6 Things I'm Looking Forward To This August

#1: To All The Boys I've Loved Before Movie

One of my favourite books, To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han, has been made into a movie that is coming out on Netflix on August 10th! This book/movie is about sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song who keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They are love letters that she she has written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control. 
It's such a cutesy novel and the romance is so fluffy. You need to read this series if you love romance. Recently the movie trailer came out on Netflix and I couldn't be more excited for August 10th. If you have Netflix, definitely watch it when it comes out!

#2: Fall Candles

There is no doubt that fall time at Bath and Body Works is the best time of the year. The best candles come out right at the end of July and early August. Out of the many candles they have created, I chose these eight, some of which are old favourites and some of which are new and I'm excited to smell very soon. I actually wanted to start doing candle reviews on my blog. So, when I acquire the rest of the candles that I like, I will do a review on each of them. 

These are the notes of each candle:

Leaves: Crisp Red Apple, Golden Nectar, Warm Clove Spice
Marshmallow Fireside: Toasted Marshmallow, Smoldering Woods, Fire Roasted Vanilla, Crystallized Amber
Hot Cocoa and Cream: Decadent Milk Chocolate, Fresh Steamed Milk, Mini Marshmallows
Blueberry Maple Pancakes: Wild Blueberries, Griddle Fresh Pancakes, Warm Maple Syrup
Campfire Pumpkin: Fall Pumpkin, Nutmeg, Vanilla Bean, Smoky Cinnamon
Pumpkin Peanut Brittle: Crunchy Caramel Brittle, Salty Peanuts, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Patch: Bright Orange Pumpkin, Autumn Spice Blend, Rich Molasses
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin: Warm Cinnamon, Fresh Ground Clove, Vanilla Cream, Brown Sugar

#3: August TBR

Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West 
Buy at Indigo and Amazon 
Borrow from the Toronto Public Library

Talking to other people isn’t Kate Bailey’s favorite activity. She’d much rather be out on the lake, soaking up the solitude and sunshine. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate to join their high school’s podcast, Kate is not expecting to be chosen as the host. Now she’ll have to answer calls and give advice on the air? Impossible. 

But to Kate’s surprise, she turns out to be pretty good at the hosting gig. Then the podcast gets in a call from an anonymous guy, asking for advice about his unnamed crush. Kate is pretty sure that the caller is gorgeous Diego Martinez, and even surer that the girl in question is Alana. Kate is excited for her friend … until Kate herself starts to develop feelings for Diego. Suddenly, Kate finds that while doling out wisdom to others may be easy, asking for help is tougher than it looks, and following your own advice is even harder. 

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
Buy at Indigo and Amazon
Borrow from the Toronto Public Library 

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

#4: Chesapeake Shores

Chesapeake shores season 3 if fast approaching--August 5th to be exact! The show is about a very successful woman, Abby O'Brien who divorces her husband and takes a trip back home to Chesapeake Shores, taking her two daughters with her. She is confronted with all the people from her past--including her high school sweetheart. She begins to realize that her high-pressure job is taking away a lot of valuable time she could be spending with family and considers moving back home. This decision helps restart relationships and gives Abby the break she's been needing. 
Once again, the trailer for season 3 came out recently and I can't wait to see what happens in the upcoming episodes!

#5: Hotel Transylvania 3

I've watched the first and second Hotel Transylvania movies with my mom and when I heard the third one was coming out I was so excited! The film series is about Count Dracula, the owner of a hotel called Hotel Transylvania where the world's monsters can take a rest from human civilization. Dracula invites some of the most famous monsters to celebrate the 118th birthday of his daughter Mavis. When the "human-free hotel" is unexpectedly visited by an ordinary 21-year-old traveler named Jonathan, Dracula must protect Mavis from falling in love with him before the hotel's guests learn that there is a human in the castle, which may jeopardize the hotel's future and his career. Each sequel follows the story of this hilarious family and their monster hotel. 
These movies are so adorable, funny, and great for the family. Hotel Transylvania 3 already came out but here is the trailer if you haven't seen it. I can't wait to watch this movie!

#6: Day Trip to Niagara Falls and Cookie Dough Fudge

Every year for my mom's birthday we go to Niagara Falls, her favourite place. I can't wait to relax with my family for the day and eat cookie dough fudge from Hershey's. It's deliciously sweet and so hard to savour because it tastes incredible! 

I hope you enjoyed today's post and have a wonderful weekend! I'll see you soon with a new post. Goodbye!

love xena


  1. Oh my, she's back! :) Beautiful post and the cover graphics is right up my alley. I'm so into our fall candles too and looking forward to B & B's Marshmallow Fireside and my usual Noisetier (hazelnut) treat from Diptyque. 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' already feels funny and exciting. Nice girls always get the best guys!--fingers crossed for Lara. Happy that you're having a fun and relaxing summer. That's how we do it. Thanks for the shares. Love you lots babes. xo

    1. I'm back Sutz! Thank you! I can't wait to get my hands on Marshmallow Fireside as well. I smelled it at the store...divine! We need to watch To All The Boys together! I sure am having a great summer. Love you girlie! <3


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