Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Ikea updates: Shoes

I recently went a little Ikea crazy, so prepare for a week of updates. Firstly I was sick of how my shoes were stored. The shoe rack I had was too big for my size six shoes, and they constantly slipped through. I went to Ikea and bought the SKUBB shoe boxes and SKUBB hanging organizer, both of which are great value for money. The only downside to the shoe boxes is they limit the heel height which you can put in them. So I wont be getting more. I love my shoe organizer though, It really does make such a difference. I have just hung it on the back of my wardrobe door, which is not in the way at all. I have taken in an old bookshelf for the rest of shoes, which will hopefully get a face lift soon - so stay tuned!

Monday, 28 April 2014

Daiso Haul

A little while ago now I packed a delicious lunch for work, but forgot something pretty important, the fork to eat it with. Because of this I thought I would pop to Daiso to get one, and of course that turned into a mini haul. I could have gone crazy, but I only stepped in two isles, and avoided the make up section all together. 

 I picked up two lunch boxes, in my go to colour green, two cutlery sets (with a spoon, fork and chopsticks), and a spoon and fork with a hello kitty design. Excuse the dirty fork, that was the one I used on my lunch.

I also picked up some stickers, but you will see those in my Japan scrapbook.

I love Daiso, and know it will forever be my go to source for home wares, stickers and cheap food. Next I need to try their make up brushes, I have heard good things!'


Sunday, 27 April 2014

Tag Time: Boyfriend

He's sitting in front of the TV what is on the screen? Does a game count, if so, infamous. 

You're out to eat what kind of dressing does he get on his salad
? Honey mustard, but if we are talking about salad on his subway sandwich sweet chili. 

Whats one food he doesn't like
Coriander, although I am not sure if a herb counts as a food. 

You go out to eat and have a drink what does he order
? Burger or Burrito with coke. 

What size shoe does he wear
? 12 or 13, depending on the shoe. 

If he was collecting anything what would it be
? I guess at this point you could say he collects Magic the Gathering cards. 

What is his favorite type of sandwich
? Bread or wrap, filled with cheese, salami, lettuce (mixed or spinach), and fruit chutney. If we are at subway it is the meatball sub, with most salad, cheese, with pineapple and sweet chili sauce added. 

What would this person eat everyday if he could
? Anything sweet and most likely bad for you. Particularly ice cream. 

What is his favorite cereal
? Crunchy nut!

Whats his favourite music
? Genre? Alternative rock I guess. 

Whats his favorite sports team
? Ha, none. 

Whats his eye color
? Hazel. 

Who's his best friend
? Me, of course. 

What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't
? Spend time away from me.... haha no but really ummm... play games a lot? I don't really know. 

Whats his heritage/where she's from
? Aussie and his dad is British,

You bake him a cake for his birthday what kind of cake
? Chocolate mud cake. With berries!

Did he play any sports
? Yes, tennis, footy and bike riding? He likes golf now too. 

What could he spend hours doing
? Playing computer/playstation/ds games. 

What is one unique talent he has
? He is really smart. 

Last week Andrew answered these questions about me, go check it out :)

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Saturday, 26 April 2014

Brand Blurb: Secret Blossom

I just wanted to give a quick shout out to Secret Blossom. I order a 3 months subscription as a gift for my mum, and so far so good. This is the first bunch (of 6) to come, and it really is beautiful. It was hand delivered, which I though was cute, and the hand written card was a nice touch.

If you think someone has everything - get them flowers, nothing makes you feel more special!

Friday, 25 April 2014

Japan Scrap Book: Update #1

Book: Now that the design process has started I have to actually say I regret this. But anyway, it is what it is. I though that using this vintage Japanese cook book would be a cool way to show off my photos, but I am left with very busy photos. We will see how it turns out though!

Sticky note it: After I have to book sorted, an before printing, I sticky note each page. That way I have an idea of how many photos to print, and how my book will be structured. 

Envelopes: Finally, after printing my photos, I envelope them up. That way as I work though each page they stay sported.

