Saturday, 20 August 2011

Insta' what?

How are we all doing this weekend? Well today is Saturday & I've been just chilling out & getting some stuff done around the house as I don't really know what the next few weeks will be like considering I have jury duty for 3 whole weeks - like really? Argh, what do I even wear? Seriously, what the hell do I wear?! It better be an interesting case or I am going to need some of those Homer Simpson glasses that he uses in court... (you know the ones with the eyes painted on them so you can sleep but look awake) Also apparently there is no parking at the court house, so they tell you to catch a bus!? A bus!!! What the hell, I have a brand spanking new car for a reason & I do not like buses or people that much. So it should be a riveting experience for me. I just rang the recorded message to see if I am actually required for jury duty on Monday, apparently I am. So fantastic... I am just glad Trent will be home to drive me in & pick me up. But argh, I am not pleased that I will be wasting so many of my days, I enjoy having my whole days free to do as please. But oh well, I am just hoping it's an interesting case...
I had lunch with Mum & Lachlan today as Tristan & Dad in Ipswich enjoying themselves at the V8 Super Cars (Ipswich 300 - whatever it is called). I got two 3 day passes & I knew Dad wanted to go, so I gave them to him & he took Tristan today & will take Lachlan tomorrow. I love being able to give them stuff I know they want. :) I love making my family happy...
Anyway this blog is a bit random but I wanted to talk to you about my latest iPhone obsession... Yes I was reluctant to even get an iPhone as I was not an Apple fan at all. I still am skeptical, yes I am saying that as I type from my new iMac... They are amazing machines, but I'm still working out all the functions, short cuts etc. Anyway owning an iPhone means having 'apps' (yes I am aware there are other phones out there that have apps) so I have a new favourite app - yes it has replaced my absolute favourite 'angry birds'! It is instagram!! So what is it? It's a photography app, that is super easy to use, you either select a photo off of your camera roll or take one & then go into the pre-set editing options which can make the most average photo look awesome & then caption it, select if you want to upload it to Twitter or Facebook or both, hit done & hey presto you appear to be one artistic little person! I take photos almost everyday, I love having a way to share them with my friends & family pretty much instantly!! Do I suggest you get this app if you can? Heck yes!! It's 100% FREE to download - YAY for free things!! Easy to use & I think it's interesting!! If you happen to make an account make sure to add me :) my username is; bella_in_bindyland (I'm creative!) The other thing I really like is that it automatically saves your edited photos to your phone. 
These are my photos so far thanks to Instagram...
I instagram - food, clothes, shopping, life, me... anything. 
Yes my instagram is full of photos of my pets & my parents pets. I absolutely love some of these shots & how they have turned out!! (especially the one in the bottom right hand corner of Duke!) 
Yes a very random mix of photos, but life is random. & I also like to post some old photos that have been edited that are my favourites...
I love posting some of our wedding photos on here, they look so cute in some of the cool settings they have.

Anyway lovelies let me know if you make an instagram account, what you think of it & make sure you look me up & follow!!
 It's a Saturday night so I am off to have a super exciting night.... Probably watch some 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' (Kim gets married tomorrow!) & work on my wedding reception blog. :) It's kind of cold here tonight, so I've got the fire going to keep Mishka & I toasty warm... (Trent's on nightshift...) Tomorrow I am heading to Ipswich for a lady date with my lovely Libbi... So that shall be super fun. 
I just realised I've done like 3 blogs in 3 days... That's impressive...
I would really like to thank everyone who positively commented on my last blog post, thank you for showing your support not only to me but to this blog as well. Seeing that you actually care has made me want to write even more... So thank you!! :)
Love you all.

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Dear anonymous...

To anonymous, 
Thank you for your comment... Let's address a few points... Kind of like some house rules/things you should know, now that you are going to be apparently reading my blog a lot more...

