hey hello

how cute is she, i don't like piercings but she pulls the septum off well

i don't feel very much motivated to do anything creative. i want to, but laziness brings me to a halt. i bought a portable garment rack yesterday, as i don't have my own closet in my secluded room downstairs. now all i need (yes, need) is a garment steamer. i don't know about anyone else, but ironing is a huge annoyance for me. i currently don't iron anything of mine, and feel really bad going anywhere with crinkly clothes. apparel just looks that much better when it's in smooth appearance. so much better. i had vitabrits for breakfast with honey and milk. was planning on spending some time outside to build up some colour on my pastey skin. i also very much desire a jaffle maker. the options of jaffle sandwiches are endless! i still love classic tin spaghetti.

i think i may just hop skip over to big w right now and do just that. get me a jaffle maker! so long, happy thursday x

brown white red denim ballerina bun

life is pretty fab lately. God has been an incredibly great Father. have met so many new people from church and it's such an amazing feeling. i recently bought coconut oil, to use as a body lotion. i've heard it's really good for you and so far so good! it is a little like using tanning oil, but somehow not as greasy. it just leaves your skin feeling nice and supple. and unfortunately i've started to get the dreadful psoriasis! so hopefully this coconut oil helps with that. i have been really inspired to do some interior decorating/design and just homeware in general. i've always loved interior design. it would probably have to be a dream job of mine. wherever i go i look at the architectural design of places, the set up and everything. i love photography but i just don't see myself using it as a profession, rather just a favourite past time. although it would be lots of fun to do photoshoots and travel. my sister moves to brisbane next week, it's going to be weird coming home from work to a whole room and queen bed to myself. is that weird? i like having alone time. but being downstairs all by my lonesome at night will be daunting. i like sleepovers! i love love love the sweatshop. they are so mighty fine. plus they have amazing jaffles. PLUS they don't charge you extra for soy milk or extra fillings for your jaffles. how sweet is that? and $4 for a large coffee is just a bargain i say. if you are ever in townsville perchance, go there. you won't be let down. it's the cutest most hipster cafe in townsville in my opinion. ok enough raving about sweatshop. i'm enjoying my couple of days off, scored bargains at target this morning and went for lie-down out in the sun to get my much-needed vitamin d intake (pastey mcpaste paste), ate a delicious kensington pride mango and now not too sure. be a good girl and clean my room maybe. anywho. happy thursday!

forest eyes

i picked up this camera at salvo's this afternoon for $3. it's a panoramic too! so i am pretty excited to test it out and see how it turns out. i looked it up and there were photos on flickr. and this is the only album i could find: here. it looks pretty good though, so hopefully it goes great. will post them when i can, if they're decent.

i'm a bit disappointed with my diana f+, it does not like the 35mm back. photos turn out really shoddy and unimpressive. does anyone else (that has a diana with the 35mm back) have the same problem? and the fisheye doesn't really work either with the 35 back. but no where develops 120 film unless you get it sent away, such a hassle. plus it's pricey :( i really really really hope my yashica electro doesn't wreck this roll of film i am hoping to develop once finished.

would anyone be interested in being a pen pal with me? i would really like that i think :) if anyone wants to, send an e-mail to whimsicaldaydreams (at) hotmail.com :)

what are you doing for christmas? i think i may be working, same as last year unfortunately.


i can't wait for 2012

1. grapefruit.
2. organic grocery shopping.
3. excitement for new film processing.
4. shaker fries (it's an addiction).
5. spring. i'm loving it so all of a sudden, more beach trips in store.
6. gracie samantha humphris.
7. free soy chai lattes from work.
8. under-house rendezvous.
9. finding $5 in coin on saloon's floor.
10. being happy.
11. baked beans on seed toast, "buttered" with avocado.
12. $11 peanut butter m&m's in less than two weeks.
13. connections. get stuff for cheap!
14. getting tips.
15. iced tea.

making me happy. gonna ride my bike until i get home.

one day i floated away

How cute is this family?!?

