Sunday, September 11, 2011

.:. Sparkly! Sparkly! Sparkly! .:.


Back again after yet another long delay! Rather than bore you with lame excuses and explanations, I thought I'd share something lighthearted and fun. Now I am probably one of the last bloggers* on the planet to have discovered and signed up to Polyvore but I joined today and created a 'set' I thought I'd share...

(click here to see where these babies came from)

...I'm currently looking for a pair of sparkly flats to wear at my wedding (17/12/11...eep!) which is why I chose this particular theme. I've actually got my heart set on wearing red sparkly flats on the day but I'm yet to find the right pair. Anyone know where I can find some?

So anyway, there you have it, my first Polyvore experiment.  Nothing revolutionary, just some good clean fun for those seasoned consumers amongst us! 

Thanks for stopping by!

.:. Rondy .:.

* I shall henceforth use the term 'blogger' loosely, given my very sporadic posting habits ;D

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

.:. the last month in Instagram .:.


It's sure been a while between posts. I've had major stage fright /blogging anxiety which mostly accounts for my prolonged absence. I've been lurking around in the shadows, trying to keep up with my favourite blogs whilst mustering up the courage to dive back in and share the things that I've been doing/seeing/loving/hating/creating and procrastinating over etc...

So, I thought, what better way to start the ball rolling than with a lazy quick post full of Instagram pictures. I am a little late catching on to the Instagram craze but I'm well and truly obsessed. Anyway, enough of the blah, blah, here are a few of my favourites from the past month or so:

1. Miguel soaking up the late Autumn sun 
2.  Pretty pink flowers at the Botanical Gardens
 3. Obligatory feet photo featuring new $15 shoes with bows
 4. Getting crafty with pegs, washi tape and Polaroids
 5. My new dress which is my absolute favourite piece of clothing I own and possibly the best thing I ever bought 
6. Spiked cactus at the Botanical Gardens 
7. Post manicure, minty-blue nailpolish and kitty
 8. Tamarillo tree in my mum's ace garden
 9. Last rose before winter
 10. Succulent + kitty paw (my favourite Insta shot so far)

Geez, that wasn't so hard after all. Maybe I'll come back again soon... In the meantime thanks for stopping by and a special thanks to all you cool cats who continue to follow me, despite my sporadic and haphazard blogging style.


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

.:. Today I saw a sparrow try to steal a man's croissant .:.

.:. Hola .:.
It's true, as I was walking to work this morning I actually saw a sparrow try to thieve some dude's breakfast croissant off his plate, from right under his nose. It was a very brazen move from a very small creature . The croissant was approximately 6x bigger than the sparrow and it made me chuckle, loudly...


Did you see anything funny today?

.:. Rondy .:.

Pssst...these are not my photos, click on the photos to go to the original source :)

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

.:. He likes it so he put a ring on it .:.

.:. Hola .:.

Yes, shock horror, I'm engaged! Moof and I have been planning to get married for a couple of years now so alas, I don't have a cheesy 'diamond hidden in my dessert' story to regale you with. We are more pragmatic than romantic by nature!  Nonetheless, we have finally made it official so I thought I'd share a picture of my lovely, shiny ring with you. I chose the ring myself and Moof lovingly presented it to me over tapas and red wine. We are getting married on 17 December and I'm currently trying not to lose my shitakke organising the whole thing. I think that my eyeballs might burst into flames if I so much as catch a whiff of another wedding blog. I suspect I should give them a rest for a couple of weeks, yes? 

On a serious note though I am very happy and super duper exciting to be marrying Moof and I can't wait to have a South American surname :)

.:. Rondy .:.

P.S- My eyebrows look like fat caterpillars in the above photo. Ha!

P.S.S- Did anyone get the 'Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close' reference? I'm currently reading it and if you haven't already you should totz read it. 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

.:. Making New Friends .:.


One of the great things about the new house Moof and I are renting is that we have made friends with the next door neighbours. More specifically, we have been befriended by a very sweet little 7 year old who loves to come to chat about her day at school and to show us her cartwheel skills on the front lawn. Just recently she knocked on our door and gave us the most lovely little present... 

...a brightly coloured bunch of hand-picked flowers...
... in a handmade vase adorned with lots of pink stickers!

As a way of showing our gratitude for this little unexpected gift, I invited our little friend over on a sunny Saturday afternoon to bake some cupcakes... 

...we had oodles of fun with piping bags and colourful icing...
...and of course, lots and lots of sprinkles!!

We had such a great day we even ended up digging out my old lego blocks...yep and I was totally exhausted by the end of the day. How about you? Do you have friendly neighbours? Ever make baked goods with them? Do tell!

.:. Rondy .:.

Friday, February 11, 2011

.:. 5 Facts for Friday .:.


1. That is me, age 5 in the above photo
2. Cherries are my favourite fruit
3. I have an extremely terrible memory...Sorry, who are you?
4. I despise the word 'panties'
5. I once ate 8 tacos in one sitting

Do you have any fantastic, funny or frivolous facts to share this fine Friday?
.:. Rondy .:.

Monday, February 7, 2011

.:. A Book a Month .:.


Oops, it's been a while since posts again, hasn't it? It has taken me quite a while to wind down and recover from the crazy festive season, so I have been in semi-hibernation mode for the last month!

During my self-imposed 'mini break' from the world I have found myself with plenty of time to sit and reflect on the year that was 2010. I'm probably coming to the 'New Year's Resolutions' blog post party a little late in the piece but I thought I'd share my hopes and goals for 2011 none the less. 

.:. Resolution #1- Read at least one book every month .:.

Well I have to say that I am off to a cracking start with this one, as I can (smugly) report that for the month of January I smashed through a whopping 3 books. Yep, I'm going Gangbusters kids! Now, the reasoning behind this particular resolution is that, whilst I love reading, I tend to do it rather sporadically. Not only am I inconsistent with my reading I am also very selective and have tended to limit book choices to Non-Fiction and Memoirs. So I went crazy and read 2 fiction books (I then quickly rewarded myself with a memoir just for good measure). Here are the books I read in January...         

I enjoyed all 3 of these books but I'd have to say that 'Room' by Emma Donoghue was my favourite. As soon as I finished it I felt slightly melancholy, like I had somehow befriended the characters in the book and they had deserted me unceremoniously. It was a bit bizarre. Have you ever felt the same after finishing a book? Have you read these books? Did you like them or did you hate them? Do tell!

Thanks for stopping by.

.:. Rondy .:.

Monday, January 3, 2011

.:. (A Belated) Feliz Navidad .:.


Here are a few images from my Christmas this year (well I guess it's actually 'last year' now, but my brain hasn't caught up to 2011 just yet)...

This Christmas Moof and I hosted family Lunch at our house for the first time ever. It was pretty stressful and (bleep) loads of work but it turned out to be a really laid back and enjoyable day. It also made me feel very grown-up! How was your Christmas? Good? Bad? Indifferent?

.:. Rondy .:.