see my friends all hanging out without me! I’m hoping that if I squeeze my entire summer in to July, I won’t mind being away working for the rest of it!

What’s new with you guys? Anything fun on the horizon this month?

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  • Lisa Autumn

    Happy July Kate! You got this ๐Ÿ™‚

    x Lisa | lisaautumn.com

    • Thanks Lisa! Hope you have a great month ahead! x

  • I can’t wait to read your uodated New York guide! This will give me a list of more places to visit when I plan my next trip there. I fell in love with the city after my first visit in April.

    Juliana | Ohhjuliana

    • Hey Juliana! Oh i can’t wait to edit all my photos and blog about it, it’s been so awesome out here! x

  • That dress looks absolutely gorgeous

    Candice x


  • I wish you the best in July (: Hope your wrist is feeling better! It’s going to be a great month.

    • Thanks Erika! Hope you have a fab month too! x

  • Wishing you the best in July <3 I can't wait to see an updated New York guide! ๐Ÿ™‚

    XO, Elizabeth T.

    • Thanks Elizabeth! I look forward to writing it up! x

  • I wish you an amazing summer! And enjoy your time in New York, can’t wait for all the content.

  • I am very much looking forward to all the New York content!
    I’m planning a trip for next year so can’t wait to see all your recommendations. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Ellis – http://www.ellistuesday.com

    • Hey Ellis! That is so exciting, I hope to be able to go back soon! x

  • I hope youโ€™re having a lovely time in New York. Iโ€™m looking forward to the New York content!

    Arianna | Southernbelleforever.com

    • Thank you Arianna, I have the blues already! x

  • I hope you’re enjoying New York, can’t wait to see some content from your trip!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • Thanks Lucy, I’m really missing the place already! x

  • We’ve recently moved out so I completely get your patience! I feel myself finding something new I need to change everyday and it really bugs me that I can’t click my fingers and it’ll all be done in the morning! x

    Kay ยฆ https://kayleigh-williams.blogspot.com/

    • Haha, patience really is a virtue when it comes to renovating! It all takes time but will be so worth it in the end! x

  • I love reading your monthly goals – they always inspire me to outline my own intentions, as well as look ahead to all of the exciting things coming up in my own life! I can’t wait to read all about your trip to New York, as well as your recommendations! NYC is one of my favorite places, and I totally agree that it feels like a second home whenever I go back there. I’m going near Christmas this year and I couldn’t be more excited. Its always so magical at that time of year!

    • Hey Sydney! Glad you like to read them! I’ve got NY blues already and just the thought of going at Christmas time fills me with so much joy! x

  • Kate!! Please please please do a New York blog post soon! My family is visiting litterally next week and we have no plans!!! Cheers!
    Coco| pjsandstuff.wordpress.com

    • Hey Coco, I can’t wait to write it up! The city is incredible, you’ll be spoilt for choice! x

  • Natalie Redman

    Gorgeous! You look stunning in these photos!


  • Karama by Hoda

    Omgosh I loveeeee your dress! Also you should do a meet and greet in NYC next time!


  • Cant wait for your New York recommendations! We visited for the first time last year and totally fell in love. Hoping it will be a regular destination for us, so many parts of it still to explore!

    Varsha Baker – Fashion, Lifestyle and Personal Development Blog