Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

All the very best for 2012.  I hope it is a wonderful, happy, healthy, love filled & adventurous year for us all!  
God bless xxx

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

The Eternal Question...

As the year draws to an end and we are preparing to celebrate the New Year  - the eternal question looms...
                    "What will I wear???"....

....a little inspiration

 One things for certain - there should be a bit of sparkle, don't you think?   ♥


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Sing-Song & Some Shortbread

Yesterday my sister and I vistited our Nanna at her nursing home and we took her along to their Carols for Christmas evening.  It was so much fun and there was such a big turn-out (over 100 residents and family members).  

In between songs there was a lovely lady handing out homemade shortbread.  It was so delicious (I've been on a mission to find an awesome shortbread recipe for ages) so we plucked-up and asked for the recipe.  She was more than happy to oblige and said that it came on the side of the rice flour box!

So carrying on with her Christmas spirit I thought I would share the recipe with you here too....

Traditional Shortbread

225g Plain Flour
115g Caster Sugar
1 pinch Salt
225g Butter

  • Sieve flour, rice flour, sugar and salt into a bowl.
  • Rub in butter and knead until smooth paste forms.
  • Turn onto floured board, roll out to 1 - 1.5 cm thick and make bars or shape as desired, prick with a fork.
  • Place on cold greased tray, sprinkle with some extra caster sugar, cook in a slow oven 140-150°C (300°F) 45 minutes to 60 minutes, until pale brown.

Enjoy!.....let me know how you like them.

P.S:  How cute are those shortbread molds that have pretty traditional pictutes on them like thisles and flowers - I want one!

....Happy Baking X


Monday, December 12, 2011

My Weekend

I had the best weekend filled with some of my favourite things....

Sewing up a storm making lots of Christmas pressies.
Wrapping up all of those pressies
Baking batches of gingerbread cute
Coffee with my Nanna and Sister
Hanging out with my fur babies and decorating the house

- LOVE it

what did you get-up to this weekend?


Sunday, December 4, 2011

All that Glitters *

One of my favourite traditions of the Christmas season is decorating the tree and today I helped my sister with hers.  Simple, but oh so pretty.... love it.


Thursday, December 1, 2011