Death by Chocolate !

I was given the task of having to make a birthday cake for my husband’s Aunty. Normally she is the one that makes the cakes in the family so the pressure was on. With a four month old baby, a complicated cake was out of the question so my husband picked out this simple mousse cake recipe.

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First proper date night since Zoey !

We were childless for a night out in the city ! My grandma was kind enough to look after our little bubba whilst my husband and I got out for a much needed night out.

When you haven’t been out in a while it becomes so hard to choose where to go !! We wanted somewhere that had nice food and we both hadn’t been before. We were tempted to go back to Rockpool, but after much deliberation decided on a place that was a bit less fancy. We chose to go to Red Spice Road, which we had both heard such great things about.

It didn’t disappoint.

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Three months into motherhood…

It’s almost been three months since we welcomed Baby Bean now know as Zoey into the world. It’s been the most amazing, tiring and most challenging experience of my life thus far. Everyone always tells you how hard being a mother/parent is, but nothing really prepares you for what and how having a baby will make you feel.

The one thing that I have learnt and always keep in mind is that each baby is different and has their own personality. I’m now beginning to understand why many people refer to the first three months or so with baby as the “The first 100 days of darkness”.

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Winter is coming…

Well… not really… Melbourne has had some pretty lovely days lately. Seeing as it’s now April, winter is definitely on its way and with it, it will hopefully bring an array of warm and comforting food.

Beef stroganoff is one of my favourites ! Served with either rice or pasta, you can’t really go wrong.

Here is my father in law’s recipe, simple and can easily be made on a weeknight. This recipe will serve four and also freezes well.

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Baby Shower !

I had my baby shower a few weekends ago, and although I came out of it completely exhausted, I was more overwhelmed by the amount of love and kindness that everyone showed for me and Baby Bean !

Here are a few pics and tips for making the day a little less stressful for yourself/organisers!!!

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Preparing for the arrival of baby.

When you get married, you realise how much more expensive everything is as soon as you drop the word wedding. I loved my wedding day, and it is still one of the best days of my life, however I can’t say I loved every minute of the planning and organisation that goes into it.

I thought that was it, until we got pregnant and I have since realised that baby shops are a whole new world where your cash can just disappear before your eyes !

Here are some of the things we picked out for our little girl…

 

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Pancake cravings !

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So since Shrove Tuesday, I have been craving pancakes. Before becoming pregnant, I never used to really like anything sweet and was most definitely more of a savoury girl. Even though I still prefer savoury food, I’m finding that I do have the random craving for something sweet more often now.

I got this recipe from my husband’s grandma and I am pretty sure she sourced it from Nigella and as we all know, Nigella never disappoints !

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Parenting Styles

As I get closer to my due date, you’d think that I would start to get worried about the birth. What I have in fact found is that I am actually more stressed about the type of parent I am going to be and how my child will turn out.

In this thinking I decided to read a book that went into an interesting parenting style.

The book is titled Battle hymn of the tiger mother, written by Amy Chua.

 

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