Sunday, November 27, 2011

church is booked!

I will officially be married on September 7, 2013
in this beautiful church...
We will be married on our 7 year anniversary.

This church holds a lot of sentimental value as my parents got married here and so did my grandparents.
It feels amazing to keep the tradition going, I hope that if I have a daughter, she chooses to get married here as well.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

burnt brows

I went to my usual beauty therapist the other day to get my eyebrows waxed.
I get my brows done roughly every 3 weeks, as my eyebrow hair grows like mad.

When the woman put the wax on my eyebrows I thought 'Wow, this wax is hot. Should be nice and effective!'
Then she proceeded to wax each eyebrow FOUR TIMES.
I know beauty therapists are not miracle workers, and yes I have stubborn hair.
I understand the need to go over them a second time but come on, FOUR TIMES?!
By the time I left (and after she put on the apparent 'soothing cream') my eyebrows weren't just stinging, they were burning.

I stopped in at McDonalds to grab a drink and my brows hurt so bad that I asked the girl serving me for some ice to put on them and she commented on how sore they looked, and that it looked as thought my skin had been taken off.
One of her co-workers also commented on how sore they looked.

I went to have a look in the mirror after these comments and this is what I discovered;

I went back to my beauty therapist to show her what happened and to ask if there was anything I could put on them as the burning was unbearable.
The silly woman put on more 'soothing cream' that you usually get after a wax.

Then she put on some kind of Dermalogica soothing cream and gave me some sachets to use at home in case it started burning again.
It didn't work.

She was quite apologetic and even refunded my money but her main excuse was 'Sometimes this just happens.' which really annoyed me.

I have been getting my eyebrows waxed since I was 14.
I've been to numerous beauty therapists that have used all kinds of waxes on me.
I have even been going to this exact same beauty salon for about 2 years.

I was also told they would heal really quick.
It is impossible to put make up on my brow area as it burns,
my face wash dripped on to my brows while I was in the shower and it burnt,
letting water touch them burns.

What if I had been getting married in the next couple of days?
Or even just had an event?
They are currently healing, and by healing I mean scabbing.
I look like I have leprosy of the eyebrows! lol

[I'd just like to point out that the white stuff on my eyebrows are bits of napkin that flaked off as I had covered a napkin in ice to soothe my eyebrows]

I'd also like to point out that while I was resizing these photos, and cutting out my face that I noticed a lot, and I mean A LOT of stray hairs all around my eyebrows that were not removed even after being waxed four times on each brow, and being gone over with the tweezers.
I attempted to pluck these stray hairs just to see if it was impossible to get them but it was easy.
Safe to say I'm not happy with this overall experience and will not be going back.

Has anyone else ever experienced anything similar?
I'd love to hear your horror stories!


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

bridal shoe lust list

I cannot decide whether I want to go with classic white heels for my wedding or a pop of colour.
Nonetheless, here are some shoes I'm lusting over for my wedding.


Friday, November 11, 2011

an ode to the fallen

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

I sincerely hope that everyone is participating in the minutes silence at 11am.

lest we forget

Saturday, November 5, 2011

my week in iphone photos.

I think I'm gonna do a post like this weekly from now on. I take so many pictures, it would be nice to share them instead of letting them just sit on my phone.
These aren't my entire weeks worth of photos, just the ones I've already uplaoded to the computer.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

remembering loved ones at your wedding

I've been doing some thinking about my wedding.

I want to do something to commemorate the loved ones that have passed away.
I've been looking at vogue forums and various wedding sites for ideas but they don't really appeal to me.

The two most common things seem to be; Lighting a candle and setting a place at dinner for the people who are no longer alive.
I like the first idea but, no offence to anyone who has done the second one but that is just really not my style.

I was thinking we could make a toast and then ask everyone to join us on the dancefloor for a song that is very special to me, sort of a dedication dance I suppose.

I've already decided on the song.
It will be Dream a Little Dream of Me by The Mamas and the Papas.

It's one of my favourite songs of all time and it holds a lot of meaning in relation to when my grandfather died.
If you haven't heard it, I definitely reccomend watching it below.
It's worth the 3 minutes out of your day.

Has anyone ever heard of this being done before? What do you think of the idea?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

soft kitty, warm kitty.

little ball of fur.
happy kitty, sleepy kitty.
purr, purr, purr.

