Thursday, 31 January 2013

Things I Love Thursday

Having a 4 day weekend really make the week fly by. Especially if you spend said weekend doing mountains of things. I still found time to peruse the internet for things I like.

Jesse and I are going to get a mini Dachshund soon. We've decided we want a black and tan one, and so I've been looking at breeders. They are just so cute.

Via Shanalogic
I need these buttons in my life. Particularly the 'You Jerk' one. 

Via Shanalogic
Jesse firmly believes that one of my thumb drives, is actually his, and I stole it from him long before we got together. (I didn't, and it isn't) but this would save his confusion. Therefore, is necessary.

Via Think Geek

I've had my eye on this TNG Pez set for a while. I came across it while looking for a Riker bobblehead (Which does not exist! I just can't believe that!). You get all 8 of them. It's pretty cool.

Via Tarazz

I love these velvet manicures. I want it in berry please.

Via Tarazz
I also want this cream puff collection. I want to wear all the colours at once.

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Life, Lately - Moving

I've spent the last 4 days moving. And, I hurt my shoulder on Sunday and could barely help do anything. But, it's nearly all moved, and the unpacking and cleaning has begun. I'm totally exhausted. I'm back at work today, but really I wish I was still in bed. I'm not sleeping well because of my shoulder, and I'm getting headaches too. Blergh

I finally had my new maxi altered to I could wear it. The took a huge chunk off the bottom. I love it. It's so flowy and comfortable.

The bunnies shared a kiss when they thought I wasn't watching. I'm always watching.

Jemima wanted to come to my new house with me

Packing. This isn't even half of it.

I packed all my dinosaurs.

Short and sweet today. I'm really so exhausted that I'm not all here!

PS: Thanks to everyone who liked my facebook page!

Friday, 25 January 2013

Happy For

I really have had a bit of a crazy week. But a good kind of crazy. This weekend is going to be super nuts as well, so it's nice to take time to think about what I am happy for this week.

Star Trek - I'm a fairly new watcher. It's not that I was against it, I just never did. But, Jesse sat me down to watch The Next Generation, and I am obsessed. We just finished the series earlier in the week, and the last movie last night. We are going to start on Voyager next, and I can't wait.

Moving - I know this is a strange one to have on the list. Moving is crap. But, it means that the plans Jesse and I have are moving forward. This is the first step in cementing our life together. This is the first step to buying a house thats 'ours'. So it's on the list.

Family Time - Tuesday night we had dinner at Mum & Dad's. My 2 brothers, sister and niece were there too. It was such a lovely night, it always is when we get together. And I love all the time we get to spend together.

New Books - I'm currently working on a '30 by 30' list, and one of the tasks is to read at least 15 new books. I'm so excited. I love reading, and I just don't take the time to sit and do it anymore. I've nearly finised the first of my new book, and I have 4 more waiting. 

Twix - I love Twix bars, and I ate one on Tuesday and it made me happy. Enough said.

PS - Also, I just created a Facebook page for my blog yesterday. If you like my blog, it would mean so much to me, if you liked my Facebook page also. You can just click here to do so! Thanks!

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Things I Love Thursday

I honestly can not believe that Thursday has rolled around again. I've got so much happening in my life at the moment, that time is just flying by. It's all good stuff though, so I'm not complaining :)

Here is what I've fallen in love with on the internet this week

Via Art Masters
I was accidentally looking at engagement rings on etsy, and came across this. It's amazing!


Um, glitter jelly shoes. I shouldn't need to say anymore!

Via Blackmilk

Now, I've always eyed off these dresses, wondering why they didn't make them in size fat. But after seeing Natalie from Extra Large As Life rock her Tardis dress in this weeks Aussie Curves post, I'm rethinking it.

Via Blackmilk

These galaxy boots are super rad!

I am also really loving this post and this post by Jes from The Miliant Baker. She is so rad, and inspires me so much.

That's it for this week, short and sweet!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

25 Things Fat People Shouldn't Do - Number 6, Eat in Public

25 Things Fat People Shouldn't Do is an unabashed middle finger to the preposterous idea that any human who weighs more than the status quo does not deserve to live a full and well rounded (ahem) life. The list of 25 is composed word for word from direct lists of sheer assholery found on the internet. These range from the absurd to the profoundly shameful, and I will be disproving this offensive notion with style. Feel free to join in on the fun, and if you do, link at the bottom so I can share. May the Chub Club live long and prosper! - The Militant Baker

I had to go and get a large portion of material cut off the bottom on my new maxi dress on Saturday morning (probably the only thing I dislike about my height!), and while I was waiting, I decided to treat myself to a cupcake and and ice coffee. And so, number 6 on the list of 25 Things can be crossed off!

Now, I eat out a lot, I always have. And I've never really been self-conscious about it. Ever. I don't know if it's just because I'm way too involved with the food in front of me to care about what anyone else is thinking, or if any one is looking at me, or if, in fact, I just don't care what anyone else is thinking, period. I like to think it's the latter.

