It was a cape kinda day today. Its almost the end of autumn and winter is well and truly around the corner. Fortunately the sun is still quite warm most of the time, however when its gone - its awfully cold! I've made quite the collection of capes over the last few months and its finally gotten cold enough so I can wear them! This one was from ebay for a crazy $22 including shipping from the UK - crazy I know! But hey ... I'm not complaining. Even though I love the cooler months, I really do hope the sun does stay out to play for a wee bit longer. Its my birthday in a couple of weeks time and I'm thinking of inviting some friends out to Centennial Park for a nice picnic / weather permitting.... I guess only time will tell.
Monday, May 6, 2013
A little while back we got together with a fabulous couple to share in the celebrations of their little ones 1st birthday. Nevaeh Winter turned one a few months back, and I had totally forgotten to share these photos with you. The celebrations were held at our friends cafe, decked out with pink, purple and white pompoms, as well as a candy bar to feed a few hundred people.
Its interesting how things change so quickly - or perhaps not quickly at all. One minutes we are all sitting our end of school exams, the next we are moving out of home and getting married. In the blink of an eye (or so it seems), we turn from kids to wives to parents. Its crazy, but at the same time very exciting. Jason & Shahde are some of a few of our close friends to become parents within the last few years. I've really loved having babies (and now toddlers) join in our group of friends.
Nevaeh is a total darling. More and more of her personality is showing each time we see her, those little legs are getting faster and faster, and that cheeky smile makes anyones frown turn upside down. Hopefully it wont be too long before Scott and I can have a little one of our own.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
I really couldn't resist buying this stripy pet jumper for our little Lucy.... only problem is that our little Lucy is far too big for it. Oh well, we are planning to pass it on to some friends who have a Pomeranian - should fit him just fine. I not particularly big on pet clothing - I mean, they don't actually need it now do they. Having said that - I wouldn't mind having one or two cute things just to put on her for special occasions. What are your thoughts on pet clothing? Do you have clothes for your pets?
Monday, April 1, 2013
(boots and cape: ebay, socks: asos, leggings: boohoo, long singlet: cotton on)
Hope you all had a lovely Easter this year! We spent the day on my father-in-laws farm, with my in laws and brother/sister in law too. We had lunch, then just relaxed, before going for a long walk through the farm. Afterwards we enjoyed some dinner, then played some uno and boardgames before calling it a day!
Luckily we didn't have much chocolate this year - feels great to come out the other end of a holiday and still feel healthy! I don't know why, but chocolate just wasn't a bit part of Easter for us this year.
How did you celebrate Easter this year?
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Scott and I are both big boardgame fans.... and so as often as possible we try to invite friends (or even better: groups of friends) over for some thing to eat and a bit of boardgame fun. The latest addition to our ever growing boardgame collection is the "Logo" game, where each player is asked a series of question all relating to Australian logos. Each question card contains four questions, so get them all correct and you get to move four places - get one wrong and the next player has the opportunity to score those points and move along on the board.
Earlier this year we invited a handful of couples to our place to test out this new game - it was a great hit! We play it almost any time someone suggests we pull out a board game, and we couldn't be happier. Do you have a favourite boardgame?
Monday, March 25, 2013
(dress and bag: thrifted, shoes: kmart, hat: dotti)
I've been feeling rather blah lately. Nothing seems to be going right, nothing in my personal life, nothing in my work life.. I feel like I'm stuck in a place that I just don't know how to get out of at this point. Perhaps I just need a holiday. The Easter long weekend is coming up this Friday and it couldn't of come at a better time. I just feel like there is so much going on right now - I just need a short break from it all.
This dress is newly thrifted - and I think its borderline ok in terms of length appropriate for work. Its been rather hot and humid while in the same day cold and wet, so its been fairly hard to dress weather appropriate lately. This weeks forecast looks really good though - I'm looking forward to the last of Sydney's gorgeous days before the real autumn/winter weather sets in.
Hope you all have a great Easter long weekend, I think Scott and I are going to just hang out at home and sort out some house things - what are your plans?