I got a free small coffee coupon from McDonald's. Think I may walk down there and redeem my coupon. Go to Stockland, have a look-see in Woolworths and walk back home. Been really thinking about what I should do with my hair. Not that it's an important dilemma. But I need a hair cut. A few inches may be needed to come off.. I don't want short hair though, my hair takes forever to grow and I want to grow it forever and ever. I'm never dying my hair again including bleach. I am thinking of getting a front fringe again. Next week anyway that'll happen.

The past few days I've been going on walks, and I'm super glad I can finally stick with something like this again. I wish I had my bicycle here so I could go on rides but it's with my parents on the other side of the state so, maybe not. Plus I have been eating healthily, I went to Coles yesterday to get some baked beans, and compared the salt reduced to the normal ones, and the salt reduced are lower in fat, sugar and salt in comparison to the normal ones, PLUS have more protein. That's awesome. They were on special for $1 too so I bought 3 cans. I also got a loaf of wholemeal bread. I love baked beans on toast. I've been drinking loads of water the past couple of days too so that's good, because some days I forget to even drink water. How crazy.

I have been really wanting to use up my camera's films so I can develop them. I'm really impatient when it comes to that but I just don't have much I think of taking photos of, and when I do I don't have a camera on me.

Yesterday was really productive, I went for a walk (I woke up late - 11am so I thought I should start my day off doing something good for myself), had a shower, vacuumed my car out, washed the outside of my car, bought said baked beans and bread, drank heaps of water and went off to work! I love days where I actually do stuff because then by the end of the day I don't feel like butt. Even going to work isn't so bad :) I always dread going to work, but when I get there and start, I don't know why I was dreading it so much. Plus this week I work every night except for Wednesday night, my first week of decent hours! So blessed right now. God has been treating me greatly, and he's putting things together just perfectly for me. Which reminds me, church Sunday morning and night was just amazing. It was extra cool because one of my sister's friends wanted to come along too (who doesn't normally attend church) so yeah, was awesome. I feel great there, when everyone stands up, lifts up their arms and sing worship to our Lord. The Holy Sprit flows in and out of everyone of us.

I have a huge list of different types of film I want to buy and try out. A BIG long list haha. I will buy some, at a time, and test them all out for myself.

My friend is pregnant, and in just 2 weeks she can find out the sex of the baby! I'm so excited for her, and I'm just so excited all 'round because God is amazing, He created us perfectly. Plus the whole pregnancy journey is just insanely amazing and magical. I can't wait to see baby, March 13th!

Anywho, that's a whole lotta talking. I'll be on my way now, happy Tuesday everyone and have a lovely week!! x
On waking the first 3 things I do are… shower, eat, check emails

If I had a superpower it would be… to fly

If I could trade places for a day with someone it would be… a young 'un, maybe 5 years old

If someone wrote a story about me the title would be… She goes by the name of Samantha

When I was seven years old… I had already gone to 4 different schools

If you open my fridge you will see… lots of my sister's foods, plus my jams

My favourite view is… horizons, driving places

The 3 things I will tell my children are… I love you, yes, no

The song or musical piece for the theme tune of my life is… Bright Side of the Road

I used to be… a different person to who I am now

My biggest guilty pleasures are… chocolate. massages too, I feel guilty for getting them but I loove them

My wardrobe is… not organised, have clothes coming out of my ears

Never have I ever… gotten a tattoo, or any body piercing beside my ears

My kids taught me… n/a

Life is like a… life is a gift

My earliest memory is…. crying for my mum when she left me to go somewhere

My underwear drawer … doesn't have a lot of underwear in it, have too much clothes to pack away/throw away/give away

I feel like running for the hills when… I have to go to work haha :)

On my teenage bedroom wall there was… posters of celebrities I admired, and collages I made - I'm still a teenager too! for at least another 9 months

My ideal partner would have the... ultimate love for God.

