Mum at Garie Beach

I know we are relatively close to the end of January, but after reading everyone's 2015 reflection posts (which I enjoyed immensely) I am now inspired to create a post of my own... not that I have achieved much in 2015.. but here are some moments!

Y A Y moments...
Port Douglas

Great Barrier Reef

Port Douglas

Last September my partner and I travelled to Port Douglas and snorkelled for the first time (I honestly thought I was gonna die, even with a noodle). Port Douglas re-kindled my love for beaches and beachy holidays... and prior to that I worked for 1.5 years straight with 1.5 weeks off. CRAZY.

See Port Douglas Travel post here.


I finally separated my food and beauty into two separate accounts on Instagram. Initially I started The Weekend Foodie was a blog, but I just couldn't find the time to keep up with two blogs and two Instagram accounts. Eventually I decided to give up food blogging. My partner is also on the account to help out!

Hair cut
Took the plunge and made the chop! I have never had my hair cut so short, it was nerve racking and regretful at first.. but it's really grown on me and I LOVE it. I feel like I can wear any wild coloured lipstick, any kinda clothes without creepy old men perving.

See hair cut post here.

N A Y moments...

Still living at home
There are pros and cons to living at home. I love my parent's company, the home cooked meals and I highly appreciate their thoughtfulness and organisation. I do miss having my own space and privacy... being able to walk around in my underpants and do some serious shower karaoke. I will be leaving home at the end of this year and moving into my own little space! I am very excited!

Still unable to cook (food - I can't live off my baked goods!)
I can bake O.K, I bake healthy and tend not to use any sugar or butter (I know, it's difficult!). But I can't live on sweet, baked goods! I still rely on mum's home cooking or have breakfast stacks on toast at night.

Still on my green Ps
I've been meaning to print out all 100 pages of the DQT manual.... I just haven't got around to doing it :( I'm aiming to get my full license in March, it feels so impossible because I haven't "studied" for 2 years and... well.. I'm just lazy!

What's installed for 2 0 1 6 ?

I'm taking two trips this year, one is already booked and the second one is pending. I'll let you guys know the destination in due time! The second trip involves large bodies of water and a LOT of beach.

MORE FOOD and exercise
I've noticed that my metabolism has dropped now that I'm in my mid 20s. I use to be able to eat ANYTHING and wake up with a flat stomach the next morning. These days, I actually have my exercise, I went to the gym for the third time in my life on the weekend and will definitely be doing that a lot more often.

Even though we see each other two days per week and talk every night for the last 4 years, I feel that couple's bonding time is still necessary. I feel like I personally need to make more of an effort to take interest in my partner's interests (whether it's music, movies or TV shows).

Tell me about your 2015 and your plans for 2016!


  1. Such a great post Lily! Cutting your hair short was definitely a YAY moment, it looks so great on you I hope you keep it for a while! I can pretty much relate to you on every NAY moment, I am also still living that Green P's, at home, not going to the gym enough life hahaha - I think we need all the motivation we can get this year! Thanks for sharing! xx

    Chantalle | cece & grace

  2. I love your reflections! I've been on my Ls for almost 3 years but I think 2016 will be the year that I finally get my Reds after so long! I've moved out of home temporarily for uni and I love the freedom that comes with it but I still miss home :)


  3. You guys are cute! I didn't know you couldn't cook either! My husband does all that for me, haha. Looking forward to hearing about your upcoming trips!

  4. Great post!! You had some wonderful times last year. I still visit my parents for their home cooked food from time to time as I miss their traditional Chinese food! Hubby and I hate the effort of cooking lol. I'm also seeing a slow weight gain now I've passed mid-20s eep! Gotta stop eating so much! I can't wait to see what 2016 brings you!

    xo Kat @ Katness

  5. love the pictures and your new hair cut,,,good luck with moving out,,i remember when i first moved out I was only 19 and naive,,,but happy i did because I learn a lot after moving out from my parents home,,,,

    Varinder Makeupmeandyoyo

  6. Great post. Good luck in all the things you want to do in 2016 - they're all pretty achievable! xx

    Jasmine / sweetaholic-beauty.com

  7. Lovely post :) Excited to see what 2016 has in store for you and your blog!

    we are dannah | australian lifestyle and travel blog

  8. Love the idea of a reflections post, can't wait to see how 2016 pans out!

  9. love this do you find separating your instagrams, I have just start a new blog and i was just going to intertwine my travel and lifestyle blog into my beauty one.

    Lauren | www.lifewithlozzn.com


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