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Betty Crocker

3 May

We all love a bit of Betty….

I know you do too…..and especially when she does Mexican!!!

These recipe on this website use predominantly American ingredients but you can

buy most of them here in Aus. if you search for them online or

just use an alternative like I do!!

I think the recipes from here are good enough to take and amend…

Dinner Made Easy

I almost burnt the house down today! Whilst naked! Yes, naked…

3 May

Damn it was Monday…get up, get ready, go to work…..

I owe, I owe, it’s off to work I go!!

But we had some excitement in the house this morning – well, I did anyway….

I turned the heater on and went for a shower….situation all normal there….

Got out of the shower, applied body moisturiser, started to get dressed – Oh my lord….

THAT IS THE SMOKE ALARM THAT I CAN HEAR!!!

My flatmates are asleep in the house;

Oh no and (&(&^^$%$#$##%^&*&

I am naked in the bathroom…I suddenly have visions of myself

NAKED….having to run down the street because I have set my house on fire!!!

I grab a towel, attempt to throw it around my body and run out the bathroom door – my dog is there giving me the “what the hell is going on woman” look and I sprint to the kitchen – no smoke here….hmmmm… run to the lounge room (not actually that far away that I can physically run) but I did attempt a hop and a skip there! Gee, there is a funny smell in this here lounge room….maybe I’ll just turn the heater off. Check surrounding area for burning/smouldering material and all clear…no other signs of smoke or burning anywhere in house….

I am at this point mystified and standing in my towel…

Return to the bathroom to get dressed; I put on a face….

while pondering the above events…..

Ah ha!!

“Light bulb goes CLICK!”

Unbeknownst to me, the fan on the heater had been switched off

at some point over the weekend while I was away from home.

The prehistoric gas heater I (am so privileged to) own

obviously will not run properly without the fan on….

Note to self – don’t turn the heater on without checking the fan is on as well

and especially don’t try to get naked without the fan on!

Today I love….Water Stopping Water

3 May

WaterStoppingWater – By Yanko Design

Ruffles, Ruffles, Ruffles!!!

3 May

I think most girly girls love ruffles and I am no exception….

So here are same of my faves found on etsy today

(with all the seller links provided – just click on the pics gorgeous ones!)

for you to all go forth and buy buy buy!!!

So we can all look ruffle-ly beautiful together….awww….

Customised Greeting Cards – Mother’s Day

3 May

Moonpig.com.au offers a totally new concept in buying greeting cards.

You can order most of the best selling greeting card designs you see in the shops but they allow you to personalise the caption to create a completely unique card.

They produce all of the cards bound for Australia and New Zealand in their own hi-tech production facility in North Sydney and send them back to you or directly to your recipient by Australia Post. Any orders received before 2pm Mon-Fri will be printed and posted the same day.

Moonpig Cards Australia – Mother’s Day.

I want to grow plants with no dirt!!

3 May

One for the Wishlist!

I want, I want, I want!!!

With me being a hopeless (but still hopeful!) green thumb,

these are screaming out for me to buy them….

LOVE LOVE LOVE this clever little product.

So they have been added to THE WISHLIST….

ThinkGeek :: Power Plant Herb Garden

Dodgem cars, many Markets and Mini Donuts!

3 May

We went to a number of markets on the weekend –

Bundoora Farmers Market, Thomastown Sunday Market and good ole Pipeworks.

At Bundoora, I was not happy to see the queue for the Gozleme spinach and cheese (savoury traditional Turkish hand made and hand rolled pastry) so I consoled myself with some lovely little hot fresh and spongy mini dounts which were 14 for only $4.50 which I thought was quite a nice bargain. I was enthralled just watching them come off the mini donut machine and think it would be a great addition to my already chock a block kitchen! No way….

Then on a further trip around the stalls, I spotted some people walking with wonderful looking and humungus turkish breads under one arm so I searched and then we found the stall with the bread to die for! I bought the most beautiful soft and spongy pizza bases with tomato paste and lo and behold what is this I see – is that a spinach and cheese pastry?? Yes, yes, yes and it’s all mine!! So I finally got my spinach and cheese and after heating it up and devouring it later on at home, I was very impressed on discovering the onion inside as well and will definitely be returning to claim another one at the next market which cannot come along quickly enough now! The lovely stall holder saw the little munchkins and on inquiring if they were mine I lied and said yes and he gave us a free pizza base!! So that’s two bases for $2.50! Yes, they are very cute kids. Shop keepers seem to like them a lot and they pick up freebies all the time so if I hang with them I’m sure I’ll be looked after! I don’t think I can do the bases justice but I’ll try and take a pic of them tonight. I think it will look like this  when cooked:

Image courtesy of Dinner with Julie

Thomastown trash n treasure market is another little treasure trove all on it’s own. We found a very well restored bike for Mr.7 for only $20 and some farm fresh eggs for me as the queue was too long to wait for these at Bundoora. Then I was fighting the urge the whole time, but had to give in and succumb to the dirty hot chips but immediately regretted this as they had no vinegar and the amount of salt on the chips was obscene and I actually felt quite ill from them. Anyway, back in the car (dying of thirst at this stage due to said hot chips) and off we went to Pipeworks next.

We went to Pipeworks specifically to give the little munchkins (boys 4 & 7) a ride on the dodgem cars but I also like browsing all the cheap clothes and homewares. Mr Big and I both like the trash n treasure so we always take a trip in there. You never know what we’ll find and I am always on the lookout for old shoe making equipment or a neglected/vintage Blythe doll just waiting for me to come along and take her home with me! A girls gotta dream…..After the delectable mini donut experience at Bundoora, I now regret not buying the donut maker I found at the pipeworks trash n treasure market! I hope it will still be there next time we go or I may have to just ebay it to me! The dodgems were much more fun that I first thought they would be and all over too quickly. We discussed it later and Mr.Big and I both agreed we had lots of fun and it was years since we both got in a dodgem car so it was well worth it.

Update

On the baked churro experiment – I had churros for dessert Friday night then mini donuts on Sunday.

My hips would simply not allow me to move far enough to get into the kitchen to try making the churros!

Next weekend, folks.

Stay tuned.

Rainbow Cupcakes – Easy cupcake decorating ideas – Photos – AllYou.com on vi.sualize.us

3 May

Have a look at these gorgeous cupcakes!!

I want one now…..

Rainbow Cupcakes – Easy cupcake decorating ideas –

Photos – AllYou.com on vi.sualize.us.

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