Monday, 27 June 2011

Cupcakes, Cocktails, Friends & Kings.

Hello loves!!!
How was everyone's weekend!? Mine was fabulous... Saturday I had my flower girls dress fitting in the morning (she looked adorable!!!) & then I got ready for... GIRLS NIGHT!! YAY. Like seriously, I never go out. And that's my own choice, I just am not a fan of clubs or stupid idiots (which often fill night clubs!) But this night was like cupcakes (I can't say no to sweet treats!!) & cocktails. I was planning on driving back home after the party (I was planning on not drinking!!) So we nibbled cakes & sweet treats, played Pictionary (which is tons of fun, I can't believe I have never played before!), attempted & failed miserably at charades & chatted! It was great... But then Trent texted me & asked if I would stay the night as he didn't want me driving home alone at night (the party was a 1 hour drive away.) So I stayed, which meant I did have a few drinks, purchased Slushies & a toothbrush  from 7-11 down the road, headed out to a local bar, met some new friends, came home, played Kings (which in case you have never played is the most hilarious & confusing & evil drinking game! *GECKO*), then we all went to sleep at some crazy stupid, "I haven't been to bed this late since I was a crazy single girl" time... The night was amazing! Loved it!! Thanks to Libbi & Caitlyn for the best night!! Lots of fun!! The party was originally planned to be a strict 'girls night' get together, but the kind of ungrateful girl it was thrown for decided she didn't feel like attending, well we rocked that party & made it awesome! I am so glad I went & kind of glad she didn't turn up as maybe it wouldn't have been as good as it was if she had come!? It was brilliant! The next morning I woke up a tiny bit seedy & made the 1 hour long drive home, had a shower, climbed into bed beside Trent & didn't get out until I had to cook a roast for dinner :)
A fabulous weekend!!
My outfit for the night... Yes I am aware the top image looks very 'female inspector gadget'... My trench coat is by Billabong, grey knit high neck dress/top (I'm short I wear it as a dress) is from Target like 3 or 4 years ago, I wore black tights under the dress also from Target kids section & I wore little grey boots from Payless... I liked the outfit!! The pearl headband in the bottom picture is Libbi's I borrowed! And the funniest thing about this outfit is another girl (Steph) was attending this party, I have never ever met her or knew of her. She wore a grey knit dress, black tights & boots as well!! Freaky!!
Aw what a pretty 'girls night' spread. Thanks Libbi & Caitlyn for making everything so pretty-ful & very tasty!!
Fairy lights make any party super cool!! :)
I met my grand-baby this night... Fleecy my unicorn I co-own with Libbi had a 'love child' to some other drugged up unicorn & couldn't manage the baby... We now have full custody.. But what to name it!?
I knew instantly the first time I went to Libbi's house we were meant to be friends. She had up my favourite poster from 'Frankie' Magazine on her wall!! I love the one on the right!! :)
Libbi & I :)
Girls nights ladies... :) Steph, Caitlyn & Libbi...
Oh my lord... Clearly it was a fun night!! :)

So that was our girls night recap! I had an absolute ball!! Best night out in a long time!! :) And I leave you to ponder this question...
Do animals in different countries make sounds with accents?
Love you all.
XoXo.
B.

Friday, 24 June 2011

New jackets for our fur babies!

