Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Happy Birthday Sister

Siblings are the best! 

Growing up, having a sister was like having a slumber party with your bestie every single day. 

We shared a room for many years, and that room was our castle when we were princesses, our jungle when we were wild horses, a hospital when we were doctors, classroom when we were teachers, a stage when we were pop stars, an intricate obstacle course when we had hamsters, a barbie and ken luxury resort, a church when we were priests, a restaurant when we were mud chefs, a tent when we were camping, and so many more fun adventures!

Today my younger sister turns a year older.
You've been my best friend and partner in crime since the day you were born, so here's to so many more years of fun and adventure together!!


Tuesday, 27 August 2013

If you like it then you shoulda put a bow on it...

Because everything looks better wrapped in a ribbon...

Dress: Ideals, Cardigan: Mr Price, Ring: Asos, Belt: Gifted, Bracelets: Gifted


Monday, 26 August 2013

Sunday Night Blues? Not anymore...

Last night as the Sunday night blues started to creep in, The Boyfriend and I, both unwilling to accept our weekend was coming to an end, decided a batch of freshly baked choc-chip cookies were just what we needed! 
And boy were we right! 
These cookies took no more than 20 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to bake and are absolutely delicious!
A pot of tea and choc chip cookies, coupled with the Sunday night movie was just the right way to ease into another busy working week…


1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large egg whites
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Combine sugars and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add vanilla and egg whites; beat 1 minute.
  • Add flour, flour, baking soda, and salt and mix.
  • Add choc chips; beat until blended.
  • Drop dough by level tablespoons onto baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Remember to leave enough space between cookies as they do swell.
  • Bake at 180°C for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on pans for 2 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely on wire racks.
  • Makes approximately 32 cookies.

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Thursday, 1 August 2013


waking up in winter is always difficult, but it's also always worth it.
Life has kept me pretty busy lately,and unfortunately my blogging had to take a quick break. To make up for my quiet, heres a few pics of what I've been up to lately...

Also, I am now on instagram and updating that regularly, so follow me @tipsytart for more pics and fun from my day to day adventures...

Behind the scenes on our latest shoot. Working in the advertising industry sure does have its perks, like planning and shooting for the upcoming spring season... definitely my favourite part of the job.

Just some of my mani's lately..

We may be in the middle of winter, but the weather has been so warm lately that beach days and sundowners are still on the agenda.

My sister came up from Cape town recently so we squeezed in lots of family time. Chilling with my siblings is always good fun...

Bijoux my little baby. Because I now live in an apartment I can't have any pets, but recently I was feeling horribly ill so went home (nothing's quite as good and Doctor Dad and Nurse Mum) and had this little treasure
spend all day cuddled in bed with me...

Sorry I've been so quiet.. kisses!