Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Drool

Yes, another Friday Drool about food but this recipe was so easy and scrumptious, I just had to share it with you.

Oven-Baked Egg & Wedges

750g pack frozen Potato Wedges
1 bunch shallots/salad onions, washed
250g cherry tomatoes, washed
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp ground paprika
4 medium eggs
250g bacon, chopped

*  Preheat the oven to 230°C.  Spread out the potato wedges in a large non-stick roasting tin and cook for 5 minutes.

*  Meanwhile, trim the shallots and cut each one into 5 pieces.  Remove the potato from the oven and scatter with the shallots, bacon and cherry tomatoes.  Season and drizzle with the olive oil, then toss together lightly.  Sprinkle with paprika and cook for a further 15 minutes until the potato wedges are crispy.

*  Make four gaps in the potatoes and crack an egg into each gap.  Season each egg with a little salt and pepper and return to the oven for 3 minutes or until the eggs are softly set.

*  Carefully scoop 2 eggs, some potato wedges and tomatoes onto each plate using a fish slice and serve with tomato sauce or mayonnaise.

This recipe was originally meat free but because I am a huge carnivore, I added bacon and I reckon it made the dish.  Oh, that and some mayo.  I'm also not usually a huge fan of tomatoes but the roasted cherry tomatoes tasted superb.

Daddy BuBbles was a very happy camper the night I made this recipe and as we were eating, we discussed it's perfect potential to also be used as a BBQ accompaniment or a yummy breakfast meal.

Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Hot or Not?

I just don't get it.  

Ange is one smoking hot Mumma and I realise that her fringe was originally cut for her role in Salt but the woman has a team of hair stylists, makeup artists, dieticians and basically anyone for anything she needs and yet she is still sporting this ridiculous fringe.

All images from Just Jared

Am I the only one who thinks she just looks so.... meh!???  

What do you think about Ange's do?  Yay or nay?

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Winter Offerings

I present to you my latest hearty Winter's meal...

Beef Bourginon

Pretty easy to prepare and served with crusty white bread but Daddy BuBbles and I have come to the conclusion that we're not really stew type people.

It's good to know that I can cook though :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ahoy Maties

There are big changes ahead for the BuBbles household.  

Huge, massive, GINORMOUS changes...

Hold on tight!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Point + Shoot

We had a lovely relaxed day yesterday.  

After an early morning breakfast at the new organic bakery nearby, we packed up the necessities and headed down Wollongong way to visit some friends.

Daddy BuBbles loves to drive so it was essential that we took the scenic route and along the way, enjoy the Grand Pacific Drive.

To play along, head over to Fat Mum Slim

Friday, July 23, 2010

Friday Drool - So Spoilt

Push Present - a present a new father gives a new mother when she gives birth to their child.

BuBba and I had just arrived home from a playdate at a friend's house and I was busily changing his pooey nappy before putting him down for his afternoon nap.  
"Hello", I hear quietly from another room.  "Hello?", I replied.

What on earth was Daddy BuBbles doing home mid-afternoon on a working day?

He had thought that we would be out for the whole afternoon and had tried to sneak home to leave a little surprise for me.  But he was busted!  He had managed to wrap it before we had arrived home though so after I greedily ripped off the wrapping, I was delighted with my surprise.

A divine deep chocolate brown Givenchy Ombre messenger bag with gold hardware!

Back in January, for my very first Friday Drool post, I blogged about a very gorgeous Givenchy Ombre that I was salivating over.  Daddy BuBbles had seen that post and searched high and low for this exact style but was unsuccessful and even though I prefer the chain detailing, I am glad he chose a chocolate brown because black would have been too similar to my Saba.

Big BIG brownie points for my lovely man.  I think he's a keeper :)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Oh Noes

This little notice keeps coming up in the corner of my blog saying that my blog background from is going to disappear tomorrow and I need to change it now!

Well ffs, I would if I could get on to your freaking site but it won't load grrrrrrr.

SiSsy!  Come to my rescue ploise!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Place Your Bets

Lindsay Lohan is starting her 90 day sentence today for violating her probation.

Do you think Lindsay will serve her full sentence or do a "Paris" and serve only a fraction?

My money is on an even 20 days.  

PS.  What is that thing around her waist in her "going to jail" outfit?  Is it a back brace or a big mutha belt???

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Strolling, Strolling, Strolling

Have you heard of the Hipstamatic app for the iPhone?   I have to say it's my favourite app and makes every day photos look old school.

On my daily walk with BuBba yesterday, I managed to take a couple of snaps along the way.

I love the random setting - just shake your phone and it chooses a random lens, flash and film.

And if you're an iPhone user and you've never heard of this fabulous app, where the hell have you been kiddo?

Monday, July 19, 2010


Boo, we've reached our quota for the month and the net is capped.  Luckily it rolls over at midnight.

See you tomorrow with a big healthy quota!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday Drool

Recently when SiSsy put out a Facebook shout-out asking if anyone wanted to go with her to see Angus & Julia Stone, I immediately put up my hand.  

