Monday, September 23, 2013


My trainer sent me a awesome video last night, and today I have watched it about 6 times, and I am sure that I will watch it more times to come.

Take 6 and a 1/2 mins to watch this video, it is well worth it!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Attitude of Gratitude...

Life is pretty darn awesome when we take the time to stop and really appreciate it.
And that is one thing that I want to do more...
Look around
Take things in
Appreciate the little things in life.

  • Friends... They know how to brighten my day. I have been blessed with amazing friends in my life that put the effort into our friendship just as much as I do, and that I have really come to recognise and appreciate over the past year. I have really learnt who my true friends are and who honestly care for me.
  • My Parents... Over the past 5 year I have become closer to my parents, I have taken the time to get to know them better, to get to know them as people as well as my parents. I have learnt so much from them, from them as people and as a couple. I am so grateful for their support and love. I miss them each day, and hate living for far away from them.
  • Work... I love the company that I work for. I know many people can't say that about their job, but I am so glad that I am someone that can. They are a awesome company to work for, and I am so grateful that I was able to transfer to Brisbane and to be able to stay up here.
  • My Personal Trainer- Beau... Wow, so I met Beau on the 2nd of April this year, we met through a silly mistake of mine, but he has been a amazing blessing on my life in more ways than one. He has not only helped me with my fitness, but has become my friend, has helped me with my injuries, has helped me become a better happier person. Oh there is just so much to say on this topic, but I will leave that for another post.
  • Brisbane... It is a gorgeous state, I love the weather and the atmosphere that is here in Brisbane especially come summer time! Oh how I love this place!
  • Sisters... I am grateful for my sister Jaci and Cass, for the examples that they are to me, for the love that they show me.
  • Nature... Ok this may sound weird but I am grateful for the world we live in. Have you stopped and looked at the amazing things we have on this planet! I mean it's pretty darn awesome!
  • The Gospel... I am so grateful for the church in my life, I am proud to be a Mormon. Love the peace that I brings my life.
That's my list for now, 
Stay tuned for more another day.
But in the mean time...
What are you grateful for?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Start Your Day Off On A Positive...

So I'm sure most of you have already seen this video, I have a couple of times, but after a conversation that I had tonight with a friend about positive thinking, I automatically thought of this video.
I mean what better way to start off the day then focusing on the positive things in your life, and turning things into positives, even if they were so crash hot the day before.

I love that this girl is so passionate about it, that she pretty much loves her whole life.
I think this is how we should be with out lives. I think as adults we tend to forget that this is our life and we should learn to be happy with it, change things that we are not happy with but more importantly we need to learn how to fall in love with our lives and ourselves.

What would you say in your morning affirmation?

Negative Turned Into A Positive...

Personality traits...
There are ones we like and ones that dislike.
Different events bring out different parts of my personality, 
I continue to learn more things about myself all the time.

Today I realised that I have a few personal traits that so often than not are a negative, but can be turned into a huge strength, and if I can achieve that then it would help in so many ways.

Those traits come under a few names... 
Head Strong...
Yeah so pretty much I don't like being told what to do in certain circumstances.

For example today, well more so over the past week/two weeks, that side of me has come out so much.
A particular person may even say that it has come out more so in me over the past couple of months.

So any way more so over the past two weeks, it has come out of me more so because I have to change my life around.
I have to find a balance in my life to be able to achieve the goals that I have,
That means sacrificing things that I enjoy, not all together but bits of it to make time for other things.
There are so many things in my life that I have to sort out in my life, my trainer Beau has a bad habit of being able to uncover those things that I have in my life that I need to address and sort out... things that I have been trying to cover up and hide. But more about that another time.

So what are the things that I am struggling with at the moment, how am I trying to balance my life...

Well... basically after this weekend... not starting this week...
Because I'm off to Melbourne for a 32 hour adventure with my best friend, there will be hardly any sleep, lots of shopping, yummy (but naughty) food, lots of laughter and talking for hours on end. h I can not wait!