More pictures coming soon :)


Thursday, 24 April 2014

Dotti Haul

This is a quick post, as I managed to escape with just 3 items.

I bought this beautiful wide brimmed felt hat, which, although is a little bit big for my pea head, I love. I also nabbed A 3/4 length multi-stripe top, and these thick gingham print pants. A nice monochromatic outfit in the making. All I need to add is ankle boots and a chunk necklace!


Wednesday, 23 April 2014


I was lucky enough to win a competition on A Beautiful Mess about 2 weeks ago, the prize being free magnets from Sticky9. They sent me 9 free magnets, which included free shipping, as all their orders do. Sticky9, formerly StickyGram, is a instagram printing service, with their main item being the magnets.

The magnets come joined together, and you just have to gently break them apart, which is easily done. You are left with 9 personalized magnets, that are about 'life size' from an average phone. You can also order bigger sizes, which is a new feature, or have one large image as a puzzle. 

All in all I am very pleased with my prize, and can tell I will be buying myself some more in the future.


Monday, 21 April 2014

Sukin Haul

I picked up these two products from Priceline the other day, and they are the first ever from Sukin I have tried. So far, with only one use each, I do like them. The shampoo left my hair really shiney and clean, however it did feel odd in the shower. It seemed to leave a sticky residue on my hair, although my hair looked fine once dry. The cream cleanser worked well, and smelt lovely. 

I will continue to try out these products and let you know how I get on. 


Sunday, 20 April 2014

Tag Time: Girlfriend

A very old photo of us, so young!

She's sitting in front of the TV what is on the screen? Toddler and Tiaras, or 7th heaven. 

You're out to eat what kind of dressing does she get on her salad
? Thai dressing. 

Whats one food she doesn't like
? Apple Pie. 

You go out to eat and have a drink what does she order
? Something shit... midori and pineapple, with a Thai beef salad. 

What size shoe does she wear
? Six. 

If she was collecting anything what would it be
? Make up, or key rings. 

What is her favorite type of sandwich
? One without bread. 

What would this person eat everyday if she could
? Salami. 

What is her favorite cereal
? Milo.

Whats her favourite music
? Top 40.

Whats her favorite sports team
? (laughs) none. 

Whats her eye color
? Blue. 

Who's her best friend
? Me of course!

What is something you do that she wishes you wouldn't
? fart?

Whats her heritage/where she's from
? St Helena. 

You bake her a cake for her birthday what kind of cake
? I dunno.... savory cake?

Did she play any sports
? No. 

What could she spend hours doing
? Watching Youtube. 

What is one unique talent she has
? Making me do whatever she wants..and scrap booking. 

Next Sunday I will have my answers about Andrew :)

Saturday, 19 April 2014


I was feeling pretty rubbish.... ;)

I had the flu last week, and it totally screwed me over. I had to stay home from uni and work, meaning I got behind on everything. Once you are behind it is really difficult to catch back up, which is frustrating. 

Once I get behind, I get stressed, and I am talking major stress. My response to stress? Stay at home, thus getting more behind.

It is a good system... not. But I am all about self-help and change, so writing this short post will hopefully encourage me to move forward! Yes I have a lot on my plate right now, but that is what being successful is all about!

How do you cope with post-sickness stress?


Monday, 14 April 2014

SPOILER ALERT: Lego Movie Review

The Lego movie has received so much hype, I swear every single person in the universe is going to see it. That being said, is it actually any good?

I did really enjoy most of this movie, it had comedy, action, a never ending catchy tune to listen to, but it went very weird toward the end.

I don't know why I thought there wouldn't be some sappy 'learn this moral in a few sappy scenes' parts, but I think they went a bit far.

I am sure they were almost trying to parody how ridiculous it was, but I pretty much hated the entire live action part of the film. I do not think it was necessary, it ruined the film. I also took a fictional world and tried to make it real-life, which did not work. If you are going to go live action, you can't then have a little Lego man bouncing around on a table. 

What did you guys think of the film?  

