Sunday, 20 April 2008

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

I got this recipe of the back of a packet somewhere. However its still yummers! And everything i love in a cookie! Here is the recipe...

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oat Cookies

125g Butter
1/4 cup Peanut Butter
1 cup Brown Sugar
1 egg lightly beaten
3/4 cup S.R. flour
3/4 cup plain flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 cup choc bits

1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line two baking trays with baking paper.

2. Combine butter and peanut butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook stirring frequently, for 3-4 minutes or until melted and well combined. Transfer to a large bowl and let cool for 5-10 minutes.

3. Add brown sugar and egg. Mix well. Add combined sifted flours, oats and choc bits. Mix well to combine.

4. Roll tablespoons of mixture into a ball. Place onto prepared trays and flatten slightly with a fork. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes or until golden and firm to touch. Stand 5 minutes on tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool.

Then take them to work/share with family/hide and keep to yourself.... and enjoy!

love and kisses on both cheeks,
Sunny xxx

My Crappy Work Diet This Week! - But i loved every minute of it.

OK, your all shaking your heads at me going "oh sunny, will you ever learn?" but the answer is probably no!

Wednesday Lunch and a combination of laziness and an empty fridge result in a sausage roll from Michel's patisserie. Good old Michel's catering to all my fast food needs!

Thursday meant buying up big on multi vitamins... I have a thing called gout (no its not just for old Lady's its hereditary!) which means my body cant process uric acid which is found mostly in red wine, red meat and seafood. Therefore i don't get much Iron and Omega 3 at all. So.... introducing the woman's multi vitamin! The down side is that they are like horse pills! absolutely massive! Next on the list was some berrocca to give me back my B-B-Bounce! And because my lack of iron makes me very lethargic and without much energy some days. Hmm tropical flavour!

Fridays lunch was bacon and mushroom tortellini from the place down stairs who uses environmentally friendly take away bags... or so it says! We had a few drinks the night before so it was definitely what i needed to get me through the afternoon!

And of course, the watter bottle i told you about. I like red and thought this would look good on my desk. a whole $1.50 at the reject shop! Hopefully with the transformation challenge starting Monday it will get a work out this next month!

Anyway that's all for my bad eating at work this week!

Love and kisses on both cheeks,

Sunny xxx

Saturday, 19 April 2008

How to work a Dress

I am very committed to bringing back femininity. I love the way a dress makes you feel girly, sexy, flirty, free and of course lady-like. So in the interest of spreading the gospel here is something i whipped up to encourage you all to jump in and be fabulous!

A Night on The Town

Nothing beats rocking a little black dress, but to make sure you don't look like the 20 other girls who are wearing LBD's spice it up with some colour. Don't forget a scarf - because no one wants to be caught outside in a LBD in winter. I just LOVE the feminine lines of this dress... I'm only going to say this once MEN LIKE CURVES!!

Pink Lady

A new twist on a classic. Note the classic lines of the dress - high cut and A-line. Chuck on a beige trench and some gorgeous drool worthy beige heels and your already dripping with class. A few girly accessories like this rose ring and the quilted pink bag and your the picture of femininity.

Sunshine During Winter

I'm loving this umbrella and the combination of the bright bold colours. Nothing makes you feel better than wearing bright clothes on a dreary lazy day. To really warm up on a cold day whip on some opaque stockings and a bondage style belt (corset style as everyone else calls it!). Just remember - open toed shoes and stockings don't work. I don't care how popular it becomes - its still tacky.

Cleopatra Eat Your Heart Out

I'll be the first to admit i love fancy dress in everyday life. In other words outfits that are inspired by a character/era/movie/cliche such as Cleopatra! note the masses of gold and green and arm bands. I love the neckline of this dress and its just SO perfect. Also don't forget matching nickers and a cocktail!

Child of the Fifties

Again, work the femininity in a big way. Pearls scream femininity no matter what. Love these heels from LAMB - Gwen Stephani - too bad they were $350.00!! The dainty jewellery sets the perfect scene... and a light pink dress just screams lady!

Child of the Sixties

Bright and flowing fabrics. work this as a mini dress and pile on the bright colours! Ready for a freak out yet?

If i were a princess...

This is totally what i would wear to my ball. Again, I'm in love with this umbrella! And the tiara is so Anastasia that it makes me squirm. Pair it with an elegant up-do or a half up half down with curls look. Throw in a shrug to keep your dainty princess shoulders warm and your ready to go. (I also threw in some orbit mints just in case you meet prince charming!)

Love and kisses on both cheeks,

Sunny xxx

Transformation Challenge

Hello my lovelies. I'm going to change.

I hear you mumbles "frikkin change screwing everything up". But no need to worry! I'm actually participating in Gala Darling's (she's my favourite Internet Celebrity - and i don't use that term lightly!) iCiNG Transformation Challenge.

Here are my goals:

1. Drink lots more water - i started already by buying a big jug of water to put on my desk. The main reason i don't drink much water is I'm too lazy to walk from my desk to kitchen. I know, I'm lazy as hell!

2. Keep my room in a decent state - I did a MASSIVE clean out today, we are talking sun up to almost sun down. The tricky part is maintaining it.

