Friday, 30 October 2015

Weekly Wrap-up!

Happy Friday Ladies! 

I hope you have had a nice week. This weekend we will be celebrating my best friends birthday so I ma on cake duty (that is tomorrows project!) I promise to post a pic of my cake creation next week. Until then here is what has been happening lately. 

The weather is heating up here and someone isn't too happy about it. This little guy has started sleeping with his ear hanging in his water bowl #whateverworks. 

My parents have been in Europe traveling and retuned this week with a sweet gift for me. My favourite chocolates from Paris. Angelina's is a french icon in terms of chocolate and is a mandator stop whenever I am in Paris. Thanks Mom and Dad! 

Speaking of travels, my grandparents flew in from Texas this week, bringing me a new Texas State Fair tee-shirt. I love Texas and this "cheesy memorabilia tee-shirts" but mostly I love the people who bought it for me. So blessed to have them in my life! 

On Wednesday I shared with you some of my favourite plaid pieces. You can see the full post here.

It is officially two weeks until we leave for our trip to Vietnam so I am planning like a mad woman! Any suggestions on places to eat, markets or particular attractions are more than welcome! You guys always have great travel advice. 

Last up,  a beautiful and honest sentiment which I found this week and just had to share!

Have a terrific weekend! 

Lou xxx

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Chicken, corn and Zucchini Tortilla Pie

Morning Everyone! 

This weeks recipe is seriously delicious and will be on our dinner table tonight so what better time  to share it with all of you lovely folk. Recipe thanks to Katrina Woodman! 

You will need 

3 teaspoons olive oil

2 tbs reduced-fat sour cream


Preheat oven to 200°C/180°C fan forced. Grease a 20cm (base measurement) springform cake pan with olive oil. Place on a baking tray.
  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Cook onion and garlic, stirring, for 3 minutes or until soft. Add chilli and cumin. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until aromatic. Add mince. 

  2. Cook, breaking up mince with a wooden spoon, for 4 minutes or until golden. Add tomato and corn. Simmer for 4 minutes or until thickened slightly. Add zucchini. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until tender. Stir in coriander. Season. Cool for 5 minutes.

  3. Cook  in prepared pan. Spread one-third of the mince mixture over the tortilla. Sprinkle with 1⁄4 cup of the cheese. Repeat layers with remaining tortillas, mince mixture and cheese, finishing with 
1 tortilla. Spread top with combined yoghurt and sour cream. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Cook until golden brown on top. 


Lou xxx

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Mad about plaid!

Happy Wednesday Everyone! 

I am mad about plaid and seeing as it is fall for most of Y'all at the moment. I thought I would share some of my favourite recent plaid finds. 

I shared this plaid on the blog earlier in the week. You can see my post about it here.

I just found this plaid roll sleeve shirt dress on Nordstrom and ordered one straight away. I mean so cute right!! You can find it here. 

A classic black and white plaid is a fall essential and this one from forever 21 is on sale for less than $20. What a bargain! Check it out here. 

I bought this boyfriend shirt dress at the beginning of the season and have become obsessed. This style is perfect for everyday and can easily be dressed up. Needless to say this is an essential. You can find it here. 

Last up, I saw this plaid on Nordstrom earlier today and immediately added it to my wish list. So cute! Check it out here. 

Happy shopping girls! 

Lou xxx

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Another reason to love Vogue

Morning Everyone! 

I hope your weeks are off to a great start. I love love love Vogue Magazine. Vogue, bridal, living, teen. You name it I have read it. There magazines are simply the best and their Youtube channel is both fascinating and funny. Vogue has recently launched a new interview format where they ask celebrities 73 quick questions while visiting them in their homes. This results in honest and funny interviews as well as  giving us a sneak peak into their incredible home decor! 

Here is Nicole Kidman's. Be sure to take note of her incredible estate featured in the video. Seriously I would move in there in a heart beat! 

Blake Lively is gorgeous, charming and funny as every, while decorating cupcakes in her interview. 

And Reese Witherspoon shows off her trampolining skills while giving us a peak at her AMAZING Californian family home. 

You can see all of the videos here. 


Lou xxx

Monday, 26 October 2015

Happy Monday!

It's a new week girls and that means it's time for my favourite finds of the week! 

I hope y'all had a fantastic weekend. My weekend was very restful and included some quality family time, Love that! Here is what I'am loving lately. 

How sweet is this Kate Spade mini bow ring! I saw this the other day and just know it will make a super cute christmas gift. Yes, I start my christmas shopping in October, but we will get to that later in the week :) You can see my gift ideas for this christmas on my Pinterest here. And the ring can be found here. 

