Thursday, March 31, 2011

10 Simple Things!

This week I would like to introduce you to a awesome chick
who just happens to be my house mate!

10 Things that make Lisa happy!
  1. My gorgeous niece responding to Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes in Japanese and saying my name more often now.
  2. Snail mail - seeing that little something waiting for you in your letterbox with your name on it.
  3. Freshly baked Chocolate Chip Cookies.....especially when Jess makes them and the smell wafts through the house :D.
  4. Family - can't go wrong there.
  5. True Stories - I love hearing about people's lives and what they've lived through.
  6. Holding little babies - they are just so innocent.
  7. Quotes - I have them everywhere.
  8. Listening to Rain.
  9. Having 2 extra sisters - because my brothers fell in love.
  10. Seeing really good friends after such a long time.

**If your would like to be a guest blogger as apart of 10 Simple Things**

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Quote of the day...

Doesn't matter how tough we are,
Trauma always leaves a scar.
It follows us home,
It changes our lives,
Trauma messes everybody up,
But maybe that's the point.
All the pain and the fear and the crap.
Maybe going through all of that is what keeps us moving foward.
It's what pushes us.
Maybe we have to get a little messed up,
Before we can step up.

-Grey's Anatomy.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Week in photos...

Let me introduce you to my new addiction in the Iphone application Instagram.
Let me share with you a free things that have gone on in my life this week...

The story behind the buttons i'll be sharing soon!

In the mean time...
Do you have Instagram?
If not... Why not?? It's awesome!
It reminds me that I need to take more photos in life!

Check out me on Instagram... jess222
Would love to see yours!

Saturday, March 26, 2011


To a beautiful baby boy
Congratulations to my sister and brother in law!

Happy Friday/Weekend everyone!
Hope your weekend it awesome!
Mine's off to a fantastic start
Now to go shopping with my mum!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

10 Simple Things!

Welcome back to another 10 Simple Things
Let me introduce you Rachel

10 things that make Rachel happy!
  1. Tiny Turtles
  2. The smell of toast
  3. A good thunderstorm
  4. Jack Johnson concert
  5. Myrtle Beach
  6. Hoodie hugs- When both parties involved in the hug are wearing hoodies... it makes the hug super-snuggly. lol
  7. Doctor Who
  8. Treehouses
  9. Silver Volkswagen Beetles
  10. Macaroni & Cheese- the ultimate comfort food.

If your would like to be a guest blogger as apart of 10 Simple Things

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Music of the moment...

One of the good things about Facebook, is that it give people the chance to share things with their friends and to share their views on things.

The other day Brent shared his thoughts on "One Last Breath" by Creed...

"There are so many different interpretations of this song. Some people say its about suicide. I don't think so. I like to think he's talking about being at a point in his life where he has to make a decision. To step into the darkness, even when it looks pretty bleak, and have faith that the Lord will light the way, he will catch you. They are a Christian group after all."

Thanks for sharing Brent.

Monday, March 21, 2011


I LOVE Sheldon!
He is absolutely hilarious!
"You can try, but you'll never catch me!"

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Mr Right

For those of you that follow me that are mormon you will understand these videos a bit better.
But for those who aren't let me explain them a bit.

Here is Australia, for New years each year the church organised a YSA convention.
YSA is for those in the church that are single between the ages of 18-30. It's like a big group of friend and support.
At convention it's great to go along and hang out with friends and to meet new ones.
Some people do go along with the hope to find new love.

Enjoy the videos

**Please note they are live so their not the best recorded ones.**

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

10 SImple Things!

Hey there readers of Life... Live it! I'm Katie from Simply Kate!

I think this is such a fun challenge and I'm always a fan of thinking about the good things in life! I don't think we do so enough.

However, I only get to list ten things, so I want to be more original than family, friends and boyfriend. (Which do make me happy.) I decided to go for the obscure things today.

