Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Follow Your Dreams...

Ever had a dream 
That you wish to follow with all your heart?

I would like to introduce everyone to my extremely talented cousin 
Also known as Lolly

Lauren Watson
Lauren has always had a strong drive to achieve her dreams.
She has so many talents such as acting, producing, script writing, photography and so many more!

When she has a dream, she runs full force towards it.
She is driven and passionate about her life and what she does.

Now I would like to share with you her latest dream...
1 Month ago she started her own production company called 'Oakora Entertainment'
She now has a team of incredibly talented passionate people all ready to share their extraordinary talents with the world through amazing movies.

They are already working on their first movie
A script that Lauren wrote 6 months ago called Speak Now
Over the past few weeks she has brought it to life!

Now her dream is to share this amazing movie and all it's talented people with the world.
Next stop... film festivals!

Please help Lolly make this dream possible!
To find out more about...

Also please help by showing your support by...
spread the word... 
blog about it, 

Everyone has a dream
Help Lauren achieve hers!
Any act, no matter how small or simple is greatly appreciated!

Indie GoGo

Monday, August 29, 2011

Music Monday!

This week's song is...
We Are Young by Mika

I discovered this song today,
I was going to post another one by Mika,
But didn't like the meaning behind it,
But that song lead me to this one.

And I love this one,
It's makes you just wanna stand up and sing the song at the top of your lungs with force behind it.
Hope you enjoy it too.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Have A Great Weekend!!!

Sparklers + Friends = Evening of Fun!

Tonight a group of friends decided to go up Mount Wellington in the freezing cold
And play with a camera and some sparklers!
Thanks to Camilla's awesome camera skills!
And our team of friends Lisa, Luke, Collette and Hayden
Here are a couple of the photos...

Awesome night with friends.
Love the idea of playing with sparklers that Camilla and Lisa came up with!

Can't wait to play with these again!

*All photos taken by Camilla!*

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Before I Die...

What is important to you??

A couple of weeks ago I found a awesome project called 'Before I Die'
I think this project is so cool,
Wish we could do something like this in Hobart.
Pop over to Candy Chang's website to see what other projects she is up to.

"It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and forget what really matters to you. With help from friends and neighbors, I turned the side of an abandoned house in my neighborhood into a giant chalkboard to invite people to share what is important to them. Before I Die transforms a neglected space into a constructive one where we can learn the hopes and aspirations of the people around us"
Quote and photos from Candy Chang.

So... What do you want to do before you die??


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

10 Simple Things!

Hope everyone is having a awesome week so far!
My week has been great so far, 
And so will the rest of my week!

This week I would like to introduce you all to Laura
I love her blog, she is only a new blogger
So pop over to her blog 'Musings of a Orange Sheep'
Check it out and say hi!

10 Things that make Laura happy!!!
  1. Laughing: This is something i try to do everyday! It is my favourite way to express myself. My friends can make me laugh until I cry. It is awesome.
  2. Baking: Who doesn't love the smell of a chocolate cake rising in the oven? I bake to relax and then I give away the stuff to not gain a 1002 pounds.
  3. Finding a seat on the subway: The you I feel when there is an open seat on the subway is pure bliss. When I am sitting, I can open a book, hold a bottle of water, and listen to my ipod... all at the same time without worrying about falling over when the train suddenly stops.
  4. Reading a good book: My favourite part about reading is when a book is so good that you lose track of time and before you know it, it has reached 3: 00am and you MUST. CLOSE. THE. BOOK. NOW!
  5. Cool Weather: when you can throw on a pair of boots and a scarf without passing out from a heat stroke. Seriously... bring on Fall!
  6. Cute Shoes: I love shoes! My favourite shoes are ballet flats, because they really go with almost any outfit and they come in so many styles. I need a new pair of shoes.
  7. When my Ipod shuffles to a jam from childhood: Spice Girls, I'm looking at you. Call me crazy but when Britney Spears or Backstreet Boys come onto my Ipod, I smile and it reminds of childhood when things were so easy.
  8. Skyping with friends and family: I recently moved to a new city where I know nobody, so I get really happy when I can talk with my friends and family online. It has been a great way to not feel homesick or lonely.
  9. Bright Colours: I wear them, I eat them, I decorate with them, and I incorporate them into my life as much as possible. Bright colours give me energy and they make everything more fun!
  10. My Cat: She is a feisty little 3 year old cat. She loves attention when it is on her terms and she will let you know when she is angry. SHe has been a great companion on my journey and I love the cute little white tip on her tail.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Package Swap Call Out!!!

