Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Allergic reaction to teens and how a caravan gave me solice!

Hi there, I've not been here in a little while. That's because my eyes were all puffed up which gave me the  not so fortunate facial features of a frog! I had an allergic reaction to something.....I not so secretly think it's Teenagers!! So I have been hiding away from much of the world, except the brave few that could look at my disfigurement without alighting at great speed from our house. 
Making some progress on Clementine the Caravan has been keeping me occupied and sane - well sort of.....

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Epic Rainbow layer cake

Our sweet Matilda Violet turned 13 this week.
I had seen the amazing rainbow layer cake on Pinterest which originated from whisk kid and I thought, how hard could it be? Thankfully my trusted baking partner is not faint hearted!
I loved making this cake to surprise the Birthday girl, her reaction when cutting into it made all the work worthwhile.

There is a video on Martha Stewart which was helpful as I had never made Swiss Meringue Buttercream. 
Go watch it I bet you'll want to make one too.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The syrupy sweet Jen Cloher

Just because we've had so much rain lately, it made me think of this lovely lady
She sings a great song about rain here. Take a listen, she is super!
Her angelic sounds make me want to dance around in knitwear with salt spray on my face from the sea!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Grown, how I love thee!!!

Facial Kit

I was very lucky to receive beautiful products from Grown for Christmas last year. The company offers a great range of natural skin care. Their philosophy ingredients grown from nature not manufactured.   Vanilla and orange peel hand cream which sounds and smells good enough to eat!  The beauty pack consists of geranium leaf, bergamot and rose bud facial toner. Along with Ginseng and chamomile moisturiser, camellia and geranium face serum. Lastly a borago rose-hip and buck thorn berry radiance restorer. It makes me feel good to use these products knowing they are free from nasty chemicals and have minimal packaging which means it's kind on the environment. Win all round!  I love them...yes I do!