August has been such a busy and exciting month for me – I’ve taken up running, I’ve found a beautiful new office for LK HQ and I’ve been trying to make the most of the amazing weather we’ve had. Here’s a round up of a few of my favourite things that I’ve been really enjoying this month!
As you all probably know by now, I’m a massive lover of peanut butter!! I love it as a topping on porridge, and also as an ingredient in so many recipes, but honestly my favourite way to eat this peanut butter is with a spoon straight out the jar! I only tried this brand of New Zealand peanut butter recently as it’s quite new over here but it’s by far the best tasting, I really can’t get enough of it!
I’m always so busy with work that I don’t really watch much TV, but recently I’ve been so hooked on the Stranger Things Netflix series. It’s a sci-fi/horror series set in the 80s and it’s the most addictive show I’ve watched in so long, I watched the whole first series in a few days and now I can’t stop recommending it to everyone! It’s been really fun to watch a series of this genre as it’s a bit different to other popular TV series, but I have found some episodes really scary and wouldn’t recommend watching it on your own late at night!!
This month I tried Dragonfly earl grey and rooibos tea and since I first tried it I’ve been absolutely obsessed! It’s such a delicious tea, which is quite strong tasting and similar in some ways to English breakfast tea, but it’s naturally caffeine free. The other thing I love about this tea is that its so much more affordable than some of the more luxury tea bags, so there’s no guilt if I have 3 cups a day! Since it’s been so hot this week, I’ve been enjoying mine iced instead of hot. To do this, I simply brew a normal cup or pot of tea, and then once it’s brewed I pour it over lots of ice – it’s the most refreshing drink!
This week I’ve been focussing loads on buying in furniture for our new office, and I’ve spent so much time scrolling through Pinterest trying to find inspiration!! One of my favourite purchases so far is some chairs we bought, I know this isn’t the most exciting August favourite but I honestly think these chairs are so cool and I’m just so excited about the new office that I couldn’t help but share!
I recently bought a pair of shorts from one of my lovely friends company, Paloma Blue, and since they arrived I’ve barely taken them off! They’re incredibly comfortable and they come in the most beautiful patterns and colours. They are designed for wearing on the beach but I like to wear mine pretty much everywhere as they look absolutely gorgeous but are also really comfortable – especially in the heat that we’ve had this week!
In last week’s blog post I was talking about how I’ve started running and I mentioned that I love listening to music when I’m running. I feel like music has been really helping with my motivation when I’m out on a run, so I bought myself a running arm band for my iPhone! I didn’t go for a super fancy one, I just ordered one off Amazon but it works perfectly, and it’s really nice to be able to run freely and listen to music without having to worry about dropping my phone.