Friday, 30 December 2011

Holidays Woo (Scrummy Sunday, Music Monday, Wardrobe Wednesday)

Sorry that I'm a bit backlogged on posts. I trust that you had a good Christmas. Here is my post for last week with everything in one!

Scrummy Sunday
Christmas recipe, courtesy of my mom.
Fat Alberts:
Graham Wafers or crackers or any other square biscuit
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cup -2 cups slivered almonds, can be raw
Butter large cookie sheet. Place as many graham crackers as you can on sheet. In small saucepan melt butter, add brown sugar and stir until bubbles. Pour hot mix over graham crackers evenly, sprinkle with nuts. Bake 375 7-10 minutes or until bubbly, don't let get too dark. remove from oven and cookie sheet almost immediately, separate to cool on wire rack.

Music Monday


Wardrobe Wednesday
Betabrand Clothing
http://www.betabrand.com/



Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Polyvore Set (Wardrobe Wednesday)

Sydney Christmas Set

Seamless tank top
$20 - modcloth.com

Kain silk top
$155 - net-a-porter.com

Skinny leg jeans
$45 - delias.com

Polka dot shoes
$58 - modcloth.com

Jeffrey Campbell travel shoes
$107 - modcloth.com

Lola Ramona vintage heels
$122 - modcloth.com

Jeffrey Campbell leather shoes
£70 - harveynichols.com

Zara pointed shoes
$90 - zara.com

Kate spade bag
$95 - katespade.com

Milly twist jewelry
$115 - saksfifthavenue.com

Twist jewelry
£22 - hannahzakari.co.uk

Cherry jewelry
£6 - littleblackcherry.co.uk

Tolani bohemian scarve
€259 - jades24.com


Animal shoes, like these polka-dot cats, are really popular in Hollywood right now. Also, keep an eye out for elastic flats. They're the projected new trend in footwear this summer. Cool, comfy and a fantastic canvas for bold, bright colours. What's not to love?

Welcome! (Wardrobe Wednesday)

Hi!
This is my first attempt at Wardrobe Wednesdays. I'll start off by mentioning an awesome clothing brand, and fellow blogspot user, WkShp.

http://wkshpclothing.blogspot.com/
I have my eye on the "ombre shutter tank", also known as "fun with flags tank" on modcloth.com, but I'm still debating the flared bottom.


Next up is a set I've been drooling over for nearly eight months now. Topshop is driving me bananas for not having those leggings in stock! They sold out so quickly!

http://www.trenddelacreme.com/2011/05/this-shit-is-bananas.html

And last, but not least, the set that inspired me to try and create my own polyvore set: The Pacific collection from Lovisa. There are some really cute shoes at Zara right now that would go well with this outfit! Unfortunately, I can't find any images of them. I guess you'll just have to imagine their glory or pop out to Sydney to see them in person.

http://www.lovisa.com.au/style-box/view/175/pacific?hash=c682a
TTFN!

Monday, 19 December 2011

Friska Viljor (Music Monday)

Gotta love Swedish indie-rock! This song reminds me of the Kooks and someone else that I just can't put my finger on...

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Cinnamon Bread (Scrummy Sunday)

Welcome to the first edition of Scrummy (scrumptious & yummy) Sunday! The plan is to post a tried and true recipe every Sunday. Keep an eye out this week for the first edition of Wardrobe Wednesday, a weekly fashion post!

Cinnamon Bread
This one is way too easy and makes perfect party food.

1 unsliced round loaf sourdough bread

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 cup sugar
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon

1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 Tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

To make Vanilla Honey Butter: Whip butter and 1/4 cup powdered sugar together until smooth; stir in honey and vanilla. Set aside. (You can use regular butter if desired)

Cut the bread lengthwise into 1/2" slices, without cutting through the bottom crust. Spread vanilla honey butter in between slices. Rotate the bread 90 degrees and slice the bread again into 1/2" pieces, without cutting through the bottom crust. Spread more vanilla honey butter in between new cuts. This doesn't need to be perfect - just make sure there is lots of butter in between all the cuts. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Generously sprinkle in between all cuts. (You may have extra butter and cinnamon sugar. It will just depend on how large your bread loaf is.)