Last year I did a package swap with the awesome Jamie!
It was awesome,
I loved the stuff that I received and love putting the package together!

Because I loved it so much I really want to do another one!!
Would love someone from USA or Europe

So it's call out time!
Who would like to do a package swap with me??
Is there things your interested in getting from Australia?
Would you just like to have some fun putting together a package and sending it, and having the joy of receiving a package in the post?

If you are interested...
Send me a email telling me a bit about yourself, what your interested in receiving and what you will be wanting to send!
Can't wait to hear from you!

Email address: jess.life.liveit@gmail.com

If you need idea check out this website: Gimme Your Stuff

Monday, August 22, 2011

Music Monday!

This week's song...
Without You by Hinder

The other night I had my iTunes on random and came across a band that I had totally forgotten about and had not listened to in a while. 
That's what happens when you have over 10,000 songs in your iTunes library!
Remember their song 'Lips of an angel'

Well this song is now my current favourite from the band
And also one of my songs of the moment too.
I really love this song especially for the video.
Just is kinda a reminder that break ups aren't the end of the world
And that it can been for the better, 
That you life can be better without them.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I am grateful to have the gospel in my life.
I am a stronger and better person with the spirit of the Lord in my life daily.
Life problems that three years ago would have been so hard for me,
Now seem like a tiny little speed bump that I hardly notice.

The gospel makes me want to always be improving myself,
It gives me the confidence to do what scare me.
It give me the power to heal from past events.
It always me to live a fuller life.

I am a happier person with the gospel in my life.
All I had to do is let Him in to my life.
To trust Him and to share my life with Him.
He cares for me, and wants the best for me.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Apology from Andy Levy to Chris Brown.... HA!

Love this heart felt apology from Andy to Chris.
I've read over some of the tweets and I al totally on Andy's side!

This video is hilarious!
Hope you enjoy!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Quote of the moment...


400th Anniversary

I am grateful for this man's sacrifice.
For the strength that he had to do what he knew had to be done,
To translate the bible into english.
For his sacrifice, he has brought knowledge and guidance to many people lives.

We have an amazing tool available to us,
All we have to do is use it.
To read and study the words of God,
And when we do, 
We will see the blessings that it has on our lives.

Thank you William Tyndale for translating the Bible into what we now know as the Kings James Version of the Bible.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Good & The Bad

The internet
It has so much information in it
It was the worst parts of the human race within it
Like pornography, violence, abuse etc
It is home to people that take pleasure in child abuse and people that commit fraud.
There is a whole lot of bad things about the internet.
And has a lot of people scared of it.

But there is also a lot of good things that can be found on the internet.
There are amazing talents being shown and discovered through people's pictures and videos.
You can learn so much,
Unsure of how to do something or what something is?
Just ask Google!
Seriously, Google is amazing!

Some people are scared of what things they share online,
I understand this, 
DO NOT go sharing you date of birth, address, telephone number, social security number...
That's just stupid and is asking for trouble!
But something are ok to share...

For example,
Through my time blogging I have met some amazing people, read some inspiring stories, been given advise through other people's experiences.
I have learnt so much off some awesome people out there in parts of the world I would have never meet if it wasn't for the internet and the blogging world.

I am thankful for those people that right blogs
That let me in to their lives and share a potion of it with me.
That open up and share with people the hard experiences that they have gone through.

