Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sweets For My Sweet :: Immigration Museum Event

It was my absolute privilege to attend a preview night last week at the Immigration Museum. It was an event that was close to my heart, well actually more close to my taste buds.

Mel and l got a cheeky peak of the exhibition “Sweets” – Tastes and Traditions from many cultures. The “Sweets” event is part of the upcoming Melbourne Food and Wine Festival that will be held in March.

In a nutshell – or should l say in a cannoli shell “Sweets” is an event that showcases sweet tastes and traditions from an assortment of cultures such as Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mauritian and Turkey. At the "Sweets" exhibition you’ll get to discover how each sweet treat is lovingly made by women in the community, what tools they use, ingredients and what special role they place in that particular culture's traditions, such as family celebrations, important rituals and cultural holiday events.

Once we got all the nitty gritty history out of the way on the night it was straight into trying a beautiful array of tasty and petite sweet treats. From baklava to mochi we tried it all, but my personal favourite, which l had no previous knowledge about what-so-ever were the Mauritian sweets, which really impressed me.

My personal favourites were the Mauritian petite pink biscuits {Napolitain}. They had perfectly smooth icing and inside was buttery biscuit goodness with a hint of jam. Other Maurtian treats included the green and pink coconut bites {Gateau Coco} and creamy coconut tarts with glossy red cherries on top {Puit dámour}. l was in sweet heaven.

Am l tempting you yet? Well put these dates in the diary and make the "Sweets" event a part of your Melbourne Food and Wine festival eating experience.

Sweets Festival
Sunday 18 Mar 2012 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Included with museum entry

Sweet Dinner by Guy Grossi
Thursday 15 March 6:30-10:30pm
Adults $180 MV members $170

Like a FREEBIE to this event? Simply leave a comment to go into the draw to win a double pass to Sweets event on the Sunday the 18th of March.

We have TWO double passes to giveaway which will also include a Sweets Recipe book from the exhibition.


Monday, February 20, 2012

My Creative Space :: Mini Dinosaur Park

It’s amazing what you can do with an old tray, some plastic dinosaurs, a bit of chip-bark and cuttings from a tree.

Ta-dah… instant Dinosaur Park complete with water hole (a painted milo tin lid!)

Mr 3 has taken great delight this week playing with his dinosaur park which we built with our own hands. It gets him outside, encourages creative play and gives me 5 minutes of peace and quiet.

I wanted to create an activity for him that can be easily relocated if the weather turns nasty outside and as the dino park is in a tray it can be easily moved around the place without making a mess.

During our park outings he his has been on the lookout for new additions for his dino park which have included rocks, sand and flowers.

In all it’s been a big winner so far not only for the entertained factor but he is also learning about plants and animals without even realising it. What have you created this week?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sponsored Post :: Trade Secret - Big Brands Cheeky Prices

Today we are sharing a bit of shopping LOVE with our readers - as you know we love a bargain as much as the next person so l just had to share this little "Trade Secret"....Enjoy....xx


Calling all mums and bubs! Forget tirelessly searching for well-priced, good quality and fashionable looking clothing for your children, as Trade Secret will make your shopping experience quick, easy and affordable by offering a wide range of brands with savings of up to 50% off the RRP.

Scribble down the 15th of February in your diary because that’s when a massive range of Osh Kosh will hit the floors at Trade Secret with up to 50% off other store prices. As the largest children’s clothing brand nationally, and a favourite amongst mothers, Osh Kosh clothing for newborns, toddlers and children aged between 0-7 years old will be available at Trade Secret with massive savings for you!

For babies, there will be a great range of Corduroy tunics and knit vests that can be matched with great shirts and cords, as well as multi pack bib and rompers sets that will have you well equipped during the first months of your baby’s life.

With autumn and winter fast approaching, girls aged 3-7 will look fashionable whilst still keeping warm with printed leggings ($12.95) and basic tunics (16.95). For boys aged 3-7, wearing jeans ($19.95) and 2-in-1 layered shirts will make sure your little man can keep playing outside without getting a chill.

Product arrives 15th February but hurry! Only available while stock lasts.

To view a full catalogue visit from the 15th February onwards or follow the brand on or twitter:


Trade Secret is Australia’s leading “off price retailer” – not to be confused with an ‘outlet store’, Trade Secret deals directly with top brands from all over the world to bring you the latest season’s fashion and homewares, always up to 60% less than other stores prices. New stock arrives daily, so there’s something new to discover every day. With 23 stores spread across Queensland, New South Wales and Canberra, savvy shoppers are discovering this season’s biggest and best brands for women, men, children & home, all up to 60% off what you’d pay in other stores.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The crafty folk over at 74 Lime Lane have taken out
all the hard work when it comes to looking for
cute Valentine’s Day printable’s this February.

(Thanks a million guys!!!)

From cards to gift tags they have got it covered.
So what are you waiting for??

Pop on over to check out this sweet list of cute
crafty Valentine’s Day goodness for your loved ones.

Happy printing.


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