Apr 30, 2012

A little something

Just some pics for you to have a look at.

Havant been feeling very sociable at the moment, which is why my words on this blog are quite minimal.
These little ones make me so happy.
My friend Nikki's kids =)

Baby shower decoration inspiration 

Spoiling my soon to be born goddaughter

Something for my hubby x

Nothing like a little bit of red 

Kristy, Tash and Me
Good friends xox

Apr 20, 2012

Glitter eggs

Yeah, this post is kind of delayed. Should probably have posted it last week, but i have been a little lazy.. I guess its better late than never though, right?!

I made Glitter Easter Eggs for our Orthodox Easter. I wanted to try something different. It want easy. I had glitter everywhere in my apartment afterwards! 

Maybe this could also be something fun to do if you have some young kids? 

Here is how it went down. 

This is all you need to glitter your eggs. Pretty good considering
the result you will achieve. 

The glitter was so fine, just how I wanted it.
1. Clean eggs with paper towel
2. Rub on craft glue all over the egg - I just used my fingers
3. Roll egg in glitter to make sure its all covered.
4. Leave egg to dry on baking paper

The eggs are finished and drying. Quite simple really... 

Apr 19, 2012

Hair Wizard!

I have decided that before I go overseas I want to put hair extensions in my hair. Im so over my clip in extensions. The last thing I want to be doing every morning while gallivanting around Europe, is putting my clip in extensions. I want to be able to get up and go.

There are lots of websites on the net that I have seen that you pay for, download, and can use to see what hairstyles suit you best. I never felt like that was well spent money. It was only 2 days ago that I was whining about wanting to change my hair, and the gods heard me! They created a free app that would do just that!

Hair Wizard. Yes, that right, it is a wizard. In the truest sense, it conjures up hairstyles and boom! That hair style in on my head!

Anyhow, I know you want to see how it works, so here it is...

Here is the original pic I used of myself

And here are the looks I came up with
Red hair Milena??
I actually don't mind it!

Milena Kardashian?
This is actually my fave

This is my second fave!

California Girl Milena??

Milena Fierce??

Move over Nicky, Milena Minaj is here!!

Hmmmm, could I be the new Gaga?

Apr 16, 2012

Cupcaked out!

Happy Monday lovelies!

Can I just start by telling you that I had a great weekend! It was a busy weekend, I went Ikea, baked cupcakes, made lemon cheesecake, went out for a friends birthday, celebrated Orthodox Easter and caught up on missed episodes of Hart of Dixie.. Hmmm I would also say that after that list, that I had a successful weekend.  I got through all of that, and didn't pass out from exhaustion. Although, sitting at work today in front of the computer is making me feel a little sleepy.

We celebrated Easter at my in laws place on Sunday for lunch, and I promised my mother in law that I would bring some yummy desserts. So i made cupcakes and lemon cheesecake. More on the cheesecake in a later post.

Im so proud of the cupcakes that I made this weekend. It was my first time ever making cupcakes from scratch. I usually cheat and just buy the premixed box packs.

A while ago I came across Rosie's blog - http://sweetapolita.com/blog/, and can I just say every single recipe makes me drool a little over my keyboard! Ah who am I kidding, I drool alot! I used Rosie's recipe for Bakery Style Vanilla Cupcakes. I wont lie, I was nervous. I have never made my own mixture for cupcakes before, my palms were sweating..... I made sure I followed the recipe to the last letter. I wanted my cupcakes to be a huge success at our Easter lunch.

Here is how it all went down....
The Recipe
I like to be very precise with my measurements

See, very precise =)

One thing that should be mentioned in the Recipe is that because the
ratio of sugar to butter is so much greater, all the sugar doesn't dissolve.
Because it was my first time ever making this, I didn't know if what I was
doing was right or not. At this stage I considered throwing out the mixture and starting all over again.

This is what it looks like when you have added the sugar. Its not fluffy like
I imagined it would be. 

After adding all the flour, milk and Vanilla extract, and beating it for a
few minutes, it turned into a thick and creamy consistency. Just how I
thought it should look. The sugar had all dissolved by this stage

All my cupcakes filled. I tried to put the exact amount in each cupcake
holder, and then smoothed them down in the hope that they would
rise evenly. 

Turns out that i don't have the worlds best oven for baking. As you
can see, they did not rise evenly. It didnt bother me too much, the icing
would cover them nicely.

The icing... what can I say? It tasted delicious!

Ta-Da! The finished product =)
I must admit, they are the best cupcakes I have ever tasted.
They were a huge success at Easter lunch. 

As you can see, I tried to make each cupcake original. 

Apr 11, 2012

A weekend in Melbourne

I spent a part of my long weekend  in Melbourne.

Here are some pics.

Breakfast in Degraves Lane

Mini Cupcakes at the Little Cupcake store in Degraves Lane 
Gnocci Napolitana at Sienna Cafe on Chapel Street
Getting ready for a night out at Spice Market

Yummy Sangria at St Kilda Beach

Decided to try the Kiss Nail Dress stickers

Just one of the many cake shops at St Kilda Beach...
Check out the size of the Eclair!!!!

Apr 7, 2012


Saturday night quickie with Ricky Martin

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone!

Hope the Easter Bunny brings you lots and lots of chocolate eggs =)

Apr 4, 2012

Europe... update!

Only 108 days until our Europe trip! Woo Hoo!!!

Here is a bit of an update.

We booked the Cezanne Hotel in Cannes. It has a private beach which is pretty cool. 
Cezanne Hotel

Cezanne Private Beach

We booked the Agali Houses in Santorini. They are located in the town of Firostefani.
Agali Houses
Agali Houses - Apartment

For Ohrid in Macedonia, we booked Apartments Nela.
Nela - The Apartment

In Athens we booked the Sea View Hotel. This hotel is apparently next to all the great shopping areas and the beach. Im so excited to see Athens.
Sea View Hotel Glyfada

Barcelona has to be my favourite accommodation so far. We booked an apartment through a company called Cocoon Barcelona. Its around the corner from the famous La Rambla!
Apartment that we booked

Apartment that we booked

Are you all just a little jealous??