December 31, 2012

1st day of 2013

I just about said 2012 there. Whoops. Better start practicing writing 2013 so I don't mess up that one again. 2012 was a fantastic year for me. A lot of memories were made and we travelled to some amazing places. I have a lot of things that I would like to accomplish this year but before I share all that I would like to review all the great things that I did this year.

We bought a one way ticket to Australia 

We went to Nova Scotia to visit Jasons wonderful family

We stopped over in Michigan to visit my mom and her husband

We visited some of the most beautiful beaches

I got to hold a Koala
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There are many things that we were fortunate enough to experience this year but these would be the most memorable for me. I am so excited for 2013 and all the possibility it has to offer. Some exciting things will be happening on this here blog which I will share with you later.
For now I hope everyones New Year was fantastic and you have a wonderful first day of the year.

December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season. I am taking a much needing break to lay on the beach or beside the pool and do absolutely nothing.
I may not be on the blog much this week but I promise that I will post pictures as soon as possible.
For now best wishes in the New Year.

December 22, 2012

Sunday Confessions

This month has gone by so fast and I can't believe Christmas is right around the bend. I have been looking forward to this little getaway we have planned for the next four days for months.

1) I had a list of things that should be done/organized before we leave for our trip tomorrow but then it was just so hot outside that sitting by the pool reading a book just seemed like a much better idea. Procrastination 1 - Kayleigh 0.

2) I have been making a list of things I want to accomplish next year. Not really resolutions just stuff I would like to enjoy or accomplish that year. Its the first time I have really sat down and written something like that.

3) I am not excited to work tomorrow even if its only for four hours. I know you all want to get your nails done but really people book the week before so we can all enjoy the Christmas season.

4) I am so excited to wake up next to the boyfriend on Christmas morning. Its just the two of us this year and its so exciting to make our own Christmas traditions.

5) We are not buying each other gifts this year as our vacation was our gift to ourselves but I am excited to make some great memories and always be able to look back on what an amazing year we had together.

December 19, 2012

Our conversations go a little something like this

Now probably the little snippets of conversations that I am about to show you will not be nearly as funny to you as they are to me but I just feel like sharing what goes on when no one else is around.
They go a little something like this.

Jason: How was your night?
Kayleigh: I had to fend off a cockroach.
Jason: Fend off hey.
Kayleigh: It was in the shower. It scared the s@!t out of me.
Jason: Well I am glad your ok.
Kayleigh: Can't say the same for the cockroach. Let that be a warning to all its buddies.

Kayleigh: This can of tomatoes has olives in it. Why would anyone put olives in stewed tomatoes.
Jason: Didn't you look at the label before buying it?
Kayleigh: It was a can of tomatoes, how wrong could I go.
Jason: Do you want some bread with your chilly?
Kayleigh: Yah sure put it on the table. Is this the bread I picked up today?
Jason: Yah why?
Kayleigh: I thought I picked up multigrain not white.
Jason: You really need to pay attention to stuff when you are out shopping.

Its time for some Christmas movies

I think that every season there are those particular movies that you tend to gravitate towards depending on what time of the year it is. For me Christmas time is all about the movies I loved to watch as a child and those ones that have been slowly added to the list.
The beau has given his opinion and is making sure I download the proper Christmas movies as he calls them. I am so excited for Christmas morning. To get up and make broccoli and feta quiche and play board games. My favourite being risk or the game of life and of course watch some movies.

My favourites:

December 16, 2012

Sunday Confessions

Hope everyone is having a lovely end to the weekend. I have been working lots of hours this past week as we are super busy leading up to Christmas so I haven't been up to much. Does that count as a confession?

1) I have been extremely frustrated with some things/people this week. I feel like I am going through a rough patch and I don't know if I should just ride it out and hope for the best or sit down and talk about it and try and change things.

2) I had an amazing afternoon filled with delicious dessert wine and catch up conversation with one of my favourite friends here in Brisbane. Also the first friend I made here. She really made me feel so much better and I appreciate her taking the time to listen to my rants.

3) The above friend is moving away to Adelaide in the New Year and I am excited about the new beginning for her and her husband but am so sad I am losing a friend when these days it is so hard to have really close friends.

4) I am starting to hoard books again. I just love going to second hand book stores and Sunday market stalls filled with $1 and $5 books. Who can pass up those deals.

5) I watched the movie The Perks of being a WallFlower this weekend and my favourite quote is - And in this moment I swear we were infinite. New tattoo idea maybe.


