This is summer





While I love the fashion & snuggliness of winter, nothing beats the warmth of the Australian summertime sun (as long as a hat, sunglasses & sunscreen are involved though!)

Don’t you just love it when…

…your friends’ mum cleans out her jewellery stash & her daughters don’t want her hilariously awesome findings! I got a bag full of the best earrings 1977-1989 had to offer. Best.

How to make ankle boots




So I admit the title of this post may be slightly misleading… For one to “make” a pair of ankle boots, one must already be in possession of some slouchy mid-calf boots.

These are then, not-so-magically, folded down to create some on-trend, in season ankle boots. Sure, it ain’t rocket science but I loves me a hard-working fashion penny-saver!

I rocked these with a floral knee-length singlet dress & oversized black cardi on a cool rainy day. Fashionably dry toes.

Keep smiling

 

Marilyn art

Image via youngspotts.tumblr.com

“This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends – they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything – they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And babe, I hate to say it, most of them – actually pretty much all of them – are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up becuase if you give up, you’ll never find your soul mate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about.

-Marilyn Monroe

Youtubes

A friend drew my attention to these amazing clips by a dude named Mike Tompkins. He’s a music producer turned one-man disco & is making big waves on YouTube with his mouth-&-voice-only cover songs.

Fireflies

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Dynamite

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P.s. That Dynamite song is much more fun sung with this line:

Dynamite alternate lyrics

Face off

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My mate Katie works for Napoleon Perdis & she did my face this morning – we went for a rosy cheek, a purple eye with a liquid line & plenty of mascara. I have nowhere to parade it to but thought I’d take a happy snap before I have to wash it off for the gym.

Embrace

Embrace messy hair

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Healthy start

I’ve been a fairly keen gym-bunny for a while now… Actually, I’ve been hitting the gym (& walking, running & playing indoor netball) regularly for around the last 3 years… All in the same runners. the time has come:

With my fantastic new Asics joggers, I’m hitting the gym with a new fervor – tomorrow morning I’m taking on a weights class followed immediately by Zumba. I need to up my cardio & drop off the weight-training a touch – I’m still focusing on weight-bearing activity but just knocking the actual dumbbells down a little.

While I’ve got a little time off work, I’m finding that backing-up for double classes is a great way for me to get a big whack of exercise done while still staying interested & motivated (more than 20mins on a treadmill & I start eyeing off the bike or the cross-trainer) When I purchased the shoes (for half price might I add!) I also nabbed a half-price Puma tee & a pair of Adidas tights with 20% off the rrp. It’s amazing how more into exercise you can feel with a fresh new gym kit!

Reset & restart

“1.1.11 – The reset button just got pushed. Anything is possible now. Believe.”

(via @danecook & @theLifepreneur)

A post a day, for 365 days

As today is January 1st 2011, I’ve decided to set my self a few challenges to complete during the year. One of these is to make a post to this blog everyday for the entire year: whether it be a rediscovered or new photo, a link, an overheard funny or a rant about life, I’ll be posting something everyday.

By doing this, I’m aiming to stimulate my creative juices, show gratitude for the rad world in which I live & share the anecdotal evidence gathered by a girl ready to own 2011. Happy New Year!

Absolutely Beautiful Things

Not surprisingly, a blog I came across named Absolutely Beautiful Things has some, um, absolutely beautiful things featured in it. An interior design blog, it features plenty of rad bits that I am wishing for in the house I’ll be moving into in Feb.

I especially adore this chair – 6 around a dinner table would provide the most delicious seating for a deluxe afternoon tea…

Absolutely Beautiful Things Blog - Floral Chair

absolutelybeautifulthings.blogspot.com - Floral Chair

The table will be set with colourful mismatched cups and saucers and topped with colourful roses sprouting from old milk jugs and teapots…

Roses

Roses by moi

I’m dreaming of white-washed walls and pop-tacular colour punches teamed with unexpected prints… A base like the one in these pics would be perfect.

EFT & gettin’ the good stuff

Keen on EFT? Wrap your laughing gear around this exercise: EFT and The Law of Attraction – Why Does It Take So Long – Part 7 from EFTMagic.com.

“As you look around your vision board or read your journal, you’ll know deep down if you believe whether you can achieve what it is that you want.”