3. Do at least 20 hours of driving - I have always lived and worked right next to a station, but now that my learner licence is about to run out (after about 3 years!) I'm thinking i don't want to have to start from the beginning!! I seriously must be the oldest person to still have their L plates - i cop a lot about it at work :)

4. Generally be more positive, happy, clean, productive and good for myself!

So anyway... that's where I'm at. It starts Monday and i will keep you updated on how I'm going!

Love and kisses on both cheeks,
Sunny xxx

Sunday, 13 April 2008


My Name is Sunny, I'm a long time eBay buy-aholic - first time seller.

After the painstaking deliberation of should I? Shouldn't I? for about six months I've decided to jump into the dark hole of selling on eBay and so far i have my fingers crossed i don't make some massive mistake and end up losing everything and take to a life of crime and sleeping on benches.... its a very possible fate :)

Anyway, back on topic, i am now proud to call myself and eBay seller and am sitting at computer eagerly pressing the refresh button hoping someone will bid on my item before the 10 days finish. This is where my obsessive compulsive side kicks in. So far 2 people are watching a Portmans hat and 2 people are watching a Free Fusion dress i was given that my boobs are no where near fitting into so it still has the tags on :) But unfortunately no body is watching my Stila Foundation in shade J - about ten million shades darker than my 'albino' complexion!!

Anyway, I'll keep you updated on how i go... and whether i end up on a park bench throwing cats at people. Yes, that's me you passed on the way to work this morning.... :)

Love and kisses on both cheeks,
Sunny xxx

Looks I'm Loving/Rocking This Winter

This outfit is something to work or possibly a weeknight dinner with friends. Its got a yummy warm jumper (as the nights are getting colder and colder here is Sydney!) and my new love, purple leather driving gloves!! My love of skull patterns and keyboard/music patterns comes out in the bag and shoes... love love love!!

This number is one of my Jackie Onassis looks that i love. I'm all for J-girl. She had it going on in a big way hahaha. This outfit is also VERY Chanel, as seen in the shoes, bag, glasses, lipstick and the ever timeless pearls (a girls best friend in my eyes). I am absolutely loving this jacket... check out the flattering cut and subtle pattern of the fabric. Let me put this simply.... If a girl was wearing it, I would date her.

This is another look i would rock at work. My favourite part is the bright blue parker... tell me it doesn't scream LOOK AT ME!! I SAID LOOK DAMMIT!!! The trick is in the femininity of the outfit (Sweet nude/pink lip gloss, simple silver jewelery and a beige bag) in contrast with the loud jacket. As soon as you take of that jacket your in appropriate office attire.... but why not make a statement on your way in??? huh??

Love and kisses on both cheeks,
Sunny xxx

Friday, 11 April 2008

Sunny Ridge Strawberry Farm, Melbourne

I am a lover of the small, red, seductive fruit we call a strawberry! My grandma used to cut up strawberries and dust on some icing sugar and we would all hoe in like there was no tomorrow! I have also had a few seductive nights with the little passion berries!
Therefore I am sure you all can understand my excitement when K says "Hey, you want to go to the strawberry farm?" yes yes YES I DO!

The front entrance... and a few random people in my way... all of them carrying arm fulls of strawberries.... i did consider just stealing theirs but i was far to curious and wanted to go inside.

Interesting that you can buy blueberry plants at a strawberry farm.... why don't they just call it a berry farm? huh?

Once you go into the farms HQ you have the option of the gift shop or cafe - i chose gift shop first where i picked up a nice strawberry jam... hmmm my favourite.

Here is the cafe - its where K and i had MASSIVE strawberry sundae's and i had a hot chocolate to balance out all that cold ice cream and topping. Hmmmmmm toppings.... (drools). This is also where they had their wine/liquor tasting. I tried most things - i cant help myself. All it costs is a gold coin donation to a good cause, and its always best to try before you buy. I ended up getting a strawberry port - which I'm saving for a special occasion and a Sparkling Strawberry Wine and oh my gosh i almost drank the whole bottle. I absolutely loved it!!

After you've stuffed yourself and have bought up big in the gift shop you have the option to just buy the strawberries or to pick your own. I obviously picked my own! It cost about $8.00 for a very large container full. You go out the front and down some well disguised paths and finally reach the actual strawberry farm! This was the first sigh we saw and thank god otherwise I would have been cramming those babies into my mouth dirt and bugs and all... or not. I, fortunately, have common sense.

Anyway this is the strawberry farm. Rows and rows of plump red strawberries. And you can see all the people foraging for strawberries to fill their baskets. Their were a lot of paddocks behind it which were strawberries they used to make the jams and wines and other goodies.

And here is our bounty! Gorgeous plump red strawberries! and a huge container full of them. We did get some pretty massive ones so the box looks smaller than it was! All around it was a fun day and we had a great time mucking around in the fields and helping each other out with our foraging! I encourage all you berry lovers to give it a shot! The name is so fitting too!
Corner Mornington-Flinders and Shands Road Main Ridge,
Victoria Australia 3928
Phone - +613 5989 4500
Fax - +613 5989 6263
Love and kisses on both cheeks,
Sunny xxx