Author Archives: Leigh

Magnum Temptation

Magnum Temptation

November 16, 2010

We are big fans of Magnums here at That’s Noice, remember the Magnum Gold?! Mmmm magnum.

Anyway, the Magnum folks are at it again, with the new Magnum Temptation Chocolate. If you are a chocolate fan, this is THE ultimate ice cream for you.

White chocolate and brownie pieces with swirls of chocolate sauce, in a creamy almost chocolate ice cream coated in a Belgian chocolate shell.

I am not a huge fan of that much chocolate, it was a bit too much for me. Manpet on the other hand said it was hands down THE BEST ice cream he has ever had.

Have you tried one? What did you think? For me, I think the Magnum Gold is still my fav.

Available now in supermarkets and convenience stores. $4.40 each or $7.79 for 3.

Mmmm Brains- Something noice for the china cabinet

Mmmm Brains- Something noice for the china cabinet

November 09, 2010

Have recently been looking for knick knacky type things to fill a new expdeit bookcase.

I think I have found THE perfect thing, I want one of each! What do you think, or they not your thing?

These wonderful figurines are by UK artist Jessica Harrison, check out her other pieces.

Jim’s Pancakes

Jim’s Pancakes

October 26, 2010

Who doesn’t love pancakes!? They have to be one of my fav treats. I don’t remember eating them much as a kid however.

Jim loves pancakes too, and baking THE most awesome pancakes for his daughter. They are truely amazing! Moon and ball shape are about as far as my creative skills go.

Check out more of these amazing noms at Jim’s Pancakes


Isaiah Mustafa (Old Spice Guy) Coming to Australia

October 17, 2010

Shame it is for something as boring as promoting the upcoming launch of Windows Phone 7.


Get Ready to Play-Cute NZ cat commercial

October 13, 2010

Super cute new Purina ONE tv ad, shot in NZ by an award-winning kiwi film company, starring the cutest kiwi cats, plus a soundtrack by top muso Don McGlashan who resurrected an old French nursery rhyme specifically for this commercial.

I think my cats would pass out at the excitement of it all. And Alex may drop dead after eating it all…he’s not to bright poor boy.

Mmm Pineapples

Mmm Pineapples

October 11, 2010

Fresh, delicious pineapple…MMMmmmm makes your mouth water just thinking about it! None of that that crap from a can stuff. Up until only a few years ago I didn’t realise there was THAT much of a difference in taste. If you have not tried fresh pineapple you are seriously missing out in life.

Pineapple is one of my fav fruits, love eating and drinking it. Hot or cold…I know there are a lot of people out there who can’t stand the thought of pineapple on pizza etc, I can’t think of anything better.

Food blogger I most certainly am not, but when the guys at King of Fruit Pineapples recently asked if I wanted to have a crack at cooking some stuff with their pineapples..I thought why not.

Anyway..on to my pineappley creations..something basic for those culinarily challenged folk like me.

First off was a super delicious fruit salad…can mess that up…and super yum!

Next was chicken and pineapple skewers on the BBQ, again, not rocket surgery but delish none the less.

And lastly, something a little more daring (but shhh I cheated and used crepes from a box) Ham, pineapple and cheese crepes. Think this was my fav, other than just nomming it fresh cut on it’s own.

So what is your fav Pineapple recipe? You could win yourself some cool prizes by entering the King of Fruit recipe challenge, check out their site for details..and all the other entrants recipes.

Kit-Tee Threadless

Kit-Tee Threadless

October 09, 2010

Kit- Tee Threadless

Kit-Tee – Threadless

Homemade is best- Ikea cookbook of awesome

Homemade is best- Ikea cookbook of awesome

September 25, 2010

This has to be THE best cookbook..EVER. Hardly surprising coming from Ikea though right? Not sure when, or if this will ever available in Australia..I hope so!

The Swedish cookbook Hembakat är Bäst which means homemade is best, is a collection of 30 recipes all with this wonderful styling.

The styling of the ingredients is just mind blowingly beautiful, like no other cookbook I’ve ever seen…I love it!

Photography was by Carl Kleiner.

Via craftzine

Etch A Sketch iPad cover

Etch A Sketch iPad cover

September 23, 2010

I think EVERYONE had an Etch-a-sketch as a kid..didn’t you? This has to be THE best cover you could get for your iPad!

Available here for $39US

via Holycool

Hypno kitties

Hypno kitties

September 10, 2010

Hypno kitties

macbook chopping board

macbook chopping board

September 10, 2010

want! Macbok chopping board in the shape of a unibody macbook, made from apple wood…can a cooking item get any more geeky than that!

