Friday, November 21, 2014

Capicums and Ricottta




This has become a big favourite in our house with Kevin and visitors....

All you need is the following...
 
Mini capsicums.
250grams ricotta cheese.
2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese.
2 tablespoons of roughly chopped pine nuts.
2 tablespoons of fresh oregano.


Roast your pine nuts and put aside.

Heat oven to around 180 degrees.
Cut top from capsicums put tops aside.

Put the ricotta ,Parmesan roasted pine nuts and oregano into a bowl and mix....

Now put the filling in a piping bag or a plastic bag with the corner cut off and pipe mixture into capsicums .

Put tops back on and place on tray....

Cook for around 20 mins ....

Can be eaten hot or cold...

Enjoy....

Kev loves these and I have reduced the mixture so I can make a single serve for him.He loves to eat these with a bbq steak so looks like he will get this a lot this summer....
 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Some new bits around the house....


Just showing off a couple of new things around the house....


I fell in love with this cloche from Flower Power and put a few of my favourite bits in it...


My new knitting basket from Kmart .loving this but....

I think I might dip it in paint just the bottom...


This basket of flowers has been with me for years and I have just freshened it up with new flowers.

I love it to look like it is a basket of freshly picked flowers...


I got this cute little caddie from Target and just love it...


I love my yellow Hello sign that is in my hallway.

Can you notice the difference in the paint colours.

The top part is our old wall colour called China White and the bead board  is painted in the colour w are redoing the whole house in -Lexicon White.


Loving my new lamps from Freedom...


The LM's cubby house is finished and we have even have put flowers in the window box...


My Santos crown arrived today and I love it so beautiful....


Also received my Santos cage doll.Oh I was so happy when I took her out of the box she is divine....

She has such a beautiful face I am one very happy camper....

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Diy Snow Globes


Yeah Christmas is coming and it is going to be a great year this year I can feel it....

On the craft front the LM is all of a sudden enjoying craft so I love bringing out bits that he can do...

One of these craft time ideas was Snow Globes...

I didn't want to use water because I just knew how it would end up with LM just peaking into the jar and water spilling out nope we went waterless...


You will need

Decoration to go inside of globe.
A jar any size can be used  so long as your decoration fits inside it...
Hot glue gun.
Artificial snow.
Some small pieces of styro foam just little off cuts will be fine...

I made two snow globes .

One with a screw on lid it has a red and white base and the other with a pull off lid...

Glue a piece of stryo foam onto lid ....

Remember that your decoration is going to sit on this if you put the decoration directly onto the lid you won't be able to see it once the snow goes in  so I made my foam be about 3cms high which when the snow went in it just came up to the feet of the decoration...
 

 
Same with the other jar but this time you glue the styro to the base of the jar...
 

Now glue your decoration onto the styro....


Best part.....

Tip in your snow.....

If your using a jar with a pull off lid like above tip snow into the bottom of the jar then put lid on...

If your sing a screw lid jar put the snow into the jar now get your lid with the ornament glued onto it and put this into the jar screwing the lid on at the same time now tip your jar up so the snow falls to the bottom...

Sorry if I sound like double dutch....

As you can see I just used enough to come up over the foam and to the decoration feet around 2-3 cms....


You cant see the foam once the snow is in the jar...



The snow has a little sparkle to it and who dosnt like a little sparkle...



Well I hope you like these  I put a little decoration around the lid on the smaller jar.

 So enjoy making your snow globes I have a couple more I want to make now...

Also I will be having a few Christmas DIY crafts being posted in the next couple of days I hope you will come and have a look at these.

Today I am sharing at Wow us Wednesdays

Multi coloured blanket



I love doing these circular blankets they are just so different and make up beautifully that I keep making more of them....


This year I decided I wanted to do more handmade gifts so for Annaliese's birthday I thought I would make her a blanket....

Brie isn't a big fan of pink so I went with this beautiful multi coloured Sugar n Cream and I couldn't be happier with my choice...

 
Whenever I sat down to crochet Lilly would come running over to me and snuggle in she loved it.
 

Getting there....

When finished the blanket is about 100cms across....


Arn't the colours beautiful?....


Well I finally finished the blanket and I am so happy with how it turned out....

At first I was unsure about doing it in a multi colour but now I am very happy..


Love everything about it.....


PS I have sent it to Annaliese and Brie tells me that she loves it and sleeps with it each night...

So I couldn't be happier...

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Yeah got my lounge room back

I hated our old lounge with a vengeance it was Kevin's before me and yuk....

So it has only took me 12 years to get rid of it and get the new one I've always been looking for one but could never fine the right one  ....

But now I have.....


The lounge is a lot smaller its just a three seater but I bought another wing chair to match the one I had...


I also bought two lamp tables to fill the room and omg why had I never thought of this before I love them....


SO because I bought the lamp tables I needed the lamps....

I got these from Freedom and the are gorgeous and give the room the look I want...

Now Kevin needs to put a power point in so I can use them...


 This is the end where I sit so I have my favourite bits near me...


Oh my wing chairs are beautiful...


I recently painted this table so I moved my white chair over to here ....Now I want curtains for this window ha ha .


Poor tired Kevin moving or this stuff around especially when I keep changing my mind...


Loving me two wing chairs they look beautiful...


I even bought Kev  an ottoman from Kmart for $29 looks good as it matches everything...

So YEAH my lounge room is almost finished.

But I am happy with it now....





Monday, November 17, 2014

Does he look like me?

 

Recently I took a photo of Jaxon and decided it was one of my favourites of the pair of us..

Something in the back of my mind sparked a reminder of a similar photo of me so mum sent  me  a copy of the photo...

Well here I am  and I am about the same age as Jaxon....

Anyway for fun I put them together in a little collage and the results surprised me...

Jaxon does look a bit like me....



OK it may just be that we are laughing but I think we look alike what do you think?