Saturday, 1 September 2012

Inspiration From The Blogasphere 6 - Food, DIY & More

I haven't had a great deal of time this week to spend on the blog but still managed to find some inspiration from around the world. I love to see "up-cycled" objects like these fabulous light bulbs below re-designed by David Saltzberg and available from his Etsy shop, Sasquatchs Creations.




A while ago I shared Jenny Hobicks diy Ottoman, today I've found another clever idea, upcycling a coffee table into a tasteful ottoman from Not So Newly Wed McGees a blog with lots of lovely ideas.


Love these stenciled Moroccan stairs - image via Wanelo

Great chalkboard idea - hop over to Dear Lillie to see step by step instructions on "how to".

Love these simple white rose cupcakes
Just some pretty inspiration for your next cupcakes, we always strive to make our cupcakes colourful but these simple white cupcakes are gorgeous - image via tumbler (Life Without Worries).


Still on icing... fellow kiwi blogger, Rachel McMahon from one of my favourite  blogs, "Made From Scratch"  now runs baking courses and her ruffle cake is one of the fun things you can learn to create. If your lucky enough to be living in New Zealand, and would like to book into one of Rachel's classes, please see her baking schedule "here". Once I get my life back into order and the fact that Rachel is in Auckland, I am going to ask her if she will run a class on how to ice "roses" like the ones on the cup cake above.

There's nothing nicer than settling into a corner on a sunny day with a new book, a cup of coffee and scrumptious slice of Brownie. I discovered a Raspberry cheesecake brownie on a food blog called "Call Me Cupcake"

More from "Call me Cupcake", a delicious simple cherry trifle....
Call Me Cupcake is full of delicious recipes and wonderful food photography so please hop over and take a look. You will find the trifle recipe "here" (You will find an English version to this recipe on one of their images, you should also have a translator pop up at the top of your page)

12 comments:

  1. Great finds around the blogosphere. Love those light bulbs!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer, glad your enjoying my finds.

      Lee :)

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  2. Great post today. I'm so glad to tell you that I've nominated you to receive the Liebster Award! Please check today's post at my site (fleaChic.blogspot.com) for details. Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you so much Sarajan, I will pop over to your blog and read the post, sorry for the delay in replying.

      Lee :)

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  3. I love those clever DIY projects! I'm always blown away by the ideas people have and how they make them come to life. I finally finished my first re-upholstered chair today (actually I was just about to blog about it). It is such a great feeling to know that you have transformed something old into something beautiful again.

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    1. Thank you for dropping by, I would love to see your re-upholstered vintage chair, I will pop over and have a look now.

      Thank you for taking time to comment.

      Lee :)

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  4. This is a great post. I absolutely love the light bulb vases-they are so clever. I never would have thought to use them for something so cute!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment, yes the vases are definitely a very clever idea, I am always amazed at the new ideas I discover.

      Thank you again for dropping by.

      Lee :)

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  5. Gorgeous inspiration Lee, I hope you're keeping well! I love Rachel's blog too, if I were a more talented baker I'd go along but I'm sure I'd just embarass myself by being the worst baking student in the class! ;) xo K

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    1. Thanks Kirsty, yes I am doing ok, good days and bad, trying to sort out my mothers house and 50 years of never throwing things away is a bit of a mission to say the least and I keep bringing back boxes of things into my own home which is now getting crammed cupboards until I decide what to do with things.

      I am not a great baker, hence wanting to do the course at some time. I have done one of these courses before when I lived in Brunei, a friend used to run them from her home and I learned how to make a perfect pavalova there, prior to that they were always a disaster. It's great to get their tips. I am sure you would do a great job, maybe we should go at the same time :)

      Lee :)

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  6. Yummy! I love cherries!

    Stopping by from I should be mopping. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can. I am hosting Mom's Monday Mingle now and another hop. Love for you to link up!

    www.thenaptimereview.com

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    1. Hi, thank you for stopping by, cherries are my favourite fruit to be honest. When I lived in the Middle East I used to buy huge boxes of them from Lebanon and would end up having a tummy ache gorging on them. I am going to have a go at making the same dish with strawberries too.

      I would love to link up, will pop over now.

      Lee :)

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