December 14, 2012

Christmas Spirit

It has been really weird not having a cold December I must say. It doesn't even feel like Christmas is less then two weeks away. We have decided not to buy a tree or decorate partly because we are only temporarily in Australia and also we are going to be away from our home for the Christmas week. So instead of decorating and buying presents and doing all the things I normally I am getting myself in the holiday spirit via pinterest. Thats right, that nifty little site has everything and anything you could imagine and I have found some great decorating ideas and recipes I would love to try.

Here are a few of my favourites.

December 11, 2012

Cozy day

When I wake up on my day off and hear the soft pitter patter of the rain on the windows I smile and snuggle back under the covers knowing that its going to be the perfect lazy day. There is something soothing about the rain. Its an excuse to cancel the to do list that was suppose to be completed that day and give in to the need to just relax.

When I finally get myself out of bed I make a coffee and head out to our deck and sit underneath a soft blanket and look out into the backyard watching the rain. Its a time to daydream, a time to let your mind wander.

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One of my favourite things to do on a rainy day is dress in a comfy sweater and drink coffee or hot chocolate. Order in yummy take away and watch all those movies we have downloaded but haven't had the chance to watch.
It doesn't feel like I have wasted the day. Im rejuvenated and ready to face the week ahead.
Sometimes we just need those wonderful lazy days.

What are some of your favourite things to do on rainy days?

December 8, 2012

Sunday Confessions

Its another wonderful Sunday here in Brisbane which I have spent relaxing with the beau. I can't believe that its almost the end of 2012. Time is just flying by. Anyways here is some confessions for you.

1) I found out one of my favourite book series, The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare is being made into a movie.

I loved the series and cannot wait to see the movie.

2) I only worked 12 hours this week but I still feel like I could use a mini break. I think I have become to use to not having to work 40 hours a week.

3) It drives me nuts that fruit is so expensive here when most of it is locally grown. $8 for a small carton  of raspberries. I think not.

4) I don't really get the whole instagram thing, maybe because I don't have an iPhone. It seems pointless to me and because I am all ready on Facebook, pinterest and blogger I really just don't have time to join something else.

5) I hate how parents seem to think its ok to have their little children running around naked at public beaches. Its so innapropriate and really makes me uncomfortable because I really don't want to see that.


December 7, 2012

December Love

December brings:

  • Gratitude for the wonderful year I have had
  • Wonderful days spent sipping pims on the patio with great friends
  • Days spent relaxing at the beach with a fantastic book
  • An intense heat wave warning, we shall see how I handle that
  • A Christmas getaway to a wonderful little oceanside town
  • Planning for the year ahead
  • Love for my amazing man who brings things into perspective when I most need it
  • Christmas cards from those who are missed and thought of everyday
What are you up to for the last month of the year?

December 4, 2012


I am having a bad couple of days. Its extremely frustrating when things don't go my way and work hasn't been the best lately. I try not to focus on it to much as this isn't my permanent career or the place I will live forever. Its all just temporary. I need to remember to sit back and relax. Don't take things so seriously and remember I am in Australia. Exactly where I want to be and its amazing.
The beau showed me this to cheer me up and I just had to share it with you. Its the funniest prank I have seen in the longest time. I fell of my chair I was laughing so hard.


December 2, 2012

Sunday Confessions

Sorry I am late with the confessions. Technically its no longer Sunday here but I am still going to do them anyways.

1) I totally forgot about Sunday confessions yesterday. I was having way to much fun at the beach.

2) It drives me nuts when the beau buys a bottle of wine, brings it home and says hey I thought you would like this. Only to wake up the next morning to it being empty because him and his friends decided they wanted to try it out. Geez

3) It was the weirdest thing seeing the Christmas parade downtown here in Brisbane. Poor santa was probably sweating like crazy in that red suit because it was a hot one.

4) We are not decorating for Christmas this year, or buying presents. Pretty much this is a very anti Christmas for us this year. It just feels way to weird when there is no snow.

5) Sunday sessions at the local pub has become our new favourite thing here. Neither of us work on Mondays and they have a jug of pims on special for $20. Enough said.

November 30, 2012

Food for though Fridays

Happy Friday everyone. Are you as excited about the weekend as I am? I thought I would start off the weekend with some wonderful sayings that I have found over the week.
Anyone doing anything special this weekend?

November 26, 2012

Sun on my face and toes in the sand

As I said in my Sunday confessions I haven't blogged much in the past week. I have a good reason though. The weather has been so fantastic here lately that we have been spending all our spare time down at South Bank beach which is a ten minute walk away for us. You can see how tempting it is now right. Its a perfect little spot to go when you don't feel like driving out of the city to get to a beach.

