Friday, January 14, 2011


We're safe. We're tired. We're about half a block from where the river peaked.


Wow, that's incredible. Glad you stayed safe!

4:58 PM  

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Friday, October 08, 2010

Hit It
My mind has just been blown. Every now and then, it becomes so apparent that my husband and I are from different worlds.

I cannot believe I just introduced him to Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock. Even if you don't know the names, you know the songs, right? (Unless you grew up in Australia, I guess.)



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Sunday, October 03, 2010

Ahh, remember when I thought I was recommitting to blogging more regularly? Well, my life has changed dramatically since then, and I can no longer commit to that:


5-Year Ausiversary
As of last week, I have been in Brisbane for five years. FIVE. YEARS. I believe that this takes the record as the longest I've been in any one spot since high school.

I've found it a bit funny as I've tried to reflect back to my feelings at the time. I was in love and excited about the adventurous possibilities. I couldn't wait to explore and settle in and pick up the accent. I looked forward to warmth and tropical weather and ocean and kangaroos. I couldn't wait to be with my future husband and his family and make friends who might find me to be as exotic as I found him in America.

Wow, I could hardly have been more disillusioned, and culture shock is a real b*tch.

[NOTE: That's the extent of what I've had saved in draft for over a week now. I was going to try and elaborate a little more on how things have changed, but I don't really know what to say. Things here are good. I am pretty much enjoying myself daily.]

Me & Him
(Us at the beach on the Sunshine Coast. There's also a cute photo of me & Tash from the same day here.) :)


I love this picture of the two of you.

11:42 PM  

I was on my blogging hiatus when you posted this. So my apologies for the delay in this comment. But... I agree, lovely photo! More importantly, I relate... oh boy do I relate. I came here under such dreamy circumstances. Reality is far more harsh. I still have an amazing man in my life, like it appears you do, but everything else is often a struggle. Sigh. I am glad that you are enjoying each day though. :-)

8:46 PM  

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dear, how you distract me. In my dreams, I have the ability to make my own beautiful letterpress creations. In reality, I just need to read you more often. Love, Danielle

Everywhere Anemones
While looking for a photos of anemones, I came across this anemone light fixture, which I think might be really amazing in the right space. I, however, do not have any such space, but a girl can dream.

Edited to add a photo of my own anemones against my photoshopped wall color, because my real wall color makes me sad in my heart:


I'm pretty much in love with these Merimekko Lettinauha Tights. There's also these ASOS Heart Suspender Sheer Tights -- and while they're a little saucy if you're wearing them with a mini, I'd like them as my own little secret with my longer skirts.

And what's new socks without new shoes... I think I'd like these cute little numbers. I am such a sucker for shoes that tie with ribbons.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Recent Discoveries
Smaggle - Inspiring good style and great living.

Lushlee - Ooo, she links to beautiful things. Like Cabbages and Roses... I need a bigger wardrobe!

I'm having an exceptionally bad Monday, so I think I might tuck into the archives of those two for a while!



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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Happy Blogiversary to Me?
Last night I was finally changing my wall calendar over to September. (Hey, that's my life lately.) And I realized that I missed my blogiversary. I don't know if this past year should really count, and I haven't been very committed to it... but here's to 9 years.

That's sort of part of my secret from the last post. I have a domain that I'm not using. I'm planning on packing up shop here at some point and starting up over there. But life is happening, and I'm obviously in no rush.

Back to Life, Back to Reality
Some fun things I've been experiencing lately in no particular order:

* Pyrophone Juggernaut @ the Valley Fiesta - We were just walking through Chinatown when this giant metal ship came to life with music. It was mesmerizing.

* PocketlMusiclatlthelManalBar - Saturday was a whole day of 8-bit computer game music. (Video montage here. That's me in the white tights against the left wall at about :26.)

* Tomorrow When the War Began: The Movie - My North American people probably won't know about this one, but hopefully it will be released there sometime. This movie was based on a book that is apparently part of the curriculum at many schools here in Australia. I knew nothing about it, but I have a total soft spot for stories where teens band together to kick some butt. (Band of the Hand, anyone?)

I haven't enjoyed a movie so much in a long time. We've seen a lot of good films lately, but in terms of mindless enjoyment, this one takes the cake. I hate spoilers and don't want to give much away, but this teaser trailer below does a good job of setting the mood without giving away all the major plot points like the official trailer does.


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Friday, August 20, 2010

Sew What?

I finally replaced my sewing machine in this past year. I can't remember when exactly... because I haven't actually USED it. It's criminal really. I was so gung-ho, and then I lost my motivation to do everything. And there it sits. In its box. At the foot of our bed. The cat uses it as a step to get up without having to needlessly exert himself, so I guess it isn't a complete waste.

Well, I came across this blog today, and I must say that I am inspired. It's called New Dress a Day, wherein Marissa makes a new outfit from a thrifted garment. All for less than a dollar a day.

She turned this:

Into this:

I mean, wow.


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