Archive - July - 2014
Ginger Sponge Cake with Cream and Orange Marmalade

Ginger Sponge Cake with Cream and Orange Marmaladefeatured

Ginger sponge cake is one of those cakes that takes me back to my childhood. My nan used to make it occasionally and I can remember helping her in the kitchen – she used a recipe from an old notebook that held a collection of recipes from her own mother. I’m sure nan still has Read more

DIY Copper Edged Mirror

DIY Copper Edged Mirrorfeatured

Don’t be afraid, this is easier than it looks. Promise! If you’re hip to be square you’ll have noticed copper EVER . HER . REY . WHERE So let’s get on that bandwagon and get some copper up in hur! What you need – A round mirror. Any size. It might be a good idea Read more

The Snowy Mountains: photo diary

The Snowy Mountains: photo diaryfeatured

Well lucky ol’ me got to spend a few days down south, staying in Jindybyne and heading up into the Snowy Mountains. Good friends of ours have lived in town for just over a year and this was our second winter visit. I don’t think we would go if weren’t for them – going to Read more

Passionfruit Marshmallows

Passionfruit Marshmallowsfeatured

I freaking love marshies! Toasted over the fire, with a little hot chocolate or plain and simple but some of the store bought ones have a real artificial flavour so I figured it was high time to give the home made ones a go. And here’s how! Ingredients 500g white sugar 1 tablespoon glucose syrup Read more

Mixed Tape #19

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Its Beatle Mania! No explanation needed. Just listen to these sweet ear nuggets! Got to get you into My Life – Earth, Wind & Fire She Said, She Said – The Black Keys Eleanor Rigby – Aretha Franklin We Can Work it Out – Stevie Wonder A Hards Day’s Night – Otis Redding Come Together – Read more

Flora Folk’s Four Favourite Florists (on Instagram!)

Flora Folk’s Four Favourite Florists (on Instagram!)featured

International floral designers that are inspiring me right now are Saipua, Amy Merrick, Floret Flowers and Miss Pickering. All of these incredibly talented women share a passion for working with seasonal flowers and have a natural style with their floristry design. I just can’t get enough of their Instagram posts. 1. SAIPUA Photo source: Saipua’s Read more

Mixed Tape #18

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I’ve put together something a little nostalgic for me this time around because I’m selfish like that. Today’s playlist is all the tunes that were significant to me in my late teens. And if you’ve followed along with the Mixed Tapes from the start, you have some idea as to how important music is to me. I Read more

New Zealand: 6 top travel spots

New Zealand: 6 top travel spotsfeatured

I’ve visited New Zealand three times (an easy 3 hour flight from Sydney!) and travelled by campervan, bus, plane, and ferry around both of its unique islands. This diverse country is packed with a range of activities and cultural experiences, and has something to offer every type of traveller. It’s one of my absolute favourite Read more

Mixed Tape #17

Mixed Tape #17featured

I’m going to ride on Leesa’s coat tails this week and get some rock and or roll up in here! If you we’re to invite me to a trivia night my expertise extend to Simpson Quotes and 70′s rock bands (albeit kinda lame ones) So this week’s mixed tape was one of the easiest I’ve Read more

The one where we make a giant granny square rug!

The one where we make a giant granny square rug!featured

This is possibly the most simple and speedy way to crochet a blanket! It’s perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters alike. I’ve used a nice chunky wool and larger sized needle, which helps to speed things right up and is really what a part of what makes this a giant granny square rug. I think the bulk Read more