What can I say? I love sweets, in all shapes and sizes! You only live once, so why not indulge once in a while? Or, in my case, most of the time...
One of the best things about being married is gaining more family. My family has always been very small and for most of my life, that was the way I liked it. But hubs has always had quite a big family that is super warm and welcoming. A bonus is that his family on his dad’s side come from Italy so i’ve gained more family and some culture! Win!
One of the things that I love about the Southern Highlands is the abundance of wineries that can be found nestled in the rolling hills around Mittagong and Berrima. I also love the bakeries, restaurants, antique shops, friendly people, beautiful countryside… maybe I just love everything. Anyway, hubs and I have been slowly working our way through the numerous cellar doors in the area over the last few years. When we stopped for lunch at Eschalot recently (super highly recommended by the way!) we were directed to try the pinot noir from Artemis, a local winery. We were both so taken with it that we immediately looked up the opening hours of the cellar door to see if we could make it after lunch. Unfortunately, our lingering lunch meant that we missed the closing hours and so, a return trip was necessary. As if we needed an excuse to come back!
Aren’t edible gifts always the best? If you answered ‘no’ you’re a liar. Or perhaps I need to be more specific? So, i’ll ask you again
Aren’t edible CUPCAKE gifts the best?
Of course the answer is yes! Cupcakes make a fabulous gift if you’ve only got a couple of hours to rustle up a gift for an impromptu (or forgotten!) birthday or celebration. They’re also super budget friendly which is a big plus for me these days and did I mention that they’re delicious? All you have to do is pipe a pretty swirl and garnish with sprinkles of your choice and your friends and family will love you forever. Because, sprinkles.
So my lovely readers, you know the part where I got married last year? That thing that is incredible but also super expensive? Then I moved out of Casa KB that I shared with my lovely friend B and into the new Casa Salerno with hubs. The moving part was also kinda expensive. And then we realised that other than a bed and a fully stocked kitchen… we really had no furniture. And our apartment has almost no built in storage. Oops… all that meant a diminishing bank balance and spending lots of…
So we were trying super hard to furnish our place to make it comfortable and cosy for as little as possible. I’ll share some other decorating decisions with you all later but today I want to show off our sweet pantry that hubs scored from Gumtree for $80!
It’s no secret, Mondays are The Worst. Unless its holidays. Then Mondays are pretty much just like every other day of the week. But seeing as we are in the midst of Term 2, we revert to the rule that Mondays are The Worst. Which, I think, is why the Cubans invented Mojitos. I know that its more of a summer drink (if you’re in the northern hemisphere right now then this would be perfect!) but I think that lime, mint and rum are a welcome combination at any time of the year.
Far out peeps. The holidays have ended. Boo.
And in other news, this week saw the craziest storm I think i’ve ever seen in my life. They forecast snow. In Sydney. It was a Stormageddon. When I was on playground duty I legit thought the metal roofing was going to pop off the building I was patrolling. Thankfully, we survived relatively unscathed. Nevertheless, I feel that todays favourite needs to be something a little bit frivolous to lighten the mood and soften the blow of the fact that there are still eight weeks of term before the next holidays. So, I thought i’d share the newest addition to my headband collection.
but first, can we please talk about how cute this hat is?
Pink and warm and just the cutest freaking cloche hat ive ever seen.
But its a hundred bucks and therefore over budget.
still… maybe it will go on sale?
But this is what I ended up purchasing from Alannah Hill for $20
Too cute right?
I wore it to dinner that night and got asked for ID. I’m taking that as a compliment!
This was the outfit plus headband that got me carded.
Clearly too cute for an adult!
So what are you loving this Friday my lovelies? Are you a headband fan? Got any recommendations for me? Please share!