Hey loves!
So in Australia we are in the heart of winter right now. The days are short & chilly. And yes I am aware our 'winter' is pretty mild compared to some... But still it has been getting cold lately, like zero degrees at night time around here... So if I'm feeling the cold I am pretty confident our furry friends are as well!! So our beloved hounds needed a bath, but I am not that cruel I will wash them with the garden hose in winter (I wouldn't want an ice water bath) & bathing a German shepherd in a shower is impossible!! So we took them to our local Pet Stock store where we can hydro bath them our selves for like $10 each & then we can blow dry them!! :) Whilst there we also purchased them a snazzy new winter coat each!! I think they look very smart in their new jackets... The jackets are by the brand 'WeatherBeeta' & are in the 'Landa' design. These coats cost us $60 each, which is not bad for a big dog jacket! The 'Landa' dog jacket is durable, warm, water proof, breathable, can be washed in the washing machine & is designed to be seen at night (in case they get out!) Duke had a jacket (not a 'WeatherBeeta'), but he nibbled on it... So he better not eat this one!! Mishka has 3 jackets that we swap around, she has her famous 'moo-cow' jumper & 2 puffy jacket style ones. One is red and says 'DIVA' & the other is pink & says 'Drama Queen'. (hehehe.) Anyway, we figure if we won't to be warm, our 'fur babies' probably want to stay snuggly warm as well. The dogs love wearing their coats, but Mishka kind of walks funny in her jackets... They don't hurt her & they aren't tight on her, I think it's just the feeling of having something around her middle that makes her walk silly. (I will try to film it and put it on YouTube!!) So we often let them inside (the dogs, Mishka is a strictly indoor cat only!) & we let Daisy sleep on our bed & Duke on the floor beside me (Duke has to sleep on the floor if Trent is home as he takes up wayyy too much space & always wants to sleep right on top of us!!)... They are normally put out early in the morning though... :) We love our pets so much & they are our children for now...

So here are some photos of our pet store adventure, the hounds & Miss. Moo showing off their coats...
About to head to the Pet store!! (Daisy is laying down, she curls up as soon as we get in the car LOL. Duke how ever likes to watch everything!!!)
Bath time!! LOL
Daisy May and I just chilled out on the couch together when we came home... She is so snuggly!!
Mishka in all her coats... She is pretty spoilt!!!
Our pets are so co-operative in photos...
Photo taking is boring to Duke...
My girls... Typical sisters though, they don't really get along that well, but then at bed time they will sleep right beside each other!! (Well until Mishka decides she wants to snuggle Duke...)
Sleeping arrangements!! :)
My big beautiful first baby!! I love him.

And so then the pets wanted to thank us for their new jackets (well Mishka didn't, but she is never grateful for what she gets - typical cat!!)
Kisses for Daddy...
Hugs & kisses for Mummy... Awww, I love my babies, I would be lost without them!!

Well my loves that is all, I'm off for the night. I think I will bring the dogs in, have a cup of tea & some biscuits & watch the DVD I just got today 'Milo & Otis' (a childhood favourite!!) with them as Trent is on night shift!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!!
Love you all.
XoXo.
B.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Skirts, beach walks, a pegasus & more! Holiday blog #3!

Hey my loves!!
OK this is the final blog in the 'holiday series'...
If you missed part one read it HERE & part two HERE...
On Friday afternoon we decided we wanted to take a stroll along the beach. Well super smart me only bought jeans to the coast & no shorts!! So we headed over to Pacific Fair to buy some shorts or 3/4 pants... First shop we went into I didn't find any pants, but I found a super cute singlet which was $7.50!! It's just a simple black singlet top with a gold flower detail on the side. I thought it was cute & for $7.50 - BARGAIN! (I'm sorry I can't remember the name of this store, it was a surf store).
I think it's cute... What do you think!?

Then I skipped off to Peter Alexander to admire the pretties there... (I found a gorgeous blue sweater with a deer on it, but it was $120, like I really wanted but no way am I paying that much money for a knitted jumper... Well I would if I wasn't paying off a super expensive veil for the wedding...) I found nothing there, well I did find some cute pyjama pants but they weren't in my size. (Surprise, surprise nothing ever is!!)
Kitten D'Amour time!! Love this store!! Even the bags are cute!!!

Then a few stores down is my favourite clothing store of all time - Kitten D'Amour! (Yes I have mentioned this store 1000 times, but I love it!) I love this store because it's pretty, girlie, vintage & sexy!! And to make this store even better they are decorated so damn pretty & the sales staff are nice!!! :) 
See how pretty!!! It makes shopping even more fun when you get to buy clothes in a gorgeous store!!
I would have LOVED to have purchased these outfits (actually if I had my way I would've purchased everything in the store!) But these few items really caught my eye!! How amazing!!

