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

video

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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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