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A Quiet and Cozy Weekend

Hi friends! I hope you had a fantastic weekend. Can you believe it’s the end of June already? Woah, how did that happen so fast? It was another quiet and cozy weekend at home for us. We mainly stayed indoors because it was cold and on Saturday it rained so much. I almost thought we might have to build an ark! This kind of weather just makes me want to hibernate. Anyway, it’s great to be back to share a few things about our weekend staying warm and dry indoors.

Friday Night

Watching the whole series of Masterchef Australia has inspired me to cook! I’m no Masterchef—I’m more of a master eater. Even though I was tired on Friday night, knowing it was the weekend gave me an extra shot of energy! So, I made meatballs with sauce to go with our ravioli. I also made some crème caramel for dessert, which was a big treat since I don’t often make dessert!

a quiet and cozy weekend post-meatballs cooking


I spent a good chunk of Saturday looking at clothes online. With so many end-of-financial-year sales, I couldn’t resist filling up my cart. But then I took a break to cool off my temptation. In the end, I bought a white dress and decided I didn’t really need all the other items.

We watched a couple of documentaries on iView in the afternoon, and then my grocery order arrived. I spent the next forty minutes or so putting things away and doing a bit of food prep like slicing the chicken into strips before putting it in the freezer. Not exactly a fun moment, but these little tasks make all the difference on weeknights when dinner needs to happen and energy levels are low. I’m sure future me will thank present me for getting this sorted!

In the evening, we watched a whole lot of episodes of Attack on Titan. I have to admit, when Sam first asked me to watch it, I was mostly just happy that he wanted to watch a series with me. I wasn’t overly convinced that I would love animé. Now, after getting into it, I’m really enjoying the show! It has so many twists and turns with some very unexpected moments. It’s more than just a show about huge Titans eating humans—nom nom (haha, I know right!). I think I have discovered a whole new genre I enjoy, thanks Sam!


Sunday was just as low-key as Saturday. With all the rain, I had a pile of laundry to tackle, so I washed it and put it through the dryer. I completely gave up hope of seeing any sun soon and hanging it out to dry. As I went about doing a few chores, Mochi was everywhere I turned. Every time she popped up from out of nowhere, I couldn’t help but hear Sting’s song playing in my head—”Every breath you take…every move you make…I’ll be watching you.” I’ve never felt so much obsession love!

a quiet and cozy weekend-mochi the cat

a quiet and cozy weekend-mochi the cat

a quiet and cozy weekend-mochi the cat

a quiet and cozy weekend - mochi the cat

Coffee and raisin toast with peanut butter and fig jam for a very late breakfast. It was a winning combo!

raisin toats and coffee

I caught up on reading some blogs and was inspired by Holly, who I think was inspired by Jennifer, to turn on a screensaver with music. I chose the roaring fireplace so I could pretend to feel warmer.

a quiet and cozy weekend-roaring fire screensaver

A cup of hot chocolate helped too.

a quiet and cozy weekend-hot chocolate

Oh no! We need more Swiss Miss-it’s the best!

Swiss Miss

In the afternoon, I watched Disneyland vlogs on YouTube and took some notes. if Disneyland was a subject in school, I would have studied like a champ!

Disney Vlogs

Steve was watching football, and for once, his team was winning. He was going bananas cheering, and even though I was wearing headphones, I could still hear him. I’m pretty sure the whole street heard him too! Go the Tigers!

The Tigers winning

Roast chicken (from Woolies) with potatoes, sour cream, veggies, and lots of gravy for dinner—yum!

a quiet and cozy weekend-roast chicken dinner

And that was the end of the weekend. I’m on the countdown to the July school holidays—nine days to go! Yay!

Thanks so much for being here today and I hope you have a wonderful day!

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Linking up with Holly and Sarah

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9 thoughts on “A Quiet and Cozy Weekend”

  1. I often feel the urge to cook after watching the tv chefs. I’m determined one season to make what the contestants make each week on The Great British Baking Show. I have a lot in my Amazon cart always and have to be careful when I check out. Sometimes I drop things in there I want to think about for a while first. Sounds like you made the most of a rainy weekend.

  2. Ugh! The weather with you doesn’t sound nice at all. Hibernating sounds like a great idea.
    Those meatballs look so good and what a treat to make dessert too!
    It is good prepping things for the week ahead like the chicken. I do that with the fruit that I buy, it saves a few minutes each day.
    My youngest loves all the Anime’s, I know she’s watched Attack on Titan and thought it was brilliant. x

  3. I love Mochi, she’s so cute. I use the roaring log fireplace to make my home look more Christmassy! I hate not having a fireplace anymore. I think I would cup of hot chocolate now, even though it’s pretty warm here right now.

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