Friday favourites

Friday Favourites

Hi friends and welcome to Friday favourites! I’m linking up with Andrea and Erika to share a few favourites, thanks so much for being here!

Last Friday, I returned to the salon where I got my keratin treatment earlier in the year. This time, I went for a haircut and I’m so happy to have found a hairdresser who makes me feel comfortable and doesn’t cut my fringe too short! I have a short fringe phobia from way back when my mum would keep cutting until she got it straight. Oh man, I’ve got some pics I could show you—I’ll have to dig them out sometime! Haha!!

I didn’t get anything too different from my usual style, except now I have a bit more fringe and I’ve had the layers cut off at the back.  I’ve gone back to the 90s when I wore a long bob. I forgot to take a photo when I left the salon, and I don’t want to take one at the minute—it’s been a day and I don’t want to scare you!

I love getting pampered at the salon. They serve coffee and snacks, and they give the best head massages when they shampoo my hair. It feels amazing!

welcome to Friday favourites post-snacks at the salon

Before the rain came on Wednesday, we had beautiful sunsets like this one.


Last week I was all over the place with my usual cleaning routine. So finally seeing the bottom of the laundry basket was a huge favourite!

welcome to Friday favourites post - empty laundry basket

This was one of three piles I folded!

welcome to Friday favourites post - washing

Wednesday night was the State of Origin rugby league match. I don’t care much for rugby league, but Steve loves it! So while he watched and yelled at the TV, I worked on my travel journal. I’m writing down all our exciting plans for our big trip in January, including attractions, must-see landmarks, and a packing list.

welcome to Friday favourites post - travel journal

I’ve been getting lots of comfortable travel outfit ideas on Pinterest and researching places we want to eat, like Wendy’s, IHOP, Chick-fil-A, and Jack in the Box. Haha! I know that might sound a bit strange, but we don’t have these fast food chains here. So I’m super curious to try them after hearing so much about them. I know our trip is still six months away (30 weeks, 3 days, 11 hours, 53 minutes, and 11 seconds to be exact), but the more I plan, the more excited I get. Planning is half the fun, right?

Speaking of our trip, the suitcases I ordered from Myer arrived. We have no luggage because we haven’t gone overseas as a family in forever! We did go to New Zealand for a week in 2008 for a wedding, but we only took small duffle bags, and Sam borrowed my cousin’s suitcase for his recent trip to Japan. So it was time to invest in proper luggage, and I got three large Samsonite hardshell suitcases. They sure weren’t cheap, but luckily, I got them at 40% off.


Now onto some food favourites for the week!

Wednesday night (State of Origin night) we had corn crackers with salami and hummus. I popped some creamy camembert topped with fig jam, and walnuts in the oven to warm up and it was extra gooey and delicious.

favourites - cheese and salami plate

Then we had good old meat pies, mashed potato and peas for dinner. It was such a treat because I hardly ever buy frozen foods.

meat pie

It’s soup weather! So I made a big pot of minestrone and took some to work for lunch and made my coworkers jealous. Hehe.


I nabbed the last piece of leftover lasagna before it was all gone!


Last night we had oven-baked barramundi with wedges, coleslaw and tartare sauce. The jar of tartare sauce was nearly empty so I made my own. It was so easy and I don’t know why I never thought of making it before. It’s just mayonnaise, chopped pickles, lemon juice and dill.

tartare sauce

I was happy with how the potato wedges turned out. I coated the potatoes in olive oil then seasoned them with salt and pepper and sprinkled some paprika and flour to give them a crispy coating.



Steve being off from work means we get to eat dinner together every night! It’s such a novelty! Luke popped over the other night and it was the four of us again like old times. We had chicken thigh cutlets with rice and salad.


That wraps up some of this week’s favourites. We’re excited for the upcoming three-day weekend, due to Monday being the King’s birthday public holiday. Long weekends are truly my favourite!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, and I look forward to being back on Monday.

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4 thoughts on “Friday Favourites”

  1. That is good that you have found a hairdresser that you love. My youngest can sympathise with you on mums cutting fringes too short! We had that issue last week. hehehe
    Well done for hitting the bottom of the washing basket! That rarely happens here.
    How exciting to be planning the big trip! Those places to eat would be on my list too, we don’t have them here either.
    Ahh! Pie mash and peas is a favourite of mine! I love the dollop of ketchup on the pie! That is something I do.

  2. I don’t blame you at all for having a short fringe phobia! My grandma used to cut my mom and aunt’s fringe so short when they were growing up! But it sure sounds like you found a nice salon! I don’t think I’ve ever been to a salon that served coffee and snacks! Maybe coffee, but definitely not snacks!

    That sunset is so pretty!

    It’s always fun trying new food places when you travel! My sister worked at Chick-fil-A for several years and is still obsessed with it! She is living in Germany right now and when she came home for Christmas that was the first place she wanted to go! It sounds like you are going to be going on a great trip! If you’re going to be in California you have to go to In-n-Out! It’s probably one of the most iconic and popular fast food places in the Western US!

  3. It sounds like such a lovely salon; I have switched hairdressers a few times only because the one I really like isn’t all that close to us but I always end up back at her salon because she really is the best. I had to laugh at your vacation plans… I am just not a fast food person so I don’t eat at any of those places but I do get the appeal after hearing about it for so long.

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