"Do you even know what songs they sing?" she asked.

Ummm... Hmmmm...  Let me think about that for a minute...  I had hastily put up my hand because I desperately wanted to get out of the house after dark and have a bit of fun, just like old times BC {Before Child}.

After a quick search of my iTunes, well, yes actually, I did.  You see, I'm absolutely horrible remembering the names of artists and songs but seriously love my music, even though I don't have a musically talented bone in my body.

Here's one of their latest songs, Big Jet Plane, that is currently on high rotation in our household.  

Angus and Julia Stone - Big Jet Plane (official video)
Uploaded by Discograph. - Music videos, artist interviews, concerts and more.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.  I'm so excited to see this talented brother and sister duo live and am already counting down the days.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Hunky Husband Survey

What is his name?  Daddy BuBbles :)

How long have you been married?  Coming up to 6 years in November

How long did you date?  Just shy of 10 years before we tied the knot.  Around the 8 year mark of dating, I let Daddy BuBbles know in no uncertain terms that he had to pull his finger out and propose to me before we hit the 10 year dating milestone.  Little did I know at the time that he was already planning his proposal :)
How old is he?  He is 35, 2 years older than me.

Who eats more?  I'd have to say me *blush*  How embarrassing... 
Who said I love you first?  Daddy BuBbles did.  I'd never been in love before and when he told me he loved me, I was still trying to work out if what I was feeling for him was love.  I replied, "I'm really glad you feel that way".  He has never let me live that down since lol.

Who is taller?  Daddy BuBbles is waaaay taller - a foot taller in fact.  Yes, I'm a short arse.

Who sings better?  Haha, I'd have to say me but that's only because he never sings.  I'm a horrible singer though and if you are ever subjected to hearing me sing, I'm so so so sorry.

Who is smarter?  Daddy BuBbles is the smartest person I know.  His intelligence amazes me and I find it, along with his modesty, such an attractive quality in him.
Whose temper is worse?  Mine for sure.  When I get angry, I store it up until I explode. After the initial outburst, I then clam up and give the silent treatment.  Daddy BuBbles is patient to the max.

Who does the laundry?  I am too much of a control freak to let him do it.  He will put handwash items on full cycles, reds in with whites etc etc.

Who does the dishes?  Usually Daddy BuBbles.  We have an agreement that whoever cooks, doesn't do the washing up and seeing as cooking is generally my gig, he gets lumped with the dishes.
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed?  He does, closest to the sliding doors (and any wannabe intruders).

Who pays the bills?
  He does because he's the money savvy one in the relationship.

Who mows the lawn?
  A lawn?  What's a lawn?  We live in an apartment in Sydney so I've forgotten what it's like to have a yard.

Who cooks dinner?  Me usually because I'm better at it.  Honestly.

Who drives when you are together?  Daddy BuBbles is a slave to public transport during the week so drives any chance he gets on the weekend.

Who is more stubborn?
  Hrmmmm, I think he would say that I am and I think that he is the more stubborn one.  Maybe a compromise could be reached and agree that we are equally as stubborn as each other???

Who is the first to admit when they are wrong?   Again, the answer is similar to the above question but in truth I would be the first to admit it if I was wrong.

Whose parents do you see the most?  Both our parents live interstate so we don't see any of them often but as my parents live in the city, they receive the pleasure of our company more frequently.

Who has more friends?  It is so easy to get along with Daddy BuBbles and because of this he has a plethora of friends.  I find it a lot more difficult to make friends but because we've been together for so long we share a lot of friends. 

Who has more siblings?  We both have one sister.  Daddy BuBbles' sister is one day older than me.
Was it love at first sight?  Nope, afraid not.  We worked together for a few months before I really noticed him.  He was quiet but had a quick wit that piqued my interest.
Thanks to Shelby at The Hollands for the Hunky Husband Survey {via here}

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm Late, I'm Late

For a very important date...

....with my bed!

Damn you work and your 5am wake-ups.  I've been non-stop today and have just baked a cake for a colleague's 21st birthday tomorrow {what a young whippersnapper} so tonight's post is a quickie.

Lil BuBba has so much hair now but I refuse to cut it.  I'm letting it grow in the hope of channelling Elle Macpherson's son's hairdo - longish, cute and surfy dude-ish.  

Not sure how we'll go though considering he's starting to get quite a curl factory happening at the back.

In the meanwhile, Daddy BuBbles has fun playing hair stylist at bathtime.

Monday, July 12, 2010

So Sue Me

I had a BAAAD case of the grumps on Saturday...  for no particular reason.  Unfortunately Daddy BuBbles copped the brunt of it all, the poor fella.  I never got around to taking any photos over the weekend either which is an odd occurrence for me.

I think for the most part I'm a glass half full kind of gal.  I like to look at the bright side of things and see a silver lining around those gloomy grey clouds and think that everything happens for a reason.  I also obviously like to use lots of cliches in a single sentence.

But you know what?  I'm allowed to have an off day every now and again.  They don't happen often and I'm back to my cheery usual self today.

