Weekend Review #28


Driving around this morning, I noticed lots of Christmas decorations around town. Isn’t it cute? 🙂

christmas banner

We got to return to Comes & Goes in Petone today! I haven’t been there since May, but this is a very popular restaurant that serves amazing food! The presentation is always too good to eat, but we do eat it anyways. This time I had the coconut chia pudding. It looked so beautiful as always!

coconut chia pudding

Afterwards, I wanted to get lots of Christmas things to get into the mood. We went by quite a few stores and I collected lots of christmas decorations! I also found this cute little gingerbread house kit which I’ve always wanted to do! I got two as Rory was keen to join.

christmas decor

Literally the whole afternoon was lost to decorating the tree and living room. It took waay longer than I thought it would but I was having so much fun!

christmas tree

In the evening, I wrote a few blog posts for the coming week, as I do. I ended the day on more reading, and watching a few shoes.


A bit of a late start to the day. We didn’t have much planned other than grabbing some groceries. I always get the Nescafe instant coffees and saw they had a new edition out! Toffee Nut! I’m so excited to try it!

toffee nut coffee

In the afternoon though, we decided to try out the gingerbread house kits. I even filmed it, so hopefully I can do a little Christmas themed video soon! Here’s a peek at my finished house! It’s a bit wonky, but as am I! I’ll show both of ours in a later post, but we had so much fun making them! It literally took over 2 hours, and we didn’t realize till after 😀

angela's gingerbread house

The rest of the afternoon was lost to watching more shows. I ended my weekend on yet another bath bomb! I went to Lush earlier in the week and bought two new ones. Today, I tried the Sunnyside Bubble Bar!

The water was so glittery and smelt citrusy again which is one of my favourite smells. On top of that though, was so much bubbles!

I had so much fun, and it was once again the perfect way to end the weekend!

To-Do List

  • Buy christmas decorations and gingerbread house kit
  • Regular weekend errands
  • Send off Christmas Cards
  • Fill in journals
  • Have another bath night, and try a new bath bomb!
  • Clean house

How was your weekend?


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  1. That teardrop bubble bath bar is pretty and the gingerbread house super cute. Made me smile because I just read Mia’s hilarious post where she had a grave time with hers 🙂 xx

    1. The bubble bath was so stunning! Haha, gingerbread houses are much harder to work with than we thought it would be! 🙂

  2. that toffee nut latte sounds delicious! what a festive weekend ?

    1. It really was! I’m so glad I found it in the store 😀

  3. I used to always take a bath on Sunday evening! I shifted to Thursday recently, as a “reward” for getting through most of the week and having only Friday left ;D

    1. Haha, that’s a great idea too ?

  4. Yay for great weekends! I love the decorations that are popping up! So festive! And I love all your decorations! That latte mix looks sooo yummy! And I love that glittery bath bomb! So pretty! I hope you have an amazing week ahead beauty! <3

    1. I’ve been loving seeing everyone else’s festive decorations pop up as well! Thanks so much Kate! I hope you have an amazing week too ?

      1. They are the best! ‘Tis the season!:) you are very welcome sweets! And thank you!?

  5. I’ve never made a gingerbread house but I’ve seen those DIY kits in shops…you’ve tempted me, I want to give them a go! Another busy weekend, and it sounds like a good one – hope your week is a positive one too lovely! 🙂
    Caz x

    1. You should give them a go! They’re a surprising amount of fun ?? Thanks Caz! I hope you have a good week too ??

  6. I had a really nice weekend too, although busy. Also spent plenty time to decorate the house. BTW, definitely need to try get Toffee nut latte, you mentioned in your post. Looks really yummy ?

    1. I’m glad you had a good weekend too! The toffee nut latte is so good! 😀

  7. I love your gingerbread house!! I didn’t make one this year xx

    1. Thank you so much! This is the first time I’ve ever made one! It was only from a kit, but it was still so much fun 😀

  8. I love that Gingerbread house! 😀 I’d love to make one but I’d be so conflicted as to whether to actually eat it or not!

    1. Thank you Hannah! Haha, so was I! I took lots of pictures, then I didn’t want to touch it! But once you break off a small piece, then you just want to keep breaking off more 😀

  9. Nice! Very chrismassy already LOL. We did gingerbread houses last year but we decided to skip them this year LOL

    1. Haha, exactly! This was the first time we’d done a gingerbread house, and I’d love to do it again another year 😀

      1. I want to too but Alex didn’t care for them last year (he’s not that big on Christmas). I think we might have gotten too many? I’ll have to buy one for Ciel at least so he can eat it lol

        1. Rory isn’t too big on it either. But we like doing those little kits where you need to build stuff, so he was happy to join in on this! The eating part didn’t even occur to us till after 😀 I’m sure the eating part will be the most fun for Ciel 🙂

          1. I’m going to the dollar store to get small decorations today. I’m surprised he lets me do that much hahahaha.
            Oh yes, last year we didn’t get to eat any of the gingerhouses lol..

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