“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” Ashley Smith.


Sunday's. I normally work Sundays, so this is very strange territory. I used to go & get the paper & a coffee in the morning, then go shopping before lunch, then spend the afternoon doing relaxing activities. My husband also works Sundays so today im home alone. I slept in til 9am. It was nice but I feel I have overslept as im still feeling like a walking zombie 4hrs later! I dont buy the paper anyway- I look up the news on the internet. I dont buy coffee anymore either- I have my own espresso machine now. I cant be bothered going to the shops. They are always so crowded anyway. No, today I will be doing the occassional load of washing, watch the 6 episodes of sex & the city I have recorded off foxtel, waste time on the internet looking at blogs and window shopping on the internet, which I find is more dangerous.....glad my credit card is downstairs in my purse and not upstairs with me right now. Here's a collection of current wish list items from www.georgielove.com

Beautiful clock

Cute print

And spending an afternoon curled up in bed reading Lula, my new favourite magazine

We are getting all our new furniture delivered on Tuesday, cant wait!

Here comes February...

I cant believe its nearly the end of January already! This year is flying by so fast.
So I found out a few days ago I have been accepted into uni for this year to study a graduate degree in intensive care nursing! So happy. And its a government subsidised course so only going to cost me 1/4 of the price! Im studying part-time and externally. Its been 4 years since I finished my bachelor's degree and im hoping I will get back into the swing of uni studies easily enough. Depending on how it goes, I will then progress towards a masters degree next year.
I started a new diet this week. I dont really like the word diet, id prefer to call it a lifestyle change I guess. Ive been battling with my weight for a little while now. I do try to make good choices but more often then not im just so busy with study & work & lack of sleep and end up eating way too much bad stuff & not exercising. I found a local company which delivers your meals for a week and they offer 100% vegetarian which is great. Every other home delivery diet food company ive looked into will not cater to vegetarians so I was happy when I found this one. It costs $128 a week and thats for breakfast, lunch, dinner & morning & afternoon snacks & includes delivery. They pack each days breakfast & lunch seperately so its easy to just grab each days lunch & take to work with me. And they do fresh salad dinners aswell as frozen meals for dinner so its nice not to have to eat totally frozen stuff all the time. Its aimed to help you lose 1kg a week at a healthy rate so im going to work at sticking to it and shift some of this weight. Is there anyone else in blogworld currently on a weightloss journey? Would love to hear about it!
Im on 2 days off from work now. Slept in til 7am this morning (I normally get up at 4:30am for work) which was nice. Had coffee with an old friend this morning, did a spot of window shopping and am planning on having a relaxing afternoon of blog reading & catching up on all my unread magazines (I subscribe to ALOT of magazines)


Ive been reading about so many awesome weddings on my daily blog reads & I havent been to a wedding in forever! So I thought I would share some memories from my wedding!

Our beautiful reception room - our theme was black & white with classic wooden tiffany chairs and minimal classically beautiful glass & silverware.

Just married!

All of our guests

My daddy walking me down the aisle

Arriving in the car

The gorgeous guys! Jeff(groomsman) my hubby in the middle & Dan(best man). You would think Jeff & my hubby are brothers but they aren't! They look so similar! They met in the army and they even have the same birthday- weird!

Jodie(maid of honor), me & Charliene(bridesmaid), best bridesmaids a girl could ask for!

Wish I had a professional hair & make-up artist everyday!

Getting into my dress

After hair & make-up. I got these bathrobes for my girls as well with 'bridesmaid' on theirs.

Jeff (groomsmen) & Matt (Sam's brother)

Jodie (maid of honor) enjoying some champagne post photos!

Sam's mother totally drunk

Leaving the wedding!

Jeff (groomsman) & Alaric (friend & videographer)

Me, Erin (high school friend) & Sam (doing something weird!)

Jeff (groomsman) & Dan (best man)

Our rings

Black & white amongst the trees

With the car we arrived & left in. We found this car parked in our local shopping center & left the owner a note asking if he would drive us. Cost us $300, these cars are about $1000 to hire so big bargain there!

Sam & his dad Alan

Sam & his mum Lyn

Charliene (bridesmaid) & myself

Brisbane Floods

Im sure most people around the world would've heard about the devastating floods of Brisbane & surrounding areas along now with Victoria who is copping it bad. I live about a 20min drive north of Brisbane and was extremely lucky not to be affected. The damage is just crazy. I looked back on my blog to a few posts ago complaining about the rain...who would've known it would come to this? The last Brisbane flood was in 1974 and thankfully it wasn't as bad this time around but it was just centimeters off being the same height. The flooding was mostly caused by the swollen Brisbane river running off into the city but a lot of local areas were affected by flooded rivers & lakes & they got no media coverage at all! 3 suburbs surrounding me got flooded. The supermarket I shop at in the next town was completely under water! I work closer to the city as well and have to go over a large river to get to work and its a 8 lane highway and they had the 4 outer lanes closed due to being flooded. I was so close to not being able to get home from work! We didn't lose power either which was a blessing. As much as I hate this neighbourhood we are in a very lucky position here. Our house is pretty high up and its about half a kilometer to the ocean so its pretty hard to get flooded here. The backyard doesn't drain very well & with all the rain our backyard did get flooded but it never reached the house. The poor dogs, they couldn't stay on the upstairs balcony as the wind was blowing rain everywhere & it was just too wet. The backyard was flooded and they had just enough dry concrete to lie on. The kennel was flooded as well. We couldn't keep them inside either as they were covered in mud. My poor babies. Lucy looked so depressed and the new puppy Leon wasn't happy with being an outside dog at all! Still, its sunny now and the clean-up in Brisbane will take months! Its just so sad for the people who have lost their homes. Here are some pics of the devastation, they are from http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/

Patrick Wolf - Wind In The Wires

Happy New Year!

Good morning! Well its a lazy rainy (again!) Sunday for me. Its been raining for about oh..forever now! Its meant to be the middle of summer! I do love the rain but this is getting abit mad house!
So im sitting patiently waiting to hear if I have been accepted into university this year to study my masters degree. And ive been sitting in my boring horrible study thinking this is a horrible place to study! Id love to re-do it and make it pretty and a place I actually want to study.
This is my desk, which a loverly big dark wood desk but its covered in textbooks and other crap! I desperatly need a new chair aswell...the cats have scratched this one, ive had to cover the top in a pillowcase to keep the stuffing inside! Id like a nice black chair to go with my black desk.

This is the other corner of the room, currently occupied with washing! Id like to scrub & repaint the walls, still in white though. Since its a rental & we cant change the blinds I was thinking a large blue rug to cover the horrible brown & white carpet. So the colour scheme would be white walls with dark furniture & blue rug & blinds. Id like to put a large dark wood bookcase along the wall to clear the textbooks off my desk & keep some cute collectables in there.

Well here are some pictures of my life through my iphone:

My husband and his 'man sandwich' that I made him after he finished working night shift for breakfast: large sourdough vienna loaf with salami, ham, cheese, lettuce & parmesan/garlic sauce! He got through about 2/3 of it! I love his massive grin in this photo!

Leon the new puppy...he sleeps alot!

Lucy celebrating her 2nd birthday with the yummy 'birthday cake' I made her of sardines, egg yolks, bacon & lamb & pasta dog food with dog chocolates on top! She demolished this in about 20 seconds!

Yoda having a hard day sleeping at the top of the stairs!