Sunday, April 20, 2014

16/52


A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.

Goodbye school holidays. This week the lads have enjoyed: another day with Grandma and Grandpa; a day spent with a good friend; a date with chocolate at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie (after back to back medical appointments - you know those necessary ones that can only be squeezed in during the holidays), and then the rest of the week at Port Fairy and surrounding towns. Holidays, you've been an absolute pleasure.
 
Madison + Noah: Saturday was spent at Hamilton, complete with a picnic lunch at the Botanic Gardens.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

FANCY PANTS [BUT, SERIOUSLY]


Today was a seriously good day. It was cold, so we got to rug up for the first time this year; it was sunny, so we were able to enjoy a picnic outdoors; it was a day where we didn't renovate, so I was able to put on something other than my work overalls and Blundstones.

I also was able to pull faces with my lads, and be a total dufus. Tops of a perfect day, if you ask me!

How did you spend this beautiful Saturday?

Kymmie wears: NAVY PEA COAT, Thrifted. LONG SLEEVED TOP, Thrifted. SINGLET, Target. JEANS, Hand me down (thanks Lindy!). BEANIE, JeansWest. BOOTS, Betts. WRAP SCARF, Pash. Earrings, Port Fairy Markets. Madison wears: DENIM SHIRT, Cotton On Kids. TEE, Milkshake by Myer. SKINNY JEANS, Pavement. SHOES, Converse.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

15/52


A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2014.

The first week of school holidays is over. The boys have enjoyed: a day with Grandma and Grandpa; an afternoon looking at sand sculptures at Frankston waterfront; a day at home baking bread and hot cross buns; a morning soap making workshop at a friend's home; The Lego Movie at our local cinema, complete with popcorn. It's been a great week.

Pictured above: The lads loved getting their hands dirty sculpting sand at Storyland.


Friday, April 11, 2014

EAT: PINEAPPLE + ALMOND BREAKFAST COUSCOUS


SERVES 4 | PREP 5 MINS COOKING TIME | VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE OPTION

Give me a breakfast like this every day, and I'm a happy girl. No plain cereal for me, thank you. I love it cooked, prepared, special. It's true, breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. It can make or break me (especially if I don't eat it). I'm the girl who eats breakfast because it's not only the most important meal of the day, but also because I just can't live without it.

But how good does this breakfast couscous look? Tastes pretty awesome, and is so quick and easy to prepare as well. (I'm thinking we might have breakfast for dinner soon, just so I can have this again.)

INGREDIENTS
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup couscous
1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple
1/2 cup diced dried apricots
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1 cup low fat yoghurt

METHOD
1 Bring pineapple juice to the boil in a small saucepan.
2 Turn off stove and place couscous over the boiling pineapple juice. Stir to combine.
3 Stand for five minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
4 Fold pineapple, apricots and almonds through couscous.

NOTE This can be made gluten free by replacing couscous with quinoa (cook according to quinoa directions). This can also be served with yoghurt and garnished with fresh mint. Add sultanas or cranberries if you so desire.

Bon appetit!

Original recipe found here.