Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

I can't believe October is over already!!! Where has this month gone to? That means that from tomorrow we are in wedding month. How exciting!!!  My sister comes home Wednesday and I have my hen's weekend this weekend.  Then next week will be countdown week.  Anyway, today being Halloween we are having a Halloween morning tea at work and everyone is baking something.  I made brownies!

Frankenstein Brownies

These are a hybrid of a couple of ideas I saw around the internet.  I made brownies and iced them green.  I then used white icing and chocolate icing to do the details. Super duper easy and super duper cute!
Frankenstein Brownies

I am so happy with how they turned out! I wanted to make some skeleton gingerbread men too but I ran out of butter and couldn't be bothered going to the shops.  Maybe next year!  So this is also the last post of Blogtoberfest. I am pretty happy with how I did. I only missed 1 day.  I am really happy to have taken part in this again and I think I will definitely be back next year.  Thanks to tinniegirl for organising an awesome month of Blogtoberfest and thanks to everyone who participated and visited my blog this last month.  It has been great fun!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wedding Crafting

This weekend at mum's my main aim was to get a couple of wedding things crossed off the list.  I am happy to say that I got two of them marked off.  I managed to make 111 place cards for our reception and some reserved signs for the ceremony.


I made the place cards in Word and printed them onto a textured cardstock.  Then I had to cut them all out and fold them.  It was time consuming but easy!!!  I am really happy with how they turned out.  They are simple but pretty.

Reserved Signs

I also wanted to make some signs to reserve the front two rows at our ceremony for family.  I wanted to ensure that my grandparents, parents and Corey's family got good seats.  I know this is pretty standard but the last wedding I went to people sat wherever and took up all the seats and when the bride's family arrived no one moved for them.  So I made these little reserved signs.  All I need to do is tie some ribbon on and they're all done.

I have a few more projects I want to do for the wedding but they are pretty simple and shouldn't take up too much time.  The major one is our seating chart which I can't wait to share.  Hopefully I will have that up by the end of the week.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Hanging in the Garden

This weekend I am sleeping over at my parent's while Corey and his mates take over our house for his bucks party.  This morning I decided to play around in the garden with my new camera.  Dad has planted so much stuff that I haven't even got photos of it all but here are a few shots.

Roses dad planted for mum.



Banana Tree 
Banana Tree

Lemon Tree 
Lemon Tree


Roxy Foxy
And of course I needed to squeeze in a quick photo of Roxy.

I can't wait till we have a proper house so I can have a decent garden like dad's.  Dad planted some herbs in some little pots for me to take home so that is the extend of my garden at the moment.  When we get a proper house with a decent backyard I want to plant a mulberry tree and a lemon and a lime tree.  One day....

Friday, October 28, 2011

Work In Progress

I feel like I haven't posted an actual project in a while even though I have been working on a few things so I thought I would post a quick work in progress photo....

Work In Progress

I took this photo the day after my birthday with my brand new Nikon D90 that Corey bought me.  It is actually finished now but I can't post proper photos until it is given to its intended recipient.  Stay tuned for those soon!

Thursday, October 27, 2011


I really wish Halloween was bigger here in Australia! I think it is an awesome excuse to get all your friends together and dress up in costumes and have a massive party.  We do stuff at work so I am looking forward to that but I wish I could walk the streets in costume and not stick out like a sore thumb.  I saw these videos floating around the interwebz and just had to share....

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

1 Week

Me & My Sister

This time next week my sister will be landing at the Gold Coast Airport after being overseas for 18 months.  I haven't seen her since we left London in April and I am so freaking excited that she is coming home.  Yay!!!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Birthday Love

Firstly, thank you to everyone who left me birthday messages on my blog yesterday. They were all very sweet!  Yesterday, I had to work but I was super spoilt and it was a pretty awesome day.  I arrived at work to find my desk all decorated for my birthday.  Then the girls baked up a storm and we had a lovely morning tea.  Then to top it all off the spoilt me with some adorable presents.  Here are some pics from the day....

Birthday @ Work Birthday @ Work Birthday @ Work Birthday @ Work Birthday @ Work 

I also got a really cute apron but I didn't get any photos of it.  I will have to get some next time I am baking to show you all.  It is a super cute retro style half apron.  So thanks again to everyone for the birthday wishes. I had a really awesome day!!!

