Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My Goals For 2010

Due to my poor ability to keep my new years resolutions, this year I decided to refer to them as goals... Just like everyone else, I usually also plan to break them, but this year I am giving myself no excuses. After the last couple of horrific months, I have decided that some parts of my life and all of my way of thinking require a huge over-haul.

So here goes.

1. Keep my blog up to date - because I am sure that my two followers want to read all about my life.

2. Create a scrapbook album with one page per month, recording my favourite moments - because I am a sentimental person, and love having things to look back at.

3. Lose 15kg - this one will be hard, but I WILL NOT break it.

4. Quit smoking cigarettes all together - because my body and the earth deserve better.

5. Stop drinking too much - I know my limit, I should just learn to stick to it.

6. Stop having petty arguments with my boyfriend - because we both deserve better.

7. Make more things for my Etsy shop and get around to making my vintage shop - it is something that I love, but some how can never find the time to pursue.

8. Regain my confidence - sometimes even going to the shop for eggs is preceded by a furious mind battle of the pros and cons of being seen in public and having to talk to people.

9. Try and become a little more laid back and carefree - because things don't always happen the way they should and I'm sick of wasting tears on them.

10. Stop being so addicted to Facebook.

I guess I will check back in about a year's time to see how many of my unbreakable goals I have actually broken...

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Twitter :)

Ok, so I finally joined the bandwagon and got one...

here it is.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!
I hope you have wonderful day full of family, friends and laughter, making memories that will last a lifetime.

This is a few little pictures of my offering to the Christmas table this year... Cupcakes :)

I made cream cheese fruit choc chip (I know it's a mouthful, but they are damn yummy!), gingerbread cupcakes, and chocolate choc chip.

Enjoy your day, and remember if you're going to be outside in the lovely sunshine, wear your sunscreen and drink plenty of water!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Alabama, Arkansas, I do love my Ma & Pa
Not the way that I do love you

Holy roly, me, oh my, you’re the apple of my eye
Girl, I’ve never loved one like you

Man, oh man, you’re my best friend, I scream it to the nothingness
There ain’t nothin’ that I need

Well, hot & heavy, pumpkin pie, chocolate candy, Jesus Christ
There ain’t nothin’ please me more than you

Ahh, Home
Let me come Home
Home is wherever I’m with you

La la la la, take me Home
Baby, I’m coming Home

I’ll follow you into the park, through the jungle, through the dark
Girl, I’ve never loved one like you

Moats & boats & waterfalls, alley ways & pay phone calls
I’ve been everywhere with you

That’s true

We laugh until we think we’ll die, barefoot on a summer night
Nothin’ new is sweeter than with you

And in the sticks we’re running free like it’s only you and me
Geez, you’re something to see.

“Do you remember that day you fell out of my window?”
“I sure do, you came jumping out after me.”
“Well, you fell on the concrete and nearly broke your ass and you were bleeding all over the place and I rushed you off to the hospital. Do you remember that?”
“Yes, I do.”
“Well, there’s something I never told you about that night.”
“What didn’t you tell me?”
“While you were sitting in the backseat smoking a cigarette you thought was going to be your last, I was falling deep, deeply in love with you and I never told you ‘til just now.”
“Now I know.”

Ahh, Home
Let me come Home
Home is whenever I’m with you
Ahh, Home
Let me come Home
Home is when I’m alone with you

Let me come Home
Home is wherever I’m with you

Ahh, Home
Yes, I am Home
Home is when I’m alone with you.

Alabama, Arkansas, I do love my Ma & Pa
Moats & boats & waterfalls & pay phone calls

Ahh, Home
Let me come Home
Home is wherever I’m with you
Ahh, Home
Let me come Home
Home is when I’m alone with you

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


You are the icing to my cupcake.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

be mine.

I was sinking
when you pulled me from the depths
and you were drinking
when we sat down on the the steps
and you said, girl, i've been trying to be
all the things that I swear you can see

now we're waiting
for the next best thing to come
they say I'm crazy
when I mean to be enough
and I keep saying that everything's fine
and you're the one who keeps taking the time
you should know this is no kind of life

so tell me something I don't know
a million miles away
and as you grab your things to go
there's something I should say
lovers, friends and waiting fors
lost out in the fray
would you say goodbye?
would you walk away?

we were driving
and the wind was in your hair
couldn't stop crying
'cause for me it's always there
and I can't stand to hear the sound
of your voice
if she's the girl that you want
that's your choice

maybe we're better off as friends
but if I go now
you know the story has to end
I can't keep playing your songs all the time
waiting here just to hear you on the line
'cause I know you will never be mine
be mine

Friday, December 4, 2009


weep for yourself, my man,
you'll never be what is in your heart
weep little lion man,
you're not as brave as you were at the start
rate yourself and rape yourself,
take all the courage you have left
wasted on fixing all the problems that you made in your own head...

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I feel torn about so many things right now. I feel like I'm going to have to make some big decisions that I don't really want to make. I just want things to work out, but honestly I don't think that's going to happen.

