Sunday, January 29, 2012

New blog header...

along with my new blog name I have finally put together the new blog header.
What do you think??

These are some of the many faces I came in contact with while I was travelling in Nepal mid last year. Even in a country with so little, it's people are still so happy and manage to give you such wonderful smiles that you yourself cannot help but smile back. I love the people of Nepal and I love their country. 

So here they are the inspiration to the new blog ...simply smile. 

Weekend Shenanigans!

After a public holiday on thursday this week, I felt as thought I had some quality time with some wonderful people this week and that continued into the weekend. 

Saturday Sabbath School and Church in the morning, followed by a wonderful lunch and a crazy game of Monopoly. There was also a game of rapidough and Settlers before a girls evening of craft, thai and Channing Tatum, while the boys had a poker night. 

This is the quilt I have been working on for the last 5 months and I attempted to add the finishing touches at craft night but it didn't happen. 

Sunday A bit of cleaning, moving and demolish of an old stage at our church. Lets just say that I have a rather large bruise from the day and no idea how I got it. But it was fun just hanging out with some of my favourite people and managing to score three of these wonderful chairs! 

.: leave me a comment sharing some of your weekend shenanigans :.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Australia Day 2012!

Australia Day. A day meant for fun, friends, sun and BBQ. This is exactly what this years was. Myself and the the cool kids you see below all headed out to wynnum and had fish and chips for lunch, some swimming, skating and beach cricket. Needless to say we are all a significantly amount redder since our time in the sun, but it was worth it for the day we had.  Later that afternoon we also headed off to our friend friends place for a bit of a going away party, BBQ more swimming and fun times with friends. 



It surprises me so much when I go back to visit GoMA and see how much has changed and the exciting new exhibits! During this horrible rainy weather this week, Myself and My friend Beth decided to make the most of the day anyway and took a trip to GoMA. Here are some of the fun things that are there at the moment...

After a quick run back to the bus in the rain (we forgot to take an umbrella) we finished our day off with Home made Pizza's and a bit of a Revenge Marathon. This is a new TV series about to start in Australia and I couldn't get enough of it...I would recommend you get on it!!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

the joys of being a teacher...

This weekend has been an eventful one, with todays Sunday not being the typical. A few of my friends have recently all gotten jobs at the exact same school where we all went, teaching various subjects and grades. Today a few of us rallied at the school to assemble desks, move furniture, decorate or just organise things.  I had the job of sewing and hanging fabric items in Miss Cosier's year seven room. Here are some pics of what I did.

She was quite excited to finally have all the decorating done and her room starting to look fun!

Hank's 50th!

On saturday night the big 50th party was a go... there was a lot of time and effort put into keeping the party a surprise but so we found out on the night Dad had actually known all week due to a little think called facebook!

Here are some of the photos from the evening! It was a really fun night just chilling with people that truly are in our lives for the better.



Sunday, January 15, 2012

Weekend Shenanigans.

this weekend has been one full of laughter and good times with some fabulous friends. 

friday night. swimming in at Southbank and some Mario and Sonic Olympics on Wii to finish the night off...It may not sound like much fun but the three lads who joined me are always a guarantee of a fun. 
saturday. church in the morning followed by a lovely 1st birthday picnic party complete with a handmade giant duck cake by the birthday girls wonderful mother. Followed by an evening of games including rapidough, taboo and very intense long game of charades. Lets just say my tummy was hurting after all the laughter of the night. 
sunday. not as eventful, but more of a relaxing day with some Grey's Anatomy. 


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Fashion love..

i love this lovely lady's, from over at a beautiful mess, fashion sense. Not to mention her awesome read hair...If i could choose the natural colour of my hair this would be it (I am thinking of dying mine again).

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


This years Christmas was one filled with friends, food and some crazy secret santa presents!

1.Secreta Santa Games
2. Homemade white christmas
3. The pile presents santa left for us
4. Sez and I
5. Eagerly waiting for Santa (I was nominated for the role) to give out the presents

Liebster Blog...

thank you to my wonderful friend mali over at and Joy. for awarding me with the Liebster Blog award. 

The  award is designed to be given to blogs that you enjoy and follow that has less than 100 followers. These are the rules to the award:
1. Copy and paste the award on you blog.
2. Thank the giver and link back to them.
3. Reveal your top 5 picks and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog.

Here are 5 blogs I am passing the award onto:

Hope you take the time to visit them!

Craft room...

So I finally got round to taking some pictures to share with you all. There is still some things I wish to hang up on the wall for decoration and I am going to make myself some curtains for the windows. But otherwise I am very happy with it! Sorry some of the pictures are a little dark. 

Friday, January 6, 2012

a love of owls...

i LOVE owls so this make your own free owl 2012 calendar is fabulous. Check out My Owl Barn over here to make your own. You get to decide on the design you would like and then it is downloaded for you to print. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

new years eve and the resolutions we make...

New years is often a really big occasion, it is a time to reflect on the year just past and of course make those resolutions for the year to come. This years' new years eve was quite for me. Myself and a few of my close friends spend the night having a delicious dinner and playing an intense game of Whoville-opoly (it the the Grinch verse of monopoly) before the count down to the midnight fireworks. Throughout the night resolutions were pondered with the obvious always being mentioned; staying healthy, loosing weight, spend more time with family. Although these are great I wanted my resolutions to be more intentional and individualistic to my year ahead. I am sharing them, though few, with you so you can help me be accountable and achieve them. So here they are:
  1. take photos more regularly and more of them.  
  2. handmade gifts/presents 
  3. be intentional in my relationships with people 
  4. to quote my friend Rhys - delve into the word
  5. master a new skill (this one is a little vague as I'm not sure what skill I wish to master yet)
Hope you have made some wonderful resolutions for yourself also. Feel free to share any of yours with me by leaving a comment. 

...and why the picture of time square you say. Well I have always wanted to go to new york and to be in time square for new years so my family has made the decision to go to the wonderful USA for xmas in 2013 and then hit up new york for the coming of 2014! I am quite excited even now!

my favourite room in the house...

I have a wonderfully talented dad (he is a builder) and with the help of myself over boxing day and the day after, we built a room within our garage to be my very own craft room! I absolutely love it and is now my most favourite room in the house. Here are a few pics of some of the fabulous things this room now holds.
1. A selfmade storage hanger to put all my paper bits and pieces in. 
2. One of the many softies that I have made with my old sewing machine (it use to be my mothers, dad actually gave it to her as an engagement present)
3. A small portion of my beautiful fabric collection which now finally has a place to be on display. 

I will take some proper photos of the room and will post these soon as well as an update on my christmas!