Christmas Gifts 2013

Hello! I hope you had an amazing Christmas if you celebrate it, and I hope you didn't have to much family drama! I am pretty lucky, we had my Mum, my brothers (Glenn and Paul), and Paul's fiancee over for Christmas dinner. We had a really fun afternoon of eating lots (my future sister in law is vegan so we got to eat lots of salad and roast veggies - so good), hanging out, and playing with my cats! We also all spoiled each other, so here is what I got! 
Glenn gave me this awesome board game! 
Paul and Shana got me these figurines to add to my Walking Dead collection! I'm lovin' Michonne's eyebrows!
My Mum always gets me Disney DVDs and this year she got me The Jungle Book and my second favourite, The Little Mermaid! (My favourite is Beauty and the Beast). She also always gets me knickers, but I'm not showing you those, you perv. 
These I received after Christmas. We do a Secret Santa with Nathan's siblings, and my sister in law Pauline had me and this is what I received. I love getting books I've never heard of, and I love getting books about food even more! I can't wait to try some of the recipes in this one. 
The last 3 gifts are from Nathan. This cat is from one of my favourite shops ever, the New Age store in Springwood. They have EVERYTHING in that place, I love it. 
Nathan also got me this owl, he knows how much I love owls! I love how surprised he looks. I've named him Nigowl (get it...Nigel...Nigowl...haaaa I make myself laugh and that's the main thing).
Finally, my favourite gift! Nathan bought me Lego Marvel Super Heroes! I am a huge fan of the Lego games and this one is pretty awesome. I might actually try something new and review it on here...maybe! 

So that's everything, a pretty good haul I think! I had the best Christmas and I am so ready for 2014! 
Have a good one,
Megan xo

Friday Fancies

If you are reading this on Friday, then that means I am in Melbourne! I am so excited and cannot wait to arrive there tomorrow morning. So my first favourite this week is my mini-holiday! Here are a few more!
I have been obsessed with Criminal Minds lately and Spencer is my favourite 
CBS Store $25USD
I wish this was still available! 
thelittlecanoe on etsy $13AUD
I need this to be on my body 
 Vivienne Westwood bag - holy crap this is gorgeous but unavailable (and possibly leather)
Now these aren't leather, and they are so happy and cute! (and expensive)
LunaMothShop on etsy $13AUD
Super cute page markers!

Now that's all for today, have a good one!
Megan xo 

Friday Fancies

Good morning, I hope you're having an excellent day! I only found a few neat things this week, but here they are!
This is a really cool DIY 
Overstock $42.72AUD
I've never wanted something so much in my entire life 
theseamdesigns on etsy $45AUD
How snuggly would this be?!
HandyMaiden on etsy  (no price as they are on vacation)
These last three are all from the same store, BENWINEWIN on etsy.
Holy rusted metal batman, these are freaking amazing and I want to order one of EVERYTHING, but I think after Christmas I will start with the big cat bag, and a cat and pug headrest cover! SO COOL.
Anyways, that's all for this week. Have a great weekend!
Megan xo

Instagram Recap November 2013

My favourite Instagram photos for November...guess what, they're mostly cat photos! Shocking!
So in love with this page in Scarlet 
Ugh, she is too cute 
I found this burnt page in our front garden. It must have blown here after the fire :-(

I couldn't resist putting this hat on Noah!!
I caught Violet wrapping a present 
 One of my favourite figurines, Lulu from Final Fantasy X
My new awesome Jurassic Park/Firefly t-shirt from here 
Cat loaf 
 One of my new Christmas decorations with Noah
My birthday card from my Dad whose name is Gary, haha I love it! 
Follow me on Instagram if you want to see photos of my cute cats 
Megan xo

November 2013 Wrap Up

November was a great month, but I did not accomplish everything I wanted to. I only read ONE book...ONE! I set myself a goal and did not meet it, but I am choosing not to feel bad about that because it doesn't accomplish anything. Here are some of the good things that happened in November
  • I turned 26 and got spoiled by my friends and family 
  • I saw Neutral Milk Hotel and they were incredible!
  • I decorated for Christmas (I will probably share photos soon because I love it!)
  • I got to spend some time with a few friends and one of my brothers
  • It rained - A LOT! 
  • And I played Final Fantasy X....a lot more than I care to admit! 
December will be a fantastic month. I am going to Melbourne on the 13th for 4 days to visit one of my best friends. We have plans with friends for Christmas and we are having Christmas dinner at our house this year which will be a lot of fun. I really love Christmas, it reminds me of being a kid and I love giving gifts to my friends and family, it's one of my favourite things to do. I also have a few birthdays to be celebrated, so that means even more gift giving! Huzzah! Continue on after the photo of this cutie for reviews of books and movies I read/saw in November!

