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Happy Friday

Hey there friends welcome to Friday Favourites and happy Thanksgiving to all my friends who celebrated yesterday. I hope you had a wonderful time with your family. Now it’s time to share a few favourites from the week, thanks so much for being here today.

On Monday I shared with you guys all about the fun time I had with my girl cousins on Sunday. We got together for a high tea-style lunch, bubbly drinks and a Miss Universe watch party. I had plans to make my own cupcakes and other sweet treats and then realised that I clearly must have rocks in my head. Because first of all, I’m not really much of a baker and secondly, I am always running low on time! So instead of stressing myself out trying to make everything from scratch. I gave myself a break and bought cupcakes, macarons and chocolate hazelnut tarts from the supermarket.

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The tarts that I bought came in the form of this amazing kit from Woolworths.

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The kit came complete with the tart shells already made, a piping bag full of chocolate hazelnut filling and crushed walnuts to sprinkle over the top of the tarts. Ha! It was so easy to put together and I almost felt like I had made them myself.

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They were so delicious! I love the chocolate and hazelnut combo because it tasted like Nutella. So I will definitely be buying this kit again.

I found this lovely candle at TK Maxx the other day and it smells amazing!

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My favourite candles are from Ecoya but they are so darn expensive so I haven’t bought one in a while. I can’t justify paying nearly $50 for a candle even if it smells divine! This one was only $12.00 and if I see it again I will buy another one for sure. That’s the thing with TK Maxx, you can usually find a great bargain. But there’s never a guarantee that you’ll find the same gem more than once!

I used my small battery-operated milk frother and made myself a delicious matcha latte the other night.

I love this frother because it whips up creamy foam in seconds and makes my homemade drinks feel like a fancy café treat. It was a cozy drink for a cool night.

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We have a blueberry bush that we planted over five years ago and this is the first time we have had so many blueberries. It’s so exciting when you have things growing in your garden especially when you have a brown thumb like me.

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One of the lovely preschool families gave us the most incredible gift box full of chocolates as an early Christmas present to the staff. This big box is now sitting in the staff kitchen calling at us every time we walk in! Although I tend to prefer savoury snacks to sweet snacks, this chocolate is truly delicious and worth every single calorie!

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I have tried a piece of everything and it’s all been so good – so far my favourite has been the coconut roughs, YUM!

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I usually buy the frozen shortcrust pastry for when I make quiche. But they didn’t have any at the supermarket so I bought the flaky pastry instead. The other night I made quiche for dinner and it turned out to be a nice change. The flaky pastry was so crispy and crunchy and I think I preferred it to the shortcrust.

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This gravy is my favourite because it tastes homemade. It’s rich, savoury and velvety – everything you want in a gravy! We had it with our chicken schnitzel that I made earlier in the week.

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I have been waiting for eggnog to hit the supermarket and I finally found some on Wednesday. Christmas is coming!

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I think most of my favourites this week are all food-related!

Three weeks and two days until the end of the school year friends and this pretty much sums up how I feel!

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Yep, I am really looking forward to the summer holidays! We don’t have any plans to go away anywhere but at this stage, I just want to sleep for three days straight!

For now, I am just so incredibly happy that it’s the weekend! It’s been such a busy week at preschool with concert practice and end-of-year craft activities. Next week looks like it’s going to be even busier as we seem to be running out of time to get everything done. I have a mash-up of concert songs going around and around in my head. It’s kind of driving me crazy! ” I know a chicken. I know a chicken….and she laid an egg and she laid an egg………..”

Happy Friday!

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Linking up with Andrea and Erika

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3 thoughts on “Happy Friday”

  1. Your blueberries look so yummy! They grow wild here, particularly where I grew up in Nova Scotia and we used to pick buckets of them all the time for free. Now in Ontario, they are so expensive to buy the wild ones, instead we usually get the cultivated ones that are larger. The smaller wild ones make the best pie though!

    Hang in there until your break!

  2. Ohh! Those sweet treats look so good and those tarts look amazing!
    I love TK Maxx here too, there’s always a bargain to be had.
    Well done with your blueberries and how lovely of the preschool family to gift that box of chocolate!
    3 weeks and 3 days until the end of school here. My youngest can’t wait to break up for Christmas from college. She is not liking coming home in the dark. x

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