Friday, July 31, 2015

August Goals!

One Pan Pasta Caprese!

I don't want to make excuses, but here are three. I've had a really busy month, I was stressed about my Dad having another operation (he's fine now) and, well, I'm lazy.

These were my July Goals:

  • Create spreadsheet for beauty staples with dates, stockists and best prices ~ NO
  • Dine at a restaurant I've never been to before! ~ YES! We went to Burger Foundry (see foodie pics here), From Orient, La Boca Bar & Grill (see photo in my Just Desserts post) and Borsa Pasta Cucina.
  • Clear/clean a second kitchen bench-top (whole kitchen goal was too ambitious) ~ Hahaha (NO)
  • Set up a Letterboxd account and make some movie lists! ~ YES! Here's my profile if you're interested!
  • Publish 10 blog posts in July! ~ YES!
  • Make a new (never cooked before) dish every Wednesday, from a recipe ~ NO (I only managed one new recipe, One Pan Pasta Caprese, photo above)
  • Read one book (something better than Puberty Blues) ~ NO
  • Find and pat a cat! ~ NO! Where were all the cats in July?
  • Exercise for 30 minutes every Tuesday and Thursday ~ NO, but I did do over 20,000 steps one day, thanks to excessive walking during our City Break.
  • Shopping Spree! Buy new jeans and long-sleeved tops ~ NO

Summary - 3/10 Oh dear!

Must be too cold outside for my neighbourhood kitty friend. Long time, no see!

Let's hope I fare a bit better with my August Goals......

  • Clear out the entire Linenpress, ready for the Builder
  • Go to bed by 11pm Sunday to Thursday nights!
  • Buy new jeans and long-sleeved tops
  • First-time watch five movies
  • Cook five new dishes from recipes
  • Find a cat (or any animal that's safe to pat) and pat it!
  • Walk 5000 FitBit steps every weekday
  • Cut and colour my hair
  • Compile recipe printouts and cutouts into a folder
  • Clear and clean my desk

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Monday, July 27, 2015

Review: Hair&Me Hair Rejuvenation Treatment*

Over the weekend I tried the Hair&Me Hair Rejuvenation Treatment* which was kindly sent to me from the Hair&Me team. I rarely use hair masks, because having fine hair that lacks body at the best of times, I'm always worried they will over-condition my hair and leave me with completely limp locks. But I decided to throw caution to the wind, and give this rejuvenating treatment a go. In the name of science.

Hair&Me say: 'Hair&Me Hair Rejuvenation Treatment is 100% organic. It is an oil based product, using coconut, macadamia, jojoba & almond oil – designed to help repair, moisturise & strengthen your hair & scalp.'

I must say I love the packaging of this product! The packet is a gorgeous bright pink colour, and the resealable plastic screw-top lid was easy to open. Also, should you not use it all, you can simply screw the cap back on and save the rest for next time; no mess, no fuss, no leakages. I will easily get one more treatment out of my remaining product.

The product information and directions for use are stated clearly on the back of the packet, which is great. It's a good idea to actually read through the directions and usage tips, because some preparation is required. This is not like a face mask that you can slap on for ten minutes while you get ready for your shower then wash off!  Firstly, it's recommended you put the packet in the fridge for 30 minutes before use to harden the formula to a cream-like consistency, so it's easier to apply. Then you need to set aside some time, as this treatment works best if you leave it on for at least 45 minutes. You can even leave it on overnight if you're that way inclined! Personally I couldn't sleep with damp hair and I'd be worried about my pillowcase getting covered in it. I had a very relaxing 45 minute pink bubblebath (finally using my remaining Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar!), applying the Hair&Me Rejuvenation Treatment right at the start. It was easy to apply and smelled ah-mazing (think tropical island holiday and Pina Colada cocktails - must be the strong coconut aroma). After that, I had a shower and washed the mask out, shampooing and conditioning like normal. It took a while to get the coconutty treatment off my neck, and I'd recommend using a body exfoliant to aid the removal.

