Friday, April 30, 2010

Wonderfilled weekend

Well hello there! It's been a week since I posted though it feels like longer. This week has been busy to say the least and extremely emotional for my husband and I.

One of our very dear friends lost his 8 month battle with liver cancer. Yesterday we said farewell along with his friends and family with a loving ceremony and wake. We will miss you Mark, more than we know just now.

I'm about to head off to Mt Tamborine to deliver and set up a cupcake tower for a bride and groom and just waved goodbye to 60 of these pretty lilac blossom cupcakes to a sweet 18 year old celebrating her birthday.

lilac flower cupcake

Then tonight, off to movies in the park with some friends, oh and I have just been informed that on tonight's menu (for the adults) will be crab tartlets for entree, Vietnamese Chicken salad and macarons for dessert. My mouth is watering already. To wash it down ...... nothing but Verve baby!!!

Whatever you are doing this weekend, do it with passion and love every minute of it.

Image by Sharnel Dollar for My Life My Loves.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Sunday cycling

bicycle basket

Vintage Ladies Bicycle via eBay, basket Kate Spade, sunglasses Kate Spade

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Roll up!

This coming Monday I will be working with a talented group of girls, styling and photographing the Winter edition of Peekaboo Magazine. It will be my first gig with Peekaboo and I couldn't be more excited. I thought I would share the inspiration behind the party pages I'll be putting together.

circus inspiration

I'm hoping to be able to give you a tiny sneak peek of my lolly bar set up early next week. Fingers crossed the weather holds out.

PS. I'll add photo credits very soon!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Fresh inspiration

I adore, adore, adore this new fabric from Thibaut. Isn't it just beautiful!


Image from Thibaut via VT Interiors

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Second tooth gone!

Yes, second one in five days. There will be a visit again tonight from the magical tooth fairy. Couldn't have happened at a better time. She lost the tooth literally 10 minutes before we left for school this morning and it's school photo day today!

Fairy door

Image by Sharnel Dollar for My Life My Loves

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Party Planning - Woodland Fairy Costumes

Here is a little sneak peak of the costumes I'm having made for the seven little girls who will be invited to Olivia's Birthday party.

Picture 21

They are currently being finished off and will be shipped to me soon from the USA. I just can't wait to receive the box. I want to surprise the girls as they walk in with their very own costume. They will be in shades of pink and purple with ferns and greenery. So magical!

My son will also be at the party and at first I wanted to dress him as a gnome, but couldn't find a costume that didn't scare me. So he will be a woodlands prince.

I have a big photoshoot happening in two weeks for Peekaboo Magazine and once that is over, I'll start work on making eight toadstools like this one!

Picture 24

toadstool image from here

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The lost tooth

Today was a BIG day in our house. Olivia lost her first tooth.

Proud as punch

The tooth has been lose for over a month now and much anticipation has been building over past few days. This morning I asked Olivia if I could have a wobble (as I do each day to check on the tooth status), however this time I also reached for a tissue and just calmly pulled it out.

Olivia was in shock! With the blood and the new feeling of the missing tooth I thought she was going to pass out. Seriously. Between her and her Dad you would have thought someone was injured.

Daddy and Olivia

Many tears from Daddy and Olivia later (well, only a few from Daddy) and we set up the much anticipated Fairy Door ..........

Fairy door

and here is the little box she choose to place her tooth in. The key for the Tooth Fairy to unlock the door and enter her bedroom and the glitter she will leave behind her when she departs.

Patiently waiting

Oh the magic of being a child. If you would like to purchase your on customized Fairy Door click here.

All images Sharnel Dollar for My Life My Loves.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wonderfilled weekend

Wishing you all a lovely weekend. What are you up to? Me? Finishing off a Christening Cake for a lovely return customer and spending some much cherished time with my family. Simple pleasures hey?



Image Sharnel Dollar for My Life My Loves

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter getaway

We were lucky enough to visit the beach for a 4 night stay over the Easter long weekend. Perry and I also celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary with a bottle of Bol and Vintage Verve and chinese take out! We all sat out on the balcony, cheers'd each other (just made that word up) and answered cute questions from the kids about weddings and love and funny stuff like that. We got a blow by blow demonstration of how you kiss when you are married .... so cute!

The weather was very kind to us and we were able to visit my Dad for a short time which was wonderful.

The kids love this trampoline. Olivia managed to work out how to do flips. She also managed to land on her head.

easter 4
They get their chip obsession from Dad and chocolate from me.

easter 3
I love William's chubby lips in this photo. He was concentrating so hard on building his lego.

I hope you are all enjoying your Easter break with your families.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Buttercream Frosting Technique

Click here to read my latest post over at The Party Dress. I must give a huge shout out to

Shamima Desai who so kindly gave me instructions on how to create this gorgeous buttercream rose a few years back. Shamima is an amazingly talented cake decorator from South Africa.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

More Easter Entertaining Ideas

Really, does it get any better than this? Perfection from Australia's Wedding Style Guide. Best part - FREE downloadable invitations and other lovely things.

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