Monday, December 31, 2012

Goodbye 2012...

Well here we are again... Another year about to come to an end.

2012 has been a HUGE year for me and even though there have been some down moments mostly it's been a great year.


The year started off perfectly with BJ and I moving into our house. We've spent the year doing little home improvements and really making it our own.

And we ended this year getting engaged. After 7 wonderful years together we are both very excited to be getting married... in 2013!!!

I've finally let go off stressing about my work as our office is doing the best it's ever done and that is all thanks to our amazing team. I don't mind that i've had to go in and do what a few times over my Christmas holidays as it just means that things aren't going to slow down for us - Which is great news.

I havent blogged as much as i'd hoped to, or stuck to a lot of my goals this year but i am going to make up for all that in 2013. I'm motivated more then every to get healthy, get crafty and get bloggin'.

And now in no particular order here are some awesome things that i've seen and hear this year...


Awesome movies I've seen this year:
The Avengers
Take Shelter
The Muppets
Moonrise Kingdom
The Perks of Being a Wallflower


Awesome albums I've heard this year:
Jack White - Blunderbuss
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls
The Black Keys - El Camino
Edward Sharp & The Magnetic Zeroes - Here
Bon Iver - Bon Iver


Awesome TV I've watched:
Breaking Bad
AMC's The Walking Dead
Game Of Thrones
Mad Men
Treme
(And honorable mention to Boardwalk Empire... I could keep listing because there has been some AWESOME TV this year)


Favourite Fork This episode for 2012:



2013 is going to be a great year for us and I cant wait to share it all on here. 

xx
Smorgy

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Fork This 82 - Snakes In The Chimney

This week BJ and I made an Ikea gingerbread house. We named the house 'Snakes in the chimney'.

We are both pretty happy with it an look forward to watch people enjoy it on Christmas day.


What do you think?

xx
Smorgy


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Monday, December 17, 2012

Fork This 79, 80 and 81

I know i'm been a total slacker lately.... I blame it on getting engaged!!

My mind has been elsewhere  but here are the last three Fork This episodes.

Episode 79


Episode 80


Episode 81


After this week i am on holidays. I will be setting so new years goals, cleaning up my craft room and getting myself motivated to post frequently again.

xx
Smorgy


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Friday, November 30, 2012

Monthly Album - MAYDAY

BJ's Words:


This artwork had a lot of time and effort put into it. I pulled out 5 records and lined them up along the windows so that I was able to look up and use them as reference as I tried to replicate the look of compilation albums from the 50's. I love this artwork.

Artwork:


Tracklist:


99 Problems- Philidelphia Grand Jury / Jayz
One More Cup Of Coffee - The White Stripes / Bob Dylan
Let's Dance - M.Ward / David Bowie
Band On The Run - Foo Fighters / Wings
We Wil Become Silhouettes - The Shins / The Postal Service
Hurt - Johnny Cash / Nine Inch Nails
Where Did You Sleep Last Night - Nirvana / Lead Belly
Somebody That I Used To Know - Eskimo Joe / Gotye
Seven Nation Army - C.W Stoneking / The White Stripes
Only The Lonely - Mariachi El Bronx / Roy Orbison
Skinny Love - Birdy / Bon Iver

Samples:



Extras:


For this album BJ asked me to make two magnets which had the stain glass images from the front covers on them. I packaged them up all cute and they looked awesome in the end.


Copyright:


Disc 1 - ©FTI RECORDS APRIL 2012 SIDE A: AN ALBUM FULL OF COVER SONGS, WHODDA THUNK IT! WELL, WE DID, ONCE AGAIN, NEW MUSIC BURSTING FROM OUR LOINS, INTO YOUR LOINS, WELL NEW OLD MUSIC ANYWAY, I HOPE YOU DIG THIS AS MUCH AS WE DO. WE GOT 99 PROBLEMS, BUT A RELEASE AINT ONE!

Disc 2 - ©FTI RECORDS APRIL 2012 SIDE B: THE ALBUM OF ORIGINAL SONGS, THE AURAL ACCOMPANIMENT TO SIDE A. THE ARTISTS AND SONGS THAT MADE SIDE A POSSIBLE EXIST ON THIS CD. SO TURN IT UP. SIT BACK. AND LISTEN TO THE ORIGINALITY BURST OUT OF YOUR SPEAKS AND FILL YOUR EARS. CYA IN JUNE!



