Time Flies When You’re… Having Fun? | August 2017 To-Do List

It’s hard to believe it’s already a week into August! This summer has been a bit of a roller coaster; I had a friend visiting from the UK for three weeks, then I got laid off, and I’m about to start a new job in the next couple days. One thing I really wanted to do when I started this blog was to make these little to-do posts full of ideas for things I want to accomplish each month—maybe it’ll give me some accountability, right?

Since we’re already a week into the month, plus I have a new job starting, there are only a couple things on the list this month—we’ll see how this goes!

Vanity/dresser space

I’ve had my little vanity table for a while, but for multiple reasons, it’s just never really become the space I want it to be. I want to make it into a functional, pretty space so I actually want to sit down and do my makeup every morning instead of running between my bathroom and the mirror in my room like an over-caffeinated squirrel, trying to track down where I’ve left something vitally important.

I’d love to have a nice bright space, probably with a plant or two, a couple trays (my new favourite thing), a cute print, and of course, some beautiful-but-functional organizers. I have a lot of makeup, guys. It’s a problem.

Styled vanity from Being Bailey Ann; “Wake Up and Make Up” print; Glass & Metal Vanity Organizer in Copper.

More plants, and a plant stand

I’ve been bitten by the gardening bug! In the last couple months, my collection has expanded to ten whole plant babies (from a measly one), mostly in part due to my mom being super excited that I’m actually interested in gardening for the first time in my life. I’m pretty sure she wishes this development had happened a good fifteen years ago!

I’ve got a pretty varied family so there’s just a couple more I want for now: a nice big Boston fern, a Monstera, and a snake plant. I also will need a stand or something to put them on, since my surfaces have filled up pretty quick, and also because my cats are jerks.

DIY Ladder Plant Stand from The Merry Thought; Mid-century modern stand inspiration from Lacasita-allesandrataccia; Ladder stand inspiration from Lobster & Swan

Meal planning & prepping

This one falls a bit more under the ‘self-care’ category, but I think this will be a pretty important one for me this month nonetheless. I’m starting a new job, and that means working downtown, right near a whole plethora of restaurants. I know myself pretty well at this point, and I know that I am absolutely awful for ‘forgetting’ to pack a lunch, only to tell myself that it won’t matter if I just go buy lunch this one time. Spoiler alert: it’s never this one time, it tends to end up being almost daily. I’ve worked really hard over the last few months and I’ve lost 20lbs since May 1st, but I slipped back a bit after getting laid off, surviving on comfort food, and basically not leaving my house. I’m going to try and take the opportunity of the new job motivation and get back into meal planning and prepping (and maybe even get back in the gym!)

Greek Healthy Meal Prep from 40aprons; Turkey Taco Bowls from Damn Delicious; Breakfast Burritos from Damn Delicious

 

1 Comment

  1. Cheryl
    August 07, 2017

    Ooh! I hope you love my Greek meal prep bowls 🙂 I always look so forward to lunch when I have one waiting for me. And congrats on losing 20 pounds (and the new job!)!

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