Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy Weekend!!! :)

These are my plans for this weekend :) Hope you all have an amazing one. G x x x

Thought For The Day.

I love this quote!! No truer words said. Be the hero :) G x

Creating Infinite Beauty - Kate MacDowell

I LOVE these porcelain sculptures by artist Kate D. MacDowell. She pulls inspiration from environmental degradation, mythology, art history and other cultural touchstones.

Kate states that, “I see each piece as a captured and preserved specimen, a painstaking record of endangered natural forms and a commentary on our own culpability.” She also says about her work, "In my work this romantic ideal of union with the natural world conflicts with our contemporary impact on the environment. These pieces are in part responses to environmental stressors including climate change, toxic pollution, and gm crops. They also borrow from myth, art history, figures of speech and other cultural touchstones."

Each piece is hand sculptured out of porcelain. I absolutely mindlessly love this work! Seriously I want each piece. Each one is so detailed and intricate. They are so raw and ghostly. Some of them are a bit disturbing but that simply makes me love them even more. I love art that makes you feel, that moves you, and wow I am moved!!! G

Beautiful Dresses

Since it is so cold and miserable here, deep in the misty chills of winter, I have a sudden craving to wear a pretty little dress. Probably because I have been so bundled up in warm winter woolies, my body wants to be feel the sun on its skin. So I found some these beautiful dresses from today. If you haven't visited this website you need to! It is a British based online clothing store. They have some awesome stuff, go check out their site! G x

Pinterest Photo Of The Day.

I love this photo!!!! It honestly makes my heart swell. Such a beautiful scene, makes me sooooo happy! I love the way the dog is smiling. :) G

10 Day You Challenge - Day Ten

10 Day You Challenge - Day Ten - One Picture

I know I have posted this picture from Pintrest before but this is still my most favorite picture of all time. Every time I look at it it makes me insanely happy. I don't particularly like photos of myself but I love photography. I feel photos can express so much and capture a moment that can be felt through the image. And this photo for me, represents pure, endless, love and giddy happiness and that is all I want for my life. Love and happiness. Beautiful :) G

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Thought For The Day.

10 Day You Challenge - Day Nine

10 Day You Challenge - Day Nine - Two Songs

Hmm this is a hard one again! I just want to give ton of song names. And since my favorite song choice changes almost weekly I always have too many favorites! 2 seems a bit stingy but here it goes. G :)

1. Collide - Howie Day

2.Just A Feeling - Maroon Five

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

10 Day You Challenge - Day Eight

10 Day You Challenge - Day Eight - 3 Films

This was a difficult one! I love so many movies and often re-watch the good ones over and over (I am one of those). I have so many favorite movies, so these are just the first 3 of those favorites that came to mind. G x o x o

1. Moulin Rouge

2. A Walk To Remember

3. I Love You Man

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

10 Day You Challenge - Day Seven

10 Day You Challenge - Day Seven - Four Books

I read a lot. I love books. I could be called a bit of a nerd and I really wouldn't even mind. So as you can imagine I have many favorites, so these are just a few. The list is endless! :) G

1. The Twilight Saga - Stephenie Meyer (all 4 books).

2. Water For Elephants - Sara Gruen

3. Woke up Dead - Roger Smith

4. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare

Monday, July 25, 2011

Thought For The Day.

Dear Photograph

Dear Photograph is a very cute site that is all about taking a picture of a picture from the past in the present. It is an awesome idea. You simply find an old, favorite photo and go to exactly the same place the first photograph was taken and take a new one, with the only photo in the new photo. Ha ha, it sounds a bit confusing but the photos below are pretty self explanatory and really are awesome. It is a bit spooky to me when I think about doing it. It freaks me out to go to the exact place and look at the photo of smiling people then to the bare scene in-front of you without the smiling faces. Creepy. But makes you realize how fleeting life actually is. G x


Underwater Dreams.

I love underwater photography like these photos! They are so beautiful. This kind of photography reminds me of dreams, they have that same eerie, mysterious feel to them. So winsome and surreal. Love it. G ;)

Dear Heart...

