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An Idea

Hello everyone! Welcome to my Monday Morning post, where today I have to ask you all.

Over the weekend, I was working on certain aspects of my blog – mainly behind the scenes – when I found myself thinking of ways to expand Life With Ktkinnes. An idea popped into my head.

This time last year, I came to you with the idea of a book club. Many of you pointed me towards The Girl Gang’s book club – I joined for one book and then forgot clean about it! Hopefully this idea won’t be the same.

By now, you probably just want to know what the idea was so here goes:

I am considering creating printables for you lovely people – a mix of puzzle sheets (think wordsearch, sudoku, spot the different), colouring in pages, quotes, and the likes. Maybe even make my own food/exercise tracking booklet for anyone on Weight Watchers or Slimming World, or even just tracking what you have yourself! This is where you all come in.

I would LOVE it if you could let me know what you think of this idea. I’ve created a short survey, and I would really really appreciate it if you could fill it in for me. If you’ve any suggestions, feel free to leave them below!


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Thank you for your help!

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Friday Favourites: Abbey

And we’re back once again for another Friday Favourite! It’s been a strange week, and I am very much aware that once again I am posting this late, but I really wanted to get that Too Long post out first, so I hope you don’t mind another Friday Favourite appearing on a Sunday.

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2017: Half Way Through

Oh wow, time has certainly flown since I last wrote this type of a post!


April summary


May summary


June Summary


So through the busy last few months, shall we have a look at how my goals have been going?



  1. Lose 2 stone in weight. That’s 28 pounds across 12 months. 2 and a half a month roughly. Perfectly doable.
    I’m not sure if you remember but I’ve decided to not focus on the numbers when it comes to weight loss. As long as I feel comfortable and healthy then I’m happy and isn’t that the main thing?
  2. Save money.
    I’m not sure how well saving is going, between being home over Easter (saving money) and then it being exam time so not much socialising, I should’ve saved. However, when we did do things, it always cost money, and I did spend a week of doing exciting stuff with Jordanne in my last week in Glasgow. So while I probably saved some money, I also spent quite a bit at other times.
  3. Become more confident.
    Can I judge this? I don’t know. But for the first time in forever (anyone else singing? Cos I sure am now!) I am beginning to feel okay again.
  4. Read 12 books.
    We’re now half way through the year, so for me to be on track I need to have read 6 books by now. My count rate so far? I’ve read 7! You can find their reviews by clicking on any of the titles: You Are A Badass, The Mirror, The Twelfth Day Of July, Where She Went, Melancholy Mind (review coming soon), Happy: 50 Mindfulness and Relaxation Exercises To Boost Your Mood Every Day, Me Before You. Not bad for only 6 months, am I right?



  1. Post 2 times a week.
    I have been trying to stick to a rough schedule, and I think February has been my worst month for blogging, so it’s been a good try!
  2. Try and keep to a schedule of posts.
    Again, I have been able to stick to this plan most of the time but I missed a few in January and quite a few in February. March has been the best month so far for sticking to my ideal schedule!
  3. Reach 350 followers by the end of the year.
    Well, the last we checked in on how this goal was going, I had 364 WordPress followers, 8 email followers, and 104 Bloglovin’ followers!
    Now? Well now I have ___ WordPress followers, ___ email followers, and ____ Bloglovin’ followers!
  4. Interact with more blogs and their authors!
    Bloggers Tribe has introduced me to some amazing new bloggers and their work, and I love interacting with everyone!


  1. Pass this year and get into 3rd year.
  2. Keep on top of work.
    Since it’s now the summer, I can say I definitely tried my best with this one!
  3. Ask questions if I’m confused or need help.
    Well I didn’t do this, but _____


  1. Visit one new country.
    Well, if you remember from my post back in April, I talked about how Rachel and I were just back from Lanzarote, and Mum and Dad had just booked for the 3 of us to go to Turkey! Well, I know it’s a while away but I am so excited.
  2. Meet up with Francesca!
    Haven’t managed this yet… we’ve both been so busy with university and everything else that’s been going on, but I’m sure we can meet up sometime soon!
  3. Go on more adventures or days out
    So I think we can definitely say I’ve visited new places, gone on days out, and just generally made the most of the last 6 months. Between Kirkcaldy, Aberdeen, Dundee, Cumbernauld, Lanzarote, and now Southampton, I’ve certainly been travelling around the place a lot considering I’m a full time student and living on a student loan. And all that was just in the first 3 months! Since then, I’ve been to Portsmouth, Leeds, ____________________