Posts Tagged ‘Pinterest’

 

Our little boy (23 months) LOVES play food and cooking etc. We have a very small, plastic, play kitchen that he likes to use, but it really isn’t great. It is un-sturdy and tips easily, and the doors to the oven and microwave tend to come off if he gets a bit too excited/rough with it. I have had in my head for a long time now (thanks to Pinterest!) that I would like to build him a play kitchen out of secondhand/recycled furniture. I am yet to find the perfect pieces on eBay, as we are restricted by space, so am hoping to get around to some Op Shops and secondhand furniture places to have a look. If all else fails, I guess hubby will be hitting up the hardware store and building from scratch!
Here are some finished projects  found on Pinterest that have inspired me xx

Source: flickr.com via Rachael on Pinterest

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R is for Rainbow. Rainbows seem to be popular in our house, so much so that we will be hosting a Rainbow High Tea in just over a week for our 2nd daughter’s 5th birthday. I made  Rainbow invitations for her to hand out for her friends, and have collected LOTS of other Rainbow ideas from Pinterest. No doubt there will be a post about the party in a bit over a week 🙂

Here are a couple of food and decoration ideas that I will be using

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And here is some other Rainbow inspirations for you ❤

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O is for Owl. I am really loving owl themed items at the moment: fabric, crafts, cushions, cakes etc. They are just so darn cute!

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I is for Inspiration.

Inspiration can be anything: words; images; colour; sound; fashion; crafts; weight loss etc. It is different for every person, and every situation. Hopefully there is something here that will inspire you.

Source: deviantart.com via Arvid on Pinterest

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(so late with this post- ooops!)

H is for Handmade.

I LOVE  just about anything Handmade/DIY. There is usually a lot of time, effort, and love put into handmade items, and they make fantastic gifts. Handmade items can also add just a touch of flair to a space, introducing elements of your own style and personality.

Source: bit.ly via Brianna on Pinterest

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C is for Crochet…..and Chocolate……and Coffee……

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I really loved sharing last week, so have decided to do it again. This week I will share 3 things I love.

Tattoos. I love tattoos. They are such a fantastic form of self-expression; pride; love; and in many cases, stupidity! (hahaha). They can be insanely beautiful and intricate, or extremely bold and boisterous. I myself have 2 tiny, not overly interesting, tattoos, but I plan to add more……hopefully in the not too distant future! I am really loving white tattoos too, and am hoping to get some white script tattooed inside my right wrist for my birthday this year.

Source: threadless.com via Tanya on Pinterest

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I also love cool nails and nail art. despite often just wearing black, or plain old bare nails!I need to get a tad more adventurous. These are what my nails currently look like:

But I would love to try some of these looks

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And, finally for this week, I LOVE granny squares! The first, and 2nd (bad) photo is the progress of a blanket I am currently working on for my little boy.

And these are some other ideas that I LOVE

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…..and I don’t mean that way-too-skinny-married-to-a-soccer-player-who-sounds-like-a-girl chick either ;-p

I’m talking about High Tea. My High Tea for my 30th in fact. It is sill a while away (early July), but I have been madly pinning a whole heap of ideas as aI come across them, and thought it was about time a shared a few.

Enjoy 🙂

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Yep, I said this many times while both making, and eating, these divine chocolatey, treats!

The first time was when I realised how much sugar and butter I was putting into my body….the next was when the mix became so thick I could barely mix it with my wooden spoon (it was VERY tar like!)…and finally, I exclaimed it multiple times whilst devouring the sweet, rich, mounds of chocolate goodness.

I have seriously never tasted anything like these brownies, that has not come from a box! I have also never had so much success in achieving a rich, gooey, brownie before. I took them to a BBQ on the weekend, and they were a hit! So, do you want the recipe?

Of course you do! And I am going to link you up baby!!!

 

 

You can find the recipe for “Good Ol’ Homemade Brownies” over at Buns In My Oven, and I DO suggest you have a go at baking them! Not only were they FAN>TAS>TIC!, but I really enjoyed the process of baking them. I will pop the recipe at the bottom of the post for you to read through, but first, my pics!!

Good Ol’ Homemade Brownies

 Ingredients
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder, optional
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9×13 baking dish.
  2. In small saucepan over low heat, melt butter completely. Stir in sugar and continue cooking for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Do not allow sugar mixture to boil.
  3. Pour butter mixture into a large bowl or stand mixer, beat in cocoa powder, eggs, salt, baking powder, espresso powder, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in the flour and chocolate chips until well combined.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 30 minutes, until a tester comes out mostly clean. The edges should be set and the center should still look slightly moist, but not uncooked. Cool on a wire rack.

On that note, I think I might go bake a batch now, ready to have with vanilla ice cream after dinner tonight xx

The Organised Housewife

After a recent spate of Rainbow parties popping up on blogs all over the place, I have been prompted to start brainstorming for Miss Soon-to-be-5’s ‘Rainbow High Tea’. Now, there is a story behind her theme, and the short version is that she has wanted a Rainbow party for almost 6 months….well, that was until she saw me researching some ideas for my High Tea 30th, and then she promptly decided she also wanted High Tea. So, I combined the themes for her. I plan to make Rainbow themed invitations, labels, and cupcake wrappers & toppers in Photoshop; bake a rainbow layer cake; provide a variety of rainbow food; have a selection of hot foods for lunch; and add even more colour with balloons, bunting and serviettes etc.

Anyway, as I always do when I want to browse for idea and inspiration, I turned to Pinterest and came up with these beauties. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do 😀

Source: art-moms.com via Tanya on Pinterest