Books I Read
I loved this book! It is about a girl called Cinder who is a cyborg living in a world that doesn't approve of them, there is an incurable plague killing thousands, and one day when the prince of New Beijing visits her repair shop her world is pretty much turned upside down. The writing is fantastic, I love Cinders character and I am so excited for the next book in the series.

Movies I Watched
World War Z is one of my favourite books of all time. It's scary and creepy, and Max Brooks came up with some interesting scenarios. When I heard the movie was being made I was so excited, then I heard that it didn't really resemble the book and I decided to wait for the DVD. I am so happy I watched it though. It was quite creepy at times, and I don't mind Brad Pitt and he was quite good in it! The way the zombies turned quite quickly was something different (normally they have to die and then re-awaken), and the way they snapped their teeth and moved really quickly was freaking me out!! All in all, a very enjoyable film that Nathan and I both really liked!  

I really enjoyed this film! If you think Kristen Stewart can't act because she showed no emotion in the Twilight films, well guess what - Bella Swan is a boring character and I think she got her spot on. Stewart was good as Snow White, and Chris Hemsworth was a great Huntsman. I thought the best performance was by Charlize Theron who was very evil as Ravenna, the queen. It was quite a dark film, but when it got colourful it was absolutely beautiful. Overall, a really good movie that I would watch again. 

While I enjoyed this film, I didn't like it as much as the first one. I like Spock and Kirks relationship and I enjoy seeing it develop, however the best character is definitely Simon Pegg as Scotty - he cracks me up. The whitewashing of the Khan character is problematic, (seriously his name is Khan Noonien Singh!), although Benedict Cumberbatch was very good (I am not excusing or forgetting this Abrams!). I was really excited to see Klingons too, even if they were just in it for a minute! I was planning to go into the whole unnecessary semi-nudity but I think this article here and this one by the amazing Felicia Day do a much better job of explaining the issues with the representation of women in this film. Overall, I really liked the film but the cons outweighed the pros in my personal opinion.  

Hansel & Gretel 3/5
This movie was...OK. I like Jeremy Renner, but Gemma Arteron was probably my favourite. I love chicks who can kick butt. I liked the story and, but I wasn't too sure about modernising it, for instance the fancy guns and such that they used. Overall it was funny, but I probably won't watch it again.  

School of Rock 5/5
I went into this movie thinking I would hate it as I am not really a fan of Jack Black - he irritates me. However, it was so funny and I ended up loving it! Jack Black was actually good in it, and I loved the awesome kids. So good! 

So that's all for my wrap up this month, what did you get up to in November?!
Megan xo 

Photo An Hour - November 2013 (My Birthday!)

A few of my favourite bloggers do a Photo an Hour post each month, and they are one of my favourite things to read so I thought I would have a go! I decided to do it on my birthday as I thought it might be turned out to be 37 degrees which was way to hot to go outside if I didn't have too, so here is my wonderful day spent inside!
9am - Birthday breakfast - an apple muffin and iced coffee
10am - Animal Crossing time. It was Harvest Day and my birthday so double cuteness

11am - Final Fantasy X is being re-released in March,  but I really wanted to play it again now!
12pm - Violet was lounging in front of the fireplace with my favourite Christmas decorations
1pm - organising my new Christmas tree ornaments from Myer <3 
2pm - time for lunch (it was hard to get a good picture of my avocado!)
3pm - wrapping my first Christmas present of the year - I am in love with this paper
4pm - figuring out what to wear to my birthday dinner with Nathan
5pm - treating myself to a Dr Pepper...and more Final Fantasy X...
6pm - Nathan came home early and we got ready to go out for dinner. Noah was hovering 
  so I decided he had to be in the photo and we took this very attractive picture! 
  (Please note I was trying to smooch him and he really wanted to get away haha)
7pm - I opened all my presents from Nathan and his family, and this little one decided to get involved
 8pm - we went out for dinner and shared mars bar cheesecake for dessert...oh my 
9pm -finally, my present from Nathan! A pink Instax camera and a heap of film! So awesome
I had a really great birthday and was spoiled by Nathan and his family. I will do another post this week to show off some more gifts because I received some awesome stuff! 
Take it easy. Megan xo 

Friday Fancies

I had such a great week! It was my birthday yesterday and I had the best day, and here are my fancies for the week!
CinemaStudio on etsy $27AUD
Cute Moonrise Kingdom print 
Modcloth $15AUD
A cute bin?!
Look Human $27USD
I need this in my life 
So cute! I'd love to get a pen pal so I could use this 
I wish this was in Australia because I would have bought it instantly!!!

That's all for this week. Have a great weekend, I'll be celebrating my birthday all weekend and I am super excited!
Megan xo