Monday, March 28, 2011

Lovely Lemon Slice

It's fair to say I'm pretty under the pump right now, primarily as I'm one of life's perfectionists and as a result put myself under far too much pressure to succeed.  So what does one do when they have a mountain of work to complete & a 'To Do' list as long as their arm??? ...Why bake Lemon Slices of course :)  One of the quickest, easiest, yummiest things I know how to make.  Here's my secret recipe:

-Melt 370g of butter.
-Add 2 cups of plain flour / 1 cup of sugar / 2 cups of shredded coconut / the zest & juice from 2 lemons / 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence  and 2 eggs.
- Mix well with a spoon & bake in the oven at 170°F for 35 minutes.
- Leave to cool and when cool thinly cover with icing consisting of: 1.5 cups of sifted icing sugar / 3 tablespoons of lemon juice and some zest  & 30 grams of melted butter.
-Cut into slices and promptly devour :) YUM!


Fantastical Photo Frame

I absolutely love Talia Christine's fantastic idea for this photo frame, I also adore the sweet words to her husband for making it for her :)  I'm inspired to make one for our apartment, I shall keep you posted.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tea Lights

How fantastic are these creations from Gregory Bonasera?  Made from pre-loved teacups and saucers these would be an adorable way to light up a breakfast room!


(Spotted here.)  

Thursday, March 24, 2011

From Where I'd Rather Be...

Life is currently hectic, something I'm not complaining of since I know it's better to be busy than bored.  In times of stress however, this photo does wonders.  We've just booked a holiday to Thailand for Christmas & despite being 9 months away it is most definitely inspiration to work hard!  Beach, Ocean, Book...I shall be there before you know it!


(Image via here.)

Beautiful Bloomers

How pretty are these shorts from London company Happie Loves It?  At only £29 they're a steal too!


Funny Cards for New Parents

I think these amusing cards for new parents are hilarious.  I've already bought the card for my brother & his wife despite Peanut still growing happily in my Sister-in-law's tummy.  I shall share with you when the time comes as it's simply too genius not to :)


(Images found here, here & here.)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

It's true...I love just you!

8 words to make you smile :)  I love this hand-pulled screen print available here


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Fantastic Little Fox Coat

I may or may not have squeaked out loud when I saw this ingenious Fantastic Little Fox Coat made by the talented Molly Goodall.  It is quite possibly the cutest coat I have ever seen!  Check out her Etsy store Little Goodall for a pretty tremendous lion number too :)


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Porcelain Pendants

Beautiful porcelain pendants from Klei.  Yes please!


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Things · Organised · Neatly

I'm a bit of a neat freak...there, I said it, it's out!  I love when my couch is neatly in line with my coffee table, I love when my bookshelf appears even & balanced, I love when things just fit & I luuuuurve when all the tins in my pantry are neatly lined up (labels facing outwards) like little soldiers in a row!  I've been told that my hand writing looks like word processing and I have issues with drawing lines free hand, somebody pass me that ruler!  Some may class it as a tad obsessive compulsive but I prefer to call it conscientious!  Imagine my inner glee then when I spotted this amazing blog dedicated to things organised neatly.  When life gets crazy & my apartment's a mess, I shall head to this blog & it can satisfy my inner need for symmetry!  ...& yes, I realise life's more fun when you colour outside the lines, it's something I'm working on :)


(Spotted via Frankie)

Because you never know when you might need a vintage circus animal!

Lelliphant & Bear found here, along with some pretty spectacular party accessories!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Swedish Hasbeens

Have you heard of the Swedish fashion brand Swedish Hasbeens?  I'm currently smitten with their Mimmi Slingbacks (as seen above).  How cute would they look with a pretty summer dress?  The question now is which colour?


Mini Bus Rolls

Wow!  How rad are these mini bus rolls?  They're available in seven different designs with the option to customise your own.  I love Number 3 for our apartment and how fabulous would number 1 or 7 be for a family home?  The line about the little monkeys is super cute :)


Monday, March 14, 2011


I'm currently swamped under a mammoth pile of readings I have to complete for University which instantly turned my memory to this amazing photo of Stockholm library!  It's interesting how something I love, such as reading, can be turned into such a tiresome task!  Onward I go...!


(Photo via Here)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sunday Snoozing!

Having previously always worked the weekends I'm new to the world of Sunday snooze in's & I must say I'm loving them A LOT!  The only thing that could possibly make them better would be if we owned this bird nest inspired bed from designers Merav Eitan & Gaston Zahr.  How cosy does it look?

(Via Handmade Charlotte)


Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Friday Poppets! is this wicked print from The Small Object!

It's Fridayyyyyyy...& so begins the Labour Day long weekend here in Victoria, (I'm conveniently ignoring the fact I still have lectures on Monday...Dam you University)!

It's the Moomba Festival so I plan on dragging Hubby down to check out the fun & fireworks!

Have a good one, whatever in this world you may be up to?


Looking into the Past

Jason E. Powell has created this great series of images by finding & printing photos of locations & then holding the photographs up in the modern day location that the original shot was taken!  How clever!  I love how much detail has been paid to making sure the prints are lined up exactly & how the contrast between things such as the cars is made so apparent.  Check out more of his photo series here!  


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Runway Rabbit Lamp

So I'm in LOVE with this Runway Rabbit Ensemble lamp!  Let there be light & please post it to Oz Anthropologie


Holiday Day Dreaming

I've been back at Uni a grand total of 1 week & am already feeling massively behind & under the pump!  As a result my mind has turned to holiday day of my most favourite things to do!

Singita, meaning 'place of miracles' is a group of luxury African game reserves that pride themselves on sharing a remarkable part of the world in a manner that is highly respectful not only to the natural environment, but also to the local communities.

We've always wanted to do a Safari & explore parts of Africa but never more so than when browsing their amazing website & mind blowing photographs.  If I close my eyes right now I'm chilling in that bed next to the stream :)


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Darling Tea Cups

How unique & adorable are these beautiful tea cups made by award winning designer Clare Gage?  They look so delicate & I bet an entire set would look remarkable all together.  Tea tastes so much better out of pretty cups, don't you think?  :)  To check out Clare's collection head here, I also have my eye on one of her fabulous vases!


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cross-Stitch Mural

WowWowWow!  I am head over heels with this AMAZING cross-stich style painting by Eline Pellinkhof.  So simple yet so effective & I adore the colours that have been used!  Living in a rental property really sucks sometimes, I want to dash out, buy some paint & cover my walls this second...instead I shall stare at this pretty picture & continue to dream some more, Sigh...!

(As spied here & here.)