Friday, August 22, 2014

Happy Birthday Hubby!

The title says it all. KC turned 29 on Tuesday.

So in honour of his birthday, I thought I would share my favourite things about the man for Friday faves.

meet @ the barre

1. He is smart. 
Seriously, he has all the knowledge. Don't think you can beat him at trivia, I promise he will win.

2. He is selfless.
Really, the man lets me do pretty much anything I want and never complains. So when he does put his foot down, I listen.

3. He is hilarious.
His favourite thing to do is make people laugh, and he's really good at it. I am not a laugh out loud kind of girl, so when I do burst out laughing he gets this super silly happy grin on his face and says 'I made you laugh' and it's all around adorable, mmk.

4. We are so similar.
Seriously, who would have thought there was someone out there that loved subtitles as much as me? Or cats (he didn't know he liked them before he met me). Or reading. When we broke up for a spell in 2011, all I could think of was 'but he likes to reeeaaaddd (sobbing voice)'.

5. He likes me, he really likes me.
And sometimes it still blows my mind. He is so nice to me, all the time. I'm a crazy nutter sometimes, very demanding and emotional, and he just sits there and loves me and likes me all the same. So, he's a keeper.

Here's to the next 29 years, munchkin.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I really, really, really, really need help guys.

I want some 'combat' boots. Meaning, I want flat ankle boots that are a bit taller than normal ankle boots. Does that make sense? Not actually doing any Kombat.

Aren't they cool?
Ok, so thats how the infinity scarf should fit??
Outfits+with+Leggings+and+Boots | Combat Boots photo Hannah Scott's photos - Buzznet
Have: thick scarf in cream/red, combat boots in brown/red, oversized cardigan in cream  gray  light brown, stockings in black, brown, opaque black Need: black or jeans shorts, jacket
i've been liking the beanie + bedhead hair combo lately, super cute. her scarf looks nice and i like the slouchy boots. she looks a touch chilly though.
Every girl needs a great pair of Steve Madden Combat Boots to go with any winter outfit!
This but my army green shirt with leggings my combat boots and a cream scarf :)
combat boots outfit fall
#scarf #combat #boots
via - can i just be this girl she is so freaking cute
Red scarf, coat, black shirt, denim skinnies and brown combat boots
This outfit is beyond words!!<3 Never have I ever hit a like button so fast!~Kicking The Celing's Artemis T.
black beanie, tan circle scarf, black sweater, brown bag and combat boots, black skinnies

I think they would be perfect for winter, especially NYC. So, what do I need help with? Besides my shopping addiction and materialistic personality? Well, see for yourself.

JustFab has two pairs of combat boots and I like them both. Blake and Dustin.

I think I like the black Dustin's and the brown Blake's. What do you think?

Brown or Black? Blake or Dustin?

Please help a crazy person.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Thoughts on... Guest Posts.

I have done a few guest posts. I've even had people over at my place.

The thoughts that go through my head when I want to ask someone to do a guest post are pretty simple.

Should I ask someone to guest post? What if they say no? What if they think it's beneath them?

Ok I did it. I asked. Now to wait.

OMG they said yes because I'm not bloggy friends with assbutts.

And of course, it's ahhmazing, because they are ahhmazing.

Pretty short list, right?

Sometimes I see guest posts over at bloggers I luh-ove and I get all butt hurt for a second that they didn't ask me.

But I get over it, because the process I go through when someone does ask me is a wee bit more stressful.

Firstly I get an email from an incredibly sweet blogger that I obviously love. I read it, and immediately get nervous scared excited.

Maybe they have the wrong person. Or they are playing a trick on me.

No, they wouldn't do that. Relax. Respond.

I say something like 'oh of course, but are you sure? don't you like your readers?'

No really, After they say yes because why would they have asked otherwise, I either go on my merry way with or without a topic in hand. No worries, mate!

When really, ALL THE WORRIES.

Seriously, what am I supposed to write? How am I supposed to be funny or witty or good with the words?

I devote all my energy and come up with what I feel is barely passable as an okay post.
Attach it to email, stare at email for like 5 minutes, close my eyes and hit send.

Oh shit. I should have looked at it one more time. What if there is a spelling error, or something stupid?

