Monday, December 27, 2010

"I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes,
I'm out of control, and at times, I'm hard to handle. But if
you can't handle me at my worst, you sure as hell don't
deserve me at my best."
-Marilyn Monroe

Friday, December 24, 2010

Life Lessons From Buddy.

Lesson #1: Spread cheer (Christmas and otherwise).
“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.”
Lesson #2: Make smiling your favorite.
“I just like to smile! Smiling’s my favorite.”
Lesson #3: Be yourself, even when it’s hard to know who you are.
“Actually, I’m a human, but I was raised by elves.”
Lesson #4: Give out compliments freely.
“Deb, you have such a pretty face. You should be on a Christmas card!”
Lesson #5: Take risks.
“Papa says my real father lives in a magical place far away… but the thing is, I’ve never left the North Pole.”
Lesson #6: Don’t give up.
“I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel.”
Lesson #7: Speak your mind.
“If you can sing alone, you can sing in front of other people. There’s no difference.”
Lesson #8: Let life excite you.
“Good news! I saw a dog today!”
Lesson #9: Show affection.
“Does somebody need a hug?”
Lesson #10: Do what you love.
“First we’ll make snow angels for a two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of Tollhouse cookie dough as fast as we can, and then we’ll snuggle.”

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Did you ever meet a special kind of man that makes you wonder why you stayed with the losers for so long?
I did.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Caught up with my old good fun friend Jemma and I finally met Bubba Kuchel and what a doll she is! Living in different states/countries makes friendship difficult sometimes but its always nice to simply pick up where you left things.

On a sadder note: My beautiful friend Nicole lost her precious Nonna this week. Its a sad reminder that life is short, life is precious and life is to be cherished.. every second we are granted. Make it all count. x

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Vivian: You're late.
Edward Lewis: You're stunning.
Vivian: You're forgiven.

Unless you've been living under a rock since the 90's, you have probably seen Pretty Woman a few times and love it...and whats not to love? Its the classic cinderella story all over again (well, if cinderella had briefly turned to street walking) - There is a rich man, a gorgeous girl who is down on her luck, they meet, she gets a makeover, they fall madly inlove, and live happily ever after *le sigh*

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Me "I never want to get married. We should kick the boys out and live here forever."

Mum "Totally"

Monday, October 18, 2010

: Do you wanna walk?
BEN: Oh.
FELICITY: The truth is, I can’t be with you like this. I mean, I know I said that I could, but I can’t. I can’t just compromise myself like that. I mean, I’m an emotional person. I feel things, and I need to be able to get upset and talk about how I’m feeling. I mean, that’s just, that’s who I am, and I can’t change it. I don’t want to. And the thing is, you knew that. You knew it, and you still pursued me. Because you want something with me. You just aren’t strong enough to have it. Which… in a way, makes you a coward. And the saddest part is that one day, you’re gonna wake up and you’re gonna realize what you missed and it’ gonna be too late.
BEN: I don’t know what to say.
FELICITY: I know, it’s okay. [gives him a kiss on the cheek & walks away]

Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.
— Jodi Picoult

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Ive been blissfully in love with this man for 1 whole year!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


Now, I know that Ive never been engaged, married or divorced. However, I would like to imagine myself at the first two stops one day... so why not try and prepare my emotions and gain some knowledge on the subject now... Before the train ride begins. Below is a list of 28 little nuggets of gold which I have complied from talking and observing married friends. I think a huge part of them are useful in our relationships, romantic or otherwise. Enjoy!

  1. Whatever annoyed you before you got married is going to annoy you even more when you actually are married. If you can live with whatever brand of crazy you're up against, you're golden, because whatever it is probably won't change dramatically.
  2. That said, never underestimate the power of lavish praise when it comes to behavior modification.
  3. However you decide to slice up the dough, consider keeping a bank account under your own name for discretionary spending.
  4. Talk to a financial advisor so you understand what your goals are and can work toward them together.
  5. Listening does not mean waiting patiently to hear the sonorous tones of your own voice.
  6. Use the nice china. It's not going with you.
  7. Accept that you will both be attracted to other people during the course of your marriage.
  8. Unexpected tokens of affection are always appreciated.
  9. Have adventures together. Travel is an amazing opportunity to bond.
  10. Food is love. Even if you don't know how to cook, learn how to make one thing well. Then serve it up when your partner is having a really, really crappy day.
  11. S/he who cooks does not do dishes.
  12. Going to bed mad is perfectly fine, but it's much easier when you have a spare bedroom.
  13. Tread lightly with the in-laws. Be kind when establishing boundaries.
  14. Make an effort to stay healthy - mentally and physically.
  15. Cute underwear. Cute underwear. Cute underwear.
  16. Always have something on the calendar to look forward to together - a trip, a concert, a dinner reservation, whatever.
  17. If you want it, if you hate it, if it makes you crazy, speak up. No one likes a martyr.
  18. Repeat after me: MY BELOVED AND I ARE NOT ONE. Maintain your own social life outside of your marriage.
  19. If you must talk smack about your partner with friends and family, do it judiciously and be mindful of the picture you're painting.
  20. Learn what words send you and your partner into a blind rage and eliminate them from your collective vocabulary. ("Hypersensitive", anyone?)
  21. Stop counting. Tit for tat never ends well.
  22. Volunteer together or contribute a percentage of your income to a cause you both care about.
  23. Encourage creative pursuits and the occasional cockamamie scheme.
  24. There is no shame in couples therapy.
  25. Serve as a quiet and steadfast sounding board when it's unclear how to be supportive.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Dad: "Britt, that was a stop sign you just ran"
Me: "Yeah, I slowed down"
Dad: "Yes, but that was a stop sign. That means you should stop"
Me: "I did stop. I stopped accelerating. The sign doesn't say what you need to stop doing"
Dad: "Driver of the Year"

