You'll be hearing from me !!

I have decided to participate in February's Photo a Day Challenge !

Exciting, isnt it ?

There are 2 ways to follow my photos, either on my twitter (which can be found here) or as a daily post on this very blog !!

I figure i'll explain each photo a little more in the blogpost version, while on twitter i'll just post the photo with the #FEBphotoaday hashtag

If you would like to take part in the photo a day challenge, this is the daily list !!
Simply use it as inspiration for each days photo !!

I'm so looking forward to starting this
Bring on Feb-ru-ary

the wager...

M & i have made a bet...

If i can make it to December 31 without mentioning, asking about or generally hinting towards getting engaged then he is going to buy me an iPad !!

Cray-cray !!

I can totally do it, man i want that iPad bad, not as bad as i want to prove that i CAN think about things other than getting engaged hehehe

He knows i only say it because of how much i love him, i dont ever put the pressure on

M also said something along the lines of 'can you please stop mentioning it & forget about it happening...i dont want it to be at the front of your mind'

Because i'm a girl, i totally & completely read into that

Anyway, fingers crossed i'm posting off an iPad in like 11 months time !!

Something i noticed...

When i'm nervous i snack ALOT !!

Today i started my new job, and all last night i was snacking non stop
I already snack enough as it is, but last night was bad

In summary, i ate:
- a couple of handfuls of Ruffles chips (thanks to Costco i have a jumbo size bag)
- 15 or so dark chocolate bullets
- 2 ferrero rochers
- half a container of black bean noodle takeaway
- 3 or 4 small chocolate pieces from a box of aldi chocolates
- a piece of crunch chocolate

and that was about it
in my defense, i didn't eat dinner so i guess that explains some of my need for consumption

the new job went great anyway, so i had nothing to worry about
i was struggling to find an outfit which was stressing me out
& i procrastinate when nervous too, so that didnt help at all

Fail !!


The other weekend we went to the new Ikea store at Tempe (Sydney).
We were mainly looking for some livingroom furniture, in chocolate brown

The new store is soooo huge, so 'shiny' & so new
I went with M, my parents & my sister
Everyone goes nuts for the meatballs there, i love them too but am a vegetarian so i had chips & gravy instead (very vegetarian) After eating, we began searching !
Have you ever noticed how many pregnant people there are at Ikea ?
It's so cute, because the children's range is super fun !

Anyway we tested out alot of couches & tried to visualise them in our new house, in the end we bought 4 items from the Hemnes collection

Hemnes TV Stand
Hemnes Tv Stand (with a Tv on it, our Tv is way cuter)
Hemnes Coffee Table

Hemnes Bookcase

We also bought a matching shelf, but there weren't any picture on the try to visualise hehehe now i'm so excited to build all the furniture and style it with our own personal touches, like books, photos, trinkets & candles.
Some of the other things we bought were glass christmas ornaments, snowflake glasses, an ironing board & some straws

It's very easy to wander around in Ikea & pick up a trolley load of 'must haves', there were a few things i forgot to get (i.e. latte glasses, salad bowls & lighting strips) luckily when we were shopping at Ikea, they had a free giftcard promotion, so i have an excuse to go back for all the things i forgot and probably more

So excited for more homewares !! i wonder, is this what's called nesting ?