Friday, 3 April 2015

Awesome DIY Kitchen Furniture

Hey Everyone,

I was so excited to be approached by Hometalk again
This time to curate a DIY Kitchen Furniture clipboard.

I loved putting this board together.... There were so many great ideas to chose from.

So pop on over to my Hometalk board, DIY Kitchen Furniture
 and check out these amazing DIY Kitchen Islands and Cupboards (2 are mine, can you spot them?)

Sign up to Hometalk and follow NorthShore Days there too, if you haven't already.
I hope you've been inspired to DIY this weekend ...

Take care

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Easy Easter Nests

Hey Everyone,

Can you believe its nearly Easter? 

I'm never prepared early enough, but I made these super easy and quick Easter nests for the kids as a treat and now I'll have to make more for next weekend!

You need 3 ingredients for the nest!

Rice cereal, coconut and chocolate buttons

Melt the chocolate buttons in a bowl in the microwave, stir in the rice cereal and coconut. I always add small amounts of cereal and coconut at a time to the chocolate, making sure the chocolate coats evenly.

Press the mixture into a mould (I used my mini muffin tray) and set in the fridge.

Add the speckled eggs and voila!

Seriously, how cute are they? My kids just loved them and they were fun to make too.

Happy Easter!
Take care

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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Modern Buffet Makeover

Hey Everyone,

Finally I'm sharing my buffet!! Only took a while right?

I spotted this Ikea beauty on a local Facebook page and quickly offered all my money!!! Sorry for the blurry pic - we wont discuss my awful cellphone!

 I had planned to wait a while before painting but inspiration struck and I couldn't stop myself!

I wanted a modern piece that still incorporated my favourite white but it also needed to fit in with the beachy look.

I knew I was going to use it to house the TV and decoder so we removed the 3 small drawers and Sean removed the drawer runners and built a shelf.

 I primed the entire piece before painting then painted two coats after the primer. It took a few coats here and there before I was happy with the final look

 I put the original hardware back on...

And distressed the edges ever so slightly...

Then a coat of polish and she was ready to go.

We decided to use her in the living room as a hold all and for the tv.

I am so happy with the end result and still cant believe how well the makeover went. I was fully expecting to have to repaint the whole thing white.

A before and after, just for fun!

Hope you all like it as much as I do, it perfectly matches my striped blanket box too

Take care

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Thursday, 5 February 2015

2 Ingredient Custard Delight

Hi Everyone,

Today I have to share this awesome, EASY dessert!
I don't make it very often but when I do the whole family go nuts over it.  
The best thing about it, is that there are only 2 ingredients (3 if you garnish)

1 carton of Vanilla Custard
Ginger biscuits 

I use Ginger biscuits (cookies) but I've also made it with coconut biscuits and plain tea biscuits. I just like the ginger flavour best.

Its as simple as layering the biscuits and custard into serving dishes. Or you can double the quantity and make it in a larger container. Keep going till you run out of ingredients - just ensure the biscuits are completely covered.

Pop the dessert (covered) into the fridge for approx 5-6 hours, until the biscuits are soft.

Garnish with a sprinkle of grated chocolate if you like and serve cold!

So easy right? 
Seriously you will LOVE it! 

Let me know if you try it...

Take care


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Sunday, 1 February 2015

Brutus the Stingray

 Hey everyone,

I just have to share the awesome experience we had today.
My friend told us about this the other day and we decided to take a trip out to Gulf Harbour late this afternoon. 
At the Marina, there are HUGE fish and a special visitor called Brutus.

The owners of a local charter have been feeding the fish for years and were so lovely and friendly, they gave the kids bait and squid to feed the Kingfish and Snapper.

 There are also a few Stingrays making their presence known...

The highlight of the afternoon was meeting Brutus!
He is a stingray who likes to be hand fed by the locals.

Gabe was lucky enough to be given a pilchard to feed him.

 This was my view from the other side of the Marina. None of us expected that Brutus would come to Gabe to be fed...

 Here are the pics from Sean's phone, so much more exciting to be in on the action...


After his snack, Brutus stuck around for a bit of a pat before moving on in search of more food

The kids were so excited about their afternoon and want to go back again, very soon!
A very cool experience for them, Gabe is on such a high! And I'm so proud of how they handled themselves.

Here's a link to the story,if  you would like to read more about Brutus:

Take care