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Thursday, 29 September 2011

Christmas Holidays - BOOKED!

Our Christmas holidays are locked and loaded. We are off to Port Douglas and I cannot contain my excitement! K and I are going with two of his brothers and their girlfriends so there will be six of us for eight relaxing nights and seven days of sunshine and cocktails! Check out these amazing photos of our hotel. It's called the Pool Resort... I am sure you can see why.

You dive into the pool from your balcony! 



(All photos are from Pool Resort website)

Very excited about our little getaway. I cannot wait to arrive on Boxing Day. We are going to make the most of our visit to Port Douglas and do a Great Barrier Reef Tour, maybe a Daintree River trip and definitely some paddle boarding (never tried it but I am desperate to give it a go). 

Afternoon nap, cocktails before dinner, followed by wining and dining and then finished off by a dip before bed. Sounds like heaven to me! 

L x

Crazy Week

I have sucked at blogging this week! Ahhhh so hard to find the time when work life and personal life is flat chat! I am certainly looking forward to the long weekend that's for sure.

Work is crazy at the moment and then I have been getting home and helping Mum with our side project - Peek A Boutique - for those of you who don't know about it, check it out! Cooking healthy meals and exercising for my 12WBT is taking up lots of time too. And on top of all of that, the move in date is getting closer and closer and we have been trying to get organised! Not that I am complaining about all of this. I love being busy and having lots going on seems to make me more productive (except with blogging this week - ha ha).

The long weekend will be perfect to catch up on everything! I plan on doing lots of blogging and lots of development on the Xmas range for Peek A Boutique and lots of relaxing, not to mention a day at the races on Saturday! Whooo!

Hope everyone is well and staying dry with this awful weather about.

L x

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Beautiful bedrooms

This rain is making me want to get back into bed, cuddle up with my cosy blanket and watch movies all day with K. It's funny how the weather can change your mood so drastically. Two days ago I was up at 6am, in my gym gear and ready to tackle the day head on. Today, I am sleepy and all in all... a little bit sooky.

If I did get my way and was able to stay in bed all day (ha ha) I would really like it to be in one of these amazing bedrooms - they look so inviting.

(Sacramento Street & Live Breathe Decor)

(My Friend Franky)

(Summer Suicide)

(Live Breathe Decor)

(Lynn Lynn)

(Live Breathe Decor)

(Decor Happy - via Canadian House & Home)

(Lynn Lynn)

The grey one at the top is my favourite. I love the grey suede bed head. So light and "fresh" as K would say. 

L x

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Sydney City is mighty pretty...

Just some more pics I took on my early morning 12WBT workout in the sun this morning! This city is amazing and when its peaceful in the morning, with not too many cars or people about, it makes me realise how lucky we are to live here...

ANZAC War Memorial - Hyde Park Sydney

ANZAC War Memorial - Hyde Park Sydney

Hyde Park Sydney

Harbour Bridge from Opera House Forefront

View from Opera House Forefront

Man O War Steps - Opera House

View from Opera House forefront looking out to Fort Denison

Government House - inside the Royal Botanic Gardens

Beautiful old tree on the driveway to Government House

Opera House - from lower Government House gates

These iPhone pics don't do the sights justice... but my digital camera is too bulky to carry around so they will have to do for now! With stunning surrounds like this, exercise is becoming easier and the sunshine is making the views even better. 

If any 12WBTers are looking for some exercise inspiration - keep this in mind! It's perfect!

L x

Girl Crush: Rihanna

Rihanna is absolutely smoking (that's one thing that both K and I agree on)!

Check out these stunning images....

(our lips are sealed)

(Get at me bro)

(We are Handsome)

(Google)

(Getty Images)

(in fin ity)

I really like her tiny finger tattoo!!

L x

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Girl Crush: Blake Lively... again

Kate - this one is for you...

We both have a major Blake Lively crush and email pictures of her to each other whenever we find her looking smashing... which is always. Just some more for the "Blake you are hot" file...

(Lost in Paris)

(Google)

(Breakfast with Audrey)

(The Vogue Diaries)

(Lost in Paris)

(Our lips are sealed)

(Our lips are sealed)

(They all hate us)

(The Vogue Diaries - "Live with Regis & Kelly")

Look at her pins. Seriously. 

