Thursday, 19 May 2011

Happy Birthday to Love Mae

Everyone 15% off the beautiful Love Mae wall decor, online til 30th May be quick
Buy from here

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Hello Blossom – Floral Design

I have to show you all a friends new floral design studio based in Mornington Peninsula VIC
Her wedding flower concepts & designs combine meticulous craftsmanship with a commitment to achieving & enhancing your vision of the perfect day – a day that reflects you & your unique style. 

Hello Blossoms is a 'full-service' wedding florist. They personally deliver to bride & groom, pin all corsages & buttonholes, set up & pack down all floral styling at your venues & can transport your floral arrangements between venues or to your chosen destination the following day. 



Save the Dates –A Perfect Match

Found these cute little buggers today from Twig & Thistle, I love novelty Save the Dates they are so much fun, these ones are $75 for 25 but be quick as there isn't many left.
Buy from here

Monday, 16 May 2011

Wedding Hair Styles

Picked out some beautiful, timeless wedding hair styles for you to swoon over

Friday, 13 May 2011

Wedding Signs

I love signs at weddings, they add such character to outdoor receptions, look great in pictures & seem to be easy enough to make.
Check these cuties out
These ones have some great ideas for activities to do while guests wait for the bridal party to get photos done. I love Boccé

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Parmesan Roasted Potatoes

Ive started craving potatoes again after not really having any for 6 months.
It's still chilly outside & I just want to eat carbs all day long.

Here is a great recipe for baked potatoes with a twist from chicho's kitchen

A little olive oil combined with salt, pepper, paprika & some minced garlic, some parmesan, & you're done. The mixture coats each potato wedge, which infuses it with flavor and a heavenly aroma that is just irresistible.



4 medium red potatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
salt & pepper to taste

 aioli for dipping tapas style

Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Cut the potatoes in small wedges or medium cubes

In a small bowl, combine the parmesan, garlic, and paprika and set aside. Next, toss the potatoes & oil together in a mixing bowl then add the bowl of cheese & seasonings and stir to coat.

Arrange them on a cookie sheet in a single layer.

Bake for about 30-35 minutes then remove from oven, turn over all the potatoes.

Bake for another few minutes until crispy and golden.

a quick aioli recipe:

2tbs Mayo (or more depending on how much you want) 
1t of fresh squeezed lemon
1 - 2 crushed garlic cloves
pinch of salt
combine & whisk

Monday, 9 May 2011

A baby girl's 1st birthday

I came across this little feature while I was looking at a photographers blog today, her name is Melanie Mauer 
looking over some of her stuff made me want to move to Kentucky, all her photos she has taken around that area are so beautiful. Some great wedding inspiration too so take a look at her portfolio

You can also get a lot fun ideas & themes for children's parties from lovely Little Parties
which these pictures are from

Sunday, 8 May 2011

How to Ice magic

If you or someone you live with has a crazy addiction to chocolate like my Cameron you will probably save a bit of cash making your own Ice Magic every now & again & seeing as though we buy 2 bottles of it a week I will be making a bulk lot to last him for a while.

How to
All you need is:
1 1/4 Cups Chocolate Chips
1/2 Cup Coconut Oil (measured when solid)

Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave about 1 minute (depending on your microwave). Allow to sit a few minutes to allow the heat of the oil to melt the chocolate chips and then stir until smooth. It will be runny. 

Pour into a bottle. We used a recycled pickle relish bottle. (We recommend a glass bottle if you’re gonna refrigerate and then heat.) 

Store in the refrigerator (though in the summer it’s likely to stay liquidy unrefrigerated). To serve, heat the glass bottle (open cap) in the microwave for 30 seconds until liquid. Stir and continue heating at 30 second intervals if not liquid after the first 30 seconds. Pour over your favorite ice cream and in a few seconds you will see magic! 


Thursday, 5 May 2011

Precious Photography

I came across this aussie photographer Alexendrena Parker while doing some research for a kids photoshoot Im doing in a few weeks, her style is so whimsical, payful & soft check out more of her work here

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Newborn info prints– Framed or Canvas

I've started making these for nursery decor as many of my friends have had babies  & although buying baby clothes is fun I wanted something different & something they could hang onto forever.
I can make them in any size weather it be large photo sizes like 5x7 or 8x10 inches various saizes for canvas prints
Here are a couple I have done over the past weeks, send me an email if you would be interested in getting one done for yourself or a gift for someone.
I will be starting my own etsy store in the coming months so I will keep you posted


Lemon Broccoli Soup

Its started to get a bit of a chill in the air which is exciting because now I get to live on soups.
This is my all time favorite from Donna Hay