Weekend Review #27


Before I get into this weekend, I wanted to share my gifts I got from our Secret Santa at work. My lovely co-worker got me some cute mugs and this pretty stone platter. They were all also piled with chocolates which me and Rory ate already!

secret santa

So onto the day. Starting it off with breakfast, coffee, and getting ready for the day!

We then headed off for errands for the day. Groceries and such. I wanted to go to the mall to get the last of presents, but the mall carpark was closed cause it was that full. Yikes.

Back home, we decided to make some milkshakes, topped with whipped cream! We threw in strawberries, bananas, blueberries, honey and yogurt!!


Afterwards, I wanted to go to Rebound. It’s a local thrift store and I haven’t gone in ages so I wanted to see what I could find. I found three pretty things. These yellow sandals, a black and white singlet, and this singlet dress thing. All perfect for summer!

For the rest of the afternoon I started writing out my Christmas cards! I had so much fun and even started doodling on them.

christmas cards

After dinner we had some hot chocolate, and just relaxed till bedtime.

hot chocolate


I was in the mood for muffins for breakfast. Specifically, the Apple Cinnamon Muffins I made a month back. They’re just as delicious as I remember!


I paired it with coffee again from my new giant mug.

I decided to wear my new top as we went out to the mall again. This time, we got a park and managed to finish our shopping. I also got a new concealer, as my current one is running low. I got the Maybelline Fit Me Concealer. Another thing I bought was a new water bottle. It’s one of those neat ones that keep cool drinks cool and hot ones hot for up to 24 hours!

Back home, I did some blogging things then tidied up a little as a friend was coming over to hang out. We played a few new board games which made for a very relaxing afternoon.

As always, I ended my weekend on a little pamper session. I used the last of my bubble bath bars from the Body Shop. This one was Pink Grapefruit. I also tried the last mud mask from Blue Lagoon.

bath time

To-Do List

  • Do some cleaning
  • Household errands – groceries and laundry
  • Finish Christmas shopping
  • Write Christmas cards
  • Check out Rebound
  • Start decorating for Christmas – maybe next week

That’s all for our weekend! How was yours?


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  1. I am so happy I am not the only one who has a giant coffee mug. But I was soon distracted by that pretty milkshake/smoothie. :):)

    1. It’s so big! I can have two cups of coffee in one mug! ?
      The milkshake was so good! I love how much fruits are available in spring ?

      1. I miss spring. It’s 33 degrees here, right now. There won’t be any decent fruit for months, and months. I am happy you are getting to enjoy them for us :):) And it looks soooooo good lol

  2. Sounds like a fun weekend! Next weekend is our Christmas weekend. Cards, tree, decorations! I cannot wait!! xx

    1. It was! Sounds like you have a fun weekend coming up ?

      1. I can’t wait!! We are in London this year so treating ourselves to a real tree to as we’ll be here!! Cannot wait!!! Xx

  3. OMG I’m so in love with those mugs, I have been searching for those. They look so pretty, I’m glad you have them. Lovely post as always dear Angela. xx

    1. Thanks Azra! I love the mugs too! I’m so lucky that my co-worker got me them for Secret Santa! They’re so cute ? I hope you find some too!

  4. I love that white a grey mug, I’d happily lose myself in a brew that size 🙂

    1. It’s crazy how big it is! I had two cups of coffee in one mug ?

  5. Secret Santa in November? Do you do this every week, like a countdown to Christmas? Imagine that being a thing! haha

    1. Everyone gets too busy in December, so we had our Christmas party early this year! We only do secret Santa once though ?

  6. Those mugs from your co-worker are so cute! I love getting new mugs, even though my cupboard is overflowing. You’re so talented with your Christmas card doodles, I’m so impressed! My one Christmas skill is wrapping presents, but whenever I try to hand make cards it doesn’t go well haha

    1. They really are! I love getting new mugs, they’re beautiful! Thanks Cleia! I’ve been working on my doodle skills. Pinterest has helped a lot! ?

  7. The mugs are cute! Hope you get the decorations out next weekend!

    1. Thanks Pamela! I have no Christmas decorations actually. We’ve never done it since we just lived in a tiny flat before. I want to go find some this coming weekend! ?

  8. What a fun filled weekend! The mugs and platter are such lovely gifts! Your doodles on the Christmas cards also look really good 🙂

    1. Thanks Chanelle! I’m really so happy with the secret santa gifts I got 😀
      I’ve been working on my doodle skills with the help of Pinterest 😀

      1. It’s obviously been paying off 🙂

  9. Ohmygod so much delicious treats!! That milkshake looks so good and also those cinnamon muffins ? Glad you had lovely weekend! xx

    1. Haha, we did have our fill of treats this weekend! Thanks Jasmin 😀

  10. That sounds like a great weekend Angela and those apple cinnamon muffins look delicious, I need to make them sometime. I spent the weekend with family and friends. I did some shopping, cleaning, blogging. reading and studying.

    1. It really was a great weekend! The apple cinnamon muffins are so yummy! They’re all gone now haha. It’s always good to catch up with family and friends 🙂

      1. I’m glad and yesss it’s a great time to unwind.

  11. Sounds like a really fun weekend! And I love those mugs. So cute!
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    1. Thanks Courtney! I’m so happy with the new mugs 😀

  12. Nice post! Love it and it sound like a really awesome weekend! Btw… You have been tagged in the WordPress tag! You can read more on the WordPress tag at my recent post: WordPress Tag!

    1. It was a really nice weekend thank you. I’ll definitely check out the post 🙂

  13. I love ending my weekend with a pamper session! The mugs your co-worker got you are so lovely!

    1. It’s a great way to prepare for the coming work week 😀
      They are really cute! I’m so happy with them 😀

  14. love the doodles on your Christmas cards! this looks like such a nice weekend & those apple cinnamon muffins look delicious!

    1. Thanks Jamie! They were really fun to draw 😀
      It was definitely a nice, fun weekend! I love the apple cinnamon muffins so much! They’re all gone now ?

  15. Those mugs are the cutest and oh my lanta your food pictures! Seriously that milkshake had me drooling! I hate when the mall is ridiculously crowded (which it has been this week because of the Holiday) And girl you are so talented! What cute cards! I love them! <3

    1. I’m so happy with my new mugs! Haha, if there’s one thing you can count on in my posts, it’s pictures of food! They’re my favourite photo subjects ?
      All malls will be getting crazy busy as Christmas gets closer. It’s why I try to shop early! ?
      Thanks so much Kate! I’m really loving doodling lately ?

      1. I bet they are so cute! Hahaha girl! It is the way to ALL of our hearts! And pictures don’t have calories! ;p You are very welcome sweets! you are amazing at it! <3

  16. Awww your Christmas cards are so pretty!! <3 and those muffins look amazing. xx

    1. Thanks Maggie! I’m glad you like them! One of the cards will be heading your way soonish? I have no idea how long it’ll take to get to you ? hopefully before Christmas at least ?

      1. You’re welcome! Haha yeah I don’t know how long it takes for mail to get to the US from New Zealand. Hopefully before Christmas(:

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