Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Keeping Secrets

Looks like I haven't managed to get out of my blogging slump just yet.

In my defence I have been a little busy lately, spent the weekend in Brisbane and will be spending the next one in Canberra.

Work is also crazy.

I am also keeping secrets from you because I'm not ready to share them just yet. And those secrets are occupying precious brain space I don't want to share with remembering to take outfit photos and the like.

So no blog for the moment.

Will post pictures of the weekend just gone soon.

Ash xx

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My Wall Stickers!!!!

A little bit late, but here they are!

For those of you who are wondering what I'm talking about, I first posted about my wall stickers here.

I ordered them all from The Wall Sticker Company, who were a pleasure to deal with. I had quick service, my order was finalised (some changes were made to cutting lines etc.) and shipped within 3 days. Then I just had to wait for the postman!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sunny Saturday

I thought it wasn't that long ago that I had my hair coloured, based on when I was posting about it, it was back in April!

Luckily for me, I my roots aren't too far away from the colours I have in my hair!

Anyway, Saturday I finally got it done again and got a much needed hair cut. The first one since December! I though I'd want my fringe shorter again, but it's grown out so much now that the hairdresser decided I should leave it.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Macaron Attempt #1

First off, I'd like to mention that this week my blog is being featured on the Decorating Forum which means I am going to have to force myself to find the motivation to post more than once this week!

I think I can get around that by splitting up my usual long weekend post into a few (cheating I know!) and I have saved the post on my wall stickers for this week especially.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

French Stripes and Red

Very late, as usual, but this is the outfit I wore on Saturday. Which as you all remember, was Bastille Day.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bad Blogger!

Looks like I am becominga once-a-week blogger. I apologise for that.

Will make up for it next week with almost daily posts, I promise!

My photos are up but I don't have decent photographs of them all just yet, we had a friend over using the guest room on the weekend (didn't want to invade) and I had a stomach bug and the last two days off work...and was too lazy to take photos or post about the rest of my weekend.

Will do it all soon.

Hope you're all still reading :-)

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The last 7 days...

Thursday I made this card for the newlyweds. May sound scabby but I have ony given $100 in cash as a gift to each of the weddings I have been to this year. Well this does mark #5 and SJ still doesn't have a real job so I don't feel too guilty. Surely I get extra points for folding it nicely anyway?

Friday I wore this to work.

Rather boring but my blue cashmere scarf livens the look up a little.

See my rose-gold earrings? I usually wear yellow gold ones but changed knowing I will want to wear them to the wedding.

Well I have one in my left ear in this photo, taken in the wicked sunset light as I rushed to leave for the airport.

I got on the plane and that earring was missing! Think I lost it due to the scarf wear somewhere around security or boarding the plane.


Lucky I packed backups...

This is what I wore to the wedding on Saturday. SJ is in the grey suit next to me. Probably the only time he was standing actually, he spent most of the wedding sitting down like the old man in the corner...

Sadly, the only photograph I have of myself from the day, was too distracted seeing people and staying warm (was easily just on 10 degrees in the Gold Coast Hinterland) that I forgot.

I did however capture the bride's gown. I love this dress and the veil, I could see myself getting married in something similar!

Sunday I went to my sister's house with my parents to help build her deck. We had intended to visit friends but SJ spent the entire day sleeping in her spare bed...best not to make others sick.

How gorgeous is this timber? it's mixed hardwoods and Dad bought it for her from the seconds auction place thingy. Cost just over $2 a metre (when it would usually cost $6!).

Probably just as well when she's basically decking her entire backyard!

My job was to pick the boards that looked pretty and were a close length to what was needed, nothing too major.

Which reminds me, I got myself some Poshe Top Coat, appeared to do a good job. My nails survived the day at least!

(Though I am wearing Big Apple Red right now and I have a nail that has big time shrinkage!)

I was in major Pirate mode on Monday. Wore a stripey shirt with boots. I think I'm going to wear this shirt on Saturday for Bastille Day, should work well with my now red nails.

Tuesday I didn't start work til lunch time (but was still there at 9pm!) thanks to our operational stuff, so I did our market shop before work. Bought myself these tulips, I do love tulips. Possibly more than roses.

Wednesday was yesterday, my photos came and I put the up and they look awesome (though the Royal Exhibition building has turned up a little dark and lacking detail). I would most definitely have taken pictures to share with you but I left my phone on my work desk overnight, been a bit scatter brained lately.

I'll take good pictures on the weekend to share then.

Today (Thursday) I got a new HTC Velocity phone as my work phone, so looking forward to finding the time to play with that. And a friend from Perth is over for a visit, he's here to participate in some bike races over the weekend.

Oh and of course, since the tour (the Tour De France that is) got interesting this week I've been staying up to watch it (grateful for that late start on Tuesday!). A little worried for Cadel but I think he'll pull through.

There I think that's it. I really shouldn't post so infrequently so they don't have to be soooo long!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

They're here!!!

My photos for my wall that is. With any luck I will be able to put them up tonight.

Apologies for the lack of posts. SJ has had gastro since Friday and work went operational when I got back. Don't have much to report from the weekend (can you believe I took no photos of my outfit?!?) but have a few pics to upload of things soon.

And later this week I'll post pics of how awesome my apartment will look once these babies are up!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Fancy a Makeover??

Chances are, many of you have previously seen the InStyle Makeover tool. It's been around for years and I have used it plenty of times when deciding on new hair styles...to fringe or not to fringe is always the question.

I have been thinking more and more about my makeup these days, trying to find the best ways to do my eyes to make them pop. I remembered that the InStyle Makeover also includes makeup, particularly 'on-trend' styles...what better way to try out some new looks without actually having to apply the makeup!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Black Tights: 3 ways

I have worn black tights with dresses/skirts to work the last three days, and I two days I rode in! Are you proud?

Monday morning I started work at 6am, hence not riding that day.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Photos for my walls...

So I can't help myself, I'm going to show you all the photos I'm putting on my wall...

Black and white of the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.