16 January 2017

Shortbread Raspberry Mousse...

Shortbread Raspberry Mousse...

A moment of bliss with each mouthful you take...

With layers of buttery shortbread crumbs
and a white chocolate mousse with a subtle hint of lemon.

And if raspberries are not in season,
simply top with any fruit that is.
Canned diced mango or peaches are also a great topping choice when fresh fruit is not so readily available.

You'll find the recipe HERE.

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14 January 2017

A Painterly Quote About Attitude...

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11 January 2017

DIY Pallet Poolside Towel Hanger...

Add a little poolside whimsy with a DIY towel hanger.

All you need to make this is:
a hanger ($12 from KMart)
A larger piece of pallet wood that is painted white to attach the hanger 
Pool word clipart
(see bottom for the link and printable)
Modpodge glue
Staple Gun

Print your word art

 Cut it out.

Mod Podge onto pallet wood.
When dry, seal with an outdoor spray on sealer for added weather protection.

Nail the hanger in place onto the pallet.

Staple rope to sides and use it to attach to the pool fence.
It must be time for a pool party!

The free download for the 'Pool' word clip art is via 
I resized it.
By saving it to word.
Right click.
Then click size and position.
And use corner arrows to adjust size.

This is a one summer project - as the ink will gradually fade on the pool word if in the sunshine.
To make it more permanent - paint (use acrylics) the word using the template as a guide and then seal.

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8 January 2017

Silver A Little Seaside Charm...

I am forever changing up the decor in my home.
And wanted something simple...
that also incorporated old music sheets 
for on top of the coffee table.
So I created a little 'Silver Seaside Charm'
using a simple box from my collection,
an old music sheet,
beach found shells,
and my fav silver spray paint.
Honestly this project was complete in 20 minutes.
All I did was:
Measured and cut a piece of old music sheet to fit the little box tray.
Spray painted the shells using 'PlastiKote' Brilliant Metallic... 

I waited 15 minutes for the paint to dry.
And then put the shells onto the music sheet paper in the box.

Onto the coffee table it went.
It was perfect for inside the botanical tray.

And even more perfect beside the 'Beach Lovers Terrarium'.
(you can find out how to make that HERE.)

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5 January 2017

Last Years Most Popular - Sweet Treats...

The 'Carrot Cake Cheesecake Slice' was a huge hit...

'Peanut White Choc Fudge'
(which is amazingly DELICIOUS!) hit number two...

With 'Choc Chip Banana Brownie' at number three.
You thought it was decidedly wonderful cheats way to get kids to eat banana!

And I just have to end the 'Most Popular' list 
with Fairy Bread.
A traditional 'Down Under' (Australian and New Zealand)
Childrens party treat...
It was so much fun sharing the history of this sweet treat
that many of you had never heard of before.

Recipe Links can be found HERE:

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