> m.e: August 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sunday

 

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Daffodil day

Did you buy some today?

IT means alot to so many families, icluding mine
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Happy Friday ♥



This is sooo much fun!

Check out more smiles here
I'd love to see your happy pics if you have a go!

Have fun and happy Friday  ♥
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

My Creative Space...






It feels like I haven't baked for you in a while.

Oops, I think I may have been too preoccupied with twirling around.

I made a caramel mud cake and a pear & almond tart for an order but I have more to bake so I might not pop round for a bit.

I'll have to share my pear & almond tart recipe with you too.

Promise I'll visit, I hope you put the kettle on, I'll bring cake ;)

Happy creating
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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How could I resist!

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How could I possibly resist after seeing these wonderful animations.

I had alot of twirling pics to use!

Fun instructions all here

Have fun ♥
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Monday, August 23, 2010

why don't kids ever sit still!



pettiskirt from here
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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lucky girl

You are the sweetest, thank you for the sweetest gift and the bestest dress in the WORLD!

Amelie sends you a cupcake lovely friend ♥
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Wordless Wednesday

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Spreading the love


I have been thinking about this over and over and  putting the right words down is sometimes hard, that's why you'll never find a post from me without an image. 
I express things better that way. 

I have been reading a few wonderful things around the blogosphere of late and it makes me tearful, with joy that people feel this way.

If you have been following my journey over the last year you'd know about what happened that tore my world apart and left a hole in my heart that is still struggling to heal.

So even though I have kinda been this way I have found that I have become more empathetic and understanding towards people's struggles.

So if  I have made you smile even for a teeny bit with a little photo and card, I am glad but I have done it because I felt that some love needed to be spread even with the simplest of gestures.


If you feel like there is someone that needs a little bit of loving I hope you will take a minute out of your busy schedule and send them an email, or a note, or pop round and say hello, you never know how much that person needs it.

Thank you for making me smile with your sweet words, beautiful gifts and gestures.

I feel the love!(I am off to wipe away a few more tears)
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Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday

After a busy weekend, we are enjoying the quiet and heading off to kinder soon.

Had a wonderful day on Saturday at my first cupcake workshop, the girls were sooo lovely and really made me enjoy this workshop thing.

They rolled out their own cupcake decorations out of fondant, made cupcakes with surprises inside and piped an amazing buttercream. 
I loved it and I hope they did too.

Later on met up with some really lovely girls for a hot chocolate and chatted away with a new friend like we'd known each other forever. 
Don't you just love that about the blog world!                 
Off to kinder now, with a new lunch bag, using this tutorial,made out of recycled denim, my favourite and it matches her amazing apple cosy that arrived the other day.
Happy Monday friends, hope your week is a happy one
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

My Creative Space...

A bit of a late one today as I have been surrounded by flour, measuring cups and bowls.
Thank you sooooo much for your great cupcake feedback, from what I gather, decorating is pretty high on your list of tips, that's good!!

A few of you asked about cupcakes with surprises in the middle, so today that is what I am up to...fingers crossed it passes the family taste test later tonight. 

If it is a success I will share it with the ladies at the cupcake workshop on Saturday, there are still spots if you are interested.

Thanks again and if you haven't left a comment feel free to and have a read of all the other great suggestions there.

Happy creating in the land of creativity
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Peanut Butter Cupcakes


I promised you a recipe for peanut butter cupcakes and here it is..but firstly I need a little help from you.
I promise it doesn't involve washing dishes or babysitting.

I need to ask you a few questions. 
If you were to do a 3 hour cupcake workshop with me, 
  • what would you like to learn?
  • two flavours of cupcakes you would you like to make 
  • types of icing
  • decorating tips
  • anything else?

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Peanut Butter Cupcakes
makes 12
ingredients
  • 75g butter, room temperature
  • 125g crunchy peanut butter
  • 185g brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 125g plain flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 60ml milk, room temperature

method
  • preheat oven to 160C, line a 12 hole cupcake pan with papers
  • beat the sugar, butter and peanut butter for a few minutes until well combined. Add eggs one at a time beating well after each addition then add vanilla and mix until incorporated
  • sift flour and baking powder together in a separate bowl,add to butter mixture one third at a time alternating with milk until all added
  • spoon mixture into cupcake papers, bake for about 20-25 minutes or until cooked, test with a skewer
  • remove from oven and allow to cool in pan for about 10 minutes, then place on wire rack to completely cool and ice with chocolate icing
Chocolate Icing
ingredients

  • 60ml cream
  • 25g butter
  • 200g milk chocolate buttons
  • 100g dark chocolate buttons
method
  • place cream and butter into a small saucepan over a low heat and stir continuously until butter has melted
  • remove from heat and add chocolate and stir until all melted. if it hasn't all melted just return to low heat and stir continuously until it has melted, do not leave it burn
  • allow to cool and then spread over cupcakes


Enjoy and I'd love to know your answers.


Thanks and happy day to you ♥
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Wednesday

More wordless fun here
(shhhhhhh...come back later for a peanut butter cupcake recipe)
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tuesday

A sweet friend is stuck in hospital.
Someone made her some macarons...pink ones too and someone else is wishing her well.

A little girl missed you yesterday so she drew you a picture and made a wish so that you will be better soon.
If you get a chance, please pop round and wish her well, she may be enjoying breakfast in bed but she definitely won't mind if you say hello.
Happy Tuesday to you ♥

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Sunday

I like receiving mail, the kind with a stamp and a hand written note.

Whatever happened to that?

I tried to collect stamps for my little one and realised most  envelopes don't have stamps on them anymore, it's kinda sad.

I am writing a few cards today to send off to some friends and I hope it makes them smile.

Happy Sunday to you and hope that someone has made you smile or even better, you have made someone smile. 

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Lately...



Lately I have had a slight obsession with bunting and dreaming about different ways to use it, then I stumbled upon paper garlands and now I think I may have a new one.

I read this and laughed because I was in the process of getting my new obsession started.

I think most of us have a certain something we become obsessed with, what's your thing?

Happy Friday friends
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