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DIY Inspiration – Rose Quartz

December 16, 2015

diys-to-try-rose-quartzRose Quartz is such a delicious shade of pink, it’s so pretty I think. I found some DIYs, well recipes that remind me of this special rock that I’d like to share with you today. Click on the recipe link to take you to the blogs for further reading.

Homemade Pink Lemonade find over at The Cooking Bride

Bubblegum Surprise Cupcakes by A Little Zaftig

Pink Rock Candy Fudge recipe available from Kleinworth & Co.

DIY Perfect Pink Macarons by Project Wedding

Feeling hungry now? I am 🙂

If you like this post and can’t get enough of this gorgeous shade of pink and mesmerising mineral, see yesterdays post on Etsy Finds – Rose Quartz.

Claire

Link Love – Coffee

October 2, 2015

latte artI planned on doing a post on growing Coffee arabica as a houseplant, but unfortunately it is yet another plant that has become an environmental weed around these parts.   Read more…

Happy Beans!

April 12, 2015

happy beans jelly beansHappy Beans! The motto says “be happy: eat something amazing every day” – and these are amazingly yummy! I received 4 flavours as a gift: Cranberry and Apple, Passionfruit, Lemonade and Vanilla … and they are all delicious. Taste just like the real thing with no weird aftertaste since they have no artificial colours or flavours. Gluten & gelatine free too.

happy beansSweetly packaged in plastic test tubes, with a smiley face lid (how cute!), apparently there is also a test tube holder to re-use them and make into a ‘vase’, although the gift giver told me that they weren’t in stock just at the moment. (I might make one) You can purchase these from Target at Pacific Fair on the Gold Coast or online from www.happylab.com.au  and from perusing their website also from a couple of shops in Sydney and Melbourne.

There’s a large flavour range of happy beans, including sours and gift packs, plus other gourmet treats like gummies, nougat and chocolate couture goodies also available! YUM!

Stevia Chandelier

February 5, 2015

stevia herb fresh dryingStevia Chandelier.  I was trimming my Stevia herb plant and needed somewhere to hang the stems to dry upside down for use later, so I used one of those multi-peg star hangers. It looked so quaint, I had to snap a photo of it.  This could work for any herbs that require air drying, they’re not just good for socks and jocks (that’s underwear for non-Aussies!) This could possibly even work for a cute country wedding with flowers and ribbons…

stevia herb fresh drying leavesNow is the best time to harvest as this plant has just come into flower and this is when the stevioside (the stuff that makes stevia sweet) is at its highest. I’ll air dry the stems for a few days and then seal the individual leaves in an airtight jar. I enjoy a nice cuppa by brewing a rooibos tea with a cinnamon stick and adding a couple of Stevia leaves…

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