  • Firstly thanks for reading! You obviously have a fantastic eye for finding awesome blogs... So welcome to Bindyland, it's pretty awesome here. Probably lay off on the negative comments though - it comes across as jealousy and well, that trait is attractive on no one!
  • Please comment regularly, I love comments. It reminds me that people do read what I write (YAY!). Even if you feel the need to write another anonymous spiteful little comment, do it. I will probably respond with my normal sarcastic banter. It will be fun, we can make a weekly tradition of it...  
  • I will always write what I feel, I don't delete anything. I may edit things slightly if I misspell something obvious (which is rare, as lets face it I am much more intelligent than you).  
  • I maybe a bitch, that's cool. I know I can be, I have no issue admitting that. But dude who hides behind an anonymous tag trying to offend people. How old are you, 13?
  • Remember the town you are writing from is the town in which I was born & so were my parents. I have an extremely large network of family and friends. So be careful who you speak to about me. 
  • So  you claim to be "people I would rather not hear from" & you view this regularly? That's cool, you all are making me money, so thanks for reading. Every click makes me more money... YAY new shoes!! And how do you not know I don't want to hear from you, I may actually think you are rad... But I doubt I would judging by how nasty you try to be.
  • I love blogging, I won't stop because you all may not 'approve'. That's fine, I know there are people out there that enjoy reading this & I will write for not only them, but for myself as well. I love writing this & I will always write honestly & how I exactly feel. If you have an issue with my honesty please stop reading. 
  • If you find something on my blog offensive, but it isn't directed straight to you chances are it is not even about you! But if you are that self conscious or paranoid either get more confidence in yourself or change what you don't like. If I have ever negatively written something directly about you, chances are you deserved it or your full of yourself & think everything is about you!
  •  I love the positive people, they are the reason I write this blog. I feel I have so many friends that read this blog & support it. Not only my actual real life or Facebook friends I forced into reading this when I was first starting, but the actual readers who have found this blog & subscribed. I write for them, I love sharing my life with my friends (real & internet friends!). 
  • I will never lie, give a fake review and not voice my opinion on here. I feel I owe it to the people who read every single post to be nothing but purely honest. Yes I try to 'sugar coat' my life when I can, I like giving off the idea that my life sparkles. But when I need to be real I know I can be totally honest with my readers.
  • Yes, I write a lot of sarcasm. Pretty much every post may have some sarcastic undertone tied into it. 
  • Please never tell me to 'think before writing my next blog' Obviously each blog takes some thought. I can often type mindless drivel if I want to, but once again I feel I owe it to the people who actually bother to read this blog to make it something worthwhile. So yes, a lot of thought goes into most of the posts. 
  • Be happy & stop acting so stalker'ish. It's kind of strange... Like do you not have a life?!
  • Anonymous, it would be great to know who you 'officially' are. I am pretty confident I know who are. But either way, just to make you feel more welcome to Bindyland this blog is for you my dear.
Anyway dolls, sorry about this angry sort of rant. I am a little over dealing with absolute morons. I would like to thank everyone who reads this (even the haters!). Thank you to all my friends who support me. You make me not give this up. I love blogging & I will continue to write what I feel & think for as long as I can... If you find it that horrid or offensive, why are you here? 
Love you all!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Cruising back to '63...

Hey dolls!
How was everyones weekend?! Well mine was fun & full on. Our bedroom suite arrived on Saturday and then we had dinner at my parents place, we haven't seen them to just hang out with for awhile so it was good to catch up with them & my brothers.
Sunday we were up early and got Noleea (our pink Holden EK) ready & headed off to Ipswich for the annual 'back to '63' car show... We have attended the car show before & there is always a pretty good turn out, this year was no different! Lots of gorgeous classic cars to be admired!! There were even some slightly clueless people who decided to show there 'new cars'. Like really, I don't know everything about cars, but I do know when it's a CLASSIC car show, your car should at least be a classic! Not a Holden SS or Chrysler whatever those brick looking cars are... Really, if you are car is less than 25 years old, don't bring it. Fair to say I noticed a lot of head shaking in the direction of the few 'new cars' that were on display. Anyway, the car show was great, we got there not as early as we hoped (we are always late for everything!) & I met up with one of my best lovelies Libbi and her partner Dave. We walked around chatting about anything & I tried to teach Libbi a thing or two about cars, it's fantastic having a topic I may know more about!! (Hehehe...) We whinged like girls do at car shows about the heat, we posed beside our car & got photos & then I said good-bye to her. Hopefully this weekend we will have another date!! 
I love going to car shows and answering questions about our car to those who ask. I often always say "oh next car show I will dress like a vintage housewife, next time I swear" - well this time I actually did!! No jeans and sneakers for me this time!! And people were actually asking me to pose beside our car for photos! I felt pretty damn special... 
My outfit wasn't anything full on Rock-a-billy  or vintage as I think unless of course you are a pro at wearing that style of fashion you can kind of look like a try hard. (I know girls who dress vintage/rock-a-billy everyday, they rock this style & look fabulous - then I also know some girls that look absolutely hideous when they try to dress vintage every now & then as it doesn't suit them & they don't understand what makes it work. Pretty much the biggest tip I will give those "wanna-be vintage/rock-a-billy fashionistas" don't wear fake tan & look like a sparkly carrot! You look like a dumb ass!!!) 
Anyway my outfit was basic...

  •  I wore the skirt I got from Kitten D'amour on the Gold Coast (blog HERE) - I love it, I think it's fun & girly & very housewife'ish... (Kitten D'amour sells some brilliant pieces to add to your wardrobe if you want to get a 'vintage/classic' feel. They are a little pricey, but all pieces are handmade & only a few of the same items are ever made.  And all their products are of great quality!!) 
  • The top is just a simple, white, mid-length sleeve shirt from Supre'... I've had it for awhile, these shirts are really inexpensive & work with a lot of different outfits! 
  • The silver high-heeled shoes I am wearing are an Ebay find from a few years ago, they are by Wild Diva. I like the cute love heart detailing & buckle on them.
  • I am wearing stockings as I think they are appropriate with a skirt like this in Winter, plus they make my legs look nice! (Instead of looking like a twit by spray tanning yourself a fanta+glitter mixture, wear stockings - how much more simple!!!)
  • I did my hair similar to how I wore it at my wedding, I just pin curled it the night before & slept on it. 
  • The sunglasses are by Witchery and were a freebie thanks to some girly magazine (Cosmo or Cleo - one of them)...
So let me know what you think of my outfit! I love it, but did I rock it or am I nuts? 
Anyway here are some photos...
Trent & I on the drive down to Ipswich 