My Thoughts:


With this album it was hard. There were soo many great cover songs out there and I feel that there are some better ones BJ could have picked over others. I enjoy the covers more then the originals mostly but both albums have a good flow.

We'd love to know what you think of MayDay and if you would like a digital copy of the album send me an email silhouettesofknights@gmail.com


xx
Smorgy & BJ

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Fork This 78 - Tiny Trains

Today BJ and I took a trip to Box Hill Miniature Trains for a nice ride in this beautiful weather.



xx
Smorgy

PS: BJ and I got engaged on Friday night... Very happy and excited.

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Monday, November 19, 2012

Fork This 77 - Family Petes Fun House

This week we went to Pete's Bargain Center for a little adventure.

It's this crazy (huge) warehouse full of the most random things. You never know what your going to find when you go there. 

Pete's Bargain Center is one of our favourite places to go. 


xx
Smorgy

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fork This 76 - From Florida With Love

BJ and I recieved a care package from our friends in St Augustine, Florida.

Have a look at all the goodies we got.


Delicious!!

xx
Smorgy

PS: BJ is very much enjoying his cheese in a can


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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Fork This Updates

I've been a bit absent lately and have just realised that I haven't post the last three episodes of Fork This (Or anything else really).


Fork This 73 - Kaia And The Fete


BJ, Kaia and I head to a school fete for some adventures. Lot's of sugar, rides AND a DeLorean.





Fork This 74 - Attack Of The Brain


On our weekend away BJ and I were attacked by a cockatoo which i named 'The Brain'. It was hilariously scary and luckily i was able to film most of it.





Fork This 75 - Beach Days


Some footage on our weekend away in Lorne.




What do you think of our new starting? It makes me laugh every time i see it.

I will try and get more motivated to post... I still have May to October albums to show you all.

xx
Smorgy

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Fork This 72 - Cooper vs Movenpick

This week we found out that Cooper LOVES Movenpick. Movenpick is a delicious ice cream from Switzerland which we've loved since we first had it over there 4 years ago and we have just found it for sale at our local supermarket. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!


He smelt like Caramel for the rest of the night.

xx
Smorgy

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Friday, October 12, 2012

Fork This 71 - The Wayback Machine: Munich 2008

This week was a flashback to our adventure in Munich back in 2008.

Check out the size of that pretzel


 xx Smorgy

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Fork This 70 - How I Spend My Sundays by Dale Cooper

Cooper took control of the episode this week and shows us what he's Sundays are all about.

This is probably the best episode we've done



xx
Smorgy



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Sunday, September 30, 2012

April Album - The April Skyline

BJ's Words:


I had an idea to dedicate the album to one of the gentlemen that are doing this music experiment with me, the artwork was very difficult to decide on and I made probably 7-8 different covers, with this one winning out. I'm still not very impressed with the small text or the way it looks, but it was better than the other 6 or 7. After this album I picked up my game with design and took it more seriously.

Artwork:

Tracklist:


Some Nights (Intro) - Fun
Pot Kettle Black - Tilly and the Wall
Full Adult Friction - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
L.i.f.e.g.o.e.s.o.n - Noah and the Whale
Bright Lit Blue Skies - Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti
Bait and Switch - The Shins
Mr Tough - Yo La Tengo
Cellphones Dead - Beck
Write About Love - Bell & Sebastian
Lagartija Kick - Bauhuas
You Ain't Alone - Alabama Shakes

Samples:







Extras:


There was a video BJ made for this month but unfortunately he emailed it to the other members privately so i can not embed it here :(

Copyright:


©FTI RECORDS APRIL 2012, A QUARTER OF THE WAY THROUGH THE YEAR AND SOME SOLID RELEASES UNDER THE BELT. AT FTI RECORDS, WE STRIVE TO PUT TOGETHER ALBUMS THAT INCITE CONVERSATION AND BRING PLEASURE TO THE EARS. UNLESS WE GET BORED, THEN ITS JUST SHIT AND MORE SHIT. COME TO THINK OF IT.........


My Thoughts:


This album isn't my favourite artwork but i love to this one on in the car, especially if i don't know what i want to listen to. It has some great songs on it and really gets you singing along. 

