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Catception Cookies

Catception Cookies

December 08, 2014

Cat rolling pin

These laser etched rolling pins are A.MAZING! I had been eyeing them since they were first released and doing the rounds earlier this year. I was lucky enough that the awesome Rahest got me one for my birfday. I FINALLY got around to giving it a whirl.

I didn’t like my chances of getting them to like the pictures, but I was pleasantly surprised how well they turned out.

catceptioncookiesCat Cookies

They come in a huge range of designs, and you can even get them custom made with your own design.

Check them out on etsy.

Here is the recipe I used to make my Catception cookies.

Catception Cookies - Cutout Sugar Cookies
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Recipe type: Cookies
Serves: 30
  • 170g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract*
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 281g Flour (Plus some for rolling)
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • *I don't like almonds. But trust me, this just brings out the flavours.
  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
  2. Line a couple of baking sheets with baking paper.
  3. Combine butter and caster sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg, vanilla and almond and mix until combined.
  5. Gently fold in the salt, flour and baking powder until until combined.
  6. I found to give the cookies the best chance to hold their shape and their pattern, double chilling is best.
  7. Separate the dough into smallish discs and wrap in cling wrap to chill for 30mins.
  8. Once chilled roll your dough just a bit thicker than your desired thickness with a regular rolling pin then firmly roll over with your design pin
  9. Cut your cookies to your desired shape and arrange on your baking paper for baking
  10. Chill your cookies for another 30mins at least before baking
  11. Bake for 10 to 13 minutes, until the edges of the cookies just begin to brown.

Make Any Camera A WiFi Enabled Camera

Make Any Camera A WiFi Enabled Camera

September 02, 2014


No, it’s not really magic. But it’s pretty close.

WiFi enabled cameras are nothing new. Most new digital cameras now come with the feature, but what if you have an older DSLR that you wish had wifi. Well, you can. All you need is a new memory card.

Eyefi wifi memory card

EyeFi have been around for years, I’ve always wanted one but could never really justify the price. But now that I am using a MacBook Air as my main puter, the lack of card reader is really bloody annoying.

I wished I’d  coughed up the dough years ago! I spent the weekend testing out my new Eyefi, and it is amazing. I don’t know how I’ve lived without it.

So quick and easy. Install the app on your devices. It’s compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android. Take your pics, and it will automatically connect to your nearest device and upload the pictures. Fabulous for taking pics with your DSLR, within seconds you can be uploading them to facebook, instagram etc.

Slight downside is the battery usage does increase quite a lot. But I generally carry a few charged batteries, and the pros make this more than bearable for me.

EyeFi can be purchased at lots of different online and offline retailers. Just double check that your camera is compatible. There are other brands, but I’m not sure how well their apps work in comparison.


Clothes Shopping For Teen Girls

Clothes Shopping For Teen Girls

August 13, 2014

Teen girls clothing

Clothes shopping for teens and tweens can be a nightmare at times. If your girls are anything like mine they float in that limbo between the girl’s and women’s sections. Trying to find clothes that fit and more importantly are age appropriate can be a challenge. There always seem to be so many great clothes for babies and toddlers. But the older kids are often forget.

I have put together a list of stores which stock a range of dedicated teen ranges or regular stores with teen appropriate pieces.

Shopping online means there is so much more choice, including overseas brands that will ship to Australia. Shopping in their end of season sales can save us a fortune.

If you know of a store, let me know I would love to add it to the list.

Australian Teen Girl Clothing
The Iconic Free over $50
Ezibuy $9.90
Glasson Free
Witchery 8fourteen 8-14 $9.95
Next up to 16yrs Free over $30
Bardot Junior up to 16
Free over $50
Joee Tween 8-14 Free
Cotton On 10-14 Free over $50
Always young Free over $150
Justice 8-14 Free over $120
Seed 8-4 $9.90
Tivoli2morrow 7-16 Free over $50
Pavement 8-16 Free over $100
Myer Misshop $9.95 Free over $100
UK Teen Clothing Stores
New Look free over $75
US Teen Clothing Stores
Forever 21
Old Navy
American Eagle

Know any great teen girl clothing retailers we’ve missed?