Monday, October 24, 2011


My Birthday Cake

Today I am 24!

Today I am going to work.

Today I get to celebrate my birthday with my darling work friends.

Today I woke up to beautiful messages on my facebook and blog wishing me a happy birthday.

My Birthday Cake

Tonight I get to have dinner and celebrate with the most amazing Movie Mazz who is also having her birthday today.

When I was a kid I always thought I would be married with kids by the time I turned 25.  Here I am on my 24th birthday 3 weeks away from marrying the love of my life.

Today I am happy!

Today I feel loved!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Birthday Celebrations + A New Dress

Yesterday was my birthday celebration day and it was loads of fun!  We went ice skating in the afternoon and then went out for dinner with some friends and family.  Ice skating was so much fun and hilarious to watch some people try and ice skate.  Corey's nephews were hilarious. Unfortunately, we didn't get many photos but here are a few from the day.....

My Birthday Dinner My Birthday Dinner My Birthday Dinner My Birthday Dinner My Birthday Dinner My Birthday Dinner

And this is my new dress! It is made with Vogue 1094 which I bought to make a dress for my aunty's wedding.  This was meant to be my practice dress but now I am not sure if I will make it again as I found an awesome vintage dress that my parents got me for my birthday which I may wear instead.  The material is some sort of cotton blend from Spotlight.  I used the bodice pattern from the dress which I shortened then added an a-line skirt.  If I do make it again I think I will do a circle skirt next time.  Tonight we are at mum and dad's for dinner so there will be more birthday related photos tomorrow.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ice Skating

Since my birthday is on a Monday we decided to celebrate over the weekend instead.  Today we are going ice skating and then out to dinner with some friends of ours.  Tomorrow we will be having dinner with my parents.  I am so excited for ice skating!!! It is one of my favourite things to do.  I wish Corey and I could look this dapper while ice skating....

Friday, October 21, 2011

Book Shop Wish List

Last night Corey and I went shopping and I got stuck in the book shop for a pretty decent amount of time.  I got distracted by all the pretty books in there!!!  I said to Corey if he didn't have any ideas for my birthday present yet he could just buy me a book shop gift card.  So today I thought I would share what books I am hoping to buy next.....

Are you guys like me?  Do you get stuck browsing in the book shop for hours?  I do it every time we go to the shops!
p.s - it's my birthday in 3 days!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Nothing Day

Hey there! Today I have literally nothing to say and I had this big idea to check out what I posted on the 20th October 2009 which was the last time I took part in Blogtoberfest.  The first line of that post was "I really have absolutely nothing to post about today"!!!  Apparently October 20 is a consistently nothing day for me each year.  How random!  So because I can't think of anything to post I thought I would leave you with this cute picture....


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cinnamon Scrolls

Over the weekend I felt like doing a bit of baking so I pulled out my recipe book and tried to find something I could make without having to go to the shops.  The result was these cinnamon scrolls.

Cinnamon Scrolls

Cinnamon Scrolls from Best Recipes

3 tsp dry yeast
1 cup warm milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup melted butter
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
4 cups plain flour

1 cup brown sugar
2 1/2 tbs cinnamon
1/3 cup softened butter

8 tbs softened butter
1 1/2 cups icing sugar
1/2 cup cream cheese
1/2 tsp vanilla essence

Mix all dough ingredients until a smooth ball forms.  Leave in a warm place until doubled in size.  Punch and roll out until approximately 1/2 centimeter thick.

Filling - beat butter until creamy, add sugar and cinnamon and mix until smooth.  Spread over the dough and roll dough up lengthwise.  Cut into pieces and place on greased tray.  Cover with a towel and leave for about an hour.

Heat oven to 190*C and bake for 10-15 minutes until brown around the edges.

While buns are baking beat icing ingredients together and spread over each roll while still hot.

This are best enjoyed straight out of the oven or warmed slightly in the microwave.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Yesterday was Corey's and my 8 year anniversary.  We met 1 week before my 16th birthday at a friends house and have been together ever since.  I can't believe that 8 years has past and we are about to get married.  It seems like only yesterday that we met.  I am so glad that I met Corey and I am so freaking excited to be marrying him in less than 4 weeks.

Anniversary Flowers

I was lucky enough to come home from a long days work yesterday to some gorgeous flowers, a bag of my favourite lollies and dinner ready on the table.  I love you baby millions and millions xoxo