Available here for around $60US via holycool

How to make Layered Jelly

How to make Layered Jelly

September 10, 2010

I love jelly, especially in summer (with some vodka perhaps? :P)

Spotted this idea and just love it, looking forward to trying it. Think it would look awesome in a giant cupcake mould maybe.

Watch the how to video.

How To Make Stuff – Ten Layer Jello from Rarebit Productions on Vimeo.

From Manhattan Craftroom via craftzine,

Best healthy snack..EVA!

Best healthy snack..EVA!

August 31, 2010

We have been back on the health kick at our place recently. Trying to find yummy stuff to nibble on during the day can be a challenge. I don’t mind normal rice cakes, though they aren’t too great on their own.

Spotted these in woolies the other week, and thought i’d give them a try.

Sunrice caramel rice cakes. O…MG. They are SO f’ing awesome! I have everyone at home and at work hooked on them. They taste a lot like lolly gobble bliss bombs, with a hell of a lot less calories.

They also come in Apple and cinnamon (which I HATED) and Honey, but I haven’t been able to find these in the shops yet.

Hamish McBeth pet accessories

Hamish McBeth pet accessories

August 17, 2010

We maybe a *little* kitteh biased here at That’s Noice. I’m sure you hadn’t noticed ;)

But now that we have a new babeh in the house I have been spending a little too much time (and OMG let’s not talk about the $$$) shopping for doggie stuff.

Perfect pancake recipe

Perfect pancake recipe

August 10, 2010

Mcdonald’s hotcakes…Mmmmm pancakes *insert drooling*

Ever wanted to recreate them at home? Well now you can!

I finally got around to trying this recipe on the weekend, it was very similar to my regular recipe..but some tweaking..and adding vanilla O M G they totes taste just like McDonald’s hotcakes!

Many thanks to the lovely Liss at Frills in the Hills, you should totes jump over and check out her other amazing recipes!

But..onto the pancakes..

What you’ll need….
2 cups plain flour
2 tb caster sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp bicarb soda
1 tsp salt
600ml buttermilk (i.e. one carton)
80g butter, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs

Put your buttermilk into your bowl. Then add your sifted dry ingredients and melt the butter. Beat with an electric mixer until the mix is fluffy.

Please don’t tell me you need guided instructions on how to actually cook them?

I doubled the recipe, cause my lot are pancake pigs. Serve with butter and maple syrup, although my fave pancake topping is dulche de leche (or Top N Fill)

Don’t forget to check out Frills in the Hills, she even made her own oreos!



August 09, 2010

Will admit, one of the first things I thought on our drive home with Sookie was that I couldn’t wait to paint her nails. Not being a stranger to giving pawdicures.

She looks good in OPI Absolutely



Snuggies from Iceland

Snuggies from Iceland

August 03, 2010

Hattip to Suze for sending in this bit of noice. If you have anything you reckon we could feature on That’s Noice, let us know.

Lets face it, snuggies have to be one of THE most unstylish fashion items even invented.

Well, those crazy folks from Iceland have their own snuggie, the seal pelt that seems to be a little more funky..if your into seals anyway. Though they look a bit more like penguins to me?

Might be a bit more $$ than the infommercial snuggie, from what I can work out on the site they are about $270AU. But I reckon these look perfect to stuff a kitteh or 3 in for a snuggle and some TV.

Polli-Contemporary etched jewellery

Polli-Contemporary etched jewellery

July 27, 2010

Sydney based design studio Polli has a stunning range of jewellery and home wares.

The stainless steel etched pendants are what caught my eye, so many gorgeous designs, here are a few of my favs..kitteh and bulldog of course ;)

These pendants are $44.95. Be sure to check out the other designs.


Ninjabread men

Ninjabread men

July 27, 2010

I love Fred products, they are so much fun, and really appeal to my sense of humour.

Another new product from Fred, ninjabread men *giggle*

Shame it takes a few months for the products to turn up here in Australia, I wouldn’t mind some Nomskulls too.

Passive agressive wifi- take 2

Passive agressive wifi- take 2

July 20, 2010

Funnily enough, after my last wifi message we haven’t really had a cat peeing issue. Maybe it works?!

Leaving for work yesterday, I noticed the side gate open. The gate, that can only be opened from the inside. Checked the shed and it was still locked, so just assumed the kids had left it open.

Manpet rings a few hours later, our outdoor table is gone. Our huge metal and glass table…gone.

Who the fark wanders the streets looking for outdoor furniture to steal?

Maybe we interrupted them before they had a chance to get the matching chairs. Arseholes…it must be someone nearby…how far can you get carrying a bloody table down the street?