Quick and Easy White Hot Chocolate at Home

Quick and Easy White Hot Chocolate at Home

July 04, 2014

Nothing better to warm your insides on a chilly winters day with a nice hot chocolate. I prefer white to milk or dark chocolate but have never been able to find a good mix for making it at home. Until now!


All you need to do is grate up your favourite white chocolate. Milky Bar is the best if you ask me ;)

1/3 fill your mug with milk and zap it in the microwave till it’s hot.

Put about 4 teaspoons of grated chocolate into the hot milk and stir till melted. At this point you can check to taste, add more chocolate as required.

Then fill your mug to the top and rezap until hot.

Top with as many white marshmallows as you can fit and enjoy!

ANZAC Biscuit Cupcakes

ANZAC Biscuit Cupcakes

April 24, 2014

ANZAC Biscuits Cupcakes

Everyone loves a good ANZAC biscuit. Especially at this time of year, with all the history and what they represent to Australia and New Zealand.

I’ll admit I’m not much of  biscuit fan, perhaps it’s the lack of frosting. Frosting makes everything better! So here is a recipe for a great cupcake that tastes just like an ANZAC biscuit with a golden syrup buttercream frosting.

ANZAC Biscuit Cupcakes Recipe

This makes approx 24 cupcakes.


  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • 250 g golden syrup
  • 6 eggs
  • 120 g sifted self-raising flour
  • 120 g rolled oats (use the quick oats)
  • 150 g fine desiccated coconut
  • 80 g sifted icing sugar


1. Preheat oven to 160°C; line 2×12 cupcake trays with papers.
2. Melt butter and golden syrup over low heat, set aside to cool slightly then beat in eggs.
3. Combine flour, oats, icing sugar and coconut in a bowl, stir in butter mixture.
4. Spoon into prepared tins and bake for 10-15 minutes, test with cake skewer.

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

This recipe from My Backing Addiction is my fav buttercream recipe. Fabulous for piping and tastes a.mazing! This will make enough to pipe big fluffy peaks on 24 cupcakes.


  • 4 sticks (453g) softened unsalted butter
  • pinch of fine grain sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract ( I used golden syrup instead for this recipe, add to taste and adjust cream for the right consistency)
  • 2 pounds (906g) sifted icing sugar
  • 4-6 tablespoons thickened cream


1. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter until fluffy add in salt. Slowly add in icing sugar, and continue creaming until well blended.
2. Add salt, vanilla, and 3 tablespoons of thickened cream . Blend on low speed until moistened. Add an additional 1 to 3 tablespoons thickened cream or milk until you reach the desired consistency. Beat at high speed until frosting is smooth and fluffy.

And as always, the best way to eat any cupcake is turn it into a frosting burger. Mmmmmm


Turn Your Instagram Pics Into Nail Art Stickers

Turn Your Instagram Pics Into Nail Art Stickers

March 13, 2014


Nailsnaps is a new app that allowing you to create custom printed nail art stickers from your Instagram pics, pretty cool no?!

Simply upload an image to the app. Then using a hand/nail stencil over your picture, decide how you want the stickers to appear. Hit print and your nail stickers are printed and shipped out to you. Easy!

They are currently seeking crowd funding via Kickstarter,

VANS X ASPCA Cat and Dog Collection

VANS X ASPCA Cat and Dog Collection

March 05, 2014

Vans have partnered with ASPCA to put together an awesome collection of kitty and dog shoes and accessories.

Vans ASPCA Kitty



These cat vans are available in Australia at Surf Stitch and ASOS

Cake Bake & Sweets Show Sydney

Cake Bake & Sweets Show Sydney

March 03, 2014


We’re looking forward to the Cake Bake and Sweets show coming up in Sydney later this month.


They have a great line up jam packed with celebrity demos, competitions, classes and interactive workshops as well as a marketplace and expo to buy baked goods, sweets and all your baking supplies.

Check out the Cake Bake and Sweets show site for more details and to buy tickets.

Handmade Silver Cat Ring

Handmade Silver Cat Ring

February 24, 2014

Check out this uber cute cat ring I bought myself for my birthday recently from Every Bear Jewel.

