Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Two Of You

Happy Sunday Everybody,

This layout is one that I completed from the Basic Grey POTM kits. What better way to celebrate love than with an engagement party, my brother in law surprised us with his engagement in 2010, we didn't even know he had a girlfriend - at least that put a few of the 'gay' jokes aside between him and my husband, the kids even asked if they were still allowed to call him "Uncle Poof" - he he.

Just a few closies so you can get a better look

And last but not least the journalling

If you stop by and have a look please leave me some love so I know you have been here ( I need it at the moment). I'd like to wish you all the best for 2013 - Sunshine and Happiness Always


Monday, December 17, 2012

Ham and Asparagus Quiche

Morning Peeps,

Trust you are all organised for Christmas and 2013. Let's hope we have more than 4 days to live and the world doesn't end on the 21st - but just incase it does I will tell you all I love you now.... he he.
Just a little recipe share today - this quiche is a quick and easy favourite that's popular with my family.


1 3/4cps Plain Flour
1 Egg Yolk
150g Butter
1-2 tbs Water


340g Asparagus Spears
1 tbs Oil
1 Clove Garlic
4 Eggs
1 tbs Chives
1 Onion
100g Ham
300ml Cream
3/4cp Grated Cheddar Cheese

TIP: If you are time restricted just used pre made Shortcut Pastry


1. Grease Flan Dish
2. Process flour,butter and egg yolk and enough water to make pastry. Cover and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes
3. Take pastry out of fridge, roll and place in prepared pan. Cook in oven for 10 minutes.


1. Heat oil in pan, add onion and garlic,cook until soft. Add ham. Cool. Whisk eggs,cream,chives and cheese.
2. Spread ham mixture over pastry base. Pour egg mix over. Bake in moderate oven for 30 minutes. Garnish with chives


If you make this recipe at all leave me a comment and let me know what you think, or if you make any awesome improvements to it i would love to know also.

Merry Christmas and Happy 2013


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Mixed Memories


Can you believe that is is nearly the end of November?
Where has 2012 gone?
I swear it feels like I have only just bought Christmas presents and here we are again
at that joyous but
expensive time of year.
My humble apologies for being such an absent entity of late but I have been snowed
under with uni and work
and it seems that my children's extracurricular activities list grows every day.

Over at STS this month the theme was to choose a song that reminds you of
something - There are so many
songs to pick from and it really is hard to pinpoint particular songs to everyday

Here is my song - HOME by Chris Daughtry


It really scares me that one day the kids will leave home but I always want
them to remember that no matter how far they travel that they can always
come home.

 Here is my LO -

And some closies - 


Twigs from Scrapmatts

Cute Little chippy car and aeroplane from Scrapware

I have used some fantastic mixed media techniques that I have acquired by purchasing
the subscription to the monthly mixed media kit from Blue Bazaar - it has forced me to
step out of my comfort zone and try something new which scares me most of the time.
This was the mixed media project that I created that inspired me to do the LO

Thanks for taking the time to visit and please leave me a little comment so I know you
have visited me

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


I have another recipe share for you all.

The neighbours and us sometimes get together and have themed dinner nights. This particular night we decided to have an Italian night and I made Arancini. Here is the recipe below:


1L (4 Cups) Chicken Stock
1 tbs Olive Oil
1 Brown Onion
2 Garlic Cloves
1 1/2cps Arborio Rice
1/2 cp Shredded Parmesan
4 Eggs
2 cps Breadcrumbs
1 cp Plain Flour
100g Mozzarella, cut into 1.5cm pieces


1. Place the stock in a saucepan, bring to boil. Cover and simmer
2. Heat oil in large saucepan, add onion and garlic and cook until onion is soft
3. Add rice to onion mix, stir and cook until grains appear glassy. Slowly add stock and stir until liquid is completely absorbed and the risotto is creamy. Stir in parmesan. Set aside to cool completely. Add 2 eggs and stir well until combined
4. Place breadcrumbs on a plate. Place flour in a bowl. Lightly whisk eggs in a separate bowl. Shape 2 tsp of risotto into a ball, Make an indent, place a piece of mozzarella in and then mould ball around it. Repeat till all mixture is in balls
5. Roll ball in flour, egg and then breadcrumbs. Place balls in the fridge for 30 min to chill.
6. Heat oil, add balls and cook for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown
7. Serve


Time Plan Hint: Prepare the uncoated balls upto 2 days ahead - store in an airtight container in the fridge.

It was such a tasty little entree, and would suit any theme really. 
Leave me a comment if you decide to try it out for yourself

Till next time


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Movin on Up

 Hi Peeps,

So free choice for this month over at Scrap That was so hard to pick a song when there are so many great ones out there.

I eventually went back a few (maybe more) years back to my teenage years and picked the song "Movin on up" by MPeople

I used a pic of my DD with her teacher in Grade 2 - she didnt want to leave and goto Grade 3 cause she loved her teacher so much and I remember saying to her 'Honey we all had to leave and move up to the next grade, I am sure you will get another nice teacher' - cute isnt it?