What if they think it's stupid and don't want to put it on their blog? I might cry. I think about sending another email to say 'just kidding! the real one is coming..' but they have already responded something sweet and lovely about how they love it.

Guess I can stop stressing now, right?

I still have to please the readers. But hey, if the blogger likes it, that's all that matters right?

No, but what if the readers hate it? What if my readers hate it? Ok, now I'm really stressing.

The day comes. I get up a wee bit earlier to check. My post went on time, the guest post went on time. Ok, ok.. oh, what a sweet intro. oh, the comments are nice. oh, everyone is so sweet! Making me blush a bit here.

Well, go me right? Otherwise there would be no post today, and the blogger that asked me clearly didn't want that, so yay me.

Seriously, I love blogland. I might never leave. You people are nicer than real life people.

Ta ta for now!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Guilty Pleasures; #GuiltyTotalSocial

Ooh, today's #totalsocial with Helene and Sarah might be favourite yet. Guilty pleasures, don't mind if I do.

I actually already had a post scheduled today, because I was all productive and shit, about my pros & cons of living in the US. It is a post that I have been scared to post since early July, and I keep scheduling and rescheduling it. I finally said, right, that's it. Not moving it again, if people hate you and take it the wrong way, whatevs.

But then Helene reminded me of the #totalsocial and then she said guilty pleasures, I mean, c'mon. How could I not. So the pros & cons of an aussie in america has been postponed again, so you all won't boycott my blog and hate me just yet. Hopefully.

Oh my god, moving on Kristen the rambler. Shut up already.

Ruffles chips + lays ranch dip. 

Hot damn, at one point I was eating 1 'party' size packet of chips and a thing of dip almost every day. I don't let myself buy these unless KC is out for the night because I will eat the entire thing and no judging is allowed.

all day erryday
The Polar Bear King.

This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I don't even remember how I came across it, I saw it as a child and it stuck in my memory for so many years, when the internet came around, I googled 'polar bear prince magic' or something and found it. Bought it off amazon and it is as horrible as it was then, but I seriously watch it every couple of months. The dubbing is awful, the acting is worse.. I freaking love it.

Pride & Prejudice variations & sequels.

Yeah. We all know I love P&P but I love the variations & sequels almost as much, especially the ones by Abigail Reynolds. I read these, and re-read them immediately after. Can't get enough. I have every single book on this list on my kindle, plus I own some of them in real books.

Singing and dancing around the house like a fool

Preferably when I am alone, it gets old when someone is watching thinking you're a tool. I don't even dance really, I just kind of shake my butt and do a lot of hand movements whilst singing horribly. It is the best.

Kate Middleton.

Why can't we be besties? Girlfriend is flawless.

Snickers Blizzards. 

Just thinking about one seriously makes me go like this 

Whipped cream

We weren't allowed whipped cream when we were younger because we didnt understand moderation, and I still don't as an adult. My mother in law always buys extra whipped cream for me.

Hot baths

My mum would always draw a bath for us and it was always way too hot, because it had to do for 3 kids, and I was always first. So I got used to it, and now I love getting in a scalding hot bath. I hate hate hate hate when the water gets even 'warm' so instead of topping it up with hot water and an astronomical water bill, I only stay in for like 5 minutes.


Just like mummy made them. Doritos, beans (sometimes meat), melted cheese + sour cream plus some extra sour cream. KC hates that I eat these because doritos for dinner is apparently not healthy and doritos are more expensive than boring plain tortilla chips.

I promise this a small plate it just looks really big.

I couldn't even begin to scratch the surface of how much I like older music. Elvis, Cher, Bette Midler, Freda Payne, Bobby Darin, The Four Tops, Meatloaf, almost everything on the Guardians soundtrack.. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.. seriously. Thousands more.

Calamity Jane + Howard Keel.

My nana used to love this movie. I watched it so much as a kidlet she threw away the video because she was so sick of it.

Disney movies!

I love most disney movies, but my two faves are Beauty & the Beast and The Little Mermaid. I could watch both of these day in, day out, I know all the words (talking and singing) and they make me laugh and cry like I was a kidlet again. Fun factarino, Beauty & the Beast was the very first movie I ever saw in the cinema, just me and mummy and it was right before I started kindergarten, just shy of 5 years old.

Oh, and I totally don't feel guilty about any of these.

Helene in Between

What are your guilty pleasures?