We'd love to know what you think of The April Skyline and if you would like a digital copy of the album send me an email silhouettesofknights@gmail.com

xx
Smorgy & BJ

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Fork This 69 - I'm Frank Fritz

I came across this wonderful sounding place that was choc-full of antiques so BJ and I decided to head there this weekend. It's called Waverley Antique Bazaar and its a massive warehouse which holds 170 stalls with such a huge variety of different things to purchase.

We spent 4 hours in there, soaking it all in... There was taxidermy, furniture and clothes... plus randomness... They even had a pair of Spiderman legs.

Enjoy


We will definitely be going back

xx
Smorgy


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Monday, September 17, 2012

It Is Time...

...to lose some weight!!!


I've gotten really slack in the 8 months we've been in the house and I need to step it up.

Last year i was hooping for exercise but the weather lately has just been too horrible to be outside so i've been getting on the Wii Fit each night. My (slightly pathetic) goal is to get on for at least 20 minutes each night after i get home from work.

I was doing well for the first two weeks but last week I didn't get on the damn things once. I planned to start my routine again today but woke up feeling very unwell and the only thing that makes me feel slightly better is to move as little as possible.

July 2011 and May 2012 are the same dress and you can see the difference 9 months has made.

Once the weather gets a little nicer i will get the hoop out and try and give myself more time each night to exercise. I want to set some goals and use my blog to keep me accountable, so hopefully i'll post them soon.

xx
Smorgy

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fork This 68 - Sleeping or Dead

A trip to the beach this weekend. Not a hot day, but decent weather to sit outside and eat Fish 'n' Chips with family.



xx
Smorgy


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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fork This 67 - Andre The Giant, Apple

This weeks episode BJ shows you the giant apple he found. I think it's pretty gross so BJ stuck a googly eye on it and put it on the shelf in the kitchen.

This week he finally got rid of it (but not before filming an episode).


xx
Smorgy


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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fork This 66 - Special Agent Dale Murderer

I dont want to get Cooper in trouble with the FBI but i didn't witness this on the weekend and thought i'd share it with our fans... hahahaa


Afterwards i collected all the stuffing and performed some surgery on the ducky to bring him back to life. 

xx
Smorgy


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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Fork This 65 - Mario Carter's


This weeks little episode is of us playing with a Mario Kart slot car set. (It was a slow week haha)


xx
Smorgy


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Monday, August 20, 2012

Monthly Album - MARCH

BJ's Words:


The artwork fits in exactly with the album subject matter and the name of the month. A photo of an army marching just made sense. The punk album was something I had been wanting to do for a while. I regret some of the choices I made with the songs I put on there, but all in all, I'm pretty happy with it.

Artwork:

Tracklist:


The Separation Of Church & Skate - NOFX
Fuck Authority - Pennywise
David Courtney - Rancid
Heart's All Gone - Blind 182
Generator - Bad Religion
Cool To Be You - Descendents
Past Lives - The Bronx
Penguins & Polarbears - Millencolin
Longview - Green Day
Miami - Against Me!
Let's All Go To The Bar - Deer Tick

Samples:







Extras:


BJ created this promo video leading up to the MARCH album release date.


MARCH from BJ Carter on Vimeo.


Copyright:


©FTI RECORDS MARCH 2012. WE’RE STILL PRETTY UNSURE WHAT THIS GUYS DEAL IS, BUT HE LOOKS SHADY, WE HERE AT FTI RECORDS WOULDNT TRUST HIM, ESPECIASLLY WITH MANAGING OUR INVESTMENT BANKING.


My Thoughts:


When BJ was making this album i didn't think i'd enjoy it as much as some of the others. I like a lot of punk-rock music but BJ likes a lot that i don't really care for. In saying that, this album is probably the album i played the most out of the first three albums. It get's me pumped on my drive to work and it's just such a fun album to listen to. 

We'd love to know what you think of MARCH and if you would like a digital copy of the album send me an email silhouettesofknights@gmail.com

xx
Smorgy & BJ

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Fork This 64 - Happy 1000 Dawn & Drew

This weekend our friends Dawn and Drew of The Dawn & Drew Show are celebrating their 1000th episode with Dawn-A-Pa-Drew-Za 5.0. We weekend filled with camping, drinking, minions and fun in a barn in Wisconsin.

