Sunday, 30 December 2012

Post Christmas

Hello lovelies. I trust you had a wonderful Christmas. Mine was pretty amazing. These are just a few photos from the day. We went up to the Sunshine Coast to celebrate Christmas at my brother Alvin and sister in law Melly's place.

1. Opening gifts at our place. I was opening a surprise gift from Jason. I will write more about that another post
2. Table decorations. I was the one who decorated the table
3. More table decos. My little white tree I used to decorate my desk at work
4. More table decos and bonbons I made
5. Jason and me
6. Cousins. My nephews Caeleb and Isaiah with my other nephew Elijah
7. My dad with Elijah in his box. Caeleb is there too 
8. My pretty mum with her gift from us
9. My sis in law Melly with her son Elijah
10. My brother Alvin with his son Elijah
11. Jase and Elijah
12. Me and Elijah

It was Elijah's first Christms which is why we had so many photos with him. My other brother Rolf and my sis in law Gem and Micah were off in Tasmania and weren't able to celebrate with us on the day. But we had another family Christmas a few days later.

This will most likely be my last post of the year. I hope you all have a very blessed New Year and I will see you all then! 

Monday, 24 December 2012

Advent 7-12 and Christmas Greetings

Hello lovelies. I hope you are having a great Christmas break. I just want to share the rest of my advent calendar items I received. 
L-R: Day 7 - Filofax refills and an iTunes gift card, Day 8 - A Kikki.K notebook and another Crunchie, Day 9 - Giant pegs magnets (and Jason said he got the raw wooden ones in case I wanted to paint it)
L-R: Day 10 - A T2 tea tin and iTunes gift card, Day 11 - Another Kikki.K notebook and tiny Christmas pegs, Day 12 - A T2 tea strainer thing and another iTunes gift card

I really had fun opening each gift and watching Jason open his gifts. This is a tradition that we will definitely be doing each year.

1. My Christmas tree. The view from the floor
2. A few of my gift wrapping this year. I had no particular theme
3. I wrapped a gift like a bon bon

I tend to wrap each item separately and tie it all together with some ribbon. I was also in charge of making the bon bons for the table and to decorate the table for Christmas. Anyway, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas! Take care and have the most beautiful day. 

Friday, 21 December 2012

Christmas crafty and other bits

Hello hello my lovely people. It was my last day of work today and it feels heavenly. 11 days off work is exactly what I need. A few weeks ago I had a little craft session. It wasn't really Christmas but I have used them as part of my decorations at home. 

I've also added a few other pictures from that day and other Christmas pictures. 

1. My little fluro pink tree and little deer from Little Paper Lane. It's such a sweet shop.
2. The prep for my crafty day
3. Feathers and glitter
4. I painted the dots on the deer. It was a little kit I bought for fun
5. On my buffet at home. 
6. Some feathers I dipped in glitter in one of my tiny milk bottles
7. One of the papier mache baubles I painted and covered in glitter
8. Another papier mache bauble
9. And another papier mache bauble I decorated (baubles from this post) 
10. I had a tea break with some homemade shortbread (baked by a work friend)
11. A feather garland I made. 
12. My small white tree. I have a green one too

I really wish I had more creative days. It helped relaxed me and I was able to watch a few of my favourite shows. This weekend is going to be spent wrapping gifts, making some gift tags and doing some cleaning. I also wouldn't mind doing more creating as well. 

Have a beautiful weekend. 

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Advent Calendar

Hello lovelies. I'm finally doing a Christmas post! Jason and I started a tradition last year. We do an Advent Calendar. We alternate each day with opening a gift and get 12 gifts each. I'm showing what I received for the first six days I opened. 

We displayed it as a pile of gifts with a numbered sticker so we can keep track on who opens each day. 

L-R: Day 1 - A pretty bauble (you can see my reflection ha), Day 2 - 3 papier mache ornaments, Day 3 - Some T2 sleep tight loose tea (I drink this most nights, so it's nice and practical)
L-R: Day 4 - Kikki.K notebook and pen, Day 5 - Washi tape and bird fabric ribbon from Typo, Day 6 - Kikki.K pens, refills and Crunchie chocolate (one of my fave)

Jason has been so thoughtful with each gift and you can not believe how much I squee each day that I open one. I do love to see Jason's reaction to his gifts too. I'm a little bit random with his gifts because can be so hard to buy for. 

Only two more days of work! Have a great rest of week.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

USA Part 8 Dallas Texas

Hello lovely people. Only 5 more work days until the Christmas Break! Whee! I'm definitely getting to the end of the USA posts. This is Dallas, Texas. I went to visit my cousins and was supposed to meet up with Micaela but she was in the process of giving birth!


1. My cousins took us out to have some delicious BBQ at a place called Pecan Lodge. People lined up for nearly an hour before it opened and we were first in line. It was soo good. 
2. We went to the Farmers Markets and I loved these tiny pumpkins
3. We went to downtown Dallas one day. This is the Old Red museum
4. The 'X' marks the spot where JFK was assassinated. It was fascinating to read about it
5. Pretty buildings in downtown Dallas
6. Me and my cousins
7. We went to a saloon to do a dance class. That was a lot of fun
8. Yogurtland! Yum. They also have the cutest spoons.

We did like Dallas. We were there for about 5 days and probably spent two of those days relaxing. This was awesome because we were getting pretty tired by this time. I'm bummed I didn't get to meet up with lovely Micaela but I'm sure we will get the chance another time :) 

Have a wonderful weekend. 

Monday, 10 December 2012

USA Part 7 Toronto Canada

Hello lovelies. Only 8 more work days until the Christmas break. You can not believe how much I am looking forward to that. So only 4 more USA posts to go. This one is from Toronto, Canada. Jason and I stayed with my uncle and aunt and we were there for two days.


1. We went on one of those bus tours and got off at Casa Loma. They were filming The Mortal Instruments there! That is one of my favourite series. It was a shame that they weren't filming while we were there.
2. Casa Loma from the outside. It's a mixture of different castle styles
3. It was so beautiful and different
4. The CN Tower at night. The lights can colour. It's a shame we weren't able to go up
5. That night we went to the Toronto International Film Festival. That was amazing
6. We went to Niagara Falls the next day. A kept my jumper hoodie up because the rain was kind of annoying and it was cold
7. It was utterly amazing!
8. It was also raining and quite cold. We bought jumpers in the gift shop because we weren't prepared
9. We went on the Maid of the Mist boat. We only took photos with our phones because the mist and the rain was everywhere
10. A little squirrel friend

I really liked Toronto. It sort of reminded me of Australia. Casa Loma was beautiful and I was excited to see props from the movie. Plus going to the Toronto Film Festival was a fantastic experience. I felt so under dressed but my cousin and his wife took us there after our site seeing day. We were able to be at the Red Carpet and see some stars. I couldn't see much though because I'm so small. Jason tried to film as much as he could for me and I could Penelope Cruz on the camera screen :) We watched Born Twice which she was in. She was also in our theatre! 

And Niagara Falls is breathtaking. You can not imagine the sound of the water going over the falls until you get there. It was amazing. 

I hope you have a wonderful rest of week.