Have had it sitting in my favourites on Etsy, waiting for a guilt free chance to snap it up. It arrived last week, and I just love it!

They also come in a range of different animals and colours. Bunnies, bears, dogs and giraffes. Custom made to your size. CUTE!

Prices start from around $57AUD depending on the design and stone you pick.

Check them out on etsy Every Bear Jewel

Molly Mutt Pet Beds

Molly Mutt Pet Beds

January 05, 2014

Having 2 insideish dogs, we have been through our fair share of dog beds.

Most have been eaten, or peed on and ruined. I came across Molly Mutt beds about 12mths ago, and they are the perfect pet bed!

The best part of these beds is in the stuffing. Regular pet beds can be near impossible to wash. But the molly mutt bed is just stuffed with your old clothes and blankets, washing the insides is just as easy as washing the cover.

I wash mine at least once a week, and it still looks great. I have just bought a second cover, so we can rotate them so the robots last a bit longer ;) To make it even easier to keep clean, they have recently released a water proof cover to go under the regular cover. Perfect if you have a peer like me.

Molly Mutt beds come in a range of funky fabrics as well as different shapes and sizes. So there is a perfect bed for all the furry family.

Pets and Snake Bites- The symptoms and how to keep your pet safe this summer

Pets and Snake Bites- The symptoms and how to keep your pet safe this summer

November 29, 2013

5188617217_4ec27275b4With the summer just days away, dog owners are being warned to monitor their dogs and cats closely this summer, especially if they live or walk near bush land reserves. As the weather warms up snakes become a significant threat to our pets, particularly those with a strong prey drive and a highly investigative nature. According to Murdoch University’s Dr Katrin Swindells, it is often difficult to tell when a dog has been bitten.

“While some dogs (and cats) will show symptoms known as pre-paraletic signs such as periods of wobbliness, collapsing, inappropriate urination or defecation, or vomiting, others will not show any signs – and a bite site can be extremely hard to find amongst their hair,” she said.

“Your pet may not feel any pain, there may not be any swelling and they may not yelp or cry. Some pets show no initial symptoms, but can stop breathing within an hour of being bitten.”

“If you see your pet come into contact with a snake, take it to your vet immediately for assessment.”

Dr Swindells added that animals can die from paralysis caused by the venom in a venomous snake bite – so it’s important for owners to act immediately to treat the animal with anti-venom.

If your dog or cat has killed a snake, take them and the snake to your vet – so they can identify the kind of anti-venom your pet needs. But don’t kill the snake. Not only is it illegal, it puts your own safety at risk. Vets can usually run tests to learn what kind of snake has bitten your pet.

Unlike first aid training for people, pressure bandages are not recommended for pets with suspected snake bites. “Animals are most commonly bitten around their head, neck, shoulders and chest – so a pressure bandage in any of these areas would interfere with the animal’s breathing.”

The good news, according to Dr Swindells, is that survival rates are generally high, around 90% of pets expected to survive if they receive the correct treatment.

Sometimes the cost of anti-venom, which can range between $300 and $2000 depending on the type, can prevent pet owners from proceeding with treatment, so in some cases the pet is euthanased. Dr Swindells recommends pet insurance to ensure that owners can afford the cost of treatments in emergency situations.

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Here are some tips to help keep your dogs and cats safe from snake bites this summer….