Wrap in foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until bread is warm. Unwrap cinnamon bread and place on serving platter. Combine powdered sugar and milk - adding milk until you get the consistency desired. Drizzle icing over bread and serve immediately.

Thank you very much to http://www.plainchicken.com/2011/06/cinnamon-roll-pulls.html for the recipe. When I tried it I found the sweetness a bit overwhelming. I would recommend trying the recipe without the cup of sugar and just sprinkling it with cinnamon. Also, the bread gets very stiff the next day because it is twice baked so definitely try to finish this one off day-of!

Monday, 12 December 2011

Monday, 5 December 2011

Tinariwen (Music Monday)


I stole this song from a friend's twitter feed: http://twitter.com/#!/oreja_izquierda
100% worth subscibing to! I recommend you check it out.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Jesse Morrow (Music Monday)

Jesse Morrow is a musician from Bellingham, WA. It's like he's Canadian, but not. :D
West Coast represent!
http://www.myspace.com/thejessemorrow

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Meet the local talent! (Music Monday)

I work at a coffee shop in Sydney and have the opportunity to meet all sorts of local people, one of which happens to be a musician in local pop/rock band, Pear Shape. Slightly reminiscent of artists such as Vampire Weekend, this fruit-obsessed band produces indie-inspired songs that emulate bubbly, happy bursts of sunshine. Keep an eye out for this emerging artist as I hear rumours of a cd release early next year.





Check out Pear Shape on Myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/pear.shape

They also have a decent page on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pear-Shape/140585195989957

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Coeur de Pirate (Music Monday)

Coeur de Pirate is the stage name of Canadian recording artist BĂ©atrice Martin. Enjoy!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Timber Timbre (Music Monday)

I have been in love with this fantastic Canadian band for quite some time. Their most recent album, "Creep On Creepin' On"(2011), is nothing short of folksy genius, but don't forget to check out their self-titled album, "Timber Timbre" (2009), and their earlier albums, "Medicinals" (2007), and "Cedar Shakes" (2006), all original in their own way and definitely worth listening to.

Timber Timbre on Myspace



Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Agh! I forgot Music Monday! Here's some Hugo. (Music Monday....er Wednesday)



Sorry - not all the songs are playing in playlist mode. If you like the first song then go look up some more on youtube. :)


Argh! Sometimes it works and sometimes not. Here is a link for a stand-alone player:

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Okay I know it's not Monday but...

Here's some earcandy because I'm feeling guilty about cheating on the last post (and the Woodstock one. Old hat, right?). Enjoy!

Monday, 19 September 2011

Music Playlist (Music Monday)

True to my proposed tradition of "Music Monday" I am posting a brief contribution to the theme (even if Monday is only in session for another forty minutes).

Here is a playlist of music that I made for a friend: I hope you like it.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Free Music Downloads (Music Monday)

Welcome to my new blog. I thought I'd start off by giving you some links to free music downloads. Click on the titles to access the links. Enjoy!



"All Day" by Girl Talk
Girl Talk is mostly known for the copyright controversy surrounding his music because he mixes and samples popular songs to create brilliant new tunes. In the name of intellectual freedom Girl Talk has made the album, "All Day" available for free download on his site.


Single Dubstep Downloads (Courtesy of Dubstep Music Facebook Page)
"Every Night" (SPL Bootleg Remix) feat. Jeannine Hebb by Breakfast
"Shamone" by Diesel
"Here Comes The Drastik" by Genetix
"Drop Dem" by Genetix
"Show Me Love" (Dubstep Refix) by Mr. Vermin
"Big Dogz" by Substantial Error & Break Noise
"Lost In Deep" by Synkro
"Pumped Up Kicks" (Vaksi Remix)

Dubstep for Deepheads
19 tracks available for free download!