Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saturday night was my Dad's 54th birthday party. We had about 37 people, ranging in ages from 17 to 78years!!... it was a, for lack of a better word, HOOT!

There was sushi, champagne and cupcakes!
There was music, old friends and good family.
I played photographer!
I wore my fierce jumpsuit!!
I was the Dancing Queen

And most importantly, my Dad had a great time!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Today I am feeling discouraged and my heart is sore.
Sometimes I wish I were a little kid again, skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts. ~Washington Irving

Friday, May 21, 2010

made for each other.

Charlotte and Harry. I love this couple! These two remind me alot of myself and the Boyf. If ever two people were oh-so-perfect for each other, it's C&H (and yes, I know they aren't real, I choose to live in this fantasy world)

Harry: [talking about his mother's insistence that he marry a Jewish woman] Keeping tradition alive is very important to her. She lost family in the Holocaust.

Charlotte: [makes a face]

Harry: What?

Charlotte: Well, now I can't say anything because you've brought up... the Holocaust.

Yes, I am currently re-watching season 6, where they breakup, get engaged and live happily ever after. Its nice to get up on a Saturday morning, make yourself a coffee and escape reality for an hour or so.

Thursday, May 20, 2010


“There is always some madness in love.
But there is also always some reason in madness.”
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I am somewhat in love with this dress.

10 things I learnt this week

1. Providing active service helps others and makes your life richer.
2. It's important to consider what constitutes a good life.
3. 4 days. 3 kids. 2 dogs. 1 me. this recipe makes me tired.
4. I am very very open with my Mum. (sorry Paul)
5. Everyone smiles in the same language.
6. People will fail.
7. Ugg boots are on. Winter is here. I have missed you dear friend.
8. I love vegetarian food. I love my boyfriend. I love eating vegetarian food with my boyfriend.
9. Girls, when it comes to makeup, less is more. This is the opposite with clothing.
10. Whatever you chase will run.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tomato+Basil+Olive Oil Please

This was my breakfast this morning. No butter, no salt but very yummy!! It's part of my new eating habits... Ive noticed lately that I am always tired, have headaches, feel foggy and have trouble sleeping.

Yesterday I bought the book 'You Are What You Eat' and while reading it this morning, I was reading challenged to change my eating habits. The book promotes eating 'closer to the ground' and food that is in much more of a natural state. I don't think that my eating has ever been out of control, but just little things like sugar, caffeine and salt have a huge effect on the body. I think that Australia is becoming (and perhaps overtaking) America as far as our take out and coffee houses. So to sum it up, I will be cutting out or limiting- Anything white, caffeine, sugar sugar sugar, salt, dairy, preservatives, artificial sweeteners and red meats.
It sounds like a lot.. but when you think about it, it's just making a choice to make better choices.

I will let you know how I am feeling week by week!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010

10 things I learnt this week

1. Sweet banana muffins are yummy.

2. I think I am forming an addiction to Lean Cuisine

3. Lady morning teas are the best, especially when they are with old friends.

4. I am very happy and content in my relationship.

5. I have cried watching Oprah 5 days in a row.

6. The people that love you when you need it, they are your family.

7. Boiled eggs are not a quick breakfast option.

8. The Blind Side is a brilliant, sweet film with an important message.

9. Cleaning out your wardrobe is good for the soul.

10. It's important to practise random act of kindness.

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive.” – Howard Thurman

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Amazing Dresses!

BEST: Anne Hathaway (left) in a stunning Valentino gown and Bulgari diamonds (such a princess gown). Rachel Weisz (right) in an Oscar de la Renta dress with Fred Leighton jewels (gorgeous lady, gorgeous pink dress). And Jlo? She needs no words!!

And two not-so-amazing dresses!

WORST: Leighton Meester (left) in a ill fitting Marc Jacobs dress (why, Leighton, why?). Kristen Stewart (right) in a black Chanel dress with her trademark unimpressed look (not pretty)

Sunday, May 2, 2010

We must all eventually leave the world our parents want for us behind! ~ Jim Carrey.

Hello Boots, welcome to your new home! I will love you and wear you and if you're good, take you on an all expenses paid trip to Europe!!

Do you like my new boots? I won them on eBay and picked them up this morning. I have been debating buying $400 Nine West boots for about a week now, and really couldn't bring myself to spend that much! Plus, I have always has this fascination with the old and 'preloved'... I like that there is a story to it... (and its usually doesn't cost you $400 to hear that story)

This week is going to be a good one! I have a morning tea planned (cupcakes mandatory), a movie night with Jess, a scrap night .... I must must must finish my America book and bind it already, a Brisbane vintage shopping day and a Barbie and Ken 21st birthday party!

Life is good and sweet! It really is what we choose to make it, so choose wisely!!!

10 things I learnt this week

1. It's important to listen to your body. Eat when you're hungry. Sleep when you're tired.

2. Never grocery shop on a full stomach. You come home with 3 apples, cotton buds and a pasta sauce.

3. It's ok to feel a tad bit jealous when your friend gets engaged, pregnant or that fabulous job. Whats important is that you feel it, deal with it and don't let your friend know.

4. Ones of life most important lessons is to learn how to say "Thankyou", "Congratulations" and "I'm sorry".... and really mean it.

5. Fruit cut up by someone else is always more yummy.

6. I think chipped nail polish looks tacky.

7. Heavy heavy eye makeup looks incredible on very few people.

8. If your friends or family make you feel anything less than happy, supported and special; they are not proper friends or family.

9. It's better to be good at one thing than mediocre at ten things.

10. Find someone you're passionate about and be with that person forever