Wednesday, January 30, 2013

SAG Awards Fashion Hits and Misses

There was a LOT of colour at the SAG Awards. Thank goodness. It made things so much more interesting than the Golden Globes red carpet.

First, I'll let you take in....this.

I don't understand what Kevin McHale was going for here, but I don't think he quite got it. It looks like Dracula Couture. He looks like he's thinking about biting someone.

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Monday Morning Melody - Meiko

ARG! Internet issues mean I haven't been able to get online until just now. This is distressing because I haven't been able to post this song, and because I haven't been able to look at the SAG Award fashion!

So here - listen to this super cute song from Meiko, which I first heard late last year. It's boppy and sweet.

Okay, and also I forgot that today was Monday, since it's a public holiday here and having my husband home from work made me think it was still Sunday. Pin It

Friday, January 25, 2013

Fun Friday Links

Happy Friday, everyone! Especially happy for Australians because it's a long weekend to celebrate Australia Day. Eat lots of lamingtons, meat pies pavlovas, and vegemite, people! But not all at once. Because that would be the worst mix of flavours in the world.

Let's look at some links!

- A baby elephant was born at Melbourne Zoo this past week. Please enjoy these ADORABLE pictures of it having a swim.

- Mad Men Season 6 promo pics. Joan looks amazing, as always.

- The President was sworn in this week, but it was the First Lady and the.....First Daughters(?) stole the show. I love that family.

- Let's laugh at celebrity year book photos. They're dorks, just LIKE US.

- I love Pinterest. BUT. I love Pinterest Fail even more. Ooh, and this one.

Enjoy your weekend, people! Pin It

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Adventures in Cooking - Cupcake Decorating

Last week I did a cupcake decorating class. It was a Living Social special and as soon as I saw it I snapped it up because it was for the cake place I got my wedding cake from. And where I got my thirtieth birthday cupcakes from. And where I got my mum's sixtieth birthday cake from. And where two of my friends get their cakes from. In short, they do THE most delicious cakes there. The decorating is gorgeous, the cakes are moist and delicious, no matter which flavour you choose, and as someone who doesn't love a lot of cake, I could eat an entire wedding cake from them without batting an eyelid.

So. Even though this was my first time doing proper cake decorating and they don't look very professional, it was super fun!

I did decorate six cupcakes, but my husband and I ate three of them. They were chocolate mud, in case you were wondering (you were. Admit it).

Working with the icing was so much easier than I thought. And to do all these little things, you just need a variety of stencils and cutters.

This ribbon rose was a bit harder to create, and it's sitting on a love heart that I didn't position properly so you can't see it, but it was still fun to create.

This bow was my favourite one to create. It was so unbelievably simple, but it looks so adorable. Done in pink or blue, or another pastel colour, I think it would be perfect for baby showers, kitchen teas, and birthday parties. I really want to recreate these first I think.

In summary, cupcake decorating is fun and now I want to decorate ALL THE THINGS. Pin It

Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday Morning Melody - OneRepublic

I don't know what people think about OneRepublic these days, but I heard their song, Good Life, on the radio a while ago and really liked it.

It's just a nice song. Good background music, I think. A nice way to start your Monday. Pin It

Friday, January 18, 2013

Fun Friday Links

My first Fun Friday Links for 2013! Let's just get stuck into them, shall we?

- It's Summer in Australia, which means that in most places it is HOTTER THAN THE SUN RIGHT NOW. See photo evidence of this right here.

- This list of confessions from people in the creative/advertising field is hilarious. If you haven't ever done something like number eight then I don't know what to say to you.

- Jennifer Lawrence is way more hilarious than I realised, especially after reading this list of the 25 best Jennifer Lawrence quotes from 2012. Number three is my favourite.

- Weirdly creepy or super adorable? You decide: kid versions of celebrity fashion from the Golden Globes. I think the girl playing Halle Berry would be a hoot to hang out with.

- Meet Rino, a little girl from Japan. Her mother makes food from all over the world, then videos Rino (and sometimes her baby brother Yuuma) eating it. The results? ADORABLE.

- Keep up to date with Boredom Abounds By Julia by becoming a fan on Facebook. Also, I'm on Pinterest as BoredomAbounds - I have many, many delicious recipes pinned. 

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

2013 Golden Globes Fashion - Hits and Misses

Award season is upon us! I felt like there weren't as many TV stars at the Golden Globes this year. Maybe that's because Glee wasn't nominated for anything, so there weren't forty eight bright young things parading down the red carpet. I don't know.

What I do know is that I really, really hope this photo was capturing Ben Affleck about to breakdance in an attempt to distract everyone from the fact that he and his wife, Jennifer Garner, ACTUALLY WALKED THE RED CARPET TOGETHER.

While Ben gets his groove on, let's jump straight into the fashion, shall we?

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Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday Morning Melody - Icona Pop

This is so not a song I would normally enjoy, but I keep hearing it in the car on the radio and then it's stuck in my head for the rest of the day. It's I Don't Care by Icona Pop (ft. Charli XCX), and I bet if you have a listen, you will find it oddly addictive.


I'm going to try and blog more in 2013 - last year I was busy with our new baby, who is now NINE MONTHS OLD. So, we'll see how it goes. If you were a regular reader I hope you'll be able to start stopping by again! If you're new, welcome!

Coming tomorrow - Golden Globes fashion hits and misses. Pin It