Monday, June 28, 2010


It's Monday and I do apologise for neglecting my piece of internet for the last week or so. Life has just been so busy!
Lately I've been:
- Attending weddings. They should make it a sport! I've attended 2 weddings over the last 2 weekends, and have number 3 coming up this weekend. A wedding hat trick!
- Cooking (and looooving it!) Last night's effort was Pioneer Woman's pasta with roasted red pepper sauce. So yummy! And so good for me!
- Getting back on track at Weight Watchers. I joined up a few weeks ago and in a matter of 2 weeks, I lost 3.1kg. And then I got slack. Now I'm back on it and feeling happy. Hoping to start shrinking crazily soon enough!
- Looking after a sick puppy. Cupcake ate himself a pen last week and apparently poisoned himself. Luckily, an injection and a week of antibiotics later, he's just fine. Whew.
- Visiting the Spud Shed, a fresh produce warehouse near us. Their fruit and veg are amazing, huge, and cheap! I found snow peas longer than my fingers, apples the size of my hand and a mushroom the size of my head! Great fun! Plus the husband was in meat heaven ;)
- Saving moneys. Isn't it hard???
- Day-dreaming and looking forward to my family's upcoming trip to Karri Valley. I haven't taken a break in the last year, and I'm sooo excited to trek away to the bush, sit reading in front of the fire, and cook with my Mum and sisters. Joy!
- Event-planning. Lately I've just had the urge to spend time with people. I'm busying myself filling up everyone's social calendars. So far on the agenda: a Mudcake craft day (finally!!!), a ladies' luncheon with some new friends, and a pre-teen pyjama party with some friends from the old Church. I'm so excited!
- Having weird dreams. Nothing new here. But man, I don't know what the heck is with my head! Sleep is adventurous, I can say that much.

Maybe a post with personal pictures next time?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

We Turned 4 xxoo

This is a really old picture, but that's the best kind right?

Yesterday Chris and I turned 4! When I think back to that most awkward night of my life 4 years ago, I can't help but smile. It all started over a cup of coffee between friends, late one night in an ice cream shop, and we pretty much didn't make eye contact throughout The Big Feelings Talk. But I'd say it turned out fairly well!

So how did we spend our 4-year dating anniversary? Well, I had my hair done and cooked for my friends who are coming over tonight. And Chris had dinner with our friend Simon till late. Romantic, right? Ha. However, this Friday Chris has major plans. Soooo excited!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Question To Ponder...

(From here)
Well, she does make a good point...!
Happy Wednesday to you. Mwah!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Artist Feature: Beehive Kitchenware Co

There are 2 things I'd like to rave about:
1. Etsy's personalised 'Suggested Shops' feature that comes up under your favourites. Uh-mazing. I've been going nuts discovering the loveliest sellers lately!
2. Beehive Kitchenware Co (discovered today through the Suggested Shops tool). Everything is just SO BEAUTIFUL. Let's take a peek at the loveliness...

It might just be that I'm verrrrry partial to birds and hearts, but I wouldn't mind a kitchen filled with these wares! They'd make perfect wedding, engagement or house-warming presents. Sigh. There's my prettiness quota for the day!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Don't Forget, Friends!

The giveaway over at My Girl Thursday ends tomorrow (Saturday)! There are so many lovely items to be won. Go! Go now!
I'm on Day 2 of this lame cold and according to my doctor, still in the beginning stages. Greattttt.
How do you spend your sick days at home? I'm sort of tired of the whole honey tea & DVDs scenario...!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Sick Day

(Bless you, honey lemon tea...)
Chris and I are both home sick today. This pretty much never happens - we don't tend to share our diseases! We're pretty much just sitting on the couch, dosed up on Codral, watching movies, using copious amounts of tissues and feeling sorry for ourselves. The highlight of the day is going to be when my lovely Mum drops off some of her very delicious chicken and vegetable soup! We're lucky kids.
We're also splurging on pepperoni pizza for lunch. Shhhh!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Glove Hunt

Yesterday was the first day of Winter and lately I've noticed... it's darn cold! It all came to a head this morning when I was attempting some very simple crochet before work. Cold fingers = clumsy, loose, giant-sized stitches. Ugh. A few years ago I went through a bit of a fingerless glove craze and ended up with some very cute pairs! Sadly, when I got married and moved house a year and a half ago, my collection became compromised. Most pairs seem to have been split in half, rendering the gloves I did manage to hold onto fairly pointless without their partner!
Today I've been hunting for a pair to keep my hands warm over the next few months, and have found some pretties:

Don't these all just make your hands feel all snuggly????
Also, I'm sorta pining for these bear ear warmers...

Winter. What a lovely season!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Some Things Y'All Should Know!

1. I've got a blog sponsorship at My Girl Thursday for the month of June!
2. You should go check her blog out - aside from the fact that it's a fun and inspiring read, she's running an amaaaazing giveaway right now, with 1 item from each sponsor - 11 items to be exact. All going to one lucky, lucky winner! I'm giving away my favourite brooch so gooooo check it out! Gooooo!
3. I'm making a commitment to this blog. There are so many things I want it to be, but I just ain't the most regular post-er. The plan is... that will change. I love a good blog that documents real life, so that's what I'm going for. I'm going to add some regular features. Maybe a weekly cooking class, more Etsy artist features, a DIY here or there. This is my space, and I want it to show you ME!!
4. Right now I'm watching Master Chef. It's pretty much my favourite show on TV right now...
5. Pretty sure I wish I made this little sweetie pie:
6. Mwah!! xxoo