Sunday, 20 May 2012

New Kicks

I bought these new kicks recently and have been wearing them a lot since.

They add the best pop of colour to any ensemble and are easier to wear with things than you may think!

If you are interested in a pair yourself, I bought these minty green Vans at City Beach - not sure where else does this colour? Hype maybe?

I just recently got a new minty green nail polish to match! Hopefully I'll be able to do a full post on both of these soon.

Easy As Apple Pie

Lately I have been baking all the time. Something I have always wanted to make was a good apple pie from scratch, pastry and all. All of the recipes I have seen for this look a bit time consuming and involved. Until I found one in a great little cookbook: A Generous Helping.

This book, given to me by my Dad, is compiled of recipes from Queenslanders around the time of the Queensland floods in early 2011. I have used several recipes from this book and it is my new go-to and favourite.

These apple pies are so easy to make up that I now make 1-2 a week!
Recipe below...


1 & 1/2 cups of plain flour
3/4 cup of sugar (I use castor sugar)
1 tspn vanilla essence
1 egg
125g butter, melted
1 small pinch of cinnamon (this is my extra little something)

Filling (this is my own variation):
5-6 green apples, peeled and diced (fresh is best but use canned if you prefer)
25g butter
25g caster sugar
Pinch of cinnamon

What to do:

Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius.

For the pastry, combine all ingredients together and press into a pie dish, reserving about a third of the pastry for the top of the pie (no need to grease the pie dish as the butter in the mixture will substitute).

Meanwhile, make the apple mixture; if you're using canned apples, mix all the filling ingredients together and put into the the pastry lined pie dish. If you're making the filling from scratch, place the diced apples, butter, cinnamon and sugar in a saucepan on moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until most of the apples are soft.

Then, spoon the apples into the pastry-lined pie dish.

The recipe says to crumble the the remaining pastry on the apples, creating the top. However I prefer to roll out the the leftover pastry between two sheets of baking paper and carefully drape it on top of the pie with apples.

Then this all goes into the oven for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown on top.

And that's it! Trust me, it takes no time at all once you've done it a couple of times! I have also tried bottled peaches instead of apples and it's pretty good too.

I recently converted this apple pie pastry to make little Caramel Kisses, instead of using a biscuit base and it was delish!

Hopefully more recipes to come soon :)

A Generous Helping is by Madonna King & Alison Alexander

Monday, 7 May 2012


Last night saw the super moon light up the sky. This rare occurrence only happens every few years (I have heard different things but I'm sure one person told me it's been about 18 years from the last!).

The moon travels closer towards the earth making it appear much brighter and a lot bigger.

Below are some photos of the beautiful moon and sunset, that I took last night. I just had to share these with you!

Source: Photos taken with my iPhone - gotta love the little baby!

(I'll be the first one to say that the last photo is very blurry, but I still love the look of it all blurring together so I included it)

Thursday, 3 May 2012

That Dress

If only I had $225 (AUD$217) and a magical postal service that provided same day shipping from the US...
I would love this dress for the weekend! Or just this dress at all really.

This beautiful Silk Colour Block Dress from Nasty Gal looks so bangin'!!

Find this baby here

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Black Beauty

For someone who loves, and wears, everything black all of the time, its hard to believe that I didn't really have a go to black tote at all! Until now...

I had been eyeing off this seed bag ever since I first saw it in they're new Wintergarden, Brisbane store. But at $250 a pop, I couldn't see it as my own anytime soon.

So when my friend Ashley, (check out her blog Da-shh) arrived back from a trip to Melbourne with the dream bag in tow, I was literally jumping up and down asking where, when, how (much $$)??

You can grab this glorious all-leather-with-pony-hair-pocket shopper at seed for around $150 I believe, however David Jones right now is offering an extra 25% off that price bringing it down to $112! Which is what I scored this baby at.

This bag is so practical!
It's a little on the heavy side though but I think that's just because if I have space in a big bag, I'll always manage to (annoyingly) fill it to the brim!

Soo in love with this bag!!

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Get Into It

Nasty Gal has come out with a new May Lookbook!
As always, they're stuff is out of this world cool and I want every piece!

What I love most about this Lookbook are the nails (that change everyoutfit!) and the set deisgn - so cool!

Check out their behind the scenes video on the Lookbook shoot below..

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Simply the Best

I post a lot of my photos of my breakfast, hey?
It's just so nice to wake up and prepare yourself a delicious breakfast to start the day!
When I set these babies down on the bench this morning and had my iPhone right there, I couldn't not take a photo!

My favourite breakfast combination, as pictured below, includes delish natural yoghurt (Black Swan - best brand) with banana & passionfruit, Nespresso coffee and buttery rye bread with baked beans. Yum!!