Sunday, November 30, 2008

A while back I mentioned the huge tiger print scarf that I was going to turn into a halter top.....well I did. I'm not 100% sold on it, it didn't turn out as good as I thought it would - I hate when things look better in my head than on my body.....but it was nice and cool as it was really muggy here on the weekend. What do you think? and be honest!! (My hubby hates it! He reckons the pointy bit at the bottom says "open for business"!) I was wearing it with 3/4 pants, but you can't see that because I'm a shortarse and 3/4 really means 9/10!!

And here's one of my gorgeous daughter and I, just because I can!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Making a list....

I saw this on Simone's blog and thought I'd take up the challenge! I think I've done pretty well....there are certainly some things there I'd like to do - like #4, #5, #41 and #56!

Copy the list and highlight all the things you have done.

1. Started your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars.

3. Played in a band.
4. Visited The Great Barrier Reef.
5. Stood under the stars in the outback, the real outback – think Uluru.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to the Gold Coast’s
theme parks – anyone, you take your pick.
8. Climbed a mountain.

9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sung a solo.
11. Bungee jumped, jumped out of plane, been paragliding or hang-gliding, hot air ballooning – you get the idea, you’ve been hundreds of metres about earth in a seemingly flimsy contraption.
12. Visited Melbourne.
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch.
15. Had a child. Raised a child. Worked with children.
16. Had food poisoning.
17. Been to the
Snowy Mountains. (I’d say climbed Uluru, but the Aboriginal custodians would prefer you didn’t.)
18. Grown your own vegetables.
19. Visited the Brett Whitely studio in Surry Hills, Sydney.
20. Slept on an overnight train or bus.
21. Had a pillow fight.
22. Been backpacking.
23. Taken a mental health day.

24. Been buried in sand with just your head and toes sticking out.
25. Held a possum, kangaroo or koala – or any other native Australian animal.
26. Gone skinny dipping.

27. Been in a fun run.
28. Been on the Blue Mountain cableway.
29. Seen a total eclipse.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
31. Played, or watched, summer cricket.
32. Sailed, kayaked or canoed our beautiful waterways.
33. Seen the Daintree.
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.
35. Visited an Aboriginal settlement or mission.

36. Learned a new language.
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied.
38. Toured the Sydney Opera House.
39. Tried rock climbing (indoor or outdoor), abseiling or just simple bushwalking.
40. Visit Queensland’s Gallery of Modern Art.
41. Been to the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
42. Sunbaked at Bondi.
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant.
44. Visited Broome.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.
46. Been transported in an ambulance.
47. Had your portrait painted.
48. Gone fishing.
49. Seen Tasmania’s old growth forests.
50. Been to the top of Q1, on the Gold Coast.
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkelling.
52. Kissed in the rain.
53. Played in the mud.

54. Gone to a drive-in theatre.
55. Been in a movie.
56. Driven the Great Ocean Road.
57. Started a business.
58. Taken a martial arts class.
59. Visited Norfolk Island.
60. Served at a soup kitchen.
61. Sold Girl Guide biscuits.
62. Gone whale watching.
63. Got flowers for no reason.

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma.
65. Gone jet boating.
66. Visited Port Arthur.
67. Bounced a cheque.
68. Flown in a helicopter.
69. Saved a favourite childhood toy.

70. Visited the Australian War Memorial.
71. Eaten Caviar.
72. Pieced a quilt.
73. Stood in Federation Square.
74. Been on the Murray River.
75. Been fired from a job. (well redundant)
76. Travelled, or
climbed, over the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
77. Broken a bone.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.
79. Seen the Three Sisters at Echo Point, Katoomba.
80. Published a book.
81. Visited St Mary’s Cathedral, in Sydney.
82. Bought a brand new car.
83. Been to Hermannsburg.
84. Had your picture in the newspaper.
85. Read the entire Bible.
86. Visited Parliament House.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
88. Had chickenpox.
89. Saved someone’s life.
90. Sat on a jury.
91. Met someone famous.
92. Joined a book club.
93. Lost a loved one.
94. Saved a
95. Been to the site of the Eureka Stockade.
96. Swum in The Whitsundays.
97. Been involved in a lawsuit.
98. Owned a mobile phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.

100. Read an entire book in one day.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Not technically a thrifting but.....

This top I borrowed from a friend a while ago and I love it!! I am on the hunt for something like this. It's a gorgeous, dreamy peachy lace wrap top and it is lovely for dressing up the boring jeans and singlet outfits I unfortunately spend most of my life in!! I should have taken a photo of it when I was wearing a white singlet because it looked much better, but oh well!

I'll let you know (with pictorial evidence of course!) if I find something like this in my travels.....

