Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Work Day Weekly Wears

So I quite like these pics cause I look a bit younger in them, ha ha. Think it's the high pony...Yessss.

I really love this outfit cause it's kinda fun and comfy and I really enjoy mixing up my colours. 

Earlier this year my awesome mum shouted me and my sister a trip to the Philippines and Hong Hong for our cousins wedding!!! how cool is that. But no....... it wasn't cool...... it was hot!!!!!!

We knew it would be so I went and grabbed myself a couple of really light weight tops that would be good for travel and the humid conditions.

I really quite like the colour mustard but it does not suit me that well, but it was only $5.00!!!! and i just loved it. So when when I wear it I usually put a bright coloured scarf with it to lift it.

This scarf is another fave and I got it on the same trip but in Hong Kong. I like a bit of leopard print and a bit of fluro and this scarf combines the two!!!!

Top: Cotton on
Scarf: Hong Kong
Shoes: Shoe Connection
Jeans: Just Jeans

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Rainbow Party (part three)

Months ago I decided a Rainbow themed Party was the go for my daughters 1st birthday.
With that sorted, I started to think about what food I would like to have!

It was fun researching food ideas for rainbow parties and seeing what others had done. Pinterest was where it was at! So many fantastic ideas.
My husband thought I was a little obsessed, but hey, when have I ever got to host a 1st birthday party, let alone my own daughters!!!! He got over that when it came to party time and got to eat all the yummy food I'd prepared.

The party was a shared BBQ lunch followed by a Rainbow afternoon tea which was done by yours truly. It was a flippin mission doing it all, but luckily I had my sisters to watch my daughter so I spent most of the day prior to the party frantically baking! We got there in the end.

Check out the Rainbow spread and enjoy :)
Much love,

Truffles were made by my sister in law and they were to die for!!!!
Fruit kebabs with pinapple, green and red grapes and strawberries.
 Vanilla cupcakes iced with butter cream icing and coloured with food colouring gels.
 Bowls of Cadbury drops, Pebbles and Skittles
 Cake pops using my trusty chocolate cake recipe (found here), iced in white chocolate and coloured with food colouring and finished off with hundreds and thousands.
Rainbow Jelly in cups (Let's not get into how hard that was)
 The cake!
 That moment, when you cut into it and you find that it actually worked! A beautiful Butter cake made up of 6 layers using food colouring gels, iced with cream cheese icing between the layers and covered with lemon icing.
Me with my creation.
The birthday girls seal of approval :)

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Rainbow Party (part two)

About two weeks prior to the party I started checking the weather forecast like a mad woman. It obviously kept changing by the day. But I was faithful and was praying my heart out for a sunny Hawkes Bay day, which is exactly what we got!

I'd always pictured the party to be outside in the sunshine, embracing the start of our amazing summer! It was so perfect!

We have a pretty blank canvas back yard. Both Jono and I are not avid gardeners, but we sure do grow some sweet weeds :) It's ideal for hosting bbq's and get togethers as there is nothing but grass, which means we can add our own touches and it looks like a new place!

Have a look at the decorations we chose to turn our yard into the party zone.
Much love,

 Rainbow bunting made by Jono. Each triangle represented a month of our daughter's life.
 Fabric covered balloons all in rainbow formation. I was annoyed they didn't stand up straight and then Jono informed me I needed the things below. Lame. But they still looked cool and Mim has since claimed the fabric for her own DIY.

 Drink station, complete with mini milk bottles filled with punch and chevron paper straws in rainbow colours.

 Giant Jenga was a hit. This is when it was being used as it was created. About an hour later these guys were using them as a jumps on their scooters!
 A cosy tent shelting everyone from the hot hawkes bay sun. You can purchase these tents here.
 6 empty glass jars filled with a colour of the rainbow each and white flowers. Looked perfect on the table.
About our girl.
 The Rainbow afternoon tea in all it's rainbow glory. 
Come back tomorrow for the final part of this party madness, the food!

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Rainbow Party (part one)

My baby girl turned 1 on the 25 October 2013. I'm still coming round to the idea of having a one year old in my house! She is such a cool kid with a great personality, she loves to dance, has the cutest smile, hates sleep but is the happiest kid on the block. We love her sooo much!

It's amazing to see her development in 1 short year on this earth. Starting out at just 5lb 4oz, induced 3 weeks early due to stupid pregnancy induced hyper tension. She is doing everything she should be and with a cheeky smile on her face :)

We decided to do her Birthday party posts in 3 installments as her party had too many great things to show in one post!

Today I'd love to introduce to you our BIG one year old in her cute as outfit (which if I'm honest, was picked out months ago!)

Enjoy and be back here to tomorrow to see part 2 :)
Much love,


Tutu: Postie Plus
Singlet: Cotton on Kids
Socks: Pumpkin Patch
Shoes: Charlie and Me
Headband: Cotton on Kids
Bracelets: Cotton on Kids

Monday, 4 November 2013