I think there's a fork in the road, just up around the bend.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Daily Happy #4

Today, feeling slightly hungover from the friends engagement party last night, Grain Waves made me smile :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Daily Happy #3

Today I discovered some sneaky little person has uploaded all of Nigella Lawson's Express episodes onto youtube :)
I love Nigella, she has such a passion for food, and uses such colourful language.
Hurrah for learning how to make honey comb!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Daily Happy #2

This morning when I woke up I wasn't feeling very well, so after a little while on youtube and facebook I decided that I should get up and make some cupcakes, just like I do every time I am feeling down...

These cupcakes definately make me happy! Aaaaaaand I can cross them off my cupcake flavours list!

They are chocolate, filled with peanut butter and topped with milk chocolate gnash.
(And of course they taste as good as they sound!)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Daily Happy #1

I am so excited! This is my first Daily Happy blog post!

Over the last few weeks I have be browsing the pages of and ebay searching for the perfect gifts for my boyfriend, family and friends. Today, the mail man came and delivered about 6 gifts I have bought!

What made you happy today?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Daily Happy

Hi Everyone!
I watched this video today, and it really inspired me to do the same, so stay tuned for my Daily Happy #1 :)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Online relationships, or lack there of.

Isn't it funny how someone can say everything they want to say with a simple friend request, or denial.

See, about a year ago a friend of my boyfriend's family decided to send him a message saying that she really likes him and that he should break it off with me in order to pursue a relationship with her. This is after we had been together for a year. Also, it was not the first time she had done something like this.

With her being a family friend and all, (I would just like to point out that I'm pretty sure no one else knows about this apart from the three involved...) she was invited to family functions etc. Which then turned all awkward for the two of us, seeing as I wanted to crash tackle her and all that. But being the kind of person that hates conflict, I do my best to say hello and how are you etc, to no reply.

Anyway, the other day, after much consideration I decided to try and extend the "olive leaf" in the form a facebook friend request. Which was promptly denied.

It was like hitting a brick wall. She has said everything she wanted to say just by clicking "ignore".

It made me so angry... I really have no idea what her problem is, we hadn't even met properly when she started sending those messages... I'm sorry if all this seems petty, but I need to vent.

Anyway, I am less than an hour away from finishing my last night shift before a few days off! I am really excited about going to my friends house warming party tomorrow night :) So I wish you all a fantastic weekend. Drink, eat, dance and try to forget about work on Monday.

P.S. Rhianna, if he wanted you, why is he with me?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cupcake Flavours To Try

Ok, here is a list of cupcake flavours I want to try making =]

  • Chocolate, chocolate icing and peanut butter filling.
  • Vanilla, macadamia with rose water icing.
  • Vanilla with passion fruit butter icing.
  • Chocolate with caramel icing.
  • Decorated to look like sunflowers.
  • Chai with vanilla icing.
  • Remake of the mud cake with caramel filling
  • Lemon meringue cupcakes.
  • Black forest with chocolate icing and cream filling.

That's all I can think of right now... But I most likely will add more haha and you will definately hear about the ones I do get around to making :)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Christmas Spirit :)

I'm starting to get all my Christmas things ready! Christmas cards are almost done, and I've started my shopping. So today I made some Christmas cupcakes!
Chocolate with chocolate icing and peppermint cream filling. And let me tell you, they are delicious!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Brown Sugar Cupcakes

You Need:
1/2 cup milk
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
2 large eggs
2 1/2 tablespoons of melted butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla

125g softened butter
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
extra vanilla

Place all ingredients (except last three) into a large mixing bowl, adding melted butter last. Mix with an electric beater for about 3 minutes. Divide equally between 12 cupcake pans and cook for about 20 mins at 108C.
For the icing, whip softened butter with electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Gradually add in icing sugar (if you add too much at once, the sugar will go all over your kitchen hehe). When all the sugar is mixed in, add a little bit of vanilla.
Now wait until your cupcakes have completely cooled down, then pipe or spread them with the buttercream icing, and decorate as you wish! I like to sprinkel them with a little extra brown sugar.

Mmmmm Yummy yum!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Just a little poem.

The Guppy

Whales have calves,
Cats have kittens,
Bears have cubs,
Bats have bittens,
Swans have cygnets,
Seals have puppies,
But guppies just have little guppies.

- Ogden Nash

Sunday, October 18, 2009


I have no idea how I came across this... But I cannot get the song out of my head lol...

Saturday, October 17, 2009

How do I remember him?

Today's post is dedicated to the memory of a close friend. Three years today, I lost my best friend, my first love, and my answer.

Damien hurt me too much for words. But his passing has had a huge impact on how my life has turned out, and as much as I still hate him for leaving me behind. I still love him as much as I did back then.

So, here's to Damien. I hope that wherever you are, your pain has ceased and you smile once more xoxo

You can find him here:

Monday, October 12, 2009

Hello, again.

Sorry I haven't posted in a wholllllleeeee week :(
I have been pretty busy with work... Sometimes I feel like I live here.