Saturday, November 22, 2008


The lovely Chantelle awarded me this lovely little award....and I'm touched! I'll try and follow the rules, but I know that I don't know at least seven other bloggers......oops! So I'll do my best instead....I give this award wholeheartedly and with great delight to:

Kylie at Cool according to Kylie: a great friend and a truly interesting blogger - so creative and amazing!

Sarah at forevayoung vintage: a fossicker and finder of treasures and a very helpful blogger too!

Kathryn at tikiboo: Amazing designs for little girls and boys and a thoroughly lovely person to boot!

Andrea at cat of impossible colour: Dresses like a true lady and always inspires me with her quirky finds and inimitable style.....not to mention the fact that she's writing a book!! (or two!)

So what you have to do now is:

1. Put the award up on your blog
2. Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3. Nominate at least seven other blogs
4. Add links to these blogs on your blog
5. Leave a message for your nominee on their blog

Thursday, November 20, 2008

I am never eating chicken again.....

Well, not for a few months at least!!

Hubby and I had a chicken salad on Wednesday night and thankfully due to molars cutting little S refused to eat it and had yoghurt and pears instead (lucky child!).

I could go into the heinous details, but the short and decidedly less gross version of the story is that both of us were sick as dogs and tag teaming the bathroom all night and got up in the morning like zombies. I couldn't stop crying and begged my Mum to take bubba for the day so we could try and get some sleep. Food poisoning is an evil I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy and I'm still feeling distinctly fragile today. Fortunately it is gloriously sunny here, so little S is happy to play outside with water and sand so I can lie on a lounger and....well, lounge!

I do have some new posts to do which I was planning to do yesterday, but will probably leave to next week if that's alright with you all....

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Tag I'm It!

I was tagged by Kylie, so here goes.....

Six random things about me:
  • I was adopted, at 18 months old. I have never met my birth mother or father and know very little about them, but plan one day to find out more....

  • I always thought I would be a vet when I grew up, but a fear of needles and blood put paid to that!!

  • My favourite time of year is is safe to say I am obsessed with it!!

  • I had a bad experience with choking on a fishbone when I was nearly 2 years old and to this day struggle to eat fish....I just prefer not to, but I can if I need to be polite!

  • I have owned 2 cats (a black one called Smookins and a Ginger one imaginatively named Ginger) and 4 dogs (twin Yorkies called Baci and Bijou, an Aussie Terrier called Dolce, and an Aussie Terrier called Murray)

  • I come from a long line of gardeners, but definitely missed out on this talent - I have actually killed a cacti.....I thought they were supposed to be indestructible!! I have, however, one indoor plant that has miraculously survived my ministrations.....a cyclamen and it flowers regularly and everything!!
Six random things I like:
  • Vegemite - love the stuff....take it with me if I travel overseas.

  • Polka dots!

  • Writing novels in my head.....usually romantic comedy a la Bridget Jones' Diary

  • Scrapbooking paper....I am a hopeless hoarder, seeing as I hardly ever get time to actually do anything with it!!

  • The feeling of sand beneath my toes....

  • Bling! I like sparkles, sequins, things that shine.....must have been a magpie in a former life!!
Six random things I don't like:
  • Coins in my pocket.....that annoying little clinking sound....

  • People that ride bikes with their helmets hanging on the handle bars.....oh this really drives me nuts!!!

  • Litterers......especially just centimeters from a rubbish bin - respect the planet people!!!

  • People who think that because you have a child, it's an open invitation to make comment on you, your child, your body, your finances.....what the?

  • Seeing a movie I've been waiting to see for ages because it's been all hyped up, and then being bitterly disappointed.....

  • Clothing store mirrors that make you look better than you are so you are tricked into buying clothes that actually look hideous and you don't realise until you get home.....
So there you go. A few random things about me. I'm not sure how many people I'm supposed to tag, but I'm definitely tagging the following people anyway:


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Accessories week....

First of all - two belts, I love belts and these two were gems!! (50c each by the way - score!!).

And then, the cute little polka dot scarf ($1), light, not too long, not too short, just perfect! Actually the ladies in my local (haha....not like I've been doing this long) oppy pointed it out to me - they know I like sparkles, cherries and polka dots - am I that predictable? LOL....bless 'em.

I also picked up a HUGE black and white tiger print silk scarf, that I'm going to turn into a halter top.....let's see how that goes ($3).

Belt 1 - a vintage rainbow woven belt - I had one like this when I was a kid, not sure how I'm going to get away with wearing it now, but I was feeling kinda nostalgic, so into the wardrobe it goes.....

Belt 2.....the sparkles....I'm such a sucker for all things sparkly - I'm sure I was a magpie in a former life!
Are there any things that you are always on the look out for or do you just go shopping and see what takes your fancy?