August 16, 2017

Dole Whip Smoothie Bowl

 
That picture of goodness right there is a Dole Whip Smoothie Bowl.  Authentic Dole Whip is a creamy pineapple frozen soft serve treat which is only made and served at two places in the world - Disneyland and the Dole Plantation in Hawaii.  And we've been craving it big time since we got home.  A bit like the 11 secret herbs and spices, no one knows the exact Dole Whip recipe but there are heaps of versions out there.  This is my healthy take on this delicious, iconic treat.

May 3, 2017

Crosley Coupe Turntable Review

 
Everything old is new again!  So so true!  And this retro loving girl right here quite literally squealed with delight when I saw that Crosley Radio were releasing a range of retro style turntables.  I just about died and went to 1950's heaven!

April 5, 2017

Salmon and Zucchini Noodles

 
I've been exploring my KitchenAid Artisan Mixer a lot lately.  Up until now I have only ever used it as a cake mixer (Ssshhh!  I knoooow!  So bad!) but these beautiful machines are actually capable of so so much more than mixing and with a few handy attachments you can do away with loads of your other bulky and cluttered kitchen equipment!  The first attachment that I've added to my stash is the KitchenAid Spiralizer which I used to make this delicious and very easy Salmon and Zucchini Noodle dish.

Easter Basket Fillers

 
Each year our Easter weekend coincides with the start of our school holidays.  As well as a little chocolate treat from the Easter Bunny, I like to give our girls a small basket of goodies to kick off the holidays.  Most of the items are practical things they actually needed anyway given under the guise of "Easter gifts" - winter sleepwear, socks and gumboots, with a couple of inexpensive treats thrown in as well.  Here are some of the cute things I came across which would make great gifts this Easter.

March 6, 2017

The Flying Without Fear

 
Hello.  My name is Penny and I am recovering from a fear of flying.

March 4, 2017

CocoChoc Smoothie


Y'all know that I love me a daily smoothie.  But I've never really dabbled with anything outside of the green variety.  Until now!  I don't mean to blow my own trumpet but this smoothie is 5 star, family approved, sensational!  I can only liken it to drinking an icy cold liquid chocolate lamington!  And it's 6 simple ingredients are all wholefoods which make this sweet treat actually good for you!  Sooooo good!  H2Coco's new COCOCHOC premium cocoa blend coconut water is the base liquid to this chocolatey goodness and is absolute delish!  Check out the recipe below.  Enjoy x
 

February 13, 2017

Girlie Pretty Party

 
Our little Maisie Boo turned 4 at the very beginning of January and we finally got round to celebrating her birthday in the second weekend of February.  I'm sure most December and January babies (I'm one too!) can relate to the agonizing wait as a kid for your birthday party until your friends are all back from their summer holidays.  Last year Maisie didn't even have a party - we took her to Rainbows End and told her that was her party.  She thought it was awesome!  No such luck this year - she completely understands about birthdays and she wanted her special day.  Fair enough too!  The theme was almost Doc McStuffins but she caught a glimpse inside my party supply cupboard and decided on a pretty party instead.

December 15, 2016

Christmas Charity Support 2016


Unsure what to give the person who has everything?  Want to give back this Christmas and make a contribution to society?  Or want to teach your children that Christmas is a time of giving?  Below are four charity organizations that have made their Christmas appeals known to me and I thought I would share with my lovely readers.