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Today I love….Cupcake Day for the RSPCA 2010

6 Jul

It’s Cupcake Day!!

Everyone say YAY!!!

This is one of my favourite cupcakes of all time….

Kims Creative Cakes

So to get involved in the cupcake day….

On Monday 16 August, registered RSPCA Cupcake Cooks across Australia will descend on their schools, workplaces and social groups with batches of scrumptious homemade cupcakes to be exchanged for donations to the RSPCA.

To get involved…

  1. Register in your State/Territory. It’s FREE! We will automatically setup a fundraising page on your behalf
  2. Send your fundraising page to all your friends and family
  3. Download resources
  4. Plan your Cupcake Party and bake up a storm
  5. Add donations through your fundraising page
  6. Upload a photo to win fantastic prizes

Last year, you helped us raise $1.1 million to assist in the care and protection of Australia’s animals. This year we want to top that total with hundreds and thousands, and reach our target of
$2.5 million! The cherry on top of the cupcake is that for every $100 raised online, you’ll receive one additional entry into the draw to win 2 Kymco scooters – perfect for those last minute bakery deliveries!

Whether you register as a Cupcake Cook or go into training as a Cupcake Eater – you’ll be supporting the 155,000 animals that the RSPCA cares for every year.

Cupcake Day for the RSPCA 2010

Here is some cupcake inspiration for you thanks to all my friends at We Heart It

Today I love….the easiest pumpkin soup ever….

4 Jul

One from the olde recipe file….

The only thing I don’t love, love, love about this soup is chopping the skin off the pumpkin at the start – me = no muscle power to chop any big heifer pumpkins!!!


  • Pumpkin – half a medium size jap and a whole butternut pumpkin – seeds and skin removed – chopped into largish chunks or hey – just what ever you have on hand/left over from last night’s roast dinner etc…
  • 1 onion – quartered
  • 1 or 2 carrots chopped into small chunks
  • Keens Curry powder – 1 tsp or to taste
  • Sour cream
  • Fresh chopped parsley
  • Hot, crispy, crunchy bread rolls to serve
  1. Put all the vegies in a large pot and cover with water. Make sure you will have enough room left to wizz in the saucepan when you are done – ie. use a LARGE saucepan!
  2. Boil until the carrot is cooked.
  3. Add curry powder.
  4. Remove from heat and wizz it all together with a stick blender.
  5. Serve in bowls topped with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkled with fresh parsley.
  6. I like to halve and then toast my bread rolls, add a slice of cheese, top with a freshly cooked rasher of bacon and whack them under the grill for 2 mins to melt the cheese and then I proceed to dip this wonderful bread concoction into my soup!

It’s just simply DIVINE people! Get on it now!!!

    Today I love….Strawesome

    3 Jul

    It’s simply Strawesome!!!


    Strawesome is a Michigan-based green company with a commitment to health and the environment. We offer fun, safe, and reusable glass drinking straws to people of all ages.


    The green movement is gaining momentum, and we know that using reusable glass drinking straws is beneficial to people’s health… and the health of the environment.  Switching to reusable glass drinking straws is a small trade that makes a huge difference.  We want to share our conviction that reusable glass drinking straws reduce the potential of toxins entering your body through plastics, and we want to help put the brakes on millions of tons of non-biodegradable plastics being dumped in landfills every day.

    Reusable Drinking Straws Made of Glass

    Today I love….reading Frankie online

    1 Jul

    Oh, frankie you have just made my day today!

    In the back of my mind – when will I get to a newsagent to find/buy the new frankie? It wasn’t foresee-ably coming up in the next week or so and now I don’t have to worry at all!

    Frankie is now available online for those of us who wish to save some trees and download and read digital version! YAY! And yay for frankie magazine – leading the way in publishing, distribution and caring for our environment.

    Oh, and did I mention it’s cheaper than buying the hard copy as well?? This just sweetens the deal for me you frankie dudes!!

    Frankie Magazine is an Australian bi-monthly with a difference. A niche-style title with mainstream appeal – filled with fashion, art, craft, music, cuteness and real-life inspiration – frankie is dedicated to uncovering the newest trends, celebrating the latest creative talents and delivering sharp, honest, laugh-out-loud stories their readers can relate to.

    via Zinio Digital Magazines

    I also recommend you check out and subscribe to the Saveur magazine from Zinio – I think it’s still free and if you are a foodie like me you’ll love the worldwide cuisines and restaurants they feature (A little bit like gourmet traveller I believe)

    Happy reading pumpkins!!!

    Today I love….Back to the 80’s

    29 Jun

    Oh, look at this! A child of the 80’s I am and this speaks volumes to me about the era!

    I love love love it but I’d probably never ever use it!

    Women’s Present,Cute Magic Cube Bag Handbag Purse A17 – eBay (item 180488316862 end time Jun-29-10 06:03:33 PDT)

    Today I love….Doing the Right Thing….

    21 Jun

    National Australia Bank is donating $5 to charity for each story the public share on their Doing the Right thing page – so share away peeps!!! Let’s get some of those huge bank profits back to our communities!

    Tell your story about a time when you have experienced someone doing the right thing…

    Add your story and NAB will donate $5 to charity.NAB Doing the right thing

    For every story, NAB will donate $5 in total to The Alannah and Madeline Foundation and The Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.

    NAB Doing the Right Thing.

    Today I love……Chocolate Party Spoons!

    19 May

    I have purchased this sort of spoon before – I think it was from Haighs (??) and they absolutely rock for stirring a little bit of chocolately love into your hot coffee or chocolate (overdosed) drink.

    These gorgeous lovely little spoons completely take the cake (pardon the pun) they actually look way too good to be wasted and eaten!!!

    Also very easy to be made by big kids and little!

    Delicious Delicious Delicious: Chocolate Party Spoons!

    Today I love….Popcorn and Willy Wonka

    1 May

    Now is the time to snuggle up with the little munchkins on the couch

    in front of the heater to watch Willy Wonka and


    The popcorn…..

    they love it and oh whoops so do I!!

    The things people will do for $5

    30 Apr


    A range of services and product on offer for only five bucks each!

    The things some people do are seriously bizarre!!

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