Dawn and Drew have been doing their fantastic podcast since 2004 and are one of the longest running podcasts out there. BJ and I have been big DnD fans for years and are lucky enough to call them our friends.

We were also lucky to go to Dawn-A-Pa-Drew-Za-3za in 2008, when we were traveling the States. We got to spend a week on the Dawn and Drew Farm, help setup for the festivities AND i got to celebrate in my 22nd birthday with a group of amazing people from all over the USA.

We decided this week's episode was to be in flashback to that grand week on the farm - Making new friends, getting dressed up, being drunk as and having a ball.


xx
Smorgy

PS: Yes that is me at the beginning chugging from a GIANT Tequila bottle on stage... Happy Birthday to ME!!!

PPS: How fantastically horrid were our costumes... Those mullet wigs are still hanging up in the DnD Barn today (Which makes me smile whenever i see a photo)

PPPS: The lovely song on our episode is called 'Girls On Girls' by Smitten Bayou.


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Monday, August 13, 2012

Today We Remember - August 2008

In 2008 BJ and I went off to backpack across the globe. We started in July with a week in Hawaii, then another in Seattle before we arrived in LA in August.

We went to the Orange County Fair with our dear friends Sal, Nataly, Jenae and Chris and it was a night we'd never forget... the night we met Samuel.

The men decided to play a skill game were you have to try and throw a baseball into a milk jug.
BJ said and i quote 'No one wins at these games... these stupid carnies rig everything!'

We miss you Samuel, but we couldn't stand between you and your dream of being a secondhand awnings salesman.

xx
Smorgy

PS: Then BJ ate THIS!

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Fork This 63 - Hot Dawg!!

This week BJ and I made Hot Dogs. They were delicious!




xx
Smorgy















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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Fork This 62 - A Flashback To The Dinosaur Age

This weekend BJ and i went away to Rosebud to celebrate our 7th Anniversary (Wow!).

We spent all day Saturday at the Peninsula Hot Springs and had a lovely relaxing day, followed by a beautiful Thai dinner. Sunday we did some wondering around some vintage and op shops and grabbed lunch before heading back to pick up the boy. We had planned to film some stuff this weekend but decided instead to just enjoy our weekend.

So we put together this video instead... A classic!


xx
Smorgy


PS: This was the moon Saturday night... It was HUGE!!



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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fork This 61 - Crackle

This week I forced BJ into making me Chocolate Crackles. I may have eaten one and got a headache and now the fridge is full of them haha.

Enjoy the dance intermission from Coopy and I


PS: It's taken me 2 months to get BJ to put the facebook link at the end of the video... Better late then never i guess.

xx
Smorgy

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Fork This 60 - Wall Paint & Bronx

This week BJ and I went and picked up the paint for our feature wall and we painted that bitch.

Oh and we also hung some awesome artwork which we recently got framed (finally).

Check it out



xx
Smorgy

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Christopher Nolan's Batman Trilogy *No Spoilers*

BJ and I are both really excited about the final Batman this Thursday. BJ LOVES this trilogy and has been talking about it non-stop for 12 months, waiting it to be out... If you've spoken to him, im sure he's mentioned Batman... A LOT! I too love this trilogy but am excited for another reason. This Batman trilogy is the first new trilogy BJ and I have experienced together from start to finish and I am excited and sad for it to come to an end.


Batman Begins was the FIRST movie we ever saw together. We went to Reading Cinemas in Chirnside Park and it was before we were even dating and only the second time we'd hung out together. Batman Begins was the start of what was to become a very large (and expensive) addiction between BJ and I. We love going to the cinemas and if we could we'd go every week.



Dark Knight was viewed at a cinema in Seattle, WA. It was released just before our 3rd anniversary (Which we celebrated at Disneyland) and we were left with a whopper of a story from our adventure to the cinemas. The day had us walking 5 miles to a cinema only to find they weren't playing Dark Knight, then another mile to the next cinema, walking down the side of a busy road which wasn't pedestrian friendly, only to come out of the movie late at night, stranded, with no taxi's around and the fear of not knowing how we'd get back to our motel.


In the end we got a lift from a very friendly fella who played talk back church radio the whole drive back to the motel and wouldn't accept any money from us. Good times!