  • Snake-proof your property. Many snakebites happen in backyards, particularly near bushland or in new developments where bushland is being cleared. To make your property less attractive to snakes, clear thick undergrowth and long grass around your home. Snakes are attracted to areas with rats and mice, so take steps to keep rodents away from your property. If you have bird aviaries, cave in any burrows that are formed, as snakes can use these to get into aviaries.
  • Keep your pets away from snakes. If you have a cat, try to keep them inside or in outdoor enclosures, which are becoming increasingly common. If you have a dog, try to keep them on a leash when you’re walking. If this isn’t possible, pay close attention to the area you’re walking through. Keep your dog close to you if there is long grass, you’re around lakes that have a lot of frogs, or you’re in an area known to have a lot of snakes. Pay attention if your dog starts to bark at something, or if your dog or cat starts to chase something at your home, or at a reserve.
  • Act immediately – don’t wait for symptoms. If your dog or cat has been in contact with a snake, take it to your vet to be assessed immediately. Unlike when people are bitten by snakes, your pet may not show any obvious signs of a snakebite. They might not be in pain and the bite may not be visible at all, or may look like a minor scratch. Symptoms of envenomation can take less than an hour to show, and by that time it may be too late – so get help straight away. Some envenomated animals may take 12-24 hours to show signs.
  • Watch for unusual behavior. While many snakebites can initially go undetected, your dog or cat may show some symptoms if they were bitten by a highly venomous snake. Some pets will show symptoms known as pre-paraletic signs such as periods of wobbliness, collapsing, inappropriate urination or defacation or vomiting. Get them to your vet or emergency centre immediately.
  • Try to identify the snake, but don’t kill it. If the snake is dead, take it to the vet with you to help your vet determine the right kind of anti-venom to treat your pet. If you don’t know what kind of snake may have bitten your pet, your vet can run tests. If the snake is still alive, don’t kill it. This is illegal, and puts your own safety at risk at a time when your pet needs your full attention.
  • Know basic pet first aid. The most important thing to do if your dog or cat has been bitten by a snake is to get them to a vet immediately. In some cases, your dog or cat may stop breathing before you arrive at your vet or emergency centre – so you may need to perform mouth-to-nose resuscitation on the way. Don’t use pressure bandages on your pet. While humans are often bit on their limbs, animals are usually bitten around their head, neck, shoulders and chest – so any type of pressure bandage could interfere with their breathing.
  • Be prepared for emergencies. If your dog or cat is bitten by a snake, treatments using anti-venom from your vet could be life-saving. Anti-venom can be costly, ranging from around $300 up to $2000 for each vial depending on the type. Unfortunately sometimes the costs of anti-venom mean that not all owners can afford to get the treatment their dog or cat needs – but having an emergency plan for your pet, such as pet insurance, could make all the difference.
Australian Subscription Boxes

Australian Subscription Boxes

November 03, 2013

Australian Subscription Boxes

Subscription boxes are all the rage at the moment. Everyone loves receiving a package in the mail, surprise contents adds to the fun. Subscription boxes would also make a wonderful present. Sign up and receive a box of goodies delivered to your door every month. What is not to like?

I am loving trying them out myself, so I’ve made a list of those I have come across.

Here are a list of Australian subscription boxes, or international boxes that offer shipping to Australia. If you know of any other subscription boxes, let us know in the comments so we can add them.

As with all online shopping. Always look for a coupon before purchasing.

Beauty Subscription Boxes Monthly Price
BellaBox $15
VioletBox $22.95
Her Fashion $39.95
Lust Have It from $19.95
Mirenesse Glam $19.95
Native Box $24.95
Notox Box $25
Letters from Letty from $49
Food Subscription Boxes  Monthly Price
Adgenda Selects Various boxes from beer to macarons, meat and more
Urban Locavore $49.95
Vegan Box $29.95
Littlebox Of Yum $40
Goodness Me $25
Mr Earl Tea $8.95
Red Paw Paw from $10
Harvest Box $20
Europe in a box from $48
Pet Subscription Boxes  Monthly Price
Olly’s Box $39 (Use coupon “absoluteleigh” to get 5%)
Ruv Box $35
Pawbag (Cat or Dog options) $39.95
International Subscription Boxes
Wantables  $36+$9p/h
Lip Factory $32
Pop Basic from $50
Fancy Box from $30
Nerd Block $35
Loot Crate $29.95

Know of any other great subscription boxes? Let us know so we can add them to the list!

Pyropet Kitty Candle

Pyropet Kitty Candle

October 27, 2013


Kickstarter now open

Sprinkle Nails

Sprinkle Nails

October 17, 2013

I spotted this pictures on Pink’s instagram a few weeks ago and thought ohh thats pretty cool. I want to give it a try!

Having girls can be useful sometimes, giving me an excuse and someone to play around with nails and hair stuff.

