Nuffnang Competition- A Blog Adventure Thanks to Kodak

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I love making videos but I generally don’t have time to edit them so I don’t post as often as I would like. To celebrate the opening of Kodak’s online store, Nuffnang and Kodak gave me the opportunity to test out one of the new Kodak PlaySport pocket video cameras so I thought it would be a good chance to finally do something fun!

They asked me to share a day in my life and I thought it might be fun to cover some of the… misconceptions that people have had about me and my life in the past XD

Note- This video was edited using Final Cut Express.

Violet in Slumberland… Nuffnang/Magum Competition

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I’ve been trying to clean up our house lately. When both James and I are spending so much time working it can get pretty messy because cleaning and tidying tend to be last on the list *eyes off the gigantic pile of clothes in the corner*…

But I’ve been trying to be more organised! First thing I wanted to take care of was my cupboard 😀 I have ranted quite a lot about my wardrobe because whoever designed it was a moron. It has 3 sliding doors, one of which opens to a wall which encases our water heater. The other two are divided by draws and storage cubes, either side of which is hanging space. Unfortunately one of those sides is useless because it’s not wide enough to put coat hangers in so out of 3 doors only 1 is useful >:(

…Anyway enough of the ranting, Nuffnang and Magnum are holding a competition where I’m supposed to tell you about my most indulgent fantasy, isn’t it sad that the first thing that came to mind was “a gigantic cupboard that could hold and display my things nicely” XD

So let me tell you a little story about my current cupboard, my most indulgent fantasy and what happens when you spend too much time organising your things…

Once upon a time Violet was trying to put her things in her cupboard but there was just no more room. She had been at it for hours to no avail.

Magnum Fantasy

She was no where near finished but was sooooo tired that she gave up.

So competition time!!

Magnum is having a competition for you guys and you could win AU$1000!

*EDIT* How to enter and the terms and conditions have completely changed! See below! */EDIT*

Here are the new instructions:

1. Play the Magnum dice game and try to obtain the highest score possible
2. Leave your highest score and answer the question, ”What will you indulge in with $1000?” in a comment. (The comment must include their preferred contact method in case they win [blog URL, Twitter or E-mail Address].
3. Competition period is running from November 24 until midday on Tuesday December 14, 2010.
4. The winner will be the entry deemed most creative across all 23 blogs taking part in this campaign (See Terms and Conditions for full list)
5. The winner of the $1,000 prize will be announced on Friday December 17, 2010.

**Please note, entries that have been submitted prior to this change will still be accepted and considered.

Terms and Conditions can be found at:

So what would you all indulge in with $1000? Haha you all know my answer… new cupboards!!

Nuffnang Competition- Win a Barina Spark!

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I am all kinds of not a car person. Other than getting me from point A to point B via shopping at point C I couldn’t care how many horses were squished into the engine to make it go so fast.

James loves cars. Well not all cars, he loves classic (pre 1974) muscle cars. He used to spend hours telling me all about his 1963 Valiant with a bored out slant 6 engine with triple SU carburetors, racing needles and a torque flight transmission. Unfortunately  my mind tends to play this when ever he starts:

That’s why when Nuffnang approached me about doing this post about a new Holden Barina Spark my mind started playing a nice happy version of the “I Dream of Jeannie” song. I feel a little bit bad for Lynda for that phone call because I’m sure there was a long awkward silence as I day dreamed between the word “car” and “design your own” (which is what eventually snapped me out of it) XD

So as I eventually understood, this competition isn’t so much about cars as it is about creativity! I like being creative 😀

A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party turned pink!

I don’t think I need to tell you all how much I love tea parties. I will use pretty much any excuse possible to hold one 😀

So when the lovely Celeste mentioned she wanted to enter a Nuffnang contest about the Mad Hatter’s tea party I said “Come on over it’s tea time!”.

Some of you saw a teaser on Twitter on Saturday so here is a guest post by Celeste of what happened that day ^_^


<3 Violet

With the long weekend in sight, it was a perfect time to unwind.

And what better way to unwind than to have a beautiful tea party with the lovely Violet Le Beaux?

We all know that Tea Parties are the love and joy of the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, in fact, our very own Violet was channeling a little bit of Alice today, with the long straight blonde hair and the black headband. Just needed a beautiful blue dress to go with it… Hmmmm wonder if we could swipe one from the Tim Burton exhibition?

I do so love Alice in Wonderland. But everytime I read through the book, I felt that the Mad Hatter’s tea parties always lacked a little something… Can you guess what it was that it lacked?

It lacked a little PINK, and a little Charm and was also sorely missing in some princess action.

So we changed it around, to make this tea party perfect! Starting with the adorable little pink tea pot, which was perfect for tea for two. Tea for the day was Rose and French Vanilla from Dilmah, very very yummy!

It’s not just teapots that need to be pretty. We polished our very best fancy tea set and coaxed the flower pixies to come out to play. You can’t just set a tea set down and call that a tea party! I mean, next you will be saying that merely having tea would be good enough!

Every single aspect has to be perfect. For the perfect tea party, you can’t go wrong with cake tea spoons. There’s more than one way to eat your cake, after all. Violet keeps a collection of such silverware beauties around for when princesses and maidens come round for tea. Which is quite often, as we do love our teas.

Just look at the amazingly beautiful hanky that Violet embroidered! Polite tea party conversation involved the ooh-ing and aah-ing over such delicate handiworks and there was much discussion on how we could add more pink to the world. Pink world domination! In the gentlest and most princess-y of ways, of course.

Pour out the tea, give it a swirl with your cake spoon, and you are ready to go! Tea Party to relax your weary souls, and something the Mad Hatter himself would have been proud of. Had he been a fan of pink of course. Oh, and of princesses. It’s not very Mad, but it was definitely very Rad.

And what tea party would be complete without nibbles and cakes? I brought along for us all, Chocolate and Coffee Fudge Cupcakes, don’t worry I’ll share the recipe with you soon. It was quite rich and quite decadent. Fit for a beautiful spring afternoon’s tea party.

We had a beautiful afternoon, having our very own tea party with a nod towards the Mad Hatter for sharing his love of tea parties with us. There’s really nothing more relaxing than having a girlie afternoon with your best girlfriend over some decadent cupcakes and amazingly delicious tea.

So, would you care to join us for a cuppa or two?

Images courtesy of myself and Jimmy from Blue Crane Designs

Keeping cool in style over the years… Nuffnang Competition!

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Over the years I’ve gone through a whole lot of styles. I didn’t always like pink things, in fact when I was growing I was the biggest tom boy! I’ve been going through my wardrobe to clean out and make space for things and it’s kind of been like taking a journey back through time!

I’m pretty happy with my current style. It’s not perfect but I think it represents me pretty well where I am in my life right now. I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Keeping Cool Photos

The Cutest Thing Ever and Easy A Winners

First thing today…

Thank you so much for everyone who entered the Easy A competition! I really enjoyed reading your entries, a lot of them were really heart felt and had so much effort put in. I also now have a long list of books which I want to read too!

So the winners have all been contacted by email and here they are:

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