We had so much fun…but it was soooo hot! Luckily we had the little splash pool otherwise we would have melted! ROFL! One thing that is great about her birthday being in June…it falls in the US Summer and not the middle of the winter as back home in SA! Here are some picture of the party…enjoy!
This is a Scraplift of Sheri Reguly’s layout in Scrapbooks ETC July 2009 Edition.
And I had such a good excuse to use up all my scraps!
Have I just mentioned that I love October Afternoon? Okay and Studio Calico, these papers were part of their September kit…and yes I only got round to do something with it now! Oh dear! lol! BUT I must say I am so in love with my Making Memories Slice, I got it about a month ago but have not yet had any chance to play with it…but yesterday I received my exclusive design card if you buy at 2peas…and it has the cutest little butterflies, flowers and birdies!
This is such a cute face…my poor poor boy. This is the face that I get when I dare put him down…do you see the tears in his eyes and the little lip hanging out? He does not make a sound, just gives me this face that tears my heart into bits. How can I say no?
Just gotta love this little guy! He has so crawled into my heart…my little baby.
Isn’t this just such a pleasant way to spend an afternoon? Love my DS insiting on sitting on my arm (he loves the ribbons!)
Not the best photos but it so captures the warm and fuzzies I get!
Enjoy those special moments!
It has been a CRAZY few weeks for me! I did manage to create a few things in the past week but have not yet had a chance to post them online.
First I did this cute Butterfly mobile inspired by mlepea on the 2peas board, you can see it HERE.
I printed out some papers from my Flutterbies Dotty Paper Pack and used my Butterfly punch for the shapes. I added some clear beads to anchor the strings.
Next up is a cute ‘Learn to Read Paper Bag Album’ for my DD…I used Melissa Wilson’s Animal Alphabet Match to make this book. Such a cute kit with so many creative possibilities!
and I launched a whole new product line this last Thursday… introducing LuvBug…
We made our very first batch of ‘Boerewors’ today. It is a pure beef sausage regarded as an everyday staple back home in South Africa. Trust me if you have carnivore in the house (like I do…it is something that will be missed!).
So onto the recipe and how easy it actually is to prepare:
Ouma Hessie se Boerewors
- 3 kg Beef (We used Chuck and Brisket)
- 500g Pork Fat
- 50 ml Whole Coriander
- 150 ml Brown Vinegar (Substitute with Red wine Vinegar)
- 150 ml Worcestershire
- 25 ml Salt
- 5 ml Fresh Crushed Black Pepper
- 9 g Sausage Casings
Dry Roast the Coriander in a frying pan (do not spray or add oil) until it turns a light brown. Crush the spices with a mortar and pestle.
Cut the meat into pieces to fit into your meat grinder. Coarsely grind it together.
In a flat large container mix all the ingredients together making sure the meat is very well mixed with the spices, vinegar and worcestershire sauce.
Clean the Sausage Casings by running water through them.
Fit your sausage making tube to your grinder and feed the meat mixture into a sausage casing.
Look at DH…he sure does enjoy these!
It is preferable to let it stand overnight but if you cannot wait to test it out put it on the grill and enjoy!
perfect on the grill or even as a weeknight dinner with some good old mashed potatoes or even some ‘Pap en Sheba’.
Hope you try this one out!