International Friendship Day

 
Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz

Photo Credit : Leon Korobacz

It's International Friendship Day! And I'm missing this bestie of mine :)

How do you celebrate a special day like this? I'm thinking of all the fun and cute gifts I am getting for my close friends. Etsy has always been my favourite place to shop online. Being a maker and designer myself, it's really important for me to give back to the community and support small business, hehe.

Here's what I love. This is a flatlay I've made, an oldie but a goldie, hehe.

Below, are a list of makers and shakers with direct links to their websites. 

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Have a fab day, all!

xm

 

BROOCHES AND PINS 
1. Unicorn + fox + girl with a bun wooden brooches // bacon & eggs + sausage dog + cactus lapel pins Hello Miss May 
4. Donkey wooden brooch Little Brown Dog 
5. White Kitten lapel pin Surfing Sloth

BANGLES 
1. Resin with rose gold, silver and gold foil Sly Pony Studio 
2. Pom Pom bangle Love Astrid

CERAMICS
1. Milky Way coffee cup La Petite Fabrique De Brunswick 
2. Cloud + Heart + Polka Dot trinket Urban Cartel 
3. Mini Cat Vase Gail CC

OTHER CUTE THINGS 
1. Ice Cream Van dish Mima Workshop 
2. Wooden Camera Brainbow 
 
 

Christmas in July

 
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

It's July and baby, it's cold out here (in Sydney, of course). I reckon everyone else in the Northern Hemisphere is having a wonderful summer's day and I'm so jelly right now.

Anyways, I am excited to share my favourite makers + shakers from Etsy. If you're running out of ideas of what to shop this month in July, head over to Etsy for more fun and unique gift ideas.

Here's my quick guide to my all time favourite Etsy makers :)

1. Cutest Kablooie cat skirt by the lovely Brissie maker, Kaneena Fanning.

2. The softest and prettiest Merino Wool throw you'll ever own. Snuggle up with Ohhio chunky blanket. It makes me a very happy girl (The large knitted white throw on top right)

3. Gorgeous white and blue porcelain plate by Melbourne based maker, Lucile Sciallano of La Petite Fabrique De Brunswick . (As seen in the image with chocolates and pink meringue)

Have a fab day, all!

xm

 

 

How To Make A Yummy Muesli Kind Of Breakfast

 
Photo Credit : May Leong

Photo Credit : May Leong

So, I'm a big fan of the colour green. This is a true story haha, as I have lots of green things, including a forest green coat and a mint green bike.

Anyways, in today's blog, I'd love to share how to create a pretty smoothie + muesli kind of breakfast. I'd like making my smoothie from scratch. Here's one which I've used for a green smoothie. Link here. But, if you have a store bought yoghurt in fruity flavours, you're more than welcome to use it too, hehe. 

Often times, I eat in colours so I normally would go for all sorts of fruits (as long as they taste delicious too!) especially berries and kiwis. 

Ingredients (or... with what you have in your pantry + fridge)

 1. green smoothie (click here for recipe) + white yoghurt (to create marble effect)

2. fruits - strawberries, blueberries, golden kiwi

3. almonds

4. muesli

5. flowers from your garden

Grab a shallow pasta plate or bowl. Scoop in a few spoonfuls of good green smoothie goodness. I normally make mine the previous day, so it's ready to go. Yay!

Use a tea spoon to drop in dots and dashes of white yoghurt to create a fun, marble kind of effect. Just have fun and it doesn't have to be perfect, really.

Now, the assembling part is my favourite. Place the muesli first (they can get messy if you place them last, hehe). Then, the fruit slices go next. 

Strawberries sliced thinly, approx. 3 cm so it stays afloat in smoothie. No one wants their fruits to sink to the bottom! For the blueberries, I love a scallop effect, so i cut them into half. 

Now, the golden kiwis are my favourite part to slice. cut from the middle, and imagine a zigzag line has been drawn around the kiwi. Use a sharp knife to cut the patterns. Once you've pulled the kiwi fruit apart, you'll get the most gorgeous star pattern you'll ever lay your eyes on!

And yes, I eat the kiwi skin, haha, someone told me it's really healthy. So, I went along with the idea of health (to be honest, I'm just being lazy)

Popped in the kiwi, almonds and flowers into the smoothie bowl. And voila, before you know it, you've created a true masterpiece!

Hope you enjoy your smoothie as much as I do teehee.

xoM