So next week this is how I plan to spend my week...
Gym- straight after work. Work out plan
Stretches/Foam Roller
Blog post

Stretches/Foam Roller
Gym- Personal training
Blog post

*If I work*
Stretches/Foam Roller
Meal Cook up
Social Life

*If I don't work*
Stretches/Foam Roller
Meal Cook Up
Social Life

Stretches/Foam Roller
Blog post
Social life
*Cheat meal day*

I think the key to my life and to achieving my goals is to be organised, to not socialise as much, to not eat out as much, to educate myself on how to achieve a health lifestyle.
I am going to have to keep my life in check, to reflect on things and change things when they aren't working for me. 
I have at become stubborn & headstrong in a good way with myself focused on achieving my goals.

*Sorry for the long post, that most likely doesn't really make sense. At the moment I find that the only way for me to blog is to just let my fingers type, letting my mind express the thoughts that are going through it, instead of letting things bottle up and bug me.
This blog is now a way for me to express things that are going on in my life, so that one day I can look back and see how far I have come, to see that trials that I have come through and to see how much stronger I am.*

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Opportunities, Being Sexy & Living Life...

This is the best award's speech that I have ever heard.
And he is so right with all three points!
Take 5 mins to watch this video,
It is worth it!
Ashton Kutcher... Nice work!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Wish List...

Over the past few weeks my wish list has been growing.
But restraining myself because in 8 days I am off to Melbourne, hello factory outlet shopping!!!
My theme to this wish list is gym!

So here is what has made my wish list lately...

I have recently begun to fall in love with these types of tops.
Even though I would most likely not wear just a tank top to the gym,
I still love the look of them and the sayings.

 I love a good hoodie! 
The are so comfortable to wear to the gym on the way to and from.
Especially because I work out of an evening.
Love these items!
I have been hunting for a headband that would suit me, 
Something that isn't thick, but that will stay in place while I work out.
I love these tights,
I am the type of person to wear black tights, but I love the pop of colour.
And the workout towel!
Perfect for the gym so that you remember what side to put face down, 
Plus it has a pocket for your stuff!
Oh if only I could find the perfect drink bottle!
One that I can put my money and card into,
Plus keeps a record of have much i have had,
Plus filters my water and has a CamelBak top on it.

So there you have it. 
A couple of my favourite things that have made my wish list lately.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Bumps In The Road...

The journey to achieve a goal is never easy,
There are road blocks, traffic lights, pot holes, and speed bumps.
Some of these things I see coming, but most of the have a habit of coming out of no where.
They catch me off guard, and sometimes they take the wind right out of me.

For me my biggest trial in my weight loss journey so far hasn't been my injuries, though they are currently coming in second place.
The biggest trial for me has been myself. My own head, my own heart.
In a way I need to learn how to train my brain,
I need to stop the negitive thoughts,
To stop being a "Worst Case Scenario Girl
I need to learn to believe in myself again.
To believe that I am worth becoming my better self.
I need to believe that I am a great future install for me,
That I deserve the very best that life has to offer me,
That I deserve to be happy.

One thing that I have a habit of doing when I don't wish to deal with something I try to put it out of my mind.
Kind of like putting it into a box and bury it in sand, out of sight, out of mind.
Once in a while someone will uncover the box by a little bit.
But very really are they fully uncovered.
Most of the time the box is covered back over with sand, to be dealt with another day.

But there is one friend of mine that has the annoying habit of uncovering the whole box, opening, pulling the contain out and putting it on display, going "ok, now time to deal with it, wether you are ready or not"
He does this with out knowing in a way the effect that he has, but they are things that need to be dealt with so that I am able to grow, to change and become the better person.
And to achieve my goal of weight loss, to become fit and to maintain my achievement once I have reached the goal.

This road is going to be long, there are going to be good days, and there are going to be bad, there will be lots of sweat and tears.
But at the end of the journey, every single step will be worth it.

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Beginning Of A Long Road...