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Last months Lust have it box was so disappointing, I can't even be bothered writing about any of the products. All I'm going to say is that even Lucy, was not impressed (see below). I think the product in the box were average - nothing special. The thing that really pushed me over the edge though was their poor customer service. So I was missing one item (as did many other subscribers) and read on their Facebook page that they exceeded the Australia post weight limit for the boxes (hardly believe that really) and so it will be sent with next months box. I Facebook messaged them promptly explaining that I was unsure I wanted to continue with the subscription and if they could send it to me before then asap.... four days later they respond, with some crap generic message saying that I'l receive the item in next months box. I emailed again (not through Facebook - just regular email), and got the same response a few days later. Total rubbish if you ask me. I shouldn't have to pay for another months box just because they didn't calculate the weigh of the parcel correctly. Its just ridiculous, and obviously I am less than impressed.
Are there any other aussie subscription boxes out there? I'm in need of a change!
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Considering this was the month of Valentines Day, I was a bit disappointed with this months Bellabox. Apart from the heart shaped pattern on the back of the card, nothing screamed "love". As for the products, the best word I could use to sum everything up would be average. This months box was far from exciting.
Batiste Dry Shampoo. This is the same sample that I received late last year from either Lusthaveit or Bellabox (I don't quite remember which one). As a dry shampoo, its a decent product. It smells nice and it does the trick. Just wasn't too impressed to receive something that I had already received recently. And unfortunatley I don't go without washing my hair at least every second day so its not a product I would normally use. RRP AU$9.95 for 150mL.
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Curl Perfecting Spray. This product is meant to be sprayed on to wet hair and then "scrunched" whiled drying to create "perfect summer waves". Personally this is not a product I would use either. I much prefer polished curls to messy waves... especially since my hair is not very long. Having said that, I'll give it a go - who knows, it may be amazing? RRP AU$16.99 for 198mL.
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse. A multi-purpose oil which provides nourishment for your face, body and hair without a greasy after-touch. I've never heard of this brand, and this seems a bit like a "fluff" product that isnt really desgnied specifically to do anything but make your skin/hair feel nice. Keen to try it, however not something I would have bought for myself . RRP AU$24.95 50mL.
Sally Hansen Silver Glitter Nailpolish. This only full-size product in this months box. I'm a massive fan of nail polish, and find myself buying more and more even though I know I don't need them. Sally Hansen is a great brand of nail polish, and I say that from experience I've always been very please with the overall quality of their polishes.
Banana Boat Spot SPF 30+. Living in Australia - good quality sunscreen is a must. I'll be taking this sample to work so I can keep my skin safe on those hot summer days! RRP AU$14.99 for 200g
U Skin Solutions Clean and Go Exfoliating Gel Cleanser. A tiny two in one cleansing and exfoliating gel to keep pores clean and clear. RRP AU$30.95 for 125mL.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
So I've seen a lot of floral head wear lately, and like everything new, I was a bit slow to jump on board. I had been searching online for an affordable floral headwreath for about a week or so when it suddenly dawned on me that I could easily just make one myself. And so I did. Afterwards I thought I should of taken some photos or videos and put together a bit of a DIY..... but at the time I was just so caught up in making it that I couldn't think of anything else. I bought a bunch of fake flowers from a cheap variety store, and using a hot glue gun, secured the flowers onto an old headband I had lying around the house. From beginning to end it took me the whole of 10 minutes to create, and I love it! It cost me next to nothing, and I even had flowers left over to create a matching floral collar for Lucy. Score!
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Next time you see my hair - it will be a subtle ombre! I had an appointment yesterday morning at my local hairdresser for an ombre colouring. Two and a half hours later I stepped out a new woman. I really do like the colouring - my stylist did a great job. Its quite a subtle ombre though - I didn't want to go anything too dramatic for the first time (especially since I have never coloured my hair in the past). I think next time I go I could definitley go a bit lighter! Looking forward to showing you all soon.
(top: americal apparel, skirt: chikabooti, sandals: kmart, necklace: vintage)
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Hope everyone had a lovely weekend. I spent half of mine preparing for work.... and it has totally drained me! I am completely exhausted and overwhelmed. So much so that I really can't bring myself to do anything productive right now. All I can think of is shopping, and buying lots of new things for myself, despite having already spent a few hundred dollars over the last few days online. How ridiculously shallow is that? Oh dear. The story of my life.