July 24, 2014

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Yum!!! Confetti cupcakes are the best! Especially in mini size. This is a really fool proof recipe that doesn’t need much ingredients or time. Ok, let’s get to it, but first, let’s look at a few more pretty pictures.

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For the cupcakes:
125g butter softened
125g sugar
2 eggs
125g SR flour
1 tsp vanilla essence/ extract

For the icing:
1C icing sugar
1/3 C butter
little bit of water

What you need to do: 

Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, alternating with the flour. Add the vanilla and beat well. Stir in sprinkles. Fill mini cupcake cases with the mix and bake in a moderate oven 10 – 12 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Cool completely.

Whilst the mini cupcakes are cooling make your icing! Beat the butter, icing sugar and water until pale and it all combines and becomes smooth.

I spread it on with a spoon (so I don’t have to clean a piping bag!) but you can do whatever suits you. Once you have spread the icing, sprinkle over the pretty sprinkles. This makes 18 mini cupcakes.

Happy baking!!! Kiah. xx.


July 23, 2014

weaving | sugar + paint

Ummm… yeah, I’m definitely obsessed with weaving at the moment. After seeing pics of Maryanne Moodie’s weaving class on designlovefest, I was amazed. I thought it was something I could do so I jumped right in. I got Kyle to make me a loom (he’s so great!) and I bought some wool and got cracking! So far I’ve made 5 weavings, which isn’t much, but it’s something I can pick up and do when I have time or I’m in the mood. I’m in the middle of making one now, and I just love the colour combo. There’s also heaps of good tutorial’s out there which is awesome! Like this one! I can’t wait to show you the finished result!

p.s don’t ask me any questions about how to do it cos I’m just making it up as I go along! :) 


July 22, 2014

here and now mini album | sugar + paint

Here’s my latest two pages for my here and now album! I’ve had so much fun working on it! It’s cool to not have any expectations or rules and to just be documenting the things happening in my life. There’s no order or organisation, I’m just making a page as I see fit. Here we go.

here and now mini album | sugar + paint

These two pages basically some up some of my favourite things! Ha!

here and now mini album | sugar + paint

I adore these photo’s of Kyle I took one morning! It’s so important to remember all those little moments and conversations you have with your other half, isn’t it? I pretty much used all Maggie Holmes Styleboard products, cos I won them and they’re so cute. I layered some papers and embellishments, and typed my journalling onto my card and added the date with my new date stamp.

here and now mini album | sugar + paint

This page sums up my love of ice cream! Kyle and I love going to all the little towns around us, and this is a place we try to get to often. It has the best gelato you’ve ever tasted (coconut all the way!). We get our gelato and head to the dog beach with Tully and chill out, getting sand between our toes. Here’s some more pics from this day.

here and now mini album | sugar + paint

I layered heaps of pretty coloured papers and a few summery stickers ( I love that cork anchor sticker) and some washi tape and enamel dots. It’s a really colourful but laid back page, I love it, it perfectly represents that day. Which is exactly what us scrapbookers are trying to do, isn’t it?

here and now mini album | sugar + paint

In case you missed it: Part One. Kiah. xx.


July 21, 2014

at my desk | sugar + paint

God I love this book. It’s definitely the best $20 I’ve ever spent! I just open it up to any page and automatically feel on top of the world. It’s probably the first time I realised I could control how I feel. That probably sounds a bit stupid, but I truly didn’t realise how much power I had over my thoughts and feelings and my outlook to the world until I read this book. When Kyle and I broke up for 6 months (about a year ago) I bought this book on a whim and I’d read it nearly every night when I was lonely or missing him and us. I would read it cover to cover and by the end of the book I would seriously feel ready for anything. It made me evaluate myself and my life and allowed me to rediscover myself. If you’re going through any sort of tough time or just feel like a bit of a boost, buy this book! Trust me, you won’t regret it. I’ve been reading it more and more lately and it works like a charm every. single. time. Pretty crazy really. Anyway, hope your Monday’s going well! Have a great week! Kiah xx.