Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jan Photo A Day. DAY 15-20

Day 15: happiness. Hapiness to me is my lovely family and food.


Day 16: morning. I love making pancakes. We don't do it often enough. I made these in the morning, with banana and berries, and then forgot to take a pic, so I used one from my blog. Recipe link. 


Day 17: water. This pond used to be in our backyard!


Day 18: something you bought. Sunnies from Witchery.


Day 19: sweet. Passionfruit and white chocolate scone. Reminds me of when I was pregnant. Ohhh the cravings....


Day 20 : someone you love. This is my Hubby holding little G. Taken when she was about 4 months old.





Monday, January 30, 2012

Jan Photo A Day. DAY 8-14

Day 8: your sky

Day 9 : daily routine, playing or walking with Chucky.
Day 10: childhood. So many fond memories of my childhood.
Day 11: where you sleep, play, feed and change G!
Day 12: close-up. My Girls eyes. I can never capture her gorgeous green eye colour.

Day 13: in your bag.

Day 14: something your reading



Friday, January 27, 2012

Jan Photo A Day, DAY 1-7

I have been doing the Jan photo a Day Challenge, set up by Chantelle at Fat Mum Slim. I think it is a wonderful photo/community sharing idea. 

These are my first week of pics. I have been posting to my Instagram, homeempress, if anyone wants to follow, please do! I will try follow you too :D

Day 1: you

                                          Day 2: breakfast
                                        Day 3: something you adore
                                            Day 4: letterbox
                                        Day 5: something you wore
                                            Day 6: makes you smile
                                             Day 7: favourite

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Motherhood 6 Months In






Little G now sucks on her big toe?!!?


Little Georgi is 6 1/2 months old I can't believe it. Time has flown by. There are so many things that she does now. I really love the way she looks at the world. Everything is new. 

Simple things make her smile. And What. A. Smile. It floors me every time. She has the most amazing large expressive eyes; she gets them from my husband. I just adore this little girl, more and more each day.

Her personality is really coming through now. She loves people, and they love her. It sounds like a cliché, but I think I have a very special little girl. 

She loves to stand, she hasn't taken to just sitting yet. She still prefers tummy time, or standing, (with help of coarse!) She is so strong! But she has to stand, since learning this, this is the only thing she wants to do now. Not sure what to do about the sitting now....

And she loves to go out. If G is having a practically bad day, I know I can take her for a walk in the buggy, and she’ll calm down straight away.

I have been trying desperately to wean her off the dummy, with no luck. She only needs it for sleep, not all the time, but she does need it :( 

She has also taken to solids like a hungry little piggy. Honestly, she says mmmm after each spoonful of tasty puree, it is the most adorable sound ever.  

I am loving every, well almost every, moment being a mother. My little girl makes everyday worth getting up at 5.30am..... sometimes 6. 

Monday, January 23, 2012

Strawberry and Pear Bread




My favourite thing to eat at the moment is a fruit bread. I have this whole routine around my little G for the day. Whenever she naps, I run around like a mad woman trying to get things done.

I love the weekends, it means I have my husband to help out with the little one, and I can get my bake on! I almost always have a fruit bread in the freezer, if not in the fridge. I love all sorts of combinations.

Today's was Strawberry and Pear. The berry's are just starting to have that lovely berry aroma again. This is when you know summer is coming, when a strawberry tastes like a strawberry, and not just an acidic, sour nothing BLERG!


1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup oats
2 eggs
2 tablespoon yoghurt
1/3 cup vegetable oil, I used a light olive oil
2 pears, keep half aside to slice for decorating the top 
8 strawberries, keep 2 aside to slice for decorating the top

Puree pears, eggs, oil and sugar together.
Hand mix the rest of the dry ingredients in a large bowl, then add the pear mixture, with the yoghurt. Roughly chop the strawberries and add the chunks to the mix.
Pour the batter into a lined loaf tin. Add a few slices of pear and strawberries, then sprinkle with a little coconut.
Bake in a 170C oven for about 45 minutes. 

Thursday, January 12, 2012

10 Minute Make-up - Kelly Rowland Bronze / Turquoise Make-up


One of my favourite Pixiwoo Looks yet. Seriously how amazing are these girls, they make it look so easy. My lovely friend Sophie over at jemappellesophia, got me addicted to this youtube channel!!!!