A Trip to the Lights

My hometown of Hamilton doesn't have the greatest reputation. It is generally known as a mind numbingly boring place to visit. Although I will always have a soft spot for this town, having grown up here, I do accept that Hamilton is not the most happening place on earth.

Bucket List: Cruise to Antarctica

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It's no secret that I have big goals. I have a mental list of the things I want to do and the places I want to see. So it seems strange that I wouldn't have a bucket list, right? Well today I am righting that wrong. Today is the day that I start my bucket list!

Merry Vlogmas Everybody!

So you may have read the title to this post and be asking yourself "what the heck is vlogmas?" The word "vlogmas" is a combination of the words "vlog" (video blog) and "Christmas". Vloggers on YouTube participate by vlogging everyday life from the 1st of December right up until Christmas.

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It is no secret that I am a HUGE Christmas person! So as soon the 1st of December rolled around, I was decorating like mad. Equipped with my three big boxes of decorations and Michael Buble's Christmas album playing in the background I Christmasafied every inch of the house. Candles, candycanes, nativity scenes... you name it, I've got it!

December Desktop Calendar

Original image source: Travel Habit

Christmas is almost here and 2013 is coming to a close. I've said it before and I'll say it again; time flies by so fast! Seriously! I swear the year just started!

The End Of A Chapter

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I'm done! I have reached the light at the end of that long tunnel. Yes, after three and half years of blood, sweat and (a lot of) tears I have finished my degree. You are now reading the work of a communications graduate– no excuses for spelling mistakes anymore! :/

November Desktop Calendar

Original image source: A Separate State Of Mind
A new month, a new desktop calendar!

Melbourne Snapshots

Topshop was #1 on my go to list in Melbourne.

A few month's ago I went to Melbourne for an internship at World Vision's Australian headquarters. Although most of my time was spent behind a desk, I did get the chance to see a bit of city too. I'm not very good with pictures– I never remember to take them– but I did manage to get a few snaps here and there to share with you all! Enjoy!

Oh, My Life!

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This quote pretty much sums up my life at the moment. In five weeks I'll be all finished with my degree and I have no idea what's going to happen after that! There is only one thing I am sure of– I'm going to explore every inch of everywhere I've ever dreamed of going!


October Desktop Calendar

Original image source: Liberty Church

This month's desktop calendar image is of London– one of my favorite cities in the world. Even though I've never been there, I feel like London and I are destined to meet. We suit each other to a tee... or should I say "tea"? ;) 

July Desktop Calendar

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So, I've been in Melbourne for a week now and I am loving it. There is so much on offer– sights, sounds, food, shopping– I feel as if I am spoilt for choice.

A short update...

Charlie wanted to come with me but cats weren't allowed on the plane :(
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I know it has been FOREVER since I last posted! I've been soooo busy this past semester and I would be glad it's over except for the fact that its not...

June Desktop Calendar!

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I am happy to say that today I finished my last assignment for this semester! Now I can focus all my attention onto this blog– I have been seriously slack the past few months!

But first things first, this month's desktop calendar. Yes it is ten days late, but as I always say... better late than never!

May Desktop Calendar

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Oh Alaska, why do you have to be so beautiful and wintery? You are making me want spontaneously buy a plane ticket to explore your forests and snowy mountains. Although I must admit that you are slightly less appealing now you're heading into summer up there!

April Desktop Calendar

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I'm at it again... dreaming of London! 

Review: Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains

Now, I should probably start this post with a disclaimer: I'm no beauty blogger! In saying that, I have absolutely fallen in love with Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. So much so that thought it warranted a beauty post– my FIRST beauty post (how exciting)!

March Desktop Calendar

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I have a bit of a confession to make. I REALLY like soppy romance movies! I recently saw Safe Haven and believe me, it's about as soppy as it gets!

Parachute 2013 Favorites

This year marked my fifth time attending the annual Parachute Music Festival (held just outside of my hometown, Hamilton). Although there are many things that keep me coming back year after year, the one thing I love most about the festival is the chance to discover and rediscover great music.

This year was no exception. There were so many amazing artists and I wish I could mention them all but for the sake of time (and to avoid me rambling as I often tend to do) I've narrowed it down to just three– the creme-de-la-creme, so to speak.

Farah Loux

Farah Loux (formerly known as Alaska) are a firm crowd favorite every year at Parachute. Listening to them, it's not hard to see why. I love how they use such an array of different instruments (rather than the standard guitar and drums). They have such a unique, folky sound that is oh-so-catchy!

February Desktop Calendar

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My oh my, this year is flying by! Can you believe it's February already!?

How I would spend a day in... Rome

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When I did my first 'how I would spend a day...' post back in May last year, I had the intention of making it a regular thing. Now here we are, eight months later, and I still haven't done another one! But today I am making good on my intentions! 

Obsessed With The 20's

The sequins and bead work on this dress is so beautiful (source)
As I said in my previous post, I'm kinda obsessed with Downton Abbey at the moment. And when I say "kinda obsessed", I really mean that I'm completely addicted! 

January Desktop Calendar

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One of my favorite shows at the moment is Downton Abbey. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend you check it out. It's full of drama and suspense– the keys to any good show... seriously, watch it!

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed your New Years celebrations!

I can't believe that it's 2013 already, I swear that time is speeding up as I get older! It's reminded me of just how little time I have left of study before I have to step out into the big wide world and become a grown-up– only one year, ahhhhhh!

I think I'm going to have to think about some resolutions to make this year count! I'm thinking something "saving" and "travel" related :)

Wishing you all an amazing 2013,
Rachel xoxo