Tuesday, 31 December 2013

2013 in Blog Posts.

Looking back through my blog archive for the year 2013...

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I started off the year by setting myself some very specific goals
(I will be announcing my goals for 2014 in the next few days).


I posted 50 random facts about me.  A great read if you want to get to know me better. 


We almost lost my Nana.  Thankfully she pulled through and made a miraculous recovery.


But lost my Pa instead.  May he rest in peace. 


Two of my closest besties moved 12 hours away to start their work as Teachers.


I took you guys on a virtual tour of my office space.  I have since moved into a larger unit where I now
have my very own private office, so you can expect a tour of that sometime in the near future too.


I shared the head shots that B and I had taken by his older brother Timothy.


Pursuit of Felicity celebrated it's second birthday. :)


I wrote and shared the first two installments of 'my life story'.


I started my 'eat yourself clean' series where I shared healthy recipes on the blog.


I wrote about sloughing off the excess.  My most popular post of the year.


I graduated from Uni with my Bachelor degree in Primary Education.


I finally got to be a bridesmaid at my friend Steph's wedding. :)


I found out that I was going to be having a baby brother (he's due in the next two weeks!)
and I made blog designing my full time job. :D 


I officially completed my longer locks project where I managed to achieve 20cm of hair growth over a 12 month period.


I started up a 'DIY blog design' series on the blog.


I attended the Brisbane Dachshunds annual Christmas party and shared some photos of the event.


and last but not least, I shared some photos of my Dad's family's annual Christmas lunch. :)


Here's to another awesome year of sharing my life on this blog!

Monday, 30 December 2013

I'm Back + December Design Work!

Hey lovelies!  How were your holidays?  Did you get up to much for Christmas?  B and I moved house the Sunday before Christmas and only just got our internet back on yesterday which is why I've been so quiet on the blog front.  I'm hoping to put a 'house tour' post up on the blog soon though once we've purchased a few new bits and pieces, so at least that's something to look forward to (please tell me I'm not the only one who loves having a nosy into other bloggers houses!). :P

In the mean time though, here's a quick look at some of the blog design work that I completed throughout the month of December. :)

Custom Blog Design for Catherine from You Wish You

Custom Blog Design for Becky from Beauty Becky


Custom Blog Design for Catherine from Catherines Loves

Custom Blog Design for Megan from My Pretty Apparel

Custom Blog Design for Anna from Athina's Fitness


Custom Blog Design for Becky from Angels Secrets


If you are interested in having your own blog re-designed in the new year, feel free to check out my blog design website and send me an email so we can get started!

I've set myself a goal for the new year to bring in at least $250 each week from design work, so it would be absolutely amazing if you could help me to make this a reality. :D

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Thankful Tuesdays.



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Thursday, 12 December 2013

Christmas Tag!


1. What time of year do you start your Christmas shopping?
No later than November, but sometimes as early as September/October.

2. Do you have any Christmas traditions?  Lots!
- Attending Dad's side of the family's Christmas Party at my Granddad's partners house a few weeks before Christmas.  It's usually an all day occasion starting with nibblies and games, followed by Christmas lunch, a "lucky dip" Christmas raffle where everyone wins a prize, then dessert, and finally present swapping. :)

- Spending Christmas Eve with Mum's side of the family at my Aunt and Uncle's house.  Christmas dinner, present swapping, the oldies getting their drink on, praying that Mum doesn't drink too much so that she can drive us all home afterwards.  You know, the usual. :P

- Waking up at my Mum's house on Christmas morning to open our presents with the furbabies in front of the Christmas tree.  A tradition I hope to continue until we eventually have kids of our own. :)

- Venturing up to Toowoomba for Christmas day lunch with B's side of the family (my Mum and brother also come with us), then staying the night at B's Dad's place and eating hot chips from the local servo.

- Spending Boxing Day with Dad, Judy and the girls (they live around the corner from B's Dad's house which is super convenient) where we quickly swap our presents before diving head first into a massive food coma. :D

3. Do you have any festive recipes for food or drink that you limit solely to the Christmas season to share?
I don't really do the Christmas cooking, so no.  Besides, Pavlova is suitable for any time of the year.

4. Do you have a favourite Christmas song?
Of course I do.. 'All I want for Christmas is you' lol. :)

5. What about a favourite Christmas movie?
'Love Actually' and 'Home Alone'.

6. What's your Christmas wrapping strategy? 
Wrap things up as early as possible and re-use bows, ribbons etc. from the year before. :P

7. Describe your Christmas tree.. How tall? Real or artificial? How is it decorated?
B and I don't have a Christmas tree up this year because we're planning on moving house in the next week or so, but we usually have a medium size fibre optic tree that we bought from Big W for $38 when we first moved in together.. such a bargain!

8. Do you decorate just the tree or other areas of your house?
Normally I try to decorate most of the living room, but I've never bothered with the outside of the house.. at least not yet!

9. What do you wear on Christmas day?
My favourite dress of the moment.  Usually one that leaves plenty of room for a food baby. :)

10. What's your dream gift this year?
A proposal, duh! ;)

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Thankful Tuesdays.



Thankful Tuesdays
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Sunday, 8 December 2013

Snap Happy Sunday: Dad's Family Christmas Party.

Judy's Baby Bump (Lucas James) Vs. My Christmas Food Baby
Judy's hands Vs. Dad's arse haha!
B ready for a nap after lunch (lucky bugger never gets a food baby) + My little sister Abby :)
Granddad and his lovely partner Carol (I swear she wasn't giving me the evil eye lol) handing out the Christmas presents. :)

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Thankful Tuesdays.



Thankful Tuesdays
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Monday, 2 December 2013

November Design Work.

Can you believe that November has already been and gone?  I can't!  It's been a busy month for Pursuit of Felicity, but I didn't realise it was that busy!  Haha :P  With that being said, I figured I should get a wriggle on and share some of the design work that I completed in November before it's already Christmas time.. crikey!

If you're interested in having your own blog re-designed, feel free to check out my blog design website and send me an email.  I am currently offering 20% off all custom blog designs right up until the 31st of December 2013, so get in quick! :)

Custom Website, Branding and Marketing Design for Pretty Buns S.A.


Custom Blog Design for Josie from Sew Simple


Custom Logo Design for India from Jewel Beauty Boutique (link to come shortly).

Brand New Website Design for Pursuit of Felicity Designs!