Thursday, December 16, 2010

Remember last week I mentioned we were preparing for a big day of haircuts and Santa photos.
No dramas on the haircut front

Santa photos on the other hand - 

Suppose that's another good one for the 21st wall!

THE wedding sneak peek

I'm hoping tomorrow is Christmas morning for Nicole Richie fans, not sure if Who or OK have the wedding pics, but I literally gasped when I saw this preview of their wedding photos.

Apparently she wore three dresses, can't wait to see the other two.
I also read they had shopped around for the highest bidders for the wedding snaps, not to pocket the money for themselves but to up the dollars that would go to the Richie-Madden foundation. Good on them!!!

While we are on the topic of weddings how stunning is the official Wills and Kate engagement photo. Shot by Mario Testino none the less.

Must be nice to have friends in high places.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Geez what's wrong with these people, breaking up before Christmas???

While the split of Zac Effron and Vanessa Hudgens means that I totally have  chance with Zac.

It was a little sad to hear about Megan Gale and Andy Lee's split this morning.
The statement they realised to the media was awesome though.

In October, Andy and Megan parted ways. They remain great friends and both think the world of each other," a statement from the pair said.
"Rumours that Megan was seen kissing Liz Hurley in a glass elevator are false and for those concerned, don't worry as Andy managed to secure Hamish in the split."

Monday, December 13, 2010

POINT AND SHOOT : Whoooo we're half way there

Oh yeah, there I was amongst 49,999 others and Jon was singing to me, just me!

I've been trying to remember how many times I have seen Bon Jovi. 
It's 8 or 9, either way the band just get better with age. They done give away many clues that these guys, if not already there, are all approaching their 50's. 
Jon works the stage like few others can, and man can he work the crowd into a frenzy with a quick flash of his, very shiny, pearly whites. 
Love him or hate him you can not deny this man is hot, oh I mean a born entertainer. Two and a half hours of non stop entertaining left me with sore feet and a sore throat but I wish I could do it all again.

*** I have admit the photo there of my boyfriend wasn't taken by me, one of my friends paid a ridiculous amount of money for tickets and was fairly close but the first one is from my phone so I guess that's my official point and shoot.

 As a footnote I might add here that I have been sulking around for the past few days because my bestie called me yesterday and had found us tickets to see them again in Sydney on Friday night. I tried (really freakin hard) to justify spending money I don't have to go but I just couldn't do it. Don't you hate when you can hear the little Homer angel on your shoulder louder than the devil!!!! So anyway as I said I've been sulking, "Veruca Salt" style until the news brought me a big arse reality slap.

If you're feeling sorry for yourself or feel hard done by grab some tissues and read this story

Just makes me thankful for what I have xo

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A christmas list addition

I know, I know, I know. I already have a Fuji instax mini but I want   NEED the wide version.

In fact I could probably make a list longer than my arm from the photojojo shop alone.

Like this,  this, or these just for starters.

And while I'm in Veruca mode, I've been banging on for years about wanting to learn how to use photoshop, so I'd love photoshop for my mac and lessons to go with it.

Ummmm that's all

otherwise I'll start getting practical and I really need some new flats and undies as well.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Bon Jovi fever has swept over this household.
 2 more sleeps until i see my long time love. I'm a bit excited.
Bogan rock or not, I love Bon Jovi, unashamedly.

They provided the soundtrack to my adolescent life (and beyond).
I've seen them play every Australain tour, with the exception of one, and I've travelled interstate to see them. If I had the time and money I would do it again and again.

I remember screaming the words to "I'll Be There for You" at the top of my lungs, trying to loose my voice (that's when Demi Moore was in her prime and husky voices were longed for).
I remember being broken hearted when Jon married his childhood love and I remeber when the "Always" video came out, debating with people over who was the hottest between Jon Bon Jovi and the actor in the video clip.

The Slippery When Wet tour was my first "unsupervised" concert. 

