Say my name and every colour illuminates.

We are shining and we will never be afraid again.

Oh Deary Me

I’m a gifts person. That’s my official love language. But it’s also a frustrating love language to have, so my second and the one I use/receive the most of is Words of Affirmation. That’s because I’m big on words. Yes yes, talking. But the actual words mean so much to me. I’m becoming a person who is conscious of what she says because words are important.

Terms of Endearment

A term of endearment is a word or phrase used to address and/or describe a person, animal or inanimate object for which the speaker feels love or affection. Terms of endearment are used for a variety of reasons, such as parents addressing their children and lovers addressing each other. (Wikipedia, 2011)

The other day I was discussing with my bestie Tegan and I decided I liked used the word ‘affectionately’. It got me to thinking about words that describe affectionate feelings and what are blogs if not for sharing thoughts. These are my thoughts on Endearing Terms.

Babe – this is probably the one term of endearment that I don’t even notice that I use. I use it in written form and it actual conversations. This word gets used for any friend who is an actual friend. They don’t need to be my bestie, but someone I see semi-regularly or catch up with on the odd occaision. If you are one of these people, you’ve probably received a text that starts like this ‘Babe! What’s happening with..’ or ‘Hey babe, did you know..’

Baby – Possibly the only thing my future boyfriend will ever hear me call him. Every now and then (like hardly ever!) I accidentally call friends ‘baby’. Only super super close friends and everytime I say it, I cringe and hope they heard ‘babe’. Sometimes Georgia gets ‘baby’. Cos she’s my little baby sister. Self explanatory.

Buddy – All close male friends will get ‘buddy’. It is my way of telling them I think very much of them, without them thinking I am in love with them. I hope.

Butterchicken – a Willis version of buttercup or other such words. Georgia loves to call me butterchicken. Extremely racist and patronising. I like it.

Girly – Favourite ladies will hear me say girly a little bit.

Bunny – originally something I picked up off Tegan Swanborough. And has really taken off. I hear my sisters friends saying Bunny all the time. It normally gets used like this ‘Hello bunny’, ‘Why are you such a naughty bunny’. NB is also, Naughty Bunny. ‘Stop being such a NB’.

Lovely – Gets used frequently in written communication. ‘Hello lovely’.

Pookie – I think this one is disgusting, which is especially why I like to use it every now and then.

I don’t really see a big need for anthing with ‘sweet’ in the title. Sweetie, sweetheart, sweet sugar plum pie, sweet cheeks, sweetness. Sugar is bad too, sugar babe. Maybe it’s just S words. Snookie, snookums, snuggle bunny, stud. BLECH.

Darling is even pushing it a little bit too far. Overuse of any word frustrates me, but overuse of terms of endearment is most likely to drive me crazy.

Fair warning.


I wish that when I’m older and have my own house that it has the most amazing carpet. The kind of carpet that makes you so happy to sit on the floor when there are too many friends over to fit on the couch.

I wish that people really understood Christmas.

I wish that I could get a new hawt blog layout.

I wish for Jimmy Choos to wear on my wedding day.

I wish for unending amount so fairy lights that I could make a canopy of stars on my bedroom roof because really, I wish I could sleep outside all the time.

I wish for picnics that packed themselves and that weren’t crawling with ants that seem to love the taste of me.

I wish it costs $10 to do my hair and not $250.

I wish for the sun to not be so.. sunny? I wish that I weren’t so affected by the sun.

I wish that the arts wasn’t such a hard industry to be paid well in. That all my artistic friends could give up their lame day jobs and do what the want and still survive financially.

I wish that life had a backing track or theme music. I wish someone would write a musical about me and all my friends and that Zac Efron could star as my boyfriend because I wish that he was my boyfriend.

I wish for mangoes to be in season always.

I wish for lunch breaks to be 2 hours instead of 1.

I wish that they made more Seasons of Gilmore Girls.

I wish that I knew how to do what I wanted without being so afraid.

I wish that I could tell people what I really thought without being so afraid, or rude. I wish I didn’t have to think about all the things I wish I could tell people.

I wish that you would realise that while it seems I wish quite a lot, I’m really quite happy.

I wish that people knew that hope is real and that I believe in a thing called LOVE.

All I Need

Do you know where your heart is?
Do you think you can find it?
Or did you trade it for something, somewhere, better just to hide it?

Do you know where your love is?
Do you think that you lost it?
You felt it so strong but nothings turned out how you want it.

