Friday Favourites: Galentines Day

Wait. Did I hear you say ‘what’s Galentine’s Day?’

 

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So now that we are all clear with what Galentine’s Day is, you can begin planning your Galentine’s Day celebration for next year. Because, having attended my first ever Galentine’s celebration, I am now convinced that this is perhaps the most awesome holiday of the year. This year, my friend Sonibon generously hosted our inaugural celebration with a delicious picnic at the park.

Friday Favourites: Haigh’s Violet Creams

A True Love of Mine: Haigh's Violet Creams

It’s been a tough couple of weeks and tonight I really feel like a little indulgence. So, as I lie on the couch writing this blog post i’m indulging in a couple of the delicious chocolates that this post is dedicated to. Haigh’s Violet Cream chocolates are my absolute favourite chocolates of all time.

Summer Loving: Lime syrup cake with blackberries

A True Love of Mine: Lime Syrup and Blackberry Cake

 

One of the greatest things about summer is all the lovely fresh fruit. Since getting hitched and grocery shopping together (regularly) for the first time, we have been trying out different grocers. One of my favourites so far is Norton St Grocer and this is where we found these luscious blackberries. They looked so glossy, plump and juicy that I thought they were begging to be made into a cake. Of course, one of my favourite cakes came to mind and I figured i’d pop them into a lime syrup cake. That way, if I screwed them up somehow, at least I knew i’d like the cake in the end.

A True Love of Mine: Lime Syrup and Blackberry Cake

Belated Friday Favourites – Quirky Pins

So I know its not actually Friday but I have a super good reason for not being able to post anything yesterday. I was away on camp this week and spent all last night in a dark room trying not to move on account of my all over muscle ache and roaring headache. Staring at a bright, back lit screen was the last thing my body was able to do. Clearly i’m getting too old for this! (quickly though, I freaking love Year 7 camp. The kids are so eager and friendly and we do some sweet activities – surfing anyone?)

Today is a quick favourites post to get me back in the loop. Also I have a sweet cupcake recipe coming up next week so if you’ve been hanging out for a new recipe, you’re in luck! But today its all about accessorising in my favourite way – quirky pins.

A True Love of Mine: Fashion - Quirky Pins

I love wearing pins like this sweet little jewelled bumble bee on the collar of my shirt or the lapel of my blazer. I think it gives my outfit a little quirky kick and makes it interesting for any students i’m boring as I chalk and talk in the classroom. I imagine a little brain here and there dozing off into day dream going something like this – blah blah blah Shakespeare blah blah beware my lord of jealousy blah blah wait. Bumblebee?? Then clearly they will be so intrigued they’ll be listening to what i’m saying. Right? Right? Maybe.

A True Love of Mine: Fashion - Quirky Pins

At the very least, it can be a subversive way of working around a restrictive dress code. Although, I must say that while the pin above is a favourite of mine, I don’t think i’d get away wearing this one at work! I’ve built up a whole trove of these babies over the years and now im making it my business to bust them out left right and centre. After all, whats the point of having nice things if you don’t use them? A resolution of mine this year is to stop letting things like these collect dust but use them as much as I can.

So how do you lovelies like to accessorise? Or what would you do if you could be bothered? Lets face it, sometimes just rolling out of bed and putting anything on is such a challenge on a Monday morning…