Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A big list of good and fun things

I know I said I wouldn't be writing another post for a while, but I decided I couldn't leave things as they were. What sort of a bloody sad sack am I? Well no more, no more I say! Enough is enough, I can't be feeling sorry for myself forever! It's time for the bright side.

Things are actually pretty great in life at the moment. Here's a list to prove it!

1. I'm going to freaking China!
Yes, I'll be a zillion trillion miles away from my kidlets, but I won't have to put up with hearing them arguing over the most ridiculous things ("Jesse! Give me back my pen!" "But you weren't even using it!" "But it's mine! I didn't say you could use it!" "Oh who cares Ryleah?" "I care! Aaarrrh!"), I won't have to be getting them up for school every morning and tell them every 5 seconds to get ready, I'll only have myself to think about! I'll have my own hotel room! I only have to pack my bags!

2. I have a new book
Bossypants by Tina Fey. The funniest woman in the world, I love her.

3. I won something...again!
Last month I won these ace shoes from Twins for Peace, via a giveaway at The Beetle Shack. Itt came as quite a shock as I never win anything ever! So imagine my excitement when I won this totally awesome print from Urban Road! *Squeal!*

It should arrive any day now! I just have to find the perfect place for it...

4. New hair!

Of course. I just can't help myself.

Please excuse my giant hands
5. Health kick

Yesterday I started the Michelle bridges 12 week whole body transformation. I've had enough of my fat arse, fat belly and just fat in general. I want to feel confident in my own skin. I don't want to be some super skinny bikini wearing chick. But I would be happy to not have 5 stomachs when I sit down.

Me in 12 weeks

6. Picklebug

Things have been going really well with my little pendants and brooches. I have a market coming up which is keeping me very busy, and I have stock in 4 shops, and one more opening soon.

7. The salon

I have to mention my first business - my hair salon. As I have mentioned before, I have the greatest staff in the world. They are wonderful, funny and kind people. They are my friends.
For those of you wondering (or not!), I found the perfect staff member for our team to replace a couple of girls who are leaving. She fits in really well, it's just like she's always been there. What a weight off my shoulders!

And the salon? I think it's pretty ace! We recently moved out to a renovated stables, and it has so much character, everyone loves it. It has such a relaxed feel, perfect for getting your hair done!

8. Modern Vintage

The reason for moving the salon, and for my trips to China.
Modern Vintage is really getting a name for itself here in Ballarat now, which is great! I have heard from numerous people about the conversations happening at work places about us, all good! A friend recently said she had to show off and say that she knew me, like I was a celebrity! Hilarious, Ballarat really has a small town vibe going on!

It's hard to believe we've been open for 3 1/2 months already. It doesn't feel like that long ago that we were doing this. The year is flying!
Now have a look at this! Our new ad started airing on Sunday during Underbelly. My 15 seconds of fame.
(I'm the one at the end very animatedly 'serving' a customer!)

9. Blogs

Blogs are ace. They can cheer you up when you're feeling down, open you're eyes to new things happening in the world, make you realize you are a normal human being, get you into a heated debate, or just give you a good giggle. I like the giggle ones.
Here's a few of my favorites, in no particular order:

Phew! That took a bit of effort!
Some of these blogs are by people I know in person, others are by people I have never met but feel like I know!
My brother has just started a blog of his own, after a year or so of thinking about doing it, but not knowing what to call it. So here it is: Thoughts From The Antipodes. Warning: My brother is the intellectual of the family. Reading this blog may result in feelings of stupidity and inadequacy. 

10. My new handbag

It's so soft and lovely to feel, and it was only 15 bucks! Bargain!

11. New talents

I have thought for a while now that I'd like to learn to play the harmonica. Beth from BabyMac has just confirmed for me that yes, I should do it. It's so random, but how cool would it be to be able to whip one out of your pocket and kick harmonica arse? My Pop used to play and I think I really need to carry on that tradition, what do you think?
Plus, one of my hairdresser chicks is learning the banjo, and we think we need to get really good so that we can entertain our clients. Yes?

I'm certain to think of a million other awesome things to write about now, but that's all I can think of right now. And you're probably bored anyway.

So you see, life is pretty sweet. There is more to come, like vegetable gardens and hatching ducklings, you know, the normal spring stuff. Thanks for reading as I dragged myself out of my misery and stopped feeling sorry for myself.

P.s.This is the longest blog post I've ever written, it's taken me a good 3 hours to write, in between serving customers and eating lunch!
P.p.s Does anyone else find that they think in blog after writing a post? I do it all the time, drives me nuts! It's like a little narrator in my head!


  1. Great post sweets! And I'm super proud to be a tiny little part of it. :)
    LOVE the handbag, LOVE the hair and I LOVE LOVE LOVE your salon and shop. I really need to come to Ballarat to get my hair done and to go shopping!
    And a huge congratulations on winning the print!! Totally jealous as it's another one I entered. But I'm not bitter. Promise. ;)
    Have a fab trip to China. You'll be back to your boys before you know it. xxxx
    ps. I so want to know you in real life one day too! :)

  2. My goodness. Where do i start. so much good stuff going on here. you must be SO busy. you make me feel like the biggest lazy arse in the world! enjoy your trip.

    rachel xo

    ps thanks for the shout out too. mwah.

  3. Whoa, so much happening in your life! Love your hair, your salon is modern yet cozy, and CHINA??? Also, I purposely only read 5 pages/day of Bossy Pants because I loved it so much and wanted it to last forever.

  4. hey lady! have a wonderful time in china...when i'm in melb next year (relocating, hopefully) i'll definately pop by your shop. xx


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