Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Exercising Alone (Without ID) and OOTD

Firstly, yes I realise how odd that picture looks but I was actually wearing my running shoes at the time...they're not just stuck on the side of the photo...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Captcha is Evil.

I would like to make a formal apology to everyone who reads or has ever read my blog.

I hate Captcha.

Monday, February 27, 2012

12wbt - Week Two

So here I am at the end of week two of Michelle Bridges 12 week body transformation.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

First Maid of Honour Task

These are the magazines and planner I bought my best friend. Hope she likes them :-)

Busy day today (managed my 1000 calories this morning!), lots of walking with the future in-laws around Melbourne. Have some photos but don't want to be rude on my laptop. Will post more soon xx

Friday, February 24, 2012

Casual Friday OOTD and Coloured Jeans

No I'm not wearing coloured jeans today, I had every intention of doing so until I realised it was forecast to hit 35 degrees!

Instead, I am wearing a dress.

It's a heavy enough fabric to be warm enough in the antarctic office I work in but cool enough so that when I hit up the shops after work I won't die from the heat.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

You've Got Mail.

I have mentioned before how much I LOVE mailboxes, particularly when they are all in a cute line like this. Had to drive up to almost the border of NSW for a meeting to day, these little guys brightened my trip. I am that sad.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

And the winner is...

Thank you to everyone who entered my Valentine's Giveaway, I enjoyed reading all of your responses. I thought about re-posting them but that seems silly, would make a nice little booklet though :-)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

12wbt - Week One

Another post that's a little late, but I'm sure you will all agree that the wedding post was more important :-)

Monday, February 20, 2012

The Wedding and a Proposal

First up, no it wasn't a proposal to me. Didn't want any of you getting too excited!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

At the wedding...

Will post properly tomorrow, hope everyone is having a great weekend. Tis hot in Brisbane!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Giving Money as a (Wedding) Gift

I hate giving money as a gift.

I hate it even more when people insist on it.

Don't get me wrong, I totally understand the reasoning, you've been living in 'sin' you have everything thing you need and you'd rather have some cash to pay off your wedding and help you out on your honeymoon...but really? that's not my problem. I'll be in the same situation when I marry (I hope we're more established anyway) but won't ever actually ASK for money.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


I may have gone on a little spending spree at the MAC counter during my lunch break. I needed a good foundation and mascara (I don't really own one) but was so impressed with the little makeover the artist gave me that I bought a 'few' more products. My reasoning being that they will last, I deserve them, they aren't chocolate (so well within 12wbt rules) and when I wear them all to the wedding on Saturday I am going to feel so much happier with how I look.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Story of US.

This post would have been better timed yesterday, but it will have a lot of meaning for me and I didn't want to rush it.

This is the story or SJ and I.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Another quick post...

I had wanted to write about Valentine's Day today and tell you all about the story of SJ and I. Instead I had to run off on my lunch break to pick up my dress!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Giveaway

I'm posting this the evening before Valentine's Day because I just can't help myself!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Starting the 12wbt

Today was a big market shopping day to buy everything we need to start the Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Shopping, Socks and Pole Dancing

As you all know, work last week was rather crazy, but has resulted in a nice block of extra pay for me. So I have finally gone shopping. Now was not the time to action Frugal February, I just wanted to spend!

In the end I haven't actually bought myself much. I bought SJ a few things including sports shoes (so he can exercise with me), business shirts and a nice black wool suit. He's going to look great at the wedding next weekend :-) I will definitely be posting pictures.

We also bought a little BBQ. Should really take some photos to share but I will wait until we have used it.

As for me, after watching 'Under The Tuscan Sun' I have forever lusted after this dress....

Friday, February 10, 2012

Must. Slow. Down.

Also known as TGIF.

At this stage, I do have to work on Sunday. You're all not crossing your fingers hard enough. If the forecast thunderstorms for tonight and Saturday don't bring a lot of rain, I won't have to come. So keep them crossed for me!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

US Vogue and Giveaway Preview

My time in Brisbane is over. I am now waiting at the gate for my flight back to Melbourne.


Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Planning a Wedding Outfit

I thought I'd take some photos of this outfit while I am up in Brisbane. I call this dress my 'Wedding Dress' I have worn it only 3 times and each time was to a wedding. I intend to wear it again in 10 days time when I am back in Brisbane for another wedding. May be my last use of it for a little while, have a few weddings in the next few months and the guest list will cross over (other than my sisters and parents, it hasn't at any of the other 3 weddings).  SJ also hasn't seen me in this dress yet as each wedding was 'no partners'.

One of these mornings...

Ugh. Had a 5:30 start this morning so I skipped the train and drove to work instead. Borrowed the spare car my parents have (an '83 BMW) which runs okay most of the time, but has had some battery issues lately. Darling Dad charged it up on the weekend for me to be able to use it...but...

I had some issues with it this morning. Won't bore you with details but at one stage the car was in a city lane with the hazzards on unattended...I have since managed to get it into an underground carpark but whether it will start and have enough grunt to get back out of that carpark I am not worrying about until lunchtime...

Looking forward to getting back to Melbourne tomorrow.

Monday, February 6, 2012

My Day and My Ultra 3 Polishes

Another sunrise I was awake for, only this time it was as I was leaving home. Much nicer than being at work for it.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

At work before sunrise...

Let me tell you, getting up at 4am this morning wasn't much fun. I had forgotten how late into summer it was, thinking that the sun would rise at 4:30am but it was a bit behind that.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Why I am in Brisbane...

I am going to make this as short as possible. I wrote a post on my phone last night but it didn't send and my phone has swallowed it up. HATE that.

I have read the comments everyone made on my last post, appreciate them all and though I can't really reply individually I will try to include general responses now.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


What is more important, today's outfit or my news?

Well the news can be quick I suppose. First off, I am off to Brisbane for a week tomorrow, being sent up as a results of the flooding. Means I won't be around as much (if at all) though I will try and post from my phone. I probably won't be able to comment on anyone's posts, but I promise I will be reading if I can :-)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Learn to Park!...please?

Another post about nothing much, was going to write about the books I read in January but I will post that tomorrow instead. Rather I want to have a little rant about people who can't park their 'too big' cars.

I drove to work today, way too exhausted again this morning to get up with my alarm (but much much better on yesterday, I don't look anywhere near as terrible either!) so I decided to drive rather than catch the train. Now I live 4.5km from work if I drive and avoid tolls , so petrol isn't a huge factor and I can park at Harbourtown in Docklands for $5 all day (did you Melbourne girls know this? First hour free and $5 max, the city cirle tram stops nearby too if you ever need your car nearby after a workday). Takes me only about 15 minutes to drive it depending on traffic, then almost another 10 to get to my desk.