Friday, 24 October 2014

Pinterest Friday - Halloween Edition

We are one week away from Halloween!!!! So I thought I'd share with you some great Halloween ideas to get you into the spirit (ha ha) of things!!!

Enjoy!!!! Remember you can find me on Pinterest here.

People will stare when you serve this spooky Vampire Cocktail this Halloween. It looks gory, but tastes amazing! {from Self Proclaimed Foodie}

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Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies - SPIDERS! #halloween #spiders @spicyperspectiv

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Cookie Monster Pumpkin ~ fun inspiration

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Dracula's Dentures - made from chocolate chip cookies, red frosting, and marshmallows. #halloween treat

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Love these #WitchHat cupcakes for my #Halloween Party-see 17 more yummy #HalloweenTreats Recipes included

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16 Awesome Homemade Halloween Decorations  //  I have done the toilet paper eyes!  It is awesome!  L.

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Halloween- cute idea for the kids at a halloween party or at a wedding to keep them busy!
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Huge Black Spider Start Halloween night off right by greeting your trick-or-treaters with a huge black spider! I like this idea for a large ...

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#Halloween  Bloody fingernails.  Ewwws and ahhhs.  Celebrate this Halloween with and our array of beauty products

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DIY Ice Cream Cone Costume

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DIY Pizza Slice + Delivery Boy Couples Costume

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Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Messages of Hope - New Life

It was a dark and stormy night, heavy rain and lightening everywhere - sounds like the beginning of a horror movie doesn't it but in fact it beginning of the birth my newest nephew. 
Last Tuesday night as a shocker - weather wise - and my sister-in-law goes into labour right in the middle of it all.  At 3:30am Wednesday morning while most people are generally asleep my little nephew came into this world and changed it forever. He wasn't due for another 4 weeks but he had other plans and surprised the lot of us - especially his parents. 
It's always exciting when a new baby is born as it's a new life into this world, a new person that has the ability to change history, to make this world a better place, to achieve, to be, to live. It's amazing all the opportunities that will come into his little life. 
I'm going to enjoy watching him grow and develop and become an amazing young man, but for now join me in oohing and aahing over his cute little face.

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Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Recipe - Raspberry, Cranberry & Hibiscus Sorbet

When the weather warms up I love to eat ice-cream, gelato or sorbet as it's oh so yummy and refreshing on a hot day.

I got this idea originally from a Donna Hay magazine but I changed up the flavours to what I had on hand.

Raspberry, Cranberry & Hibiscus Sorbet 

500g frozen raspberries
125ml boiling water
310ml cranberry & hibiscus cordial (I bought mine at the local organic shop)

Place the raspberries, water and cordial in a food processor and process until combined. 

Pour into a metal tin (I used a loaf tin) lined with cling wrap (as it makes it easier to get out later) and freeze for 3-4 hours or until set. 

Cut the sorbet into squares place into a food processor and process until smooth. 

Return the sorbet to the freezer for 1 hour or until ready to stand - enjoy

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Sunday, 12 October 2014

Messages of Hope - Loving me at my worst.

There was no Messages of Hope last week cause I was really sick with a tummy bug but instead of writing about a hope story I got to experience one in it's place.

At the moment my amazing husband MJ is currently studying for his final CPA exam that's only a week away so it's crunch time with study. While he is studying full bore I am making sure meals are on time, bathrooms are clean, floors vacuumed etc but last weekend I came down with a stomach bug (well I think it was from that 'Australian Style' feta I bought).

I haven't had a stomach bug in over 5 years and MJ is usually not very good with vomit (sorry) but even while he was studying he made sure he was there to pull my hair back, help clean me up, keep my glass full of water and tried to make me feel comfortable.

It showed me that even though he was in the middle of something extremely important (as this is a massive and hard exam coming up) that he will still be there for me when I need him most, I'm still at the top of his list.

Thank you MJ for loving me at my worst, including vomit - ha ha!!!!

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Friday, 10 October 2014

Pinterest Friday - The Cake Edition

Yeah it's Friday again so it's time for another weekend, and it looks like it's going to be a sunny one here in Sydney.

It's one of my older brothers (I've got 3) 34th birthday next week and I'm in charge of making the cake. All he has asked for is a basic butter cake - well he's going to get his butter cake but it won't be basic (come back soon and find out what I actually do with it - evil laugh).

So in the spirit of his birthday I thought this weeks Pinterest Friday will be a special cake edition. So get a cup of tea ready and enjoy some afternoon tea on me.

Also don't forget to head over my Pinterest page to find more great cakes and other cool stuff too.


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DIY Cactus Cupcake Tutorial from Alana Jones-Mann

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How to make a Gold Sequin Cake | Metallic Sequin Cake Tutorial | by Jenna Rae Cakes for

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How to make a tie-dye cake!

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How to Make an 8 Layer Surprise Cake for a Science Party

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20 Cupcake Ideas That Will Keep You Nom Nomming!

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dark #chocolate #peppermint #cake #recipe

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