Friday, December 17, 2010

Homemade Christmas Gifts can be Cool!

So i was struggling with what to get my Dad for Christmas.
Then I came across this website, who it turns out I had used years before when they sold their blocks off trademe. The people are awesomely nice and helpful and wanted to make sure I did my blocks the best I could... (after I may or may not have screwed it up once before). I forgot to take a photo before I wrapped them up.. but these are the 4 pics I used on the blocks for Dad. I went with a kiwiana theme as it represents my Dad and he loves a good winebago. And here the website link if you're in NZ. Although I'm sure they would be keen to expand overseas if given the chance! I really can't rave enough about these guys. And I got a free picture block Christmas Tree Ornament with my order! Which was shipped for free too of course! What an affordable awesome present. I will definately be using them again in the future. X

I also went a little nuts on homemade birthday presents this month with 3 friends getting Michael Jackson or Jimmy Page paintings for Christmas. So far well received!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Star Spotting

Ben Harper performs with Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam at the Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park in London.


Jay-Z performs at the Barclaycard Wireless Festival at Hyde Park in London.


Lady Gaga crowd surfs during the Semi Precious Weapons performance at Lollapalooza


Eminem and Jay-Z perform at Comerica Park in Detroit.


Yoko Ono and Lady Gaga perform together during the We Are Plastic Ono Band event in Los Angeles. What a crazy kooky cool collaboration!!

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Katy Perry performing at the Victoria Secret Fashion Show in NYC.
What I would give to go to something as epic as that.
She's like a cutesy Lady GaGa. She's grown on me.
Team Katy!

Pike River

Just want to say, my heart goes out to all those affected by the Pike River Mine tragedy. So close to home it really puts things in perspective. Such an utter tragedy.
Lost but not forgotten.

My new baby

The new addition to our family.
A little kitty for the big kitty to play with,
We figure we can just tell people we have one kitty since they look identical.
No more 'cat lady' whispers for me!

My favourite day of the year

Guy Fawkes - my backyard.

Friday, November 5, 2010


I really wish this whole 'got milk?' campaigne was in NZ, i love seeing the stars like we haven't before. Have I mentioned the media train that is my guilty pleasure!

Disney sweethead Demi Lovato is in a rehabilitation facility being treated for physical and psychological discomfort.
One can only imagine how much stress she's under. I hope she makes a full recovery...

Hello Kitty

I have become a little secretly obsessed with Hello Kitty lately. I can't help it. I'm not really about the pink girly stuff, but it's all just so cute! I found these adorable wallpapers for my computer just to gay it up a bit.
What you think? Cuuuuute yes.

Ever wondered why New Zealand is so good at rugby?
Well try running with fish n chips in the rain.
- My boyfriend

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cher Lloyd, Xfactor QUEEN

I am honestly in love with this girl. She is so gangsta and rockin and just epic. She rides the fine line between trashy and pulling it off. I call her gank. Don't even ask why. She's 16 and I highly recommend youtubing this chick. She is the future of rap mixed with pop music. She has found individuality in a world filled with stereotypes and chlones. It's so rare. And I rep her for doin her own thing and pulling it off to a high frikkin standard. Considering we don't have Xfactor here I doubt many people know about her right now, I don't doubt for a second she will make it big. You heard it here first. Go Cher!

Monday, October 25, 2010

New Age Promos. Go Advertising

I'm a big fan of cool advertising campaigns.
Check out this awesome wrinkle cream poster for Deracine. They used aluminium foil to give the wrinkle impression and you can actually walk up to the poster and rub out the wrinkles by hand. Cool huh. Im all about the interactive advertising too!

This is an anvert for bulletproof windows in India.

And... the new ad campaigne for Man vs. Wild. You know... the tv show with the babe guy becoming not so babe-like when he starts peeing on his clothes to keep them cold and eating scorpian tales... this pizza is very appropriate.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

We become what we experience.

The end of an era... *sniff*

I will never forget the Christmas I wanted a walkman. I hinted and left 'Dear Santa' notes for my parents... let's just say I made it very clear what I wanted under that tree, come Christmas morning. When that fateful morning did arrive, what did I get.. some beach towels and a sticker making kit. Lucky, lucky me. What did my big brother get? A walkman. This was common in my family, I don't blame my brother, he can't help if he was born gifted at everything. A little piece of me died inside. I. Was. Gutted.

Later on my parents told me that my Aunt and Uncle had told Mum that they were going to buy me a walkman. I got a stuffed Anne Geddes toy. It was a baby disguised as a ladybird. Man.. ripped off.

So this story is obviously sparked from somewhere.

Sony has announced that the batch of walkmans they made in April will be there last.
Walkmans will be no more. They have been making them for 30 years. Since 1979, 200 million walkmans have been sold. Surprisingly I thought there could have been more.
The legend will live on. In 20 years they'll be antiques and I'll be dying to get my hands on one.. I'm still in search of a working polaroid camera! Help!

Corsair Bay

Today is my official one year anniversary with my cuteness of a boyfriend. Since it's labour day.. which means a day off work for the ol' common folk such as myself, we went on a picnic. We went off track and found a hidden spot on a cliff side surrounded by bush. It was barely big enough for us to sit down but it was so tranquil I didn't want to leave. And with it being the hottest day of the year the sky and harbour were so blue!!

Hope you enjoyed my pickytures!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Innovative Wedding Ideas

I have found the coolest wedding ever. It has blown my traditional ideas out the window and made me fall in love with the country fair idea. I love how it seems to just suit them so much. The bright colours and gorgeous detail just blew me away.
Check it out in the link below.

Road Rage Apologies

Have you ever felt really bad when you've cut someone off and you cringe and say "sorry!" outloud, when you know there is no way they can hear your heartfelt apology.
Well bloggifers, look what this little genious came up with...

I want one!

Taylors Mistake

Today is Saturday and we got off to a bad start. My lazyness has had a bad effect on my lovely caring and adorable boyfriend. So I've sucked it up and have made a vow to myself to get fit. So off we went to Taylors Mistake. A beautiful beach hidden behind a hill past the city. We went upto the Godley Peak lookout track. A young mum who my boyfriend knew through friends met a bad end there so it was quite a moment mixed with some sadness and some awe of the amazing beauty of the cove. I somehow forgot about the burning sensation in my thighs at that stage and just took in everything around me. We're off to the Band Together concert in Hagley Park soon to check out some bands. It's a free concert of all NZ's top music acts to cheer up our quake shakin town! (still rockin day and night here!) Here are some photos from today...

I want to buy one of those cute kiwi bachs!!!!!