December 17, 2011

cake & christmas.


this could quite possibly have been the longest week, ever. not a lot of overtime was done at work but the days just seemed to drag. this made me sad for another reason too. the weather has been GLORIOUS here in brisbane. i was stuck inside when i could have been pottering about in comfortable temperatures. cooler temps, beautiful bright blue cloudy skies and chilly evenings which call for a cardigan...IN SUMMER...IN QUEENSLAND. shouldn't say that too loudly, the humidity gods are probably going to surprise us with a scorching christmas day and make my whole day of oven use completely unbearable. bring on the trifle...which outta save my boiling ass if need be. woke this morning after being subjected to a god awful dream (think death, think family...not cool) and then an early morning boxing session which saw me throwing up in a sweaty mess 40 minutes in. again, not cool. a caramel latte from a sweet as pie coffee vendor and a market wander later, i was back in business. kate and i hit my local oppy and second hand store (totally helped cure my nausea) before stocking up on christmas day supplies and baking ingredients. white christmas and gingerbread whoopie pies were on the menu today, and with the cooler temps (but no lack of sunshine as i got totally burnt earlier on) i had an absolute blast baking up a storm! the fruits of my labour can be seen below. this was all done whilst watching the holiday and hanging washing on the line. tomorrow sees me off to the coast for a little gang get together and then monday night sees me gathering with some of my favourite ladies for a christmas feast. let's see if the whoopies & white christmas last that long. hope you're all having a lovely last weekend before christmas. loving all of your baking adventures and to all my lovelies on instagram...love! happy sunday all.



cooler temps have brought us beautiful skies.

eating so much zucchini slice, graffiti in my hood, nanna's crockery to be used for christmas lunch & what i believe 2012 will be for me.

deer in the mail (thanks kylie!), sorting my teapot collection, setting up christmas on the piano and eating festive pretzels.

billy buttons, country style recipes, weekend reading & mid week max brenner love.

market wanderings today, blue is beautiful, pastel love & a present for an 83 year old.

my find of the week...beautiful floral johnson plates in 3 sizes.

snowflakes and turquoise on pyrex? yes please!

couldn't resist more bubba clothes, johnson cake plates and that wonderful rose pattern.

white christmas & gingerbread whoopie pies with lemon cream cheese filling. yum!



15 comments:

Trudy Florence said...

Gorgeous everything. Are you seeing the gang tomorrow? Our gang? Oh I miss you all! Whatsapp me when you are all together please!
Love you!

one denim bird said...

Your photos are truly beautiful! I always enjoy reading your posts and must apologise for rarely commenting! You're a real inspiration and you make me think outside "my" square! Thanks so much!

Dee

Naughty shorts! said...

you have a gift for making everything beautiful. Your blog really is probably my very favourite read on the whole web. Love you!!

Whimsy and Juno said...

Love your pics! If you could kindly send me one of the gingerbread whoopie pies in the mail, it would be much appreciated!
xoxo Lauren

CanineThespian said...

I really love your photographs, so beautiful!

Jayne said...

What a wonderful array of photos! Your baked treats look so delicious (whoopie pies- how divine!!) and I love love love the wrapped chrissy gift for the 83 year old, how sweet of you :D

Hello Vintage said...

So many gorgeous things to look at. I am in love with those plates and the Pyrex is so bright and happy. Love all your pics. Great post.
Sherry :)

Briar {Sunday Collector} said...

Your tree on the piano is so cute!!

karlyn Jackson said...

Those Rose plates are to die for, sounds like you have a lovely week ahead...enjoy!

sue said...

Whoa - that sounds like a busy week with more to come. Your pics are delicious. Have to ask though - what are whoopie pies?

REread said...

Love the pics ... What app do you use to get the pretty frames

Cara-Mia said...

I'm so glad I follow your Instagram now, your photos are always so lovely!

Those Johnson plates are my favorite. :)

green tea and red nails said...

this might just be the prettiest thing ever.

ahhhh...

xx

Cupcake Couture said...

What a beatiful post and such amazing finds! x

(sweetlittle)librarygirl said...

Just found you and am so pleased. Gorgeous blog!. Your photos are so beautiful!