Tuesday, September 30, 2014

An Australian Bucket List

So I'm a tad ashamed to admit that in my two months in Australia, I haven't made it to many places outside of Sydney (Mind you, Sydney has a million and one amazing things to do). I have been super busy with my new job and I am looking forward to ticking these 23 things off within the year. Home girl better get down to business!

1. Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef

2. New Years at Sydney Opera House

3. Bondi to Coogee Coastal Walk

There was a saltwater pool on top of the ocean!
Check out the graffiti of Bondi Boardwalk!

4. Get a pet koala

5. Hike Crystal Shower Falls Rainforest

6. The Twelve Apostles, via The Great Ocean Road

7. Whitsunday Island

8. Hang with king penguins

9. Swim in a PINK lake

10. Surfing at Manly Beach

11. Melbourne cricket game

12. Front row at a rugby (+ footy) game

13. Sunset dancing with aboriginees

14. Indulge at a sausage sizzle

15. Yarra Valley Winery

16. Shell Beach

17. Harbour Bridge Climb

18. Hike the Blue Mountains

19. Jenolan Caves

20. Befriend a kangaroo jack

21. Watch the sun set over Uluru

22. Vivid

23. Marry a man with a sexy Aussie accent

Think I can conquer it all in 12 months? Perhaps I'll need another year...

Monday, September 29, 2014

Operation Beautiful V.33

 As expected, I received overwhelming interest in my Operation Beautiful project. Thus, the showcase will roll out 3 lovely ladies each Monday as long as I receive entries.

This project is to make you think, ponder, appreciate the simple things about yourself, that add up and make you truly beautiful. The smaller qualities that you adore about yourself, like your lips or eyes, that make you feel pretty on the worst of days.

This project is about your talents, your secret hidden abilities, your amazing personalities. Those quirks which make you, uniquely you. And, I sincerely hope that after you read through the finished product to discover how these other ladies feel about themselves, you can spend the rest of the day, sincerely feeling great about yourself.

If you feel vulnerable, insecure, or hesitant to send in an entry, don't be! We're in this together. It will hopefully make you realize a few things about yourself. This will by far be one of my favorite posts I'll ever do on this blog, and I won't even write it, you guys will. Take it away ladies!

I feel most beautiful whensomeone says that I look like my mom, she's the prettiest lady I know :)
My favorite physical feature is my... height... it took my a long time to be okay with being tall, but once I realized how to make it work for me I fell in love with my long legs. 
Something non-physical that I love about myself is...my independence. I have a new found courage that allows me to really explore the things that I love.
I'm happiest when... I'm not thinking about the next thing I need to do and just living in the moment. It took me a long time to realize how important the little things are and I wouldn't give back that lesson for anything!

I feel most beautiful when I'm laughing or with my hair flipped all over the place. 

My favorite physical feature is my...
My eyes. I've always been told I have big eyes, probably because I'm making silly faces and stretching them out. Still, I feel like they have a little sparkle to them and reveal a lot about me. 
Something non-physical that I love about myself is...My laugh (as mentioned above). I laugh easily and at everything, it's such a huge part of who I am.

I'm happiest when...I'm outside in the sunshine or listening to some rap beats and dancing.

I feel most beautiful wheni am getting ready for the day.  i love how makeup "paints your face" and even a good shower can make you feel beautiful.  i also feel beautiful when i am with children.  there is just something about seeing myself through their eyes.
 My favorite physical feature is my...my hair and my eyes.  my thick hair can be a bit of a frustration at times (especially when it is summer and so hot out - its like a thick blanket!) but other times i love how thick and wavy it is.  and i love my "piercing" blue eyes. at least, people tell me they are piercing!
 Something non-physical that I love about myself is...my ability to love and be kind to all people equally.  everyone deserves kindness and respect, no matter their beliefs or lifestyle.

I'm happiest when... I am reading a gossip magazine or am with my husband.  gossip magazines are so much fun and i love getting the dirt on celebrities lives! i used to call it my guilty pleasure, but i decided there is nothing guilty about it. oh, and blogging makes me happy of course!

Interested on being featured in future rounds?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sh*t not to say to a blogger

We get it, blogging is a weird hobby. No need to hassle us about it!
Are you going to blog about this later?

Do you just sit on your computer all day? Don't you have a job?
Enough arranging your food, can we just eat? And must you Instagram every meal?
So you have imaginary friends? Wait you've met them in real life? Do they like you? Haven't you heard of the Craigslist killer?
You are okay with complete strangers reading about your life?

What is a blog?

So it's like a diary?

You have multiple twitter accounts? 

You have how many fans? Are you famous?
What do you write about? HARDEST question to answer in the world.
Don’t have more important things to be doing? 

You get paid to lolly-gag on social media?

Can I get a follow back? F4F?

Do we have to go to Target again?

Are you a writer?

Wait, people pay to sit on your sidebar and look pretty?

No. more. selfies. We know what your face looks like.

So you're telling me you get sent free stuff just to talk about it? How can I get free stuff?

Wait, didn't blogging go out in the 90's? Do you remember Xanga?

If you review our service for free we *may* feature you on our website.

Can I enter your giveaway? Wait I have to follow people?

Which glass of wine are you on?

Now tell me, what are you sick of hearing as a blogger?