L x

Monday, 19 September 2011

12WBT: Update

Well we are in the second week of our 12 week Body Transformation and I am loving the Program so far. This morning I got up at 6.15am and did about 40 minutes of exercise on the bike which I rarely do. It so confronting when you think how lazy you have been, especially considering there is exercise equipment in my lounge room!

Over the weekend while we were in the Blue Mountains it was hard. But we ate good food and didn't have any chocolate, dessert or icecream. A real struggle for me because I am a sugar fiend for those of you who don't know me that well. We came across the most beautiful chocolate shop in Leura but I kept telling myself to 'flex the muscle' and I managed to avoid it for three days.

We did a mammoth bush walk on Sunday which was awesome and although I was tired after two and a half hours traipsing through the bush, I felt so good!

Back to being super good this week. The large consumption of red wine and cocktails was the main area where I blew out... Don't worry Michelle. I will make up for it.

I finished my pre-season tasks yesterday too! And this morning I purchased a three pack of Michelle's DVDs (Super Shredder Circuit, Tight Toned & Terrific and Seek & Destroy Cardio Kicker). I bought the pack from DVDLand Online and they were on $36.95 for all three!


I cant wait for them to arrive!

L x

Our Blue Mountains Retreat

We had a wonderful weekend away in the Blue Mountains! It was so nice to be out of Sydney and relaxing without K having to work one of his three jobs. We went up on Friday and came home yesterday afternoon and it was lovely!

I have some great pics to post plus a few restaurant reviews so stay tuned!

Off to work now. Bummer.

L x

Thursday, 15 September 2011

NY Wish List...

My sister is off to NY in November for another conference and I am starting to compile a wish list in case I win the lotto between now and then... Take a peek!

1. Go crazy on the Mac products - even the brushes!

2. Eat this in my absence please... Cookie Dough is my absolute favourite.
(livelaughlovethislifee)

3. Because everyone else has a black one...
(Lost in Paris)


4. I love these... and dream of being a runner so these will inspire me.
(NikeStore.com.au - Nike LunarGlide+3)

5. M&Ms in every possible colour please...
(Summer Suicide)

I love NY and wish I could go with B for some shopping and cocktails. If I do end up winning the lotto and B ends up continuing her PhD in New York, I will spend some of my winnings so that she can study in a place like this...

(Lost in Paris)

What a city. 

L x

Baby Fever

As we speak my cousin is in labour and due to have a baby any minute! I am so excited and cant wait to find out if the new little bub is a boy or girl!

I am feeling slightly intoxicated with baby love at the moment. My two managers at work are both pregnant and only two months apart, my family friend and property manager for our unit told me she is pregnant last night, K's mate's girlfriend is pregnant and my darling friend Danielle who usually delivers babies as a midwife, is also expecting a baby of her own in March.

BABY FEVER!

(5 little cupcakes)

L x

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Half day break...

I went for a walk today with my Dad during our lunch break (yeah! we work in the same building) and can I just say it's days like this that make you realise how lucky you are to live in such an amazing place like Sydney Australia. This is what I saw when I was walking...


Wish I took more photos but he was high tailing me so I couldn't stop much! Cant wait to do it again later in the week! Loving this weather.

L x

Monday, 12 September 2011

Heard of the 12WBT?

Has anyone heard of the 12WBT? What about Michelle Bridges? What about The Biggest Loser?

Well 12WBT is the fitness program, run by Michelle Bridges - you know the trainer from The Biggest Loser? And I started the Program today! I am pretty pumped. I am going to write about my progress here so that I have no excuses to be bad.

The main reason I started 12WBT (12 Week Body Transformation) is because, this summer, as you may have read, I want to go to the beach and be totally comfortable in a bikini! A rarity. My first goal is 62kgs and anything after that will be a bonus. Its a 12 week program so I will finish just before Christmas which will be a huge challenge to stay motivated over the NY break. But this time, I am determined to get there!

With Michelle Bridges as a teacher - its definitely possible! Her body is amazing.

(MichelleBridges.com.au)

So here I go. Wish me luck!

 L x

Miley looking stunning

I know this image of Miley Cyrus is old. But every time I see it I love it. So classic! She looks so gorgeous and I am not usually a Hannah Montana kind of girl. 

(Lost in Paris)

(Lost in Paris)

Well done to Miley's stylist.

L x