Sunday, February 27, 2011

CHEEKy Art Review – Tanya Loviz

Why does Tanya Loviz paint?  Because it’s her obsession. It’s unique, her talent - memorable and daring. It’s art that needs to be shared. Tanya's ‘CHEEKy Art’ found its way into my home several years ago. Three of her great works hang proudly on my walls.

They never fail to create an impression, and they’ve left many people awed by her imagination. WARNING: This art is naughty, provocative and seductive - with buxom brunettes, redheads and blondes, fishnets, stilettos and ‘almost thongs'.

She knows how to tickle art lovers deep inside, making it impossible to stop purchasing at just one - especially when there are so many blank walls in a house!
Tanya is an internationally recognised self-taught artist with over 20 years experience, and a staggering collection of more than 1000 paintings and poetry to match. I adore her work. Don’t be too shy to admit that you love it too. X

View Tanya's online store at
and become addicted to her unique brand of art!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Have Artist's become too Artistic?

You may not know this, but when I am an adult, I would love to be an artist! As I draw, I look for inspiration and I sometimes go onto the internet. I went on the google and found out that, artist's have taken art to the next level, like this image:
This car is amazing! Wouldn't you agree? Art is offically been taken to the next level and all I can say to that is "WOOHOO!"
Maybe, when I get a car, I'll draw on it and make it as artistic as possible! Is that alright with you Moana?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Wholesome Addiction

February is Heart Month, a good time to get addicted to life choices that prevent heart disease. We know that healthy eating and exercise are important. And with my genetically high Cholesterol, I’ve been doing a little research. I plan to take steps toward improving my inner health – and in this way help my family to adopt better habits. Listed here are several wonder foods that go a long way toward a strong heart and healthy circulation:
Blueberries, cranberries, raspberries, strawberries - potassium rich, which regulates the heartbeat; magnesium, which lowers blood pressure and protects the smooth muscle cells in the heart, fiber; vitamin C, and many other healthy nutrients that can fight off heart disease.
Broccoli, spinach, asparagus, kale, and other dark vegetables - high in fiber, which helps lower cholesterol. Also rich in nutrients.
Salmon and tuna, especially, are high in heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which can raise your good HDL cholesterol and lower your bad LDL cholesterol. Also high in protein.
Kidney beans and black beans, especially, are high in fiber, omega-3 fats, magnesium, and potassium. Also rich in protein.
Almonds, walnuts, cashews, flax seeds, and sunflower seeds are excellent sources of both protein and heart healthy omega-3 fats.
Oatmeal: A thick, steaming bowl of steel cut, slow cooking oatmeal is high in both fiber and good cholesterol-raising omega-3 fats.
Opt for cold pressed extra virgin olive oil, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acid, over other vegetable oils or animal fat.
Tofu, or a rich glass of soy milk, soy can help to lower cholesterol, while also providing lean protein.
Red wine and dark chocolate – what a treat! Being heart healthy doesn’t mean ‘no fun’. Red wine and 72%-dark-chocolate, in moderation (one glass of red wine and/or one small chocolate bar per day) have been shown to lower blood pressure.
Avocados, tomatoes, citrus fruits, brown rice, carrots, sweet potatoes, bell peppers, squash, are natural whole foods that also contribute to a healthy heart.
So here’s to healthy hearts and longevity. With foods this yummy, it won’t be hard to become addicted to wellbeing - and it won’t be hard to kick Cholesterol well and truly in the bottom!

Monday, February 21, 2011

I'm Taking... the love the Moment Challenge! Week 4

Hi Bloggers,
It's another challenge! These four weeks have gone extremely fast, but we have kept up.

Challenge 4...