So I looked around for where I could buy…what ever these things were called. Which I discovered are caviar or micro beads. Found a few shops, but the sets they had were a little too expensive. So I turned to good ol’ eBay.

Managed to get this set of 4 colours posted from the US for $14…bargain.

For the polish I used Essie “No More Film” (purple) and Essie “Jamaica Me Crazy” (pink) which I already had but were a perfect match for the pink and purple beads.

So first up you apply your regular base coat, and then a coat of the colour and let it dry.

Paint the next coat on a little thicker. It’s easier to do one nail at a time and you’ll want to pour the beads on straight away, over a bowl to catch them would be a good idea. These little suckers will go EVERYWHERE.

Once you have poured them on and coated the nail pretty well, just gently tap down the beads to fill in any holes and clean up the edges.

Thats it!

I was surprised how well they have stuck. I’d planned to put a coat of clear on, but I think that would spoilt the effect and you probably don’t need it. Maybe just some on the ends to stop them coming off. Getting them off maybe interesting.

I don’t expect them to last too long. But I was quite happy with how they turned out, something different. Next time, i’d probably just do one accent nail.

London The 2 Legged Pittbull

London The 2 Legged Pittbull

August 21, 2013

Have you been following the story of London, the now 2 legged Pitbull?

It is a heartwarming and inspirational journey. This dog and his carers are a-mazing!

London was horribly abused and injured by previous owners, both legs shattered and left for months without treatment.  But thanks to the wonderful people at Panda Paw Rescue, this beautiful puppy has been given a second chance.

You can read more of his story  at We Are Team London. Through wonderful donations, they have been able to cover to costs of London’s medical care and now have a scholarship fund, where they are helping other dogs in need.

I love seeing pics of him in my Facebook and instagram feed every day, he always managed to make you smile. Facebook : Team London  Instagram : WeareteamLondon


Team London

Youtube Therapy

Youtube Therapy

April 14, 2013

Youtube has to be right up there as one of the bestest things on the internet, don’t you think? Who doesn’t like watching funny videos. It’s so therapeutic.

Most days I come home and make everyone gather around while I share the funny shit I have found. So now I am going to share them with you too!

(embeded videos, so you might need to click-through from your reader to see them)

How can you NOT love french cats, srsly!

This one has done the rounds this week so you’ve probably seen it. It has been seen nearly 29million times! But it’s too good not to share

Of course there is going to be a high cat/animal content.

Saved the best for last. I think this just gets funnier the more you watch it.

Seen any funny vids this week?

How To Take Better Pictures In Lowlight With Your Smartphone

How To Take Better Pictures In Lowlight With Your Smartphone

I’ve always loved taking pictures. I am not all that good at it, but I used to make a bit of an effort to get half decent pics. Trying to get good lighting, using bits of tissue and cardboard to improve dark pictures . But since the introduction of smartphones, there isn’t all that much effort these days.

My DSLR can go untouched for months, although hoping that will change after this weekend. Looking forward to going along to the Love Your Camera workshop this weekend, I may actually learn how to drive it properly.

But smartphones are easy. They are always there, and often to get that quick snap you don’t have time to go hunting for the big camera, turn it on, set up the shot. Aint nobody got time fo dat!

It’s no secret I am a bit of a crazy cat and dog lady, so they appear in 90% of my pictures. I do sometimes take pics of the kids :P

Being that they are most often in the house, which is a little dark. Getting decent pictures of them without the flash that aren’t super dark, grainy/noisy and just plain crap is a little difficult.

Hate the built in flash on phones and try to avoid it where possible, especially with the animals. It is such a harsh light and you have very little control,  hello demon eyes!

That is until I can across this fabulous idea! It is the best $5 I have spent in a long time. And have been busy blinding the family/animals with it since it arrived.

The idea of a ring flash is shine soft even light over the subject from all around the end of the lens with very little shadow. It’s best for close up macro and portrait type pictures. It is not as harsh as the phones flash and allows a lot more control. You are able to set the shot up a lot easier with the light always shining, even in a pitch black room.

What you will need for this little project is a UFO LED camping light. I got 2 on eBay posted for under $10. Also a cheap case/cover for your phone that is easily removable.

