Sunday, December 11, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree

Every year I have a Christmas tradition when it comes to buying my Christmas tree. Its pretty simple but I get up nice and early on a sunday morning early in December and head to the Oakleigh Centre in Melbourne. Why you may be asking? Well... my family and I have been buying Christmas trees from there my whole life. Tradition is not the only reason, more important reason is the money raised from the selling of Christmas trees directly goes to the Oakleigh Centre who's mission is to provide a range of specialised and innovative support services which enhance the quality of life for people with primarily an intellectual disability and their families. This amazing place has been helping people in the community since the 1950's and continues to help with the on going support of the locals.

So when you head out to pick your Christmas tree why not grab one from your local community groups instead of the supermarket.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Trim that tree

Ok so the countdown is on to my favourite day of Christmas....TREE DAY!!!

The only question remains what style should I go for this year. Thanks to the many blogs that I read I am torn between my normal retro/traditional theme or maybe ultra cute.

I admit I already have a heap of retro decorations which would setting up the tree nice and easy but I do like the idea of a totally girl cute hello kitty inspired tree. I'm sure the Martha Stewart vibe will kick in and I'll know what to do.

Monday, December 5, 2011

A VERY ZOMBIE HOLIDAY (Instructional video)

Just a quick movie to make you smile during these holiday times. ROFL

Merry Christmas to all and to all watch out for Zombies

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Von Follies by Dita Von Teese

The other day I found out some blissful news to start my 2012 off with a big smile. Target Australia was announced as the exclusive Australian retailer of the upcoming lingerie collection designed by international style icon, Dita Von Teese. *SWOON*

I'm still yet to see any of the designs from the collection which will be in Target stores across Australia from early February 2012 but no doubt with a name like "Von Follies" by Dita Von Teese I am sure they will be amazing. The collection claims to "encapsulates an iconic vintage feel" which includes overwire bras, high waisted briefs, garter belts and lovely corsolettes. Not to mention the range claims to be available up to an E-cup and briefs up to size 20, and prices starting around the $80 mark. Needless to say I am waiting with baited breath and saving my pennies for some major lingerie shopping in the new year. And I promise as soon as I hear or see anymore news I will pass it on to you my dear readers.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Time to Frock Up

Just in case your not sure what to do with your sunday and your in Melbourne then I suggest you make your way to sunny Doncaster in melbourne for the Rod&Kustom Pile Up #4.

Aces of Suede CC presents the Rod & Kustom Pile Up #4. will be held at Andersons Park, Andersons Creek Road, Doncaster East. Strictly pre 1969 hot rods, kustoms and classics only. ASRF Sanctioned, Live bands including Firebird and more. So ladies its time to celebrate the start of summer and break out your best rockabilly,pinup & vintage glam. 30+ Vintage, Kustom Kulture and Automotive trade stalls. NEW for 2011 Miss Kustom Kulture Pin Up competition, hosted by the one and only MISS ROCKWELL DE VIL international pinup, make up artist and burlesque star from USA.

$20 per car entry $3 walk in, kids under 12 free.
Enquiries, Adam: , 0418 317 622.
Vendor Enquiries, Sandra: 0450 782 124

Friday, December 2, 2011

Some times you just gotta ask.......

Some times you just have to ask yourself WWSD? In other words "what would Sheldon do?". Its no secret that I just adore "the big bang theory" and mostly Dr Sheldon Cooper played by Jim Parsons just because he is such a great comedic actor. Plus working in a very 'geeky' job its nice to see alot of the humor I laugh at each day on tv. Which got me thinking about how I deal with all the odd tech questions I get each day. Now when I get asked something that makes me want to sigh I will just ask "what would Sheldon do?"; ok so the answer isn't always going to work but at least the question makes me laugh and I regain my strength to deal with the questions. So next time you have a tech freak out just ask yourself WWSD LOL

Thursday, December 1, 2011

More Books

The other weekend while browsing through various comic book stores I came across this book "The Graveyard Book". Now it wasn't the title that caught my eye, rather it was the name of the author Neil Gaiman. I've read a couple of his books when I worked in a bookstore and really enjoyed them So I figured I'd give this one a try. For those of you who don't know Neil is also the author of Coreline which was also made into a feature film a few years ago. He is also married to one of my favourite musicians Amanda Palmer.

Now I'm not going to tell you what happens but here is the synopsis if your interested in reading it. Needless to say its a great dark read and I loved it.

"It takes a graveyard to raise a child. Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead. There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy—an ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family."

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