Monday, December 28, 2009

~My post highschool crush~

10 things I learnt this week.

1. Purple seems to be my colour again.
2. The feeling of sand and beach on my feet makes me happy.
3. A mini-spring-clean can transform your mindset.
4. Sometimes practical gifts, like jewelery and perfume, are the best gifts.
5. Life is fragile.
6. Tis' the season to go into a food induced coma.
7. 1 Mother, 1 big fat idea and google are never a good mix. ever.
8. My best friend is having a baby.
9. I want to learn how to make sushi.
10 Life is full of some many beautiful little moments- And if you stop constantly focusing on the future and rather savouring the 'right now' you would have a whole lot more of them.

Friday, December 18, 2009

"In the end, nothing we do or say in this lifetime matters as much as the way we have loved one another" -Daphne R.

Monday, December 14, 2009

jump for my love

Have you seen Love Acually? Oh, it's one of my favourite holiday movies.

You should see it, if not for it's overall wonderfulness, than for this part alone.

Hugh Grant is adorable, don't you agree?

Happy Tuesday!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

10 Things I Learnt This Week.

1. Home is the place or person that you want to return to over and over.

2. Having a boyfriend is fun, but having a great boyfriend makes life sweet.

3. I heart vintage rock tshirts.

4. I never want to get old in the head... once that happens, its all downhill.

5. I miss New York.

6. I hate moving, but I do like organising.

7. Girlfriends are essential for a long, healthy happy life.

8. 'The Big Bang Theory' is the funniest TV show. Becoming quite fond of nerds!

9. Turning off all your lights in favour of candles is something everyone should do often.

10. We are all as happy as we choose to be.

Monday, December 7, 2009



Mum: Hi

Phone rings- it's husband (dad)

Mum: Why are you calling me

Dad: Cause you texted me

Mum: I know! You are supposed to text back, not call!

Dad: Can I help it that I prefer to hear your voice, rather than text you?

Mum: Yea, you need to get over that. I prefer texting AND Im watching Oprah!

Dad: But, you texted me.

Mum: I know, I am a grest multitasker, however, I cant talk to you on the phone and watch TV!

Dad: You are ridiculous!!

Mum: So.

How am I so normal?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Hey, its ok shove it in your closet and consider your place cleaned. take every single personal day, holiday and sick day that you are entitled to. discover all your new music courtesy of "The Hills" secretly hope that your exes consider you the one that got away.... find the word "panties" totally creepy. consider riding a swing a form of cardio correct people who mispronounce your name. push your sunglasses up on your head and consider it a hairstyle act all "candid" when someone pulls out a camera. think the fireworks were a wee bit excessive. Ooh, ahh, how many small countries could that have fed? ask for chicken on your vegie burger not change out of your pajamas

...and its ok to be ok with the things that are ok. Life is what it is and its too short to not be the real you.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

People may not remember exactly what you did, or what you said, but they will always remember how you made them feel.
- the woman I sat next to on the plane.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, although given that it is only 11:29pm on Wednesday night, I am a tad early. I like the concept of thanksgiving, maybe even more than Christmas. I think it is important to take a step back sometimes and realise just what you have and be thankful for it.
I am thankful for-

1. My family.
2. My friends.
3. My vintage Chanel bag
4. Suitcases on wheels
5. That I have found someone 15cm taller than me, allowing me the option of heels
6. Mixed CD's
7. My passport
8. Shelly
9. Rice pudding
10. Diet coke with lime
11. Card games.
12. 2 arms, 2 legs, 10 fingers and 10 toes
13. Skype
14. The post office
15. That I am slowly learning not to stress the small stuff.
16. That the sun will still rise tomorrow
17. That life is what you make of it.
18. Morning emails.
19. My Revlon eyebrow pencil
20. Black&white photographs.
21. That I am the only person who has the ability to be me and do it well.

The list could go on and on...

What are you thankful for?


L Train.

Confused tourist: Excuse me, I want to take the red line.
Confused New Yorker: You needed to get off at the last stop.
Confused tourist: No, I got on at last stop. Want to take the red train.
Confused New Yorker: Yes, you needed to get off at the last stop.
Confused tourist: But I'm not going to that stop.
Confused New Yorker: No, you aren't.
Confused tourist: How do I get on red line?
Confused New Yorker: Help me!

