Wednesday, November 30, 2011

double dipping

two dips, three words: yummmy, yummm, yumm!!

these pesto/pate/pile-on-toppers are sure to taste a treat on triangle shaped chips. you can whip up the snazzy corn salsa and tomato-basil and sunflower spread here. note: double dipping is a rule! go on, dress up your dunkers.

Monday, November 28, 2011

rest your head on my shoulder.

and ill take care of your worries. it was you who promised this to me. it was you who offered me courage. in my darkest hour your hear me. softly question my travels.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

for each and every one of you sweet people

a big big BIG thank you. and on that note and in the spirit of sharing i'd like to introduce you to Dawn, the talented lady who scribbled these delightful eaties. to dabble into her arty adventures you can pop over to her blog hand made love here . but stay a little longer, we're yet to taste the wine. happy thanksgiving girlies.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

oh happy day!

Today is my oh happy day! the day we get to get cake and dance around in party hats, tear open pretty packages and eat more cake. as i am officially a 20-something year old i thought the occasion called for an almost grown-up party game. won't you stay for a round of pin the crown? as the birthday girl i nominate you to go first. blindfolds on. and don't forget to spin three times...

Jessie x x

Monday, November 21, 2011

good girls and boys

this line of gleeful grins made me as cheery as an elf. happy monday my 9 till 5 friends! Xx

Saturday, November 19, 2011

happiness begins with a smile

These fortune cookie necklaces by creative Christina Kober are unbelievably whimsy and very much wise. Hand formed and folded, each cookie is stamped with a think nice thoughts message. Happiness begins with a smile, disbelief destroys the magic and never settle for anything less than butterflies are a few of my biccie barrel piccies. Your welcome to choose your own favourites here. Happy fortune friends!

it is true.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

choc chips

You thought potato chip sandwiches were a fun lunchbox treat! How about some choccie chips for a schoolyard snack?!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

put a petal in your poison

Why dry flowers when you can freeze them? Here's a how-to 101 for floral ice-cubes...

To suspend flowers in the cubes work in layers. Fill an ice tray 1/4 of the way with water and add your posies facing down before popping into the freezer. Once frozen, add more water to fill halfway and freeze again. Do this a third and final time filling to the top and returning to the freezer. Drop in your cup and drink up a daisy! Slurp.

* Be sure to pick edible blossoms such as pansies and triple check the flowers are pesticide free!

playing house

Pop was chin-wagging with his old pal Henry in the lounge, whilst Ted home from a late night movie with his girlfriend Ann slept upstairs. I'd asked Suzie twice to put down the phone and help me with the housekeeping but she pretended not to hear my calls...

I picked up this dollhouse for a penny or two the weekend before last. I should have ticking the chores of my cleaning checklist but the idea of playing house seemed too much fun! Moping floors is the worst!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

she wore a kimono and her lips were painted pink

we spent the late afternoon sat at a round table my dear great aunt and i. a spread of sweets and savouries left our elbows no choice but to flick out like those of birds on a cold morning, so we flapped our wings double dipping berries into sour cream and then once more into dark sugar. a nameless friend watched perched politely on a nearby chair. the porcelain faced doll was on loan. she belonged to a friend who had been given her as a gift back in the 50s by the old lady who owned a Chinese restaurant she use to frequent as a small girl. my aunt admired the doll so much her friend insisted she mind her for a while. isn't that darling? i wish i had remembered to take her picture before i left. sorry possums, next time.

Jessie x

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

up the street and around the corner

AHOY THERE, maties and mermaids! i had to rub my eyes at first glance of this cutsie corner cafe. how have i not noted this before?? and just a skip down the street! i think i'll be visiting little captain as soon as the sun shines bright once more! imagine, umbrellas up-sey, a glass of orange and some friendly chatter over fried green tomatoes. i'm almost considering a parrot on my shoulder (or maybe just a splash of rum in the oj!).

little captain,
353 inkerman street, st kilda

Saturday, November 5, 2011

money doesn't grow on trees,

but these fruits are golden,

and they taste as sweet as they smell.
hello dearies, how are you?? me? i've had mango brain all day! an early bird trip to the farmer's market planted the seed and from that moment onwards angus and julia have been whistling in my ear... her lips....can i have you...mmm...
you're welcome to hum with me however I must make you weary, sing-along side effects may include mumbling mango-mumbo-jumbo in your sleep! do...
Jessie x

longest day of the year

It might just be the pairing of a warm breeze and the cornflower blue sky but nevertheless today feels like the longest day of the year. I'm not at all complaining, in fact the very opposite. I seem to have been absorbed into a dreamy summer slumber and these snaps by abby try again  make me feel every shade of red and yellow and pink and...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

No, thank you!

Oh me, oh my! Its a lovelie moment when you discover a special someone that makes you gasp with glee! That's exactly what happened when I linked my way to thankyou, ok! My joy made me think of all of you whom might just like to join me in my new found blog lusting?! A whole lot of smarts and smiles and sunny brunches have gone into this blog. All you need to do is clickerty above and you'll be on your way. Until then, I'll keep singing her praises right here!!

Speak soon, oodles toodles,

Jessie x