Red Christmas Trifle Recipe

Dec 18, 2014 Tags: , ,
Red Christmas Trifle Recipe
This is an easy no fuss Christmas Red Christmas Trifle Recipe, that is sure to impress every guest at the Christmas table this year. Up or down-style the dessert by using fancy, different shape or different shape glasses on the table this year.     Red Christmas Trifle Recipe Ingredients Cherry or Strawberry Jelly Fresh Strawberries (halved) Fresh Cherries (destoned and halved) Sponge cake Cream 1 cup of sifted Icing Sugar Mint   Method Mix the jelly according to the instructions on the box. Add the fruit to the jelly.... Read More

Pass the Parcel with NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto

Dec 17, 2014 Tags: , ,
Pass the Parcel with NESCAFÉ Dolce Gusto
We are so excited to bring you an exciting virtual ‘Pass the Parcel’ with the stylishly clever capsule system, NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®. I was introduced to the whole pass the parcel concept at a birthday party earlier this year and must say that it is rather exciting to participate in! They have recently launched a fun Facebook application for this give-away in which they will be giving away 50 NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® machines and accessories until 20 December 2014*! What is a Christmas celebration without the rich and creamy... Read More

The Rhino – SA’s Reindeer

Dec 16, 2014 Tags: ,
The Rhino - SA's Reindeer
The focus of much of this year was on the poaching of Rhino’s and their numbers decreasing rapidly. There are so many products that has been created highlighting this lovilee animal and I’d like to share some with you today. I purchased this blackboard clip at a market I attended recently and thought it so cute! Carike Ridout took the image for us.       Image/Product credits: Rhino Business card holder from localfair. Consol Glass Rands for Rhinos Bottles available from their Woodmead and Stellenbosch... Read More

Love is in the air: Delft styled shoot

Dec 15, 2014 Tags:
Love is in the air: Delft styled shoot
I met Natja Reney from Garniche Studio at an event to celebrate the launch of the M.Studio on-line store earlier this year. Natja is a true creative and has some very lovilee styled shoots in her portfolio. One such shoot is this lovilee Love is in the air: Delft styled shoot, that we are spoiling you with today.     This shoot reminded me of our Delft inspired Christmas Styled shoot that I commissioned last year, and what better way to spoil you with some pretty eye candy to end this year off with. The beautiful... Read More

2015 Free Calendar Printable

Dec 12, 2014 Tags: ,
2015 Free Calendar Printable
Sharing a free 2015 Free Calendar printable that was a collaboration between 12 designers and a blogger. I literally gave each designer free reign on their designs and love how each added a little something unique to theirs! May 2015 be a creative and blessed year for all you lovilees!     Cover Ribbon Creative Studio created the lovilee cover of our calendar. Ribbon is a boutique design studio based in Pretoria, constantly working on new, fresh and exciting wedding and event creations! Their service offering includes stationery... Read More

Coconut Macaroon Recipe

Dec 11, 2014 Tags:
Coconut Macaroon Recipe
After so many questions in class and for the sake of research, Nicolette from La Petite Patisserie decided to make a Macaroon. So let’s rather call these Coconut Macaroons instead of just Macaroons. They differ quite a lot from the French Macarons, which are made with almond flour, comes in a variety of pastel colours and usually sandwiched with flavoured buttercreams or chocolate ganache.     The food encyclopedia “Larousse Gastronomique”, mentions that the word “Macaron” comes from the Italian word “ Maccherone” and... Read More

Bathroom before & after

Dec 10, 2014 Tags: , ,
Bathroom before & after
I recently revamped our en-suite bathroom and was soooo pleased with the outcome that I decided to share the bathroom before & after. The bathroom really had a few glitches… The plumbing was a mess and could only be resolved by removing the tiles, the old tiles were not really my taste, so we decided that we would just do a complete re-vamp.     We got some quotes and I almost collapsed when I received them. We managed getting everything done ourselves for less than half the prices provided, but admit that I do have some... Read More

Vintage romance captured by Figure of 8

Dec 09, 2014 Tags:
Vintage romance captured by Figure of 8
The lovilees of Pretoria based, Figure of 8 Photography captured Anéll and Gustav, who met through mutual friend’s, special day at Imperfect Perfection. There were some lovilee special touches to this special day. My favourite being the bride’s wooden protea bouquet and the pudding served in the mini ceramic mugs.     The couple booked the venue three years in advance, a month after getting engaged. There were plenty of DIY details on the day that included the table placement charts themselves... Read More

African-feel Christmas table with leg of lamb recipe

Dec 08, 2014 Tags: , ,
African-feel Christmas table with leg of lamb recipe
So many times over the festive season we get caught up in the snow and all that traditionally goes together with the Christmas feel. In reality we in South Africa rarely have a cool Christmas day. Today I share this lovilee African-feel Christmas table with leg of lamb recipe submitted by photographer, Amanda Boonzaaier. The bold oranges caught my attention and love how it captures a true South African Christmas.     Nicky Brecher, winner of the 2012 ‘Toptientuiskokke’ competition recently released her own cookbook,... Read More

Chocolate star lollipop recipe

Dec 05, 2014 Tags: , ,
Chocolate star lollipop recipe
Make your own hot chocolate this Christmas with this yummy Chocolate star lollipop recipe by Liezel from Match Set Love. These make great stocking fillers but are also great to serve as an after dinner treat.     Ingredients: Milk or dark chocolate compound (available from most baking shops) Sucker/lollipop shape tray Lollipop sticks   Method: Melt the chocolate compound over hot water Pour into the chocolate forms and stick in the lollipop sticks Put in the freezer for 5 minutes Pop out the chocolate stars and keep in a... Read More

 


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