October 25, 2014

WEEKEND BREAKFAST | VANILLA FRENCH TOAST



There is something incredibly satisfying with cooking up a delicious breakfast on the weekend and eating it across the table (or in bed) with a loved one while you’re both still wrapped up in your pyjamas. This weekend I decided to have my go at making a yummy vanilla french toast and it turned out surprisingly well.  I really enjoyed the taste of vanilla and cinnamon just to make it a little bit different and extra flavoursome. So without further ado… 

Ingredients:
2 eggs
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract 
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp butter 
- 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 5 slices of bread 

Instructions: 
1. Whisk all ingredients (except for the butter) in a medium sized bowl. 
2. Melt the butter in a pan over medium-high heat. 
3. Dip bread slices in the mixture and brown each side in the pan. 
4. Serve with any condiments you desire (My favourite is maple syrup!) 


Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend and happy eating! 









October 15, 2014

WEDNESDAY WISHLIST: SUMMER HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS

Hat: ASOS
Shoes: Witchery
Bag: Portmans
Watch: Daniel Wellington 
Diary: Kikki K 
Dress: Sportsgirl 
Admittedly I am getting a tad ahead of myself by finding my ‘Summer’ holiday essentials, but the weather in Sydney last week was so warm and so heavenly that Daniel and I pulled out our swimmers, made some frozen smoothies and spent the weekend lying by the pool in pure bliss! Oh yeah! Naturally as a cruel twist of fate the weather has taken a turn for the worst. As attractive as the above outfit may be I am currently typing this wrapped in not one, not two, but three jumpers and my old faithful uggboots. Yeah I’m looking smokin’. Rain, rain go away, come again another day? 

 My favourite piece has to be the Daniel Wellington watch. I actually spent over an hour looking at the #danielwellington on Instagram the other day… I know, productive-shmuctive. One day I plan on buying one, but until then I will just keep stalking everyone else. Go on, admit it I know you stalk on Instagram too! 

Whats your favourite piece? 

How are you holding up with the weather at the moment? 





October 13, 2014

JUST TO SAY THANK YOU | GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

I have recently been blown away by so much love and support from our little blogging community so I decided its time to give something back - and if its a pretty packaged MAC blush then thats even better, right? Also its Monday and I’ll do whatever I can to improve your dreaded Monday! 

Lets just keep this simple shall we? 
- open internationally. 
- ends 24/10/2014. 
- 1x powder MAC blush (colour of your choosing, as long as its available in AUS)
- 1 x winner will be drawn and will have 48hrs to reply to my email to claim price. 
- no giveaway blogs or accounts.
- cheaters will be disqualified. 
- if you’re under the age of 18 please have permission from a guardian prior to entering. 



WOOHOO! GOOOOODLUCK! 






October 12, 2014

SUNDAY SMILES #15


Can you believe the last time I wrote for my ‘Sunday Smiles’ series was at the very beginning of August!? Madness. Thankfully I can promise you that I have smiled in the couple of months, especially this past week and here’s why:

1. Oscar’s personality is starting to shine through: The cheeky thing isn’t just an ‘eating and pooping machine’ after all. phew. If you missed meeting him, check out the man here.

2. Putting life into perspective: Warning, this is a bit of a tear jerker but after watching this I really started to realise how valuable life is, and feel blessed for every moment. A must see. 

3. Filming a video for Youtube: My best friend came over and we filmed two videos - I honestly don’t know if they’ll ever surface from my memory card because it is just a whoooole lot of ridiculous, but it was really fun. Let’s just say there’s a reason I’m a blogger… haha! 

4. Finding new apps: Okay, if you grew up with a tamagotchi then I am about to blow your mind. I found this app called ‘Hatchi’ and it is really addictive. You do have to pay for it, but it brings back childhood memories and I love it!

5. Having a Giveaway: I know this sounds ridiculous but I am having my first proper giveaway for DearYouLoveEm just for all you lovely people who comment and tweet me. I just really like you and I think it’s time I take what we have to another level wiiink. It starts tomorrow so get excited! 

What has made you smile this week? 

Let me know! 

October 7, 2014

SYDNEY ADVENTURES : THE GROUNDS OF ALEXANDRIA









Hidden amidst the industrial section of Alexandria in Sydney’s inner East is where you’ll find the tastiest coffee, delicious food and inspiring atmosphere. Honestly, this place goes beyond a cafe. As you wait for a seat to be available they give you a buzzer and let you roam around the grounds, admiring the cute little bakery stores, flower markets and lets not forget a barn yard with the famous pig ‘Kevin Bacon’. Is it weird to say they make waiting… fun? Unheard of! 

My blogging chummy Hannah recently went here and her photos were so inspiring I just had to check out what all the fuss was and I wasn’t disappointed. I am a firm believer that a picture says a thousand words so I’ll leave it here, but feel free to scroll  back up and try not to drool too much. 

I hope you’re all having a lovely week!

Where is your favourite cafe?