Ten things that make Katie Happy!
  1. A clean, organised closet. I love seeing my clothes so nicely hanging, organised by colour.
  2. New Your Cheesecake Frozen Yogurt with Kiwi slices from Yogurtland. When my mouth is that happy. it's impossible to keep a smile off my face.
  3. Cuddling up in the overly fluffy quilt and reading a good book. Nothing makes me feel cozier.
  4. Wearing heels. With jeans, skirts, dresses. Nothing makes my outfit feel more complete than a pair of snazzy high heeled shoes
  5. Writing random cards to family and friends when I'm thinking about them. I love imagining the look on their faces when they read the unexpected mail.
  6. Cooking. It's a new love, but there's something so rewarding about eating something yummy that was just a mess of ingredients half an hour before. And leftovers are the best!
  7. The sunsets that have been so lovely the past few days here in Las Vegas. So beautiful that I was late to a movie because I was taking in the beauty of the free show.
  8. Aching muscles. It's the best feeling after a good workout. It's proof that you worked hard.
  9. Netflix instant play. THere are so many TV shows and movies that I never would have seen and loved if I didn't have Netflix. It's such a wonderful invention.
  10. Blogging. I love being able to share my thoughts with the world. I have met so many wonderful people through blogging. It's one thing that makes me happy each and every day.
Life is good, isn't it?

If your would like to be a guest blogger as apart of 10 Simple Things

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Advise for my children...

I love this artist, there are so many that I like.
There is something for everyone's taste!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Music of the moment...

Thank you to a friend who shared this on facebook,
it's an awesome song, and such a cute video clip!
Enjoy :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I had the random urge to bake,
Yummy chocolate chip cookie!

Someday I Will...

Pack the car up,
Grab some good music,
Take along a special someone,
And just drive,
Where ever we feel like going.

Friday, March 11, 2011

10 Simple Things Update!!

Update time!

10 Simple Thins will commence on
Wednesday 16th of March.

To be a guest blogger, it's simple....
Here is what you need to do...

**Be a follower**
**Email me your 10 simple things**
**Email me a photo of yourself
**Email me your blog address**
**Once your list is up, post a blog on your blog, spread the word**

Email me at:

Stay tune, I will email you the Sunday before your list is put up.

Topics will change from time to time,
The new topics will be announced via my blog with two weeks before the change.
You may participate in as many topics as you like.

Current topic:
"10 things that make you happy"

Feel free to take a button
And share it with your friends...

Enjoy 10 Simple Things,
And Happy Blogging!!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Quote of the day...

Take a look at yourself in a mirror
Who do you see looking back?
Is it the person you want to be?
Or is there someone else you were meant to be,
The person you were meant to be but fell short of?
Is someone telling you, you can't or won't?
Because you can.
Believe that love is out there.
Believe that dreams come true every day,
Because they do.
Sometimes happiness doesn't come from money or fame or power.
Sometimes happiness comes from good friends and family,
And the quiet nobility of leading a good life.
Believe that dreams come true ever day.
Because they do.
So take a look in that mirror,
And remind yourself to be happy
Because you deserve to be.
Believe that.
And believe that dreams come true every day.
Because they do.

-One Tree Hill.

PC vs. Mac

Need a reason to switch to Mac... here are 15.
There are so many more of these, but not in a combo.
I think their great, but I'm biased... I LOVE MAC!!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Little bit about ME!!

I have been tagged in a questionnaire by the awesome DT!

So here is a little bit about me!

1). What is your dream job?
There are two things that I would LOVE to be able to do, the first one is to be a Storm Chaser, to chase tornadoes! I have always been amazed by them, I would love to photograph them in there rare beauty. The second job I would love would be to be photograph
ic journalism, to take photo in the middle of natural disasters, wars, celebrations. I want to show the world the rare emotions that are attached to events that are happening all around the world.

2). How do you take you tea or coffee?
Actually, I don't drink either. I love a good hot chocolate though! Nice and sweet! I'm a sweet tooth! :)

3). What is your most important beauty secret?
Hmm, the only thing that I could share is Paw Paw ointment, it is heaven! It's great for your lips, if you have a cold and put it onto you nose to stop it from drying out and cracking at the tip, and it's also perfect for sunburn!

4). If you had a all-expense paid vacation to anywhere, where would you go?
I would love to go for a road trip around Canada and United States of America. And I would love to backpack around UK & Europe!

5). If a genie popped up right now, what would your three wishes be?
1: To have all my family in the same city, easier to visit them, cause I miss them all heaps!
2: To have the talent to get a awesome job doing my dream jobs
3: To find that special someone, to marry him, and to live a life full of love and laughter.

6). If you could only have on type of food for the rest of your life what would it be?
hmm, now that is just a hard one! I could so live off Crust pizza or chocolate self-saucing pudding...hmm so many other choices, and of course it would be awesome if they could all be super health for you!

7). What one talent do yo wish you had?
I wish that I could sing, really really well. A voice that was just perfect.

