Where You Been At?

You may have noticed that over the past month or so posts haven’t been as frequent as they normally are. Don’t worry – I’m still here and still doing stuff! Now that things are settling down a bit, I thought I would take a little minute to let y’all know what I’ve been doing and where I’ve been at.

Buying a House

Yep, you read it right – I bought a mother-effing house! It has been a long time coming; I certainly didn’t expect that when I moved back from Sydney that 6 years later I would still be at home with my parents. My financial sitch at the time didn’t lend itself to taking on a massive debt but this year I was lucky enough to have some help from a relative to get into the insanely pricey Newcastle housing market.

After the craziness of buying a house (more on that in a future post), moving and actually having to buy proper furniture, it has taken me a sec to feel chill enough to get back to the blog stuff.

Getting a Promotion

Considering the above, this new work opportunity came at the perfect time. While I enjoyed the 4 day weeks I’d been working for almost 6 years, it was definitely time to take the leap to full-time work in a more intensive role. Until my old position is filled I’ve kinda been tying up loose ends while taking on new stuff and even though it’s been hectic AF, I’m all about this new professional opp.

The move from 4 to 5 days hasn’t actually been as bad as I thought it would be. The weeks don’t feel too long at all but by the time the weekend rolls around it feels like it’s over in a flash. One of the great things about my new job is that what I’ve lost in free time I have gained in flexibility – so I’ll be able to work remotely too!

Doing Stuff Behind the Scenes

Moving meant that I didn’t have as much access to my kitchen and photography gear but also some internet downtime as well. While I haven’t been posting as actively, I’ve been preparing a lot of posts, preparing to make a few changes to the functionality of the blog and working with a few different peeps on some exciting stuff.

Taking It Easy

With those two huge life changes happening, I’ve needed to use any chance I get to do absolutely nothing. Taking snaps and writing about everything you eat and do it’s exhausting, fam! Especially when you could be spending that time sitting completely still in silence.

So anyways, that’s what’s been going on with me. What have you guys been up to?


  • Laura Tough

    Sounds like you have been up to so much! Congrats on the new house AND the promotion girl!!

    Laura || http://www.thelifeoflaura.com.au xx

    • Chelsey – Like A Vegan

      Thanks Laura! It’s been a busy but very exciting month xx

  • Jasmine Huston

    Wow sounds like you have had a lot in your plate! Sounds amazing though, a huge congrats on your acheivements so far!

    • Chelsey – Like A Vegan

      Thanks so much, Jasmine! It’s crazy but exciting!

  • You do you, girl!! That’s a lot of exciting happenings. Congrats on the achievements.

    • Chelsey – Like A Vegan

      Thanks legend! So much going on but it’s all good stuff! xx

  • professionalbabe

    I know I said this on Insta but you have a house!!!! How amazing is that. I hope you feel proud babe xo

    • Chelsey – Like A Vegan

      Thank you! I do definitely feel like 2017 is my year 😊

  • BettieRose Books

    Congrats for the house and promotion 🙂

    • Chelsey – Like A Vegan

      Thanks so much!!! xx

  • Oh my gosh your dog is so cute! Congratulations on your new house and your promotion! Exciting times!
    Sharni // http://www.agirlandgrey.com

    • Chelsey – Like A Vegan

      Thanks Sharni! She’s my brother’s dog but I reckon she loves me more 😉

  • Made for Madison

    Whoohooo congrats lovley

    • Chelsey – Like A Vegan

      Thanks so much xxx

  • Noise in Wonderland

    Congrats on buying a house girl !

    • Chelsey – Like A Vegan

      Thank you! I still can’t quite believe it haha!

  • Sameera Afzaal

    Girl congrats and your aesthetic in that study is so on point.

    • Chelsey – Like A Vegan

      Thanks Sameera!

  • Congratulations on the House and the promotion! That’s such awesome news. Glad to see you were taking it easy too as to not burn out

    Lizzie | Takeoffs & Landings

    • Chelsey – Like A Vegan

      Thanks Elizabeth! Moments after I posted this I dropped and broke my laptop. Swings and roundabouts 😑