If you're bored by animals then this post is not for you.


I'm going to tell you guys a little story...

This beautiful baby is called Demi.
She belongs to my fiancee's younger brother and she is temporarily living with us.

The story goes, Nick's dad got a promotion that relocated him to Queensland, so him, his wife and youngest son moved. The company he works for is paying for them to stay in an apartment for 8 weeks in Queensland while they look for a house to buy.
The apartment they are staying in has a no pet rule so they left Demi at their house in this town.(Their house is on the market and still fully furnished until the 8 weeks is up, then movers will come and move everything to their new house)
Nick's older brother is supposed to go to the house every day to feed Demi and change her water etc.
I should probably add here that the cat had access to a garage that housed her food and water bowl but could also go outside too.

Nick and myself thought it was a little cruel to leave her all alone for 8 weeks so we started visiting the cat every 2nd day, taking her toys and treats.

We went to visit her on Thursday and she let out the loudest meow I've ever heard from a cat. Nick picked her up to cuddle her and felt a lump near the base of her tail, then all of a sudden this liquid started oozing out, (it seriously looked like a gigantic pimple had popped) the pus smelled putrid, I've never smelled anything so foul in my life.
Nick then broke in to his dad's house to get me a cloth so I could wipe her down to get a better look and when I tried to get near her she started hissing and making crying noises.
We wrapped her up in a towel and took her to the vets, (all the while she was whimpering. It breaks my heart remembering the painful noises she was making)

The vets were amazing, they were completely booked out but they got us in almost right away anyways. The vet had to shave some hair to get a better look and told us that she had an abscess from a cat bite she got in a fight, that had burst.
He said she needed an operation to get it cut open so the wound could drain properly.
Upon closer inspection, it turned out that Demi had quite a severe scratch on her actual eyeball and on her nose and one of her ears.
The poor thing was clearly in so much pain, and just exhausted.
Her temperature was taken and it was sky high.
The vet said if we hadn't have gone to see her that day, she would probably have seized and died from the high temperature.
All I can say to that is, THANK GOD!
We were informed that Demi would need quite constant care over the next week or so and there was no way we were letting her go back to that empty garage, where the worlds largest cat was terrorising her.(I got a glimpse of the cat last week)
We really had no option but to take her in for the next 6 weeks until Nicks family is settled and are ready for her to be moved to Queensland.

So we had to leave her at the vets overnight and pick her up Friday afternoon.

Nick and I already have a cat, and he was abused when he was a kitten and as a result is not a friendly cat at all, (except to myself and Nick, that is)
We were really worried about putting the two of them together.

I went to Nicks fathers house on Friday while Nick was at work, to grab Demi's bowl and litter tray but they were so filthy that I just went out and bought her all new stuff.
I'm really disappointed in Nick's older brother. Demi obviously didn't get the care she needed/deserved. She had no food, barely any water and a filthy litter tray.
She had also never been fed wet food.

So we picked her up from the vets Friday and the poor thing just looked so confused, defeated and exhausted.

I have to clean her wound 3 times a day with tap water in a syringe, give her eye ointment 3 times a day and pills twice a day.
I thought it would be a nightmare to do but she is an absolute angel when it comes time to take care of these things.
I honestly think she knows I am just trying to help her so she just sits on my lap and lets me.

She is doing really well, absolutely loves company and she follows me around like a puppy dog.
She gets so excited at about 6pm because that means dinner time, and I feed her tinned cat food.

I hope I don't come across as sounding resentful for having to take her in because I truly am not.
She is a gorgeous girl and I have already fallen in love with her.
I'm just really scared of having to give her back to Nick's little brother.
It's safe to say I am attatched. How could I not be? I'm taking complete care of her and she is so lovely.
Ugh, I hope I get to keep her!

Sorry this post has been so long, I just needed to get the story off my chest, including how unimpressed I am with Nick's family, as it's not something I really want to say to him, even though I know he feels the same way.

I'll keep you updated on the kitten situation.



Monday, September 26, 2011


I used to spend hours and hours browsing on etsy and have only recently rediscovered my love for it. I came across a store yesterday that sells 'keep calm and...' posters.
Check these out, so cute!

I want them all!
If you want to check them out, go to