Monday, January 30, 2012

Royal Fashion Monday

Love this dress but not loving the colour on Letizia :(

Love Maxima's outfit but not the headpiece...

Visiting their new niece at the hospital...

Assorted royals...

There are a lot of big coats this week...

Especially on Charlene....

Either her South African blood can't handle the southern European winter or she's trying to hide something... ;)

Mary & Frederick have been visiting Belgium...

And I couldn't resist another shot of Marie & the baby x

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Week Four...

Room - Emma Donoghue $13.89
I really seem to be breaking my no book buying until I've finished the ones I own on my shelf.
However as posted earlier I have decided to join in the blog book club with Blithely Unaware & this is the first book. I am loving it. Bought it on kindle to keep down the clutter. I was worried that the kindle would decrease my motivation to read as I wouldn't see how far through the book I am. Then I realised that kindle has a percentage counter!!! (It's actually Mr TPS's kindle - hence my lack of knowledge!)

Dinner with a friend visiting from Melbourne $24

Beginning of week $174.90
I spent $37.89
Leftover $137.01
Next week $237.01

More realistic...

Since Saturday is such a big real estate day with open houses etc I have decided to do a weekly post on real estate on Saturdays :)

Loving this home!

Friday, January 27, 2012

New Princess...

I have been eagerly anticipating these photos - Marie, Joachim & their new baby girl leaving the hospital.

I love how good the new mums always look leaving the hospital. Do you think their hair & makeup artist visits to get them ready? ;)

How precious!!

This Past Week...

* Celebrated my birthday in style - hospital style that is ;) Then properly after nights finished.
* Finished my internship
* Caught up on real housewives of beverly hills - I have thankfully never seen women act like that in real life! Although I really love all the glamour.
* Caught up on housework & enjoyed some downtime.
* Fixed the wireless on our desktop computer so we can finally get rid of the ugly cord that's been running from the kitchen all the way around, down the hall & into the spare room.
* Purchased Room by Emma Donoghue on kindle, to discuss on the lovely Blithely Unaware's blog.
* Planned what I am taking on my mini-break to the Gold Coast & hoped that the weather starts to clear up there before I go.
* Sent off some ebay packages - it's not as worth it as it used to be :(
* Showed up to my first rostered night to find that they had found a reliever for me so I could have the whole week off post-nights as is the agreement. Was pleasantly surprised & left as quickly as I could so that someone didn't find work for me to do.
* Finished up the week watching the Real Housewives wedding, before making nachos to enjoy movie night with Mr TPS after he finally submits his assignment.

Puggy's favourite person on Real Housewives:

Thursday, January 26, 2012


As usual, totally out of my price range...

Happy Australia Day!

I have unexpectedly ended up with a couple of extra days off! Yay!

However Mr TPS is working on his assignment for uni, I didn't make any plans for today as I thought I would be spending it sleeping.

So it's a nice quiet day in together, I'm catching up on cleaning & my favourite tv shows.

Happy Australia Day everyone!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Wednesday Wishlist...

As usual it's Forever New topping my wishlist - they are quite good at updating their site, guess it's because they have an online store.

My love of blue is continuing.

Missed out on this one last time.... talked myself out of it (in cream) & have regretted it since!! Here's hoping it's in-store again, especially in the cream colour.


Denmark has another little Princess!!

Prince Joachim & Princess Marie have welcomed a newborn baby girl overnight.

I'm so excited!!

Now just waiting on Princess Victoria's!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


I've been tagged by the lovely Miss Directions

First Things First, The Rules:

  1. You must post the rules.
  2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself on the blog post.
  3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you've tagged.
  4. Tag eleven people and link them on your post
  5. Let them know you've tagged them!
Eleven Fun Facts About Me:  

1.  I love everything royal!

2.  I often feel like it's an effort to got out, but when I do I generally have a great time.

3.  I'm pretty lazy & don't really like exercising all that much - will prefer to cut back on what I'm eating instead.

4.  I go through bouts of cleaning the house from top to toe, then will be really lazy for awhile & it'll start looking like a bomb!
5.  I totally love reading & am quite a speed reader.

6.  I seem to come across as a lot more confident than I feel sometimes...!

7.  Love real estate & totally can't wait until Mr TPS & I are ready to buy a house!

8.  When I am really stressed I find things like folding all my clothes perfectly calming.

9.  I am generally a very generous person.

10.  I used to be really into punk/grunge music - you would never know after my obsession with review dresses!

11.  My sister & I used to spend hours in the holidays being creative & coming up with imaginative games - there was no hours in front of the tv for us.

Questions For My Lovely Eleven:

1.  What is your worst shoe-wearing experience?
Any time I have ended up with blisters! Why is it that shoes always feel more comfortable in the store!

2.  Have you ever recieved a love letter (not email, the true old fashioned kind)?
Yes. I have just recently culled a lot that I thought I had culled already.

3.  Have you ever embarassed yourself running for a bus/train/tram?
VERY rarely. I prefer to be on time & often find myself waiting long amounts of time.

4.  Do you prefer Barbie or Lego?
Tough one - as I mentioned above with imagination, my sister & I had both! Many happy hours with each.

5.  If someone offered to pay you to enjoy a hobby for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Is shopping a hobby? Hehehe.

6.  If you had to go on a sudden holiday to an unknown destination and had 5 minutes to pack, what would you be sure to grab?
A review dress. Depends on my mood on the day which one.

7.  What subject did you secretly love (if any) at school?

Japanese. I wish I had kept it up over the years.

8.  How long can you hold your breath for? (Timer)

16 seconds

9.  Is there a recurring theme to your dreams/nightmares?

I find that when I sleep during the day during a week of nights they are generally about work. Sigh, there really is no escape.

10.  What did you want to be when you grew up?

Many things - including a doctor!

11.  Do you pick the red pill or the blue pill?


Monday, January 23, 2012

Royal Fashion Monday

Loving Letizia's coats this week...

And I think this may well be my favourite pregnancy look from Victoria - so lovely to see her in something fitting showing off her bump!!

Not sure about the grey tights but like the skirt & shirt combo...

Charlotte is apparently in Paris...

Love when Royals hang out together... & it makes me feel better that Princess Mary's jeans also bunch at the knees with long boots...

Loving Mette Marit's jacket!