Looking Back on 2017 (May-Aug)

Yesterday, I looked back on January to April, today it’s all about May to August! Otherwise known as the birthday months for most of my family.

May

Enjoying the last sunny days, we headed out to the new restaurant that people kept talking about. Comes & Goes. We stopped by for brunch, and their creations were really stunning!

We also celebrated my Dad’s birthday! We had dinner, gifts, hung out, took selfies and all that fun stuff.

Blogging wise I reached 500 followers which was mind blowing at the time!

June

The official start of winter for us. Which was a bummer as on the blog, everyone kept sharing pictures and posts about summer. The plus side of the weather being cooler is that it does motivate me to get moving. One weekend, I even walked the trek up to Mt Victoria!

This was also when we celebrate my brother, Andrew’s birthday!

Near the end of the month we also celebrated my mum’s birthday a week early (her birthday is in July) as Jo and Tibor came down to Wellington. So it was double the celebration this month!

The end of the month ended on a celebration for me as we finally received all the photos from our wedding! I had been waiting for these since March so it was really exciting!

July

By now, every weekend was spent going to open houses. It was starting to wear on us as we had put offers on many houses by now, and kept losing out. This month, we finally were able to buy a house!

This month was also huge for my blog. I reached 1000 followers and hosted a huge blog party! Since going self-hosted the likes and views reset, but the crazy amount of comments stayed!!

I also finally decided to go self-hosted, which was huge for me! I’m glad I went for it, even though I was so confused along the way. It did feel like the right time to make the jump for my blog. I’ve since updated how my site’s theme again, but I’m really happy with the current one!

I also took part in the Thrift List that Kali was doing this month. It brought back my love of checking out thrift stores which I’m so happy with it!

August

The month of my sister’s birthday.

In terms of life, we were just sorting things for our new house. I did also buy a new pair of glasses as I was bored of my old pair.

Speaking of changing up my look, I also cut my hair as I felt it was getting too long.

The middle months of the year were very quiet on our end. We were just chugging along with our daily lives, bearing through the cold seasons. The one huge thing though, was obviously buying a house!

Angela.

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16 comments
  1. Loving your recaps! 😄

    1. Thanks Emma 😀

  2. Aaw another big moment, getting your house! Love seeing your monthly recaps x

    1. It really was! I’m glad you’re loving the posts Dannii 😀

  3. Happy New Year! Your glasses and haircut look so great (:

  4. Buying a house – what a huge high the last year has been about, Angela. Happy new year girl! I have missed most posts on my feed but I hope to catch up now. May this year bring you enough highs to tide you over the lows. xx

    1. 2017 definitely had more highs than lows! Here’s hoping the trend continues 🙂

      1. Make it 🙂 xx

  5. So lovely to look back on your fave moments from May to August of 2017 😊 xx

    1. Thanks Amelia! 2017 was so huge, I wanted to break it up into a few posts haha 😀

      1. It’s okay and yeah i can imagine xx

  6. Your house looks so quaint and adorable. I remember the move to self-hosting and the panic attacks that ensued, haha. Glad that’s over for you darling! xx

    1. Thank you Lyz! It’s definitely the perfect house for us 🙂
      Ugh, I remember that. It sucked. But luckily my site has been running smoothly for a while now 😀

  7. Buying a house is such a big moment! I hope 2018 is good to you as well.

    1. It was huge! Thanks Diana, I hope you have a great 2018 too 🙂

      1. You’re welcome and thank you! 🙂

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