Life Update: Xtend Barre, New Bedding & Blogmas

Life Update

Hello there old friend! I know I’ve been very MIA this past month but I promise I haven’t forgotten about you all. You know when life catches up to you and all of a sudden the entire month of September has whizzed by and you’re already heading into the second week of October? – Don’t even get me started on how many Friday’s there are until Christmas! Well I can safety say I have had one heck of a busy month and all is to be explained, so buckle in and put on a brew because things are about to get very rambly.

XTEND BARRE CLASSES

For almost a year now I have been dying to try out one of these famous ballet-style exercise classes and a few weeks back I finally booked myself and a friend in to one of their free open days. I was instantly obsessed… and this is coming from the girl who used to detest sports class in high school. During my two week trial I made sure to give each style of class they offered a go – Xtend Barre, HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and Pilates. It’s now coming up to my first month of being signed up and even in that short space of time I’m already feeling 100 times more positive and uplifted. I’m also sleeping better and found I have more energy – “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy” – Elle Woods. It can’t go without a mention how lovely and encouraging the two co-owners are as well as all the other ladies that attend – it really adds to the vibe of the classes. I’m so glad I’ve finally found a form of exercise that I love and feel so passionate about, plus now I have a new hobby to spend all my money on too – hello activewear my new friend! And if you’re in need of a good laugh today then you’ve gotta give this spoof video a watch.

SUMMERY BEDROOM REFRESH

We all know I’m interiors obsessed, and more so anything that resembles the Hamptons. I love nautical prints, beachy wood, crisp whites, neutral tones, the whole nine yards. For the last two years I’ve had the same bed cover and although I still adore it I thought it was time for a change-up and to give my bedroom a little refresh for summer. I picked up this gorgeous puckered white duvet on sale from the Marie Claire bedding collection (sneak peak pictured above) and had originally intended on pairing it with this cushion I found at Target. I ended up returning it along with this grey pom pom one as they just didn’t quite look right. I mean how hard can it be to find some cushions that match white bedding?! Anyways, I don’t want to put a rush on to purchase something I’m not completely in love with and so the hunt continues for those much needed pops of colour. And once I’ve got all my ducks in a row I promise to share what the final outcome looks like.

BLOGMAS

I just wanted to quickly touch on the subject of Blogmas today – Blogging + Christmas = Blogmas! I haven’t fully decided on what my upload schedule will be as I’m expecting to my swamped with work, plus I have the added factor of going on holiday for Christmas and New Years to get prepared for. I will definitely have some Christmas content going up – recipes, makeup, outfits, gift guides etc. – I’m just not sure on when and how I’m going to go about it. I may just upload it on the days I finish writing the posts and not stick to a strict schedule. I’m also hoping to get up some travel diaries of my stay in Tasmania. I plan on getting started with my Blogmas and travel posts in the next few weeks, that’s when I’ll know more and what I have in store content wise.