On Friday they were having a SAMPLE SALE!! But seriously all the mega cheap items (like $20 shirts & skirts - normal retail price is $140'ish for shirts & $200+ for skirts) were all in size 10 & 12. Like what the hell!! I understand it's a sample sale & a sample size is a 10, but :( No fair!! I'm a 6, so buying a 10 or 12 is just silly even if it is like 70-80% off!! Then I was scurrying through a basket of skirts that were reduced and I found a 6!!! YAY!! And this skirt was so pretty and girlie. I really like it & it will be perfect for summer & walks in the park & it's a pretty color which could be nice for Christmas time... It wasn't as cheap as the sample sale stock, but it was reduced YAY. From $149 down to $69... Which is still a good sale!! :)
Do you like it!? I think it's so cute!!

So I decided I didn't need shorts I would wear my new skirt to the beach!! :)
So we went back to the apartment got changed had a drink & went to the beach for a nice walk. It was so nice to walk along the beach even though it was very chilly!! We saw some nutty tourists swimming in the ocean, like really?! Why... We dipped our feet in the sea, but that was enough for us!!
beach time!!!
Down on the beach - I love him. He makes me incredibly happy. I am grateful to have someone so amazing in my life...
See my pretty new skirt is fit for any scene!! I love the beach, it was so relaxing to be down there even though it was chilly!!
How pretty...
One of the best feelings ever - letting your toes sink into the sand & have the water race up to you & when it's way colder than you thought you scream & laugh... So fun...
The Gold Coast... :)
When we headed back to the hotel I found this critter out in the court yard!! It's bloody Frankie the pegasus, my pet unicorn Fleecy's cousin!! ( I co-own Fleecy with a super close friend...)

Then we headed back to our apartment Trent decided to go do some laps in the indoor lap pool & I relaxed in a hot bath :)
Yes I am reading the latest Sweet Valley book. I loved them when I was growing up. :) Nothing beats relaxing in a hot bath with bubbles, wine & a book!! :)

After all that, I started on my makeup & got all pretty to head out for dinner.
Trent & I. = Love.
Getting ready for dinner :)

We went across the road to Jupiter's Casino for dinner at the P.A. I had the fish & Trent had steak (I think he got the big T - LOL).
Trent and I at dinner....
Mine is the top meal & Trent's is the bottom. How cool is that basket my chips came in!!!

Once dinner was finished we had a walk through the casino, I got a $5.50 frozen cocktail (these are the only reason I agree to go to the casino as gambling in casinos bore me & I think it's stupid). We then decided to head into Surfers Paradise for a little while. We walked through the night time markets along the esplanade & admired all the fancy new work they've done down there (like seriously it's pretty fancy now & the little blue lights in the foot path are cool!)... We then checked out a few night clubs & got pretty bored pretty quick as clubs & their crappy music really isn't our scene!
Evidence we were in a night club. This was taken at Sin City on the Gold Coast...

So we left the night clubs, grabbed a slice of pizza (pizza by the slice always taste sooo much better than full pizza!!) And we headed back to the apartment! We were seriously back in by 11:30pm!! Exciting kids aren't we!!
Being silly in the elevator when we were going back up to the apartment...

On Saturday morning we pretty much just woke up, packed up & left. We grabbed breakfast on the road & we were planning to go to Dreamworld that day as I have some free passes but the weather was pretty bad & it was a long weekend which would = 50,000 kids! So we decided not to bother... And we headed back to Toowoomba!! :)
Ready to leave our short holiday! Wish it lasted longer!!

I hope you all enjoyed reading about our 'short escape'... I think sometimes you just really need a little break to recharge, reevaluate things & just relax & remember whats important in life. All the negativity we seem to attract from friends, family & people on 'Facebook' is kind of pretty pathetic. I've never ever been so surprised at how hard it is for people just to be genuinely happy for others. But I guess in this world there will always be bitter, spiteful & negative people. The trick though is just to rise above it all. :)
So thanks to everyone who was nasty & negative & caused us so much stress, thanks to you we went on a really enjoyable & fun holiday & spoilt ourselves because we deserve it :)
Thanks even more to my parents for coming over to our house whilst we were gone & feeding our babies!! :)
But a sincere thank you to everyone in our lives who is positive & happy for us & so supportive. We love you all.
XoXo.
B.