Friday Favourites

The last been has been a hard one. Not particularly busy but hard because I’ve just been kinda mopey and struggling to get out of my funk. There were still a few highlights that happened but this coming weekend is going to be better.

Soaps are ready! Four weeks ago I made my first attempt at making soap, but cos I used the cold method I needed to wait a few weeks for it to cure before it was ready. Time was up on Saturday so I wrapped them up in nice little packages and I have a couple that I’m going to give out so I can get other people’s opinion on them.

Lunch with my grandparents. On Sunday I caught up with my grandparents for lunch who I haven’t seen for ages. It was nice to catch up with them after so lunch.

Lunch with Sales VP. During the week I caught up for lunch with our regional Sales VP and we were talking about a conference coming up which I want to go to, and he’s keen to get clients to go to. We struck a deal, if I can get 5 clients to register for the conference he will pay for me to go to the conference. I’m pretty excited by this and so trying to do whatever I can to make it happen.

Rental property valuation. To make things a bit easier on myself I am going to sell my rental property and use some of the money from that to pay off part of the mortgage on this house (I’m keeping the house as part of settlement). I had a call from my agent who valued the property for me and I was really pleasantly surprised at how much it will sell for and how much profit I’ll get, so that was a highlight of course!

How was your week, are there any highlights you’d like to share?

Take care,


Friday Favourites, 24 July

I hope everyone has had a great week. I’m still recovering from a whatever kind of ear infection I got over in Bali, it’s been about a week so I’m kinda at the point where I’m a little over feeling sick!

Anywho, despite all of that there’s always some good things that happen.

Keys for the new house. A very exciting moment was walking into the Real Estate Agent’s office and picking up the keys to our new house! I have wanted to buy a house for a long time, the place that we’re living in now is kind of a hovel, so I’m looking forward to being in something that is nice and updated.

Gift from the Agent. Along with the keys to the house, we also got a gift from the Real Estate Agent which was a cute little chocolate house with lollies inside – we’re saving that for our first night sleeping in the new house. The Agent also gave us a nice good quality welcome mat for the house too which I thought was nice. At least it wasn’t a food and wine gift basket!

Unibooks delivery. Uni starts up again next week, and I had forgotten about it until I was checking my fees the other day and had an “oh crap” moment when I realised it was back next week and I hadn’t bought my textbook yet. So I was very happy to find that even though I only ordered my textbook a couple of days ago, it has already arrived!

Pay day. Because who doesn’t love pay day? The money for the deposit on our house came out this week so I look really poor, but pay day always makes me feel like the richest person in the world (I get paid monthly), for about 5 minutes anyway before I pay the bills lol.

Working from home today. I hurt my knee while I was over in Bali and the physio has told me to avoid things that will irritate it, specifically stairs and the only way to get into the office at work is by stairs. So I am fortunate and grateful that as an alternative I am able to do my work from home.

Tell me in the comments below, what are the highlights from your week?

Take care,