Download | Green Thumbs


The famous painter, Claude Monet once said, ‘My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.’  And I have to agree with my buddy Claude, there’s something so satisfying about a good bout of gardening. Perhaps a bit of greenery is all you need to remind you about the simple pleasures in life and get those creative juices flowing. Our weekend has been filled with pulling weeds and gardening. My thumbs are feeling so extra green that when I tried to make some content for today’s post, leafy green goodness is all I could come up with!

Don’t worry if your thumbs aren’t feeling all that green. For those of you who might not have gotten out into the garden this weekend, here’s a bit of digital greenery to sooth your soul; guaranteed to be free of worms and dirty hands!


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WINDOW SHOP | Gift Shop Brooklyn


clutch | card holder | keyring

Stumbling across Gift Shop Brooklyn was one of those happy little events that brighten your day! The store is full of wonderful goods designed & handmade in Brooklyn, NY by designer Annie Olean Bukhman. All of the designs are pretty and practical. Each is as aesthetically appealing as that you might in a up-market designer label, only Annie’s designs are completely afforadable and a little more special as you know you are getting a product that was quite literally made with love. Hello my one stop shop for a birthday wish list!


Eat | Gluten Free Lemon, Honey & Poppyseed Cookies

GLUTEN FREE Lemon, Honey & Poppy Seed Cookies | Recipe from

Every Year in May, the Cancer Council hosts the fundraising event Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea to raise money for cancer research. This year, Erika Rax and Baked by Gemma  decided to host their own ‘virtual’ tea party to celebrate and give their support this very worthy cause. All week long Erika is sharing recipes and posts from her friends and readers who are taking part in this online morning tea. The posts she has shared so far have been mouth watering!!

Nia Neve  of Life & Co also, lent her support by hosting an awesome morning tea themed parcel swap which I participated in (look at what I received! EEE!) In keeping with this theme (and of course to add my own efforts to the cause), I thought I would share these wonderful Lemon, Honey & Poppyseed Cookies that I made to send to my swap partner.

These tasty treats are so light and tasty and, for all you celiacs out there, they are even Gluten Free! Luckily I made enough to send and to share with my housemates, because you should have seen their faces when I started packaging them up to send! No one wanted to miss out on these bad boys!

Are you guys participating in this fun (virtual) event? There is still plenty of time to contribute or make a donation and help the ladies reach their fundraising goal! 

GLUTEN FREE Lemon, Honey & Poppy Seed Cookies | Recipe from

Lemon, Honey & Poppyseed Cookies

Recipe adapted from this recipe


  • 150g of softened butter
  • 50g of brown sugar
  • 150g of honey
  • 2 Tbsp of poppyseeds
  • 2 Tbsp of grated lemon zest
  • 4 Tbsp of lemon juice
  • 175 g corn flour
  • 275 g rice flour


  1. Preheat your oven to 180 Celsius and set aside a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the honey and mix again until combined.
  3. Using a spoon, stir in the poppy seeds, lemons zest and lemon juice.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift the flour and cornflour together and gradually add to the butter mixture until it starts to come together as a dough. It will be very soft and slightly sticky.
  5. If the dough is too difficult to handle, place it in the refrigerator for 10 -15 minutes to harden slightly. Then scoop from the dough, enough dough to make 1 inch (approx) diameter balls.
  6. Place each ball onto the prepared tray and flatten down with the underside of a fork (pulling the fork across the surface to create ridges).
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until the cookies are golden and brown. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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Sunday Sessions | 04.05.14


- My new hero is 27-year-old Spanish artist, Sandra Suárez. In  “365 Masks Project” she makes, wears and photographs creative and colorful masks every day and shares them on Instagram. I am in awe of her creativity!

- In honour of the 10 year anniversary of Mean Girls, Buzzfeed asks: what if  Winnie the Pooh was actually Regina George? These strips are hilariously perfect!

- Everybody’s imaginary boyfriend Joseph Gordon-Levitt has been animated to perfection by the amazingly talented artist, Carli Ihde. I just adore her style! Don’t you think an entire short film done in this style would be incredible?

- Students, Caio Andrade, Rafael Ochoa, and Linn Livijn Wexell have produced these clever “Not Available on the App Store” stickers as a friendly reminder that the most important things in life may not be on the App Store. You can purchase the stickers from their online store or you can make your own. I am so sticking these everywhere!


Eat | Honey Butter

Eat this! Honey Butter (With cinnamon and vanilla!) YUM! |

A lot of the recipes on this blog are featured because they are favourites in our house. For example, Strawberry butter is pretty much a permanent fixture in our fridge. So much so that it’s always a little sad when we run out. Especially if we have reached the time of the year when strawberries are no longer in season.  There’s nothing worse than waking up with a taste for sweet, buttery goodness and realising your stupid selfish housemates have eaten the last of it… god-dammit you guys!

In such hours of need, I always have a back-up flavour up my sleeve. Perfect for pancake and other breakfast related emergencies, Honey Butter it is even simpler than its predecessor and can be made with pantry basics! With a softer flavour than regular honey, and with the added kick of cinnamon, your breakfast (or afternoon tea) will be dressed to impress with this clever condiment. And seriously, try it on pancakes or warm fresh bread; Trust me, one taste and this will be a new favourite in your house too!


250g of butter
1/4 cups of honey
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
Vanilla extract

1. Chop your butter into cubes and allow to soften slightly before adding to a large bowl.
2. Beat the butter with an electric mixer at low speed to start the mix, then turn up to medium and add the honey, cinnamon and a few drops of vanilla extract (optional).

3. Cream together until the mixture is smooth and creamy.

4.  Cover and leave to stand in a cool place for at least 1 hour to allow the flavours to develop. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

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