Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Art Rooms... A gorgeous way to preserve your Child's artwork...

In February's edition of Home Beautiful (one of my favourite home magazines, as it combines design in everyday people's homes, it's all very real and practical) I found the following website, www.artrooms.com.au


It's a great product for all of you with lots of kids artwork around the house. This company takes the artwork and makes framed collages with it.  Stunning for a study, playroom or kids bedroom.


Bright and colourful and preserved forever... Gotta love that!!

I will be keeping this one on file...


Friday, 15 February 2013

Orange Cake - so easy and delicious...

My Mother has been making this Orange cake for years and it is sooo easy and sooo delicious. I wish I could tell you where the original recipe is from so if anyone can tell me I would love to know...

Orange Cake

1 whole orange, cut into 8 pieces
1 cup (225g) sugar
185g butter
3 eggs
1 ½ cup (225g) self raising flour

Blend whole orange and sugar for a short while. Add butter, eggs and self-raising flour and blend until smooth. Pour into bunt cake tin (i.e tin with a hole in the middle) or bar or round tin.

Bake in 180*C oven for 35-45 minutes.

You can ice it anyway you like. Mum iced her with plain icing flavoured with Orange Juice and Orange zest sprinkled over the top - Yummy!!


Thursday, 14 February 2013

Murraya and Raindrops...

Our Murraya plants are flowering at the moment and looks and smells pretty... especially after rain. We have planted them in a garden bed at the front of the house and will hedge them up so when clipped they may not always have the chance to flower as well as they are now. They are growing so quickly which is the main reason we chose them for the front as we wanted something fast growing and lovely. We felt Murraya was a no brainer...


Tuesday, 12 February 2013


These eyelashes make my heart melt... Every time!!...

He is one lucky little man and he has his Daddy to thank!!