Sunday, August 30, 2009
I am starting to pack away some things now,, our house was on the market for 2 1/2 months and finally we accepted an offer and we are ready to move on,,, I ma just hoping that everything will run smoothly and the turn over will be finalised soon...
So the other day I was in my home office and starting to go through my files and piles of paper so I can see what needs to be purged and kept...
I was having a close look at my office furniture and I am quite disappointed because there are heaps of scratches on my desk...
Since my furniture is high gloss the scratches and dirt can be easily spotted.. I am also worried about moving them because for sure it will be hard to move and carry without scratching it...
So, I might consider asking someone to polish it or redo the paintwork, oh well I'll see how we go , I am just hoping that it wont have any more damage since I love that polish look on it....
Saturday, August 29, 2009
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Telegraph, Hawkins said she was thrilled to finally be able to talk about her brainchild which was borne out of increasing frustration at trying to find the perfect bikini and an insatiable urge to tinker with designs currently on the market.
"I'm in a bikini a lot - I'm working in one," she said.
"I'd see a bikini somewhere, wear it and then want to change it in some way or another, whether it be the colour or the feel of it, or the fit. I just wanted to give it my own little touch."
Hawkins said she had kept her girlfriends in mind when designing the range and believed that the sizes and styles in the range catered for all Australian women.
"I've got a girlfriend and she's tiny and she wanted a bit of padding in there and I've got another girlfriend with a really big bust and no butt and she wanted something that would make her boobs understated and her booty a bit bigger. There's something in there for everyone."
Hawkins pitched the idea of her own swimwear range to Myer store bosses late last year and, not surprisingly, they loved it.
The swimwear range, which includes bikinis and one-pieces in a variety of colours and patterns in sizes 8 to 16, features kaftans and cover-ups and will sold exclusively in Myer stores.
Monday, August 24, 2009
The Sydney-born, Townsville-raised 21-year-old model finished fourth.
Venezuelan 18-year-old Stefania Fernandez won the title in The Bahamas on Sunday, continuing the South American nation's domination of the event.
Last year's winner, Dayana Mendoza, of Venezuela , presented Fernandez with her crown.
Venezuelan beauties have won the pageant six times.
Finch's odds shortened dramatically in the days before the event, making her one of the favourites and she lived up to the hype, looking stunning in the swimsuit and evening gown rounds and earning a place in the final five.
The Miss Universe title came down to the final question, a hurdle that has derailed frontrunners and immortalised them on YouTube.
When her name was called to take centre stage for her question, Finch took a deep breath, placed her left hand on her waist and waited.
"Tonight you were judged on how you looked in a bathing suit," Valeria Mazza, the judge selected to probe Finch with a question, asked.
"In some countries women aren't allowed to wear a swimsuit. How does that make you feel?"
Finch began with an "ummmmm", but then leapt on the question, telling the judges and tens of millions of viewers around the world that wearing a swimsuit was a "beautiful thing".
"It gives everyone of us the chance to show our figures and our toned bodies and what we have worked hard for and I think our bodies are a beautiful part of a woman and we should definitely, you know, show them to the rest of the world," Finch said.
The crowd liked the answer but apparently it was not enough to score the Miss Universe crown.
Finch's fourth, from 83 contestants, was the best result for an Australian since Hawkins won in 2004.
The strong result is expected to earn the model millions of dollars in endorsement deals, with lingerie giant Victoria's Secret reportedly interested in offering her a contract and department stores and cosmetics companies lining up to sign her.
Finch is also believed to have signed on to be part of Celebrity MasterChef Australia.
The first runner-up at this year's pageant was Miss Dominican Republic, Ada Aimee de la Cruz.
Miss Kosovo, Droga Ganusha, was third and Miss Puerto Rico, Mayra Matos Perez, was fifth.
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What a stunning lady Miss Australia , actually all 5 finalist are beautiful and their faces are flawless and they dont need to take Acneticin anymore...What a beauty!!!!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
Bianca's Preschool joined in and here are the colorful and yummy cupcakes that we bought!!! They are so YUMMY!!!!!
Hummm,,, After enjoying some of these cupcakes I think I need to check on best weight loss supplements . I've been very naughty with my diet ...
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Ha.... Its been a beautiful , beautiful day today... We are almost on the last end of Winter and the weather here in South Sydney was a perfect warm winter day!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Australia's most loved koala will be stuffed and displayed in the
The image of Sam the koala holding hands with Country Fire Authority (CFA) firefighter David Tree and sipping from his water bottle in the aftermath of the Black Saturday bushfires was beamed around the world as a symbol of hope in the days following the disaster.
Sam's bushfire injuries had healed but the four-year-old animal was put down on Thursday during major surgery to remove cysts associated with chlamydia, a life-threatening disease that causes cervical infection and has ravaged Victoria's koala population.
"We will never forget the people and communities affected by those fires and we will never forget the courage and kindness of the firefighters and volunteers who helped them," Mr Brumby said.
"The story of Sam will help us to understand and remember the devastation that the events of February 2009 had on the people of this state and their extraordinary determination to recover and move forward with their lives."
Museum Victoria's exhibitions director Robin Hirst said it was vital Sam joined iconic racehorse Phar Lap at the museum.
"She is associated with a very important image from those terrible times."
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Smart shopping habits are key to decreasing your carbon footprint and are often more gentle on the wallet.
Before You Go
1. Make a Shopping List and Stick to It.
2. Take Reusable Shopping Bags
3. Carefully Plan Your Trip.
At The Store
1. Buy Products in the Largest Size You Can Use
2. Patrol the Packaging.
4. Buy Local
More and more people are choosing to shop online. Stay green at your computer screen with these tips:
If buying a gift for someone who lives far away, ship the item directly to the recipient’s home rather than your home first.
Order multiple items that can be shipped together in one purchase to decrease packaging material and transportation costs. To have ten pounds of packages shipped by overnight air uses 40 percent less fuel than driving yourself round-trip to the mall, according to the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions.
Ship products through the U.S. Postal Service because it is most likely coming to your neighborhood to deliver mail anyway.
Recycle or reuse all shipping material.