Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Super Simple Blueberry Tarts

I made these blueberry tarts for Link's party and seriously they are so easy it's almost like cheating! With the sweet, fresh blueberries combined with rich white chocolate ganache they are absolutely delicious too.

Super Simple Blueberry Tarts

 - 3 punnets of blueberries
 - 12 premade tart cases
 - 1/3 cup of cream
 - 150g of white chocolate

Break chocolate up into pieces and place in a heat proof bowl with the cream. Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water (making sure the water doesn't touch the base of the bowl). Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. Pour the ganache into each of the tart cases and chill for 1 hour until the filling is firm. Add blueberries and serve. Yum!!

I hope you love these as much as we did!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Max's Dinosaur Party

This part of the year is such a busy time for us with Lincoln and Max's birthdays only two weeks apart. So when it comes to their parties I generally start planning months in advance, which means when they'e all over I get such a great feeling of satisfaction!

For Max's dinosaur party we packed everything we needed into our little car and drove three hours up the coast to Sean's parents place. Max's big request this year was to have his party at his Nona's place. A lot of our friends (and their kids) live up in Hervey Bay so it made sense to us and we granted his sweet little wish :).

Way back when I first started planning his party I came across these dinosaur cookie cutters and fell in love. I suggested a dino party to Max and was so excited when he said yes! I saved all my inspiration and ideas on Pinterest and am so happy with how it all ended up coming together. Shortly after we had everything set up and ready to go it started to rain so we had a quick relocation from the garden to the house, it was still perfect though. A fun day was had by all, especially Max who absolutely loved being the centre of attention for the day!

*** Sources ***

Invitations and Printables - Three Little Monkeys Studio on Etsy
Pom Pom Garland - Made by me
Dino Cookie Cutters - Little Bento Shop
Fossil Moulds - ebay
Wooden Boxes - Typo
Straws - Little Big Company
Wooden Spoons - Wheel and Barrow
Cake Stand - Maxwell and Williams
Party Bags - DIY details coming
Photos - My very patient and clever husband :)

Everything else I already owned or picked up from the dollar store.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lincoln's Picnic Party

Over the weekend my little Lincoln turned one and we threw him a small, family birthday party. I'd been planning his first birthday picnic in the park for months, so when storms were forecast for the entire week of his birthday I was so upset. I held out hope until the very last minute, but a big storm rolled in two hours before the party so I cut my losses and set up at home instead. I shouldn't have stressed though, it was still a perfect day. Link and his cousins had an absolute ball!

I went with a blue and yellow picnic theme and kept everything really simple. I focused on easy and (mostly) healthy food so that Lincoln could try out some new foods. On the table above we had fruit, berries, blueberry tarts, icy cold water, traditional lemonade and a lemon bundt cake with a lemon glaze. Later on in the afternoon Sean cooked up a big barbeque for all of us.

Invitations - Custom order from Paper Heart Company
Blueberry Tarts - Recipe Coming Soon
Paper Bags and Straws - Lark
Drink Dispenser - Wheel and Barrow
Ball Mason Jars - Big W
Wooden Stands - Typo
Everything else I already owned or DIYed (let me know if you want details though and I'll see what I can do!)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Featured on 'Shoes Off Please'

The very gorgeous (and completely hilarious) Gilit from Shoes Off Please is running a feature on Max and Me today. Head on over to have a read! While you're there make sure to grab the discount code for 10% off your next purchase!!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Raspberry Nursery Inspiration

I've put together a little raspberry room love for those of you lucky enough to be having a baby girl. I've decided it's probably a good thing that I'm destined to have boys... There is a very real chance that if I had a girl I would redecorate her room every other week. There are way too many gorgeous things for baby girls :)

Cot - Kido Store
Change Table / Dresser - Incy Interiors
Ribbon Mobile - Max and Me Homewares (that's me!)
Name Art - Down That Little Lane
Beautiful Girl Art - Down That Little Lane
xo Art - Miss Poppy Design on Etsy
Little Girl Fox Art - Down That Little Lane
Love Heart Art - Max and Me Homewares
Pink Cushion - Sukan on Etsy
Raspberry Cushion - Caitlin Wilson Textiles
Love Cushion - Max ad Me Homewares
Blanket - Down That Little Lane
Basket - Howards Storage World
Bin - Down to the Woods

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Holly's Room

Today one of my favourite interior designers (Bel from Petite Vintage Interiors) is sharing the very gorgeous room of her little girl Holly. It's such a gorgeous mix of handmade, designer, diy and vintage finds. I'm in love!! It's the exact look I would want for my own (imaginary) daughters room!

Head on over to the Petite Vintage Interiors Blog to see the rest of the gorgeous photos and a full list of supplier details.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Welcome Evie Jayne

A little less than a week ago my best friend Erin gave birth to a beautiful little baby girl called Evie. I've only seen photos so far, but I already know that she is just about the sweetest thing in the entire world! I can't wait to actually meet her :).

I shared this Evie inspired mood board on facebook last week and as promised I'm back with the sources for each of the items I used.

Cot - Reese Cot from Incy Interiors
Chair - Peacock Chair from The Family Love Tree on Down That Little Lane
Yellow and Pink Blankets - Sticks and Stones on Etsy
Love Cushion - This one is by me :) - Max and Me Homewares on Etsy
Pom Pom Cushion - Limited Edition Cushion by Petite Vintage Interiors
Curtains - Ikea Sheer Curtains
Light - DIY by A Bubbly Life - Tutorial in Link
Bunny Wall Art - Chloe's Shop
Polka Dot Canvas - Nest Accessories on Down That Little Lane
Mouse Softie - from Cloth and Thread

Monday, October 14, 2013

Strawberry Party for Emmy

As much as I love truck parties, fish parties, airplane parties and the like, there is always going to be a special place in my heart for pretty girly themed parties. It's so satisfying to not have to worry if anything I'm making is too pretty or frilly.

Last weekend my sister mentioned that we would be having a bbq in the park for Emmy's third birthday, but that she was flat out at work and didn't have time to put together anything fancier than a sausage sizzle. You can work out what happened next... I promised not to go overboard or spend too much money and Jen gave me full licence to do whatever I wanted for Emmy's party. Love her!!

Once I decided on the strawberry theme it all came together really quickly.

We had the party down at the park yesterday and luckily I'd set everything up at home and snapped some photos first because it was crazy windy once we got down there! Plus it was super hot and the cake melted in the middle and started to collapse! It wasn't a drama though, we just ate cake first before we cooked the bbq. No-one has ever complained about getting to eat cake first!