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

Monday, June 11, 2012

Not just a pretty face

"Being tender and open is beautiful. As I woman I feel continually shhh'ed. Too sensitive. Too Mushy. To wishy washy. Blah Blah. “Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep…feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love." - Zooey Deschanel

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

shades of yellow shades of blue

I could definitely curl up here for a while

Love this painting by Michael Carson

Inspired use of  scrabble tiles

I'm in love with just about all of Mark Demsteader's work

The always fabulous Karla of Karla's Closet

I just love this little gentlemanly space

And this awesome bohemian cubby.

Well... its back to reality for me. Hope you enjoyed this little collection!
~Love E xo

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Around the home in June.

I don't have a great deal to show you today but I had to introduce you to my gorgeous new Orchid plant! I have promised myself I would buy one for 4 consecutive years now and this year I finally made it happen.

Isn't she lovely?!

I'm pretty stoked with this little tablecloth I picked up while B was down. Does the job nicely I think!

I've made a little more progress on my balloon painting but have many more hours to go.
Slowly slowly.

A little daffodil for my teacup.

And finally one of my favorite photos of many that I took of the very gorgeous Max while he was visiting...

What a honey!

Hope you're having a lovely Sunday!
~Love E xo
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