Sunday, 14 August 2011

Snap Happy Sunday.

Hey everyone and welcome new followers! 

Since this is my last post before I commence my three week teaching prac tomorrow, I thought I would share some of the photos I took of my pre prac procrastination baking this afternoon. :)

Given that I thought I had all of the right ingredients, I decided to have a go at making one of Natasha's awesome looking Zebra Cakes! As you can probably see from the photos below, it was a really fun cake for me to make.. and if I hadn't have made the stupid mistake of using baking soda instead of baking powder I'm sure it would have been really fun to eat as well, lol!


Anyway, that's all from me. I hope you guys enjoy the photos and have an excellent next few weeks!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Fill in the blank Friday.

1. My most favourite birthday was my 21st. My birthday fell on a Saturday so I planned an awesome 'Jungle' themed party at my Mother's house and almost everyone that I'd invited made an appearance. I also scored some incredible presents.

2. My worst birthday was also my 21st. I was so stressed out from decorating, baking (I made my own leopard print cupcake tree) and perfecting my costume that by the time the party started I was completely and utterly exhausted. :( Note to everyone: Don't plan your own 21st!

3. My favourite birthday memory is my two best friends (at the time) showing up on my doorstep on the night of my 19th birthday with a handmade birthday cake and the most absolute perfect birthday gifts (they knew me so well). What made this even more special was the fact that I had been attending my Grandmothers funeral for most of that day (I know, talk about bad timing) and my family didn't have any time to make me a birthday cake as they usually would have.

4. The best birthday present I've ever received was probably the one I just mentioned, although I was pretty impressed by the diamond studs and chunky silver bracelet that B gave me for my 21st. :)

5. The  best birthday present I've ever given was a 'bedroom makeover' and a box of krispy kremes to B for his 22nd birthday. He was still living in a house full of guys at the time and the one room he had all to himself was terribly dull and actually kind of depressing.. so I like to think that my makeover fixed that problem. :P

6. Birthdays are special and the perfect excuse to spoil your loved ones rotten. :)

7. My favourite age so far has been 22. B and I have been playing house and getting along so well. :)

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Thankful Tuesdays.

A few of the things I am thankful for this week are..

Snail Mail.

McDonald's Bakehouse Brekkie Rolls.

Google, not the cookies/cakes.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Snap Happy Sunday.

So last night B and I attended a 'Video Game' themed party for one of our friends birthdays. Given that I don't have blonde hair and couldn't go as Princess Peach (plus I knew someone else would likely go as her), I decided to get my sexy on and dress up as Tomb Raider. Another reason I chose to go as Tomb Raider is because this was the first game I ever played on PlayStation One and it still remains one of my favourites (I'm actually playing 'Tomb Raider: Anniversary' on the PC at the moment). :D 

My costume inspiration. ;)

Anyway, B was being completely indecisive right up until the last minute when he decided to purchase a child size Spider Man mask and web gun costume set. I don't really know why he bothered though. He ended up taking the mask off ten minutes after we'd arrived, and anyone who arrived after that just assumed he was dressed up as Tin Tin (which is ironically his high school nickname). 

So yeah, here are a few of the photos that were taken.. enjoy!

Friday, 5 August 2011

Fill in the blank Friday.

1. My go to outfit for a dress-up occasion like a wedding is a knee length dress that's stylish but doesn't make me stand out too much, flats or a shoe with only a slight heel and a 3/4 length jacket to match.

2. This week has been very busy, but not as busy as the next few weeks are going to be.

3. When it's dinnertime and I'm feeling lazy I'll usually eat Maggi butter chicken, pasta bake or spaghetti.

4. My favourite pair of shoes are these caramel coloured high heels as they are the only heels I can walk in.

5. A random item that I own that is completely unnecessary, but that I could never part with is this 'Get well soon' teddy bear that my Mum gave to me when I was still a teenager. It is the cutest bear in the world.

6. My favourite person is B, just because.

7. If I were going to write my own blank it would say 'If I was guaranteed to be successful at any one career in the world, I would want to be a     '.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Thankful Tuesdays

A few of the things I am thankful for this week are..

Zarraffa's Hot Chocolates.

YouTube Game Walkthroughs.

Monday, 1 August 2011

101 in 1001.

1st August 2011 - 28th April 2014.

