Thursday, 27 September 2012

Things I Love Thursday

It's that time of the week again! 

Via Curiosity Shoppe

Via Williams Sonoma

Via Williams-Sonoma

I need these Star Wars cutters in my life! They also have some cupcake decorations and things. I wish I could order them all!!


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DAVID BOWIE COOKIES! I need say no more.


Via Anthropologie

I really love classic style bathing suits. I have had mine for about 10 years (I'm not kidding) the shape is so flattering, and it never goes out of style. It's probably time I buy a new one. This one might just be it....


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Yep. T-Rex shoes. These are so amazing. They are totally impractical, but I would still buy them, coz, dinosaurs.

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Thursday, 20 September 2012

Things I Love Thursday

 I think today's post should be called 'Things I Want from Asos'. I swear that ever time I look, I find new and different things on there that I NEED. I really wish I was able to do a huge haul. 

Via Asos

I just love these Sunglasses. 

Via Asos

Who doesn't want glitter flatforms??


Via Asos

I really really want this batman shirt! It is so very cool.


Via Asos
I have just the dress to wear with these shoes. If only they were mine....

Via Asos

I absolutely love the collar on this dress!


Via Asos
I don't know why I love this, but I do. 

Ok, that's enough for today. I am making myself sad that my Asos 'save for later' bag is getting fuller and fuller, and I am unable to purchase any of these things.


Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Special Agent Dale Cooper

Saturday night, I took Jesse on a late night rendezvous to meet my Aunt and pick up the newest edition to our household. 


This little dude is Special Agent Dale Cooper, or Coop for short. And he is just adorable. He is mostly fluff, and weighs less than my iPhone. He has only been around for 2 days, and has already made himself right at home. 











At first, there was a little resistance from Major Tom, he had to assert his dominance, but once that was all over with, they started touching their noses and grooming each other. And now they are very much in love. So much so that when I put them in their respective hutches last night, they both kicked up such a stink. I put them both in Major Tom's hutch and they settled down together. It is so adorable. 



I was a little worried that Major Tom wouldn't accept him, but I'm so glad that it has all worked out. They've even started ganging up on the Kitty, poor Kitty!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Things I Love Thursday

Well, as I said last week, I have been on the hunt for pretty dresses, and of course, I found some on Asos, the best store EVER!

Via Asos

I love the bow print on this dress! And the collar is just adorable!


Via Asos

This is kinda nautical, which I like, but I love the high waist band on this dress.


Via Asos

This is just adorable! I love the sleeves, the bows on the chest, and the ribbon around the waist. I want it, I want it, I want it!


Via Etsy

Ever since Jesse and I sat at the bug wall at Must in Margaret River, I've wanted one. A Bug wall, that is. How cool is this?!?! I has a bat in it!


Via Etsy

Via 80's Tees
Anything that combines 2 or more of the things I like, I fall instantly in love with. I really really NEED this t-shirt.  


Via imgoverdose.tumblr
Look at this happy elephant!! She got to go and visit all the animals, and she loved the seals. This makes me so happy. And also makes me want to skip working today and go to the zoo. Maybe I can convince Aaron that we need a team meeting at the zoo...???

Monday, 10 September 2012

Honest To Blog - Me

This is an Honest To Blog post about me! So here we go. And, I will start in the most obvious of places.

I really love Jesse. My life is infinitely better because you are in it. You are an amazing and beautiful person, and you make me feel so safe. One of the things I find particularly pleasing is that you always fall asleep before me, even when you say you aren't tired. 

I honestly believe that when I twitch my nose, and think what I want to say, Major Tom can understand what I'm saying to him. 

I really hate when I answer the phone and the person on the other end says 'Oh a real person'. I immediately know that it's the person who has rung 6 times in the past hour, but refused to leave a message, even though it clearly states that my phone is often unattended. 

I really love Glee, and I'm not afraid to admit it. (New season starts this week, woohoo)

Second to the above post - I really hate that people feel the need to be ashamed or embarrassed about the things they like. Why? Not every person you know and love is going to have THE EXACT SAME LIKES AND DISLIKES as you. That'd just be weird. 

In saying that though, I'll judge you if you have a my family sticker on your car. I will immediately think you're an idiot. Apart from being dumb, HAVE YOU NEVER SEEN A HORROR MOVIE?!!? You've just told every serial killer you pass how many people are in your family. They could follow you home and slaughter you all!

I will never understand the need to be rude. Especially if I am trying to help you do something. There is no need for it. Ever.

I'm totally a morning person. 