In Hamlet, what did his best friend, Horatio say to him before he died?
For this, you'll need to use your memory. If you don't remember well, you can guess.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Linkin Park - In the End

Linkin Park have been around for years, and they will last forever! The songs they sing are so in depth and so heartfelt - I've heard they're inspired by and write songs about their ex-girlfriends. I find their brand of rock very catchy, but the songs out now will never beat this.  Just click here to listen

(It starts with)
One thing, I don’t know why
It doesn’t even matter how hard you try
Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme
To explain in due time
(All I know)
Time is a valuable thing
Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings
Watch it count down to the end of the day
The clock ticks life away
(It’s so unreal)
Didn’t look out below
Watch the time go right out the window
Trying to hold on but didn’t even know
Wasted it all just to
(Watch you go)
I kept everything inside and even though I tried, it all fell apart
What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when

I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn't even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn't even matter

One thing, I don’t know why
It doesn’t even matter how hard you try
Keep that in mind, I designed this rhyme
To remind myself how
I tried so hard
In spite of the way you were mocking me
Acting like I was part of your property
Remembering all the times you fought with me
I’m surprised it got so (far)
Things aren’t the way they were before
You wouldn’t even recognize me anymore
Not that you knew me back then
But it all comes back to me
In the end
You kept everything inside and even though I tried, it all fell apart
What it meant to me will eventually be a memory of a time when

I tried so hard
And got so far
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter
I've put my trust in you
Pushed as far as I can go
For all this
There’s only one thing you should know
I've put my trust in you
Pushed as far as I can go
For all this
There’s only one thing you should know
I tried so hard

And got so far
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter
I had to fall
To lose it all
But in the end
It doesn’t even matter

Friday, February 18, 2011

Best Friends Forever

Do you have a BFF? A *real* BFF?  

I look at men in wonder sometimes. In admiration, really. Their ability to be up front and completely honest with their mates is something that many women find impossible to do. There are times when we tell white lies to our lady friends, to keep their egos bolstered – we’ve all done it. Well, who among us would be accused (or daring enough) to add to a friend’s woes – inflating the sorrow of an already broken heart, raising the topic of their bad hair day, their not-so-perfect manicure?
Ask any guy if they think two women can be best friends, and you will get yet another ‘honest’ answer, “No way! Girls whinge and moan about their buddies all day”.  What they don’t understand is that women are intricately woven. We’re opinionated, strong, delicate, complex creatures with personal experiences that reinforce our knowledge. We’re made up of many artfully combined facets. We’re not know-it-alls, no matter what men think.
Our friendships aren’t built around footy matches, pubs, the boasting of conquests, or the thrill of a cat fight.  Our bonds run deeper.  True, there is a little envy in all of us – competition the world has instilled. But we adore our lady friends, truly we do. Life without them would never be the same.
Occasionally, we connect with one true BFF with whom we can be completely honest, without causing insult.  We share secrets and opinions, and we’re there for each other - no matter what. When we find that person, we should make extra effort, take time to enjoy each other’s company, hold on and never let her go because some people are just meant to be together.

Time, these days, runs at triple pace, with commitments that begin at the crack of dawn and end, well, they never really end. And here’s where a lesson from men can be taken. The washing up can wait, the dinner can be late, and the ironing doesn’t need to be done. Blokes make time to spend with their mates, and ladies, so should we.
To sisterhood, to girl power, to good times and trust.  

We are self confessed as Bloggerholics!

We don't live like champions
Chumps, and we aren't arrogant
We're self confessed Bloggerholics!
We live on keyboards, mouses and screens
We type our way out
Of tiny flat seams
We click non-stop, rewriting our dreams
Living the life of a bloggerholic
Living the life of a computer addict
Confessions are made,
But it won't break our will
For we are self confessed Bloggerholics!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I'm Taking... the Love the Moment Challenge! Week 3

Hi Everyone,
Today's challenge is going to be pretty epic, so you'd better be prepared!

Challenge 3...
What's the square root of pi? I want you to work it out in your head and see how difficult it is!
HINT: It's in Twilight when Bella and Edward go out to dinner, so for those who have a good memory, you would probably know it already.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A Valentine's Legend

Love this celebration, or love it not, it is an excuse to remember romance, buy flowers, champagne and a big box of chocolates! Valentine's Day was not created by florists or card companies as some people may believe. The card thing began, originally, when lovers exchanged handmade love notes called ‘Valentines' with their sweethearts. There are many legends associated with the day, but the popularity of it stems from the desire to glorify the unparalleled, universal feeling of love.

Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love! And the following day, February 15 was the Roman festival of Lupercalia – the coming of spring. This celebration honored Juno, the Goddess of women and marriage. It ensured the fertility of livestock, fields, and people. Legend has it that available young women would put their names in a bowl and young men would draw the name of the woman who would be their partner until the next drawing.
This Roman celebration was carried out for hundreds of years, until Christians decided to replace it with their own celebration. Pope Gelasuis, in AD496, found the namesake from Valentine, a third century priest.
Valentine had defied Claudius II by secretly marrying couples. The Romans were at war and had outlawed marriage in hopes that young men who didn’t have families would make better soldiers. Valentine’s actions were discovered and he was sentenced to death.
Valentine was a Bishop who was rumored to be able to perform spiritual healing. Before his death, Valentine wrote a note to the woman whom he loved and signed it ‘from your Valentine’. His death sentence was carried out on Feb. 14, AD270 and he is buried at the Church of Praxedes in Rome.
This love story was just what the Pope was looking for. Valentine was Christian, a romantic, performed miracles, and a love letter was his final act before death.
Valentine was named a Patron Saint, and the Romans celebrated by offering women hand written greetings expressing their affections. Valentine’s Day spread with Christianity, and is now a worldwide celebration of love.
The tradition of giving roses came from a Roman legend of a woman named Rodanthe. She was pursued by many men who finally became so desperate that they broke down her doors. The Goddess Diana became so enraged by their actions that she turned Rodanthe into a flower and each of the men into a thorn.

Dtwilight and I would like to wish you a very happy and romantic Valentine’ s Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Celebrity Eyes, Can you Tell the Difference?

Hi Everyone,
Out in our world, there are some of the hottest celebrities! Do you ever hear, "OMG! Look at those gorgeous eyes!" I know I do. The one person I hear it from all the time is Moana, and now lately I hear it from myself. Let the eye contest begin! Can you guess who was blessed to possess these eyes?

HINT: None of them woman; all of them gorgeous!

Friday, February 11, 2011

A Big Day for a Dtwilight

You're my rose between my thorns, D
A rose, in constant bloom
Live your dreams and don't be afraid
To reach beyond the moon

Seeing you up there today, receive your badge, pledge your promise,
read and sing in front of the whole school
- yep, today I thought I might bust.

You may have grown up too quickly, my sweet,
but you'll never outgrow my heart.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Receiving my Badge

As you know, I am gold colour captain and tomorrow I will be receiving my badge! Because I go to a Catholic school, this presentation will take place in the church. I have a whole bunch of jobs to do! I have to do a reading, next I sing in the choir with three other girls - I'm the smallest, but I'm a foghorn. I'm so excited to finally look like a leader and the good thing is, is that everyone listens to my requests and everything, so you would imagine what I would be feeling right now. I'll post on what happens tomorrow. Remember Moana, take pictures :^)

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Bloggerholics got a Makeover!

Hi Fabulous Bloggers,
As you can see, a metamorphosis has occurred, because the old space was getting quite boring. This blog still has the same selection of colours and the content hasn't changed - just it's face! I got this wonderful background from 'Hot Bliggity Blog' and trust me, this isn't the only background they have. If you are looking for a blog makeover, you should definitely go to this link and there you can adopt the best looking blog ever!

Monday, February 7, 2011

I'm Taking... the Love the Moment Challenge! Week 2

Hi bloggerholics,
It's another challenge, and that means revealing the truth! You all better be prepared.

The second challenge...
Watch a movie that you HATE! This will only spare 2 hours of your time. I want you to do your best and try your hardest, then tell me what the movie is. Popcorn might make this task a little easier!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Cupcake Faeries

Today dtwlight and I did a Cupcake-Quickie-Course. We had so much fun and created some sweet treats that (almost) looked too good to eat - 
pink parasols with tiny white flowers, and frog princes
waiting by a toadstool for a kiss!

D's little box of take-home goodies soon disappeared
after we walked through the door:

And of my handiwork; well, I'd like to keep these two sweet things
 and just look at them for a little longer -

Cupcake Faeries - Who Knew?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Meadow of Poetry

Hello Bloggerholics,
This page is new, and will be dedicated to poetry - An Anthology for everyone and here's how you can pitch in. To make this page beautiful, we would love to guest-post your poems, so if you'd like to help this garden blossom, email your poem to dtwilight at
Nothing but poetry from the heart, please.  If spam is sent, it will be deleted. 

