Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I'll start tomorrow

Loving weheartit again

Fashion is the healthiest motivation for losing weight.

Words I should have ingrained on the inside of the fridge, at the bottom of my coffee cup, in reverse on my forehead (so I can read it backwards when looking in to the toaster).

I have three very special weddings coming up and have promised myself I'll make every effort to shape up for the big days (one in March, one in April and one in June). It all starts now. So I've been good, have started group fitness sessions with the gorgeous Bree full of encouragement, I've been going for runs on my own, and then there's the walks with Mum as we search the burbs for Christmas lights while huffing and puffing and catching up on the goss.

So why oh why did I come home tonight and make the most indulgent steak sandwich? Seriously, how many 26 year old girls come home to single girl's steak? Complete with kalamata olives, roast capsicum, onions, fried egg and sweet chilli sauce, . . . okay stop! It was really good. But so bad!

Time to focus:
Fashion is the healthiest motivation for losing weight
Fashion is the healthiest motivation for losing weight
Fashion is the healthiest motivation for losing weight
Fashion is the healthiest motivation for losing weight

I'll start tomorrow!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

An obsession with absolutely beautiful things

So, I've been a good girl this year and hope that I find myself on Father Christmas's nice list (as opposed to the naughty one!).

I've done my charity thing for Starlight Children's Foundation (as secretary on the Young Starlight Committee), I've dug holes for the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation and I've donated to the Mo Bros for Movember. Goodness, I even raised a sweat (and more than $100!) at Foxtel Lap for the Murdoch Children's Research Institute.

I've been good to my friends (at least I think I have!), been the perfect daughter and sister (and now sister-in-law!) and know I'm in Granny's good books. Bless!

So when Father Christmas comes looking for my wish list this year, I'm going to make it easy for him - please just fly Anna from Black and Spiro down to Adelaide and let her do her thing to my little place!

Since Kimberlee introduced me to the bloggy world, I've had a love affair with Anna's blog 'absolutely beautiful things'. I'm so inspired by her use of colour and efforts to mix old with new and desperately want to capture her style at my place. I've only got a small space to work with and am starting with a fresh coat of paint - I've settled on Solver 'Paper' White to offset the collection of prints, gold frames and mirrors I'm slowly collecting to decorate my living room wall. My photo of the pastel coloured shops along Portabello Road in Notting Hill is my starting point (similar to below).
Pic from here

I've got a long way to go, but can't wait til my time off over Christmas to roll up my sleeves and make a real start on turning my house into a home.
A girl can never have too much pink - thank you Anna for brightening our lives!
All other pics from absolutely beautiful things - LOVE!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Love a good Hen's!

So Michelle's getting married and I'm over the moon to join the gorgeous Kel and BK in the bridesmaid line up. And now comes the fun part - planning the hens day!

Now, we have to go all out for our Shelly Bell - she deserves the world! So I just don't think your average wine tour will do. Does anyone have any really good ideas? It has to be classy, memorable, unique and relevant - none of this penis straw bizzo! Anyone care to shed some light on the perfect hens day?

Pic from here

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Kate by name . . .

Have you seen how cute the Kate Spade Christmas gift guide is this year? You HAVE to log on and check it out - all the little pictures are animated and have the most adorable sound effects. Check it out here.