Overall, I'm pleased with the results. My hair was less tangly (although not completely tangle-free) and easier to comb through. Once it was dry you could definitely see and feel a difference. It looked healthier, felt a lot softer and was more moisturised and just looked really nourished and shiny, like it had a good feed! The ends don't look as ratty and the hairstyles I'm wearing in the two days since are looking better because the lengths of my hair are soft and coming together more. Unfortunately my hairdryer decided to shit itself a quarter of the way through blow-drying (I only got my fringe done) so I can't comment on volume, as I really need my hairdryer to create volume after washing my hair. I've since added my favourite Batiste Dry Shampoo XXL Volume to the roots, and it's now looking as full as I can normally get it. I'm not going to be paranoid about hair masks after using this, as it didn't make my hair go limp and flat, even without the use of a hairdryer. I made an emergency trip to the shops and bought a new one in case you were wondering, because I cannot be without my hairdryer! (This is why I will never go camping, lol).

All products from this brand are vegan friendly and aren't tested on animals. Yay!

Hair&Me Hair Rejuvenation Treatment is $19.95 for 90ml

*Disclaimer: This product was provided for editorial consideration. No payment was received. This review is my honest opinion.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Just Desserts Part 2!

Another round of School Holidays, another mini-break in the city! I've been so lucky with prizes lately. I had a $500 accommodation voucher left over from another prize, so my husband and I stayed at the Rendezvous Adelaide (a 5 star hotel!) for a couple of nights. We also had over $100 in hotel credit at our disposal, as the accommodation alone didn't quite reach $500. Hello expensive buffet breakfast and room service! You can check out all the desserts we ate on our last mini-break weekend here (Wordless Wednesday: Just Desserts). But for now, I present to you, the latest round of sweet treats (with some fruit at the end to ease my guilt)!

Lime Sorbet, Apple Pie Icecream & Walnut Sticky Date with Caramel Sauce Icecream - Gelatissimo
Flourless Orange Cake, Candied Orange, Double Cream & Ginger Glaze - Rendezvous Hotel
Picnic Cheesecake - a stall in the Adelaide Central Markets, can't recall which one!
Various desserts - Asador Lunch Buffet at La Boca Bar & Grill
Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pie - St Louis House of Fine Icecream & Dessert
Wild Strawberry Waffle - St Louis House of Fine Icecream & Dessert
Watermelon and Blood Orange - Hotel Rendezvous continental breakfast
Passionfruit and strawberries - Hotel Rendezvous continental breakfast

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Review: Maggie Beer Apricot Jam!*

Recently I was contacted about jam. Maggie Beer's Apricot Jam*, to be precise. Would I like to try some? Umm, yes please! After trialling and reviewing the delicious Maggie Beer Soup range (see my Review here), I was not passing this opportunity up!

From the Maggie Beer website: "A traditional preserve made with ripe, seasonal fruit. Apricot jam made this way should be given pride of place in an elaborate breakfast. Spread generously onto thick pieces of wholemeal toast with lashings of unsalted butter, slathered with jam so full of fruit that you need to press it down to make it stay on the toast."

The only disappointment with this Maggie Beer Apricot Jam is that the jar isn't big enough! The taste is sweet, delicious and bursting with flavour. The consistency is chunky, thick and resplendent with large, juicy apricot pieces. The apricots in this jam are so big I actually think they're full-sized or possibly halved apricots. Never before have I experienced a jam that contains such large pieces of fruit. Can a product taste gourmet? I don't know, but this jam just tastes yummy and better than the usual jams you buy from the supermarket.

The ingredients in this product are Fresh Apricot (49%), Sugar, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Vegetable Gum (Pectin).

Maggie Beer also makes Burnt Fig Jam and Raspberry & Pomegranate Jam and sells a trio called Jam Packed which contains Seville Marmalade. Interestingly, Jam Packed costs $29.90, but if you buy the three products it contains separately you'll only pay $29.85. That's five cents cheaper! Get onto this anomaly, Maggie Beer team! LOL.

How do you like your jam? Scones with jam and cream were met with great enthusiasm in my house, especially with thick Dollop cream. Yum! I also tried out this Apricot Jam on hot crumpets and English Muffins for breakfast, which made my mornings a bit special compared to the usual Vegemite on toast.

