Friday, December 31, 2010

10 things I have enjoyed in 2010!

The year is coming to an end! And though I am sad that it is, here are 10 things that I have enjoyed in 2010!
  1. My year 11 camp! As much as I was dreading it, it was alot of fun and I wouldn't have missed it for the world!
  2. I turned 16! My party was success and I have enjoyed every minute of being 16!
  3. My parents returning from Peru, though I hated them going away (me and the baby sitters didn't always see eye to eye), I loved them returing it also made me appriciate how much they do for me!
  4. My school river cruise this was the perfect end to the school year and every one who went on it enjoyed it!
  5. A certain ping pong ball fight at a friends 19th, I really enjoyed it and will always treasure the memory. But I do have one question who won?
  6. Watching the final episode of Glee for season 1, I loved how everything tied in at the end of the season and it was well the worth the wait to watch it (channel ten did this thing when they only showed one episode of glee every 2 weeks instead of 1 a week.)
  7. Having our friends C and D stay with us for a month, it was a great time and we enjoyed every moment with them! We miss them heaps though we have spoken to them on skype its not the same!
  8. Passing all my subjects and getting either A's or B's!
  9. Camping at the begining of the year down south, I had loads of fun and made some awesome friends, who I can't wait to see in just under a week! I also loved climbing over rocks and learning how to find small crabs it was loads of fun!
  10. Everything I haven't mentioned this year though it had some hard spots in it was a great year!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Burritos!

I love mexican food! I don't know what it is about it maybe the freshness or that you don't need any utensils? So I have decided to share a recipe for burritos which I am making tonight, its not a 100% authentic but still taste great and are really easy to make :)

You will need (serves 5)
800 grms chicken thigh or breast fillets (I always use thigh as it is more tender and easier to use!)
1 onion sliced (not diced you will see why later)
1 packet burrito seasoning mix ( I used old el paso brand as it was all I could find)
1 packet of burrito wraps (I got 12 in a pack)
Salsa (buy it or make your own)
Salad vegetables chopped finely: I always use cucumber (cut into cubes), carrot (grated), lettuce (shredded), avacado (sliced) but use what ever you feel like!
cheese grated.
Sour cream
Method
1. chop chicken into strips (or to save time you could buy it sliced into strips look for the stir fry chicken)
2. place in container and sprinkle seasoning on and give it good mix. Place lid on container and place in fridge till ready to use.
3. Fry chicken and onion in a pan with a little oil until cooked through (you could do it in 2 batches if you want).
4. Heat burritos acording to packet instructions.
5. Lay one burrito on every ones plate and place a few strips of chicken on, top with salad, salsa and sour cream!
6. enjoy!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Size 8 doesn't fit every one!

Did you know Marilyn Monroe one of the most beautiful people in the world was a size 14? I know I didn't!
I hate it how people think they have to be a size 8 to look good! I mean hello? Not only is that unrealistic for alot of girls it is also stupid! I know many girls who are beautiful who aren't size 8! I am one of them!
I mean what is it with the extra small- extra large size index? I mean the extra smalls won't fit an 8 year old so why do they stock them in the teenage section! Where as the large will fit a size 12 girl perfectly! There is no logic to this! Why do girls purposely buy a size smaller than they know will fit them right! I mean please don't buy a small if you can't breathe in it, if you know you are a medium, it will only embarrass you in the long run! Why can't there be an international size index instead of various sizing methods it would be alot easier for girls and women an example of this is that a size 12 in Australia is a size 8 in America no logic!
I don't care what people think about what I wear as long as I am comfortable in it and it suits me, I am happy! My Mum has always taught me to dress modestly as that way I will always be comfortable and confident with what I wear. Thanks to her all my clothes fit perfectly and I always feel confident in what I wear!
So next time you think about starving your self remember size 8 doesn't fit everyone!

a recap of christmas!

I had a great christmas! I ate ALOT of food, caught up with family and I might've gotten a teensy tiny bit spoilt! I mean sure I didn't get any massive presents such as ipods and laptop etc but the gifts I got I loved ( I actually LOVE the fact that my parents never spend alot of money on me and my sisters as we learn to be thankful for what we got and learn how to save up for things! And I don't care if my best friend got the latest ipod touch as the camera uses up a lot of space and I saved up for mine so it means alot more to me!)! I always get spoilt by my cousins and this year was no exception, I got a lovely handheld mirror, a really nice hair clip, chocolate, money, cake decorating book and french perfume! From my parents I got a new suit case ( I asked for a new one as my old one is rather small and I always end up taking 3 extra bags along with my suit case which is a pain!), a beach towel and a few other things. I also got a gift voucher for my local christian book store which I can't wait to spend!

But the one thing that drives me mad is that christmas is so comercialised! I mean honestly my parents don't go over the top with presents and that is a good thing as the real meaning of christmas isn't left behind that way!
So I hope every one had a good christmas!