I enjoy blogging,
it is my hobby, my passion
I love sharing a part of me with people
And for me it's not that easy, 
I am not the best person when it comes to trusting and opening up
It takes me a long time to do that with friends, sometimes months, sometimes years.
But blogging helps me work on that.

Blogging helps me find out who I am.
It give me strengthen and confidence.
And thanks to all the amazing blog that I have read,
And the awesome people that I have meet.
I am consistently reminded that I am not alone,
There are other people out there that understand how I am feeling and what I am going through.
And that there are people that are good in the world,
That like me for me, 
That care about me.

Thank you to all those people that blog.
You have inspired my life more than you know.

There is good & bad to all things in life, 
But I choose to look for the good!

20SB Blog Swap 9#: Summer!

Hello everybody!  I'm Chelsea, and I blog at Perfect in My Mind.  
I think summer is real great.  Is that the most obvious statement you've ever heard?  Probably.

The topic of this post is supposed to center around my favorite part of summer.  But, I'm a rule breaker.  Choosing favorites is one of my least favorite things to do.  I mean, seriously . . . it takes me like 15 minutes just to pick a candy bar from the grocery store.  I'm indecisive. 

Anyway.  This summer has been quite a bit different than summers' past.  Why?  Because this summer was my first as a married woman.  And, I was going to summer school.  I felt like more of a 'grown up' this year than I did even last year.  But, it turns out grown ups are allowed to have fun, too.

For instance, my husband and I were able to take a trip to Disneyland,

enjoy lots of sun at the lake,

and even learned a new skill!
Modge Podge dresser project
When I was a baby, I basically just ate and did baby stuff.
Snooze fest.  Maybe being a real life grown up is better than I thought.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

This Post Is Dedicated....

To all of those who are addicted to Angry Birds....

For a person, like me who sucks at Angry Birds,
This would be my way to play!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Music Monday!!!

This week's song:
Danxa Kuduro by Don Omar

Have you ever been somewhere public,
Listening to you iopd/mp# player
And have a song come on
That makes you just want to jump up
And start to sing and/or dance?

This morning on the bus to work
It happened to me with this song!

This song was featured on the most recent Fast and furious movie
'Fast Five'
This movie has 4 things in it that I love...
Hot cars, motorbikes, men and music!

What song makes you wanna jump up and bust a move or burst into song?

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Mini Family Reunion!

This week is has so far been really good.
It's been great having time to hang out with Cass.
Her puppy dog Odie is gorgeous!
Cass has trained her so well!
Last night she slept next to me on the mattress,
Which was so sweet and cute,
The only down side is that dog hogs the bed...
Majorly! lol

Today my sister J and her husband arrived with their cute little Mister.
This was my first time meeting Little Mister
I got to have my first hold, and instantly fell in love with the little mister!

Due to a early wake up and spending half of the day flying,
Ethan had not had very much sleep,
So J feed him at put him down soon after getting here,
About half an hour after he had been put down to sleep 
I walk past the bedroom door and hear a baby noise...
I pop my head in thinking that he may be crying
I look across to the cot and see Little Mister looking up wide awake,
Smiling, giggling and baby talking!
**Fall head over heel more in love with this little Mister!**

I think I may either have to....
A: Kidnap Little Mister so he stays here in Tasmania with me
B: Move to Brisbane so I can see my little Nephew more often!

Hope you all are enjoying your weekend!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Friday!


Happy Friday everyone!
Hope you all have a awesome weekend plan!

I am super excited for my weekend.
My whole family... all 17 of us...
Will all be in hobart for the first time in years,

It will be great to meet my new little nephew for the first time!
Can't wait to have cuddles with him!

All up it will be great to just spend time hanging out with them!

Have a great weekend everyone!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Quote of the moment...

Believe in yourself!
Have faith in your abilities!
Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

10 Simple Things!

Hey everyone!
Hope everyone's weekend is going great!
Guess what... two day till the weekend!

