Thoughts of the week…

01) Krispy Kreme is opening a store in Perth at the end of the month. I wonder if the opening will cause as much chaos as it did in Adelaide? I hope not.

02) My weekly blog obsession is Girl With Curves. Tanesha is STUNNING. Stunning.

03) Speaking of girls with curves, Kim Kardashian sure did ‘break the internet’ this week. The images and gifs of Buzzfeed staff trying to replicate the champagne/glass image is one of the best things I saw online this week.

04) For my birthday Sebastian had an amazing watercolour portrait of Ben painted for me. Honestly, I can’t rave about Dimdi’s art enough. This is absolutely beautiful.

05) Box of Lies with Channing Tatum

06) What Thoughts Of The Week post would be complete without some Taylor Swift news? I read this interview with her during the week, and she came across incredibly intelligent and grounded. Yep, I adore her.

07) Speaking of Taylor… Bake It Off, with Jamie Oliver.

08) And speaking of Jamie, I finally had a chance to visit his Perth restaurant last night. And the food was amazing. Definitely worth checking out.

09) It’s a bit cheesy, but I actually really like Selena Gomez’s new song. I, like many others, seem to appreciate her way more when she’s not tied to that d-bag Justin Beiber.

10) Lucca the war veteran.

November Goals

November already! Sheesh! Lets see how I did with my October Goals

– sort out/upgrade my health insurance coverage
– start cleaning out the walk in wardrobe
– get my health issues under control
– host a book club meeting
– plan (and celebrate) our one year anniversary
– start planning my birthday celebrations for next month
– start early christmas planning

Not too bad, all up. And YES I STILL HAVEN’T SORTED OUT MY HEALTH INSURANCE UPGRADE. This is fast becoming the absolute bane of my existence. I really need to get it sorted out though, because I’m now over a specific age bracket when it comes to tax/health insurance cover etc. See how boring this is? Ugh. I checked everything else off of the list though, and even started working on sorting out the walk in wardrobe. Progress. November is a mix of birthday madness and Christmas build up, and I L-O-V-E it. Time for some November goals –

– sort out/upgrade my health insurance coverage (lol)
– get rid of some of the cat stuff that pepsi never uses (we’ll try and donate this to a shelter)
– clear out the boxes near the kitchen
– sort out/renew my building insurance
– have the front verge landscaped
– finalise christmas plans
– put up the christmas tree!

What are some of your goals for this month?

Holiday Snapshots

This weekend past we went on a little day trip to Rottnest Island, an island just off the coast of Perth. It was my nieces birthday last week and was spending the weekend in Rottnest, so we decided to pay a visit. It was a lovely day, I hadn’t been to Rottnest since leavers (ugh), which was a looong time ago. I have a new-found admiration for Rottnest now, it’s a truly beautiful place.

October Empties / Project 50 Pan (part 1)

What better way to stop spending money on beauty products than to set myself a challenge NOT TO? Embarking on a Project Pan has always helped me in the past when I’ve wanted to curb my spending habits a bit or try to use up what I already have in my bathroom cupboards, and I’m hoping that it’ll help me again now that I’m trying to save money for our US trip. I’ll be following the same rules as my previous challenges (the only repurchases allowed are when I’ve used up everything I own of one particular item eg: shampoo), and will be checking in every month to let you all know how I’m going. Here is the first batch of empties –

01) Head & Shoulders Shampoo in Apple Fresh – This is Sebastian’s shampoo of choice, but I also use it once a week or so to help keep my hair in good condition. I don’t have dandruff, but I do find that this does a really good job of clarifying my hair. Also it smells really good.

02) Paula’s Choice Hydralight Moisturiser – I’ve been a recurring purchaser of this moisturiser for a couple of years now. I still really love it, but I do feel like my skin might be adapting to my current routine, so I’ve decided to work some Dermalogica back into the mix to see how I go. I think I have one or two of these floating around in my cupboard though, so no doubt I’ll return to it again soon.

03) Lush BIG Shampoo – This is another staple in my beauty cupboard, and I repurchased it as soon as this tub ran out. I use this once a week (usually on the weekend) to deep clean my hair and get rid of the product build up that has accrued over the course of the week. This is another must-repurchase if I run out during the project, but it’s unlikely as these little tubs seem to last forever.

04) Lush Sympathy For The Skin Lotion – I miss this lotion. I finished this up a little while ago, but hadn’t gotten around to tossing the container. I don’t think I’ll be buying a replacement of this anytime soon, purely because I’ve found a much cheaper option in the Jergen’s fragrance free daily moisturiser. I do still really love it though. And I kind of miss it. But NO I will not talk myself into buying another tub, lets move on.

Thoughts of the week…

01) If you have a chance to see both Gone Girl and Interstellar – DO IT. They’re both incredible films, and I’m so glad we saw both of them on the big screen. I couldn’t stop thinking about Interstellar for a few days afterwards. A sure sign of a truly wonderful film.

02) As I’m sure you’ve all assumed, I’ve had the new Taylor Swift album on repeat since it was released last month. My favourite songs have changed with every listen (currently it’s ‘Wonderland’, which is bizarre because I hated it at first), and I feel like it’s a real ‘grower’ of an album. I love it.

03) Speaking of Taylor, how well can you decode her songs through Emoji? I got 8/10. Heh.

04) We’ve been watching ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ quite a bit lately, and I’m obsessed with Laurel’s hair and makeup. Perfection in every episode.

05) Jake Gyllenhaal & Jimmy Fallon’s Water War

06) Haus of Gloi released their Yule collection at the beginning of the month, and of course ‘Sweet Potato Treat‘ is BACK and has already sold out. Sigh.

07) I saw ChelseaWears tweet about ‘Serial’, and I couldn’t quite figure out what she was talking about. She was talking about this podcast, and I am officially obsessed with it. If you’re into true-crime detective stories, definitely check this series out, it’s fascinating.

08) Daniel Radcliffe can rap. Who knew?

09) Paolo Nutini released Australian tour dates. Is Perth on the list? No. Kill me.

10) Too Many Cooks. Presented without comment.