I found this recipe for Apricot Jam Fool With Almond And Rosemary Crisp on the Maggie Beer website and thought I'd include it for the Masterchefs out there!

Photo Credit: photo taken from the Maggie Beer website

Apricot Jam Fool With Almond And Rosemary Crisp
(recipe courtesy of

2/3 cup mascarpone
1 cup thickened cream
1/2 cup Apricot Jam
50ml Verjuice
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup flaked almonds
1 tspn rosemary, finely chopped

1. Preheat oven to 180C.

2. To make the almond crisp, place the Verjuice, brown sugar, almonds and rosemary in a bowl and toss to combine.

3. Spread the almond mixture evenly on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

4. Bake for 9 minutes then rotate the tray and cook for another 9 minutes, watching to make sure the sugar does not burn.

5. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool, then break into shards.

6. Place the thickened cream into a mixing bowl and whisk until a soft peak. Fold through the mascarpone until combined.

7. To serve place ½ the cream mixture into the serving glasses then add ½ of the jam.

8. Repeat the layers finishing with apricot jam on the top.

9. Place shards of the almond and rosemary crisp on top along with rosemary to garnish


Apricot Jam is available from the Maggie Beer website, $9.95 for 285g.

*Disclaimer: This product was provided for consideration. No payment was received. Apricot Fool recipe and photo credit to the Maggie Beer website. This review is my honest opinion, as always.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015


Hey guys!

I won two double passes to LOVE & MERCY however it's no longer showing near me. Instead of letting them go to waste I thought I'd give them away to two of you! The passes are valid in Australia only and please check the movie is still screening in your area before entering!

This is a quick giveaway ending on Monday 20 July, because I want to post them ASAP. Two winners drawn Monday, head on over to  Max The Unicorn Facebook page to enter! Good Luck!

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Oh My, It's Lush Christmas In July!

I'm never organised enough to host a Christmas in July party/dinner/whatever the hell people do (I don't even do that for real Christmas), but when Lush released a bunch of their iconic products from Christmases past recently, it got me feeling kind of festive. There are 12 products in total, all Limited Editions, and they are available at Lush until July 22. I was lucky enough to be sent Eggsnog Lip Balm and Candy Mountain Bubble Bar to try, but you can also get your hands on the following festive favourites:

- Snow Fairy Shower Gel (very sweet candyfloss scent, a cult product that I talked about here)
- Rose Jam Shower Gel (highly recommended, smells amazing. See my review here)
- So White Shower Gel (crisp apple scented, very refreshing. See my mini-review here)
- Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb (patchouli and black pepper. I haven't tried this one)
- Golden Wonder Bath Bomb (orange and champagne. Another one I've never tried)
- Luxury Lush Pud Bath Bomb (lavender and ylang ylang. Never tried!)
- Baked Alaska Soap (lemon myrtle. Not my favourite Lush soap).
- Snow Angel Bath Melt (rose absolute and cocoa butter. Have not tried)
- Christmas Kisses Bubble Bar (spicy scent, similar to Hot Toddy shower gel. Haven't tried, although I do like Hot Toddy)
- Celebrate Body Lotion (orange, lime and cognac scents. See my review here)

Eggsnog Lip Balm*

From the tin: 'Warm up frosty lips with kisses tasting of hazelnut and cinnamon.'

When I first opened the little tin, Eggsnog was quite hard on the surface and the only way to get some out was by scraping it off with the back of my fingernail. The colour appeared slightly white, but when I rubbed it into my lips, it went clear. The formula seems to contain tiny silvery particles that shimmer nicely when applied. I think the end result is subtle, yet flattering. Upon subsequent uses, the product seems to have softened in the tin and now it's really easy to just glide my finger across to get some balm out. I'm finding Eggsnog very moisturising, and my lips feel soft, smooth and nourished. The scent is a bit unusual, but I like it for something different to most other lip balms at the moment! The ingredients include hazelnut and walnut oils for protection, cocoa, shea and murumuru butters for moisturisation, lemon oil to tone and vanilla absolute to add a dash of sweetness to the mix! The only negative for me is I'm not a fan of the packaging. These tins are a bit fiddly to open sometimes because it's hard to get a grip of the bottom section to facilitate screwing the lid off.

