Saturday, May 1, 2010

Web Design

Back when MySpace was cool, and Facebook was only known to Californian college students, I used to change my MySpace layout just about every week. In fact, I changed it so often that I eventually learned how to make my own. My friends started asking me to change their layouts for them too. Being a geek, I was only too willing to oblige, and actually enjoyed doing it. I even made them their own sometimes (but only for the special ones).

Since joining the blogging world I've looked around at customizing the look of my blog, but I'm a bit out of practice in design, so it's going to take me a while to find something I like (that's the problem with knowing how to create your own, it can make you picky!) You'd think seen as that's what my husband does for a living I'd have the coolest looking one around, but he's more on the coding side, so I've still got to come up with a sweet design for him (which is usually my part anyway) Until then, I'm afraid you'll all have to put up with a bit of blah.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Win a SodaStream

Oh my gosh! So there is a giveaway on changediapers' blog to win SodaStream! I am soo excited about this! I remember BEGGING my mom if we could get one of these. We loved to have soda, but it was definitely a treat in our house, as we couldn't afford to get it often. I tried pleading my case that it would be cheaper to get soda if we had a sodastream, but unfortunately I could never quite convince them.
Now that I'm all grown up and have a house of my own, I still want one of these things! So I really, really hope I win.
Anyway, if you'd like to enter too, here's the link:

Thursday, April 15, 2010


So I've recently signed up to be a BzzAgent. Which hopefully means I'll get to try out lots of cool stuff for free. I'll be sure to let you all know if I find something good!

Anyway, the first thing they've asked me to get involved in, is to tell my blog readers about a new movie coming out. It's called "Babies"! It's coming out just in time for Mother's Day. Speaking of mothers, I know mine is going to love this movie. She's a baby nut.

So click below for a little preview of what's to come :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Church Buildings

I’ve decided to rather split the now infamous “part 2” into a few separate blogs instead of just one. The way I feel now about church didn’t happen overnight, so why should my blog!? Besides, I like putting things in their own little boxes and categorizing my thoughts, and seen as this is my blog, that’s what I’m going to do :)

I’m going to start with the part that was the easiest for me, buildings.

Are they completely necessary? (Just to set the record straight in case anyone was wondering, I’m just talking about church buildings here, not other buildings like homes, etc. I happen to like my house a lot, and wasn’t planning on living outside or anything ;).
If we are the church, then consequently whenever we meet together we’re having “church”! Therefore, we could theoretically meet anywhere for fellowship.
In fact, it seems to me that the Apostles encouraged the meeting homes, surely if they wanted us to build large church buildings to gather in they would have rather said that?

Here's a thought. What would happen if your church met somewhere that didn't cost anything? Think how many ways that money could be used for something else. E.g. helping the poor, widows and orphans (which, when the NT believers gathered money, was what they used it for)

I’m not just talking about churches who are still busy paying off their buildings, I’m also talking about those who have plans to build bigger ones. Even churches who aren’t actually paying anything on their building, couldn’t that building still be sold and the money given to those in need?

Ok, I’ve probably offended enough people, so I think I’ll stop there for this thought.

Check out these verses that talk about the early church meeting each other homes:
Acts 2:46 and 8:3
Romans 16:5
1 Corinthians 16:19
Col 4:15
Philemon vs 2

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Don't be ridiculous

I was busy cleaning out my email and found this in an old (very) draft. I want to put it somewhere safe, so it's now a blog :)

But first a bit of background:
Andrea, Kirsten and I were inspired to write a song while we were away in Onrus together after matric. It was really dumb, but we loved it. (but that song is another blog for another time)
Another thing we did on our weekend away was play the game Mad Gab. We all cracked up at the line "Don Bee Rid He Cue Lous" (or something like that) and so we started saying it about everything.
The next week when we went to Kleinmond for the young adults weekend away, Andrea and Kirsten started making up a new song (with input from Allison too if I remember correctly). Naturally "don't be ridiculous" had to be in the new song. I was busy playing war, so only helped write some of the song.
For Summer Camp, Andrea, Kirsten and I went up on stage and sang it (Andrea played guitar as well) for the Summer Camp talent show thing! It was quite an experience.

Anyway, here's the song.

Verse 1:
Sitting in the sun
Tryin'a catch a tan
Getting really hot
So I need fan
Trying to conform
To society
We're not really free
To be who we wanna be

Pre Chorus:
You're so superficial
But you don't realise that you're God's official one

Don't be ridiculous (x3)
You're so, you're so ridiculous

Verse 2:
You are trying to be
So popular
Livin' like you're in
a Soap-Opera
Try 'n get yourself
A new hottie
So you can take him to
the latest party
You're so superficial
You don't realise that you're God's official one
Don't be ridiculous (x3)
You're so, you're so ridiculous

God made you in his own special way
Thinking of you every day
When you're feeling lonely
He'll be there to keep you company
Don't be ridiculous (x3)
You're so, you're so ridiculous
You're so superficial
You don't realise that you're God's official one

Friday, March 20, 2009

Berry Good

I am thoroughly addicted to Rita's Italian Ice. The closest one we have is like 30 mins away, but it's so worth the drive! For those of you who have not had the pleasure of having Rita''s one of the first things we will do when you come visit :) The closest thing there is to it is maybe a Slushee, but it's not as runny as that.

They're running a competition at the moment, to see if you can name the new mystery flavour. The mystery flavour was indeed quite mysterious. My guess is that it's some kind of berry flavour. Who knows, maybe it's some random South African berry that no-one else has ever heard of! The grand prize is free Rita's ice for a year (well actually 52 regular size ice coupons).
If you want to help me out...go to and vote for "Berry Brr" or "Amazing Acai" (you can just search for them instead of looking through the whole list)

Even better than winning (or at least tough competition) would be getting hired to work there. Just turned in a resume/CV last night. Got really excited about the possibility of being accepted. It's in God's hands now though

Monday, February 23, 2009

A joke from way back

This was my absolute favourite joke as a kid. I started telling it to Jason one day, and to my horror, not only had he not heard it before, but I couldn't remember how it went exactly!
So after a thorough Google search, I finally found a similar version, and then modified it for you benefit, so here it is:

Three kids, Trouble, Manners and Shut-Up, decided to play a game of hide-n-go-seek together.
Trouble was it, so while he counted Manners hid up a tree and Shut-up hid behind a police car.
When the policeman noticed Shut-up hiding behind his car, so asked him, "What's your name, kid?"
"Shut-up", answered Shut-up.
The policeman was appalled, "Excuse me?!", he said.
"I said Shut up.", Shut-up replied.
"Where are your manners, boy?", the policeman exclaimed.
"He's up a tree", Shut-up said.
"Are you looking for trouble?", the policeman asked.
To which Shut-up replied, "No, Trouble's looking for me!"

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