The Weekend has finally arrived!

Tired, cannot be bothered. I finally made it to the weekend. In Australia, a heat wave has come upon us! In the morning, we wake to 27 degrees celcius, and by the afternoon, hell, it's just terrible. I hate the humidity of summer so much! Well, in winter it will be cold - Australia is thought to be really hot and all, but the winter time it is superb! I hope your weekend goes according to plan everybody!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

No Change = No Butterflies

Change is not always easy – especially if you suffer with ‘adjustment disorder’; ehem. But sometimes change is forced upon us, and we must find ways to approach and accept transition. In discovering this little technique, (I call it – self-talk to comfort the borderline ‘square’) I have learnt to accept unavoidable change. Our negative inner-voice is what creates resistance, and it is rarely for our higher good. Have you noticed how in resisting change, a great deal more resistance is created? Change is part of life, and life is to be experienced, not feared.

Instead of resisting, try to acknowledge. This non-verbal exercise will not attract attention; well, I haven't been committed yet!
With your incoming breath, ACKNOWLEDGE the change you are resisting. With your exhaling breath RELEASE the resistance. In minutes your negative thought patterns will disperse and the bad energy will gradually DISAPPEAR. Sabotaging energies, such as fear, insecurity and timidity can prevent us from experiencing new things.
Do we really want to live inside the square?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Make the Thesaurus Your BEST FRIEND!

When I am doing a project or if I am doing my work, I sometimes need some 'word help'. I go to my computer and tada! THE THESAURUS! I discovered the Thesauraus quite some time ago and I always use it.

Some time ago, I was on the computer doing random things. Moana was next to me and I saw her on the Thesaurus.
"Mum, what's that thing your on?" I asked
"The computer darling." she replied.
"No that sidebar thingy! What is it?" I asked again.
"Oh that! That's the Thesaurus." she responded. (I thought it was some sort of dinosaur when she said that)
"How does it work?" I questioned.
"Well, it gives you words that can make something sound more interesting. For example, if I wanted another word for 'pretty', I would select 'exquisite'!" she said.

Ever since that day, the Thesaurus has been my best friend! If you want to write with cool words, then use the Thesaurus writers!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Did somebody say *Chocolate*?

It’s days like these when I’m home with my bub, when we wonder through the pantry seeking out waterfalls – because they are most important! They mix the chocolate, churn it up, make it light and frothy. But Alas, it’s only empty boxes we come upon, beautiful shiny empty wrappers that smell of what once was. My heart yearns for that box to be replenished, over and over again. And then I'm slipping - slipping - and if I don't get the things I am after, I'm going to screeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEAM!
When it comes to Lindt chocolate, I want the world. I want the whole world. I want to lock it all up in my pocket. It's my bar of chocolate. Give it to me!

Don’t care how, I want it now.
“Hey, hubby,” I say as he walks through the door, “*I* want a Lindt Chocolate! I want you to get me a Lindt Chocolate right away!” Then he turns to me and patiently says, “All right, Veruca, all right. I'll get you one before the day is out.” Then I reply with, “I always thought a veruca was a type of wart you got on the bottom of your foot.”
You see, I have an obsession with chocolate. No, really, I do. Chocolate that’s smooth and made with love. Pralines that Old Slugworth would give his false teeth for.
Then there’s the dream of the river filled with chocolate, and the paddle boat that glides slowly through its glorious sheen, and I say, “Hubby, I want a boat like that. A beautiful paddle boat is what I want - I want to go in! Don't you dare stop me!” And he asks, ‘Shall I build you a flying glass elevator to go with it, dear?”
But then, the teasing stops, and he produces one shiny red sphere that is filled with the most exquisite, dreamy chocolate. And I eat it. And the fix mellows in my mouth. And I say, “Hubby, I want more chocolate like this. A beautiful box is what I want.” And HE says, “What you want is a good kick in the pants!”
Some obsessions will never be quelled, no matter how many Snozzwangers or Vermicious Knids try to put an end to the passion. Well, I’ve left my hint. Subtle? – it may not be. But at least he knows what I want this Valentine’s Day. And if he delivers, he will be rewarded handsomely ;)