8). Who is your biggest celebrity crush?
Hmm, now this is hard! I have 3 celebrity crushes! First one is Johnny Depp, cause he is such a awesome and amazing actor, seriously talented, and when I watch him he always makes me laugh! Second one is Ryan Reynolds... YUM, hello love him in so many movies, love his body and his wit. The third on is Gerard Bulter, that accent, wow I could just melt! And his body is pretty fine too!

9). If you could look into the future, would you?
Wow, what a tempting offer... but I would have to decline. I think one of the fun parts of life (and one of the most frustrating) is not knowing what is to come in the future, not knowing what choices will have what effect on our lives. Life is about taking risks, working through the trials, enjoying the special moments.

10). What made you start a blog?
It was from the inspiration of some many amazing bloggers out there, my main ones would be Rockstar diaries, Confessions of a love addict, Color Me Katie, Crowley Party, Elise Blaha. Their just a few of my daily reads that inspire me. I wanted to express random things that I love, I wanted to show my personality and meet new people.

I now pass on this tag to:

Have fun girls, can't wait to read your answers!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

10 Simple Things Call Out!!!!

As a part of my '101 in 1001'
I want to have some guest bloggers on my blog.

After getting some inspiration from Rockstar Diaries
I am creating a new weekly post as apart of my blog.
This will be called "10 Simple Things"

The first selection of post will be...
"10 things that make you happy"

Each blogger who would like to participate as a guest blogger just needs to...
~Be a follower
(so that they know when their post has been put up on my blog)
~They will need to email me:
~Their 10 things list
~A photo of themselves for the blog post
~Link to their website
~Blog about being featured, invite your friends to check it out. (this would be greatly appreciated.)

Every couple of weeks/months I will change the topic of the list
Which I will announce it via my blog.
People are well to take part in as many list as they would like.

If you are interested, email me at:


It's that time of the week that I look forward to,
Two day to myself with no work and to be able to do what I want to do!

This is how I have spent my Sunday...

Yep, stuck in bed!

I started to get sick thursday night with a sore throat
So me and lisa went to the supermarket to get supplies to get me all better.
I thought it had worked...
Until I got even more sick late last night,
Now i've spent all of today in bed trying to get rid of this stupid flu...


Some of my supplies to get me better...
Plus a few things that are missing from the photo
Orange juice, water, Raspberry & Peach herbal tea.
Kinda my survival kit
A few things to get me through, so not to get bored...
A good book,
Also taking the time to catch up on my letter writing and postcards.

Also a few other things that have gotten me through...
One Tree Hill episodes,
Mini pizza's that Lisa has cooked me for tea! Yummy
Music (been listening to Adele's new album-21, such good music!)

Dear Flu,
Please pack you bags and leave my body along,
Pretty please :)
From Jess.

Hope your Sunday has been better then mine :)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Blog Love!

Today I would like to introduce you all to a amazing chick...
Her name is Lolly Dowe.
I am so grateful to know her and to be related to such a inspirational and talented person.

Lolly lives in Canada with her husband, where she is chasing her dreams!
Lolly is a talented photographer, inspirational blogger, actress, musician, and film maker.
She has such a positive out look on life and that rubs off on all that she meets.
She knows what she wants out of life and chases it down at full speed.

Check her out,
My favourite of her blog posts are...

I promise that as you get to know her you love her too!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Random Fun!

What do you get when you mix...
One hyperactive Jess...
And a handful of party poppers?

You end up getting a party popper war!!
It all started when I decided to creep up on Lisa
And pop one over the door into her bedroom...
It was loud and caught her off guard...
Due to me being hyper,
I popped a second one...
That's when the war began!!

All's fair in love and war!
And so much fun as well!

Love the random fun that we have,
Good to be living together with my bestie again!

Thanks for the photo Lisa!!
Tonight I have had a very productive evening...
After work I...
Did two loads of washing,
Planned a weeks worth of meals and wrote up a shopping list,
Folded and put away clothes and towels,
Went supermarket shopping,
Had a quick bite to eat,
Cleaned and vacuumed my room,
Organised my room and unpacked some more
(only have two more boxes to go, and some more organising to do,
photos of my new place coming soon!)
Then I spent the rest of the evening re-formatting spreadsheets and entering data.

I love it when I get lots done!
I knew I had a lot to do..
I was kinda thinking that I wouldn't be able to get it all done,
Which was starting to frustrate me,
But I just got straight into it,
Focused myself,
Kept a mental and physical check list going,
And now I feel great that I got so much done!

I'm super tired and can't wait for my head to hit the pillow.
Night bloggers! Sweet dreams!
Btw... don't you just love my new PJ's, they're little owls, so cute and super comfy.