Monday, July 25, 2011

French Toast

I have been a university student for the past three and a half years next week I am about to start my very last semester. 

I have loved my time at university and I almost cannot believe it will be over so soon. 

While I will certainly not miss the assignments, deadlines, exams or the commute.

I will miss the mid-week sleep ins. The days when I can wake up whenever I like and if I choose

 ...spend the morning making french toast. 

French Toast

4 pieces of soft white bread
2 eggs
4 tablespoons of whole milk
1 teaspoon of caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla essence 
A knob of butter

& Pure Maple Syrup
{to serve}

Whisk eggs with milk, sugar and vanilla.

Place the slices of bread in a dish and pour over egg mixture.

Heat a little of the butter in a fry pan over a medium heat. 

Cook the bread slices for 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. 

Dust with Icing sugar and cut into triangles. 

Serves 2

Note - if you are making a large batch, the french toast can be kept warm in the oven.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Happy Friday

When I was choosing my SLR I was adamant that I only wanted one that would help me take beautiful photos and I wasn't interested in using it for video.

 However, I have recently been inspired by some simply beautiful videos I have found online, including this amazing one by Tiger in a Jar.
It is inspiring me to get creative in the kitchen this weekend. 

What are your plans for the next two days? 

I hope you enjoy them. 

Monday, July 11, 2011

Anniversary Gifts

Today is the anniversary of our wedding....

It is two years today since I walked down the isle to meet my darling boy and we promised, with the LORD as our strength, to love each other forever.

I was twenty when we got married, and plenty of people told me I was crazy, and far too young. But, I can honestly say so far it has been the best decisions I have ever made.  
The boy and I  have so much fun together and I don't know how exactly, but I feel like I love him more everyday. 

Anyway to celebrate the occasion I gave him a shovel (not so romantic, but I promise it is what he wanted). And he gave me a weeks accommodation in Paris for our trip in November (we are going to splurge on a lovely lil apartment, close to the Louvre).

However I also received this other delightful gift. Amy finished working on my amazing new web page. Isn't it gorgeous? She is incredible, and I am so happy with it. 
Thank you gorgeous girl.

And thank you darling boy... for the most wonderful two years as your wife.

I look forward to many more.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sugar & Spoon Events

 Do you remember how I told you about my sister-in-law, the one who I made a wedding cake for...  well that was about nine months ago.

And...  you guessed it now she and her lovely husband are having a baby. 

Last weekend was the baby shower and it was the first event to be put together by Sugar & Spoon, a collaboration between myself and Amy from Oh My

I only managed to snap a few pics, between assembling cucumber sandwiches and making pots of french earl grey tea. But it really was a beautiful day. 

And I just hope they had as much fun as we did.

If you are interested in hiring the services of Sugar & Spoon Events
please contact 

Sunday, July 3, 2011

New Site Coming Soon.

I have some exciting news, the gorgeous Amy from Oh My is in the process of creating me a lovely new page. It will be up and running shortly.

However even more exciting is the fact that Amy and I have collaborated to create Sugar & Spoon Events. 

The idea is that soon we will be getting busy creating stylish and delicious parties for some of our delightful friends and followers. 

We hosted our first baby shower this weekend and it was a lots of fun.  I will post some photos soon, however I just couldn't resist showing you the stunning business cards Amy created.

Aren't they beautiful! I'm telling you, that girl is clever.