On the 2nd of April this year, I begun a journey.
My journey being one weight loss, becoming healthy, to changing my life, to become confident and to learn to love myself.

Over the past four months I have come to realise how so much more difficult this is going to be.
There will be good days and bad days.
There will be days with I am strong, motivated, positive.
Then there will be days when I will break, the tears will fall, my spirit will break, when the road will feel like it's too long, and I will doubt if I can do this.

This journey will not be easy, far from it.
This journey is more than just loosing weight,
It is about over coming old demons,
Addressing my past, moving on, moving forward,
Developing and learning
Creating the person that I wish to become.

There will be days that I feel like I have come so far, that progress is being made.
But there will be, and have been, days that I feel like I have taken 50 steps back.
I will be fighting a up hill battle, not only have I got my body and mind to fight, to change, to improve.
But I also have injuries that cause set backs, as I have experienced over the past two months.
I need to pace myself, work hard to strengthen my body, but be careful not to push myself too hard, too early.

This journey is going to test all areas of my life,
It is already teaching me to be patient, that things that are worth having don't come over night, they take a lot of hard works.

I have been so blessed to have meet my awesome trainer Beau, he is the best trainer that I have ever had.
He makes the world of difference in this journey, but more about he another time.

To be honest, I wasn't going to blog about this subject, I guess because I was ashamed about it, I was ashamed about what I have let myself become.
But there are so many thoughts, and feelings that I need to and will continue to need to express through out this journey, and this blog is my place to do this.
I don't care if no one reads this blog any more, but if there are people out there that are reading this post then please if you have any advice, suggestions, recipes, know of any awesome bloggers or websites the please share, I am interested in every since things!
I am also sorry that I have been pretty quiet this year, but I promise that this will improve.

I know that I am not the best writer, but hopefully I can improve over the next few months as I begin to blog more about my journey and my life.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Life Takes Another Punch....


Life has a way a swinging punches at me one after the other...
At the moment life is taking 2-3 swings at a time.
There are moments where I doubt if I can make it,
I start to question if it is worth it.
I question why I am really doing things, are my reasoning behind it real and heart felt.

"God will not allow a trial to come into your life unless He has a purpose"

At my lowest point I thought that it was just easiest to give up, the burden of the trial was getting too much, weighing on my shoulders too much.
But the I had a moment, a perfectly timed moment where it felt like I had been holding my breathe and was able to take a nice big breathe again.
I have a moment of clarity, where my mind cleared, if only for a second.
In that moment a couple of thoughts came to mind, that gave me strength to take another step after another, to keep moving forward.

"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are"

In order for us to grow and develop in life we need trials, our faith grows through trials.
Each trial that I go through teaches me on many occasions to humble myself, to ask for help, to admit to myself that I can't do this on my own any more that I need help.

Trials aren't bad things, some times we need the to make us realise just how strong we really are.
For people to come along and question our lives or our faith, so that we fight back, and stand up for what we believe, to prove that we are in for the long haul, not just until it gets tough.
Trials have a way of uncovering our weak spots, so that way we know where to strengthen and reinforce.

"Faith grows best in the winter of trial"

I am a strong believe that people are brought into our lives for a reason, just like we are given trials for a reason. We may not know why until the person or trial has left our lives, but people can come into our lives for so many reasons, to be there to support us, to teach us somethings, to be that friend we need, to give us a trial, or so many other reasons.

Over the past four years I have taken more notice of those people that are brought into my life. It amazes me how they are put into my life at the perfect timing. I may have known them for years or have just met them, but either way, they have either said or done somethings just when I have needed it. I have been lucky to recognise those people, and am so grateful for the blessing that they are in my life.

"What seems to us as a bitter trial are often blessings in disguise."

I am who I am become of my trials, I would never wish to have not gone through any of my trials, because they have made me stronger, wiser and me. 

The Lord has a plan for me, I am not know where my life is going to head or what is around the corner,
But I am putting m trust in Him, because He knows me better than anyone, and knows my potential and what my future holds for me.
He knows what trials I need to go through to prepare me for the things in my future, 
I trust Him 110%, and my faith grows each and every day,
And when this trial is over I am going to be better because of it.
Until then... I just need to remember to breathe and think before making decisions.

