Thursday, February 25, 2010

all the single ladies.... put your hands up.

* i saw this post on brown botton and realized that i pretty much love my girls.

pin up.

Will says i remind him of a pin up girl... so i thought i would entertain his dream.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

That love thing.

I'm not a big fan of the mushy gooshy holiday that demands you to wear pink and hearts and give over priced roses to the your loml....   But i love my hubby and so i thought i ought to wish you a happy day.

The last time i celebrated the holiday of love i was with the girls, around a camp fire, burning love letters into the dark.  This year, i'm sitting next to the only man i ever want to sit next to again : )


Thursday, February 11, 2010

Celebrity crush: Channing Tatum.

I mean look at him, I especially love the scar on his right cheek.
From "she's the man" to "GI Joe".  He's even got the coolest 
name:  what kind of name is Channing Tatum.  *drool*

happy lamingtons.

One of my favorite youtubers, CommunityChannel, with Natalie Tran, always talks about lamingtons.  Then, when running blogs this morning i heard another person talk about them... .so i googled the reciepie and i think that is what i will be doing today : )

 found this recipe for the Mini Lamingtons in the cuisine section of the Sydney Morning Heraldand I just converted it to imperial measurements and it worked really well.

1 stick soft butter, chopped
3/4 cup super fine sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 1/4 cups plain flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup milk
1 3/4 cups shredded coconut **

For the icing
2 tablespoons soft butter
3 1/4 cups icing sugar, sifted
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
4 tablespoons Dutch cocoa
5 ounces boiling water

Preheat oven to 350F.

Using an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each. Stir in combined sifted flour and baking powder alternating with milk and stir until smooth. Spoon mixture into a greased and lined square tin and bake for 25-30 minutes or until cooked when tested with a skewer. Stand in tin for 10 minutes before turning out on a wire rack to cool. Wrap in plastic wrap and store for 1 day.

For the icing

Combine all ingredients with 5 ounces boiling water and mix until smooth. This mixture will be very runny.

Cut cake into approximately 1" squares and dip each one into icing, then into coconut.

Place lamingtons on a wire rack for 1-2 hours or until dry.

Makes about 45.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Vintage love

Just like any girl, These are my ideal picture of Romance...  Being the least girly person in the world, it's funny how i managed to be the lucky one to actually get a guy that would follow these men's lead : )

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

an office upgrade.

The book shelves we have now are small and unorganized. But an office is supposed to be a place where everything you need is at your fingertips.

Flickr finds: on bookshelves.