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Mixed Pastels

Mixed Pastels

Mixed Pastels by catcstylist featuring tea cups

Island Server

KitchenAid small appliance

Stelton serveware
$120 –

Core bamboo

Wedgwood tea cup
$56 –

Royal Albert pink tea cup

Tea cup
$37 –

Royal Doulton coffee cup
$13 –

Bamboo Gloss Lacquer Bowl
$8.02 –


Feeling Summery

Feeling Summery

Feeling Summery by catcstylist featuring leather strap shoes

Almond and Coconut Cake with Raspberries

This  cake is gluten-free and dairy-free I found it on:

Way Faring Chocolate 




  • 1 1/2 cups (170g) almond meal
  • 1 1/4 cups (275g) caster sugar
  • 3/4 cup (70g) desiccated coconut
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 200g Nuttelex (dairy-free spread, or butter if that’s your thing), melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup (55g) fresh or frozen raspberries.
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F), lightly grease a 24cm springform pan and line base and sides with baking paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together almond meal, sugar, and coconut.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk the eggs and vanilla extract until combined. Slowly whisk in the melted butter.
  4. Add butter mixture into the almond mixture, stirring until smooth.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared pan, then dot the top with the raspberries.
  6. Bake 50-55 minutes, until the cake is golden and the top springs back (or, at least, doesn’t feel uncooked… fancy that) when you press it lightly.
  7. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer the cake to a wire rack to cool completely.

Mary, Mary, How Does Your Garden Grow?

Thought I’d share this cute idea, maybe an activity with the kids, dip the spoons in the chalk paint, which now comes in different colours.

brown paper belle

For a long time now, I’ve wanted to make some markers for the garden.  Especially when planting from seed, I like to know exactly where I’ve planted what.  And aside from that, I like the look of them all lined up, labelling what is being produced behind.  For these garden markers, I purchased some wooden utensils from the dollar store and painted them with two coats of chalkboard paint.  Once dry, I wrote the names of each of my veggies planted and then dug them into the garden.  I’m not too sure how the chalk writing will stand up to the upcoming summer storms we are expecting.  If the writing doesn’t last the weather, I might need to change to a permanent paint marker.  But for the moment, I think they look quite lovely.

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Zebra Finch: Part Two

Shop 10, Marketown Shopping Centre

Newcastle West.

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Floral Shorts

Floral Shorts

Floral Shorts by catcstylist featuring summer fedora hats

Forever New highwaisted shorts
$55 –

Witchery leather footwear
$120 –

Green handbag


Father’s Day was my excuse to try this restaurant, Rocksalt. It was great. My Sardines were cooked to perfection and the glass of sparkling wine matched the glittering water. Looking at the yachts it certainly felt like an enchanted life. The staff was so lovely, my soon to be three-year old invited her to his birthday party.


91 Hannell St  Wickham NSW 2293
(02) 4961 1676








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