Sunday, June 27, 2010

I Should Be Packing....

We have one more week of school before the holidays (yeh!!) and I should be packing, but how could I possibly pack away all of my baking stuff? This week is Naidoc Week at school and we have all been asked to cook some things for our big afternoon tea tomorrow. An excuse to bake? Bring it on...

First I made Red Velvet Cupcakes with a Whipped Cream Frosting
And then I made a Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
And after that I made the ultimate Mosaic Cheesecake

Oh waistline where are you???

One More Sleep!

So tomorrow I get the keys providing the final payment has been sent by the bank to Allworth Homes, but it still is inspection day anyway. I went by today and guess what I have??
A blue door!!

And guess what's missing?The fence!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

5 Sleeps To Go!!

Just counting down until Monday. I'm still not ready. There's still so much packing to do! I'm hoping to have the bank cheque by Monday so I can get the keys. The inspection is at 8am Monday 28th June 2010. If I don't have the final payment (bank cheque) then I can't get the keys until later. Let's hope that all goes well.

Monday, June 14, 2010


No pictures to go with this, but according to my dates I get the house in 2 weeks!! Yes, two weeks! How quickly has THAT gone? Can I actually say that I'm not ready for the handover? I have started to pack but I've got so much stuff to sort out that I do not wish to take with me. 14 days.... so much to do (and I still have to turn up for work!).

Outside Painting (nearly) Finished

I say the outside painting is nearly finished cause the front door isn't painted yet and neither is the door leading into the garage. Anyway, here's a picture of the roof. The sun was directly over the house so I couldn't get too many pictures without glare.

Kitchen Handles

I went into the house today and got to see the kitchen handles on. They look OK, but it's a bit hard to tell when everything is covered up because of the painting. The overhead cupboards were in plain view so I snapped a shot:
I then took another shot of the fridge/freezer space and pantries. See where the right pantry is? Well it opens up to the right. Makes sense doesn't it? Then the left side pantry should open up to the left - but it doesn't. It opens also to the right. Which I've decided I don't like.
When I took a closer look at the left pantry I noticed a mistake. Obviously the carpenter who installed the handles was thinking like I was, and thought the handle should go on the right so the cupboard opens to the left, but... cause the pantry opens to the right the handle had to be on the left... anyway, now I have a hole in the cupboard!I guess there's something else to get fixed... now I'm wondering whether I can now get the pantry redone so it does open to the left?

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Homemade Pizza

I'm a teacher. A special education teacher. We eat lunch in the classroom and I must say the kids in my class have some nice (and not so nice) lunches. Well this one particular day I was sitting down at the students' desks when I looked over at what JC was eating (I actually have two students with the initials JC and they are both in Year 5 - so I better refer to him as JJC) and saw the most delicious pizza. It was oozing with cheese and the crust looked so BIG. When I asked JJC where his mum got it from he said it was homemade! HOMEMADE!!! I was in awe.

So he went home and told his mum how much I loved the look of the pizza so I'm invited for dinner one night. I'm really, really tempted to take his mum up on the offer.

Anyway, I couldn't wait until for the invitation to be realised so I thought it would be a perfect Saturday night dinner.

First I made the pizza dough. The recipe for this was on the back of the label for the pizza trays I bought today.
Then I made pizza sauce from scratch. The recipe for this can be found on Recipe Girl. Although I didn't use Lori's pizza dough her recipe can be found here: pizza dough.
And after about 40min I got this: