Archive for January 2010

Suzie’s Hen Party Plans

January 31st, 2010 — 9:54pm

As one of Suzie’s bridesmaids one of my duties was to organise the fun and games for the hen party.  We came up with a few ideas to make Suzie’s hen party special.

All the girls created a few scrapbook pages full of advice, photos and memories.

These were my pages.

Another idea we had was the Perfect Wife box.  All the hens bought, made or donated something to the box that they thought would help Suzie become the perfect wife.

My contribution was an apron, I created a design and had it printed by Zazzle.  I sewed a few buttons on the pockets to make it look a little prettier.  Anyone who knows me will tell you I’m the worlds worst sewer so it’s a miracle that the buttons stayed on at all!

We played a few games Who am I?” a game where each hen fills in a sheet with answers and Suzie had to guess who it was and “Mr and Mrs”  I had asked Suzie’s fiancé Rob a few questions before the party and on the day Suzie had to match her answer to Rob’s.

Another game we played was a naughty pass the parcel!  The presents weren’t too rude but did include “advice” books *wink, wink*, naughty snap, a naughty word search, the whistles pictured below (from Confetti) and shot glasses.

I think everyone enjoyed the games!  We had a really fun day, stay tuned for the photos!

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Oh! We’re going to Oahu!!

January 31st, 2010 — 8:39pm


After all the problems we initially had with booking our flights to Oahu we thought that we might not make it.  Tonight we managed to book our flights from San Francisco to Honolulu! Yay!  We used and managed to get the flights at a really reasonable price!

I’m so excited!

Mahalo Travelocity!

Laula & Hakana x

Our Hawaiian names!

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Purple Nails

January 29th, 2010 — 9:42pm

I treated myself today to a manicure at Nails Inc.

The colour is actually purple not blue like it looks on the photo.

I’ve already managed to chip my thumb nail, which is usually what happens when I pay to have them done!  I rarely wear nail polish but when I do get a manicure it’s usually of the French kind, I have to say I’m quite liking the dark purple colour… maybe an idea for the wedding?!

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Friday’s Photo

January 29th, 2010 — 9:18pm

Making the most of the weather with this amazing black and white photo

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Tie Guy or Cravat Chap?

January 29th, 2010 — 1:06pm

There’s nothing better than a gorgeous man in a gorgeous suit, I’m sure most girls will agree!

I’m very excited about suit shopping for Has, much more than I was about sorting out my own togs for the wedding.

I want to try and stay away from the traditional wedding look and go for something a little different.  For starters I’m not a huge fan of cravats, don’t get me wrong I think it looks really smart but I’d much rather Has wore a tie. To be honest I think he’s much more of a tie guy than a cravat chap.

I seems we are both on the same page, when it comes to the suits.  We both like dark charcoal grey suit, with a dark waist coat and purple tie to match the colour scheme.  Obviously the colours are wrong but this is the style I like.

I also really like the look of a dark waistcoat once the suit jacket comes off.
I can’t wait to suit shop!

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Wedding Style Guide

January 29th, 2010 — 10:57am

Australia’s answer to Martha Stewart

I found this website this morning and have spent the last few hours browsing the blog and the back issues.  I’ve decided it’s far too fabulous to keep to myself.
The great things about this website is that they offer gorgeous FREE downloads!  I’ve already downloaded the Rock Chic labels!
If you love the website as much as I do you may even consider downloading their current issue for just $11.95 or an earlier addition for $4.95, which is, as we speak sitting in my shopping basket!

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Light Writing Proposal

January 28th, 2010 — 3:53pm

Light Writing Proposal from Derick Childress on Vimeo.

An amazing video of a very unique proposal!

The most common question so far about the proposal video is “How did you do it?” The technique is most commonly known as ‘light writing.’ A light source is moved (in this case, a 3 million candlepower spotlight) while the shutter of a DSLR camera is left open, creating a streak of light in the final exposure.

Here’s the story of this particular video

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Honeymoon Wardrobe

January 28th, 2010 — 3:13pm

I bought two new tops today from Oasis my absolute favourite clothes shop.  I have had my eye on one of the tops for a while now and tried to ignore it.  However today my Oasis urge got the better of me and I walked out of the store a very happy lady, all be it with a lighter purse!

To rationalise these purchases I decided that they will be perfect for the honeymoon.  Of course I’ll need to wear them beforehand just to “try them out!”

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Poster List Love

January 27th, 2010 — 10:22pm
From The Poster List.  Seriously considering getting a few posters for our future nest.  Loving the new spin on the “Keep Calm and Carry On” craze!

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Simply Beautiful – Gorgeous Purple Table Inspiration

January 27th, 2010 — 8:29pm

Love, love, love!

The flowers in the back of the chair, the colours, the votive holders, the feeling of being in a field on a spring day, everything is so soft and simple.  Absolutely stunning.

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