Friday, December 24, 2010

10 things that have made me smile!

Christmas is literally around the corner! Every christmas I always get exited, Christmas day can't come sooner! I decorate the tree, wrap gifts and presents to give to people (and always get carried away!), play christmas music (Glee being the popular choice this year) and spend almost every living moment thinking about christmas! I love christmas and I have to admit I love the days building up to the main day waking up and seeing all the christmas decorations each day just make me soooo happy! So here are Ten things that have made me smile this week!
  1. CHRISTMAS IS TOMORROW.
  2. I got to see a close friend who I hadn't seen in a while.
  3. I bought a nice top.
  4. I made a yummy oreo cheesecake.
  5. My cats have been a lot more friendlier than normal.
  6. I went to my local theme park twice this week ( I have a season pass which allows me to go when ever I want, for the season!)
  7. I have a nice tan.
  8. I have started re reading Harry Potter (which btw is waaaaaaay better than twilight!)
  9. There is just over 2 weeks till I go camping :)
  10. I picked up a few last minute extra gifts for my sisters.

Merry Christmas to everyone who reads my blog, I hope you have a fun filled day tomorrow :)

Monday, December 20, 2010

Op shopping

Today I went op (thrift or second hand) shopping with one of my close friends. We went into a few op shops and came out with some nice purchases! I picked up a nice top ( I will need to wear a camisole under it but it looks nice!) for $2.50 (was originally $5 but all orange tags were 50% off!), a book, a dvd brand new still package not opened for $4 which I will give to my sister as an extra christmas present (its Hannah Montanna so god save me! But she will love it!), and a tin filled with a wooden farm set (it was only missing one animal) for $2, for my Mum's 3 year old kindy. My friend picked up a box of nice rocks and 2 english lit books to help her next year. Overall we both got a good lot and weren't complaining :)
We also wandered around and looked in a few shops, so I was able to pick up a pack of 3 flower shaped lip glosses for $8 which I put in mine and my sisters stockings they look really pretty and are of good quality too, I also got a canvas bag which has a picture of an emu on it I use canvas bags ALOT when we go camping - with going to the showerblocks, beach and small shop its always handy to have a bag which I can easily wash and wear, I finally got a small heart shaped cookie cutter. So though I may have spent $6 over what I planned to do ( I am trying to save it for when we go camping but I never seem to spend that much any way!) I had a good time and it was great catching up with my friend who I never seem to catch up with!
I greatly recomend going op shoping as you never know what you find!
Here are my tips for going op shopping if you ever want too:
  1. Go to a place where there is at least 2 op shops that way you have a variety of shops to browse.
  2. DON'T BUY ELECTRONICS! Some electronics can be faulty and its better not to take the risk.
  3. Browse all the racks of clothing, the chances are you will find something if you go through all the racks.
  4. Keep an eye out for decent brands, I have picked up alot of things that are by good brands and are of good quality, I have picked up a pair of shoes by a top surf brand that were practically brand new!
  5. Don't get discouraged if you don't find something as stock is always coming in!

Enjoy op shopping!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Random

I'm a procastinator, I mean sure I get things done, but sometimes I cannot be bothered to do things! I mean right now, I should be reading a book on getting my learners permit but seriously I read one chapter and it was so boring! But I need to get my L's and I realise that I won't wake up one day and I will magically have the permit but honestly whats the hurry? I mean sure I know people who have gone for their L's on their birthday, but me? Forget that I have all the time in the world! One of my closed friends, still hasn't got theirs and its been 6 months since she can!
Then there's homework, I am one of the people whom if they can do the assignment in class they will. I mean seriously school work should stay at school, I mean Hello? I have a life and homework is the last thing on my mind! Sure I don't leave my homework to the last minute, cause thats just stupid! But I still put it off for days!
I mean before facebook you have to admit procrastinating was hard but now with facebook its easy peasy!
So I better go and read chapter 2 of this extremly boring book . . .

Thursday, December 16, 2010

School report

As of now my 2 dear sisters are on holidays which equals happy Mum (knowing dad he won't realise till christmas time!).
Also today I got my school report and I am very pleased about my grades ( I did a happy dance when I read the results!) 3 A's (top grade) and the rest B's ( 2nd highest grade) so as you tell I am VERY HAPPY! But with the report came my booklist sure no big deal, but it said Year 12 booklist, which was then hit me, I will be a year 12 next year, next year is my last ever year of high school! And I have to admit I am kinda scared about it but in a good way :)
It also came with details about the ball which I am soooooo exited about! I have my dress and jewlery and yesterday I bought my shoes (Which I love! they are the perfect height for my dress! They had to be kitten heels, otherwise my dress would have had to have been taken up.).
But heres the thing, I don't have a date not that it bothers me as such, more along the lines that it bothers my father (not sure how? He has already suddgested a guy which I told him flat out no) and a few other people. But I'm not sure, I mean ye there is a guy who I would like to take, but for starters what he says no? I mean we are friends, so what do I have to loose? I'm just not sure I want to take that risk ( a little help here?). Plus he is a few years older than me!
I guess I will just have to wait and see, I mean I have 2 months to ask him so maybe it will happen?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

a suprise :)