I went with my sister and a friend from school, one of the ones that you loose touch with but always refer to by using their whole name. 
Much to my embarrassment (at the time), we were dropped off and picked up at the door by my parents and I was given stern words and was told to make sure my lil sis was beside me at  ALL times. I wrote Bon Jovi all over my runners and make a leather cuff in one of my classes at school with JON stamped on it. (I probably even thought he would see it!!!). 

And while the years have passed and I have stopped vandalizing my footwear my love for Bon Jovi has never ended and the memories have continued. My first concert date with P was when Bon Jovi did a one off  charity show in Melbourne and when one of my closest friends played the Rumba tour we had loads of fun sneaking around trying to "run into" Jon or Richie. So excuse me while I indulge and leave you with a magical Jon Bon Jovi moment - 
the Versace campaign.......

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hello Santa

We have such a big day ahead of us. Our usual swimming lesson will be followed by Sadie's first ever haircut and then this years Santa photos.

I'm sure the haircut will go OK but we'll see if little miss will actually sit with Santa this year.

2008 was easy, at about 6 weeks old, she had practically no idea who the fat man with the beard was.

Last year the Santa was fun to wave at from behind the fence, but mamma had to sit in to get the photo done

and Dad's attempt, well I'm sure this would make funniest home video if there was a photo section

Sadie is much more aware of Christmas this year and gets exited when she sees decorations everywhere, i still don't know if she'll sit on Santa's knee though. 

Best I make myself a bit presentable, i predict I'll be getting my Santa photo this year again.

Dear Santa

I love a good wish list.
I know some people are strongly opposed to wish lists and gift registries, but my thinking is if people are spending their hard earned cash, put it to something that is wanted or needed. I would rather someone spend $20 on something I want, than waste $100 on something that will be put aside and never used. 

I ALWAYS have a list. 
It's topped by a Chanel 2.55 handbag  (black with silver hardware incase you were wondering) but I'm pretty sure I haven't been good enough for Santa to whip on of those out.  

I'm a bit late this year compiling my Christmas list though.
Usually I have a list longer than my arm full of extravagant items with a few realistic things, but I'm having trouble this year. Most things are too extravagant, I don't have the space for or just feel insignificant in the scheme of things.

But  for those that keep asking (love you lil sis) heres a couple of suggestions:

I get the clue that my Alexander McQueen cape is out of the question.
A classic silk scarf and the collectable book are probably a bit over budget as well so I'd be more than happy to receive this Alexander Mc Queen book.

I still have a Holga and a(pink)  Diana F on the list

I don't know if I actually need a digital radio, but I love the look of these pink Roberts digital radios

Some stocking fillers
just discoverd the Absolut tribute to the rainbow flag, so of course I need that too

That's all I can come up with. Seriously.
It probably doesn't help that I've brought a couple of presents for myself.

(House of Harlow sunnies on pre order and a specially made adult size Little Lamb bracelet.
I'll do a show and tell when I get them both)

Monday, December 6, 2010

Point and shoot:

Messed up plans, BBQ's, catch ups, cleaning and tree decorating. 
And there goes another weekend, just like that.

and just because I couldn't pick our pretty Christmas tree over some pretty flowers, here's a double point and shoot for this warm Monday morn.
Oh peonies how I love you so.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sadie's first ever super fabulous celebrity meet

OK so he may not be high on most people's radar's but I LOVE Johnny Weir.
It was the winter Olympics this year where he first caught my eye 

I love me a bit of fabulous and quickly became a fan. Following him on twitter and facebook, which is where I found he was coming to Australia. I knew I HAD to see him skate. Let me just state her I'm not a skating fan, but anything with a bit of drama and showmanship, I'm all over. 

So when the man of the house managed to organise some tickets for us I was more than a bit excited  so along with my sister and nieces we all headed down to the Icehouse for the Christmas skating spectacular. I wish I could tell you the show was spectacular -  it was random and lame, but the little kids loved it. 
Then out came Johnny 


His first skate was to Bad Romance, I missed part of it as I was trying to fix my lens as I juggled Sadie on my knee, he followed this with Ave Maria and then an interview with Eddie
Seeing him skate was amazing and inspiring. So graceful.
He made jumping and spinning across the ice seem so easy and natural. 
What I didn't expect was

to actually him for him to be so gracious and well UNREAL

and when I asked if it would be OK if he could be Sadie's first celebrity photo he said it would be my honour and paid full attention to her.

