30 January 2012
I've been carrying swatches of colours with me everywhere. They're in my bag, in between my notebooks and the other day I found a swatch under my pillow. Choosing a palette for my aprons was definitely a highlight in my 30 day race to the launch. Here's a snippet of the colours and patterns I've been looking at. Let me know what you think! Pin It Now!
27 January 2012
I’ve never been a great baker. In fact, I still vividly remember the time my muffins from a Betty Crocker mix came out rock hard, with the potential to seriously hurt someone. Two gifts of late inspired me to give it another go. Cute Babushka Measuring Cups and girly cupcake cases. Three things I learned in my afternoon of baking.
1. Check on your baked goods, often.
Even if you follow baking instructions with diligence, cooking times and temperatures may vary with ovens. My boyfriend’s oven for example, cooks much faster than the one I have at home. As per my colleague’s advice, check on your work as soon as you smell baking.
2. Use primer for your cupcake cases
Cupcake cases that cling on to your treat is always a pet peeve of mine. To avoid this, I lightly spray the bottom of the cases with olive oil before I pour in the muffin mix.
3. Every Ingredient Counts
What I love about cooking is that you’re fully aware of all the ingredients you’re consuming. Every ingredient counts so when shopping, opt for organic where possible for optimal taste.
To bake your own bluberry and coconut muffins try our preferred recipe -
http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/24088/blueberry+and+coconut+muffins Pin It Now!
Labels: Cooking Adventures
25 January 2012
I stumbled into these cute mini wooden pegs at a Dollar Store in Lane Cove, Sydney. I knew I'd find use for them somehow, starting with my Christmas wrapping. I know it's a bit late to talk about Christmas but you can use them as gift tags all year round. Pin It Now!
Labels: Party Ideas
24 January 2012
Super model and power mum Miranda Kerr keeps one and if you've read The Secret, you'll know it's one of the tools to success. I'm a visual person and so creating this vision board really helped me organise what I wanted to achieve this year. I had so much fun cutting out scraps of fabric, momentos and pictures of million dollar homes and yachts. Yes, big dreams but I also believe in the law of attraction. As in life, this board is still a work in progress but one thing is certain...I've booked my fights to Hong Kong and Toronto and am gearing up to launch the Pretty Pickles shop! Watch this space. x Pin It Now!