Blogs I Adore

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[i] Love Life - Kal is an Artist. She gets paint everywhere and it always looks stunning. She's renovating her home. She has three little girls named Pilot, Penn & Poet. I've been reading her blog for as long as I've been blogging. Marriage Confessions - Another long time read, Katie's little family often resembles mine. I love her passion and honesty, even when things get rough. If I could meet anyone at BlogHer12 I'd want to meet her. I also think Aidan and Bean would be best buddies, ... [ Discover More ]

Temasek Restaurant

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 "Oh hello, sorry, didn't see you there! Don't mind me I'm just stuffing my face full of yummy yummy Malaysian food from a surprisingly awesome restaurant called Temasek in Parramatta."  Last Saturday I rounded my boys up, got them dressed and we headed out for a nice family meal out on the town. I love being a part of the Malaysian Kitchen Blog Ambassador Project because it's forced us out of our comfort zone and I'm really enjoying exploring with my family.  There aren't many ... [ Discover More ]

DrRey’s Shapewear, Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival

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A collection of images from the Mercedes Benz Fashon Festival at Town Hall on Tuesday 23rd August 2011. Taken by me using myNikon D700, Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8 and Tamron 70-200mm 2.8 lenses, SB600 Speedlight and Gary Fong Collapsable Lightsphere. See the rest of the images HERE or HERE ... [ Discover More ]

MBFF Hair and Make Up

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A collection of images from the Mercedes Benz Fashon Festival at Town Hall on Tuesday 23rd August 2011. Taken by me using my Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-70mm 2.8 and Tamron 70-200mm 2.8 lenses, SB600 Speedlight and Gary Fong Collapsable Lightsphere. See the rest of the images HERE or HERE ... [ Discover More ]

MBFF Hangout

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After the Big Is Beautiful Runway Show a few of the attendees headed to "The Hub" to hang out and claim our goodie bags. There were also come cool stands like this one from HP, it was a creative mecca. Caitlin from Closet Confessions was there and she was creating her very own masterpiece. I was feeling a bit spent after the show so I took the easy way out and tagged the wall with my awesome header logo... you know, the toddler-drawn version. I was pretty chuffed that they even had my ... [ Discover More ]

MYER Big is Beautiful Runway Show

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 This time last week I was heading into the city to attend the MYER Big is Beautiful runway show at Town Hall, the opening show for Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival 2011. I was really excited to be invited, it wasn't until I was ushered to my spot that I realised I was in prime seats with designers and press, yep I sat behind Damien and even gave him my card but that's a story for another time. I was there to be a part of a moment and I can honestly say I enjoyed every bit of it.  The BIB show ... [ Discover More ]

Nivea Sun

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 On Tuesday morning I was invited to attend an event for Nivea Sun at the Cook + Phillip Park Aquatic Fitness Centre in the CBD, I wish I could say it was a gloriously sunny day spent by the pool but the rain came in dribs and drabs. Never the less everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and everything looked so gorgeous.  We were there to learn about Nivea's "Nivea Sun" sunscreen range and everyone from bloggers to beauty editors and journalists were there to try the products and explore the ... [ Discover More ]

Designers for Daffodil Day

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 When I was 17 I had a pap smear. I felt it was the right thing to do as it had been 2 years since I'd first had sex. I was being responsible. None of my friends had had one but I went ahead and saw my doctor to show them it would be fine, nothing scary. My results came back and suddenly it got scary. I was only 17 when I was told I had CIN3 and with a history of cervical cancer in my family I'm counting my stars at how lucky I was for it to be detected early. I know women who had never had it ... [ Discover More ]

Polly Dolly V.2 WK 21

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Welcome back for this weeks Polly Dolly Polyvore challenge! Every Thursday (usually lol) I'll post a new Polly Dolly Theme Challenge, then you toddle off and get creative. You can credit the items if you want and add a bit of an explanation of why you chose the pieces or you can just share your clipboard... it's up to you. When you're done maxing out your imaginary credit cards, simply add your link below using your blogs name as the "title" and a direct link to the specific blog ... [ Discover More ]

I Kicked My Husband Out

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 Most days I like to consider myself an organised person but in an overall sense I'm pretty lax, I don't feel the need to line things up in straight lines or colour code everything, I just don't have the energy. The same goes for my wardrobe, everything has it's place, it's very own super crowded, smooshed-in-there place. I'd been wanting to do a post about my wardrobe and show you where everything lives but I just couldn't bring myself to share my closet shame... then the lovely folks at ... [ Discover More ]

Pimpin Hardcore

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{image} Last night I was invited to an intimate party to Welcome Home Mrs Woog, Eden and Brenda after their enormously cool trip to San Diego for BlogHer11. This me partying hard with my BlogHer12 peeps BabyMac and Mrs Woog... we're totally subtle... psst: sponsor us, we're totes fabulous darlink! {image} My hair is as pink as Eden's smile is big!     We sipped cocktails named after the three lovely ladies, we boogied the night away and for once... I didn't take one single picture ... [ Discover More ]

