Friday, September 28, 2012

Yellow Rose

' A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives roses.'
~ Chinese Proverb

The spring weather is absolutely glorious at the moment here in Queensland.  With slightly cool mornings warming up to bright, sunny days, it's the perfect opportunity to get outside and work in the garden.  This is the first yellow rose of the season.
Sharing with Flower Art Friday.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookies

It's school holidays at the moment.   One of our favourite activities to do together at home is baking.

These chocolate chip coookies are delicious.  I'm amazed I was able to even get this photo before they all disappeared.

The recipe can be found here.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Coriander Flower

I love growing my own herbs.    Coriander is one of my favourites and makes a great addition to a Thai curry.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Guinea Pig

This gorgeous girl has come to stay with us for just a few days.   She is sure to get plenty of cuddles.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Dew Drops

There's nothing quite like a foggy morning to make you realize how many spiders are living with you.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Phalaenopsis Orchid

A beautiful gift from some beautiful friends.

"Every flower is a soul blossoming in nature."
  ~Gerard de Nerval

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Texture:  Lavender from Heavenly Texture Set by Shadowhouse Creations.


We've been doing some more baking from my Mum In-law's recipe collection.   This time it's macaroons.  These sweet, coconut treats are crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside.

Here's the recipe:



2 Egg Whites

1/2 cup Sugar

1 3/4 cups Coconut

Pinch of Salt


Preheat oven to 190 ° celsius (170 ° fan-forced).

Beat egg whites until soft peaks form.

Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.

Fold in coconut and salt.

Place tablespoonfuls of mixture onto a tray lined with baking paper.

Bake until golden brown (approx. 15 minutes).

Makes approximately 12.


Friday, September 14, 2012


I love digital scrapbooking and photography, but every now and then it is nice to create something with paper.

While I was searching for paper crafts, I found this really interesting site: Folding Trees. and decided to try to make a Kusudama.

The petals didn't quite line up on this particular flower, but it was nice to see the word 'love' peeking through.

The materials used were four sheets of 12 x 12 inch scrapbooking paper and craft glue.

Dream.     Create.     Live.

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