Friday, November 18, 2011

Fill In The Blank Friday

It has been a very long while since I've had the time on a Friday to fill in any blanks! Right now I'm supposed to be studying for my last exam, so I'm sort of procrastinating... but until I can figure out this topic I'm just going to  stop and play this game. 

1. A nervous habit I have is picking at my nails! You know the fiddling thing you do where one will slide under the other one, back and forth making that horrid scratchy noise. Yeah, that!

2.   Something that makes me sad is discovering that three of my baby ducks had been eaten by a sly, but very smart fox the other night! Poor little guys.

3.  Today I am thankful for all the support that my friends have given me over the last week whilst I've been losing my mind studying for exams.

4. My favorite room in my house is my bedroom! Because it has my bed in there.

5.  I can't stand passive aggressive Facebook status updates! And I know by saying this without mentioning any names is passive in itself. But seriously, if you don't have the balls to say whatever you're updating to the person's face, then don't say it at all.

6.  If I had an extra $100 to spend on whatever I wanted today I would have bought my Mum the outfit I just helped her pick out. That or take everyone I love out for dinner this evening. Which will be happening anyway, I just cant afford to pay for it all! Ha!

7.  The last person I hung out with was Joel and my Mum while we had a fantastic Mexican lunch! 

If you'd like to play along and enter in your own blanks this fine Friday, head on over to The Little Things We Do
Have a great weekend!!! 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Fiery Hues

I finally did it! It was unexpected, but I did it. I walked into the hair salon the other day to make an appointment for another standard boring hair cut, and instead I found myself sitting at the basin picking a brand new color! I've admired ladies with red/mahogany hair for a while now, but I never thought it was something that I would be able to pull off myself. Regardless though, I took the challenge to try something new. Brunette was getting so drab and boring for me anyway... Especially coming into Summer! I must admit, I was pretty nervous sitting in the chair whilst a color that I have never had was developing on my head! But I fell completely in love once it was all dried off and styled! In fact, I wanted it brighter straight away. I've only washed it with Ultra Red Shampoo once so far, and the color has popped so much already! It  looks as if my hair catches fire in the sunlight. I think I'll rock the red for a while...

Have you ever spontaneously changed your hair color dramatically? 
Did you feel like an entirely new person afterwards?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Oh Mr. Smith

There is a new Mr. Smith in my life these days. He only comes to visit about four times a year. But on those quiet visits we sit with one another over a pot of tea, and I find myself becoming lost in all his stories of history and adventure...

In case you're wondering though, I'm definitely not in some sort of adulterous relationship approximately four times a year, Joel is still the only man for me. I'm talking about Smith Journal - the new quarterly publication for discerning gents (and ladies who like reading about discerning gents). 

"Smith Journal is about the guys you know and the kind of guys you'd like to know better... It’s heads-up and hands-on. A friendly guide to all things creative, intriguing, genuine and funny – full of stories, people, adventures, interesting conversations and gentlemanly style..."

That's the very description that sold me the other day when I started reading the first edition of Smith Journal. And I'll tell you now guys (and gals) it is fantastic! Now I'm no gentleman myself, but I know a few, and just from a quick flick through I am certain that they would rather enjoy it. Volume One alone covers a range of interesting things from living in a house boat and talking like a 19th century sailor, to a sneak peak into the contents of a muso's wardrobe, as well as info on how to survive the coming apocalypse! Oh and it has the standard guy stuff up in there as well - beers included!

If that didn't convince you, then maybe these five random facts from the first volume will! Did you know...

Two thirds of all Landrovers ever sold are still on the road today. 

Most of the current world's Rubick's Cube records are held by a 15 year old from Melbourne. 

Cormac McCarthy paid $50 for this Olivetti Typewriter in 1936. It sold for $254, 000.

The perfect climate and high quality ingredients are two of the most important factors to consider when making Salami.

Good mates Michael Carroll and Andrew Walker rode their pushies from the Arctic Sea to the bottom of South America. Over two years. For $10 a day.

If you're not the type to be seen carrying around a *gentle*manly mag in public, then hit up the brand new Smith Journal website from the safe confines of your own space. Or just head on over for some daily interesting reads about adventure, history, science, D.I.Y, photography, design, arts and so so much more! Because really, waiting a whole quarter for a fresh dose of Mr. Smith is way too long! 

Edit: I was so in love with the simplicity of this magazine, especially it's use of classy serif's. So I decided to use it as inspiration for a blog re-design. I've gone back to peachy pinks and toned it down a lot. What do you think?
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