Monday, November 12, 2012

Before and after

We received these drawers from t & b over 2 years ago and ever since I have been planning to give them a spruce up but have never gotten around to it. Until now...

Yay for getting stuff done! The little table to the left is an heirloom from my Nana. It is handmade and opens up as a musical jewelery box. Very precious. 

Hope your Monday is treating you kindly as all well behaved Mondays should!

~Love E xo

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Some prettiness for Sping

Its Spring!! Thank goodness! Time for open windows, generous flowers, and lazy picnics.
Last night I went to a vintage fair at Burnside and picked up a few goodies.

This dapper little bow tie for my man

 These awesome 1940s pastel coat hangers. There's 16 of them! So stoked!

 They look so pretty with my vintage lovelies.

And lastly I got these adorable little gift cards

 Our lovely friend Kurt and Rachel gifted us with these goodies. 
How sweet is the hot water bottle cosy?!

After a particularly difficult job this month I splurged and bought myself this magnificent specimen...

 Oh. She makes me so happy!
Other things that make me happy...

Finally I thought I'd leave you with a recipe that I've been loving. I've been cutting down on carbohydrates and sugar lately and adding more healthy fats to my diet. This bread recipe has been my comfort food. Its great with butter and vegemite or avocado. It is also gluten and Dairy free.

Golden Flax Bread

 2/3 cup almond flour
3/4 tsp sea salt
2 Tbsp. organic virgin coconut oil
4 large free range eggs
 3 tsp baking powder
1.5 cups organic flax meal 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Oil a 9 x 5 loaf pan. Melt coconut oil. In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients together well. In a small bowl, gently beat eggs. Whisk in coconut oil. Stir wet ingredients into dry.  Pour batter into pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

 It looks kinda gross and boring but is really tasty and the texture is just lovely. It doesn't need toasting and stays fresh for about 4 days. Give it a go!

~Love E xo

Sunday, August 19, 2012


 This month and last, with more than my usual enthusiasm, I went flower hunting.
Purple, yellow and green has been my winter theme.

 As the last of my orchids shriveled up and the petals turned brown I salvaged what I could by pulling off the petals and keeping the lovely columns. 
Desperate? Perhaps.

Three words of wisdom for you... Read The Help.
Read it.

I was asked to get together a collection of little drawings for a gift store at an upcoming exhibition.
Here are some of my favorites


They are little and affordable so hopefully I get some sales!

I am well and truly ready to say goodbye to Winter. How about you?
Everyday I find little tell-tails that Spring is on its way!  
The daffodils are fading and freesias are taking their place.

Bring it on!
~E xo

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

My latest painting

Its finished at last!!
Acrylic on canvas, 100cmx76cm

Now I can breath a little :) ~E

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My house smells of roses and freesia's

Bit of a mishmash post for you today!
Last weekend was my brother in law's wedding and I was very lucky to be gifted with one of the table flower arrangements. As I am a flower addict and as I always gaze at wedding flowers wishing i could take them home with me I was thrilled! And if that wasn't wonderful enough my mother in law gave me hers because she was off to Melbourne the next day.

The wedding was very beautiful and lots of fun as they had a vintage photo booth for us to play with.

It was great :)

At home this month I've managed to steal a few hours here and there for painting and am getting more detail on my balloon painting

B's been patiently waiting on me to send the recipe for my spicy ginger biscuits so finally here it is.
It is inspired by a Caribbean recipe and is gluten and dairy free.

Spicy Ginger Biscuits

Pre-heat oven to 190 degrees.
In an electric mixer combine 

200g almond meal
1 cup castor sugar
1/4 cup rice flour
 2 large egg whites
3 tbs glace` ginger roughly chopped 
   (crystallized ginger is fine if you can't find glace`)     
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp groundchilli
3/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp all spice
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp cloves

Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. If it seems too wet just add a little more almond meal. 
 Place about 1 1/2 teaspoons of mixture onto lined tray and squash down. Add some thinly sliced glace` ginger on top of each bickie. Makes about 18 or so.

 I particularly like them with a glass of really cold soy milk.

Love ~E xo

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