A MODERN DINOSAUR BIRTHDAY PARTY

/ 9.9.16

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I post my cake toppers and craft supplies all over the world. Every once in a while I get a big surprise to see where they end up!

Check out this gorgeous modern dinosaur themed birthday party created by Jacquelyn of Beijos Events for her son Court.

I loved seeing the beautiful photos on her blog and in particular how wonderful my big green brontosaurus and navy blue number 2 cake toppers looked on the cake on that beautiful sunny day.

Jacquelyn has let me share some photos here on my blog from the day. Her styling is second-to-none and you can see more details from the party on her blog.


All photos by Kelsey Albright.
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THE COLLECTOR PUMPKIN FESTIVAL 2016

/ 1.5.16

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I love autumn, pumpkins and country towns. Put those things together and you get the Collector Pumpkin Festival. This was my second year attending and it is just such a lovely day out.

I have to eat the pumpkin scones and I have to eat the pumpkin soup. This year we lined up for the soup a little late in the day and only got one cup, but it was the last one. Lucky, lucky last!

There is lots to do at the festival apart from eating including craft and food stalls, music, races and for the kids cool activities like building a scarecrow and the hay bale maze. Good old fashioned fresh air and fun.

We came home with a bag of pumpkin scones, clothes covered in hay, tomato saucy faces and hair blown sideways. 

Chunky Choc Chip Anzac biscuits recipe

/ 24.4.16

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I recently created a recipe for Jones Lang Lasalle's clients to use across their websites.

The addition of choice chips from your leftover Easter stash makes them a cross between a coconut rough and a classic ANZAC biscuit.

You can check out the recipe via Enex100's Facebook page or Wagga Marketplace's website.

DAD'S 70TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

/ 3.3.16

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We recently held a 70th birthday dinner for my Dad and 70 of his friends. The venue was the beautiful Pialligo Estate Winery with its beautiful gardens and food. We enjoyed dinner as the sun set and the kids explored the vast grounds. 

I think I was living overseas for his 60th birthday and my sister was knee deep in nappies, so this was a special milestone that we could not let pass without a celebration.  He said it was 5 hours of bliss so the goal was achieved, to make him know he is appreciated. 

He has always loved liquorice all sorts so this was the theme of his cake (by Cakes of Your Dreams) with a blue and green colour theme for the decorations (all from Spartys). My sister made the beautiful name place cards.

RECIPE: BEST EVER POTATO SALAD

/ 20.2.16

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There are some foods I will never give up and one of them is potatoes. This potato salad recipe has evolved over a few years and it is always a hit.

You will need:
  • 2kg waxy washed potatoes skin on
  • 6 eggs
  • small bunch of chives finely chopped
  • whole egg mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp seeded mustard
  • juice of half a lemon
  • greek yoghurt
  • salt and pepper
  • cornichons
  • green apple
  • a few salad leaves (optional for colour)
  • bacon (optional to add saltiness)
  1. Cut the the potatoes into large 2inch pieces and boil them until cooked.
  2. Hard boil and peel the eggs. If you run them under cold water until they are cooled they are much easier to peel. Cut them into quarters length-wise.
  3. Dice two green apples and about 12 cornichons into little pieces.
  4. Mix up the greek yoghurt, mayonnaise, wholegrain mustard, lemon juice, salt, pepper, chives to make the dressing.
  5. Put the potatoes, apple, and cornichons in a bowl add half the dressing. Carefully combine to coat the salad.
  6. Put the egg slices on top and drizzle with remaining dressing. It looks so nice to add a couple of chive flowers for colour.
  7. You can add fried bacon pieces or crunchy grilled pancetta over the top too for salty crunch. 
  8. Pulling through a few green and purple leaves adds really nice colour.



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