30 November 2013

November Highlights

I am so excited to get December and the Christmas season underway that I thought I would do a recap of November a day early.  So here are some further pics to the adventures I had in November.

Love this dress - Can imagine wearing this in summer

Sunset from my balcony

Baseball season is back. Go Pirates

Surprise trip to mums - always need travel food

Off on a quad bike adventure at mums

Another beautiful sunset from my balcony - this one reflecting off the new building down the street

Another dress I love the look of. Cam imagine this for parties in summer

Early Xmas presents for mum

Homemade Orzo salad with the addition of fresh tomato - yummy

Baseball and country picnic food - Gluten free chocolate cupcakes and egg and bacon pies

On our way King Valley

The amazing view at Dal Zotto winery in King Valley

where we enjoyed amazing food

and drinks while listening to great live music in the sun. 

Sunset on our way home from King Valley

Been strapping on my runners lots this month as I run about 4kms 3 times a week with a girlfriend at 6.30 in the morning

Love the look of this hairstyle complete with flower

A pop of neon lipstick

Salmon nicoise salad from Temperance Hotel on Chapel Street

Jamie Oliver's Salmon Fritters and Zucchinni salad made by me

The amazing winning cake from the Paris to Provence Festival at Como House

New trees for the garden

Sunset from the balcony- summer is on its way

And then the rain comes in a day later

Loving these sparkly shoes

How was your November  Did you mange to pack in as many adventures as I did? Bring on the craziness that is December.


29 November 2013

Another Quote & Thoughts on Happiness

In searching for a topic to post about today I came across this quote and thought that we should all live by this!

It's so true. It's about being brave and taking that step even if you don't know what's next or if it will work out. But to me, that's better than staying still, living in fear, wondering what if and ultimately being unhappy.

Your wilderness may be the bush, the big city or just another suburb. But reaching out and just taking hold of your possible future is really the only option.

For me I would rather take a risk and end up poor but happy than life a stagnant, boring, safe life and end up with money but be so unhappy that I can't ever enjoy it.

Some things in life don't have a 'right' answer or a safe option if your happiness is being compromised. Sometimes life puts obstacles or new adventures in your path and you have no choice. So why not embrace the new and unknown and just go for it? Yes, at times you need to have some form of sense and reality. (we can't just go buy a $1.5mil house if we can't get a loan or pay it back) But why not take on a $500k loan and live in place that feels like home. Who cares if you eat pasta for the first 12 months while you figure out how to pay it off? You are living the dream, you're together and you can make it work. 

You never really know things about yourself until you are out of your comfort zone. But if putting yourself out there helps you achieve a dream then its worthy he risk. Why live a life full of regrets, wishes or dreams if you are just too scared to try? Seriously what's the worst that can happen?

There is always a way to make it work. If you have your health, family and friends then you can make anything work. 

I say life is too short to be unhappy. Embrace life's challenges, aim high, leap with some part of plan and just give it a try!!!! You don't need a whole plan, just some common sense and a drive to make it work. What is the worst that cane happen?


27 November 2013

Recent Adventures

A busy month has seen me having lots of wonderful big and small adventures. A thought a little recap would hopefully explain my rather spasmodic posting of late!

Its Baseball season again so Sunday morning are spent following the Under 14s team around.

Impromptu visit to Mum's meant travel food on the way

One of the many stunning views from Mum's place

Almost summer nights on the balcony with drinks

Cruise for Charity fund-raising event in Warragul
Trip to King Valley region for scenic drive and some fabulous wine, food and music

Then it was off to the French Festival with Mum for an french experience complete with cake shaped like the characters from Ratatouille

It's been a busy few weeks! Bring on summer holidays and a few weeks off.


26 November 2013

Today's Quote

Saw this quote today and it just summed up how I feel. Hope everyone is off having awesome adventures like I have.


14 November 2013

Matching Shoes with your outfit

I have a thing for collecting images of things that catch my eye especially int eh fashion world. I thought it would be fun to match up some of my favourite current looks with some shoes I am loving. (please note that any fashion mistakes are my own)

A pop of neon with 

An over the top ruffle

Review - Elegance with

Louboutin magic

Girly flare teamed with

A pop of sparkles from Milk & Honey Shoes

Review - Understated blue with

Luscious stripes from Milk & Honey Shoes

What do you think? Do I pass fashion school for this week? Would you wear any of these combinations?


12 November 2013

The Month That Was …. October

Another month gone. Goodbye October and hello November. Where is the year going?

A look back over my photos made me realise it was a busy month! Here is a picture tour through my October. What did you get up too?

Sunset from my balcony

Fundraising at the Deni Ute Muster

Amazing food cooked by new friends

The Big Strawberry on the way back from Deniliquin

Outfit from Witchery that I love

The ever changing weather in Melbourne

Beautiful colours of sunset

Table centrepiece candy bar at a fundraising lunch

Fundraising Dessert

Another look I would love to own

My favourite tomato, feta and herb salad 

The outdoor room I saw as part of an Open Garden event raising funds for the National Gallery of Victoria

Crazy sideways rain

 The much anticipated Zumbo patisserie just round the corner from my place

Another fundraising event - Walk to Cure Diabetes - around Albert Park Lake

This is me - running around 3 mornings a week and a personal training session each week - bring on summer

Beautiful rainbow over Richmond


Homemade chocolate macarons!

Homemade Lemon Curd - 2nd batch for the month

Another look i love

A busy month of fundraising events, changeable weather, food and exercise. Phew, no wonder I enjoyed a long weekend over Melbourne Cup as it looks like I needed it!

Looking forward to seeing how November goes. More fundraising events, family and travel to come.