Sunday, September 19, 2010

i'm not a huge fan of of independent type films where the characters try to be deeper than the level of writing allows. i find them to be pretty predictable. and at the end all i can think of to say is. WASN'T THAT FUN. evil of me i know. but when i saw the romantics photoshoot with j.crew . i thought. if it's good enough for the crew. then it's good enough for me. so i watched the trailer. and for the first time i meant it. when i said. WASN'T THAT FUN. it's nice to see katie holmes looking happy and normal. instead of like a frumpy bipolar bag lady. and josh duhamel?! be still my heart.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.
-Leo Buscaglia.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Evie Lou!!!
Born on the first day of Spring and she is simply perfect!!

Lookie lookie at what I bought on Etsy today! I really really need to give up online shopping, but what the heck! How cute are these for the toilet door!!!! Paul and I (well, mostly myself) have been buying furniture and 'homey' things for when we move in together. I could go nuts!! I can't wait for the season to come!!

10 things I leant this week!

1. Its a good idea to stock up on cheap, cotton t-shirts from Woolworths
2. The film Salt was not as good as I expected it to be and Angelina looked way too stick-like in it ( i prefer her figure in Tomb Raider)
3. I think it's sad that Labor is in Government again. Australia seems to have a short memory
4. If you type a maths sum (example 25 x 4) in the Google search box, Google will calculate the answer for you when you click "search" (handy, huh)
5. Sometimes its good to go workout even when you dont feel like it
6. I am very attracted to red coloured clothing right now
7. Reading Eat, Pray, Love really makes you want to do some serious travelling
8. Some women look so adorable when they are pregnant
9. My willpower is so much stronger than it used to be
10. Its important to practice patience (& just let things happen in their own time)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Make sure the people in your life are the ones that deserve to be there!

Friday, September 3, 2010

a dreamy song for a dreamy afternoon.

"There are those who think that I’m strange

They would box me up and tell me to change

But you hold me close and softly say

That you wouldn’t have me any other way"

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

all my children

Life is peculiar in a wonderful way sometimes. earlier today i started thinking about the sweet letters lots of bloggers write to their future husbands. I am a huge believer in passing down advice and wisdom to the generations to come. So i then began to ponder about writing letters to my future children.

well, sure enough- when i was exploring the blog-o-sphere later today i stumbled upon this new site "advice for all my children". it is quite interesting & honest. i really fancy it.
here are some of my favorites so far:

What advice would you give?

i heart drew...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Girl im in love with you
This ain't the honeymoon
Past the infatuation phase
Right in the thick of love
At times we get sick of love
It seems like we argue everyday

We're just ordinary people
We don't know which way to go
Cuz we're ordinary people
Maybe we should take it slow (Take it slow oh oh ohh)
This time we'll take it slow (Take it slow oh oh ohh)
This time we'll take it slow

This ain't a movie no
No fairy tale conclusion ya'll
It gets more confusing everyday
Sometimes it's heaven sent
Then we head back to hell again
We kiss and we make up on the way

Cuz we're ordinary people

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Dad!

My dad explaining diabetes to me.

Dad-“Insulin which comes from the Latin word Insula, meaning; small island; named from the fact that insulin is secreted in the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. You know, you should really learn Latin.”

Britt “Why, it’s a dead language.”

Dad “Because it’s the language that all languages are built upon, it’s important to know the origins of the works you speak.”

Britt “I think in this day and age, you should just be happy that I know what the word is and can say it without dribbling.”

Dad “Good point”

When you go somewhere, go with all your heart. Love B xx

Monday, July 19, 2010

Ive had a truly great week. The boyf surprised me with a weekend at the lovely Watermark Hotel to celebrate our 9mths of love. We ate our favourite restaurants, sipped cocktails at the Q1 and just enjoyed each others company.
One Sunday, it was my Mum's 51st birthday, and Paul and I drove up to my wonderful friend Tracey to pick up the elephant for the top of Mum's cake {Please see pictures} Paul and I cooked dinner and bake the cake from scratch {I scratched open the box and baked} Then after we were all full, we sat around and played cards.

It was a lovely weekend filled with love and laughter.