Friday, August 27, 2010

Five For Friday - Things That Made Me Smile


So Friday is here again, and what has had me smiling??

1. Birthday cake - Just tonight we had cake for my nephew, made by my very clever sister! It was very yummy! and It was also great to hang out with 2 of my sisters and the truck load of kids that we have between us.

2. Finance - Yes, its been approved, and in two weeks time, i'm sure the house will make it onto the list again when we settle!

3. "Etta" - It was Zo who first pronounce Elliott as Etta, and today, Bronte followed suit, making that her 5th official word!

4. Brunch - My sister ER babysat the girls on Thurs, so i could go with Tim to the hospital for what was supposed to be getting the screw out of his ankle (that part didnt make me smile!). Since the appt was over and done with so quickly, Tim and I went out for brunch, and it was so lovely to sit, and drink a HOT coffee, and chat!

5. Codiene and a heat pack- I've been getting a fair few migraines this week, and i must say that anything that will take them away will have me grimacing a little less, if not smiling

Pop on over to Aspiring Mums link up, and share whats made you smile this week!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

10 Cupcake You Need To Try

Number 4 on my list of cupcakes you have to try is actually a muffin.
Raspberry to be exact. But they are just so yummy, I had to share the recipe!

Raspberry Muffins


Ingredients:
6 tablespoons butter, softened
1 cup Sugar  
2 eggs
2 1/2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 cup yoghurt ( any flavour, but i used tropical!)
1/4 cup milk 

Topping:
1 cup quick oats
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 tablespoons seedless jam. 


Method:
1 Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
2 Beat in eggs
3 Combine the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture.
4. Stir in yogurt and milk 
5. Gently fold in Raspberries (If frozen, don't thaw)
6. Fill Lined Muffin cups 3/4 full. 
7. Combine topping ingredients and spoon over batter.
8. Bake at 180°C for 25 mins. Cool for 5 mins before removing to wire rack.

Best Served Warm!

 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Big 3 for My Little E!

My baldly little baby Elliott turned 3 yesterday! 
She's been insisting shes a "big girl" for the best part of a year, but when she was still only 2, it didnt sound so big!
Some Aunties, cousins and a Opa came over to share cake with us, and celebrate her birthday, and She was absolutely wrapped with the whole thing!


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Five For Friday - Things That Made Me Smile

Ok, so I'm running even later than Deb, but I think its really important to find the positive things in my week. So what has made me smile this week?

1.Sewing and Scrapbooking - I love craft. I'm not that good at it, but i find it really satisfying! This week, I appliqued a butterfly onto a little Pink Shirt, and made some cards.

2. Muffin Tin Monday - I love joining in with Michelle at Muffin Tin Mom, and my girls love it too! Its a bit of fun, and something to look forward to. 


3. Finding Ponys - My cousin was looking for two little ponys that were part of a McDonalds promotion, for her little girl. They were unavailable in her area, and when she asked people for help, I was really happy to track down the two ponys to make a little heart happy!

4. One on One time with My Big Girl - As I posted on Friday, I had quite a bit of time to spend with Elliott, and I really loved not having to do anything, or attend to anyone else.

5. Contracts - Well just one in particular! We had a valuer come out this week, so shortly, our contract on the house will be unconditional!


I wonder what will be smile-worthy this coming week!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Mummy Time for E

With Zoey off at Daycare today, Elliott was very happy to have some time with Mummy by herself (Since Bronte sleeps half the day!)

We did puzzles

Read Books

 And Practised using scissors (No Photos Here! Busy supervising!)
 It was a very lovely quiet morning!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Muffin Tin Monday - Dessert!

Muffin Tin Monday at Her Cup Overfloweth

We've been joining in with Muffin Tin Monday, fairly frequently. However, alot of the time I don't remember to take a photo.
Today, Our Muffin Tin Meal was Dessert! Our girls don't often get dessert, and even when they do, its normally pretty healthy.
Marshmallows, Strawberries, Banana, and Custard

Friday, August 13, 2010

Five For Friday - Things that Made Me Smile

I really love following Aspiring Mum's blog! She shares alot of tips that I have found really helpful!
Recently, Deb has started a regular segment called 5 for Friday, and today, i felt inspired to join in!

So here are Five things that have made me smile this week:

1. Party Planning - Bronte's First Birthday Party is tomorrow and I have been busy being "rainbow-ish". Lots of colourful cooking! (Photos to come with Party Post)

2. Accomplishing Something - I haven't had a chance to actually DO anything, just for the fun of it lately. So the making of Tutu's for my little girls was really satisfying! (See Previous Post for Pic)

3. Zoey's voice - I know that sounds strange, but she's only just started talking properly, and its beautiful! I love her husky little voice, and her interesting sentence structure.

4. Chai Latte's - My mum introduced them to me on Wednesday Night and I can not get enough of them!

5. Tim  - Watching my Hubby getting around on crutches, and the things he attempts to do doesnt make me smile, it makes me LAUGH!  He managed to carry a basket of washing to our room the other day!


What has made you smile this week?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tutu Skirts

I haven't been doing many "fun" things, with life being a bit hectic at the moment, and I have barely had motivation to do the un-fun things.
However, today i had a burst of inspiration and made these little skirts for my girls to wear to Brontes birthday party on the weekend.


So simple but so cute! And they cant wait to try them on! 

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Muffin Tin Swap

Mondays mean Muffin Tins in our house, thank to Michelle.
And recently, we just participated in a Muffin Tin Swap, and were eagerly awaiting our package.

The Girls and I were not disappointed with the lovely package that arrived from our swap partner Amanda, over at Amanda's Musings.

These fun cutters were included (I especially love the frog!)

She even went to all the trouble to make personalised picks for my 3 girls.

Thanks so much Amanda!!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

4th Aug Wishing....

A very Happy First Birthday to our baby, Bronte Sienna.