Monday, November 25, 2013

Christmas ideas

I was trauling Pinterest on the weekend for some inspiration for Christmas decorating and saved quite a few things to my 'Christmas' board.

Here are a few pics of things that I really liked and would be simple to do.

 Looks like stawberries, marshallows and maybe a chocolate or cake?

Cute Christmas cards made with buttons.
Decorate Pringle containers with Christmas paper and braid and fill with biscuits
or yummy Christmas treats as a gift.
Nice rustic tree with a message.
Lovely table decorations

Are you getting into Christmas mode?

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Weekend Fun!

We had 2 of our friends daughters come up and stay for the weekend to catch up wtih their sister who also lives in Loxton.

They are lovely girls who we have known all their lives and have been like the 'daughters' we didn't have as we had 2 boys!

It's always fun catching up and talking and doing 'girlie' things together.

They were excited to meet Owen our little grandy and the fight was on for cuddles!!

Us girls went out for lunch yesterday at Lavilla. As always, it was delicious!

A giveaway that we had girls staying in the house was the amount of 'product' that appeared in our shower shelf!!  I had a little chuckle this morning when I reached for the shampoo!
This was the lineup.
This is what it's usually like!

We had a lovely lazy Sunday morning. Hubby had gone off on a day trip to Adelaide early, so I whipped up some egg and bacon muffins and I brought out all my 'Bella' boxes (about 12) with excess beauty products that I didn't require and they had fun going through them and choosing goodies to take home. Yay, it cleared up a shelf in my bedroom! I thought about taking a photo but respected their privacy as they were in their pjs and straight out of bed!
Yesterday morning when I was making a jug of fruit smoothie, I took off the lid to pour it into glasses and accidently pressed the 'pulse' button and I had smoothie go everywhere and had a mess to clean up!  Oops....quite funny though!!

The girls headed off around lunchtime today and I potted around in the garden and planted out my wheelbarrow by the backdoor with impatiens and lobellia.
 My impatiens either side of the back door are just coming into flower, they are a double impatiens flower in a pretty light pink colour. They actually look like rose heads.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

An easy sweet treat

If you have a jar of Nutella in your cupboard and some puff pastry you're set to whip up a delicious sweet snack or simple bite sized finger food for dessert.

Simply spread a sheet or sheets of puff pastry with Nutella, like so
Roll up and cut the cylinders into 2cm pieces and lay upright onto a baking tray. Bake in a moderate over for about 15-20mins until the pastry is nicely coloured and crisp. Cool on a baking tray and place on a platter and sprinkle with icing sugar. Mmmm delicious! I bet you can't stop at one!
On the subject of food, I made some scones to take to a friends for a Melbourne Cup Day gathering. I normally make my own whipped cream with a sprinkling of icing sugar and a splosh of vanilla, but this time I cheated an bought the 'Dream Whip' whipped cream in a can. It made them look a little more fancy and the cream tasted quite nice too. Very handy to have in the fridge, I've found out!
 Our little grandy Owen is doing really well. Here he is with Pop holding a present they had just opened.
Wow, I can't believe I've managed to do a blog post mid week!


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