Gisela Ramirez Runway Show

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 Last night I headed to a much anticipated fashion launch and runway show by the very talented Gisela Ramirez held at the Tap Gallery in Darlinghurst, Sydney. I'd made plans to go along to the show with a few of my fashionable blogging friends...  Hayley from Fashion Hayley & Caitlin from Closet Confessions  Hayley was nice enough to let me park my car at her place and get changed before the show.  Caitlin came from Uni, she was wearing a feather skirt during the lecture... ... [ Discover More ]

Polly Dolly V.2 WK 20

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Welcome back for this weeks Polly Dolly Polyvore challenge! Every Thursday (usually lol) I'll post a new Polly Dolly Theme Challenge, then you toddle off and get creative. You can credit the items if you want and add a bit of an explanation of why you chose the pieces or you can just share your clipboard... it's up to you. When you're done maxing out your imaginary credit cards, simply add your link below using your blogs name as the "title" and a direct link to the specific blog ... [ Discover More ]

I’m a chase that feeling

There is so much you guys aren't seeing, so much behind the scenes that I can't even begin to tell you. It's all happening in a big way and I can't seem to find the words so show you how supremely proud and humbled I am that things are going so well. This isn't found in stat results, rankings or influence... it's not even about that... it's just a feeling.Almost a year ago I sat down and decided I wanted to make a go of this whole blogging-as-a-business thing. I'd been blogging for years but did ... [ Discover More ]

How to make a Terrarium

The ever lovely Kylie from Capricorn Link (an Australian distributor of awesome wholesale books) sent me a beautiful book on Terrariums called Terrarium Craft (RRP: $24.99) and it's been sitting on my bookshelf staring back at me, begging me to go to Bunnings and splash some cash on everything I'd need for a teeny tiny indoor garden. The kicker was that I just knew Aidan would love helping me make them but I got busy, it was cold outside, I didn't feel like getting dirty... the excuses continued ... [ Discover More ]

Totally Funked

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My new hair is cool. So cool that somedays I think I'm not actually cool enough to pull it off... it's all kinds of awesome. I have a couple of big events coming up in the next two weeks so I'm heading back to Stevie English Hair next Friday and you know what... I want to fall further down the rabbit hole. I may even just tell the colourist to go nuts, become the canvas, release his artistic will. I want the front tips lighter, light enough for a violet hue... we'll see if my hair can hack it. ... [ Discover More ]

Polly Dolly V.2 WK 19

Welcome back for this weeks Polly Dolly Polyvore challenge! Every Thursday (usually lol) I'll post a new Polly Dolly Theme Challenge, then you toddle off and get creative. You can credit the items if you want and add a bit of an explanation of why you chose the pieces or you can just share your clipboard... it's up to you. When you're done maxing out your imaginary credit cards, simply add your link below using your blogs name as the "title" and a direct link to the specific blog ... [ Discover More ]

"o.m.goddess!" Benefit Fall 2011 Colours

Just before I jetted off to Melbourne for the Blogopolis Conference I received a surprise package from the Benefit Babes... all the new colours from the Fall eye colour collection as well as the hottest new item around, "They're Real!" mascara. Dani was my roomie for the weekend and as she'd never tried Benefit Cosmetics before I dragged her to the nearest brow bar as we both needed a clean up and so she could find out for herself what it was really like. Whilst we were waxed and plucked Dani ... [ Discover More ]

Birthday for Brock

Aidan's bestest buddy in the whole world "Brock" turned 2 last week. They're exactly 20 days apart in age. Brock's mum Monica kept the celebrations cool and laid back, opting to hang out at the park than to organise a big shindig. Steve, Aidan and I loaded up the picnic blanket and we were off.These two are so funny to watch. They get into everything, exploring is what they do.We'd only been at the park for a few minutes before Brock had learnt to turn the drinking fountain on and Aidan quickly ... [ Discover More ]

I need a hug

This felt like the longest week of my life. I took on too much. This is me, waving my hands in the air saying I over did it. I'm just one person. It wasn't as bad as my time back in March but it was pretty damn close. There was a lot of pressure. There was a lot of emotions. There were a lot of deadlines. There were a lot of people I didn't get to see let alone speak too. I've felt like I've been slogging away on borrowed time and instead of getting anywhere I just end up needing more. The ... [ Discover More ]

Danimezza Develops Survey

A few months ago Sharnee and I made some cosmetic changes to Danimezza.com and I love them... but as always being pretty it isn't enough. There is a lot of stuff behind the scenes that needs to be cleaned up. I want clearer categories and tags. I want easier navigation. I want clearer information and I want a more conversational commenting section. All the techie stuff needs some bedazzling. I've been using Blogger for over five years but several weeks ago I took the plunge, waved my hands up in ... [ Discover More ]

Polly Dolly V.2 WK 18

Welcome back for this weeks Polly Dolly Polyvore challenge!Every Thursday (usually lol) I'll post a new Polly Dolly Theme Challenge, then you toddle off and get creative. You can credit the items if you want and add a bit of an explanation of why you chose the pieces or you can just share your clipboard... it's up to you. When you're done maxing out your imaginary credit cards, simply add your link below using your blogs name as the "title" and a direct link to the ... [ Discover More ]