Here is my LO:-

And some closies of all the goodies and my journalling - 

Hope you are all having a great August (and not as hectic as me) - I am feeling a bit overwhelmed at the moment with everything that is going on, I wish life would just stop for a week or so so that I can catch up on everything, before we know it christmas will be here * Insert evil laugh*

Don't forget to leave me some lovin (I need it)


Monday, August 20, 2012

Kid's Nachos

Hi Peeps,

I thought I would do a little recipe share today.
This is great recipe for the little one's in your life. Alecia really enjoyed it at daycare and asked if I could make it at home so I got the recipe off them and voila.............  Kid's Nachos


400g Tin Diced Tomatoes
30g pkt Taco Seasoning
400g Kidney Beans
500g Minced Beef
1-2 Rashes Bacon, diced
1 bag Corn Chips
250g Macaroni
1 cp Tasty Cheese, grated


1. In a bowl cook water and pasta
2. Brown the mince, add tomatoes, spices and beans and diced bacon and let it cook through
3. In an oven proof dish drain and place the pasta layer over the mince then add a layer of corn chips and then a layer of cheese
4. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 200c

It fed the 6 of us here with a bit left over so it's a great option for the bigger family

Give it a go and leave a comment to let me know if you enjoyed it.


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Back In Black

Hi Peeps,

ROCK can be classified in so many ways and what you determine as ROCK can
 be different to what someone else thinks it is. That what makes this month's theme
 so versatile. I have chosen the aussie icons ACDC. I went to their Black Ice concert 
in Sydney in 2010 and it was amazing - they are just legends. This was the 2nd time 
that I had seen them in concert. The first time I was about 16 or 17 years old and I 
ended up going backstage and meeting the band. For those of you who have met me
 IRL and know how short I am would you believe that Angus Young was only shoulder
 height on me.......he he, I could not believe it either.

Here is the song that I have chosen for the challenge at Scrap That Song this month


And here is my layout

And a few closies....

Left Hand Side of Layout

Right Hand Side of Layout

Brickwork using Crafter's Workshop Template

Gears from Scrapmatts coloured using the Gelly Roll Pens they sell

And my ticket holding "teletubbie" style robot - he he - thanks for the bits LJ

Looking forward to seeing what you all come up with if you have a go at the challenge
If you could leave a comment to that would be fabbo - I love seeing who reads my blog
 - if anyone

ROK on.........


Friday, June 15, 2012

Back in Time

Hi Peeps,
Unfortunately due to a tight university schedule this month and exams I wasnt able to get an example layout done for the current theme this month at Scrap That Song which is...........

Yep you guessed it.........the good ole 80's
Are you inspired? 

Maybe I can help you out a bit............let's jump in the time machine and check it out

Can you remember the big hair, ruffle skirts, hoop earrings, coloured sunglasses, bright bold fashion, leg warmers? Oh and don't forget the lacey only wore one didn't you?

And what about the music?

Bands with big hair.............that is all - he he

And for good measure this was MOI in the 80's with my brother

But if I was me now in the 80's I would probably have looked like this........

He he he - that is super scary

Ok let's jump back in the time machine and get back to reality

I hope I have inspired you all a bit to have a go at the challenge - You have until the end of the month to link your layouts

Last but not least here is a little poem for inspiration -
Jelly shoes or Kangaroos 
White Keds 
Spiral perms, mullets galore, rat tails 
One long, dangly, silver earring
Gnarly, dude! Where's the beef?
 I wanna skip school with Ferris Bueller 
Drive a DeLorean 
Learn karate from Mr. Miyagi 
Sing like Debbie Gibson 
Collect scratch-n-sniff stickers 
Grab George Michael's butt 
Organize my flavored lip gloss and Lee Press-On Nails in my pink Caboodle 
Show off my Liz Claiborne purse and my Swatch watch 
Skate like Tony Hawk 
Trade Messy Tessy for Potty Scotty 
Play "Donkey Kong" or "Frogger" on the Atari 
Moonwalk like Michael Jackson 
Kiss Han Solo 
Flirt like Smurfette 
Flaunt my Esprit shirt and Guess jeans 
Smell like Strawberry Shortcake 
Hug my Care Bear
Avoid the Noid!
Can I take my Cabbage Patch Kid to school, Mom? Please? 
I won't get Gizmo wet or feed him after midnight, I promise. 
How high can my bangs go? Not high enough! 
Alex P. Keaton, will you tutor me? Is Mallory still dating Nick? 
Where's my Big League Chew? 
Marry me, John Cusack!
Like, gag me with a spoon! 
I hate the 80's and wish I'd grown up in a different decade...NOT!

Happy Scrapping

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Clinical A

Hi Girls,

It was my turn to do an uplift for May on the BOXX and I apologise sincerely for not posting until......June :0
I have had this project on the back burner for a while but unfortunately my life tends to get in the way of my scrapping.

I picked a layout in the gallery over at the Boxx a while back and I can't think of anyone better to uplift than the wonderfully talented Leeann Pearce  - I am a big fan of her style and also of her Etsy shop The Chip Chop Shop. If you haven't checked out her blog or her shop I highly recommend that you head over for a sneek peek.

This is the layout I created with her inspiration - 

And this is her wonderful layout - 

How gorgeous is that...........she is amazingly talented
Here are some closies - 

Bo Bunny and Chip Chop Shop goodness

Sticker sayings and embellies

And lastly my journalling

I used some of the wonderful BO Bunny "Ambrosia" range of pattern paper and embellishments that can be purchased at the BOXX Shop.


Hope you have all had a scrappy weekend
Till next time

Friday, June 1, 2012


Hip hip hooray its Friday,

It was my turn to set the fortnightly challenge over at the BOXX 

Now there is well just under a week to go to get your layout's in to win a $10 voucher for the BOXX shop

Check out this MUSIC clip from Tenacious D

Are you all inspired and feeling a bit FRUITY - he he

Here is my LO........

As you can see I have cherries

And in my journalling I have apples

Can't wait to see what you come up with - you have until 6th June
Happy Scrappy Friday



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Josie Lowe

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Sunshine and Happiness Always - RIP Leonie Kaye Maurer

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