So that's me, fat and eating in public. I was also sitting in a booth, but it was too hard to get a photo of that, so I'll save that one for another day :)

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Life, Lately - Jemima

So, last Friday my Mum picked up her new little baby. And my goodness she is so adorable. These photo's don't even capture just how little she is. Her name is Jemima, and she's about 7 weeks old. And I apologise in advance for the amount of pictures!

I get to go and hang out with her tonight as well, I'm so excited! She is just the most adorable thing! Oh, and her favourite toy is a dinosaur! 

Monday, 21 January 2013

Aussie Curves - Texture

I've been looking forward to this challenge, as soon as I saw it on the list, I knew I had the perfect dress. 

I've had it on my wishlist as soon as I saw in pop up at ASOS. And, I was finally able to nab it in the sales. It's amazing, and I love it. I haven't had an opportunity to wear it out anywhere yet, but I'm so going to enjoy it when I do!

I just love everything about this dress. The tulle skirt, the lacey top, it makes me feel a bit like a ballerina when I wear it. 

I teamed it with my favourite pair of black flatforms. And I'm not much of an accessories person, but I did throw on some bangles. 

Dress - ASOS
Shoes - ASOS
Bangles - Diva

Friday, 18 January 2013

Happy For

I've just been thinking about things that I've been happy about this week.

Homemade popsicles  - I have been loving making my own popsicles. They are really so easy to make, and super refreshing.

Snuggling with Jesse watching The Walking Dead in bed - We only started watching this  recently, and only have 3 episodes to go before we are up to date. We are both really enjoying it. I have a thing for Hershel's eyebrows. 

Cooler evenings - Monday night was so unbearably hot...the second hottest night since the 80's or something. And sleep didn't really happen, so it's been lovely to have cooler nights the last few days.

Raspberries - I LOVE raspberries. I am will to shell out the nearly $8 a punnet for them, because I love them so. And I've had some seriously great ones lately.

Lovely blog comments - It's so lovely to read everyone's super lovely comments. I am always so touched when someones leaves one. 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I'm off to my parents house to meet my Mum's new little puppy, I can't wait!! I'm sure there will be plenty of photos :)

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Things I Love Thursday

I can't believe it's Thursday already! This week as just flown by. And I have so many exciting things coming up over the next couple of weeks. Mum is getting her new puppy, Jesse and I are moving, I'm selling my's all very exciting!

Via Forever21
This jumper is just awesome. I need it!

Via Forever21
I love how fun this super colourful glittery dress is. 

Via Forever21

This holographic shoes are super cool.

Via Threadless
 My friend sent me this t-shirt, and now I want to own it. Never send me anything dinosaur related unless you are prepared to buy it for me. 

Via Plasticland
This little satchel is so cute! The colours are lovely

I actually already bought this skirt this week. I just couldn't pass it up. Plus my mum wanted to order some things, so it just made sense to order it at the same time :)

Via The Nearsighted Owl
Rachele over at The Nearsighted Owl has been turning diet and weight-loss ads in to 'Shame-loss' body positive ads. To see more (or just to check our how awesome she is) head over to her blog The Nearsighted Owl.

Happy Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

25 Things Fat People Shouldn't Do - Number 4, Drive

25 Things Fat People Shouldn't Do is an unabashed middle finger to the preposterous idea that any human who weighs more than the status quo does not deserve to live a full and well rounded (ahem) life. The list of 25 is composed word for word from direct lists of sheer assholery found on the internet. These range from the absurd to the profoundly shameful, and I will be disproving this offensive notion with style. Feel free to join in on the fun, and if you do, link at the bottom so I can share. May the Chub Club live long and prosper! - The Militant Baker

Jesse snapped this shot of me the other night as I was driving to dinner. So, I figured it was the perfect time to cross number 4 of the list of '25 Things Fat People Shouldn't Do'. 

So here is me, fat and driving. 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Life, Lately

Urgh. It's so hot today. And it was hot all night. I slept badly, and I feel icky. Anyway, enough complaining. 

We had dinner at Rockpool last night. It was Jesse's brothers birthday dinner. I got to enjoy another one of those amazing burgers. But, I got dessert this time. oh boy. I also ate the burger properly, none of this knife and fork business. It was just as good as the last time I ate it. 

Here's what's been going on lately.

A new favourite outfit.

Jesse made kibbeh and fattoush. 

Lashings of Boursin smeared on fresh baguette. I will never get tired of eating this.

 Cheeky little Coop.

Sunday night chili

Loving making Popsicles this summer. This one is orange and raspberry.

Left hand, right hand. It's fun to be different.

Last nights outfit.

Last nights dessert. Woah, look out. It was amazing.

The birthday boy. The restaurant brought him this amazing cupcake (yes, we all had a taste) and wished him happy birthday.

That's what's been going on in my world this last week. I have so many blog posts planned. I actually bought myself a blog post planner, and all of January and February is filled. There will be more outfit posts, more recipes, and general blog goodness. I'm really excited!