This week I would like to introduce you all to Emma!
You can find here over at "I am the chaser"

10 Things that make Emma happy!!

  1. Photos: I love taking and being in photos. There's something so much fun about finding photos of things you'd completely forgotten and being reminded of an occasion/moment that you'd otherwise never remember.
  2. Lying in bed listening to the rain: Being all cuddled up in the warm while listening to the rain beating against the window in such a satisfying feeling.
  3. Winning eBay auctions: Everyone loves winning things. But winning something awesome for super cheap, and then looking forward to a package through the post? Even better.
  4. Fresh effects chapstick: THE best lip balm. it makes my lips all lovely and tingly, and then wonderfully soft. I've never seen it for sale in the UK, so i have to make sure i stock up whenever i visit the States!
  5. Cosmopolitan Magazine: Definitely a guilty pleasure of mine!
  6. How I Met You Mother: My boyfriend and i have been watching this snow online from the beginning, and I love it! I wish i had friends like those 5!
  7. People Watching: I'm incredibly nosy, so sitting and watching people go about their lives is always way more fun and interesting than it probably should be.
  8. Airports: Not only are airports great for people watching, they're great because being at an airport means one thing= holidays! (or vacation, to you Americans)
  9. New blog followers: Let's be honest, all bloggers (or at least bloggers with >500 followers) love seeing their number of followers increase. It makes me feel like I'm doing something right!
  10. Seeing Friends: Now that we've finished university, i don't get to see my friends as often as i used to be able to, so it's always so much fun when we get to see each other. There's always so much to catch up one!

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

A girl can dream...


Every girl has an idea of what she wants her future to look like,
Every girl has dreamed at least once about their wedding.

So today I am going to share with you my dream.
Sure this may not happen for years to come,
But hey, a girl can dream!

Hope you like my day dreams!

 To begin with is the most important item...
The Dress!
Pic 4#, all other photos from WeHeartIt


Yesterday I had to get some steroid injections into my heel.
So at the moment I am currently resting it,
Now I just have to wait for the pain to go away!
Fingers cross it will disappear soon!
The injection hurt like hell and so does the recovery! 
But it is worth it in the end... hopefully!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Music Monday!

This week we have a theme to the songs that I am about to share with you...
After some inspiration from my house mate Lisa,
I am going to be sharing with you some of my favourite songs from the year that I was born...


First up we have...

Manic Monday by the Bangles
Had to include this one, one of the classic monday songs,
Hope you are having a awesome Monday!

Hip to be a square by Huey Lewis and the News
This song just makes me wanna get up and dance a funky silly dance.
If you have ever seen the clip to American Psycho,
The moment when he is talking about this song, just before he kills a dude,
The dance that he does in that song is hilarious.

Greatest Love Of All by Whitney Houston
Oh I love listening to the words of her songs,
She always has so much meaning to her songs.

That's What Friends Are For by Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross & Whitney Houston.
I love this song!
And this one I would like to dedicate to all my amazing blogging friends and followers!
You are awesome!
Thank you for following me
And for sharing your advise and blogs and lives with me!

Hope you all enjoy a trip down memory lane to the year that I was born!
It was a great year!

So tell me bloggers....
What was your favourite song from the year that you were born???

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Expressions of Love...

It really is what makes the world go around.
It's like a warm ray of sun light coming through the fog on a cold grey morning.
It brings a smile to anyones face.

I am so grateful for the gospel
And for the strong focus it has on marriage and families.
I am grateful for the advice and examples that the church and it members gives.

In todays world where marriage is sometimes looked upon as only a piece of paper,
Or when divorce is more common.
It teaches the younger generation of today, 
The importance of marriage and families.

The gospel teaches us that no relationship is going to be easy,
But that we have to work on them,
Continue to keep them strong.
Marriage and families are important and are not to be taken for granted.

Take the time today, everyday
To express your love for those you care about!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Giveaway Winner!!!

Thank you to all my amazing followers,
You all make blogging mean so much more for me!
You comments and advice me make so happy
Thank you and I look forward to getting to know you all!