"You are exactly where you are meant to be.."

"Positive thoughts are not enough... There have to be positive feelings & positive actions"

"Quiet people have the loudest minds"

"Change your thoughts and you'll change your world"

"Faith does not make things easier, it makes them possible."

"Better things are coming"

"Strength doesn't come from what you can do, it comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't."

"Whatever is worrying you right now, forget about it, take a deep breathe, and trust in God."

"Expecting a trouble-free life because you are a good person, is like expecting the bull not to charge at you because you are a vegetarian."

Words for me hold great power and comfort. I love quotes so much! All quotes from my Pinterest.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Happy Monday!

The beginning of another week...
Wow how quick the weekend goes!
Monday's aren't all that fun,

I have something that I wanted to share with you that made me just want to dance all day today...
Music can turn any day around,
Music can bring a smile to my face no matter how bad the day has been.

This is a video that just makes me want to dance...
Which is what I have been doing all evening... 
Thank goodness for having the house to myself at the moment...
No one to witness my moves! 


Sunday, July 7, 2013

Song Of The Moment...

I have always been a big fan of Michael Buble.
And his newest album I LOVE!
I also love this video, it's cute.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Paper Planning...

A few weeks ago I saw a couple of people posting photos of their filofax planner.
Their photos looked awesome! Bright, full of colour and organised!
I started looking for more photos and then watching videos on YouTube...
Instantly I fell in love with the idea and knew that I needed to do it myself.
So the hunt was on for a planner that I liked...
In the future I will buy a Filofax- I have my eye on these beautiful filofaxs.

After a bit of hunting I feel in love with a Kate Spade planner...
I am currently waiting this beautiful planner to arrive!
But I have already started to collect cute little things to decorate and organise my new planner.

I have also been hunting for inspiration thanks to Pinterest for so many ideas! So many ideas have been put into my pinterest filofax board.

I have also discovered a couple of awesome bloggers that have inspired me so much.
My most favourite one being Cathy Vee from Inside the Crafter's Studio. I love how bright and organised her planner is... plus she has the one i wish for!

I love her week on two pages layouts that she designed herself, which she has also shared on her blog for free, I think that they are set out so well with lots of room on each- my most favourite part is that Saturday and Sunday are separate days rather than sharing one slot.

I am so excited for the mail over the next few weeks, so many goodies are on their way out to me, I can't wait for them to arrive!!

Will share more in the future about ideas that I have for my new planner and the new purchases that I make.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Little Letters....

Dear Brisbane,
It is good to be back! I am loving the warmer weather! 10 Degrees hotter than Tasmania! Love it!

Dear Personal Trainer,
Thanks for missing me while I was on holidays, so sweet of you... But you really didn't have to give me the present last night of a killer training session that you have been planning for the past two years. Thank you really shouldn't have.

Dear Back,
We were getting along so long, now we are back to not speaking terms. Stop being mean!

Dear New Macbook pro,
I love you, I am seriously a Apple girl for life! Now all I need is a iPad and an iMac to top it off and I will be one happy Apple girl!!

Dear Dessert,
You were meant to be yummy... But nope you definitely were not, I'm going to put it down to the recipe... not my cooking... serves me right, I am meant to being good at the moment, eat health not eating desserts.

Dear Pinterest,
Thank you for providing inspiration for recipes, craft projects and gifts. Yes I may be a tad bit addicted to Pinterest but heck, I see it as a good and beneficial addiction.

Dear Blog,
I am glad to be back blogging, it's not the easiest coming back, I find that I am struggling with inspiration but I am working on solving that problem... but if anyone has any suggestions on how to get inspiration for blogging that would be greatly appreciated.

Dear Readers,
I hope that you are all having a great week so far! HAPPY HUMP DAY! Bring on the weekend!!

Life Lately...