Hello. I haven't updated this blog is quite some time. I've finally been starting to get more shifts at work, so more pay - which I'm desperate for. I'm trying to be as frugal as possible. I have an addiction to buying Kodak disposables though, and film. Sorted out my situation with a cafe that I did some work for - they hadn't paid me for the work I did, so I went in and saw them about it, after a month of me calling them 3 times and never got a call back. They paid me cash in hand. How much does money suck? It is literally impossible to go by with no income. Unless you live at home for the rest of your life.. the "life" you aren't living. I'm going to The Devil Wears Prada concert in October. It's only like $50 to see 3 bands, 2 being overseas bands, pretty worth it I must say. So many times lately, people don't expect me to be 19. I really don't mind either, God will age me gracefully. It's fairly late. Or early, depending on how you see it. Goodnight all - happy Tuesday!
The sweetest family.

Casey Loza is inspiring, seeing her on Audrina, my heart just sunk. Her mother is crazy, and NO ONE should ever deserve to be treated anything like that.

wizard flurry home

i'm not sure if working in hospitality is really something for me. i know that i most definitely don't enjoy working for this particular cafe. being shifted over so many locations around the town, it's just frustrating. i'll end up going backwards in money if that's the case. i'm thinking of applying at either the photo lab in big w, a book shop..or somewhere. tree of life would be good because they're just airy-fairy and aren't rushed crazy horrible people that are in the retail side of work.
it's the second day of spring! and the good thing about living in tropical north queensland, is it's most definitely spring when it's the start of september. i'm spending the day relaxing, going to get a bit of a suntan with my sister at the beach, as i'm in much need of getting some natural vitamin d. maybe i can take some photos too, yes yes. drinking lots of water, fresh fruit, veggies.. almond spread on wholemeal toast for breakfast is a good start to my day i think.

^ that was from 2 days ago. since then, i have had a trial yesterday morning at this restaurant. and my experience was just great! all the people were lovely and helpful to me, even the chefs were so friendly!  and i really enjoyed working there. almost too good to be true..

anyway. just did a massive clean up in the room i share with my sister. i haven't had to share a bedroom since i was 7. which is pretty good considering there is 5 of us kids. i have been going out to the beach, and on friday it was a beautiful day being super sunny and warm for the start of spring, which i'm glad we're getting into now. i'm getting more tan! if you don't know, i'm really pasty. have been for basically my whole life - in comparison to my family anyway. so now i'm gradually getting a natural tan. i'm not a big fan of fake tans to be honest. nothing beats the natural way. it's been the highlight of living back on the coast, the beach. even though the beaches here aren't all that amazing. and there's crocs sited and jelly fish season coming up.. that's the lame bit. how scary it would be to be attacked by a hungry crocodile while going out for an enjoyable beach day. i guess we're invading in their habitat.

i'm extremely tired. i haven't had that much sleep the past week. mainly due to anxiousness, boredom, work trials etc. and such. went to church this morning and it was really good. i cried. although i don't think there was a dry eye in the place though, there was a touching story of a couple and the struggle they went through with their disabled son as he lived his short life - which he wouldn't have been able to experience without the miracles and love of God. he couldn't talk, but his smile melted his mother's heart every time. the sermon today was based on relationships. that without love, we are nothing. and to always be expecting the best. if there is a gap between you and someone, if they told you one thing and you don't hear from them when you expect them, during that gap, don't expect the worse - don't get angry and build it up and think "wait till i see them.." and give it to them. approach them lovingly, not with bitterness and simply ask. "come to me first, and i will tell you the truth".

that is all for now. i am tired and need rest and sustenance. happy sunday and have a beautiful week.

patchwork kitten

this one was taken by me!
hello public diary. i handed out resumes on thursday. and got a call for an interview (just 2 hours after handing my resume into this place) for the next day (which, by the way went down smoothly). i now have a trial on monday. i think this was meant to be. it's a cute little cafe, called millie j & co. and they wear white collar t shirts with black ties. pretty snazzy. does anywhere these days still develop 120mm film?? it is so hard to find somewhere and it makes me a little sad that i can't get my last roll of film developed. oh well i'll just do it myself... the day i get my own dark room and get the tools for it. oh yeah. peanut butter m&m's are now always in my handbag. because i'm a fatty.