Part of my happiness could be because I'm going to the movies tonight to see Twilight Saga:  Eclipse - FINALLY!

or it could be that...

Everyone loves a giveaway and 'Chelle over at Cosmetic Cupcake has a few fabulous little prizes to celebrate reaching 200 followers.  

Go and have a look-see.
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Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday Drool

I'm in a serious lull.  So many of my regular TV shows are on Summer break over in the US and I'm going in to withdrawals.

Thank goodness for the news that the next series of Gossip Girl is currently in production in Paris of all places.  

Hurry up September and get here soon!!!

Leighton is one multi-tasking queen.  She's been shooting a movie, filming new eps of Gossip Girl and attending fashion shows left, right and centre.

I seriously don't know how I missed this but last week the dee-lish Ed Westwick was in Sydney town promoting some mobile or something or other.  To be honest, I don't really care what it was, I just wanted to stare at him.

If I had known he was on Sunrise, I would have timed my morning tea break perfectly and dashed out from work so that I could see him in the flesh.  Apparently he asked to go out and meet the fans after his interview and no one ever does that  {not even Tori Amos when I went to the studios to see her play}.

It's probably a good thing that I didn't know he was there because I don't think that a 30-something mother screaming with all the tweens would have been a good look somehow.

Shame he didn't stay longer.  After his whirlwind Sydney trip, Ed jetted off to Paris to join the rest of the GG cast.

Have a great weekend and until Monday...


Image 1,2,4; Image 3

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Where Are They Now?

Remember this fellow???

That's right kids, it's Lochie Daddo.  Seen on my outing this morning looking rather suave and *ahem* older mature suited up standing in the street.

He looks more like this now...
The guy on the left duh!

Shame he was puffing away on a cancer stick :(

Speaking of Daddo's, does anyone else read Andrew Daddo's regular column in the Sun Herald?  I never miss his amusing anecdotes about family life each week as it's guaranteed to make me giggle at least once.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Boo Frickin Hoo

Good riddance!  For 90 days at least.  

I highly suspect her detention will be very similar to that of Ms Hilton's and shortened to about 20 days however.

Place your bets now.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Summer Dreaming

It's mid-Winter and I can't help but dream of sun, sand and warmth.  Oh and let's not forget the cocktails.

We're heading back up to Queensland soon, but not soon enough, so until then I may just have to continue scouring for some Summer style inspiration.

I love how effortlessly chic this whole neutral ensemble is.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Point + Shoot

What a perfect day we had yesterday and fabulous timing for our Mother's Group 1st Birthday Party.

Some kids are walking already, others just crawling but general chaos ensued and oh what fun!

Yup, that's my BuBba crying for Argentina in the bottom left corner.  

It was his party and he was going to cry if he darn well wanted to!

Once again taking part in Point + Shoot

Friday, July 2, 2010

Friday Drool

This week's Friday Drool is all about sleep.

Having a one year old, you might think that I'm sleep deprived and yes, I usually am, but today has been a freak of nature and I am embracing my bed, sleep and relaxation to the max.

For reasons unknown, BuBba decided to sleep in until 8am this morning.  This is unheard of and has like, NEVER happened before!  I actually woke up on my own accord which was the strangest feeling.

I've only recently come to know about the joys of Frankie so when BuBba went down again for his morning nap, it was time to plump up the cushions and sit down on the lounge with a nice hot coffee and relax...

A playdate later and a mammoth 2.5 hour sleep this afternoon and BuBba is still in a fabulously happy mood and so is Mumma.

Surely this can't continue, can it?  One can only hope and dream.

What are your plans for the weekend?

In the BuBbles household we'll be taking a sneaky peak at a few houses on the local market, catching up with friends for an early dinner at a new restaurant nearby and having a joint 1st birthday celebration for all the babies toddlers from Mother's Group.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Best Laid Plans

My plans for today fell through at the very last minute and when I say last minute, I mean last minute.  I was already in the car on my way to have coffee with SiSsy when she messaged and said she had been struck down with the dreaded gastro.  Damn you gastro, damn you!!!  {Get well soon SiSsy}

Hmmm, what to do, what to do...  It was nearly lunch time, BuBba was all packed up ready to go and the opportunity to do something was there.  A HA!  Lunch with Daddy BuBbles!

Previously I had said that I should make more of an effort to meet Daddy BuBbles for lunch in the city so off we went.  $16 later and a massive tonkatu lunch box (tonkatu, rice, Japanese spring roll thingies and a money bag, miso soup and some sashimi) and the winter lunching had continued.

On our way back to the car we passed Nurse's Walk.  This piqued my curiosity, being a nurse and all, and a quick Google reveals that the walk was created in 1979 in honour of the nurses who used to work in the hospitals in the area way back in the First Fleet days.

I wouldn't mind leisurely strolling the walk one day but it's not entirely pram friendly with stairs everywhere.  Might just leave BuBba at home one weekend and take some time out for me.  Of course I'll coincide it with the Rocks Markets.  

I'm not silly ;)
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