And now here we are at The Dark Knight Rises which came out right before our anniversary once again. It will be our 7th anniversary... Oh my, how time flies. We have followed this Trilogy for our whole relationship and we were so excited for the final instalment of what has been a great trilogy.

BJ and I walked out of the cinemas opening night, gave each other a big hug and just smiled.

It's the end of an era.... But I look forward to many more trilogies in our future.

xx
Smorgy

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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Fork This 59 - Hot Dog Chips

This weeks episode BJ bought hot dog chips and basically we just tasted them for the camera.

It's riveting stuff.



xx
Smorgy

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Monthly Album - FEBRUARY

BJ's Words:


Seeing and hearing the other albums in the monthly swap, I realised that I needed to up my game and make some big steps forward.

I heard the Saul Williams song when I got his new album and it blew my mind, I knew it was going to be the one that opened the album. The clapping, the synths, the spoken word to open it up, it was perfect.

I filled the rest of the album up with songs that packed a little bit of punch but weren't too in your face.

The artwork I wanted to make desolate, the cover, two thirds sky, the remaining part to look simple yet grabs your attention. I wanted the artwork to fold open and there to be an image inside, we made it work.

Looking back, putting the track list on the inside of the foldout was a mistake, but one that I did learn from.

Artwork:



Tracklist:


Reach For The Sun - Saul Williams
If You See Light - The Mountain Goats
Energy - The Apples In Stereo
Tony The Tiger - Manchester Orchestra
From The Hips - Cursive
Beatles Or Stones - Beady Eye
Thickfreakness - The Black Keys
We Need A Myth - Okkervil River
Just For Today - The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Transdermal Celebration - Ween
The Ship Song - Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

A Visual Selection:









Extras:


February had a mini poster the the track list printed on the inside of the booklet and a promo video



Copyright:


©February 2012 FTI RECORDS. Another album of solid gold treats, although this one is dated correctly. January had a misprint on the dates, if was an oversite by FTI Records and we refuse to apologize, so take your complaints and jam them where the sun dont shine. See you in March you damn nazis, I dont mean you killed a bunch of jews, Im pretty sure you understand, Pigs.

My Thoughts:


This album starts with an artist which I'm not really a fan of. This had me worried that I would let that cloud my judgement and stop me from enjoying this album. But even now (in July) FEBRUARY one of my favourite albums. It's got such a great flow about it and some of my favourite artists (The Mountain Goats, Ween). This album doesn't just stick to one genre and even though it does jump around a fair bit it still works soo well. 


We'd love to know what you think of FEBRUARY so if you would like a digital copy of this album please send me an email silhouettesofknights@gmail.com

xx
Smorgy & BJ

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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Fork This 58 - The Honeycombers

This week BJ and I had holidays at home with The Cooperson and I attempted to make Honeycomb.



I think that I under cooked it a bit... Hopefully I get it right next time.

xx
Smorgy

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Fork This 57 - Horse Cake

This weeks episode I surprised BJ with a horse cake when he got home from work. The best part was the horse cake had a baby... TWO HORSE CAKES!!!


xx
Smorgy

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

2012 So Far


I've had a very busy year so far and right now i am officially on holidays for a WHOLE week.
On top of maintaining (and recently re-designing) this blog, my partner and I have bought a house, moved out of our family homes and started living on our own for the first time. I also work a full time job. My title (recently self-promoted) is Office Administrator. I do SOO much in my office, most offices would hire two or three to do the work I do. This puts a lot of pressure and strain on me daily and to finally have a small break to collect myself and focus on some other things is something I'm so excited about. 

This post is to just re-visit some of the things i've created and worked on this year so far. I'm really happy with how things are going. I feel like I'm improving in my blogging skills and I plan to spend some time this week in my craft room, getting inspired and creative.

xx
Smorgy

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Fork This 56 - Twitch Face

This weeks episode of Fork This BJ decided to film me when i was looking my best.

I pulled a face at him and my cheeks started twitches... BJ found this hilarious and kept telling me to do it again. It got to the point that we were both laughing soo hard and I could no longer remember the face i was pulling that make my cheeks twitch.

Stupid video right here:



xx
Smorgy

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Monthly Album - The January Wilderness

BJ and two of his work mates decided to start making a monthly CD for each other (sooo cute) as they all had quite different tastes in music and thought it would be an awesome way to hear some different stuff.

I've helped BJ a lot with his monthly CD's. I am constantly being asked to listen to the playlist and see how it flows. I've created templates for him to make all the artwork in and when it's all ready I get it all printed then I cut, fold and assemble it all, plus sometimes I also create some extra goodies.

So I thought I'd share each month with you guys as I think they are fantastic. Not just the playlists but the artwork and all the extras.


January


BJ's Words:


I had been listening to far too much 70's pop. When I saw far too much, I mean, my days were filled with Cat Stevens, Ross Ryan, Jim Croce and a handful of others.

Fuelled with my 70's pop hard on, I headed to my iTunes to make an album indicative of what I had been listening to.

Without pumping the album full of Jim Croce, I wanted the feel of a 70s album without using songs from the 1970s. I wanted songs that had the feel of 70s pop. Songs that make you feel good and songs that make you want to drive with the windows down, driving into the sun, music blaring.

The artwork was weird, its ugly, but charming, disgusting yet eye-catching. Everything I wanted it to be.

Artwork:


Track List:


Helplessness Blues - Fleet Foxes
Section 9 - The Polyphonic Spree
Kathleen - Townes Van Zandt
Part Time Believer - Boy And Bear
Low Rising - The Swell Season
Where Dirt And Water Collide - White Buffalo
Right Or Wrong - Heidecker & Wood
Dear God - Monsters Of Folk
You Know That I'm No Good - Wanda Jackson
Lorelei - The Mess Hall
Your Fake Name Is Good Enough For Me - Iron & Wine


A Visual Selection:




 



Extras:


This album had no extra goodies. But i think it's pretty darn good.

Copyright:


©January 2012 FTI RECORDS. This album is full of songs pinched from a bunch of other albums, I guess it could be considered a compilation, however we here at FTI RECORDS consider it a masterpiece and anyone who has a copy of this album should thank their lucky stars that they got their grubby, filthy, little hands on it.


My Thoughts:


I love this album. It flows soo well and I really enjoy putting it on while I'm driving to work. 

We'd love to know what you think of The January Wilderness and if you would like a digital copy of the album send me an email 
silhouettesofknights@gmail.com

xx
Smorgy & BJ

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Fork This 55 - Carter vs. Carter

In this weeks episode of Fork This we decided to show you what happens at our Sunday night dinners with BJ's family.

Are you ready to laugh?



xx
Smorgy

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Wedding Outfit

This Saturday BJ and I went to our friend Bianca from Blush Loves Mint beautiful wedding in her Belgrave backyard.

The weather was surprisingly lovely considering how miserable it's been lately. 

I rushed out and bought a dress last minute and threw together a really cute outfit for the occasion.
BJ scrubbed up pretty nicely as well. I've tried this dress on 3 times, but this time it was on sale - Dress Win!! It was super flattering and comfortable as well. 

Megan: Dress from Dangerfield, Tights & Cardigan from Kmart, Ankle Boots from Spendless Shoes, and Sunnies from Rubi. Everything was also bought on sale :)
Bianca did an amazing job decorating. There was a delicious Candy Buffet (which included some of my favourite candies), beautiful cheeses and dips scattered around, flowered everywhere and these amazing turkish glasses laid out for guests to fill with her homemade soft drinks.

On top of all that, the marquee was covered in white and cream pom poms, giant white balloons and two amazing black chandlers which i just wanted to steal!!

Bianca was happy for me to share a few snap shots that BJ and I took of the decorations and tables. Look at how beautiful it looked.

Congratulations to Bianca and Patrick and a Happy 1st Birthday to their daughter Ruby. It was a lovely day and heres to many more. 

xx
Smorgy

PS: I ate waaay to much candy :)

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Decorations


For Kaia's 6th Birthday I made some decorations for the celebration. Some cute tissue paper pom poms and an adorable flag bunting for the cake. (I also baked the cake). Kaia was most excited when I told her she could take the pom poms home and hang them in her room.

xx
Smorgy

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Silhouettes Of Knights Has A New Website AND Blog

FINALLY IM LAUNCHING THIS BAD BOY!!!


