Saturday, September 25, 2010

wear sunscreen

the dance academy girls finally got to perform the dance i made up for them this term. it isn't the most stellar dancing you'll ever see, but i think we all had fun doing it.

i'm working on uploading the front-on version of the video, but check out the side-on version for now.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

switch n bitch n more

/ puzzle board via swissmiss /

yesterday i had a great time attending my first 'switch and bitch', an event organised by a group of ladies that includes my boss miriam. the event is basically a big clothes swap (or books, bath and body products or whatever!) and if there are any fights over who gets a particular piece of clothing, the group votes who looks best in it and that person gets it. whatever pieces of clothes are leftover at the end of the night that no one wants get taken to the charity shop. it was such great fun and i came back with as many clothes as i went with! of course there was wine and food there as well. i made mini pumpkin pies, but they weren't nearly as good in mini form.

/ elegant ethologist dress on modcloth /

one of the best pieces i got was a skirt with a pattern kind of similar to the dress above. i'll likely wear it tomorrow, so i'll have to take a few pics to share.

in other good news, the venue for the u.s. engagement party has been booked! now comes the fun part - deciding on the food, cake and decorations :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

with distinction

/ the final copies /

did i mention i'm graduating with distinction? and ivabs (the department i was in at massey) even sent me a pen as a memento of all the wonderful times i had there...

Monday, September 13, 2010

perfect colours

i've been browsing the wedding blogs like crazy lately for some colour inspiration. the venue is a rustic, earth-toned winery and i love the neutral browns and greens, but i also love in your face, rich colour so i've been trying to figure out how i can get the two to work together. and then i stumbled on these few pics on poppies and posies.

the mix of bold darks and lights balanced with greens is exactly the kind of style i'm going for. glam but fun. all i need is a bit more red and i will be even more in love :)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


/ door at top of christchurch cathedral /

just heard on the news that the christchurch cathedral might have some cracks from the big quake on the weekend. i suppose it's pretty amazing that it could survive unscathed while many historic buildings are being bulldozed. it looks like quite a mess! apparently there are still some significant tremors going on and smaller ones even up in the north island, luckily none here.

Friday, September 3, 2010

pets and puffins

/ i like you threadless design /

ross participated in the annual spca fundraiser cupcake day this week, raising $262.60 for the spca.

our cat is still leaving us presents pretty much everywhere but the litter box. he was doing really well for about 3 days, and then right back where we started... grrrrr!

go vote for baltimore aquarium's new puffin chick's name. i voted for phil :)