Archives for Month: November 2014

I skipped Monthly Music last month because I couldn’t find a day to fit the post in. I am not sure if I want to continue doing this “Monthly Music” segment, or if it will continue to be monthly from now on. I feel like my music category is lacking since I haven’t been to many gigs lately, and when I do, a lot of my time is spent editing photos to publish them on Casual Band Blogger, meaning that I forget to (or don’t bother to) share them on my blog.

I used to write about music and gigs all the time but I haven’t lately. It makes me feel a bit sad. Hopefully I will find more time to squeeze music posts in. Rather than sharing playlists all the time, it would be nice to have a general post about music each month. If you have a better idea for a name than “Monthly Music”, let me know. 🙂

in the springtime is a song by Velociraptor, and since it has been spring for the past couple of months (it’s summer tomorrow!) in Australia, I am sharing my favourite songs of October and November in this playlist.

in the springtime – a playlist for October – November 2014 (Spring)

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Me in Hyde Park rummaging through my Paloma clutch

I have been in love with Popbasic recently. Popbasic is a website that is aimed at building your wardrobe with affordable, luxurious pieces. They offer a new “micro collection” each month, consisting of three basic items. They can include clothing such as dresses, shirts, tees, or skirts, or accessories like bracelets, necklaces or scarves. All collections are under $100 but would normally retail for much more. Along with the micro collections, there are also some other products available like their famous Le Breton tees, and their Paloma Leather Clutch. The best part is that the items are Popbasic’s own. Not to mention free shipping worldwide.

While I have been following the website for a while, not many of the collections caught my eye or really wowed me. However, recently I have been picking up on the latest releases. I pounced on the Paloma Clutch as soon as it was available again. I’m in love with it!

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Tristan and I went to see the movie Interstellar last night. I guess I’m sort of shrugging at friendly gatherings or opportunities to get out of the house, because it wasn’t my idea to see the movie, and I normally hate seeing movies anyway. It was a very good movie, albeit long. It was crazy long. I mean, we were sitting in the theatre from 7:30pm until 11:00pm, even though a good half hour at the beginning was advertisements.

I don’t suppose anyone wants me to ruin the movie for them, so I’ll just give my opinion that it was good. It was interesting, but the first half was a bit slow. I feel like the movie was just a bit too long. I felt myself getting bored at some points, thinking that the second half was a bit unnecessary. But everything wrapped up nicely and concluded without leaving any loose ends. That’s always nice.

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Don’t re-open old wounds in order to examine their origins. Leave them healed. –Richard Bandler

I sort of had an epiphany last Friday. The real reason I listen to metal music.

The past is something I don’t often like to revisit. There are not many stories about my past that I like to tell. But the story I most like to share, is different. It’s a bit difficult getting past the lump in my throat and sharing my story of depression, but I know it gives other people hope, and it is a big part of who I am. Even now, I hesitate writing about it publicly, and usually write about it in summary. I know it’s not something everyone wants to hear. I know I personally still flinch when someone makes a joke about antidepressants. I get offended when someone makes a wrist-cutting joke. In a nutshell: I’ve been there. It’s not something to be joked about.

When I was younger, I disliked metal music.

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In my mind, for many years, I have tried to live without regretting things. Big or small. I’m not suggesting that when I was younger I regretted everything I did, or didn’t do, but there have been one too many moments where I made a small decision that I later regretted. Regretting small things was normal for me. Regretting running to the train, missing a concert, spending time with someone I didn’t really like. Really […]

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I have known Kristi for the longest of times. I remember having a little crappy website when I started out web designing (I’m pretty sure she remembers my embarrassing Out The Window days, which is forbidden territory, I tell you 😛), and I remember visiting her website, thinking, “What an amazing layout”, before I caught up and felt a bit better about my work! Kristi kept a blog back then and I remember reading it regularly, and though she has taken a break a few times, she is now blogging at Memoir of Sorts.

My name is Kristi! I’ve been married a little over 7 years to my awesome husband, who is now (medically) retired from the Army. We tried 3 long years and suffered a loss, but were finally able to have our beautiful baby boy. He was born 6 weeks early but aside from being a little small, you’d never know. We recently bought a new house, which sits on 30 acres in the country!

I work full time and am debating going back to school. When I’m not working, cooking, cleaning, playing with my son, or hanging out with my husband, I like to craft. I love working with clay to make little charms and things, but I also sew, bake, play with papercrafts, build furniture, and anything else I wake up and decide I want to do. I also love watching movies and for some reason, Frozen pretty much plays on repeat at our house.

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This post is another entry for Manda’s A Day in the Life linkup. Feel free to view my previous entries.

Today was Tuesday, a work day.

How To Make Your Way to Work

  • Wake up at 6:30am.
  • Feel awesome.
  • Get out of bed eventually, and eventually make the 7:34am bus.
  • Catch the train at the station once the bus gets there.

There was very little to do to get ready, and I was surprised I was quicker than usual. I guess I didn’t put too much unnecessary thought into my outfit.

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Lilian and I went to see Love, Rosie at the cinema yesterday morning. I had won the tickets from some little competition they were having in our office building. I would have bought tickets anyway, even if I hadn’t won. Love, Rosie is based on the book Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern, and it is one of my favourite books.

I remember reading the book in a department store when I was bored and following my mum around. I saw the cover of the book, and was interested, so I began reading it. It was the first Cecelia Ahern book I read. I was in love with it from the first page, but I was reluctant to buy it because I didn’t really like to buy books for a one-time read. I can’t remember whether I finished reading it in the store or went to the local library to read the rest, but I know I went to the library anyway – whether it was to finish reading or to have a second read – it was that good.

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Last week we had a little event at work for the Melbourne Cup. The Melbourne Cup is a horse race held in Melbourne, Australia. The prize money is generally pretty huge, which is why it is a pretty big deal. People dress up quite nicely for the Melbourne Cup, and I’m personally not a hundred percent aware of the reason. The fashion aspect sort of came about in 1962, according to Wikipedia.

Large elaborate hats, and more recently, fascinators, are practically a requirement for the ladies, with men dressed in suits and ties. My mum had a handful of fascinators lying around from last time she had attended a Melbourne Cup event so I borrowed one. I was debating between a small suede hat with net, and a small straw hat with feathers. I went for the former, since the suede seemed to better match the shoes I wanted to wear.

FF Melbourne Cup-1

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I actually got my October shipment of the Helene Jewels Arm Party Club early in November. Helene Jewelry aims to send you affordable pieces of “arm candy” each month.

I chose the Professional + Conservative style combination for my six-month subscription, and this is the first bracelet I got from it. I had previously chosen the Anywhere + Trendsetter combination, but decided to change so I could wear more classy pieces to the office/work.

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