I'm so looking forward to his book coming out in Jan (woo hoo birthday present peeps).
If you ever come across the doco titled Johnny Weir: Pop Star On Ice watch it and you may just understand why I love him so.
I usually get a little sad when another year passes by but I really am looking forward to crossing December 31st off the calendar and welcoming 2011.
2010 has been a shit of a year and I'll be glad once it's over.
I'm not really big on resolutions but I'm hoping for some changes in 2011.

The first would be that we are able to buy a new house where we are currently living. The house we are renting is in a fantastic location but it's tiny and has no storage space at all. I keep repeating my little "location, location, location" mantra but all I want to do is put shelves on every wall. I don't think these old plaster walls would even hold a picture hook.

While I'm not planning for my little cake and sweets business to takeover the world
,just yet, I am hoping it will be successful enough for me to give up my part time job. I'm sure lots of people dream about working from home I hope this allows me to. I'mtravelling 45 mins each way to work, so crazy for a casual job but I like the people I work with. While I'm contemplating looking for something closer to home, It's not easy when there are only certain hours I can work, so we'll see what happens there.

I'm also hoping we can manage to squeeze in a trip overseas before we think about adding to the family. I would love to take Sadie to Disneyland. I've never been so it would be awesome to experience with her at such an excitable age.

And of course I hope for health and happiness in 2011. Life seems to have picked up pace in the last few months and I feel like I'm in a constant state of sleep deprivation. So some relaxation and rejuvenation are definitely o the cards for 2011.
Before I get to relax and revive I must get through some of my growing TO DO list. Wish me luck.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How excitement

Not sure who I'm more jealous of
Brobee meeting Nicole

or Nicole meeting Brobee

Check out Sparrow's quiff, can I get one big collective "AWWWWWW"

Monday, November 29, 2010

A weekend of how's and why's

Well hello Monday, weren't you just here. 

Us Melbournites were inflicted with another weekend FULL of raining, pouring.
I am seriously starting to think Mother Nature is playing practical jokes on us. The low 30's during the week, then back to long sleeves and umbrellas on the weekend. WHY?

Being stuck indoors can make my little Sadiecakes a bit of cabin fever
And I struggle to work out HOW she can go from this sweet little angel

to this, faster than you can put up an umbrella in the pouring rain.
"Don't wan it!!!!!!" With a big emphasis on the crossed arms. So dramatic

I guess the "Terrible Two's" are to blame for that. 

I try to put myself in her shoes, it must be hard when your communication is limited and there is SO much to learn. Most car rides are filled with questions of "WHAT's this & WHAT's that" and I can pretty much guarantee that every time she lays down to sleep a random noise will occur and she'll ask "WHAT dat noise?".
Thankfully the fun outweighs the frustration.

This weekend I was also questioning HOW we have come to rely on electronic banking, as my bank had major issues and my accounts and went into debit.
While I was a little panicked (it seems to be fixed now) I spent most of the weekend cashless and my cards wouldn't work. Thank goodness for my parents still living practically and having some cash, otherwise it would have been steamed rice and tomato sauce for the next few days.

How was your weekend? Are you playing point and shoot over at Fat Mum Slim's?

Saturday, November 27, 2010


Every so often I suffer from movie obsession, and watch the trailer over and over.

Somewhere is my new obsession. I love Sophia Coppola so much.
She's just so friggin cool. Lost In Translation is one of my all time faves.
She gets it SO right with soundtracks as well. The Marie Antoinette is a constant
in this little household. Now I just have to wait until boxing day.....

Could this possibly be a Stephen Dorff comeback?

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Christmas List

Even though I am sure Santa stopped reading my Christmas wish list a long time ago, I still continue to make one each year.