I love suprises, maybe thats why I love giving people presents, but today I got a suprise actually so did my mum and sisters!
It all started out when last night, I was feeling kinda depressed as my best friend, Gem was in town, and due to me forgetting to charge my phone and keeping it on vibrate I had somehow managed to miss all her calls and resulting in us not being able to catch to do our present exchange. She told me she was going home this morning and it would be too hard to catch up (she had her step brothers graduation to go to).
So life went on, I helped at a luncheon with a friend being a waitress (sort of) and helping dry dishes. But towards the end of the luncheon, I got a text from her saying she had missed her bus and that she had a whole afternoon to kill and could she come over. So of course I said yes, she then asked me if my mum could pick her up from the train station, but there was a problem mum was having lunch with a friend so I told her I would get a lift to the train station and catch the bus home with her (she couldn't really figure it out, not that I blame her busses can be confusing!). This was no problem as the person who I was getting a lift was driving by the train station any way.
So we caught the bus and were walking back to my place and we here a car come up behind us and toot, it was of course my mum and younger sister, who were very suprised, as I had forgotten to tell my mum I mean I knew she would be more than happy about it so why bother ruin the suprise?
I mean this made my day and I am sure it made my mum and sisters day's too!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

a quick post!

Ok, I have been waaay too busy to even think about 10 things that have made me smile this week, so I will only list one!
1. CHRISTMAS IS COMMMING!!!!! :)
I mean sure on friday we ( as in mum and I) have finished all the christmas shopping for the rest of the family which is nice. But I mean seriously I am just soooo busy and tired! But I will make more of an effort to blog this next week!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I don't care

I don't care if people think I am strange.
I don't care if I get scared for watching programmes and movies that most people could watch.
I don't care if I love my cats too much.
I don't care if the guy I like doesn't notice me.
I don't care if I'm not up to date on the latest fashion trends.
I don't care if I spend waaay to much money on things.
I don't care if I am over obessed with Glee.
I don't care if I cry and people see me.
I don't care if I paint waaay too many frogs.
I don't care if my hair is a mess and you see me.
I don't care if I laugh at random things.
I don't care that I buy things that are over priced.
I don't care if I act childish at times.
I don't care if you think I am over protective of my sisters.
I don't care if my room is mess.
I don't care if people judge me on looks alone.
I don't care . . .

Sunday, December 5, 2010

10 things that put me in a christmassy mood!

Christmas is coming! Everyone has their own traditions that put them in a christmassy mood! So here are 10 things that put me in a christmassy mood!
  1. putting up the tree, ours is up, we put up on the 1st of december (mainly because mum wouldn't let us put it up any earlier!)
  2. Listening to christmassy music, I don't normally do it, but seeing as Glee (my favourite tv show!) has released a christmas album, I have been enjoying playing the album when ever I can, actually it's what I'm listening to right now!
  3. walking through the shops and seeing all the decorations up. I am a shopaholic and this year I have to admit the decorations are beautiful! All silver and white with snowflakes so elegent not the traditional (and over done) red and greens!
  4. wrapping up christmas presents, I do it normally as soon as I buy the presents!
  5. going christmas light spotting, we normally do this on a hot night, and drive around its so much fun!
  6. watching christmas special's on tv, ok this year I am very happy as Glee are doing a christmas special thus the christmas album.
  7. singing christmas carols at church, it puts me in a christmassy mood imeadiatly!
  8. giving out christmas cards, I love seeing peoples faces when I hand them a card.
  9. getting christmas cards, the mail isn't just about bills now!
  10. reading christmassy books, even though I am a teenager I love reading stories based at christmas time!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

10 moments that have made me smile this week!

Ok I'm switching it up today, instead of 10 things that I have made me smile this week, this week it will be 10 moments that have made me smile this week. Ok, I'm not sure what the difference between the 2 is but there is maybe moments include physical? I'm not sure! But I felt like a change!
  1. Waking up in the middle of the night and seeing my cat, Tom, curled up beside me!
  2. Watching grandparents, parents and other relatives seeing their children perform in the christmas play, which my mum puts on each year for her 3 year old kindy.
  3. Getting complimented on my cooking skills (yet again! and for the final time I do not want to be a chef!)
  4. realising I survived delivering the biggest paper round this year!
  5. Getting paid :)
  6. reading so many amazing blogs this week! There are too many to mention but they are all great!
  7. setting up the christmas tree.
  8. seeing my friend's face at her suprise birthday party she had no idea what was going on!
  9. Laughing alot!
  10. writing a letter to my cousin :)