I was meant to post this on Friday but have been terribly slack. Actually that’s a lie. I was flat out coordinating and running the cake stall at our daughter’s primary school this weekend, so this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down to write this post.
My cactus collection is growing…my sweet nephew bought me this lamp for my birthday because he knows I like cactus. We’re having him for a sleepover sometime in the next couple weeks and I’ve got a special surprise in the works for him.
And my mom came through in a big way when I told her I desperately needed some new hanging hand towels in my kitchen. She found some cactus and some pumpkin tea towels and sewed the tops on herself. Such a great birthday present that will seriously be used all day every day.
Speaking of gifts from my mom – the package she sent also included some new flavors of Oreos…the cinnamon ones are by far my favorite!
Then I spotted these at Woolies and had to buy a couple bags – one for us and one for my mom, I’m sure she’s never seen these before!
See that little red ring on my coffee machine. That is the difference between happiness and chaos. There used to be a little greyish green one like the one behind there but it broke off the other day. Who knew that something so small could mean that we couldn’t make coffee?!! Aaron luckily found the red one on the milk steamer wand that we don’t use very often and repurposed it. We’d been buying coffee for several days (this was over the course of the fete weekend) and it is just soooo much nicer to be able to make it on demand.
This has been adorning the kitchen window above the sink for the last few weeks. Miss 6 has been learning how to draw with the help of YouTube and she’s getting really good at it. Belle is my favorite Disney princess so I’ve happily left her on display.
My cake stall contribution…3 batches of caramel slice…
…3 dozen red velvet cupcakes…and (not pictured) 45 gluten free custard yoyos with roasted strawberry icing. It was a busy couple days in the kitchen.
My library cookbook shelf atm – so many books I had to move the kettle. This is getting out of hand!
Thanks to Sherry’s Pickings for hosting the In My Kitchen link up for this month. To learn more, click on the logo to the left.