It's a shame this Alexander McQueen cape is sold out. 
I'm sure P said my limit was 28,000 pounds this Christmas.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Point and shoot: Da da da Daaaaa

Da Da Da Daaaaaa. Here comes the bride (zilla).

We were invited to a wedding on the weekend. It was for the son of a family friend of P's. 
I do know the groom but had never met the bride so I was feeling a little awkward about the whole situation. When I did meet the bride my awkward-ness was justified. As the new couple did their circuit and we handed over our gift (envelope), I had a little chat to the groom, then congratulated the bride and told them both they looked great as did the reception room, I then thought I should formally introduce myself to the bride. Laughingly I said "Oh by the way I'm Belinda". Her reply - wait for it - "Yeah I know, I did the seating" and then she turned away. 
I don't care if we don't know each other and to be honest I don't care if we never see each other again but you would think after handing over an envelope with a couple of hard earn pieces of cash a little gratitude wouldn't have hurt.

So beside that sour note, and my feet aching from my heels, it was a lovely evening. 
The vintage photo booth was fun fun fun.

And the little princess had a blast.
She rarely allows me to put anything in her hair so I was a bit excited when she asked for pretties in her hair. That lasted right until we walked into the reception court yard. 
Oh well at least it lasted the car ride!

Are you playing along with point and shoot as well.
Even if you're not have you seen fatmumslim's blog makeover. 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Gonna take you for a ride on a big jet plane

Last Thursday I spent the day in Brisbane with one of my girlfriends. 
I flew up on the 6.40 a.m., tight-arse, flight and left Bris-vegas at 7.40p.m.  
When I booked the flight I forgot all about the time difference. Arriving there around 8 a.m. wasn't 
too bad but the evening flight was slightly delayed and I got home at midnight. 
It was such a long day and I swear I had jet lag!!!!

There were a few reasons for my visit. 
One being to visit one of my besties that currently lives up there and it's been way too long between visits. I think when she first moved I was there three or four times in twelve months, my last visit was also the day I found out I was up the duff, hence not so many recent visits
(fingers crossed for a homecoming party in the new year for her xx), there was a cupcake shop I wanted to check out (any excuse really), but the main reason for my visit last week was to see the Valentino exhibition before it closed.

While I was a little unimpressed at the state of some of the dresses all in all AMAZING!!!
I'm assuming that some of these dresses couldn't be laundered but I had a few moments where a steamer wouldn't have gone astray, and the dress Julia Roberts wore when she won her Oscar for Erin Brokovich,

lets just say that Julia has more boobage than the mannequin that was wearing the dress.

I may have welled up a bit. Dresses worn buy Jackie O and Audrey Hepburn, 
the craftsmanship and reading Valentino's quotes reminded me that with his retirement 
there was another piece of history that I had witnessed.

On a totally different note why is it that 26 degrees in Brisbane is hotter than 26 in Melbourne?
I guess that explains my child free lunch beveridge

Monday, November 15, 2010

Moving forward

I've been a bit scarce around here lately. I think I may have lost my blogging mojo a bit. 
I have been pretty busy. A very active two year old, a part time job, selling Tupperware to fund a new business venture that I am busy planning and life in general. 
It's not that I haven't wanted to write. In fact I have written many posts. 
I just never published them. Deleted for no one to read. 
But I feel like it's time to get back into the swing of things. 
Finding the time has been one obstacle, but my family has had a lot to deal with recently.

Just over three months ago my brother in law was tragically killed in a car accident. 
It has been one of, if not the hardest thing I've ever had to deal with in my life. 
I have lost people I love in times gone by, but not under these kind of circumstances. 
Not at 32 years of age, leaving behind three beautiful and amazing daughters. 

The phone call plays over again and again in my head. It was a rainy Sunday night and I was just dishing up dinner when my Dad rang. " BJ I've got some terrible news". He told me of the accident and then paused and told me Ronald didn't make it. The next few days were a blur of people coming and going, phones ringing and too much take away food.
My family are very close so we all banded together and held each other up. 