I have just attached my light to the cover with Velcro dots. Trying to get the light in the right position can be tricky, and I like that I can easily take the light of to use it for different lighting other than just as a ring flash.

Smartphone ring flash

I am lucky that my phone’s camera is bang in the middle of the back of my phone. I am sure it will work just as well with one that is off centre but may take some more fiddling to get your light attached to your case.


This is a good example of a before an after. The picture on the left taken a few months back of my yummy cupcake quiche in my dark kitchen at night with my phone, no flash. The right is a recent picture taken with the ring flash.


Best use of all though I think, is taking super spooky pictures of the cats.


I have also discovered that if held just right, I can use this on my dslr which is nifty.

Banana Cupcakes with Honey Frosting

Banana Cupcakes with Honey Frosting

February 25, 2013

Best Banana Cupcakes
I’ve had a bunch of ugly black bananas staring at me every time I opened the freezer for weeks. I’ve planned to make a banana cake but hadn’t really had the motivation.

An article from Martha popped up on my Flipboard a month ago that I filled away for later (do you use flipboard? LOVE IT! you should totes check it out) Anyway, the article, Top 10 Dessert Recipes of 2012 had a few recipes that I wanted to try. First of where these banana cupcakes, wanted to try something other than cream cheese frosting.

So here is the original recipe. The one I have used, below, features some tweaks as suggested by the commentors on the recipe. Despite the name, it seems the original yields a more muffin like cake which I wasn’t wanting.

I am glad I followed their tweaks, because these cupcakes are a.mazing! So light and fluffy. I’d have to say these are the best cupcakes I have ever made!


  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups mashed bananas (about 4 ripe bananas), plus 1 whole banana, for garnish (optional)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Honey-Cinnamon Frosting

  • 1 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a standard cupcake pan with paper liners.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar.
  4. Separate eggs.
  5. Beat the bananas and egg yolks into the butter, mix well.
  6. Beat the egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  7. Mix 1/3 of the whites with the wet mix.
  8. Fold the wet mix into the dry until mostly mixed.
  9. Then gently fold in the last 2/3 of the egg whites.
  10. Spoon into the cups, and bake for 15-20 mins.


  1. In a medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat confectioners’ sugar, unsalted butter, honey, and ground cinnamon until smooth, 4 to 5 minutes.
Caramel Cornflake Cookies

Caramel Cornflake Cookies

January 23, 2013


Looking to make an effort, get out and try new things this year (it’s only January, I am sure the urge will pass) One thing I’d like to do is bake more.

Just before Christmas I was craving cornflake cookies. I used to love those things. Haven’t had one in years (didn’t Woolies used to make them?) Anyway, found this recipe  and I am at the shop looking at the sultanas, raisins and currants. What the hell is the difference between those things?! Standing in the baking isle trying to Google, I gave up and thought screw it we’ll just add chocolate chips.

I am not a huge fan of regular chocolate, so I grabbed some white ones. Spotted the caramel bits, thought why the hell not, we’ll add those too. But damn those things are expensive aren’t they?

I have lost count of how many batches of these we have made since Christmas. They would have to be the best cookies ever. And so easy to make, even the kids have made themselves a batch when they have had friends over. I’ve had a few people ask for the recipe. So, here it is.

Caramel Cornflake Cookies Recipe


  • 250g softened butter
  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups Cornflakes
  • Toss in a bunch of caramel and white choc bits..shh no one will know, go on throw in some more!


  • Preheat oven 170°C fan forced and line 2 trays with baking paper or cookie mats (love my cookie mats!)
  • Cream together sugar, butter and vanilla until pale and creamy.
  • Add eggs 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition until combined.
  • Mix in your flour, choc bits and smashed cornflakes until just combined.
  • Use your hands to roll a tablespoon of mixture into balls. Roll in the smashed cornflakes and place on the baking tray.
  • Eat the batter that has unfortunately stuck to your fingers.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until golden. Cool on tray for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Apparently you can store them for up to 5 days in an airtight container. Pfft, as if they will last that long!