Candy Mountain Bubble Bar*

Lush: 'Make bath time a little sweeter with this pink peak of a bubble bar. Crumble under running water for mountains of glistening bubbles topped with a magical pink mist.'

From the moment I first opened the box, the sweet fragrance of Candy Mountain hit me! This product is strongly-scented, but luckily, the smell is absolutely divine. It literally fills the whole room. I had the brilliant (but not revolutionary) idea of running a bath for my son and using half of the bar, and saving the other half for myself. I'm so glad I did, because half is more than enough to produce a multitude of bubbles (see photo below) and a delightful aroma. I haven't had the chance to try this myself yet, but trust me, being there while Mr. 7 is bathing is akin to being in the bath myself anyway. The information sheet describes the fragrance as similar to Rock Star soap, but my husband, son and I all agreed it smells exactly like Snow Fairy shower gel (we have gone through a lot of Snow Fairy in this house, so everyone is familiar with its fairy floss-like sweetness). I highly recommend picking up Candy Mountain if you love the sweet smell of candy or fairy floss; for $6.95 you can get two pretty pink bubble-filled baths out of it and make your bathroom (and yourself!) smell amazing at the same time.

Lush Eggsnog Lip Balm is $9.95
Lush Candy Mountain Bubble Bar is $6.95
Christmas in July limited editions are available until 22 July.

*Disclaimer: Both products were provided for consideration. No payment was received for this post. These reviews are my honest opinion, as always. For more information, please see the Disclosure section.

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Mani: Essence I Love Trends The Pastels Matte Nails!

I had a bit of a nail crisis recently, when three nails decided to break within the space of a few days. And by 'break' I mean really short, as in down to the quick. I bit the bullet and filed the whole lot short to match and went for a specifically non-red colour. You can basically see the top of my fingers at this point. Hey, they'll grow back, what can you do, right?

I've been loving budget brand Essence lately, however this is my first product fail, mainly in the sense that I don't think matte nails are for me. I love this pretty pastel peach colour and I think the shade name 'I'm So Fluffy' is pretty darn cute, but I'm not in love with this formula. The first coat was terribly uneven, so a second coat was definitely in order. The polish dried quite quickly as well, so this was not exactly a relaxing manicure! The matte finish is just horrible, flat and ugly, in my opinion. I literally couldn't take it and glossed it up with the addition of my OPI Top Coat. This saved it for me and now I like how it looks. But I will never buy matte nail polish again, because, well, I hate it.

Products Used:
Essence I Love Trends The Pastels matte nail polish in I'm So Fluffy
OPI Top Coat

Matte finish, before the addition of top coat

With OPI top coat, in natural sunlight

Disclaimer: Essence was bought by me and the OPI I won. All thoughts are my honest opinion, as always.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Wordless Wednesday: Burger Foundry!

172 Henley Beach Road
Torrensville SA
1/7/2015, after the Mister Maker show!

Beef Burgers, baby!

Blue Steel Burger with added crispy smoked bacon

Kids Chicken Burger Meal and partial photobomb

Rocky Mountain High Burger with Onion Rings

Rocky Mountain High Beef Burger

Onion Rings FTW!

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Monday, July 6, 2015

LUSH Fresh Face Masks: Cosmetic Warrior & BB Seaweed!*

My skin has been through a lot lately, from breakouts to a rare period of dryness, so I was happy to be invited by Lush to come in-store and select a couple of their Fresh Face Masks to try out! I already knew I wanted Cosmetic Warrior to address my blemishes and soothe my stressed out skin, but the Sales Assistant was very helpful when I was tossing up between Oatifix and BB Seaweed for my second mask. She talked me through the benefits of each whilst applying Oatifix to one hand and BB Seaweed to the other. In the end, I decided upon BB Seaweed, as it seemed like a great all-rounder. Here are my thoughts on these two products!

