Sunday, April 6, 2014

10 Years Goes By So Fast......even faster as you get older

Happy Sunshine Sunday Peeps,

How have you all been? As some may know I have started work full time 6 weeks ago which unfortunately doesn't leave me with much creative time, my blog posts that were far and few between will now more than likely be nearly non existent but I will poke my head in with every opportunity I get.

Today I want to share with you all a layout I created for our LSS The Scrap Cottage, in typical BB style I did a double layout, it is about my baby girl turning 10.

Isn't it amazing just how fast life goes as you get older?

LHS of the double layout

RHS of the double layout
For her 10th birthday she wanted me to make her a dress, she picked the pattern and the material herself, I did my best ( Don't look too close at the dress :) - she wanted to goto the golf club for dinner because she wanted to eat pancakes and she also requested to have an ice-cream cake so I purchased one from Baskin Robbins.

It's my birthday and i'll eat pancakes if I want to

Singing Happy Birthday to herself ( She went into the kids club room and dressed up like a pirate )
Here's a little close up of the VERY YELLOW Ice-Cream cake that included little mini ice-creams on top -

I hope you have all had a lovely weekend and don't forget to leave me some love so I know you have dropped by

Sunshine and Happiness Always


Saturday, January 4, 2014



Happy 2014 everyone, hope the year is already proving to be one of the best ever - How did you all bring in the new year?

Don't faint............(Well I probably will today in 40 degree heat) but I actually kicked off my scrappy new year with a sketch challenge from Once Upon A Sketch with the journalling theme of: Lesson learnt

Here is the sketch:

Lesson Learnt: Kids world moment - Jett found a cicada and came running into the house and told me to come outside and have a look cause he found an avocado, so i went outside only to find him pointing at a cicada, he then proceeded to tell me that "Avocado's can fly you know" - priceless.
Here is my layout:

Remember This Moment

Kaiser Wooden Flourish


Kids imaginations and ways of thinking are priceless

I used PP that I received from our local Scrap Groups Secret Santa, it was Kaiser PP and a sticker sheet. I enjoyed playing with the fun fresh colours. I also used a few extra bits and pieces from my stash that i already had.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, stay out of the sun (especially in QLD) and remember to keep hydrated. Don't forget to leave me some love as you stop by............


Sunday, December 29, 2013


Happy HOT SCORCHING Sunday Everyone,

Hope you all had a very merry christmas and will bring in the new year with love, happiness and a positive outlook. I have a share for you all today, I have had this PP sitting around for ages waiting to get the time to do this LO ( I think it has taken me about 4 years ) - oh well better late than never hey??

I went to the P!NK Funhouse concert back in 2009 - gosh if you all know me well you would know how much I love P!NK and everything that her and her music stands for. Here is my LO:

Double LO - don't ask me what PP I used cause it is too long ago to remember :)

LHS of the LO

RHS of the LO

I was really happy with it when I finished and it bought back great memories of the show - thanks to everyone who shared it with me

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Happy 2014

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tuscan Garlic Chicken

Good Morning Peeps,

Today I am sharing an absolutely delicious recipe called Tuscan Garlic Chicken that I found on Pintrest and adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe, it is wholesome, heartwarming, amazing, gut filling, tastebud tickling awesomeness.

  • Ingredients
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 chicken thigh fillets
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic (about 4-5 cloves)
  • 1 red capsicum, cut into thin strips or chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 500g fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 2 teaspoons Cornflour
  • 1 cup lowfat milk
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pkt 500g fettuccine

  • Method
  • 1. Preheat the oven to180c
  • 2. Combine the flour, salt, pepper, basil and oregano. Dip each chicken piece in the flour mixture, coat well.
  • 3. Heat 3 tbs of the olive oil over medium heat.Place the chicken breasts in the pan, cooking until they are golden and browned, remove and bake in the preheated oven for about 15 min, until the chicken is cooked through. Set aside.
  • 4. Cook fettucine
  • 5. Wipe out and return pan to medium heat,adding 2 tbs olive oil, garlic and capsicum,sauteing for 2-3 min.
  • 6. Stir in one tbs flour. Add the stock and bring the to a low simmer, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened. Whisk together the cornflour and cream. Add the spinach, milk and cream mixture to the pan. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the spinach is wilted and sauce is slightly thickened. Stir in the Parmesan cheese.
  • 7. Place pasta on each plate. Top with chicken breast and spoon sauce over the top.

If you have a craving for tender chicken, hearty pasta and an unbelievably tasty creamy Parmesan sauce, this is the meal for you. 
Leave me some love if you pass by and please let me know if you make it and whether it was a hit in your household
Hope you have an amazing day 


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Monday, November 18, 2013

Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Happy Horrible Monday to you all,

Well that's how I feel today - so what better way to make myself feel better than by baking the absolute most yummiest and tastiest cookies ever on the planet. Seriously these are so unbelievably easy and so super tasty and what makes them even better is the fact that they are flourless.


1 cp Chocolate Chips
1 Egg
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 cp Sugar
1 cp Peanut Butter


1. In a mixing bowl, use electric beater to beat together egg, sugar, baking powder and vanilla for about a minute.
2. Add peanut butter and , if needed, a tsp water, beat together
3. Add in chocolate chips and mixing well with a spoon
4. Measure out heaped teaspoons onto a lined cookie tray.
5. Bake for 15min at 160c fan forced or 180c no fan
6. Cookies are ready when they feel firm and are slightly brown

So get your Betty Crocker on and enjoy one of these amazing cookies with a nice cuppa - it made me feel better that's for sure
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Sunday, November 3, 2013

@ 1 Month in* MY CRAZY*

Happy Sunday,

And what a glorious sunday it is today, hope you all enjoy it.
Just a little share for a sunday, I created the challenges for our local scrap group and one of my challenges was to do a photo a day for the month ( cause that seems to be one of the things to do these days), everyone baulked at the idea but some of the girls came through with the goods.
Here is my LO:-

Maybe you should give it a go - it was fun to do and before I knew it I had a completed double page ( cause I love double page LO's). It was a real accomplishment for me to just stick things down without a plan.
Hope you have an amazing weekend, leave me some love so I know you have been here.


Thursday, October 31, 2013

An APPLE a Day........


What a fantastic Thursday it is......... hope you have all woken up with a spring in your step ready to embrace the amazing.
Speaking of amazing, I have always admired the creative genius of Stacey Young - her scrap work is to die for ( I really have no words to explain really). Well anyway I got super excited when she put a step by step up on her blog so I took it as the perfect opportunity to get inside her brain.
This came at the perfect time because we had a challenge with our local scrap group to design a layout that incorporated your APPLE name into it ( We are Toowoomba ScrapApples and my APPLE name is bappleicious). And this ladies and gents is my layout -

It just goes to prove that everyone has BAD days

Finally used a vine that has been in my stash for 2 years :)

Cute little birdy and other elements
Thank you Stacey for sharing your art and giving me the opportunity to give it a go.
Hope you all have an amazing day and don't forget to leave the love to let me know you have been here.



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