Hair & make up for the day...  I like red lipstick to glam up my everyday makeup.
Our rear vision decorations, mini garter from our wedding (made by my Mumma especially for the EK), an animal tail (classic car staple!!), Elvis & a pink snake (time zone/arcade prizes!!)
Trent and I at the car show...

Yes I claimed her as ours!!! YAY....
Our car...  Noleea

Noleea & I... Love this car so much!!!
My lovely lady Libbi and I....

Anyway loves I'm off to sleep... Wedding photo blog will be up soon!! Sorry I'm having trouble writing about certain things... Love you all...

Friday, 12 August 2011

Random chit-chat.

Hi my loves,
How is everyone today?!
 I know this is meant to be a 'wedding professional photos' blog... But surprise it's a random chit-chat blog... So enjoy...
Anyway I've been kind of busy & exhausted lately, I'm still editing the photos for the wedding blogs!! (Sorry Trent's home still on holidays & is a terrible distraction)... So we have been having late sleep in's in the mornings, but we have had busy days! In the past week, we have picked the colours we plan to paint the exterior of our house in the coming months (we have decided to re-build the side fence first, but knowing us we could change our mind soon), we have purchased a new bedroom suite with the money we received from our wedding guests (so thank you guys, can't wait for my queen bed to arrive!!) & on Wednesday we headed down to Chermside (coming from Toowoomba it's a fairly long drive about 11/2 - 2 hours depending on traffic). But it was well worth it as I visited the Apple store and guess what I am typing on at the moment? That's right a brand spanking new iMac!! Woo hoo!! I paid for pretty much the whole thing & Trent fixed up about a third of the price. So I feel very proud that I mainly paid for our new fancy computer!! And so far it's fantastic... :) And today we moved our double bed into the spare room & cleaned our bed room in preparation for the new bed arriving this weekend!! Excited!! I've never owned a queen bed before!!
Taylor Swift comes to Australia next March, I am in love that girl, she is amazing!! As you could probably tell by this blog I wrote about her. (Read it HERE) So who is going to her Brisbane concert? I am hoping I get tickets, I think I will... So I will most likely be there... So EXCITED.
People keep asking us, "So how is married life?" Like really? Not much changed, we still love each other, we still are us, just he has a shiny ring & I have a sparkly one... But it is very nice knowing I'm officially his & he is officially mine!! Trent goes back to work next Thursday, so we are enjoying some nice time together...  
I'm really sorry this is a boring blog, I have like writers/inspiration block. I cannot think of anything good to write tonight - I suck!!

Anyway here are some photos from my 'instagram' account (seriously if you have an iPhone download the app & follow me!! I'm bella_in_bindyland - surprise, surprise! LOL I update pretty regularly)
Introducing my new iMac - what should I name it?! ... Anyway this is what my Friday night is like...
We have been enjoying a lot of Baskin Robbins :)
Driving to Brisbane...
Whilst driving through Brisbane I saw a giant Smurf - I like Smurfs, so I was like 'Smurf yeah!!'... I assume this is for the Brisbane Ekka...
Some of the colours we had to pick... 
I love this photo & miss this little fella so much. I sometimes have 'down moments' in my days, you know... you just feel crappy or 'meh' sometimes... This photo without fail always puts a smile on my face. I kind of wish Paddy still was here with me as he was so silly he always made me laugh, but I know he is out hoping around, eating grasses & making babies... But I still love this photo...

Anyway my loves, I don't know what else to write sorry this has been such random crap...  A week from this coming Monday I start jury duty - fun. I don't really want to do it as now I'm paranoid someone will murder me if the person is found guilty & I don't like being with people I don't know, especially for long periods of time. Apparently I have to do it for 3 weeks from like 9am-5pm; like what the hell, that's crap & they want me to catch a bus as court houses apparently have no parking - umm... that sucks I have a car & got my license for a reason!! Plus buses scare me & make me  nauseous. Like it will be interesting, but really what a load of crap, people should be able to volunteer for it, what a waste of my perfectly good days!! Luckily Trent will be off work for the first 4 days I have to go & can drive me in & pick me up :) 
See now I am just talking about anything because I don't want to say good bye... Argh, I'm sleepy & Coyote Ugly (love that movie) just ended... So I am off to bed now... 
Have a good weekend my loves & stayed tuned for more wedding blogs (are you all sick of them or do you like seeing them let me know by commenting here, emailing me or leave a comment on the Facebook page..)