I prefer to do most of my shopping online. Not just because it's convenient, and a bazillion times cheaper. But because I hate physically going to the shops. I start to get frustrated as soon as I pull into the car park. I really really can't stand when people can't park their cars properly. In my opinion if you can't park the car you drive, you either do not drive, or find a car you can park. I honestly do not see what is so hard about getting your car straight in a bay. If you park over the line, or so crooked that you are actually parked across my car (yes, this has happened to me) you are a selfish rude and lazy person, and I hope that evil things rain down upon you. Then, once I get into the shop, I get so upset by peoples carelessness, and complete lack of awareness. They walk out of shops without looking, right into you, they come to a complete stop in the middle of an aisle and block it with their trolley, they don't say 'excuse me', they stand up close to you in the line to pay, as if invading my personal space will make the line move quicker. They care about no one else but themselves. And come the Zombie Apocalypse, I hope they are the first to be turned. (I know that was really harsh, but I honestly do feel that strongly. And obviously, this isn't every single person in the shop, but it is most of them)

I am a total romantic. 

I used to be afraid of everything. Yup, everything. I remember my Dad asking me when I was little what I was afraid of, and I said everything. Most things I'm not afraid of anymore, things like being myself, thinking what I want to think, being home alone, buses. And there are some things I am still afraid of, the dark, ghosts, the monster under the bed...I am being completely serious. I will not sleep with any limbs hanging over the edge of the bed in case that monster gets hungry, has a nibble, and I wind up missing a toe. or a foot. No. 

I tell Corrina absolutely everything. I honestly don't think we have many, if any, secrets. I speak to her nearly every day. I love her unconditionally. 

I hate taking out the rubbish. I would rather let it pile up outside my front door than pick it up and carry it to the bin. Which is right near my car.

If I have a choice, I will always pick staying home over going out. Don't get me wrong, I love going out. I love getting dressed up, but I really really love being at home. Preferably sans pants. 

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Things I Love Thursday

Yep, it's that time of the week again. Here are the things I've fallen in love with this week.

Via Em and Sprout

Via Em and Sprout

Via Em and Sprout

Ok, so I know I've posted 3 pairs of these shoes, but I am honestly in love with all of them. If I had to chose only 1 pair to buy today, it would without a doubt be the bunnies, but I clearly need all 3 pairs. 


Via Friendly Gesture

Via Rawaan Alkhatib

That's all for this week. But, I am completely obsessed with dresses at the moment. Seeing as the weather is (kinda) getting warmer, I am on the hunt for beautiful summer dresses!

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

My New Favourite Meal

A couple of weeks ago, I was seriously wanting some brussels sprouts. I know that lots of people don't like them, and I honestly believe it's just because they aren't doing it right. This whole steaming it until it's pale and bitter and soggy just won't do. But, when they are cooked correctly, they are super delicious. I teamed mine with some crispy bacon, and a sprinkling of Parmesan. There are no hard and fast rules with quantities in this recipe, just whatever takes your fancy!

Ingredients

brussels sprouts - about 3-4 per person, stem and outer leaves removed, halved.
bacon - as much as you like! roughly chopped
butter - a large knob
Parmesan - again as much as you like.
Salt and pepper

Method


Cook your bacon until it's nice and crispy, and set aside. In the same pan, add a nice dollop of butter, and your brussles, face down. 


Cook them for about 5 minutes, until they are slightly caramelised. Add more butter if you need/want too. Then turn them over and cook the other side. I ALWAYS add more butter here.


Cook them on this side for about 5 minutes. Then pop them on a plate, season with salt and pepper, top with your bacon and Parmesan. Then stuff them in your mouth because they are the most delicious things ever!


I've eaten this meal at least 3 times in the last 2 weeks. I made it for Jesse and added haloumi to the mix. That was super awesome too. But seriously, once you try brussels this way, you'll never go back!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Sixty + Stereoflower

It was my Mum's 60th birthday yesterday! And, although during the week she had some hesitations about turning 60, she had a really awesome day, and has decided that being 60 isn't so bad. My parents have got to be the most awesome 60 year olds. How did my mum spend her birthday? Seeing bands play at Mojos. And, just wait till you see the present I am getting her (you'll have to wait!).

My Mum!


So, I woke up and decided I wanted to make her some cupcakes. So, I did. I used this recipe (halved).



I put little '60's' on them



Mum and Dad stayed in Fremantle last night, because they were heading down south today, so, we headed down there late afternoon (yep, I tagged along). After a quick visit to see Jesse and buy some birthday Champagne, we arrived at Pier 21. After chilling in their room for a bit, drinking Champagne and taking silly pictures

excuse the blurry photo

View from the room
we went and had some food. I'm not really going to say much about it, it was good, but it wasn't great. And, headed to Mojo's to see Stereoflower


I think she had a pretty awesome day, and I certainly hope that she did. I can't wait to give her, her present!