I posted this picturing, featuring my new plaid on Instagram yesterday. I love me a plaid and this one is awesome. This style comes in a few different colours/patterns but the cut is fantastic and the fabric is super soft. For reference I wear an X Small. You can find it here.

How gorgeous is this Country Road fringe skirt?!? I need this asap cause I think I am in love. You can find it here. 

Last up I saw this watch online yesterday and immediately added it to my own christmas wish list. I hope santa reads this ;) You can find this lovely time piece here. 

Have a wonderful Monday Everyone! 

Lou xxx

Friday, 23 October 2015

Weekly Wrap-up

Happy Friday ladies! 

The weekend is here and I am sooooo excited to have a quite couple of days. This week has been absolutely crazy between work, organising our upcoming trip to Vietnam, visiting relatives and the regular weekday grind I am totally exhausted! But before I curl up on the couch and catchup on Greys Anatomy (so excited for this weeks episode! Eeeekkk!) lets take a look at life lately.

Spring has officially sprung here which means that the Jacarandas are in full bloom, covering the streets with gorgeous purple flowers. I love when these trees flower because it means christmas is right around the corner! 

We headed out to dinner on Wednesday night and ended up at our favourite desert bar. Not sure how that happened ;) Needless to say it was delicious as usual and everyone left on a sugar high!

I snapped this picture the other day and just had to share it with you all. Look ho smart louis is, proof reading my latest marketing report! 

I posted this picture on instagram this morning. All pieces from this outfit have featured on the blog in the last few weeks. You can find my post on this shirt here and my sandals here. 

Last up, a very important sentiment to remember today and always! 

Have a terrific weekend friends! 

Lou xxx

Thursday, 22 October 2015

It's been one of those days!

It Thursday ladies, which means the weekend is nearly here! 

I am so excited for this weekend because I am absolutely exhausted. Today has just been one of those days that has left me buggered. I am sure you can all relate! You know those days when the laundry isn't done, dinner is far from five star and you don't know whether to collapse in a heap in front of the bachelor, cry or pour yourself a big old glass of wine. I may just do all three!

But before I 'wind down' from my rather testing day,  here are a few of my favourite quotes that I love and thought I would share with you gorgeous girls. 

Sorry for the short post today, I promise to be back tomorrow with a jam-packed weekly wrap up. 

Lou xxx

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Love letters of great men Volume 1

Happy Wednesday! 

I hope your weeks are going well. Today we are talking about a recent book purchase of mine, which I  think some of you will find insanely corny. I also have a feeling that a few of you will be on Amazon ordering yourself a copy before finishing this post. 

As you guys know I am a total sucker for romance and a book read. Thus, the book of the week is Love Letters Of Great Men. Volume 1. 

If you have seen the Sex and the City movie you will remember Carrie reading the book in bed and Big's quote from the book during his wedding vows. 

This book features love letters from some of histories most fascinating (and romantic) men, including Beethoven, Lord Byron, Mark Twain and John Keats to name a few. This book is a great source of inspiration if you are indeed writing your own wedding vows or a speech. I however purchased this book simply because I am an incurable romantic. 

You can purchase the book here. Have a great day girls! 

Lou xxx

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Mixing it up and talking espadrilles.

Hello Everyone! 

So if you have been reading the bog for a little while you probably would have picked up on my post pattern. On Monday we talk my favourite finds, Tuesday we do travel, Wednesday is books etc. However I think it is time to mix it up a bit, so today we are talking shoes! are you still with me?!?

I am a true girly girl and that means that I love me a new pair of shoes. One of my all time favourite styles is Espadrilles. They are comfy, super cute and I own about five pairs. #ineedhelp But I do understand that they are kinda love them or hate them. #eachtothierown 

I bought these at the beginning of spring and have worn them almost everyday. Perfect for running to the shops or school pick up these denim babies are great. You can find them here. This style also comes in gold, which I may or may no have just ordered. Eeeekkk! 

I just saw this pair online and think they are so cute. These come in five different colours. You can purchase them here. 

I bought a pair exactly like these last year and have worn them to death. These are super cure with jeans or a light summer dress. These suede delights can be found here. 

Even Valentino is getting in on the espadrilles action. At $1300 these ones may have to stay on the wish list a little long. *sigh 

Happy Tuesday Girls! 

Lou xxx

Monday, 19 October 2015

Monday's favourite finds

Happy Monday 

i seriously can not believe we are in the middle of October. The year has flown! Not only is it getting hotter each day meaning summer is fast approaching but christmas is now right around the corner. So I am in full organisation mode, trying to organise gifts and the christmas social calendar all while planing for our Vietnam trip which is in less than a month! Busy busy! 

Anyways, here are a few things I have purchased lately which I love. 