Life over that past few months...
With the exeption of my trip to Tasmania, which I will up date you with in separate post.

 Gym life, being a good girl,
Loving my new gym shoes and bag!
Have the best personal trainer.
Will update you more about this topic later on...
 My very first AFL game.
Had awesome corporate seats, with great views
Looking forward to going to see another game in the future.
 Love my Polaroid photos!
Starting to use my Polaroid camera more recently.
Got some of my instagram photos printed up as well!
 My biggest frustration over the couple of months
One injury after another, 
Finally had my back in a good way, then hurt my wrist, then my ankle.
Then I got one month injury free and now it looks like my back has decided to flare up again 
(Oh how I hate my body!)
 Being creative,
Love sending fun things in the mail to friends!
 Reading, Love these books.
Such powerful words, so inspiring!
 Delicious food!
So yummy!
Random photos...
Flower I sent to a member at work... made the wife cry (good tears) and the husband was so happy, he kiss my hand lol.
Got to see and listen to Elder Oaks in person... one word... AMAZING!!!
Cool little stool that me and my sister found on the side of the road, going to do it up and use it as a side table.

I promise that I will try to keep you more up to date in the future.
I will also over the next few days update you on my trip to Tasmania, and my new gym habit.

Hope you all have a great day!

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Girl Can Dream...

Every girls dreams of this day...
Here are a sneak peak of my one day someday special day...
When they sent out the wedding invitations they asked everyone to RSVP with a piece of fabric, then they used each piece to create a quilt.

I have a love for polaroids!
This is my type of guest book!

My love for scrabble continues!

Each of the bridesmaid give the bride their favourite love stories with a note inside.

I love the look of books and pages as decorations.

Continuing with the book pages, to hold rose petals.

Favours for people to take home, love this idea!

If you would like to check out other ideas, come join me on Pinterest
Or check out previous 'A Girl Can Dream' posts.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Bitter Sweet

At the moment I am currently on Holidays in Tasmania- My home state. 
For those of you new to my blog, I move from Hobart, Tasmania to Brisbane, Queensland last year in September. This trip home has been my first trip back since moving.
I have been here for just over two weeks. And this is my last 24 hours in the state before heading back to Brisbane.

The trip has been great, I have loved being able to catch up with all my family and friends down here. I have really realised how much I have missed Tasmania, it is a gorgeous place and has so many people here that I love and care about. 

It has hit me today just how much I have missed it, and right now I am currently in a bitter sweet mood about it all. 
I missing being around my parents and family, and friends here in Tasmania, and I also miss the gorgeous state that it is, if I could I would live in the country- it is so beautiful!
But I love my where I work in Brisbane, I have an awesome team. I love the gym I go to and I have a awesome personal trainer! I also love the new places to discovers up there. Plus I get to be closer to my sisters which I love. 
If only those two places could combine I would be extremely happy!

Moving to a new place hasn't been easy, a couple of months ago my anxiety and pain attacks came back at full strength and catch me off guard, normally I am good at watching the signs and catching it early enough to do something about them, but this time they got a bit out of control. 
I have also found it hard opening up to people and making new friends. I have always kind of struggled with this, I have always been a shy person, but moving state has just made me realise just hard hard I have found this to be.

Definitely a bitter sweet end to my holidays, it will be interesting to see where I end up over the next few months with work and life, in August it will be all up in the air a bit... it scares me but I am putting my trust in the Lord and the plan that he has install for me.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Broken and disconnected...

hello blogging world...

First of all let me just apologize for not blogging much this year. But I have semi good reasons...

Reason number 1:
I have moved house and only have the Internet via my phone (which is limited to not much!) as we haven't got the Internet connect yet... Hopefully soon!

Reason number 2:
Broke  computer... So at the moment I am holiday(Yay!) and I decided today to take the time to write some big catch up blog post plus be organized and do some pre-written blog post... But half way through this process... Ok more like 5 mins into this process... My trackpad on my Mac laptop stopped working!! Now I can't use it at all.