Im am soo excited to share my NEW website and blog design with you all. It's been a straight week of me sitting in front of the computer, hounding my friend Pat for code and constantly bugging BJ with 'Now click here... What do you think?... How about this?... Now click here'.

I'm soo proud what i've achieved and I hope you all like it.

I have some really good posts coming up in the very near future that I cannot wait to share.
But until then... Here's a video of Cooper when he was a puppy playing with a plastic bag... hehehee

xx
Smorgy


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Monday, June 11, 2012

Fork This 54 - Etiquette Piper

This weeks episode of Fork This is now available. When we went to the 100Yen store, BJ bought an 'Etiquette Pipe'.


I am also excited to share that this week i will be launching my new website and blog. I've been working hard to re-design it and make it look good. I can't wait to hear what you all think about it :)

xx
Smorgy

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Homemade 6th Birthday Present

Last week my niece Kaia had her 6th birthday. Normally I have a plan well ahead of time of what I want to do for peoples birthday presents but since we bought the house I've been a bit stuck coming up with ideas.

I love making presents but what can you make a 6 year old and have them get the enjoyment out of it as they would any other birthday present.

Over the years I've made LOT'S of presents: Scrapbooks, art, figurines, jewelry, food etc but this birthday was hard.

And then it came to me.... I knew exactly what to make her and have her love it.

I made Kaia her own personalised game of Memory.


Kaia LOVES playing Memory and I knew this would be a hit. 

I picked out 12 photos of her - Fun memories like our family trip to the zoo, her weekend with George (the class teddy bear), Cooking with BJ, her first day of school and Meeting Santa.
I designed a cute little back for the cards and laminated them all so they last.


Packaged them all in a cute box I've been holding on to for years and with some alphabet stickers 'Kaia's Memory Game' was complete.


She liked them soo much that i plan to make her two more sets - One for at Aunty Megan's house and one for at Nana's so she'll always have them on hand to play. (Oh and just so you know that's not ALL that i gave her for the big 6).

Coming soon... Homemade party decorations

xx
Smorgy

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fork This 53 - Cooper vs The Tissue Paper

This weeks episode we share Cooper's new favourite thing to do.

It's sooo cute. Check it out


xx
Smorgy

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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Fork This 52 - ONE YEAR!

Today marks one year of us doing our video podcast 'Fork This'.
We have had so much fun doing it and hope that you've all enjoyed watching it.

To celebrate this milestone we weren't quiet sure what to do for the episode so we went hunting through our old videos to see what we could find.


Enjoy

xx
Smorgy

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Fork This 51 - Winter Is Coming!

No real explanation for this weeks episode. Autumn is here and all the leaves have fallen off our big tree in the backyard.


xx
Smorgy

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Fork This 50 - Crazy Wings

This weeks episode of Fork This was not a planned adventure. We went out to dinner with some friends and they started talking about this place called Crazy Wings and told BJ the story about when they tried them (and how hot they are). So after dinner we got in the car and headed over to Glen Waverley so BJ could try Crazy Wings for himself... Boy does he regret that idea.

Check it out


xx
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Monday, May 7, 2012

Fork This 49 - Our Idiot Brother

In this weeks episode of Fork This, BJ's younger brother Josh gets dared to eat items most people would not normally consume on their own.

The look on his face is very humorous!!


xx
Smorgy

PS: Congratulations to our friends Matt and Megan for getting married this weekend. Wishing them a lifetime of happiness together.

Here's a photo of BJ and I at the wedding

(Some real photos to come)


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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Wedding Gift - Personalised Toasting Glasses

The work colleague that i made the Bridal Shower Gift for has almost reached her big day and I wanted to make something special for their wedding gift.

Personalized Toasting Glasses!


This wasn't a first time etching glass for me but it was an experimental way of doing it which I've not done before. It was quiet fiddly and sometimes frustrating.

Trying and get these two glasses to match was a painful task. There was a lot of tape involved and a lot of pauses were i would walk away for a little bit (so i didn't end up throwing the glasses).

I wanted to have them ready early enough to give to the bride and groom to be before the wedding day in the hope that they would like them enough to use on their wedding day to toast and celebrate with.

I'm soo happy with how they turned out. It was worth all the stress for the finished product.
Have another wedding coming up in October and thinking of doing the same thing... But obviously with their names hahaha.

