Monthly Archives: June 2014

Today’s Baking

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We are going to have lunch tomorrow with some friends and I am contributing the dessert part of the lunch. I wanted to make red velvet brownies, something I have never done. Red velvet cupcakes and cake yes, but brownies, no! So, I found a recipe on pinterest and set to work only to discover I didn’t have any red food colouring, only blue. So Blue Velvet Brownies it is, I decided!

I think they turned out pretty good!Image

The icing is white chocolate and vanilla buttercream.

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I have recently discovered the joys of sourdough.  (My husband is loving this discovery too 😉

I made these today to go with split pea and noodle soup.

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Have a great weekend everyone!

 

 

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My Tunes

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Lately I have been listening to mainly female artists. I’m not really sure why but I thought I would share some of my favourite albums with you.

I cannot get enough of Sara Bareilles’s new album: The blessed unrest. Three of my favourite songs are “Brave”, “Manhattan”, and “Chasing the Sun”.

Amy MacDonald’s three albums also play continuously in my house. It’s really hard to pick a favourite song from her albums but a couple of them would be: “Mr. Rock and Roll”, “Life in a Beautiful Light”, and “This is the Life”.

Meredith Andrews is another HUGE favourite of mine! I could listen to all her four albums on loop every day! I just love her music so much! A few favourite songs are “The River”, “You’re Not Alone”, “Can Anybody Hear Me?”, “Never Move On” and “New Song We Sing”.

I have just discovered Audrey Assad and I am loving her music too!

Mary-Jess Leaverland is another artist I could listen to all day every day! Her music is so surreal and beautiful! I cannot recommend her enough!

Adele continues to feature just about daily in my playlist..I just can’t get enough of her lovely voice! A couple of favourite songs are: ” Someone Like You”, “Hometown Glory”, “Rolling in the Deep”, and “Rumour Has it”.

Birdy is another big favourite on my playlist! Her lovely voice and soulful songs are just fantastic!

Ellie Goudling! What can I say! I just love her music so much! I listen to her almost daily as well. Some of my favourite songs include: “Beating Heart”, “Burn”, “Goodness Gracious”, “I Need Your Love”, and “Figure 8”. She is such a cool chick and I love her style.

Taylor Swift remains a constant favourite in my playlists! She will always be the girl that made me fall in love with country music. Something I thought never would happen ever!

I could go on and on but I think I will end here with Kari Jobe. I have only recently discovered her music but I just love it the more I listen to it!

I would love to hear about your favourites!?!

 

Last week’s Sewing!

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Here are some photos of the skirts that I made last week to stock up my trademe account.  I just love this fabric! Isn’t it darling?

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I thought the hibiscus fabric was really cute.

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This fabric is to die for!

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I have had this fabric lying in a cupboard for years and finally I have done something with it!

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Floral is always cute!

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With most of these skirts I was able to make two of each and I have already sold one of these. Seems it wasn’t just me that liked the fabric!

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I have had this Holly Hobby fabric lying around for such a long time. It was time it turned into something.
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This fabric is so retro.

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I picked this fabric up for 50c at a Red Cross Shop! What a bargain right?

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I just love the flowers on this fabric!

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This one is my favourite!

I have also made myself a couple of skirts lately which I have yet to take pictures of to show you but I will soon.

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And that is it for last week!

Happy Sewing everyone:)

 

 

Breakfast

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I never used to be a big muesli or granola fan and I am still learning to like it but Rachel Khoo’s book sure is helping with that! She has so many great ideas and also she has perfect recipes that are quick to make in 5 minutes for just one person!  I highly recommend this book!

Rachel Khoo’s Muesli & Granola.  I had a photo but it refuses to appear here. It loads but doesn’t post. Can anyone help me on this? I have been having this problem for a while which is why I have been so quiet!

Help??