Right now I am deep in the guts of eBay, searching for a pretty picnic basket. I'm not having too much luck as most of them are pick up only and 200km's from my house. But search on I will!

Also, after this weekend I am considering giving up alcohol... I was meant to be a quiet weekend for me, seeing as I had to work most of it, but somehow I managed to get myself sufficiently (maybe more) inebriated on both Friday and Saturday night after getting back from work at 11pm. WHY can't our bodies stay the same? When I was 18 and just getting into the bad habit, I would wake up feeling right as rain the next morning... But not anymore. And I'm only 20...

Ahhh well. Enough of my whinging.

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend, wherever you found yourself.

Monday, October 5, 2009

I love parties =]

My friend recently joined Mary Kay to earn a bit of extra money because her shifts were cut her job. So I booked a party with her, and invited some friends and family around to try on some make up =]

I love entertaining and looking after people with culinary delights. It all looked so delicious sitting on the table, so I couldn't help but take a picture of it.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Turn It Off

"I wanna know what it'd be like
To find perfection in my pride
To see nothing in the light
I'll turn it off, in all my spite
In all my spite, I'll turn it off

And the worst part is
Before it gets any better
We're headed for a cliff
And in the free fall
I will realize I'm better off
When I hit the bottom

The tragedy, it seems unending
I'm watching everyone I looked up to break and bending
We're taking shortcuts and false solutions
Just to come out the hero

Well, I can see behind the curtain
(I can see it now)
The wheels are cranking, turning
It's all wrong, the way we're working
Towards a goal that's non-existent
It's not existent, but we just keep believing..."

So I just bought Paramore's new album Brand New Eyes of itunes, I'm already in love with it.
The songs seem a bit deeper than riot! and some of them even seem to be questioning their faith, even though their Christianity had a huge part in Paramore becoming so successful. Personally, I don't believe in religion at all. So judge me. I believe that religion separates people even more than we already are. You can make up your own mind... But sensitive issues aside, I love Paramore. Now go buy their new album.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

This looks like fun...

I love the stumble! add on =]

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Big Brother!

Today was my boyfriend's big brother's birthday, so he came over for tea and I made his favourite lamb shanks yuuuuuuuuuummmmmm

And I made these chocolate mud cake cupcakes with a super special surprise filling (caramel :) shhhh don't tell any one...) I'm quite proud of them really.

I don't know whether I should say this last bit though... But the cupcakes contain 4 full blocks of cadbury and half a kilo of sugar... Does anyone know the phone number for a dentist?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Vanlla Twilight

"The stars lean down to kiss you,
And I lie awake I miss you.
Pour me a heavy dose of atmosphere.
'Cause I'll doze off safe and soundly,
But I'll miss your arms around me.
I'd send a postcard to you dear,
'Cause I wish you were here.

I watch the night turn light blue.
But it's not the same without you,
Because it takes two to whisper quietly,
The silence isn't so bad,
Till I look at my hands and feel sad,
'Cause the spaces between my fingers
Are right where yours fit perfectly."

I hate night shift :( I hate not falling asleep next to you... Instead I sit here and knit my squares that will one day keep you warm...

Kiss on your forehead

oh how things change...

Taken on August 17th 2007.

P.S. I still own those tights...

Make me smile and

Check out my etsy shop =]

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Night Work

Yes... The old graveyard shift... for me it's 8.30pm - 6am. Right now it's 2:40am, so I'm more than half way through, but I am far from smiling. At least I have some of my favourite snacks and good old youtube to keep me going...

Monday, September 28, 2009

Step #1

Is complete.

My whole life I have been bigger than most, which was not all that great because I am shorter than most. One night in a drunken conversation with a stick thin acquaintance I complained about my genetic downfall. She suggested pilates to me because "it's exercising without really knowing you are doing it". On further research, apparently instead of building bulky muscles (god forbid...) it creates lengthened and leaner muscles, which in turn makes one more flexible etc (which might make something else more fun...) I also discovered that pilates can improve one's co-ordination, hopefully for me it will go one step further and create it...

So I guess now all I have to do it kick my cupcake and sweet tea habit, not likely though.

Here's to change!

P.S. Does anyone else find that 80's gym attire... captivating?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Today I...

Read a few more chapters of Sugar Babe, (finally) washed my car to get rid of the apparently radio active red dust all over it and made some yummy yummy chocolate flower bickies =]

I love my days off, I usually spend them by myself pottering around at home... If you're anything like me, you need a bit of "me time" to sort yourself out and generally just relax.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Almost Two Years...

It's about a month off two years since I posted here. Actually, to be truthful, I kind of forgot about this. One day a few weeks ago I suddenly remembered I had one of these things and I decided to google it to see if it was still around...

I can't tell you how weird it was to read those three blog posts from way back when. It was like looking back on my third grade handwriting book, if you know what I mean. A lot has happened in these two years, I have a lot of catching up to do! So if you're interested, feel free to check back on the odd occasion. I hope you enjoy your thursday, and remember to smile lots :)