Weekend Review #10

Weekend Review #10


Woke up at 8am today. Late for me again. I caught up on lots of messages on What’s App, flicked through Insta, then caught up on blog. After all that I dragged myself into the cold and got ready for the day.

By the way, the weather has been crap the past week. A storm passed by in the later half of the week. Gale winds, crazy rain, all that jazz. No thunder though. It’s passed now however. But Thursday and Friday were good fun walking to work.

Anyway, we got laundry sorted by around 9.30am. Then we had breakfast. Our usual Saturday morning choice of scrambled eggs. Then I carried on blogging. At 11, we headed out.

I insisted on stopping by Farmers first as I ran out of foundation. I like Garnier’s BB cream, it’s just so light and blends nicely with my skin. It’s actually the first product I’ve finished in years!

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House Tour

Well hey! I said a while back that I was considering doing a House Tour vlog and that’s what I did over the weekend!

I finally cleaned after weeks of talking about it (and now it will be weeks again till I clean), so feeling energized from all of that, I decided to film a House Tour. This vlog wasn’t planned at all, and my thoughts are all over the place during it. (As is my hair, also so much camera shaking πŸ˜‚) But honestly, this is how I would show my place around to new friends who come by, which I guess you guys are.

So there’s lots of rambling, and random thought patterns, so you guys get more of a sense of what it would be like to talk to meΒ πŸ˜‚

Thanks for watching!


Weekend Review #9

Weekend Review #9


I woke up at 7 today. As usual I spent morning on blog. I had shower, got dressed, had my usual Saturday breakfast of scrambled eggs on toast and coffee. Also, my ‘Summer Favourites’ box from Marzia arrived yesterday, so I got to go through it!

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I’m thinking of doing another random review like I did withΒ Angela Tries Beauty BoxΒ for this. Don’t know when I’ll get around to it, but I’ve been having fun playing with a few of the products!

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Looking Back on Our Wedding

Looking Back on Our Wedding

Today is a special TBT. One, it’s my four month anniversary for my blog!! Two, I wanted to share with you all lots of extra wedding photos. We recently got back almost 400 of wedding photos from our photographer Kent Yu over the weekend. Going through them all was amazing! So many moments captured from the best day ever.

I’ve compiled 25Β (that was as small as I could make it!) to share with you all on the blog. They’re all ones I haven’t shared before, so I hope you enjoy this extra sneek peek into our wedding!

Strap in and have a look!

Wedding 01
Groom and Groomsmen Suits
Wedding 02
Rory and co getting ready

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What’s Up Wednesday #2

Hello! Welcome back to another What’s Up Wednesday! I originally was going to stick to doing these just once a month, then I decided to do it every two weeks which I didn’t. I don’t have an excuse other than I forgot. But the more I think about it, I would rather stick to once a month. I do little catch ups in my weekend reviews, so I don’t feel like I’d have much to say if I did this every week or two weeks.

Here’s a link to the first one –Β What’s Up Wednesday. Credit to the wonderfulΒ Shay!

Let’s get into it!

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What We’re Eating This Week

The usual, mixed in with some treats

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Weekend Review #8

Weekend Review #8

I’ve been sharing my weekends with you for two whole months now! Hooray!


Woke up at 7am. Got up, had shower, had breakfast (toast and coffee!) and then did my usual morning blogging routine. At 8.30, we set off laundry and I made a weekend to-do list. We’ve got a few open homes to check out tomorrow, and this time I wrote down all the times to make sure I didn’t confuse them like last week. All the while during this we’ve had the heater on cause it’s freezing and raining outside. I then got dressed to go out in said weather so I can get to The Gallery Custom tattoo for my appointment.

We decided that Rory would grab groceries while I got tattoo done, which means no grocery picture this week! Sorry!

Anyway, I got my tattoo done again by the lovely Angie. She showed me the design and I loved it, we decided on my upper arm, near but not on my shoulder. The little leafy designs would kinda wrap around my upper arm muscles and looked good there. As usual they gave me snacks and water to keep my blood sugar up. The tattoo took three hours to do this time around (a huge jump from 20 minutes with my first one). It was again a constant pain, but the longer the tattoo goes, the more sore and tender my arm got. The adrenalin got me through it though, it never felt very painful. The parts closer to my shoulder and all the little details did sometimes make me pause and think “OWWWWWWWWWWW”, but I managed to keep going all the way through with just little breaks. Once it was done, I was so happy! It looked gorgeous! Then, my arm was just in intense throbbing pain cause the adrenalin wore off and now my arm is just so mad at me. But screw it arm, it’s worth it.

