13/13 :: Solving for Ex ARC {review}

FROM GOODREADS: Ashley Price doesn’t have much in life after being bullied so hard she had to leave her old school to live with her aunt and uncle in Pittsburgh. But the camera she borrowed from her best friend and secret crush Brendan, and her off the charts math abilities, make things a lot more bearable. Plus, since Brendan is […]

challenge approved {update}

The Emma Approved catch-up challenge is well underway – I think I’m the furthest behind, having just watched Clueless, and downloaded the book but haven’t read it. My local video shop didn’t have the movie or BBC adaptation, and the last few discs from QuickFlix have all been for the children, though the BBC Emma is next on the list. […]

totally pinspired

I’ve been doing a spring clean of my Pinterest boards lately. It’s been on my to-do list for ages, and after spending far too long one day scrounging for something I KNEW I’d pinned, it was time. Helping the fact along was I had a spare hour or so while my mum watched children one to three, and I fed […]

challenge approved

We had the Kylie Pride & Prejudice Challenge, when the slow people caught onto the fabulousness of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (and yes, I am biting my tongue very hard to avoid adding a gratuitous “typical Queenslanders behind the times” joke here), in which they tried to catch up, and I had a convenient excuse to rewatch the Lizzie Bennet […]

13/13 :: July update

Holy moly, you guys. How’s holidays for upping the reading ante?? At the end of June: 1. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery 2. Anne of Avonlea – LM Montgomery 3. The Brethren – John Grisham 4. A Short History of Nearly Everything – Bill Bryson 5. The Red Queen – Phillipa Gregory 6. The White Queen – Phillipa […]

13/13 :: book 18 {Death Comes to Pemberley}

So, the Pride & Prejudice hysteria continues to run amok amongst my friends. Everyone is slowly making their way through the various challenge requirements – I’m down to just the book to re-read (and possibly the BBC mini series to watch, but I’m not feeling overly motivated, I must admit). So it was with much excitement I saw the announcement […]

30 day reading challenge :: question 3

  Favourite Series   Oh gosh, this is a tough one! I think most of my favourite series are YA ones, and quite old ones at that. Probably the most recent series I’ve read and loved was Harry Potter. Before Harry, there was the Tomorrow When the War Began series which I loved early on, but towards the end I […]

LWDvsAJ dress challenge update.

I was super excited about this dress. I loved the pattern, and I loved the fabrics. I am currently up to the point of first fitting, which looks a little like this: And guess what? Despite my best attempts at true measurements, and allowing for the stretch of the knit, I was beyond bummed to try it on, and find […]

Throw Down Smack Down completed!

The big art journal challenge was on Saturday. I think Car and AJ had more fun than I did, I wasn’t in a very sociable mood, and maybe kind of sort of disappeared for a nap part way through (making people is hard work!). I was also struggling with translating my style into a more loose and emotive art journal […]

Art Journal Throw Down Smack Down

I will have to stand up and take responsibility this time, I fear. Though I’m not entirely convinced it’s not AJ’s fault (again. Goodness but she is becoming worse than Car, I swear) – all *I* did was buy a lovely little crafty bundle in a recent tillytom Facebook pop-up sale. Isn’t it a wonderful little collection of adorable? My […]