bring on october 27th. music music music with rachel jane. and the loml. AND several bags of peanut butter m&m's. that's the most exciting thing for me going to brisbane. and the atmosphere is just so much more different than here. just because you can walk down a street and no one will evil eye you or look you up/down. but other than that i'm not a huge city person. i like visiting the place, but i don't know if i can live in a big city.. i like the forest. cerise i'm bunking with you in melbourne one day! forest babies. photo taking.. ahh.

good night young grasshoppers. xxx

homesick sweet home

today i bought lolita (the novel). it's so dreamy so far, and i'm really looking forward to reading more and more. have you read it before? i moved to townsville yesterday, and half of my belongings are still with my parents which include my books, perfumes and documents (plus other bits and bobs). i honestly don't know if i'll be staying here for long. i feel sick in my belly. maybe just need some adjustments made. i'm not sure if i want to. i took a roll of film in to get developed and picking it up at half four. hopefully it turned out with some photos i like. i'm still upset about my damaged roll, so many good things were shot! oh well. i'm waiting for my sister to get home from picking up my nephew from school and hand me my frozen raspberry. the good thing about living in a humid climate is you never have to worry about dry skin. not me anyway. i honestly don't even want to be here right now. i just want to go in the mountains in a hut and seclude myself from society for awhile. keeping myself busy with a darkroom and baby cats and baby to play with. i miss more familiar faces. miss that good company that could make me feel better, and make me feel sooky too.. i do get sooky i know. and now i don't know what to do. maybe it's the exhaustion talking. mixed with dehydration. lack of motivation. hate feeling that way. i'll cease. happy monday all, have a great week.

planting lilacs and buttercups

lately, i've become disinterested in wanting fashion-wise things. maybe it's because i'm being really strict and saving up 3K+ for a new digital slr. but i'm ok with being like this. it means i don't spend my money on pointless worldly possessions. at least with a camera i can use it to my advantage. i recently got the yashica t4, and it is so great, cannot wait until i get the film developed. which reminds me, i am waiting to use up 2 other rolls of film! one from my diana and one from my yashica electro. i love film so much, but i really want to get back into digital photography also. so much to manipulate. my parents and i went to brisbane last thursday (came back early monday morning), and had a chance to go to maleny on sunday for the markets. it is so beautiful there, i want to go back there again sometime soon, so bad! i did manage to take some photos from the markets. it's times like these i wish i could just take a tonne of awesome photos on my analogue cameras and then i'd have a roll of film ready to go, but alas, that is not the case. my parents leave town in a couple of weeks, going to mt isa. i was really considering going with, but i think my heart lives here. but this means i have to be an adult and move out (for the first time for me) and know and trust that God has a plan. this all means that the removalists will be coming. my room is in a state that i cannot see the carpet. i've been meaning to clean up but i am after all, the queen of procrastinating. i wish i could write meaningful poetic text, but my prose is all i can give. i really want to get back into photography - i've been slacking off and feeling uninspired, as though i fell into a deep black hole. i just need to stay positive, and see the beauty in everything, life is precious!

moving on from that, i'm anticipating summer! less than a month away, and it's spring. i've already got ideas on what i want to do this summer. maybe i'll write a list up and post it here.. sounds like a good idea to me.

what i'm loving:
cuddles with c.
thick, cafe-style raisin toast.
second-hand book shops.
cheap, expired film + disposable cameras.
kate moss' wedding photos by mario testino.
lovely older ladies telling me about their fun youth.
hot baths.
soy chai latte.

all of these. makes me want to just go, start a family live for God and love life without worry.
ps. yeah, i changed my layout again. and i also changed my url.

edit. i just changed it back now.

Pinch and a punch!

