Wednesday, 4 January 2017

LEMON BARS



Hey kiddos, so today I tried out this recipe I found in The Bakers Kitchen cookbook and they were so so yummy, will defiantly be trying them again. If you fancy sweet, citrusy things, you will absolutely fall in love with this recipe, like myself hehe :) 



INGRIDIENTS - Crust

2 cups (250, 8oz) plain flour

1/2 cup (110g, 4oz) caster sugar

Pinch of salt

225g (7.5 oz) salted or unsalted butter, softened 

INGRIDIENTS - Filling 

1 cup (220g, 8oz) caster sugar

1/4 cup (30g, 1oz) plain flour

4 eggs

4 lemons, juiced and zested

METHOD

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees celcius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) and line a deep sided baking tin with greaseproof paper, cutting corners to fit. 

2. (This part gets messy) Stir together flour, sugar, and salt. Add butter to the mixture and using your fingertips, grind the butter into the mixture until it resembles loose crumbs. Press mixture into prepared tin and bake for 20 minutes or until goldenaround the edges. 

3. Using any grater, zest the yellow layer of the skin of the 4 lemons and put it into a small bowl. Now, juice the 4 lemons and drain the seeds and pulp. Mix caster sugar and flour together in a large bowl. Add eggs and whisk to combine. Add the lemon mixture and whisk further until fully combined. Your mixture should be quite runny, almost like water. Pour over the crust which should have been fully cooled and bake for a further 20 minutes. 

4. Allow to cool in the fridge for 2 hours or more until set, then sift icing sugar over the top before cutting into squares. 



Enjoy! 


Xo - Charli 




Sunday, 1 January 2017

CHOCOLATE PUDDING SMOOTHIES

CHOCOLATE PUDDING SMOOTHIE 

Hey kiddos, I thought it would be a cool idea to give you all one of my favourite smoothie recipes called the 'Chocolate Pudding Smoothie'. So so delicious and full of yummy goodness making it a perfect healthy smoothie for any occasion :)

Xo - Charli 

INGREDIENTS

2 bananas (frozen if desired)


2 tbsps caco powder (or coco powder)

3 dates, pitted

2 tbsps desiccated coconut

1 cup of milk (soy, almond, or cocnut milk if desired)

METHOD

Add all the ingredients to the blender and process until smooth enough to drink

Pour into glasses and garnish with extra coconut and mint leaves

Enjoy! Xo - Charli 





*CACAO*

There's a reason why chocolate makes you happy. The cacoa content stimulates a surge of endorphins which released into the bloodstream make all kinds of good feelings.
Cacao also contains magnesium, which is a muscle relaxtant causing further feel-good-ness.
With all that good feeling, it's almost possible to forget about the flavanols that are taking a trip to your bloodstream too. Flavanol is a naturally occuring antioxidant, important to maintaing a healthy body, and raw caco is chock full of them. Now you can enjoy your 'chocolate pudding' knowing your getting all the goodness into your body :)

Hey kiddos, since christmas was almost a week ago I thought what better to do than show you some of my favourite gifts I received! Of course not trying to brag, I am so so appreciative of everything I got and am so grateful to have a family who support me.
My biggest present was a ticket to America with my cousins family which is incredible and I am so blessed and happy to be able to go on such an amazing trip. Along with that I got some cute, funky stuff that I thought I would show you!

My biggest present (literally) was a GIANT blow-up swan pool toy which I actually think was one of my favourite presents since it is the summer holidays and they are trending pretty big at the moment. Perfect for a pool day, and the most important thing, perfect for photos hehe :)
White blow-up swan - Sunnylife, $99


To go along with the 'summer/pool theme', I received a super cute round towel and an aqua blue billabong beach bag
Bag - Billabong, $30


Since I recently moved into my new room, I got some new decor (let me know if you would like a room tour..?) My favourite thing was a candle which looked like a mini tree trunk and totally matched my style! I also got some plants, fairy lights and marble patterned journal.
Along with the room decor, I got some mandala earnings and a super cute purse. The dream catcher was from my brother, who actually made it, but you find ones similar at stores such as Swish, City Beach Australia and Etsy.

Candle - Manchester outlet, $35
Plant - Kmart
Fairy lights, Kmart, $5
Journal - Kmart, $10
Earings - Kmart, $4
Wallet - Seed





                                        
    The next thing I received was so needed, two bath bombs from lush. Bath bombs are just so pretty and amazing and I love them, but I never actually go and buy them. So I was super happy when I got two really nice ones, the Intergalactic bath bomb and the Twilight bath bomb. I've already used the Intergalactic one which is so fricken pretty, a swirl of pink and purple and blue and a ton of glitter, and the best part is that is smells like mint and vanilla. 


But defiantly one of my favourite gifts heheh :)


And the last thing I will show you are some vouchers and movie tickets, these are all the presents from your relative's who don't know what to get you so you end up with THREE  I-tunes gift cards hahah. Sportsgirl is one of my favourite stores so I love the gift card, and movie tickets always come in handy especially since it is the holidays! 






I hope you enjoyed me showing you a few of my favourite christmas gifts, make sure you suscribe!
Xo - Charli 

#OOTD

#OOTD

Hey kiddos, so I decided to kick off this blog with an old fashioned, outfit of the day. This outfit is inspired by a bohemian summer and features a white playsuit, a khaki belt, a round brimmed hat and sunglasses. When you put all the pieces together, it becomes an adorable hipster outfit perfect for a warm summer's day. Not only is it comfortable and light, but is super duper cute and perfect for photos.
The playsuit is the main piece of the outfit and can be styled many different ways.
Features include:
Thin cotton material so it isn't hot or heavy on a hot day
Off the shoulder
Long, bellbottom sleeves
Super cute detailing and cutouts
I decided to add belt to dress it up a bit more, a hat and sunnies. I think by adding a hat, it gave the outfit a more chill vibe which I absolutely LOVE. Sunglasses make any outfit a hundred times cuter, so I just had to add those in. Shoe ideas are pretty much any sandals (tan ones would be extra cute).
Hope you enjoyed my first post!
Xo - Charli

Playsuit - Suprè, $45
Sunglasses - H&M, $12.99







Saturday, 31 December 2016




Hello everyone! 


Welcome to my blog! I'm barely halfway there in terms of customising it and designing to make it my own, but we will get there. My name is Charli and I am a young girl from Australia. My goal is to create a blog that reflects me and my personality and provides unique content that people can use as inspiration and entertainment. I've always wanted to create something that I can share my passion and ideas for designing with other people, and here it finally is! I plan to mainly focus my blog on lifestyle which could range from room decor and fashion, to travel and creative ideas.
So if you are into that kind of thing, stick around to see some funky stuff :) 

Thats all I can really tell you for now, but hopefully I can stick to it and create something that everyone can enjoy :)

Stay wild! Xo - Charli