Friday, 27 January 2012

Friday Favourites - Beauty Products.

1. Neutrogena Oil-free Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser.
2. Mary Kay Concealer.
3. Mary Kay Mineral Foundation.
4. Maybelline Anti Oxidant Berry Baby Lips Lipbalm.
5. Rimmel London 170 Alarm Red Lipstick.
6. Cover Girl Volume Exact Mascara.
7. Mary Kay Oil-free Make Up Remover.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Things to do when you've got nothing to do.

Google yourself.
I did this the other day for the first time in years, and oh my gosh, suddenly google knew everything about me. Needless to say I spent several hours deleting my old myspace, windows live, bebo type accounts which for obvious reasons I had forgotten about. It was both hilarious and shameful to look back on those horrid old photos, lame ass quizzes I used to take, and the fact that I used to tYp Lyk DiS.. Ugh!

Give yourself a manicure/pedicure.
Go on, you know you want to. Just think of all the money you will be saving by avoiding the nail salon. :)

Make up your own recipe.
Trust me, it's not as hard as it sounds. Have you ever tried a recipe and thought "hmm.. I wonder how this would taste if I took out this ingredient and added something else instead"? Well now's the time to try!  

Draw up the house plan for your dream home.
Maybe this is just me but I have found that relying solely on your imagination to draw something like this up can give you an incredible sense of direction and purpose. It's also a great way to get your creative juices flowing in general.

Create a vision board.
Go to your local cheap store and pick up a pinboard and a pack of pretty coloured thumb tacks (I like the metallic ones). Print off and plaster the pinboard with a bunch of your favourite pinterest quotes, want list items etc. Hang the pinboard up in an area of your home or office where you will be able to look at it all the time. :)

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Dachshunds are insane!

Phoebe: Oh, hello there fellow sausage dog!
Reality: Phoebe only just notices the sausage dog wall decal that I gave Mum for Christmas and put up three weeks ago. 

Phoebe: Hmm.. I don't think he heard me. Maybe I should sniff his butt to let him know I want to play.

Phoebe: There's something wrong with this sausage dog, he doesn't seem to move very much!

Phoebe: Listen buddy, if you're not going to share that toy bone with me I'm afraid I'm going to have to ask you to leave.
Reality: After running up and down along the wall and barking hysterically at the wall decal for at least 10 minutes, Phoebe finally gives up and decides to leave the wall decal to it.

Thursday, 19 January 2012


Sam from Sam in Real Life tagged me in this fun game the other day, so of course I just had to play. :)

The Rules:
1. Post the rules.
2. Post 11 things about you.
3. Answer the questions the tagger asked you.
4. Write 11 new questions for those you tag.

11 Things About Me:
1. Dexter and Friends are my favourite tv shows. I can watch them over and over again and never get bored.
2. I worry that I'm not going to live for very long. I have no idea why. 
3. My name means 'happiness'. Hence the name of my blog.
4. I've never been overseas.
5. I am the eldest of two children. I have a two year younger brother.
6. I love fairy lights, pastel colours and anything that sparkles.
7. When I was younger I used to prefer the heat. Now I prefer the cold.
8. I used to want to be a cop. I completed a diploma for it and everything.
9. I have narcolepsy. My doctor thinks my meds could be making me sicker so I'm presently attempting to wean myself off them.  
10. I already have my future kids names picked out.
11. I am fortunate enough to have found the love of my life. :)

11 Questions For Me:
1. If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?
- B's Mum.
2. What's your favourite smell?
- The smell of my favourite meals being cooked.
3. If you had to choose 3 bands to listen to for the rest of your life, who would they be?
- I honestly don't know. I'm not really into bands, I prefer solo artists.
4. Chocolate Frosty or Vanilla Frosty?
- Vanilla.
5. When you were little, what did you want to be when you grew up?
- A brain surgeon, a singer, a school teacher, a mother. 
6. Ice or no ice in your drink?
- No ice.
7. If they were to make a movie of your life, who would play you?
- Brittany Murphy.
8. Guilty pleasure food?
- Ice cream.
9. If you had to choose between having perfect health for the rest of your life or having an unlimited supply of money, which would you choose?
- Perfect health, because then I'd be in a position to make my own fortune.
10. How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
- Creative, perfectionist, scattered.
11. Most important accomplishment you've done thus far in life?
- Getting this far in general. I haven't really accomplished much yet.

11 Questions For You:
1. How many children would you like to have?
2. If you had to choose only one career for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
3. If you could own any other animal besides a dog, cat, bird etc what animal would you pick?
4. What was your favourite colour as a child?
5. What is your favourite colour now?
6. Do you have any strange habits?
7. If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be ?
8. If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?
9. Share three qualities you don't like about yourself.
10. Share three qualities you do like about yourself.
11. If you had to give up either blogging or facebook, which one would you give up?

I Tag:
Kristen @ Confessions of a GDS
Cat @ One hand in my pocket
Marielle @ Magical Day Dream

Monday, 16 January 2012

Living with Narcolepsy.

Usually I don't bother to talk about my condition because from what I can gather, people just don't understand. However, having recently put my blog out there in the googlesphere, I figured I'd make the effort to reach out and see if there are any other diagnosed Narcoleptics or Idiopathic Hypersomnolence sufferers out there who know what I am going through. 

I was diagnosed with/started medication for IH come Narcolepsy almost 5 years ago (around the time of my 18th birthday) and am presently weaning myself off the meds with permission from my doctor. My doctor is curious to see whether my condition has improved and if the meds are the underlying cause for numerous different problems that I've been having. 

These problems/possible side effects include: pins and needles in my fingers and toes at random times throughout the day, random numbness in all different parts of my body (I can't sit still for more than 30 seconds at a time), brittle fingernails that aren't caused by a calcium deficiency, ingrown fingernails and a tendency to pick and chew at the skin around my fingernails, extremely weak/tired arms and legs throughout the day from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep, headaches, migraines, deterioration of vision, gritty and tired dry eyes, feeling "hungover" upon wakening, nausea and dizziness throughout the day, lock jaw, and what bothers me the most, impaired thought processes and speech. :(

It would be lovely to chat with someone who has or is still experiencing some of these side effects, or who has previously tried/succeeded in weaning themselves off their Narcolepsy medication in the past. 

What ended up happening? What can I expect?