Going to Brisbane for a little holiday on Thursday. I'm actually really excited, quite spontaneous as it was only planned last week and I actually managed to get extra time off work for it. I haven't been there since October last year I believe - for the Paramore concert (which was terrible, so terrible, but Relient K were probably worth the $80) with my boyfriend. Anyway, I'm excited because of the visits I'll be making to the beauty counters in David Jones and Myer. And cafe visits for a soy chai latte, mm mmm. I haven't been this excited to go to Brisbane in quite a while, feels rather strange. Maybe because I'll actually have money to spend this time around. Travelling down with ma and pa and meeting my sister while there. Peanut Butter m&m's you will be ALLLLL mine! $14.00 a pop for a big bag is definitely worth it (I'll finally get my fix, Bronni B haha).

I also bought a Yashica T4 off eBay last week, coming all the way from the U.S. of A and I cannot wait to test it out when it arrives, seen and read so many good things about the little baby. I just hope it was worth 300 smackers... I already own a Yashica Electro 35 and am super happy with him. I just love film so much!

Oh and my pretty little bike is here and assembled, it is so smooth! I want to ride it all the time. It's at my boyfriend's farm though.

I feel like doing an Old & Gold now.. so here you go!

  • Having a messy room.
  • Driving.
  • Waiting forever for parcels to arrive.
  • Living with my brother.
  • Not living some place sweet.
  • The fact that most photo shops don't develop film! Especially 120mm for my Diana. Hmph.
  • That Topshop, H&M, Primark and Drop Dead Clothing are not in Australia still.

  • Pay day.
  • Grapefruit.
  • Crumpets w/ honey.
  • Making a dent in cleaning my room.
  • Holidays!
  • Soy chai latte.
  • These neat felt brushes that the beautiful Cerise gave me for my birthday, truly dreamy colours like water colour! So pretty.
  • Plants vs Zombies game, little bit addicted.
  • Having the most funniest nights when Smiley is working.
  • Being happy, feeling good.

Hope you are having a swell start to your week and month, xxx

Happy Weekend!

I like being a hermit. Not just on a Saturday night - any night. But I do like spending my time with the ones I love..
PS. Hope you like my new layout!


I'm getting a bike, woohoo! Thanks to my lovely boyfriend of course :)

This exact one, in this ruby red and it's even got a wee basket at the front and everything! One that I've always wanted. I can't wait until I have to move out of home and into town. This will be my number one source of travel! With the exception of grocery shopping and visiting the boy, when my car will be in dire need of that. Unless I'm just getting a few necessities from Woolies. I can't wait :) When the parts arrive, I'm going to be assisting him in putting it together to learn all about "the beautiful history and mechanics and art of bicycling" as Carl put it. He's cute. This is getting me quite excited for summer bike rides! Plus it'll mean I'm saving money on fuel, lowering my carbon footprint AND most important, it'll be exercise! Now I just have to find a pretty helmet. Silly Australia and making it illegal to ride without a helmet. There are NO nice looking helmets for women! Seriously none. If anyone knows of any to suggest, please, do tell!

On another note, I've been looking at a lot of beauty blogs as of late. And a few actually SELL their used products.. is it just me, or does anyone else think this is quite disgusting? Yeah, it's cheap and you may have only used it once or twice, but I'd much rather get my hands on brand new cosmetics, only opened by me and not containing any bacteria. You're pretty much buying the tester product! Sorry if you do this, but I think it's quite repulsive in my opinion. Beauty products: a thing you shouldn't buy second hand!

Tomorrow is my day off and I'm quite excited because.. well I love my days off. I am hoping I clean my room and ACTUALLY do it this time.

New stuff I am loving:

Also, sorry lovers of animals (namely wild rabbits/hares and wallabies and 'roos), but I hate them so much when I nearly (sometimes unfortunately successfully) HIT them while they run/jump/hop in front of me doing 100km/h on the highway. I don't care if they have as much right to be on near the road but they should just not be around. Anyway. That is all, goodnight all! xxx