Cosmetic Warrior Fresh Face Mask*

Lush say: "A superhero face mask to combat spots, cleanse dirt, calm and soothe all troubled skins. Antiseptic fresh garlic and tea tree essential oil, reinforced with deeply cleansing kaolin and fresh grapes, are aided by softening honey and free-range eggs."

Cosmetic Warrior fresh face mask

In true Beauty Blogger style, I applied Cosmetic Warrior to one side of my face and BB Seaweed to the other, so I could directly compare them. The above photo shows the Cosmetic Warrior mask side. This is pretty much the perfect mask for me right now. I've been dealing with persistent breakouts that I finally cleared up with the Paula's Choice Clear Kit, but because that was Extra Strength, it dried my normally oily/combination skin out! This Lush mask is gentle, soothing and perfect for troubled skin. OK, so it doesn't smell great (unlike the chocolatey Lush Cupcake mask), but the breakout-busting ingredients like tea tree oil, garlic, kaolin and honey are working overtime to calm and de-stress the skin, so to me, it's worth it. This mask has a smooth consistency, and afterwards my skin was very soft to the touch! Areas of redness were significantly reduced, particularly on the Cosmetic Warrior side (compared to the BB Seaweed side). My pores were reduced and my skin appeared brighter and recharged. I love this mask and would definitely purchase it to combat future breakouts.

BB Seaweed Fresh Face Mask*

Lush say: "Relaxing and reviving, mineral-rich mask to cleanse, soften and beautify all skins. This blend, inspired by the sea, contains fresh and nutritious seaweed and seaweed absolute. Cleansing kaolin, antiseptic honey, calming aloe vera and rose absolute make this a great mask for everyone."

BB Seaweed fresh face mask

I'm not going to lie, BB Seaweed smells even worse than Cosmetic Warrior. But you don't get these masks for the fragrance, that's what the Lush soaps and shower gels are for! I see these masks as a way to address my skincare concerns and improve my complexion. Besides, you only leave these masks on for 5 - 10 minutes, a huge plus if you're in a hurry. BB Seaweed is the chunkier of the two masks, containing seaweed, kaolin and aloe vera, amongst other reviving and beautifying ingredients. BB Seaweed is more of an all-rounder mask, and would be suitable for anyone looking for a deep-cleansing, yet relaxing and calming experience. The added bonus of this mask is the tiny gritty particles in it mean you get a little exfoliation action going as you wash it off! Again, my skin was left lovely and smooth, soft and refined, with tighter pores and a brighter appearance. My skin was slightly drier on the Cosmetic Warrior side than the BB Seaweed side, although the difference was barely noticeable. After applying moisturiser and a light coverage foundation, my general complexion looked better than it normally does (without using the masks first).

These Lush masks are preservative-free and packed with fresh, active ingredients, so you need to keep them chilled. It's best to store them in the fridge between uses and finish your mask pot within three weeks.

Both are $13.95 for 60g, available in-store and online (Lush recommend Express Post)

*Disclaimer: Both products were provided by Lush for consideration. I wasn't paid for this post. All thoughts are my honest opinion. Please refer to the Disclosure page if you require further information.

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Friday, July 3, 2015

A Spot of Shopping!

I had an appointment in the city yesterday, which basically meant one thing: shopping! I only had 1.5 hours free before my lunch date with hubby, then the return bus trip to pick up my son from school, but it's amazing what you can do in a limited amount of time if you rarely get into the city!

La Prairie Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster free sample pack

First stop, the David Jones beauty counters. Specifically, the La Prairie section to ask if the Anti-Aging Rapid Response Booster samples were in. YES THEY WERE! I think the lady remembered me, my email offer and my enthusiastic questions about the Skin Caviar range from last time (see Free Samples: You Beauty!). I was pleasantly surprised to find an Anti-Aging Eye and Lip Contour Cream in the sample packet, too! I can't wait to try these two out. I'm already in love with the eye cream samples she gave me last time although the price tag can eat a bag of dicks (Skin Caviar Luxe Eye Lift Cream, $380 for 20ml).

