this year i decided i'd make my own desktop calendars.
this year i decided i'd make my own desktop calendars.
Dani from danimezza asked, "Imagine you have the chance to win your entire online shopping cart but you only had 5 minutes to fill it. Where would you shop? What would you buy? How quick could you be? "
These 3 things were all i found in 5 minutes. i'm clearly not quick enough! i like to browse slowly and my shop of choice was one stop shop Urban Originals. i regularly pop on over and put things in my shopping basket just to have them sit there and pretend they are going to be bought. actually there was an article in the latest shop till you drop mag about this! very interesting...you get the rush of buying something but it doesnt cost you a cent! much better than window shopping.
Where would you go and what would you buy?? head on over to dani's blog and see where others "shopped" and see what they "bought".
oh, my total for these 3 things were US$307.
I didn't mean to take such a break from the blog world. it just kinda happened. thats not to say i'll be back on with a vengance. this past month has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride. i'm feeling like i've on two seperate rides, with one foot in each. i can't wait until everything settles back down and i get back into a half decent routine. i fall to pieces without a routine. this morning i went out my mum and grandpa and we went op-shopping on the way home (first time opshopping in ages) and this afternoon i've had a bit of time to myself with no one else at home. i've watched some tv, baked and now feel ready to perhaps make something.
it's amazing the little things that make you feel centered and normal again.
(photo found here)
as you can see anti-fashionista was this weeks theme.
in reality....as it is summer and i live on the gold coast, i live in shorts, a singlet top and my havs. i use paw paw ointment for EVERYTHING and use a bag very similar to this one on a daily basis. i am loving a pair of heart earrings i got in the boxing day sales from target for $2.50 and i always wear my heart necklace...a wooden heart on a bit of leather. it's now my weekend wardrobe.
in dream land....i'd wear heels and sequins just to walk around town and the shops (just not appropriate in the places i go shopping!haha). i'd love a marc by marc jacobs bag just like this one. i'd wear red lipstick at all times, but i'd still wear my $2.50 target earrings. i love them that much!
so thats it until tomorrow when the next polly dolly challenge comes out.
after reading hello owls flood story, here's mine...
i think i've been in a state of shock since monday afternoon. while at work i heard toowoomba had some landslides and was flooding. was calm. got home and saw what had actually happened. still relatively calm but horrified at what i saw on the news. called my aunt who lives in forest hill, about 50km south of toowoomba. she was fine. she'd got everything up from underneath the house (she lives in a 2 storey qlder). my uncle was in toowoomba at the time, but was fine also (he is on the disaster relief committee, so has been flat out). was happy again and went back to watching info and looking at photos of the "inland tsunami". still trying to take in that i've sat in these places and walked down these streets.
while this was going on, my husband was driving to the sunshine coast (stupid i know!) for a surf contest. he called saying he was there and safe. relatively happy and content that my family was safe and sound. bed.
wake up tuesday morning to hear water levels have risen in forest hill. it felt so wrong to go to work. i didnt want to go, but well, had to. most of the morning was spent with calls between myself, mum, grandpa, my husband and my cousin (who lives in brisbane). husband called at 10ish saying forest hill is being evacuated. txt auntie deb and she said they were fine, just waiting to find out what was happening. got on with work for awhile. talking to a customer and my phone rang. it was my cousin. i was willing this person to hurry up with what they were saying so i could find out what was going on. my aunt was being evacuated. i felt relieved and scared at the same time. found out later on that they had been in the 2nd floor building of the school and they were waiting for the black hawk downs to evacuate them. took awhile for them as they had no where to land...there was water everywhere. came home and was glued to the news. gave me chills to see anna bligh almost crying on tv in her press conference. a phone call from my cousin last night. auntie deb was safe. she was on the last helicopter out of town after waiting nearly all day. she did hop off the helicopter ready to stay at home once they said it wasn't a forced evacuation anymore. someone talked some sense into her and she got back on the helicopter. her dog is at home on the balcony and their cockatoo has food in his cage.
after a stressful day, they are all pretty upset and worried, yet grateful they still have their lives.
my husband tried to get back at 10am in the morning, but only got 30mins out of the sunshine coast and was being evacuated from where he was stuck. cut off on the bruce highway at caboolture i think. thats where they are saying the bruce highway was cut off. yesterday in currumbin was eerie. it was a ghost town. no one was really venturing out even though we werent flooded and no-one from up north could come down.
i haven't wanted to do anything. no sewing. no blogging. and i know people are far worse off, but its the helpless feeling i don't like. i did go to zumba though, got my mind off everything for an hour.
it's just a horrible thing that has happened.
i feel for the people who have lost everything.
i feel for the people in brisbane now just waiting for the river to rise.
auntie deb, pip and ben. i love you.
here are 2 blogs that i have love all the time. they inspire me hugely upon every visit and well, they are just great.
1. a beautiful mess
back in this post the other day i said i was making a desktop wallpaper for each month to use as my calendar. i've been trying to work out the easiest way for you to use it too....i think the best idea is for me to upload a high res image and you can just save it to your computer. so thats what i've done.
once you've uploaded it, simply open it in a photo editing program and using a text tool, start entering what you need to do. I find it easier to do a new text box for each item. I use a free program off the internet called photoscape. it's great. easy to use and well, free! once you've put in everything you need to, save it to your computer again. then open it up, right click and press "set as desktop background" . all should be dandy!
when you want to add something else to your calendar, simply open the saved image in your photo program again, type what you want, save it again. and repeat the steps as above. if you want clearer steps, comment on this post and i'll do a better job at explaining it : )
hope it comes in handy to you.
the first post of 2011...exciting stuff! and in true form i'll do my first post as a catch up from one i wanted to write about last yr..........
in this post i was saying how i'd written a list of blog posts i'd wanted to write then lost it. well the topic of todays post wasn't on that list but it should have been! haha.