Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fork This 43 - The Maine Gift

This week we received a care package from a friend in the States. Our first international housewarming gift. Check out what we got :)


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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Finally Being Creative - Bridal Shower Gift

This weekend I attended my work colleague Megan's bridal shower/kitchen tea. Traditionally for events like these you are ment to give the bride 'to be' a gift for her kitchen... These days most people already live out of home and have collect there household items and i didn't want to be the person who gave her ANOTHER set of tea towels.

I wanted to do something a bit different and creative. (FINALLY I've made something this year!!!)

So i made up a 'Hen's Night Kit'.

I made a set of badges for her and her friends to wear out to there night of girly fun. The set included a bunch of badges for all her friends to wear with informed everyone that they are apart of 'Megan's Buckette Party' and then Megan herself received three badges... A 'Bride To Be', 'Megan & Matt Forever' and '5th May 2012' (There wedding date) badge. The 'Bride To Be' badge was made a little more fancy with a cute ruffled ribbon around it AND i also made and extra 'Bride To Be' badge into a ring.

All the badges were designed to match the theme on her hen's party invitation and I think the whole kit came out looking pretty awesome.

I oragamied (I dont know if thats a real word) up some gift boxes and made a cute little card too. The ruffled badge was the decoration for the card and the rest of the goodies were tucked away inside.

It was something nice and different which i think showed the amount of time and thoughts i put into her gift. Plus i think she really liked it.


I was wearing this hat which i created... It was bloody cold and BJ put on my head to warm me up. :)

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Fork This 42 - Homemade Chips

On this weeks episode of Fork This BJ and I made homemade chips using this crazy little Japanese thing I found on ebay.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Two Months

This week marks two months that BJ and I have been in our house. I think we've surprised a lot of people (especially our families) with how easily we've dealt with this huge change.

We both love it! It feels like we've been living like this for ages. Feels like home.

I think people expect us to have struggled with it. Had days where we've been homesick or mopey. But that hasn't been the case at all.

We've just been happy!

Happy to come home every night and cook dinner together while Cooper watches. Happy to snuggle up on our couch and watch TV. Happy to clean dishes, do gardening and wash clothes.

I wouldn't change my life right now, for anything in the world.


Here are some pics for our last two months

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 Left to Right: First photo at our house, Packing the essentials, First piece of mail, BJ answers our home phone for the first time, BJ vs the wasps nest, Cooper sun baking, Ice cream adventure, Cooper meets Gnome Swanson, Our couch finally arrived, BJ made me valentines cookies, Our second Third fridge, our fourth fridge (yes we went through 3 fridges in less then a month-That story will be told one day), Cooper sleeping (again), Chilling out watching Wipeout, BJ tends to his chilli's, Our housewarming brochures, Us.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Fork This 41 - I Announce This Cake...

This weeks Fork This I attempted to not only make my first batch of homemade ice cream but my first ice cream cake. I'm soo happy with the final result even after a few hiccups along the way.

Watch and see what the family thinks of my ice cream cake.

Fork This 41 - I Announce This Cake... from BJ Carter on Vimeo.

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fork This 40 - Taco Night with Tom Selleck

On this weeks episode of Fork This I made tacos for the first time since we've been in our new house. Taco's are a fav in our house and we all like to eating them... Even Cooper.

Fork This 40 - It's Taco Night In Melbourne! from BJ Carter on Vimeo.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Mutilated Lips 8 - The End

The last of the Mutilated Lips series. I hope you enjoyed this weird little adventure into my mind.

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