But I have missed blogging and really really want to start to blog again so in the mean time while I am getting fixed and reconnect, I will be posting my blog post via my Blogger iPhone app... (Never use it before hopefully it works well, and my posts don't look too bad!)

But the main this is... I AM BACK!!!
Miss you all, hopefully there are still some readers out there somewhere! Say hi if you are still there! 

(*photo via WeHeartIt)

Sunday, March 31, 2013

He Is Risen...

"I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live"

My favourite thing about Easter is spending the time to reflect on all that the Saviour has done for me.
Words can not expression how truly grateful for the Saviour I am.
I love him with my whole heart.
He is my Lord, he is my big brother.
He knows the plan that Heavenly Father has for me,
He watches out for me each and every day.
He cares and worries about me.
He hears my prayers.
He knows me better than any person will,
He knows me better than I know myself.
And he knows the great potential that I have in me.

He lives.
And He loves each and everyone of us,
No matter where we are in life or what we have done,
He will always love us.

Enjoy your Easter break,
And remember to take the time to reflect on the true meaning, 
And to thank the Lord for all that he has done for us and continues to do for us.

Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin gives an amazing talk about the resurrection, so I am going to allow him to finish this blog post for you.

I love this video, the artwork/photography are amazing,
Put to music of my favourite hymn just adds to how powerful this video is to watch.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Link Love...

I love finding things on the internet that are interesting, fun, touching, and inspiring.
So let's me share some of them with you...

Have you ever wondered what happened to some of the Disney princesses after the movie?? Here's the story.

Awesome tents... I would LOVE to take one of these camping... I love the book one and the 'Get a room' one is a funny one

Career path... A public art project with two simple questions: "What I was little I want to be?" "Today I want to be?" What would your answer be?

Have you been doing too much pinning? (Or even too much computer work?) I think you need to stretch your neck... here is an exercise.

Ok this kid and the puppy dog is so cute!

Finding that life is too boring? Need to add a bit of drama to spice up your life? Just push the button!

Underground library.

I love this quote about photography.

There are some people who's first reaction to something like for example someone falling is to laugh... that would be me in most cases... especially this one!

Need a to give a apology to someone... try one of these.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Do You Really Want To Know?

Words are strong.
Three simple words like...
"Are you okay?"
"How are YOU?"
They hold strong power behind them.

Asked in the right way...
It can pull down walls,
And allow the truth to be told.

So many times people respond to those questions with what they thing people want to hear.

Instead of with the truth.
The honest, heartfelt answers.

When people ask me those questions
The first thing that comes into my mind is...

"Do you really want to know?"
"Do you want the blunt honest real truth?"
"Do you even care?"

Would you really want me to turn around and say...
Life is going ok, 
But at the moment I am struggling,
Things have been hard,
And I have been hanging on by a thread.
I could really do with a hug
Just distract me please.

From now on I am going to be honest.
So if you are a friend or will be a friend of mine in the future...
Please know one thing...
If you do know actually want to know...
Because you will get the honest truth from me.

Some days you will catch me on a good day,
But there are days where you may catch me on a bad day.
Just be prepared before you ask.

Actually care about me.
Cause there are days where I need someone to show me that they care.

I am not perfect, 
I make mistakes,
I struggle to trust,
I find it hard to let people in.
I push people away,
Because that is how I know how to cope with things,
When things get to hard to handle,
When things feel like they are crumbling around me.
People may not understand why I do things,
Heck most of the time even I don't know why,
But friends don't judge,
Friends forgive.

Enough rambling from me.
Thanks for reading.

Sunday, March 17, 2013


Listening: Song that I have been loving of late has been this one 'Learn to Love again' by Lawson

Eating: Today I have really been craving watermelon... this is something I don't think that I have ever really craved before... but tomorrow I am going to go and buy a nice big one.

Drinking: Lately I have been addicted to two things, first one is water- this has been more so a large craving since moving to Brisbane, I can thank the hotter weather here for that one. The other drink is hot drinks, this has along really been in the past week, I do love my hot chocolate and herbal fruit teas. before I can having a tea though I do need to invest in a kettle.

