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Colours Photography Series – Orange

Colours Photography Series – Orange

And more in the Colours series, Orange.
Colours Photography Series – Pink

Colours Photography Series – Pink

Here's more of my collection of colours photo set. Today is pink!
Colours Photography Series – Green

Colours Photography Series – Green

The next colour in my series is Green.
Furniture Makeover – Before and After

Furniture Makeover – Before and After

Here's another fun furniture makeover for you. And when I say 'fun' I only mean it for you... this project was a total pain! It took days to paint these, the overspray from the paint went all over our garage and was a huge clean [...]
Furniture Makeover – Before and After

Furniture Makeover – Before and After

Painting it white is perhaps not the most creative take on this desk, but I wanted it to look good, not just take it on a train to crazy town.

Colours Photography Series – Red

Colours Photography Series – Red

I have been collecting photos of colours for a long time now. Today I'm sharing my red theme with you, enjoy!
Duck Liver Pâté Recipe | Epicurious.com

Duck Liver Pâté Recipe | Epicurious.com

We cooked a chinese style duck this weekend, and I wasn’t too sure what to do with the giblets. I was going to through them out then at the last minute I decided to try something I’d wanted to try for a long time, to […]

Late Fall Weather

Late Fall Weather

The weather today is cool and crisp, but the sun is strong and warming. I hope I don't sound cheesy, but it's so life affirming. It  makes me daydream that I am roaming my country estate, checking on the animals and strolling through the woods. [...]
Easy Homemade Dumplings – Tablespoon

Easy Homemade Dumplings – Tablespoon

I am a sucker for a dumpling of any sort. This recipe for homemade dumplings from Tablespoon looks amazing, easy, kid friendly and, most importantly, yummo! Guess what's for dinner tonight? Easy Homemade Dumplings - Tablespoon.
Grown up Popcorn

Grown up Popcorn

At the risk of having every single post about food, this is a good one. Kid friendly activity + snack + a treat for mummy = everyone happy. We made popcorn over the stove and the kids were amazed by the popping sounds and absolutely [...]
September Tomatoes

September Tomatoes

We have had a plethora of tomatoes this year, I have been forcing bags of them on my neighbours. I would have loved to bottle my own tomato sauce but time was running out, next year I’d love to host a full Italian-style canning party, […]

Sunlight

Sunlight

There's nothing lovelier than sitting outside as the sun is setting after a delicious meal. In this case, Caprese salad with fresh tomatoes and basil from our garden, and Villa Manadori Balsamic Vinegar, the most amazing balsamic ever. Really. The light coming through this tree is so [...]
Tea Party Sandwiches

Tea Party Sandwiches

Honestly, I am not a fan of going overboard for kids food. I prefer the whole ‘take it or leave it’ approach. Although I say that with only the experience of feeding my own kids so I know that hardly counts, different things work for […]

Sweet Deliciousness

Sweet Deliciousness

Hello! Welcome to my first ever post, so I’ll keep  it short. It’s quite bizarre to buy imported Australian oranges when you live in California, but my goodness they are a sweet delicious treat. Simple, refreshing and so lovely. As with most fruit, the bad […]

Lake Tahoe Mini Photo Essay – Part 2

Lake Tahoe Mini Photo Essay – Part 2

There’s nothing I enjoy quite as much as roadtripping somewhere new, especially when the location feels authentic. Some of the areas around Lake Tahoe have a great vintage Americana vibe, crossed with a swiss alpine village feel. I am a total sucker for anything with […]