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Afternoon Tea

We are doing an afternoon tea for my mums birthday, but I will try and post pictures tonight :)

I am taking he out for a Jane Austen themed high tea tomorrow, so expect photos!

Sorry for the short and nothing post, it has been a busy week with me  having the flu!!!


Friday, 11 April 2014

Closet Overhaul

My whole family went through a massive clean up at home, and gave so much stuff to savers. However my wardrobe still looks like a hot mess, doesn't it?

I think it is time to change things up in there, do you guys have any ideas to share? 


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Japan update

I have finally printed my Japan photos! It only took me 3 months....

I am writing this post to say I will do updates on how the scrapbook is coming along. I have made a promise to myself that I must get it done before I go to America. I can not have two trips back logged with photos! 

I hope you guys don't mind seeing craft posts more frequently, I am and avid crafter at heart!


Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Staying Organised

Homework has been getting the better of me lately. I don't have that much to do, but combining it with two part jobs, this blog, cooking, cleaning, and trying to have a life, is pretty darn difficult. 

Some people will hate this, but in order to get things done I literally need to plan my days off with an hourly tracker. I don't necessarily stick to it completely, but I can allocate how much time I can really afford to spend on my blog. I know I could post every third day, or even just once a week if I wanted to. But I have too many ideas to shared. Plus posting every day of the weeks makes me feel more accomplished. Even if no one ever truly reads this blog, at least it will slowly improve my writing, or prepare me for the tight and constant writing deadlines I will hopefully have with my future career. 

How do you stay organised? 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Happy Birthday Mum!


Even thought she is over seas so I cant see her today, I would like to wish my mum a massive HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 

Love you mum :)

Monday, 7 April 2014

Mid-life Crisis at 22

So the last few weeks have been fairly crazy. I have been adjusting to going back to uni, working two jobs part time, and trying to fit in blogging, hobbies and spending time with people I love. 

I tried to change jobs to solve my time/money problems, and although I was offered it I was unable to take the position.

I am slowing trying to convince myself that having money just isn't going to happen for me. Yes it will be sad not being able to buy all I want in America, but 'things' shouldn't be the only reason I want a holiday away. 

I am trying my hardest to start appreciating the little things,  because although I cant afford new clothes, makeup and fancy computers every month, I do have a pretty wonderful life. 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Tag Time: Food

I found this food tag on Youtube and thought I would give it a go. I am hoping to include a LOT more food/recipe/restaurant review posts on this blog soon. They just take a lot of time and forward planning - both of which I do not hvae  a lot of!

I have popped my answer in italics so it is easier so spot, and to save you re-reading the same words a million times!

Chocolate or Vanilla 

Strawberries or Blueberries

Burger or Hotdogs

Fruit or Fries

Cheese or Bacon

Pancakes or Waffles

Fish or Meat

Eggs or Oatmeal

Yogurt or Pudding

Cream Cheese or Butter

Bagels or French Toast

Donuts or Pastries

Cookies or Brownies

Cupcakes or Cake

Apples or Bananas 

Soda or Water

Skittles or M&Ms

Twix or Snickers

Tacos or Pizza

Subs or Sandwiches

Doritos or Fritos

Cucumbers or Peppers

Saturday, 5 April 2014

What I've Been Pinning

Here are all the things I have been laughing at/lusting over on Pinterest this month. 

Chihuahua taco holders

52 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 12 Minutes or Less- breakfast Taco! Yum!

Chocolaty Pretzel-and-Peanut Cookie Bars

Cute Storage!  Top mason jars with small animals for a child's room. Go to a 99 cent store, find some plastic animals, and hot glue them to the top.Mason jars are great because they are cheap, and clear, so the child can see exactly what is in them

window seat with built-in dog bed! perfect.

layered boho braids

25 Amazing Flower Nail Art Designs ‹ ALL FOR FASHION DESIGN

1. Chihuahua taco holder
2. Meal inspiration
3. The best looking sweet snack in the world
4. Room decor
5. Home ideas for the pet
6. Hair
7. Amazing nails