Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Let It Snow!

Today of all days, that is the most ridiculous title - it's going to be 30 degrees C (86F) plus, even though I live in one of the coldest states in Australia, it has only snowed once in my life and it wasn't even enough to make a snowman.

So I made my own!

Oreo Truffle Snowmen

Well all I can say, is they were delicious!

I used the recipe from Marigold Mum I followed the direction here exactly, the only difference was I used the golden oreo's and white chocolate instead of the dark ones.

Then instead of shaping them into balls I made snowmen like this.

Dipped them in chocolate and once set I added the the faces using the frosting in a tube - great fr those of us who can't get the hang of icing pipes.

And there we go finished

DIY Delight or Disaster? The recipe is really easy,  delicious and no bake so it's perfect for a hot Australian Christmas, it's a pure delight.  My snowmen, well lets just say that I have a sister who does professional quality cakes, which means I'm always disappointed because her stuff always looks better. Comparison really is the thief of joy, but I do think they are cute. The kids loved them!

Also Madeleine was not prepared to eat them because they had eyes, it was hilarious then she saw Max scoffing his one down, and took a bite. All I could hear from then on was, "mmm yum yum eyes cake" (anything sweet is cake to her)

Speaking of the kids, the boys are now in the lead so if you haven't voted go here. I've had a few questions as to what the themes of the room will be, it's a surprise, you'll find out when voting closes.

Thanks for reading,

Mel xo

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Sunday, 28 October 2012

Mean Mum or Evil Genius? Either Way You Decide!

Evening All,

Well having finished the babies room, there has been quite the argument between the kids as to whose room should be done next. The boys think theirs should be next, but Elizabeth looks at me with pleading blue eyes, begging me to do hers.

In order to settle this argument  I asked the kids to clean their rooms and I would have you guys decide. Each child has briefly stated why their room should be next. In the comments, I ask that you vote for the child who has convinced you.

In no particular order we have

Elizabeth's Room

In her own words, she says "I would like my room to be next, so I can see all my Mum's creations come to life." - (Yikes, how's that for pressure)

The Boy's Room

Samuel says "Our room should be done next because even with the blinds open the room is dark and we need new draws. Elizabeth always gets a make over (hmm, Nana gave her new to us furniture, I haven't actually done anything in there since I moved Jack out for Madeleine's arrival)

Jack says "Our room should be done next because it's drab and lifeless" - Someones been watching too many home makeover shows with his mother.

So friends, the gauntlet has been thrown, please vote for the child who has moved you. Also take into consideration I asked them to clean and present their room as best they can.

Personally I think I am now a evil genius, I can happily disappoint the kids and tell them the world has spoken - How many times can I get to say that? HAHAHAHA - that was my feeble attempt at an evil laugh.

Voting closes next Sunday night at 8:30 pm at Australian EST. In the mean time I'll be wowing (or maybe not) with a few random crafts and maybe even a food post. otherwise known as organizing Christmas

Thanks for reading and please vote,

Mel xo

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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Can You Tell Me How to Get To Sesame Street - Nursery Reveal

I sure can!

 And to the tune of Sesame Street

Sunny days,

Kicking the Ax away

On my way to where the air is sweet

Come and Play, everything is A-Okay

Friendly Faces

That's where we'll meet

Can you tell me how to

How to get to Sesame Street.....

Hey All,

I hope you enjoyed wondering through Sesame Street. This is the first room I have ever truly put together and while there have been plenty of learning curves along with blood, sweat and tears, I am in love with this room. If you are new here and have enjoyed this post, feel free to follow along via GFC, Facebook or Google +. This room is my heart and love, yes it has truly been a labor of love for two little people who were unexpected and are the loves of my life.

DIY Delight or Disaster? DELIGHT!!!!!!! What do you think?

Having said that, I'm 36 and I have spent the last two months obsessed with Sesame Street so I am glad to put this baby to bed - figuratively speaking.

Now it's time to wrestle this one to bed - Literally!

Thanks for Reading,

Mel xo

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