Wearing: A recent purchase of mine has been my favourite thing to wear with pretty much every outfit has been my pocket watch necklace: here & here

Feeling: Frustrated. I am over not being able to do much with my wrist. That it get's worn out, sore, then painful soon afterwards. I am going to give treatment with my physio one more week, then I'll listen to my GP and head off to see a orthopaedic surgeon.

Weather: Finally the weather here in Brisbane has improved. After about what seems like about a month of rainy yucky cloudy days, today was clear skies, and bright sunshine.  Looking forward to winter though, I do like curling up on a cold winters day.

Wanting: Two things at the moment... I would love for my holidays to come sooner, and for me to get my blogging groove back... to do this though I would help if I got my butt into gear and actually hooked up the internet here rather than relying on the same amount of internet I have on my phone.

Needing: To get my butt into gear when it comes to fitness, I would really love to be able to run again, I miss running, it's the best way to clear your mind. And when my wrist is better I want to be able to box again, I love sparring, it's a good way to take out your frustrations.

Thinking: That as you can tell by the sparring and running that I really need to clear my head at the moment and to get my thinking right, over the past month and a half I have really struggled with my anxiety and panic attacks. *if you have never had a panic attack... think yourself extremely lucky!

Enjoying: The other week I purchased a couple of new books written by Elder Jeffrey R. Holland. Yesterday I started to read 'Broken Things To Mend' and wow, I have only read a couple of pages but he is an amazing author, if you have ever heard any other he's talks you can understand just how powerful of a speaker he is. I LOVE his books and can't wait to read more!

Monday, February 25, 2013


Inspired by Kellie @ 'On The Brink Of Something Beautiful' I am now hooked on her "Link Lists".
She has the talent to finding some really cool and interesting things on the internet.
So I thought that I would try my hand at a link list.
Extra special father & bride dance, trust me this video WILL make you cry and touch your heart.

I would love to have a closet like anyone of these...

Ever had anything you would like to confess?? I think this exhibiton would be awesome to go to, I would love to read them!

One day when my bike colour fades, I'm going to remember this blog link so that I can paint my bike! I want a mint colour next.

I love Polaroid photos, trying to get some ideas to how to display them in my new room.

This video is hilarious!! What a surprise this mom would have gotten.

Love this blog 'Oh Happy Day'! So many awesome D.I.Y craft and wedding ideas.

message that I wish I could of sent to my one of my ex's.

I really want my own Sheldon Cooper!

I would love to make these cupcakes for St. Patrick's Day!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Mountains To Climb

I love watching Mormon Messages.
The touch my heart and spirt with their simple messages.
Message that relate to mu life, and what I am going through at that time.

When I first watched this video a couple of days ago I cried.
And each time I have watched it since my tears have flowed.

I know that the words spoken in this video are true,
It brings me peace during a hard time.

Please take a moment to watch this video,
No matter what faith you are, 
I promise that this message will bring you peace and comfort,
And touch your heart just like it has mine.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


I am super grateful this week for an amazing best friend a girl could ask for!
This past week has been a struggle for me for a few reasons,
To the point where I have needed to do what was best for me and hibernate till I am able to sort our a couple of things.
Some times it's not easy putting yourself first,
But no matter what people's reactions to my choice are,
I still made the best decision for me.
But Kat was amazing as always.
She knew something was up and showed her concern for me straight away,
And then continued to cheer me up while I was at work with a range of emails with different subject headers with photos to match.
Thank you Kat for being such a awesome, caring supportive and inspirational person in my life.
Thank you for knowing me so well!
Miss you having you here in person! 
Can't wait to see you when I come down!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Life Update...

The past week has been an interesting one.
But let me give you the run down...

