Friday, March 27, 2009

check it..

earth hour is nearly here. light some candles and get off facebook. the earth says thanks :) and i say get amongst it.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

the joy of the world wide web

i feel like i've discovered a whole new world in the past few weeks with the discovery of both blogging and etsy. new realms of pleasure and increasing amounts of quality time with any available computer have been revealed to me! on the flip side, my discoveries have not really come at the greatest of times as im frantically trying to write 5000 words of essays before next thursday. i fear that when i get my graded assignments back it will be hideously obvious that my priority during this time was indeed the world wide web and not the queensland education system!

here are some of my favourite etsy discoveries...

BTunique <------------> amandaarcher

sarahseven <------------> paintedmetal

do you see why im so distracted? please hurry up and pay me kevin rudd so that when i have to drop out of uni at least i'll be well dressed :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

washing day

i washed my sheets yesterday. i love sleeping in freshly washed and sun dried sheets.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

a lovely way to spend a sunday

i've just finished cleaning my semi-renovated unit (yay) and am about to start writing an assignment (boo..) i thought i'd spend a few moments inside my imagination (and flickr) and pretend that i have just had a wonderful, whimsical sunday doing things i love...

what a lovely way to spend a sunday xx

untapped brisbane

im not a huge fan of brisbane. i think its cos i've lived in melbourne and after melbourne anything is a bit disappointing. but on friday night brisbane really pulled through for me! a group of us went and frolicked by the river at new farm and ate some good food and chatted about some of the ugly names that parents give their children. like gregory. or maureen. we also chatted about awesome names that our future children might just be lucky enough to have. like willow. or india. (okay i confess, its just me that likes those names - but its my blog so i'll take as many liberties with the story as i please!!).

now this evening joy would not have taken place in melbourne because by about 4.30 in the afternoon its getting a bit too cold to leave the house without snow suiting up. one point to brisbane. however, melbourne has st kilda, bridge road, the vegie bar, a sweat free summer, my niece and the joys of winter. brisbane tends to skip winter.

i do love melbourne. but on friday night brisbane got my vote. love, laughter and innapropriate jokes. beat that melbourne.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

i heart alice

i really do love Lewis Carrol's books about Alice. i am currently on a rampage through my many unpacked boxes (the joys of renovating) to find my copy of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland' so i can re-read and re-love alice and her crew. here's some of my favourite alice so that you can love her too..

"Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said: "one can't believe impossible things." "I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
(Through the Looking Glass, Chapter 5)

"Who are YOU?" said the Caterpillar.This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, "I--I hardly know, sir, just at present-- at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then."
(Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 5)

isn't she great??

on a semi-related note, Lisa Mitchell is totally rad. largely because she sings about alice but also because at one of her gigs last year she had her mic stand covered in fairy lights. check her out. i dont have a photo of her mic stand so i'll post a photo of her and a photo of fairy lights and hope you can imagine my joy with this concept...

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

the bright side??

today was one of those terrible days where i went to uni and acomplished nothing, got yelled at by an old man at the petrol station and was attacked by a rogue bird! so to counteract this im looking for the lovely things in my life...

* a date with my husband tonight

* polaroid photos

* friday night picnics

* no ironing

* air con in my car

* days off work

* living near my brother

* op shopping

* roadside fruit and vegie stalls

* fairy lights

* afternoon tea

* french films

* merlo coffee

* typewriters (well i dont actually have one of these in my life but i plan to one day and then it will be lovely:) )

*learning to play the guitar

* balloons

am feeling much better :) however, will still keep an eye out for dive bombing birds

love x

Monday, March 16, 2009

sharing is caring...

..and since there isnt enough caring in the world im going to start sharing. i think i like the idea of blogging and i hope that the practice of it doesnt let me down. im pretty great at getting excited about something new and getting over it just as quickly (as evidenced by my sewing drawer slash box slash pile slash corner of our lounge room).

so here's to sharing some of my life.. please note that this does not include sharing my husband or my new cohen et sabine dress :) !