Friday, 15 February 2013

Ahhh the weekend

Another busy week has come to an end, and now looking forward to the weekend. Mine is full of sport on Saturday and then we are heading to the beach on Sunday... hopefully after a little sleep in which are few and far between these days... Can't wait! It might be one of the last beach weekends we have this Summer. I hope not, but making the most of it.
A fun week next week,  I start filming my segments for a lifestyle television series which'll air in a few months. I'll talk more about that in the coming weeks and months. Have a great weekend.

Image from Pinterest

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Easy Baked Lemon Cheesecake

This baked lemon cheesecake recipe has been a favourite of mine for years. My friend Lorraine used to make this for my husband and I every time we visited them in Hamilton as she knew it was our favourite (my husband's especially). It's always my go to dessert because it is simple to make and always a hit with friends!


250g Ricotta cheese
250g cream cheese
300g sour cream
1 cup castor sugar
1/4 cup corn flour
2 eggs
Finely grated rind of 2 lemons

Preheat oven to 160 degrees and grease spring-form tin. Mine is 25cm I think. Mix all ingredients together well. Put in tin and bake for 50-60 minutes. Allow to cool. 

The second time I made this I cracked the top and we were taking the cheesecake to friends for dessert. I couldn't bare to serve it up like that so I went to our local supermarket on the way to dinner and bought two punnets of fresh blueberries to put on top to hide the imperfections. It was so tasty with the blueberries that I do it every time now. 

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Renovation Wishlist

Well we are moving a little closer to the "one day renovation" which is exciting. We have the plans and are now meeting with builders and then have the glorious task of getting the plans through council. Fingers crossed it's not a drawn out process like I have heard it can be. Anyway, with all of this planning my brain is going on overload looking over my collection of magazine cut outs I've been storing away for the past year. I am obviously going to have to re-look at them as the budgie unfortunately won't stretch that far, but it's nice to dream. A few of my favourites include the Invicta Ove combustion fire (I'm going to try my hardest to make this dream a reality), Craig Bassam Tractor counter stool and the Tom Dixon Beat pendant shade, or something similar. Better start saving.

Images 1, 2, 3 (iPhone shot from Home Beautiful mag)

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Cushion Love

I love me a linen cushion, and I had a slight burst of excitement when I came across these gorgeous numbers on hardtofind. The simple but cool designs from Urban Igloo Design and Don't Blame Betty will make any room smile.

Images 1, 2, 3 

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Harry and Me ~ Daylesford

I mentioned Friday that we went on a little trip away to Daylesford on the Australia Day long weekend. One of the highlights for me was coming across the gorgeous Harry and Me on Vincent Street which is the main shopping strip in Daylesford. I always love a new little store to soak up. They had some stunning stock beautifully displayed. The Emily Green necklace I purchased is front and centre of the top photo. They regularly post images on their facebook page and if you like what you see they can put it in the post for you. Bonus!

Images from Harry and Me

Friday, 1 February 2013


Over the Australia Day long weekend we had a fleeting visit to Melbourne and Daylesford to catch up with relatives. Three days felt like five, it was so relaxing. I absolutely love this part of the world. Full of vintage finds, amazing food and coffee, scenery and creative minds. Not to mention a few new shops since our last visit like Harry and Me. I picked up two Emily Green accessories. The girls are lovely. They gave Amelie a little flower windmill which she adores and has put in the garden. If you haven't been yet, pop in or check them out online.
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