--L Train

Saturday, November 21, 2009

“You have to take risks.
We will only understand the miracle of life fully
when we allow the unexpected to happen”— Paulo Coelho

Friday, November 20, 2009

10 things I learnt this week

1. Apparently I snore... (words that every woman loves to hear)
2. GHD's are way better than other flat irons.
3. Carbs are way essential to a good life.
4. Travelling is good for the soul.
5. Travelling with a good friend is even better.
6. An afternoon nap can save the day.
7. A positive attitude brings positive things to you.
8. M.A.S.H is still a good TV show.
9. I'm definitely a winter girl. For me, there is something inspiring and soul searching about cold, gloomy, rainy weather.
10. When you are truly, freely unashamed to be yourself, you give permission for others to be who they are. Let your freak flag fly people!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

baby, it's cold outside

When snow falls, nature listens. ~Antoinette van Kleeff

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Friday

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Me, today

...adore the above picture... if you take me there, I might not return an entire magazine cover to cover
....plan to have champagne when i get home

....have a strong craving for mum's cooking

...wish money grew on trees
...have pretty painted toenails
...wonder why some people are annoyingly persistent

....misses doing yoga
...won't let the grey weather get me down
....realise that I do get out what I put in having a good hair day.. the day I decide to cut it
...feel happy and rather centered

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Slices of Beauty

"Love of Beauty is taste. The creation of Beauty is art". Ralph Waldo Emerson ~ 1803-1882

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

It's ok ... insist they use a coaster. think that every jar of super chunky peanut butter should come with a spoon. be that special kind of uptight that makes you pause the present-opening to smooth out and fold the wrapping paper for future reuse. occasionally eat a brownie on the way to the gym. That's why you go to the gym. start your to-do list with a task you've already done. firmly believe that if you share it, it has no calories. demand to be taken off speakerphone smirk when you see the big, tough guys at your gym tripping on the elliptical machine.

These are made by a designer in the Village.
I'm not sure if I like this. I do, but I'm not sure. But I think I do.
I just don't know. I think they're pretty fierce.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy Monday

Do you think it's possible to have a 'couple crush'? If so, I am head over heels for these two.

Move over Brad&Ange!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Autumn in New York.

I cant wait to get back to the City. 1week
I cant wait to see Jeremy. city sites
I cant wait to have thanksgiving. turkey and pumpkin pie
I cant wait for Australia. home

Oh and, I have quickly become obsessed with the model Crystal Renn... I met her (after finding out where she lived in New York, unhealthy I know!) She is more beautiful than in her pictures and the loveliest person Ive met.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

I want to weave you into me. Stick your thorns in and grow. Bleed sap and feel this shining light. Grow strange leaves. Bear this fruit. Share this soil. Bury ourselves. Reach for the sun. Strip this bark. Carve a name and a heart into me. Please.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.”
-Vincent Van Gogh

Saturday, October 24, 2009

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”— Roald Dahl

Friday, October 23, 2009

maybe we are all the same

I'm always throwing around the word need. It is a frequent occupant of my greedy lips, and all too unnecessary. I need. Yes, I do say that quite a bit. Usually, it simply means "I want".

Need: the psychological feature that arouses an organism to action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action; that which gives purpose and direction to behaviour;

So what do I really need? What do you need? I'm sure that there are obvious answers. I'm positive that you could make a list.

Most days, what I really need is the same thing that you really need. Funny how that works. We all are longing for the same thing, and yet no one speaks of it.

In the deepest part of us, we desperately want companionship...At the end of the day, I want a friend. Not the kind of friends that will leave me when I let them down...but the kind of friends who never quit...The friends that ride out the storm with you. Friends who stay by your side when you make a fool of yourself. Friends who realize that Love not only is unconditional, but it also "suffers long." Yes, friends who are willing to suffer with you and for you...friends who will push you towards change.

People are tricky. People have been hurt. Most people have lost their ability to trust. Maybe that's why it's so hard.But here is what I know.

Love (which is the core of friendship) is pure and kind. Love is not self seeking. Love overlooks. Love perseveres. Love keeps no record of wrong.That is who I want to be. The dictionary defined Love as a feeling. But I beg to differ with Sir Webster. Love is a choice, it is a challenge, it is a goal. It is my goal.

To love without fear of failing or losing.
To trust without walls.
To stand my ground, even when I want to run.
To fight for my friends, at all costs.
&To walk out this journey surrounded by people who encourage me, and to be the friend that exudes the love that Christ has shown me.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

"And I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time. That each day should be spent finding beauty in flowers and poetry and talking to animals. That a day spent with dreaming and sunsets and refreshing breezes cannot be bettered. But most of all, I learned that life is about sitting on benches next to ancient creeks with my hand on her knee and sometimes, on good days, for falling in love." — Nicholas Sparks (from The Notebook)

10 things I learnt this week

1. Homemade bread is so delicious - I think I should try making my own.
2. Window shopping could be used as a form of torture.
3. Some people take themselves way too seriously.
4. I will always end up over eating on holiday.
5. Season 3 of Gossip Girls- my love obsession with Chuck and Blair has been rekindeled.
6. Sometimes a long car ride alone with a favourite CD is all you need to get back on track.
7. I like zip-lock bags.
8. I am still capable of butterflies
9. I still cant decide between Superman and Batman.
10. My 'keep calm and carry on' sticker... has kept me sane the last few weeks.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

“You can look at a picture for a week
and never think of it again....
you can look at a picture for a second
and think of it all your life"
Jean Miro