We spend many hours down here. Its like our second home. I love the sun. I could lay out on the sand for hours content to read my book and sip iced lemonade.

It was so hot yesterday that I actually went in the water. That is a big thing for me as it seems no matter how warm it is the water is still freezing to me. Temperatures reached the high 30's though so it was the perfect way to cool off so I was able to continue baking in the sun.

Don't worry though I am the sunblock queen. I am so paranoid with skin cancer an anti-aging that I lather it on every hour or so. I also hate to tan, but love the sun. Weird right. I have excepted that I am extremely pale and have come to love that so when I do tan it looks so strange to me. My freckles come out in abundance though. They actually take over my whole entire face. When it gets really bad I will take a picture for you so you can see what I am talking about. 

November 25, 2012

Sunday Confessions

Happy Sunday everyone. Its confession time. If you would like to participate head on over to visit Alyx at Every Day is a New Adventure and link up.

1) I was a really bad blogger  this week. But who wants to be inside when its so nice outside. I spent all my spare time down at the beach this week.

2) I am missing my family a ton lately. Especially my sisters. I miss Harry Potter marathons and meeting up for hot yoga together.

3) My new obsession food wise is dim sum. We found this fantastic place that has the most delicious chicken and garlic dumplings. I could eat them everyday.

4) Even though we are not buying any Christmas presents this year I am still so excited to go to all the Christmas markets. Although it will probably be way to warm to drink hot apply cider I will still buy it just for the smell.

5) I love being a Beautician but sometimes I just get so sick of pampering people all day long. I need to book myself in for a day at the spa.

November 19, 2012

Oh Monday

Monday, I'm glad we agree to disagree on the likelihood of us becoming friends. You always show up when your not wanted and refuse to end as quickly as I would like. There is no amount of coffee in the world that will make me wake up enough to actually be productive which causes me to usually end up leaving the house without brushing my teeth or putting deodorant on. Sometimes both.


I press the snooze button at least ten times causing me to run around frantically because I have left myself very little time to get ready. I get home and the last thing I want to do is cook so I usually end up eating something thats really bad for me and watching tv until I fall asleep.
You really are a waste of a day Monday so hear is a letter for you.

November 17, 2012

Sunday Confessions

Happy Sunday everyone. Hope you all had a fantastic weekend, I know I did. 
Its time for some confessions.

1) Jason and I spent the whole day in our pi's, in bed watching tv shows and movies while it stormed like crazy outside. It was the best day ever.

2) I have recently noticed a wrinkle just under my eye that seems to feel the need to stay permanently and I can't stop staring at it every time I look in the mirror. Its horrible.

3) I have had this song on reply ever since I heard it over on Love & Life in Nicosia. Its a fantastic song and so is her blog. Check it out here.

4) I can't wait to watch the new twilight movie. I know its so silly but I loved the books so I must watch all the movies even though they are not nearly as good as the books.

November 15, 2012

Byron Bay for the weekend

Our lovely roommate invited us along with her and some friends to Bryron Bay for the weekend. Byron Bay is a very touristy town with loads of backpackers from all around the world. It is a perfect place for a getaway with sand, sun and great waves to surf.

There is something about eating fish and chips on the beach that makes it taste so much better.
The weather was perfect the first day. We strolled along the beach taking pictures and watching all the surfers challenge the waves. Stretched out in the sand deciding that it was a great idea to bask in the heat of the sun and spend the afternoon people watching.

 The view was amazing and so peaceful.

We made homemade pizza and played hilariously embarrassing board games. Ventured out to experience the night life and listen to live music.

On our last day there we decided that it would be a great idea to walk up the winding stairs to the look out point and lighthouse. But it decided to rain, so we drove instead.

The weather sort of held up enough for me to snap a view pictures before it all became a blur.

 This view probably would have been much better on a clear day.

Thats right I was standing on the most easterly point of the Australian mainland. How exciting.

November 11, 2012

Sunday Confessions

All right you now how this goes. Its Sunday once again so its time for some confessions.

1) I haven't worked out for over six months gulp. For me thats a big deal but since taking off from Canada I have zero motivation to get back into it.

2) I now watch the new show Arrow. Its totally cheesy but you gotta love a man doing chin ups with his shirt off.

3) People keep asking me where I want to settle down and its starting to stress me out because I have no idea and they look at me like I'm so lost.

