May Recap

May is always a bit of a nothing month for me, but it was still an enjoyable time. I love the weather at this time of the year, and I’m trying to embrace the cold as much as possible. Here’s what we got up to during the month.

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We went to BamBamBoo a few times throughout the month, but to be honest we’re both feeling a bit over dumplings. I’m sure that craving will return in full force in a month or so. I’ve fully embraced the Snapchat world. Add me, if you’re on there (my username is jessieleehurt).

I love Saturday morning planning sessions. I always write out a list of things I want to do over the weekend and cross them off as I go. We started working out together around 4-5 times a week, which has been great for both of us. Having us both do it ensures we find the time to do it, rather than making an excuse to skip it. I’ve always found having a workout buddy really beneficial, and although it’s been suggested to me that having a partner be that buddy is not a good idea, it works for us.

I bought a blender! Smoothies galore. I absolutely could NOT get into this book. I’ve had to set it aside for a while (which I hate doing), but hope to pick it up again and finish it before the year is out. I am doing so badly on my 50 Book Challenge, guys. So badly.

This gluten free blueberry jam is delicious. I bought it from iHerb. We went BOWLING! It was a lot of fun, and I had to take a picture of the scoreboard for prosperity.

I posted a review of this product last week, and it’s been a huge game changer for me. I’m so glad to have it in my beauty cupboard. I tried winged eyeliner for the first time in about a year, and it was not a fail. Good times.

Sebastian had leg surgery during the month, and while he was starving to death (having fasted since 8am) and waiting to be taken into the operating room, I was feasting on gluten free burgers at Typika with my parents. #girlfriendoftheyear We celebrated one of my best friend’s hens nights during the month, and I ate this delicious chicken dish as part of the celebrations. Yum.

I smashed a Stila palette, and I’m still not over it. Two of the great loves of my life.

We’re currently living through a choc chip cookie obsession. It’s a dire situation, and we may need some kind of intervention. Benny Boy!

I tried this vanilla flavoured Canadian Ginger Ale during the month, and to be honest it tasted a LOT like medicine. I couldn’t even finish the can, so Sebastian did (he liked it). I’ve been buying some new workout gear lately in an attempt to get me in the mood to workout (it helps, trust me). Target had some really cute tanks for sale at a really reasonable price, so I picked this one up.

I needed to re-order some of my Paula’s Choice staples, but I also picked up the Retinol Serum that I’m already in love with. Isn’t it funny how different brands have different ideas of what “ivory” is?

Kmart have been killing it lately. This super cute work blouse was only $12! Madness. A new restaurant opened up near my work last month, and we decided to have lunch there one Monday. This Popcorn Brittle SemiFreddo was possibly the best dessert I’ve ever had. Amazing.

April Recap

For me, April is all about celebrating Easter and A LOT of family birthdays. April also seems to be the beginning point in the year where we all suddenly realise how quickly time is passing, and panic a little bit. Well, at least I know I do. Here’s a review of how I spent my time in April.

Easter means chocolate! I put together these little pouches of chocolate eggs for my team, and reaped the rewards through a lot of chocolate gifts on my own. The day before Easter break is always powered by chocolate, and I’m not complaining. The unavoidable sugar crash can be a bit of a struggle though. I’m lucky enough to date someone who is a bit of a romantic, and received these beautiful roses after having a bit of a bad week. What a sweetheart. Pepsi was excited for Easter, and didn’t even realise it! We received this magnetic whiteboard from a local real estate agent and it’s provided us with a lot of opportunities for fun.

My sister made a delicious baileys mudcake (with maltesers, of course) for our Good Friday family BBQ. Good times, good times. I finally dug my Rebecca Minkoff Hudson Mini Moto handbag out of my wardrobe and dusted it off for the Autumn/Winter season. I love this colour so much. I made caramel slice for our Easter Sunday family lunch, and it was a great success as always. So much sugar. So much. Ben enjoyed the festivities, even though he’s not allowed to have chocolate.

On one of our afternoon walks around the neighbourhood I noticed that two of the streets nearby are called Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. My fellow Australians would get this reference. It’s even more fitting as we live near a lot of Banksia trees (who else was terrified of the Banksia Men as a child?). I introduced Sebastian to a card game I used to play with my great grandmother whenever I would go to her house. As it turns out, playing cards is a really fun way to spend an evening away from technology. Sebastian went back to Adelaide during the month for work, and I made the most of him being away and cooked PRAWNS for dinner. Yum. So delicious. He hates most seafood (except for some kinds of fish), so I rarely eat it anymore. This was a nice little treat. Perth looks lovely first thing in the morning, doesn’t it?

My work team had our second night out together during the month, and we kicked it off with drinks at Bar Lafayette. Such a cool location, I’ll definitely be heading back there again in the future. Colouring in became a favourite pastime of mine this month. We’ve visited BamBamBoo way more times than I’d like to admit. It’s firmly cemented it’s place as our favourite restaurant in Perth. The prawn hargao dumplings are to die for delicious. My dad, brother, and sister all celebrate their birthdays in April but of course they all flew to Bali to celebrate. Without me. Woe. We got together once everyone was back and had a family lunch on ANZAC day, and dad had my pop and great-grandfather Norman’s medals out on display for the grandkids to have a look at.

I got one good thing out of my entire family going away on holiday without me. Vodka. Look how thrilled we are to be going on “staycation”! I was a lucky girl twice in one month it seems. Two beautiful bunches of red roses given to me by Sebastian. What a guy. Oh, and I self-gifted myself some more stickers from Alex Studio. The drinks ones will probably last me forever because I never go out drinking.