November 23, 2012

Checkout other’s currently posts, Rah , ScartletWords idea from Sometimes Sweet


Love this time of year, some of my favourite shows are on. The Walking Dead, American Horror story. LOVE them and getting right into it. Everyone at work is watching, and we discuss the story line the next day You must watch if you haven’t already. Have started watching 666 Park Avenue. It’s not awesome, but still an enjoyable watch and I do like Rachael Taylor. Apparently its been cancelled. So I guess I’ll stop watching that :(

I also like Revenge, we have only watched a few episodes of this season. So will probably do a catch up on those over the holidays.

Not sure what I am going to watch when all my favourites go on holidays over the Christmas break, we don’t really watch any regular TV these days.


Birdy Skinny love, some skinny love, a bit of Taylor swift and then some more skinny love. OMG If I hear that song one.more.TIME, I will stab a bitch!

Ms9 has had singing lessons all year. We tried the team sport thing and she just isn’t into it. So thought this would be great for her (and her singing was a little painful, so it was for selfish reasons as well) They had their end of year performance coming up and shed been chosen to do a solo of Skinny Love. Takes after her mother and she left it till last-minute to really practise. So we had her practising pretty much every waking moment. Skinny Love regular and acoustic were played on loop along with other songs they were performing constantly while she was doing homework, chores of just faffing about. I bet the cats and dogs could do a pretty good rendition of it too now.

It was her first time singing alone in front of people. I was so proud she did a fantastic job. I was a good parent (unlike others) and didn’t take pics or video. So will have to wait for the DVD to come out.


I have a Hunger Games hangover. I’d seen all the hype, but didn’t really think it would be my thing. I had seen the movie and didn’t mind it. I think it was after I saw Suger say she read it and loved it so much I thought I would give it a go. I ended up devouring all 3 books in about 4 days. They were SO good. Then spent the next week in that haze where you aren’t sure what is reality and what is fiction. Now I’m trouble finding the next something to read because I’m scared nothing will be as good so I’m not game to start anything.

Any suggestions appreciated?

I have also just started reading Tim Ferriss’s new book The 4-Hour Chef. Not far enough in to have an opinion yet, but really like him and his earlier books. So we’ll see.


Hmm, too much for a start. Always my problem I am a chronic over thinker to the point I think my head may explode.

Thinking about Christmas, how much I bloody hate it and all the commercial shit. I do really enjoy buying stuff for the kids though, and spoiling them just a little. But the over thinking perfectionist kicks in and I can’t decide what to get, it has to be awesome and bestest and I just end up going round in circles and stressing and freaking out.

I have also been thinking lately, about thinking. Can you really change the way you think, your beliefs, your internal voice …do you think? Those things you have though and told yourself for so long they are deeply ingrained. Are you stuck with them, or is it really possible to change them.

Have always thought the think happy thoughts, be kind to yourself was a bit of wanky crap. Maybe this is where a lot of my problems lie?

My internal voice is a fucking bitch most of the time.  She certainly needs an attitude adjustment.


The thought that its only about a month until some time off. Haven’t had any since Christmas time last year and I am REALLY looking forward to it.

Following Panda Paw Rescue on Facebook. I have posted a little about Amanda and some of her work before. This woman is truly a.mazing! She takes in special needs rescues that no one else will  touch, gets them the help that they need and rehomes them and she has just recently won her battle with cancer! London is just one of the many dogs she has helped.

Every day her posts make my heart swell. You must check her out. It’s nice to get a reminder that there are some super beautiful amazing people out there doing good stuff.

Making me happy

I checked out for a while. The last 18mths have been tough. And I felt like I sat back a lot and just watched everyone else living life because it seemed easier. I have always been very shy and maybe a little anti social.  But I avoided going out, talking to people even more. I didn’t feel like putting on the happy, everything is great front. Or feared that if I started talking, all the messed up weird shit that had taken over my brain would spew out.

But it didn’t make it easier. Shit got pretty damn lonely. I missed some great friends and I missed some awesome opportunities. LIfe is too short to be worrying about what people think of you.

So making an effort to try and break out of the rut, online and IRL. Want to be my friend?

So, what have you been up to? How are you? Share your own currently post, or in the comments below.

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