April 2, 2019

March Reflections.

Goodbye March, did you even exist because I swear it was January last week?! I’ve done so many variations of posts looking back over the past month from monthly achievements, 10 things that made me smile during that month, monthly favourites, monthly empties and probably some others I’ve forgotten and I don’t know, I guess I just get bored of them quickly so say hi to my latest variation of monthly posts, aptly named “Monthly Reflections”.

Achievements:

|| Painted the downstairs bathroom

I have really been stuck in a rut with the whole house decorating malarky but the sun has given me my mojo back a bit and I managed to paint the whole thing in like an hour. Also, how much nicer is matt paint? I’m probably going to regret using matt in a bathroom but it was so much easier to apply and didn’t streak half as much as the eggshell or silk finishes I’ve used in the other rooms and it was literally dry in less time than it took to paint I was so impressed! It also didn’t smell as bad? Not sure if that is because it was a much lighter shade than I’ve used before or if it was because its matt but it was a pleasant surprise all the same.

|| Upcycled my coffee table

Apparently, I do nothing at all decorating wise or everything at once. This had been on my to-do list for ages but I wasn’t 100% sure I really wanted to paint it because it is such a giant heavy piece of furniture and I didn’t want to ruin it basically, haha. The kids play with their toys on the top and it has taken the varnish off so I got Ben to sand the entire thing down and I last minute painted the bottom in Valspar Nana’s Pearls which is a super light barely there shade of pink and I absolutely love it! I cannot tell you how pleased I am with how this turned out! I was originally going to varnish it up because I love how rustic the sanded wooden top looks so I’m just going to leave that as it is.

|| Painted our entrance hall

Apparently, I have an all or nothing attitude when it comes to DIY and decorating because for three days straight now I’ve been painting something and I plan to paint something else tomorrow if I’m not dead. This makes everything paint-wise downstairs complete, minus the lower part of the stairs but I am so not looking forward to breaking my neck doing that so I’m putting it off for as long as possible. We also aren’t entirely sure what we want to do, we have a few ideas but they’re quite “different” so I’m a bit scared haha.

|| Planted a whole bunch of stuff

I’ve been trying super hard to “give back” to the Earth because quite frankly, humans suck, including myself. I have sucked, and still suck in lots of places but I’m trying. I have planted a whole bunch of stuff over the last few months but this month I’ve planted, three strawberry mint plants, a climbing rose and bought a jasmine plant that will also go outside at some point. My daffodils are blooming, the lavender I planted last year is starting to shoot more leaves, my honeysuckle is going mad and I have one singular crocus that has bloomed. Plants are my crack.

“Say crack again”
“Crack”.

|| Rebranded my blog

Technically this happened on 2nd April but I’m including it here because I’m still writing this post so no hate plz. After the whole Pipdig being shady af scandal I decided that for peace of mind I would change my theme. I won’t lie, I loved Pipdig themes, they’re so pretty and easy to navigate etc etc but ultimately I didn’t want to stay because I’d be constantly worried they’d fuck my shit up basically seeing as they have been partaking in some super shady shit and I’m just not here for that. I got this beaut theme from Kotryna Bass and I am in love with it. She has loads of lovely themes for super reasonable prices. This cost me the equivalent of £37 which is pretty cheap in terms of WordPress themes so great all round!

|| Got myself out of a mental valley of shit

This is probably the most achieved achievement for March. Somehow I found myself in a really low, shitty place for a variety of reasons and also for nothing in particular but to cut a long story short I have managed to get out the other side and although I’m not 100% okay yet, I’m feeling a lot lighter than I was a few weeks ago. More on that another time maybe.

Last Months Goals

001. Go to bed earlier – LOL didn’t happen.

002. Bake more – Did happen, sort of. I have baked a couple of times with the kids.

003. Take more time out – Kind of happened but not because I wanted to as such but because I wasn’t mentally capable of dealing with the online world as well as real life.

004. Read more – Also didn’t happen. I kind of listened to my audiobook a bit but I haven’t read much at all this month.

005. Be proactive about my mental health – This happened. But only because I got to crisis level. I always do that; never ask for help until I really fucking need it and I need to work on that.

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