Monday, September 13, 2010

DIY Wood Fired Pizza Oven

My husband and i decided that we wanted an outdoor wood fired pizza oven after seeing it on Better Homes and Gardens. Hubby is a refractory bricklayer so we thought we would give it a go. I was very skeptical at first i thought it wouldn't work but it did and it looks great and better the food that comes out of the oven is so yummy!
It took a long time as we had to save up for each stage of building and it rained for what felt like months but at last it is finished and we are well chuffed. My husband is now my own little Italian Giuseppe and I'm the little women kneading out the dough by hand hang on how did i get stuck with that job oh well.
 Mangiare!!! ( eat up in Italian)
xoxo Gina

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Trains and Wollombi


A trip i took with my little family to my favourite place Wollombi and to the Train Museum.
 We had so much fun and it was a really beautiful day. If you ever get the chance to go to Wollombi do beause i know you'll love it!
 It was the Scarecrow Festival at Wollombi and the drive in was fantastic the kids loved playing spot the scarecrow and the towns people really went to a lot of effort i would love to call this place home maybe one day....
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Saturday, June 26, 2010


 Well its all over everyone has gone home and i am exhausted! There were so many leftovers it must be the italian in me that i over cook. I had to beg people to take it home as they were so full!!! But what fun the kids had a blast so its all worth it. Here are some  pics

My table decorations
This is the food that i served we had sandwiches as well but they were eaten before i had a chance to take a photo! I served smoked salmon and dill philly cheese, mango chutney and roast beef and ham and cheese. Chesire cat chocolate cupcakes, cake pops macaroons, strawberries and rainbow cake.

We played musical chairs, pin the grin on the chesire cat, pop the balloon of the others foot, throw the stones into the mad hatters hat, the golden egg pinata, follow and copy the white rabbit. Everyone ate and danced the day away. We had great fun and i hope you all did too can't wait to see what you all did for your mad hatter party. HAVE FUN!

 now go and check out all the fun with everyone elses mad hatters tea party

Check out this website for some great Alice in wonderland activities
Check out this fantastic video on The queen of hearts makeup

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Great Mad Hatter Party Ideas! and some great blogs!!!!

I have found the most fantastic blog. Its called Peach Pizazz it has a great collection of parties. There is the Mad Hatters tea Party, Bee party, Camp out party and the list goes on I'll show you some of my favourites. Go check out her blog you wont be diappointed!
All photos were taken by the talented Jessica Claire check her out
Isn't it just adorable! I bet the kids loved it.


Now for some more inspiration from the darling Donna over at Party Wishes. Donna is so clever she really is a true inspiration!Check out her blog for some fantastic ideas. 
How cute is this party? Donna certainly has a great eye for colour and fun.

This party is a classic vintage Alice in Wonderland Party. Everything from the games to the costumes even the stunning location is amazing! I would of loved to go to this party, you could of even had this for your wedding it was that elegant. I found it on the blog Unruly Things which is written by Alison Graves it is a fantastic resource for all things unique check it out in the mean time here are some pics for you to drool over.... Enjoy!

How fun! The photos were taken by a very talented photographer called Ryan Savella you can check out some of his work here
After all this incredible, delicious, unique ideas i can feel the creative juices stirring i better get to it! Gina x0x0


I found the cutest party ever on youtube, i just stumbled upon it take a look

and this one too.