Favourite Finds Summer 2019

Farewell summer, you will be missed and with the exception of some extremely high humidity situations that can be a bit annoying, the thought of having to start layering clothes again does not excite me one little bit.

I do love flipping though my phone at the end of each season and remembering some of the great things I found as I like taking snaps of all the things even though half the time I forget to share them on social media.

After all the Christmas festivities we launch straight into the month of birthdays. A group of girlfriends of mine have a combined birthday party as three of us share birthdays within a week of each other. This years fun was a little bit special as we got to celebrate a 60th. I met Helen when I was 21 and she was my next door neighbour. The amazing cake was made by a friend of Helen’s and was just one of the highlights of an awesome day.

Miss WW received a huge discount voucher for Hello Fresh, so we decided to try it out with a 5 night pack. Everything needed for 5 dinners was delivered to the front door and the biggest decision we had to make was which bag were we going to try.

Almost everything you need to create your dinner was included with the exception of a few pantry staples like eggs, olive oil and soy sauce….which I quickly discovered was not anywhere to be found in my pantry. Thankfully I had a bottle of sweet soy which stepped up and saved the day.

I was impressed with the quality of ingredients provided and they are easy to make just a little fiddly sometimes. I really don’t want to have to peel and chop garlic almost everyday. Each meal tasted fabulous though and is on the table in about 30 minutes. I could not use this service every week as I don’t want to eat carbs every night and some nights I need meals that are even quicker to prepare as I come home exhausted from work and have zero desire to chop and prep a 3 part dinner.

Whilst we are chatting about all things food, you need to know about this superior snack surprise I discovered. I had to help a customer find this item in the store the other day as they were on special and she wanted to stock up as apparently they taste amazing.

I do love the tingle of tasty Thai curry and Penang has always been a fav of mine, but packaged ‘meals’ are not, but she did such a good job telling me all about this item I just had to buy one to try.

She was NOT lying, this nifty little pack contains the grain blend and the sauce in separate sachets which you simply open and pour into the container, place the lid on and give it a quick zap in the microwave. It is a perfect size for lunch or light meal and the flavour was amazing. Add this to your shopping list and you wont regret it.

Surviving summer successfully in Brisbane does require light dressing and 100% cotton is a must. These great pieces were gifted to me from Vivid International and have been on high rotation this season. They come rolled up, you wear them, you wash them, you roll them up and tell your iron that its service is not required.

These long tops and dresses are also great for a getaway as you pack them rolled and they take up no space at all and are ready to wear when you arrive at your destination.

When it comes to handbags and wallets, I do love some nice leather. Scored this red and black, Italian leather beauty that even has inbuilt card security sewn in for only $60.00 at the Eumundi markets.

Its big and fits ALL the things and smells divine, so happy with my purchase.

When you discover all your watches need new batteries and there is not a jeweller or Mr Minit close by, but Kmart comes to the rescue with a whole lot of sparkle for $9.00, and a few weeks later it is still working, winning!

Well Autumn, what fun and surprises do you have instore, suppose we will just have to wait and see what the camera roll reveals in 3 months time.

What great discoveries did you make this summer?

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4 thoughts on “Favourite Finds Summer 2019

  1. I’m not sad to farewell summer, though I will miss my pool time. I prefer Autumn, Spring and yes even Winter! Well as you know, our Brisbane winters are so mild. Lovely warm days and a nice chill to top and tail them. I’m going to have to try that Penang Curry! That K-Mart watch looks gorgeous! Gosh – first they excel in homewares and now watches! Enjoy the rest of the week Nikki! #TeamLovinLife

  2. I’m certainly not sad to say farewell to summer. I’ve spent way too many weeks in Sydney – and those weeks tend to have coincided with close (or over) to 40deg temps. We don’t get those sorts of extremes on the Sunshine Coast! Thanks for linking up today #teamLovinLife

  3. A friend of mine took a short video each day last year and at the end of the year did a 1-second per day clip as a reminder of things she’d done.

    Another friend loved the idea so much she’s doing it each month and sharing it. I’m tempted but sometimes my days are deathly boring!

    A friend of mine does Hello Fresh but I’m not won over as it means you still need to put ingredients together and cook! I guess it saves on shopping etc though.

    And I must admit I’ve been surprised by the number of birthdays that have popped up as Facebook reminders over the past 2mths!

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