Now down to business...

The winner of the Bearbumz bag is...

Congratulations to Arielle!!
You will be receiving a email from me soon.

Again thank you to all of my followers,
You are all amazing!
And thank you for those who participated in my giveaway,
You make me feel like it's worth it holding one!

For those of you that didn't win...
Pop over to Lisa's blog
She is holding a awesome giveaway!
But quick it ends Wednesday!

Dear motivation, please come back!

I am a type of person that needs to frequently refocus my life.
I need to look over what I am doing,
Then see what is working and what may not be,
Then try and improve myself, make it better.

Lately I have been loosing motivation in some areas easier then normal.
After having a bad day at work yesterday,
Then coming home to write yesterday's post
It has gotten me thinking that I need to change the way I motivate myself.

One of the ideas that have come to mind
Is to make a visual motivation reminder.

I want to do up a pin board of what my goals are for the next 5 years
Plus I also want to get some photos printed up and make a collage of them on my wall.

I am hoping that this will help a bit
But if you have any other piece of advise I would LOVE to hear from you.

But right now,
I need to work out what my goals are for the next year.
This is one of the photos that I want to put up on my wall.
It's a reminder to me that each little step counts towards the bigger picture.

"If you change nothings, nothing will change"

Such a simple quote but so true!
Promise to keep you up to date with my goals for the next year.
Hopefully, if I tell you all what my goals are, 
I will feel more accountable for it,
And I would love any advise that you may have for me,
As one of them will be a big one that I will need as much help as possible!

Happy Friday everyone!
Hope you all have a great day and a awesome weekend!

P.S. I am currently writing this while camped out in the living room in a little home made tent with my flat mate Lisa, while listening to rain! How perfect! Well I'm off to listen to the rain while I fall asleep!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Lost it... and need it back!


I've lost my motivation!
And I really really need it back!
I need to be able to focus my life again,
And to get to work and achieve the goals I have set for myself.

Promise I will tell you all about it tomorrow!
But in the mean time I have a question for all you awesome bloggers!
I need your help and advice!

Question: What do you do to stay motivated and focused on goals??

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

10 Simple Things!

Hey everyone!
Welcome to 10 Simple Things!
This week I would like to introduce you to a awesome blogger!
This is Tiara!
Pop over to Tiara's blog 'Tiara In Wonderland'

10 Things that make Tiara happy!!

  1. The way my puppy (Anastasia) who is often featured on my blog comes bounding to great me when I come home. It's a great feeling to be wanted!
  2. The smiles on the faces of the children I teach at this NGO called Sunbeam. I know what million dollar smiles are.
  3. Love letters/emails or flowers especially when I'm not expecting them.
  4. Blogging- It is like a stress buster for me!
  5. Travelling to a new city/country. There is so much to see and do in the world.
  6. Dancing- I can dance for hours endlessly. It brings warmth and joy!
  7. Sleeping in late on a sunday morning with not a plan in mind or worry!
  8. Driving in the rain... with the droplets falling on my car window.
  9. Baking a cake for a loved one. I actually can pour in all my love :)
  10. Shopping- nothing like retail therapy! :)

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Words I can't say....

Dear Boy,

I hate the fact that you are in my head. I hate the fact that random things will remind me of you. I hate the fact that I wonder what you are doing right at this moment. I hate the fact that I don't know where I stand with you. I hate that I worry about you. I hate the fact that when anything happens, good or bad, your the first person I want to tell.

If I had never of met you I would of never of learnt how to trust again, how to open up, to have fun. Being you makes me want to be a better person. You believe in me and encourage me.  I always feel comfortable telling you anything, knowing that you would never judge me. You accept me for who I am.

Your my best friend. My life is different for meeting you. I can't imagine life without you. 

I miss you. 

Jess xoxo.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Music Monday!

This week song is:
Stuck inside your head by Julian Smith

Thanks to my lovely house mate Lisa
I now have this song stuck in my head

*Please be warned... this will get stuck in your head!**