Bless my soul. You’re a lonely soul.
Cos you won’t let go of anything you hold.

All I need. Is the air I breathe. And a place to rest my head.

Wait it Out

I’ve been neglecting my blog a little bit as of late so for those blog stalkers (yeah you know who you are!) of mine – I’m sorry. I’ll try and be a bit more consistent.

Went to Tasmania on the weekend and for a few extra days. Went for a wedding and a bit of a family holiday. I’ve got a lot of pictures so I might post them next time. Tried my hand a few nature-ish type shots.

Love this photo.

And sit here cold?
We’ll be long gone by then.
And lackluster in dust we lay
’round old magazines.
Fluorescent lighting sets the scene
For all we could and should be being
In the one life that we’ve got

Imogen Heap – Wait it Out

The Cherry Blossom Girl

Does anyone else have the words with friends ap on the iphone? It’s scrabble and you can play with your friends! It’s great!

I’ve got an assignment due on Monday that’s worth 60% of my grade, I started in yesterday. Whoops.

Going to see Paramore on Sunday night with Georgia. Relient K are supporting. Should be a pretty sweet gig. Hope my assignment is finished in time. And that it doesn’t rain.

Love Sophia Bush. Quite the hottness.

“There is no surprise more magical than the surprise of being loved. It is the finger of God on a man’s shoulder.” Charles Morgan

I love Friday’s. It’s so quiet in the office that I can steadily work whilst listening to my ipod, blogging and preparing mentally for assignmenting. Anyone is free to bring me study treats this weekend! I’ll be cooped up in the office at Mum’s for sure.

I’d sooner buy, defying gravity. Kiss me goodbye – I’m defying gravity! And you can’t hold me down! – Wicked


All I Wanted

Think of me when you’re out
When you’re out there
I’ll beg you nice from my knees
And when the world treats you way too fairly
It’s a shame I’m a dream

All I wanted was you

I think I’ll pace my apartment a few times
And fall asleep on the couch
And wake up early to black and white reruns
That escape from my mouth

All I wanted was you

I could follow you to the beginning
Just to relive the start
Maybe then we’d remember to slow down
At all of our favorite parts

All I wanted was you

Little Lyrics

Music is SUCH a powerful medium. Those who have that gift are lucky indeed.

Music that’s been meaning something to me lately…

Anberlin – A Whisper and a Clamor

For most who live and breathe, hell is never knowing who they are now. Tell me who you are now.

It’s not the lies that you sing – but what the silence will scream.


Snow Patrol – Make this go on forever

The weight of water, the way you told me to look past everything I had ever learned

And I don’t know where to look, my words just break and melt, please just save me from this darkness.


Paramore – Crush Crush Crush

They taped over your mouth, scribbled out the truth with their lies. You little spies.


Hillsong Live – This is love

All creation will bow as one, lift their eyes see the risen Son.

Let our voices rise and sing for all He’s done. Our fear is overcome. Our God is love.


AND just loving Yellow Brick Road by Angus and Julia Stone.

If ever anyone needed to convince me into loving them, just sit and play and sing me that song over and over.


Arms Open Wide

Take my life I lay it down
At the cross where I am found
All I have I give to You oh God

Take my hands and make them clean
Keep my heart in purity
That I may walk in all You have for me

Oh here I stand
Arms open wide
Oh I am Yours
And You are mine

Take my moments and my days
Let each breath that I take
Be ever only for You oh God

Oh here I stand
Arms open wide
Oh I am Yours
And You are mine

My whole life is Yours
I give it all
Surrendered to Your Name
And forever I will pray
Have Your way
Have Your way

Of the day

Quote: “Don’t apologise. If you’re going to be late, at least be late with conviction.” Milton Fine from Smallville


Word: Bandicoot


Lisa Mitchell – Valium

Sometimes your  love it’s so pretty, I just wanna sink in

And sometimes your heart, well it’s so pretty, I just wanna live there

Sometimes you love is so quiet, I don’t even need to speak

Sometimes you heart is so loud, I can’t even hear the beat


Snack: Cupcakes

I Will Exalt You

I Will Exalt You – Brooke Fraser

I will exalt You

I will exalt You

I will exalt You

You are my God


My hiding place

My safe refuge

My treasure Lord you are

My friend and King

Anointed One

Most Holy


Because You’re with me

Because You’re with me

Because You’re with me

I will not fear


My hiding place

My safe refuge

My treasure Lord You are

My friend and King

Anointed One

Most Holy


Colour Conference 09

Colour Conference 09