1. Write '101 things in 1001 days' list. Completed 01/08/11.
2. Write a detailed letter to my pen pal.
3. Finish creating a photo scrapbook for B.
4. Scan and save all family photos onto the computer.
5. Have my wisdom teeth removed. Completed 19/09/11.
6. Get a part time job.
7. Finish an assignment before the day it's due.
8. Have my eyesight retested.
9. Share my blog with my family and friends.
10. See Carl Barron live. Completed 19/10/11.
11. Learn to accept and love my body.
12. Sell/give away clothes that I no longer wear.
13. Purchase a full brimmed hat for teaching prac's.
14. Go on the lemon detox diet.
15. Finish my oversized bottle of fish oil capsules before their use by date.
16. Attend my 10 year primary school reunion. Completed 26/11/11.
17. Relieve B of mailbox duty for a month.
18. Grow my hair out to the top of my birth mark.
19. Dye my hair a caramel colour. Completed 09/11/11.
20. Once I grow my hair out, dye it a reddish dark brown colour.
21. Visit the Carrara Markets.
22. Graduate Uni with a GPA of at least 5.
23. Get my first aid certificate.
24. Send my supply teacher registration form to TAC.
25. Apply to TRACER
26. Find a part time job as either a tutor or a nanny.
27. Bake a malteser cake.
28. Make a list of five things that I like about myself.
29. Go out somewhere and actually dance. Completed 13/04/12.
30. Sell all of my hardly watched dvd's on ebay.
31. Try drinking tea again.
32. Try eating tomatoes again.
33. Try eating strawberries again.
34. Go to the doctors and ask to be tested for hypothyroid.
35. Make graphic and web design my full time job.
36. Become financially independent.
37. Re-sew a button onto a shirt.
38. Learn how to do my makeup properly.
39. Paint my nails at least once in every shade of colour that I own.
40. Make some new (local) friends.
41. Read '50 Shades of Grey'.
42. Go see a movie at the drive-in.
43. Attempt to drive a manual car.
44. Donate blood.
45. Get a tablet or an iPad. B did, so close enough.
46. Start a vegetable/herb garden.
47. Open up a 'Shop my closet' store.
48. Watch the television show called 'Felicity' (I wasn't allowed to watch it when I was a kid as it was always on past my bedtime). :P
49. Cook dinner for the whole family.
50. Blog daily for an entire month. Completed 15/12/11.
51. Host a giveaway on my blog.
52. Invite friends over for a game of pictionary.
53. Make my bed every day for a week.
54. Open up an etsy or storenvy shop.
55. Develop any rolls of film that my Mum still has.
56. Find a 'blog buddy'.
57. Start doing crosswords on a regular basis.
58. Write Dad a letter.
59. Tell B that I love him every day for the duration of the 1001 days.
60. Learn scriptive handwriting.
61. Go to the grocery store with a specific list of items every time during the 1001 days.
62. Design myself some business cards.
63. Start sending Christmas cards with "life updates" to those I still want in my life.
64. Cook a new recipe once every week for a month.
65. Spend a week without the Internet.
66. Go to dreamworld and try out the new 'tower of terror'.
67. Take a road trip interstate.
68. Start up my own blog design service. Completed 01/01/12.
69. Learn how to play poker.
70. Learn all of the functions on our new camera.
71. Purchase/revamp an old rustic desk.
72. Re-visit my sleep specialist and/or become med free.
73. Clean out my old stuff from Mum's place.
74. Have a go on a jet ski.
75. Go indoor rock climbing with B.
76. Learn bank account details off by heart.
77. Purchase a custom domain for my blog.
78. Read a chapter of the bible.
79. Purchase a correctly colour calibrated computer monitor.
80. Learn how to speed read.
81. Go for an entire week without straightening my hair or wearing make up.
82. Drive to a destination I've never driven to before without a GPS or refidex. 
83. Create and stick to a business budget for more than a month.
84. Help a complete stranger.
85. Bargain/barter with someone over the price of an item.
86. Introduce healthy recipes on the blog.
87. Learn basic geography.
88. Buy a sewing machine.
89. Sew a new dress for myself.
90. Change a flat tyre.
91. Go to the Gold Coast Show.
92. Visit a state I've never been to.
93. Reach 100/300/500/1000 GFC followers.
94. Buy a new car.
95. Get fully comprehensive car insurance.
96. Be earning more than $700 per week.
97. Eat clean.
98. Find and rent a 3 bedroom house or apartment that allows pets. Close enough.
99. Buy a long haired English cream miniature dachshund.
100. Walk the dog every day.
101. Get engaged.