I then went over and smelled the YSL Paris perfumes. Parisienne is one of my all-time favourite scents. I noticed a pink-coloured Paris (not Baby Doll, which I find sickly sweet) and the Sales Assistant said it was a Limited Edition release (Premieres Roses I later discovered thanks to the Google machine). She tried to sell it to me, but I took the sample she sprayed onto a pink ribbon instead!

Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation sample in Cool Bone

I then hit up Estee Lauder and enquired about the Double Wear foundation. I got colour-matched, and the Sales Assistant applied some along my jaw-line after removing some of my makeup. I internalised my psychological trauma and coped by asking 1637 questions about my undertones, because I'll be buggered if I can work out what they are! Apparently, I'm cool and neutral. Hey, you don't have to tell me I'm cool. lololol. She gave me a generous sample of Double Wear in Cool Bone to try out. Can't wait to see how it compares to my everyday foundation, Revlon Colorstay.

Various sparkly earrings from Lovisa

Hello Lovisa! When you enter a jewellery store, what do you make a beeline for? My eye goes straight to the earrings. And the '3 for $10' rack! I spent way too long perusing the shiny pieces, and finally decided upon six items, which would set me back only $20. Most of them had multiple earrings on them too, so I was pretty chuffed. 

Priceline haul: loving nude shades lately!

Priceline next, to redeem the '$10 off when you spend $50 or more in the Gawler Place store' email offer I had received. I'm completely shocked and amazed that I managed to resist getting the recent SkinCare Bag deal, like so shocked and amazed that I went ahead and spent $50 on this offer without a second thought. Hang on, aren't I supposed to be resisting these deals, because I don't need anything? Aah, stuff it. It only came to $40 after the offer anyway. Here's what I got:

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair Clair
Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Honey Beige
Clean & Clear Advantage Fast Clearing Spot Gel
Essence Blush Up! in Heat Wave
Essence Long-Lasting Lipstick in Oh So Matt!
Essence I <3 Trends Nail Polish in I'm So Fluffy

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Goals!

May I interest you in a pat, neighbourhood kitty?

Last month I posted my first ever monthly goal post, June Goals. The idea, for me anyway, is to use the monthly goal list to accomplish larger or more complicated tasks, as opposed to the easier to achieve items on my daily To Do list. I like this idea, because I'm held accountable when I know my plans are immortalised on the blog. I was especially conscious of speed-completing a few June goals in the last few days of the month! Here's how I went...

  • Create spreadsheet for beauty staples with dates, stockists and best prices ~ NOPE
  • Plant bulbs in front garden (or pay someone else to do it) ~ YES! Did it ourselves on 27th June with absolutely no gardening experience.
  • Get kitchen totally clean including fridge clear-out and cupboards re-organised ~ HAHAHA NO. Cleaned one bench-top, though.
  • Sort through entire makeup collection and toss, store or give away items accordingly ~ NO, but I've started
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes every weekday (doesn't include school drop-off and pick-up walks!) ~ NO :(
  • Dine at a restaurant I've never been to before!  ~ NO
  • Read a book. Do not give up on your GoodReads Book Challenge! ~ YES! Read Puberty Blues and hated every word of it.
  • Book an appointment to get the flu injection ~ YES (jabbed on June 30, lol).
  • Find your goddamn purple jumper. You can do it! ~ YES (in true last minute style on June 30).
  • Watch five movies (cinema, DVD or Netflix) ~ YES! I saw Kingsman: The Secret Service, Madagascar, The Great Gatsby, Cats & Dogs and Inside Out.

Summary - 5/10 with two goals in progress.

And now for my July Goals!

  • Create spreadsheet for beauty staples with dates, stockists and best prices
  • Dine at a restaurant I've never been to before!
  • Clear/clean a second kitchen bench-top (whole kitchen goal was too ambitious)
  • Set up a Letterboxd account and make some movie lists!
  • Publish 10 blog posts in July!
  • Make a new (never cooked before) dish every Wednesday, from a recipe.
  • Read one book (something better than Puberty Blues)
  • Find and pat a cat!
  • Exercise for 30 minutes every Tuesday and Thursday
  • Shopping Spree! Buy new jeans and long-sleeved tops

What are your goals for July?