I never imagined I'd be driving through Monday morning peak hour traffic to get to the coroner's office. I never thought I would be going through a phone book making sure all the appropriate people had been informed. I never wish those moments upon anyone.

Even now I'm not sure why I'm writing this post. Maybe it's to clear my head, maybe it will help me on and maybe it's part of my life journey.
I guess we all have different reasons for blogging. 
To stay in touch. To advertise. To show off. Most of all I think it's to share.
So that's me, it's not about moving on it's about moving forward, so I hope I can get back on the blogging train and continue to share, hopefully entertain and maybe even inspire.

Finally a few things just because...

Take photos, lots of them

Write things, notes cards messages

and tell you loved ones that you do in fact love them

because there may come a day that you can't tell them that and those photos, notes and cards will mean a whole lot more than the piece of paper they are written on

Slow down

one day                                                    one year

two years

You realise the truth in every cliche when you become a parent.
Can't we just slow down the passing of time a little.

Does anyone know if there is any truth to the theory that you double your childs height at the age of two to determine how tall they will be as an adult.
At two, Miss S is 88cm. So as an adult that means 176cm!!! 
i randomly googled that height and was surprised at the odd assortment of people that were 176cm

Linda Evangelista, Mariah Carey, Eve Salvail, Bruce Springsteen, Luke Perry, Ozzy Osbourne, Kurt Cobain, Albert Einstein and the genius that is Martha Stewart. 
Of course there are loads more on this site, that I will now be wasting loads of time on but I figured if can take a little bit of what I like from each of these people and project that into Sadie's future she's on a pretty good path. 
And at worst at least she'll have height on her side when seeing bands.........

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Some blatant self promotion

If you don't ask you don't get!!!

OK peeps, so I may have mentioned I have started selling Tupperware. While I will promise my blog won't turn into a Tupperware market space I just wanted to put it out there incase anyone is interested.
Tupperware just released their BIGGEST release of the year and I'm so excited at all the amazing offers, and without trying to sound like a pushy sales person they really are too good not to share. And check out these awesome fruit/vegie keepers!
I love them totally for the kitsch aspect!!

**Sales pitch alert** 
I won't go over all the specials but if you are interested in holding a demo I'd love to show you my wares. Comment below or message me -
even if you would just like me to send you out a specials catalogue.
If you don't have time for a party, I'm also looking for VIP order collectors (apparently in the cult it's illegal to have catalogue parties!!!) and I can reward you with some super sweet prizes.

**pitch over**
Thanks chics!!!!

Ooh yeah I should also mention the SUPA DOOPA week is 25th November - 1st December and there are certain offers that are for that week only!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

the party


I really can not believe I now live with a two year old. How time flies.

While I struggle to see how the last two years have flown by so quickly, it also feels like Sadie has always been with us. The tiny little baby that filled my life with love and joy is now a little person and whenever I refer to her as my baby I have to correct myself,  while she will always be my baby she really is a little person. With a mind of her own!

So for her 2nd birthday we decided on a garden tea party. The first job was to get the invites sorted.

I'm super fortunate to be surrounded by some very creative types. I described what I wanted to one of my besties and she whipped up the info details of the invite to attach to the back of the photo I had taken.

My parents were kind enough to  donate their backyard for the celebration. 
Lucky because with 6 people in my yard it instantly feels like a party as it's pretty small, my parents have a lovely garden and more importantly a decent sized pergola, which was our saving grace as mother nature was so upset that she didn't get an invite that she dropped a few drizzly showers on the day.

I had a few OMG moments on the day. Like my ipod dock losing power three minutes before pass the parcel, the two batches of cupcakes that didn't even get iced because I ran out of time and the 6 tiered cake that only ended up as 4 tiers because I was afraid of it tipping before it was even cut.

Here's a peek at Sadie's party

Even though I short changed the guests two layers of cake I was still pretty pleased with myself (can you tell)?

I was also pretty pleased that my other grand plan came to life