How cute are these Seed Heritage Linen Shorts. They are super light and just the right length. I loved them so much I gifted my best friend with a pair! You can find them here. 

I bought these Midas Ballet Flats the other day to take to Vietnam. These babies are super comfy and fold right up making them perfect for packing and travel. You can find them here.

This week I am wearing OPI's Cosmo-not tonight Honey. It is soft, subtle but still has a little shine. It is the perfect colour. You can find it here. 

A few people asked about my denim mini in some of my latest Instagram uploads. It is longer in person I swear haha. It is only $30 and you can find it here. 

Last up, some wise words for your Monday!

Have a wonderful week everyone. 

Lou xxx

Friday, 16 October 2015

Weekly Wrap up!

Thank Goodness it is Friday! 

I am so excited for the weekend, I am in desperate need of a sleep in and some time to catchup on work, house keeping and hopefully a few grey anatomy episodes :) 

Here is what has been happening lately. 

Our week started with a checkup at the vets. Someone has finally mastered sitting and laying down on queue, I couldn't be prouder ;)

Our week also included muffin making (and consuming, my favourite part of baking!) You can find my recipe for banana bread here.  I make this recipe in muffin form for a breakfast or lunchbox treat! 

We enjoyed some super crazy milkshakes on the weekend. I am personally loving this extravagant milkshake trend we have going on in cafe culture right now. #milkshakelover #noshame

I posted this picture on insta during the week. How gorgeous is OPI's Bastille my heart?! You can find it here. 

I was so excited when my new Midas Hero Sandals arrived in the mail today! These are super cute for spring/ summer and are ridiculously comfy. You can purchase them online here. 

Finally some wise words for your Friday. 

Have a wonderful weekend friends! 

Lou xxx

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Herb Crumbed Veal

Morning Everyone! 

This Weeks recipe is a super simple mid week meal that is totally delish and a real crowd pleaser. I actually made it last night. By the silence at the dinner table and polished plates I knew it was a winner straight away! 

You Will Need 
3 slices mixed grain bread 
1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon roughly chopped chives
1 tablespoon thyme leaves
2 garlic cloves, halved
¼ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 thin veal schnitzels
1/3 cup flour
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 tablespoon milk
Vegetable oil, for cooking

Using a food processor fitted with the processing blade, process bread until crumbs are formed.  Transfer to a large bowl.

Add parsley, chives, thyme, garlic. Process on speed 3 until finely chopped.  Add breadcrumbs and cheese. Process until combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Place flour in a bowl.  Whisk egg and milk together in a bowl. Coat veal lightly in flour. Dip in egg mixture.  Lightly coat in breadcrumbs.

Heat oil in a large fry pan over medium-high heat.Cook veal in batches for 2-3 minutes each side or until golden and cooked through.

Serve with crispy potatoes and a mixed salad.

Lou xxx

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Happy Happy Wednesday Everyone! 

I am so excited about todays book post because this has to be one of my all time favourite books. If you haven't heard of this global best seller a) where have you been? and b) Get on Amazon right now and  buy yourself a copy! This book follows one woman's search for the meaning of life, love and faith as she travels the world. 

This book was also made into a fantastic movie in 2010, by the same title and stars Julia Roberts! 

Now if the title of the book wasn't quite clear enough, this book enters around my three favourite things in this world. Eating (my favourite hobby), faith and love! This book has travel, romance and some big philosophical questions. I loved it! 

And once you have finished the book you can rent the movie. Win! 

Have a great day friends :)

Lou xxx

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Our weekend trip to Cardiff, Wales.

Morning Everyone! 

I hope your week is off to a great start. This weeks travel post is all about the beautiful land of Wales. Our visit to Cardiff, Wales was another weekend trip and was lots of fun. Wales is situated on the west coast of the U.K so it is home to some gorgeous landscape and beautiful bays. 

You guys know I am a total sucker for architecture, so visiting Cardiff and getting to experience some of their amazing architecture was a thrill for me! This here is the Wales Millennium Centre. 

Next up was a walk to the Senedd, or National Assembly Building. This building is seriously amazing! It made my little architect heart skip a beat! 

We visited Cardiff Castle, which as you would expect was gorgeous. However sadly there where no photos permitted inside of the humongous castle words, so you will just have to take my work for it ;) 

Last up is Bute Park. Oh my goodness this park is insanely beautiful and trust me I have been to a lot of parks! I am note sure if it was the weather when we visited (October) or if it is always this colourful and such, but if you find yourself in Cardiff this is a must do. 

We had a whale of a time in Cardiff! Ah that was a bad pun! Anyways have a wonderful Tuesday ladies and I'll see you tomorrow :) 

Lou xxx