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On the walk home, I felt like sushi. Halfway walking home I got a crazy headache which may have been from low blood sugar, and once I got home I felt like crap. I scoffed my sushi, then cleaned tattoo. It’s always so gross when you take off the wrapping. But anyway, I did that and reread my aftercare instructions.


I had planned to do baking after the tattoo, but on getting home I felt drained. I was exhausted, so I spent the rest of the afternoon just sitting down and watching YouTube. I wrote one or two posts, then I just gave up and stared at all our wedding photos again.

Sneak peek:

At 6, Rory made dinner (Shepherd’s Pie) and I Skyped with my best friend Kruti, as we were long overdue for a catch up.

Rory was also beginning to feel down as he had headaches all day, so we both just vegged out, watched some Doctor Who, then went to bed early.


I woke up feeling well rested at around 7, till I shifted my left arm. Anyway, for breakfast I wanted French toast but got distracted by blogging. So Rory decided to make my breakfast alongside his own πŸ™‚

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After breakfast, I had a shower and got dressed. Let me just say, showering and dressing yourself is suddenly much more of a challenge when one arm keeps yelling at you when you try to raise it.

Anyway, I carried on blogging a little. I wrote up a few posts. Then I kept staring at all the wedding photos. I’ve narrowed them down to 100, showed them to Rory, and so now we know which photos to print. But we gotta work out what to put them in.

Then I realized I wanted to start another blogging challenge. So I skimmed through Pinterest and found a movie one I liked. I wrote my first two posts for that.

At around 11, we headed off to the open homes we wanted to check out. There were 3 in all. The first one we didn’t like, it was in need of a lot of repair. The second one we really liked, and are in talks with the realtor. The third one was alright, but we really liked the second one. So, fingers crossed?

We even saw a rainbow. Is it a sign?

In between house hunting we stopped for lunch at an old haunt of ours. Mediterranean Food Warehouse. I had spaghetti and meatballs which I practically inhaled. Rory got a Chicken and Brie Panin, then we shared apple and blueberry crumble.



Once we got home, we emailed our interest to the realtor again. Then I blogged some more, I managed to get a few more posts done, before finally deciding to bake. While I baked, I had a Skype catch up with my sister up in Auckland. Here’s a sneak peek into what I baked!

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For dinner we had leftovers from yesterday. I continued writing some more posts. Rory and I just kind of did our own thing for the rest of the evening. I blogged, he played games.

We went to bed around 9.30pm, and prepared for another full week of work.

To-Do List

  • Get tattoo!
  • Groceries
  • Laundry
  • Open Home
  • More Baking
  • Clean more – I’m crossing this off as the house has been cleaned, but not by me. Rory ended up just cleaning most of the surfaces of our house, while I complained about my arm..
  • Read as much as I can
  • Start another blogging challenge
  • Wedding Photos – Look through and decide which to print
  • Set July Goals
  • Write and schedule upcoming weekly posts
  • Skype catch up with Kruti and Jo

What’d you guys get up to?


Things I Know About My Mum

Things I Know About My Mum

So hey, I’m trying to keep all these titles different for some reason whenever I do a birthday post for my family. Β Just go with it πŸ˜€

So the birthdays in my family go one after the other. In May, it’s myΒ Dad. In June, it’s myΒ Brother. In July, it’s my mum’s turn. So today’s post is all about her πŸ™‚

My mum’s name is Julie. But also, it’s Estrella. She has two names. It’s officially Estrella, but she goes by Julie. Long story. Her and dad have been married for 28 years and together longer than that πŸ˜€ She is also a chatterbox, Mum loves to ramble as much as Dad, and sometime they tag team, where they both comment and jump in on each other’s stories so there’s lots more detail. I credit my love of photos to Mum, as well as my love of travel. It’s thanks to Mum that I got to spend my younger years living in another country.

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