Hot Air Balloon Party theme is a timeless classic. It’s not gender specific so it’s ideal for a baby shower, a baby boy or a baby girl 1st birthday or for a twin celebration!Below are few images of the Hot Air Balloon Printables beautifully styled by Sweet Bambini Events. (Full credits below). This gorgeous dessert table was part of Confetti Fair in Sydney!Click here for more information regarding this printable set, or here if you interested int the backdrop. If you would like to view more printable packages click here! You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
I recently gave my 2 Love Birds logo (and the blog) a bit of a re-fresh! I wanted the colours to be more fun, feminine and on-trend, but I didn’t want to change my branding too much! Here is the inspiration/colour board. Love the new colour combo!
They are petite & pretty, deliciously colourful, in fashion, deceivingly light and super sweet! Macarons are definitely the ‘it’ dessert and a ‘must have’ at any soiree. Here are some images of pretty macs in many colours and styling arrangements. I hope these delectable images will be helpful & inspiring in planning your next celebration!
So, as past and future brides know it’s hard enough to pick THAT one dream dress … right? Well, imagine choosing the dress for two! Just a small bump in the road for these stylish ladies! All these brides look gorgeous, glowing and most importantly very happy!
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I’m lucky enough to be working on branding for Miss Deliciouza and this is the colour & inspiration board for the logo! I absolutely love this colour palette! It’s sooo sweet, feminine, light and very playful. I cannot wait to show you the finished branding.
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April 2013 was a month of endings and farewells, but also, (and more so), a month of new beginnings, opportunities, seizing the moment and perusing dreams.
April was an interesting month … I resigned from my full time job as a graphic designer to recharge my creative batteries, have a bit of a break and of course to “spend more time” with the 2 Love Birds!
We had a pleasure of attending a stunning marriage ceremony in gorgeous Yarra Valley. I love going to weddings, especially along with a bunch of my close (and fun) friends.
Some religions celebrate Easter in April. Easter for many symbolises new life and re-birth. For me it was definitely about re-invention and new things in life. Looking forward to the new and the unknown!
Mystical Mermaid party printables are now available! You may remeber I created ‘Mystical Mermaid’ colour & inspiration board recently. I loove the rich purple and shimmering aqua combination with a touch of girly pink!
Mystical Mermaid is a lovely & fun theme for a little girl … I mean a little mermaid!
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Recently I had a pleasure of designing stationery for a beauty spa – I used the above colour/concept board as an inspiration. This is a lovely colour palette. It’s relaxing and calming yet very lively and happy.
Mother’s Day is approaching fast and what better present to give than time spent together or something homemade with love!
Many of you might feel that in our over-commercialized world it is just another day invented for us to spend money and shops to make profits. But let’s be honest, it really doesn’t have to be that way. Mother’s Day is a chance to stop and say: I am thinking of you. I love you and am grateful for the things that you have done for me. So instead of hitting the shops, why not bake something to enjoy for afternoon tea together. Sit down together and have a chat over a cuppa. Life is so much better with a cup of tea and a biscuit! And even better when shared.I remember vividly baking together with my Mom when I was little, and have continued doing that all my life with much joy. Memories of flour everywhere, cookie cutters, rolled out dough and a beautiful scent filling the kitchen once they are in the oven … It is so satisfying to make something yourself and giving it as a gift to someone you love. These days I live far away from my mum, so biscotti’s will make a beautiful gift! Wrap them up, they keep very well, and send them to wherever your mum might be. You could even include some tea bags to complete the gift …
If you would like to download the free gift tags click here. This little recipe can be whipped up in no time and the result still looks impressive. The steps are very simple and whilst you have to bake them twice, preparing the dough and cutting them up is done very quickly. If you haven’t used cardamom before, don’t be shy, just give it a go. It is a beautiful spice and similar to the lemon gives a fresh taste to the biscotti. Pared with pistachios it makes for one delicious combination.
Make life sweeter. x
(from delicious magazine)
220g caster sugar
300g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
finely grated rind of 1 lemon
150g whole almonds, skin on
Preheat oven to 170C
Beat eggs, sugar and lemon rind with an electric beaters until pale and thick.
Sift flour and baking powder into the egg/sugar mixture.
Fold in sifted flower, baking powder and almonds.
Use your hands to lightly knead dough on a floured surface until the dough is smooth.
Form the dough into two logs.
Bake the logs for 25-30 minutes on a tray lined with baking paper until firm to touch and lightly golden.
Take them out too cool down completely (about an hour).
Preheat the oven to 140C.
Cut the logs with a serrated knife at the diagonal into 0.5cm slices.
Lay them out on a baking tray and bake again for 15 minutes, turning them once.
Take them out, let them cool and enjoy!
They can be stored in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks.
Pistachio & Spice Biscotti
220g caster sugar
300g plain flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp cardamom
150g shelled, unsalted Pistachios
Same steps as for the Almond Biscotti. Just omit the lemon zest and add the cardamom together with the flour and baking powder.
2 Love Birds are thrilled to welcome the very talented Katrine as our blog contributor! Katrine has a passion for the culinary arts.
“My name is Katrine and it’s no secret to anyone who knows me that the kitchen is my favourite place to be. To me it is not just food itself that is nurturing, but the joy of preparing and sharing it. Everything we eat should be a little celebration!”
Katrine will share mouthwatering recipes, useful food tips and general entertainment ideas to make your next party that extra special and delicious! Her first post is going to be published in the next few days! Cannot wait!