4) Girls over here seem to like wearing shorts that are so short you can see their butt cheeks. Its disgusting and I want to walk up and slap them every time.

November 9, 2012

Just be happy

Its Friday all ready and this weekend promises to be a beautiful one. I am totally happy and content with everything in life at the moment which believe me is a rare thing. So for this day I will sit back, relax and enjoy it. Here is something to get your weekend started.

I hope you have a fabulous weekend.

November 7, 2012

Helping all those cute creatures

I'm sure everyone has heard and seen all the destruction caused by hurricane Sandy. Although I have not been personally affected by this it still saddens me to see all that damage and devastation. It warms my heart to see how so many people have come together to help those affected rebuild what they have lost and offer support in their time of need. If this every happened to me I would really hope that people would find it in their hearts to help in any way they could, even if it was very small.
Saying that I think its really important that we don't forget those who cannot take care of themselves and depend on us when things go wrong. Of course I'm talking about all those adorable animals that have been effected by hurricane Sandy. The pictures make me to sad to look at so I won't be posting any but I will be donating some money to help the cause as being so far away I am not able to donate food or toys.
I first heard about this great idea through one of the bloggers I follow Hallie from Life: Oceanside and thought it would be great to spread the word so that everyone has a chance to help this fantastic organization.

Operation Wesley is a organization that assists families and their pets with financial and emotional support when it comes to medial emergencies, or the hardships of cancer.
 They have also set up a incredible service they call the "Comfort Drive"
The comfort drive is running until this Saturday, November 10th.
They are asking for:
New, Unused Pet Supplies
Care Packages
Gift Cards to Petco, Walmart, Petsmart, and Target.
or Paypal donations.
They will be delivered to all of the surrounding New York and New Jersey animal shelters on Sunday November 11th.
If you have it in your heart or in your wallet to donate even a couple tennis balls and a small bag of treats PLEASE do what you can to help the Animals of Sandy.
You can send all packages to:
Rita Berger
c/o Operation Wesley
4023 Kennett Pike Suite 409
Greenville, DE 19807

Paypal donations and E-gift cards can be sent to :

If you live in the area and have things to spare please help them out. If not donating as little as $5 would make a difference.

Oh so tired

Its been a rough couple of weeks I have to say. After having so much time off work getting back into the routine is proving to be so much tougher then I ever thought it would be. Especially the part where my alarm goes off at 7:00 every morning.

I think it is really going to take some getting use to. This whole having to go to work everyday. I drink way to much coffee, even for me and by the time I get home there isn't a whole lot I have the energy for. My reaction to the thought of having to cook dinner is very similar to the image above.
Hopefully I will get the hang of things soon so we can go out and explore this grand city that we are living in.

November 4, 2012

Sunday Confessions

Hey everyone,

I had so much fun thinking up confessions last week that I thought I might make this a regular thing so here goes.

1) The seasons over here in Australia are completely opposite to home that I'm getting a bit confused. Every time I go out shopping I still feel like I should be buying warm cozy stuff instead of preparing for summer.

2) I've been looking around etsy pretty often lately and am loving all the Harry Potter inspired accessories especially this.

3) I just had my hair coloured and am loving my new highlights but after reading through a couple of magazines I think I might want to switch to a copper red colour instead. How ridiculous is that.

4) The beau thought it would be funny to buy a fake red back spider and scare me with it, which he was able to do no less than five times. I was extremely mad given my fear of spiders but I couldn't stop smiling. I have to admit it was pretty good and five times is an accomplishment with the exact same object.

Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.

November 1, 2012

Settled in

We seem to be settling in nicely here in Brisbane. We have found a great furnished place to rent with air-conditioning and a hot tub. It is a great feeling to be settled into our own place and actually have a place to hang all my clothes after all that time spent in the camper van.
Brisbane is a fantastic city and easy to get around and explore. We have fallen in love with the South Bank area with boutique espresso bars and night markets filled with local crafts and artwork. I have wandered for hours exploring different places and taking pictures stopping for a latte when I need a rest.
I will hopefully post some pictures of our home in the next week or so.

October 29, 2012

Finale 10 of my 100 Things that make me happy series

Well I'm sad that this series has come to an end. I honestly don't know what I will blog about on Mondays now. I hope everyone has enjoyed the many things that put a smile on my face and maybe a few of you have even started your own list.



Ordering dessert first when we go out for dinner

Eat Pray Love - Both the book and movie


Christmas decorations

Playing tourist in the place I live

Enjoying my job

Mini breaks

Homemade hot chocolate

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