Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I remember reading a guide to buying a house at the start of the year that said it takes about 6 months to buy a house and thinking there is no way it will take us that long. Well here we are nearly six months later and we have a new home!! We signed the contract on Monday and all things going well we will have the keys to our new place on the 7th of June.
We are so excited for this new adventure - decorating, planting a veggie patch, maybe getting a dog one day but also a little bit nervous about the responsibility - mortgage, rates and all the rest of it. I realise that creating this little home is going to take time, I couldn't even commit to a towel colour on the weekend but that is what I am most excited about, seeing this little place develop and become ours over time.
The next couple of weeks will be a little crazy with packing and organising things like insurance and electricity plus there will definitely be a week or two without internet so posting might be sporadic but I cant wait to share this new journey.
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Image credit :: Novel sounds
I am obsessed with thrillers and good crime novels so since Claire introduced me to author Gillian Flynn I have slowly been working my way through her books. Most recently I finished Gone Girl which made the New York bestseller list in 2012.
The story instantly throws you into the inharmonious marriage of Nick and Amy Dunne who have just moved from New York to Nick's small hometown to open a bar after both losing their jobs in the financial crisis. On their wedding anniversary Amy goes missing from their home with evidence of a violent struggle. The story alternates from being told by Amy and Nick, however whilst Nick narrates from the present, Amy narrates their relationship from the beginning.
For me this book continually kept me guessing as a good thriller should do. I loved the different dimensions of the characters - Flynn has a skill of making you like one character and then just as quickly revealing a character flaw that made you question whether you really did like them or not. The whole time you are reading the book something just doesn't feel right and its that feeling the propels you through the book at a lightening fast pace.
For me the ending was not what I expected, it was actually an ending that just wasn't comfortable for me. I can tell it had an impact on me because I could not get it out of my head! I randomly stumbled across this interview with Flynn and found it really helped me to understand why she went with the ending but don't read it until you finish the book as it completely gives the book away!
I give 'Gone Girl' 7 bookworms out of 10.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
skirt: felt // top: asos // bag: thrifted // shoes: florsheim (currently on sale) //coat: target
Hello my friends, I am back! With a little blog make over (I did this myself so still working out some kinks) and hopefully lots of fresh new content that you will like! You can expect to see a lot of the old stuff like outfits, shopping and travel posts but more lifestyle based posts like books, home decor and money matters.
I am so glad that over my break I missed blogging - I think that if I hadn't missed this little place it would have been the end. My blog title is a little bit lame but I have been writing here since 2009, so really giving up this hobby would be a big thing for me.
I thought that this outfit was a good post to come back with - as I am currently obsessed with yellow (as you can probably tell from the new design). I have been eyeing off these shoes for nearly 6 months and decided that since they were on sale it was time to splurge. I have to say that I am pretty proud of myself for waiting until these babies came on sale as I usually dont have that much self control when I really like something. I am also looking for a yellow coat so if you ever see something please let me know.
It feels good to be back!
Monday, April 15, 2013
I am hoping to come back with new content, a new direction and hopefully a renewed passion. So I hope you will stick around through this transformation period, I do plan to return in a couple of weeks but I think I need to take some time out to concentrate solely on what I would like to write about and what inspires me.
And because my social media addiction is not going on vacation you can still find me on twitter, instagram or pinterest! Oh and the shop will still be up and running as well, heaps of new stuff was added last week with lots more to come next week!
See you soon!