Friday, November 9, 2012

Exploring Southern Hemisphere - Sydney

Hello from down under! After a 17+ hour flight, I arrived at the Sydney airport.

I met a girl named Yvette from Alberta, Canada on the shuttle ride to my hostel. Everything is orange here, including to sofa I'm writing from. The staff here claim that the owner of the hostel is an 8 year old daucshaund that drinks out of a cup and prefers to be called Princess.

After a much needed shower, Yvette & I set out to take the CityRail (similar to Bart) to the closest beach, Double Bay. We got on an express train by accident and got dropped off in Bondi Junction, a whole stop past where we were trying to go. We decided to walk around a bit and passed by many decorated houses. Some had funny handwritten notes saying "out of candy, come back in 365 days."

We asked for directions a lot after realizing that our exhaustion was causing us to get further lost. I like to call this an adventure. We finally arrived at the "beach" which was a strip of sand next to a small harbour. Our feet were in a lot of pain so we took the bus back to Kings Cross which is right next to my hostel. I'm happy I'm only staying here one night since I'll be much closer to everything when I stay at another hostel in The Rocks.

We spent the afternoon people watching at a burger joint located right next to a gym. I've been struggling to stay up (since it is not even 9pm here).

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Pyrex finds

What do I love to do on my lunch breaks, on the way home from work, and as soon as I wake up on weekends? Search for great deals all over! I get the biggest high from finding things that people have donated and cast away. I know there are plenty of others out there like me and I love it! 

I found these beauties all over the place. Some in thrift stores and some in antique collectives. I've been using instagram to share a lot of photos and decided that I should use my dream camera that I purchased in March to shoot some photos too! Here are some recent finds (mostly orange):

Autumn Harvest pattern
 Promotional Seville pattern from 1972
 Daisy (unknown pattern)
 Horizon Blue pattern
 New Dots
I admit it, I am obsessed with Pyrex. I'm spending a lot of time here & here. I've got the same question over and over again. What are you going to do with all of that? I use it! Its in my fridge, decorating my counter and in my cupboards. I make gelato with it, store fruit and snacks in them. They add that pop of color to my table that I'm looking for!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Summer Shenanigans

Sutro Baths, San Francisco, CA

I saw a post by Ali Edwards and believe that there should always be a summer manifesto! Summer has always been a favorite time of year to me. Here's my list for Summer 2012:
  1. Take a ride on a boat
  2. Go to a garage sale
  3. Night tour on Alcatraz Island
  4. Kayak in the bay
  5. Make gelato
  6. Try making Uncle Pat's ice cream cake
  7. Surf
  8. Shoot film!
  9. Go for a bike ride
  10. Spend time outside
  11. Visit the Library
  12. Make something with beads
  13. Paint my nails bright colors
  14. Go swimming
  15. Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium
  16. Dance!
  17. Free Friday Night Concert at The Boardwalk
  18. Go to a Water Park/Theme Park
  19. Eat Ice Cream
  20. Movie night in the Park (in San Francisco)

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