Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas wishlist!

I've seen this one going around the blog world a lot lately, so I thought I'd make my own.

A denim jacket and/or vest (this one from Topshop is lovely!)
Champagne/coupe glasses (pictured from etsy.)
A new digital camera (thinking either Nikon 1 or Fujifilm FX X100)

I'm sure there are more things I'd like (many many more!) but this is my main list. 
Et tu?

Monday, October 31, 2011

my happy list

Inspired by Danielle's post, I bring you:

My Happy List.

+ This clever website that brings all of your instagram photos to your computer. HUZZAH!
+ Amber's blog, I Love You To The Moon. So much joy and love!
+ New tattoo ideas, that I will be getting soon, I hope!
+ A new pair of TOMS arrived in the mail today!
+ Inspiration for a new story I've started writing.
+ My beloved Chuck is back.
+ Trying new yoga poses. And being able to do them!

(Photo found via tumblr.)

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Things to do this Spring/Summer:

+ Pick fresh flowers and put them in jars and vases around your house
+ Dance on the beach
+ Smile at strangers (you just might make their day)
+ Read more
+ Rearrange your bedroom/house
+ Treat yourself to breakfast in bed
+ Exercise outside in the sun
+ Eat fruit
+ Daydream
+ Enjoy the simple things
+ Tell people you love them
+ Go for a drive with the windows down
+ Take photos
+ Listen to music you love
+ Forget your shoes and walk barefoot
+ Watch a French film (or five)
+ Be happy

(photo found here.)

Daydream Lily x Element Eden

How beautiful are all the clothes in Liss's new collection for Element Eden? I want everything!

And this video? Swoon.

All photos from here & here

Friday, October 7, 2011

100th POST

'Where have I been the last few weeks?' I hear you ask. Nowhere too exciting, but it seems that I have forgotten to update this lovely little blog.

Here is my life in pretty instagram photos:

Bits and pieces of my room.

Tree lined streets from a recent trip to Brisbane

Queen St Mall in Brisbane

Photobooth fun with my lovely friend Rachel.

Scented nailpolish & a day at the beach.

Friday, July 29, 2011


I'm unemployed for the first time in over four years. And it's a bit weird.
Here's what I've been up to for the last few weeks:

Reading: The Forest of Hands & Teeth series by Carrie Ryan & crying my way through Sisterhood Everlasting by Anna Brashares

Watching: Covert Affairs, Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth & Rizzoli & Isles are my current favourites.

Hairdressing: I finally took the plunge and got ombre highlights. And I love them! 

Waiting: Patiently to visit my dear sister, Claire, for a little tea party at her new house. & for Jose Vanders' new EP to be released. 

Eating: Homemade lasagne (homemade by yours truly) and blueberry/banana smoothies (yum!)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

dreaming of-

With the end of my beloved bookstore, I am dreaming of a few things-

Bike rides.

A new tattoo or two.

Encouraging words.
(Photos from here, here and here.)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

I've been a busy girl this week, but here are a few things that I've been doing:

  •  Thanks to my lovely friend Kendall, I've been keeping a Positivity journal - at the end of every day, I take a few minutes to write down at least one thing that I've liked about that day. I thought it would be hard, but it's actually really fun. I still have days where all I can think of is a bible verse, or a passage from whatever book I've read that day, but I'm really enjoying it. Thank you, Kendall!
  • Finding out what colour I am here - I can't decide if I'm more peacock or night.
  • Reading like it's going out of fashion (well well well, that's a story for another time) I've finished The Forest of Hands and Teeth, and have moved onto The Dead-Tossed Waves, both by Carrie Ryan.
  • Spending my hard-earned cash on a gorgeous dress from ASOS. 
So, that's me lately. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

I've had a bit of a rubbish weekend, so I thought some flowers might cheer me up

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Do It Yourself

I've recently been doing a little bit of D.I.Y. (that can be used as a noun, right?) (Super duper easy things, btw, I'm really not that talented.)

I've made:
A twinkle light lamp (using a mason jar) 

A whole bunch of friendship bracelets
(using embroidery thread and string.) 

I'd really like to make a few more things:
Milk glasses/adorable vases! 
(All that & more at More Design Please)

Yummy doily biscuits (via Tara Sloggett.)

This beautiful journal (from The Creative Place.)

And many many more beautiful things!

I've also recently put up another shelf in my room, (as I keep on making/buying/getting wonderful things and I don't have enough space for everything!)

Wonderful new shelf, featuring photos of my mum & aunty when they were wee, doilies (I love doilies, I am a nanna), Dennis & Donut (from Teddy Bears Wednesday), a lovely mirror given to me as a bridesmaid gift from my sister, an eiffel tower ornament from Paris, & my new twinkle light lamp. And above are my Jim & Pam magnets, a map of The Renegade Craft Fair Chicago from my lovely friend Kendall, and a watercolour from my other sister. 
(See what I mean about too many things?)

So, if you have a crafty bone in your body (or even if you don't) why don't you try doing it yourself? 

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

instagram + holidays = tattoo

So, it turns out, every time I go on holidays, I come back with a new tattoo.
(Newest tattoo is the bird.)

(Photo via my instagram, y'all should follow me on there.)

photo holding nesting dolls are my fave

Melanie is the best at crafty ideas! I would love to make these little Photo Holding Nesting Dolls. I think I would paint mine mint green, sky blue, pale peach and coral.

(Click here for the super simple D.I.Y. over at You Are My Fave.)