Friday, July 17, 2009

Last day of school holidays...

Today was a crazy end to some incredibly hectic, yet fun school holidays!! Despite having to vacuum twice a day due to various cooking, eating, crafting, spilling that has happened these holidays i have really enjoyed the lack of routine as a nice break to our ordinarily organised busy life!!

Hannah & Caitlyn both had friends over today and my nephew was over this morning whilst we were making "face biscuits" which was what the girls requested we make with their friends and of course J couldnt be left out of all the fun!!

At first he was spotted in the playroom at the play kitchen eating a fake doughnut!!! It was hilarious as he kept looking at it strangely yet shoving it back into his mouth in the hope it might be the real deal!!

Here is J with the fake doughnut!!

This is what happens when you feed lollies and iced biscuits to an 18month old then proceed to clean him up and not give him any more lollies!!!

And here is the difference between some bikkies made by the girls and bikkies made by the boy (hannahs friend) See if you can guess which is which!!!

And just a couple of pics of my 2 older girls (E was at kinder!) because...well just because!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Raspberry White Choc Muffins!

We had some friends over for morning tea, and some others drop by in the afternoon so i decided to make some muffins with using some raspberries we had early this morning! This was the first time using this recipe and they were delicious so i thought id share the recipe with you all!

Raspberry & White Choc Muffins
(makes approx 15)

2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 cup milk
2 cups self raising flour
1/2 cup oil (i used peanut oil for mild flavour but you could use any)
2 eggs
2/3 cup castor sugar
180g white choc cut up into chunks (plus extra if you want to some to the top before baking)
200g raspberries

(preheat oven to 170 for fan forced)

Place flour, sugar and choc into a bowl

Stir to combine

Add berries

Gently stir to combine, try not to mix too much or berries will lose their form.

Whisk all wet ingredients together (milk, lemon juice, egg and oil)

Add wet ingredients to dry and mix gently and for as little amount of time as possible.

Spoon into muffin cases and place choc on top if desired.

Bake for approx 25 mins and serve with a dusting of icing sugar on top

DELICIOUS and easy...

Friday, July 10, 2009

EB Bag Swap!

I particpated in a bag swap and i opened the parcel i received today from Lisa!! The bag is just gorgeous...i LOVE the Amy Butler fabric used and i cant wait to go out and take this bag with me!!!

Here are some photos!

This is all wrapped up and looking gorgeous already!

Here is the fabulous bag!!

This is the cute matching purse!

I made a bag and wallet for Anna and i forgot to take ANY photos of what i made so go and check out her blog!!

The pattern i used for the bag i made can be found here and the pattern for the wallet can be found here both PDF files from ETSY!!

Thanks again Anna for organising this swap - i had a BLAST!