*Cute new necklace that I purchased at the South Bank markets.
*Hansel & Gretel Witch Hunters: Awesome movie. Hansel aka Jeremy Renner is HOT!
*Awesome new nail polish my co-worker purchased that I got to try, now going to buy.
*Planning my upcoming trip to Tasmania
*Having my sister home from her holiday.
*Made my very first red velvet cupcakes... huge success... my lucky co-workers got to enjoy them.
*Loving the new song by Fall Out Boy! Can not wait for their new album to come out!
*An amazing best friend! (more about that down the bottom....)
*Girls night
*Baking, love it at the moment, really want to do more baking!

*Rainy cold weather that Brisbane has been having. Reminds me of home (Tasmania)
*Panic Attacks, having the first really bad one in over a year, right out of the blue and to top it off in public.
*Missing particular friends.
*Sister working night shift for the next month... basically we will only see each other briefly for the next few weeks. Except on her days off.
*Trials... at times its hard to focus and they can get too much.
*Thoughts that race a million miles per hour.
*Making decisions. Sometimes it can really suck.

*Over the next few weeks I really want to focus on creating habits within my life, now that I am in a permeant place, don't have to worry about leases coming up or anything, I can start to create habits for going to the gym, my diet, church study and blogging.
*Need to start to take time for me, put myself first in life, and take time to relax.
*Need to create a awesome gym playlist. Any suggestions?
*I really want to see the Cirque Du Soleil movie!
*This is totally the reaction that I have!

My Valentine's baking and girls night!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Tough Decisions...

Knowing when to walk away is not an easy thing.
Being honest to those that you are going to walk away from is the hardest part.
But it is something that needs to be done.
You hope that they understand what you are trying to say,
And that the words come out right.
That it's not goodbye, but it's change.
It is time for a change, things can never be the same again.

Memories never fade,
The effect that those memories have on a person never wear off,
They are a forever effect, and for that I will be eternally grateful.

Change is never a easy thing,
It takes a lot of hard work, continuous work,
Some day will be good others will feel like you are taking 10 steps back.
Re-fouscing on the end goal, 
Trying new things,
Getting rid of things that don't work.
And keep getting back up when you fall down.

Life is not easy,
Things change that you sometimes don't like,
Some of these decisions to change are the most hardest.
But it is for the best.
And there will be no looking back. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Simple Life Is The Best Life...

*Books, already have a nice collection here in Brisbane already.
*Warm summer days
*Time to reflect
*Cutes proposal EVER here
*I love washi tape letters
*Loving my sister's new house (she just purchased it a couple of weeks ago), can't wait to be finally moved in.
*Planning my next trip to Tasmania at the moment, I can't wait to visit home, to see my family and friends!

*Big bugs... brisbane has some big ones!
*Being caught in rain storms
*Geckos falling off the roof... their cute expect for surprising me.
*I am not the biggest fan of Valentines day, (due to past memory that I would like to forget) One day someone will hopefully change this one day.
*Being shy... yep still dealing with that one.
*Missing old friendships

*Bean Bag Hammock! Best of both worlds!
*Awesome cameras
*Fun adventures... I want to do each one of these!
*I want these shoes... and these.. ooo and these
*Super cute ring

*Need to get into a routine with gym and health food... harder than it seems when life is busy
*Thanks to Kellie @ 'On The Brink Of Something Beautiful' I have discovered my love for Listography, only discovered it today, but I already know that I am going to LOVE this website!
*I discovered a new website that suggests books based on a book that you put in... Love this!
*I am still addicted to Pinterest... yet that is not going to change any time soon. So many good ideas and tips.
*I am so excited for the new Fast & Furious movie to come out. I am officially in love with Dwayne Johnson & Vin Diesel. This movie has three things I like... Hot men, hot cars, and action! 
*I really want to make one of these awesome rings one day...
*Lately I have had the urge to go camping... and I want this tent!
*I definitely do this face sometimes!
*And this one too!!
*Cutest iphone wall papers ever!
*I really want to go on this one day!
*This granny is awesome!
*Next craft project maybe?
*This looks so super cosy & comfy!

Hope you all had a great a great Monday! I did. Could help loving this photo though...
Have a great week!!