Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Great Gift Ideas


In Subiaco Mr Sparrow Shop has great gift ideas. Some very unique like the pop up placemat (top picture) and comfy red felt slippers.

www.mrsparrow.com.au

Michelle

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Pudding


Christmas Pudding, originally uploaded by michellechafin.

What a wonderful Christmas catching up with family. My hubby's mum makes the best Christmas pudding and Christmas cake.

Hope you all have a great start to the new year 2011!!!

Michelle

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Red Wine Jelly


Red Wine Jelly, originally uploaded by michellechafin.

This is divine!!! Red wine jelly. My sister in-law made this when we visited her in Melbourne.

I now make this every Christmas for a treat.

The recipe includes:
3 1/2 cups of red wine (I use the best wine from Margaret River)
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 pack of pectin
4 1/2 cups of sugar

Put red wine, lemon juice and pectin in a large pan and bring to boil. Then add the sugar.

Prepare your jars and place them in a tray with boiling water. Put the jelly mixture in the jars and straight into the fridge.

Serving suggestions light biscuits with cream cheese and place jelly on top. And experience the sensational taste.

Another yummy festive treat.

Michelle

Monday, December 20, 2010

Rum Balls


IMG_3847, originally uploaded by michellechafin.

A favourite festive treat. I only remembered this recipe when my sister called for the ingredients.

1 can condensed milk 395g
1 pack of milk arrowroot
2 tsp of cocoa
optional dash of rum (real is the best)
and coconut for topping.

Crush biscuits. Add cocoa and condensed milk - best to use hands to mix in. Add the rum.

Make balls and roll in coconut.

A very simple and yummy festive treat.

Michelle

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Great Finds Matt Blatt




Matt Blatt has some new arrivals which includes fake food and drinks. Beautiful furniture, handbags and jewellery.

Michelle

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Corporate Camera Bag


Camera BAG, originally uploaded by michellechafin.

I found this camera bag on A Little Sussy Blog. It was a must have...so I put it on my birthday wish and this arrived on my door step. I was very excited, it was from my beautiful girls.

I love this bag...as it's a corporate bag with components inside for your camera.
Have a look on Emera website- they showcase it.

Have a great week ahead.

Michelle

Monday, December 13, 2010

Paper Sweet Stands


Paper Sweet Stands, originally uploaded by michellechafin.

These sweet paper stands are fantastic when presenting those yummy cupcakes.

Michelle

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Beach Design



Have found a great interior designer who has an amazing style. In there out there is Carmen Darwin's website. Carmen creates a modern warm home for families.

Michelle

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Indiana Cottesloe Beach




One of my favourite restaurants is Indiana's at Cottesloe beach Western Australia. Very popular with locals and tourist, the weather is just beautiful at the moment.. sun shining perfect for enjoying the magnificent sunsets at the beach.

The whole decor in the restaurant I love!!! Once in the restaurant you feel like you are floating on the ocean....I think a few visits over summer time will be a must!

Michelle

Friday, December 3, 2010

Santa's Reindeers


Santa's Reindeers, originally uploaded by michellechafin.

The kids helped me decorate the wall - it looks great in the room!!

I bought this wall decor in a cute paper shop in Mount Hawthorn.

Have any Christmas Decorations ideas in the home please let me know!!

Michelle

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cherry Season

Cherry Season, originally uploaded by michellechafin.

It is the season! As my favourite colour is red I love this time of year. We have ordered a box of yummy cherries for Christmas as part of my decorations, desserts and eating fresh!

Wishing you all a great week.

Michelle

Friday, November 26, 2010

Yummy Yummy Caramel Fudge


Yummy Fudge, originally uploaded by michellechafin.

Ingredients
2 x 395g cans sweetened condensed milk
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
250g butter, chopped
1/3 cup liquid glucose
1/4 cup golden syrup
400g good-quality white cooking chocolate, chopped

Method
1. Grease a 3.5cm deep, 16.5cm x 26cm (base) slab pan. Line with baking paper, allowing a 2cm overhang at both long ends.

2.Place condensed milk, sugar, butter, glucose and golden syrup in a large (14-cup capacity), heatproof, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring with a balloon whisk every 2 minutes, or until mixture comes to the boil.

3. Microwave, uncovered, on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) for a further 5 to 6 minutes, stirring every minute with a wooden spoon, or until thick and golden.

4. Place bowl on a board. Stand for 2 minutes or until bubbles subside. Add white chocolate. Stir until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Pour hot fudge mixture into prepared pan. Smooth surface. Stand at room temperature for 3 hours. Refrigerate until firm. Lift out onto a board. Cut into squares.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hot Rods




Over 60 Hot Rods arrived at the beautiful Yanchep National Park.
These were my favourite!
Michelle

Monday, November 22, 2010

Welcome to the New Look Blog



I had approached April Showers Blog Design a while ago to create a new look for my blog. I hope you like the change. We are still developing some aspects of the blog so more surprises to come!!

Can you believe that Christmas is nearly here!! I like these decoration ideas from Domayne. They have a beautiful range of furniture and decoration ideas.

The white christmas tree looks great in my home - a must have purchase!!

Michelle

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Stylish Things




Yellow Diva have a great range of designer furniture. I'm always on the look out for new styles!!

Michelle

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Girls Best Friend - Linneys





OMG - Every girl must have diamonds and pearls....Linneys summer range.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Beautiful Pearls

Pearls, originally uploaded by michellechafin.

Linneys have a beautiful summer collection of pearls, diamonds and signature pieces. If you love beautiful things have a look through Linneys catalogue.

Wishing you a sensational weekend.

Michelle



Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Christmas Ideas

This picture is from Flourishing Networks Etsy. Capturing the beautiful, peaceful Bungle Bungles in Australia and creating colour to the piece.



Beautiful ideas for Christmas. These fine pieces are from the jewel seeker.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Bringing Furniture and Style to Life




Adding a touch of style, retro and french. This console adds a touch of style in the passage way and love the ice bucket below...found at ivory pearl.

1, 2 and 3 add the french and retro style as well as bringing industrial furniture to life in the home. These are found at leforge.



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