Saturday, February 22, 2014

House Hunting treasures...

I have seen some real 'beauties' while house hunting. Some in very original condition. Here are some of the things I have seen last weekend.
Very original round bath

Very original tiles

Wondrous indoor garden 'feature'

This kitchen bench is pretty retro and I thought it was pretty cool

Amazing vinyl floor in a kitchen

Grrrrrrr. I've got the eye of the Tiger

I liked this retro light

I actually loved this very cool shed that still had cool storage with rusty nails in them


I nearly wanted to buy this house just for this shed





LOVED these aqua ladders

Checking out a little anodized planter hanging in the garden.
Lou x

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Fresh mountain air...

We had a very much needed few nights away over the New Years break. We stayed at a mountain guesthouse. The cooler fresh air was beautiful for us all.














Lou x

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

DIY Tropical party PINEAPPLE PINATA!

I decided to make my own Pinata as I could not find any pineapple pinata's anywhere.
This cost me a total of under $4 to make!

It was a fun activity to do with the kids, done in small lots over a week to allow for drying time.



Blow up a good pineapple shaped balloon and secure to a heavy mug with tape. Tear up paper, dip it into the glue and cover the entire balloon with 1 layer of the paper.

I looked up several recipes for the glue, some involved complicated cooking. In the end all I did was mix some pva glue that I already had with water, about 50:50. 

After that 1st layer dried, the following day we repeated this step to a total of 3 layers. If I ever make this again, I would only do 2 layers as it turned out a bit to hard to smash open as quickly as the kids would have liked.



When the 3 layers were dry, I added the yellow streamers. This was the part that cost just under $4. I cut into the rolled up crepe streamer to make it like a ruffle. Then we just used the same glue mix to glue it on, this time in the opposite direction of the white paper to create a pineapple-ish effect.

Once this was very dry, we cut it of the cup, which left a perfect size opening to add the tropical themed lollies.



Then we added the string and green cardboard leaves cut with serrated scissors. Then hit away.


The pineapple pinata was an absolute hit! (Corny pun intended). Lou xo

Thursday, November 7, 2013

A Park Party for an 8 year old boy...

Finally, a chance to post the pics from our son's party in the park from several months ago. It was a great afternoon with all things park-ish!
Made from a meringue, a wafer stick, stuck together with chocolate and dusted with cocoa.



Honey crackles made by Mum! I made the little bee flags us of tape and just painted the bees on.


My sister brought along these balloons and handed one to each child at the end.

Cupcakes made by Mum too, after I had a cupcake recipe crisis the morning of the party. I then iced them added green coconut and a liitle sport decoration bought from Coles.

Chocolate cake, toped with green icing and coconut and sports chocs stich into plastic coated wire from Bunnings.

Milk arrowroots, topped with icing to look like footballs.

One of the most popular items was the healthy options of the veggie platter and small apples.
Also the frogs in a pond were at hit with the kids.

Sporty games run by Hubby. He did a great job!


Lou x