If you want to see more photos go to my Facebook page.
Let me know what you think of my etched glasses.

xx
Smorgy


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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fork This 48 - Paint SUCKA

This weeks episode of Fork This BJ and I (With the help of some family members) are painting our lounge room and FINALLY getting rid of the horrid feature wall.



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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fork This 46 & 47

I got slack and forgot to post last weeks episode of Fork This.... But that just means that this week, you get TWO!!!

In episode 46 BJ is very proud of his creation




In episode 47 we celebrate Coopers 1 year Nutaversary.



xx
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Feeling Good

I don't know if it's all these Easter bunnies I've eaten or what, but I'm feeling good right now.

This time last year was pretty horrible for me. And even writing just that sentence makes my eyes tear up a little... but... 12 months has past and finally I feel like I am moving past all the bullshit that came from 2011.

I was worried that all the memories from last year would ruin my time off over Easter. But it hasn't.
BJ and I have been painting our lounge room which is a new experience for both of us and It's been fun and exciting and messy and I've loved it.


2012 has already been a fantastic year and
I can only see it getting better.


Happy Smorgy

xx
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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Fork This 45 - Easter Hunt

This weeks episode of Fork This BJ, Cooper and I did our first Easter Hunt in our house. 



Chocolatey goodness!!

xx
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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Fork This 44 - Plantosaurus Rex

This weeks episode of Fork This BJ and I plant some seeds and watch them grow.
We filmed updates over weeks as they grew and i've cut them all together for this episode.



xx
Smorgy Pin It

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fork This 43 - The Maine Gift

This week we received a care package from a friend in the States. Our first international housewarming gift. Check out what we got :)

   

xx
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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Finally Being Creative - Bridal Shower Gift

This weekend I attended my work colleague Megan's bridal shower/kitchen tea. Traditionally for events like these you are ment to give the bride 'to be' a gift for her kitchen... These days most people already live out of home and have collect there household items and i didn't want to be the person who gave her ANOTHER set of tea towels.

I wanted to do something a bit different and creative. (FINALLY I've made something this year!!!)

So i made up a 'Hen's Night Kit'.


I made a set of badges for her and her friends to wear out to there night of girly fun. The set included a bunch of badges for all her friends to wear with informed everyone that they are apart of 'Megan's Buckette Party' and then Megan herself received three badges... A 'Bride To Be', 'Megan & Matt Forever' and '5th May 2012' (There wedding date) badge. The 'Bride To Be' badge was made a little more fancy with a cute ruffled ribbon around it AND i also made and extra 'Bride To Be' badge into a ring.


All the badges were designed to match the theme on her hen's party invitation and I think the whole kit came out looking pretty awesome.



I oragamied (I dont know if thats a real word) up some gift boxes and made a cute little card too. The ruffled badge was the decoration for the card and the rest of the goodies were tucked away inside.

It was something nice and different which i think showed the amount of time and thoughts i put into her gift. Plus i think she really liked it.

xx
Smorgy

I was wearing this hat which i created... It was bloody cold and BJ put on my head to warm me up. :)

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fork This 42 - Homemade Chips

On this weeks episode of Fork This BJ and I made homemade chips using this crazy little Japanese thing I found on ebay.


xx
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Two Months

This week marks two months that BJ and I have been in our house. I think we've surprised a lot of people (especially our families) with how easily we've dealt with this huge change.

We both love it! It feels like we've been living like this for ages. Feels like home.

I think people expect us to have struggled with it. Had days where we've been homesick or mopey. But that hasn't been the case at all.

We've just been happy!

Happy to come home every night and cook dinner together while Cooper watches. Happy to snuggle up on our couch and watch TV. Happy to clean dishes, do gardening and wash clothes.

I wouldn't change my life right now, for anything in the world.

xx
Smorgy

Here are some pics for our last two months

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 Left to Right: First photo at our house, Packing the essentials, First piece of mail, BJ answers our home phone for the first time, BJ vs the wasps nest, Cooper sun baking, Ice cream adventure, Cooper meets Gnome Swanson, Our couch finally arrived, BJ made me valentines cookies, Our second Third fridge, our fourth fridge (yes we went through 3 fridges in less then a month-That story will be told one day), Cooper sleeping (again), Chilling out watching Wipeout, BJ tends to his chilli's, Our housewarming brochures, Us.


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