Podcasts, workouts, books and looks of August!

Better late than never for my August recap! I don’t really have that much to report for August though so this is going to be a short one!


I spent most of August still binge listening to Girl Next Door Podcast. I started listening to their episodes from the very beginning, which was in 2014, so I had A LOT of episodes to catch up on. I am going to be so sad when I get caught up and only hear from them every 2 weeks when new episodes drop!


I didn’t track my workouts, but I walked 10,000 steps every day in August, swam a few times, did 1-2 Fitness Blender workouts per week and went to yoga 6 times. I only know how much I went to yoga because I can check in the app I use to sign up for classes! So overall a good workout month, especially for being pregnant and I was away quite a bit in August.


I only read three (3) books in August. Dreamland Burning was by far my favourite. It is a super fast read and very relevant, I highly recommend it. Tell the Wolves I’m Home was a very well-written book, and I enjoyed the story, but it was a bit too literary and too long for me. I was ready for it to be done by the end. And Slaughterhouse Five was just a strange, strange book. Again, the writing was fantastic and it was a fast read. But the plot was just too “out there” for my taste.


I have not been very good about taking photos of my outfits this summer, but I do have two looks to share with you.

Terrible photo quality but I really liked this striped dress + jean jacket combo and got lots of comments on it when I shared it on my Instagram story! However, since taking this photo my belly has grown and this dress is now better worn as a long t-shirt with leggings, ha ha.

This was the first time I wore a scarf this year and I just really like how this outfit pulled together. It was feeling very fall-ish here at the end of August and then all of a sudden the temperature spiked in the last week and it has been almost 30 C (80 F) in the peak of the afternoon! Very warm for up north for September, but our summers are so short up here I won’t complain too much, except it has been a bit warm in our house for sleeping at night.

That said, last year we got snow on October 1, so again, not complaining 😉


My favourite photo from the month is this one of Chloe and I on the beach in Hazelton. It was so nice to spend a week in the mountains!

What were your podcasts, workouts, books and looks from August? What was your favourite photo that you took last month? 

4 Responses

  1. We are posting twins today, although I only talked about podcasts and books. I really liked The Simple Life episode about friendship. The hosts comments about how friendships are built more on shared interests than on shared experiences resonated with me. We’ve talked about this many times but as I’ve gotten older, I dedicate more time to people I have a lot in common with/people with similar values and views on life than with people that I have a long shared history with. That’s not to say that I don’t still keep in touch with college friends, I just don’t see them as often, especially since our lives are so different since they have kids in school and we don’t have kids. I wish I was like the hosts and had less guilt around friendships/how much time I invest in friendships. That’s something I continue to struggle with and I don’t see it getting any easier.

    My favorite photos were the photos we took on our camping trip! And my best book was Pachinko. The rest of the books i read were pretty ‘meh’ but so far September is off to a better start. I kind of hated the first book I read, but loved Marlena and am loving the book I”m reading now (Standard Deviation).

  2. I’m still jealous you get to wear jackets in the summer at all! So hot down here.

  3. Kelly says:

    Your bump is just SO cute. You look great!!!
    I should’ve waited until you were on maternity leave to tell you about Girl Next Door podcast! I listen to an absurd number of podcasts while home ha ha

  4. Stephany says:

    I need to check out that Girl Next Door podcast – I love fun listens like that. I feel like I’m listening to more and more “heavy” podcasts, so I need to intersperse them with lighter ones! (Just like reading, haha.)

    Your looks are great this month. Your bump is so cute!

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