Still Crazy - Paolo Nutini

I am loving this song. So beautiful. Relationships end. Some sooner that others and some more painfully. But the thing about endings is they don't take away from the beginning, from the moments in-between, the memories made, the laughter, the tears. These are yours forever. No one in the world will share these exact moments except you and your lover. They are all yours. And even when love doesn't work out, it doesn't mean it wasn't real and pure and beautiful and wasn't all you had to give. The end never diminishes the beauty, it is mostly always sad but in the sadness there is a light, a shimmer of hope and beauty that the end brings with it. G x

Still Crazy - Paolo Nutini

Shut me out completely,
That would not be such a sin.
Lock up every entry,
Make sure that there’s no way for me to get in
Won’t try to pry them open,
Never mind knock upon your doors.
Truth is that there’s no reason for me to even see your face anymore.

But I need your ears and I need them now I’ve got something to say,
I’m not here today to win you back just to remind you that,

Sure as the rain starts to fall,
Yes I’ll always remember you dear.
And though we don’t talk anymore.
I was crazy for you; yes I was crazy for you, that’s for sure.

Nothings ever easy, I think we both know that it’s true.
I was convinced you loved me, and I was pretty sure that I loved you too,
When was our final moment, whats your favourite might have beens.
When was my fatal error that changed the way you thought of me ever since.

Cos I made you smile and I made you laugh,
I made nice gestures and surprised you enough?
But I made you come, but I made you cry,
I wish this was true but I’m not gonna lie.

So sure as the rain starts to fall,
Yes I’ll always remember you close
And though we don’t touch anymore.
I was crazy for you; I’m still crazy for you, that’s for sure.
Still crazy for you, still crazy for you, still crazy for you

10 Day You Challenge - Day Six

10 Day You Challenge - Day Six -Five Foods

1. Italian! I love garlic, I love Parmigiano, I love pizza, I love pasta! So Italian for me is like heaven on earth. Lasagna been my all time, most favorite meal in the world!

2. Anything chocolate and pretty much all desserts. I have a very big sweet tooth.

3. Popcorn.

4. Tea. Sigh. My. Life. force.

5. Chips. This is my food weakness! Unfortunately for me. I try not to indulge to much in this weakness as chips are not the healthiest but I am afraid they make my taste buds very happy.

6. Tai and Indian food. I can't choose. After Italian I simply adore all Tai and Indian food. I love chili and the sweet and sour flavor of tai, as well as the use of fresh veg and ginger. And I love the spicy chili flavor of Indian food. Indian food always seems to comfort my belly.

(7. Bonus secret food love - I love prawns, ribs and biltong! Been a vegetarian this is really quite a problem for me :) I have not eaten either of these tasty treats in about 13 years!! But I have this fear and desire that one day all my nerve and will power will crumble and I will binge eat!! And maybe even form some kind of allergy due to over indulgence :) )

Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Weekend Everyone!!! :)

Poetry For Today.

When You Are Old
by William Butler Yeats

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;

And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.


Ok I found this cute little place about a month ago, have been meaning to blog about it for a while now. This place is amazing! It is basically a frozen yogurt bar. (All the yogurt is 98% fat free, which is great because most of the toppings are not :). It is self service, so you can literally go as wild as you like. And they offer every single topping imaginable! Seriously, chocolate, smarties, astros, jelly tots, fruit, nuts, wafers, sauces, carmel....and the list goes on...and on!! Then after you have chosen all your favorites, they weigh your cup and off you go. It is awesome. Whenever I enter those doors I become a kid again and am so overwhelmed with excitement I literally have to give myself a minute to calm down! So if you live in sunny Durbs, do yourself a favor and visit Wakkaberry on Florida, you will not be disappointed!! Here is my last creation, blueberry/strawberry and passion fruit frozen yogurt with astros, jelly tots, strawberries, flake, smarties and hundreds and thousands! Oh yeah baby, a mish-mash of pure heaven! :) G

Lets Go On A Picnic!

This weekend I am suggesting a picnic. I simply love them! What is not to love; the beautiful outdoors, sunshine, great company or a good book and tasty little treats. Yum, sounds like a great way to occupy the weekend. Go ahead pack a little something and surprise the one you love. <3 G

Thought For The Weekend.