November 11, 2011 by Cassie
Images taken from bigwordsblog.com
From Bianca’s About Page (she says it better than me!):
“Bianca is an Adelaide-based blogger and writer who not only is the publisher of bigwords, but also blogs for the Happy Child website and Kleenex Mums. She has worked for The Advertiser, The Sunday Mail, Independent Weekly, The Times, Australian Associated Press, Adelaide Hills Magazine and even read the news badly for ABC Radio. Her speciality area is business reporting and she has dabbled in public relations and corporate writing, but for the past few years she has developed new skills including breastfeeding and diplomacy. She has three children. She likes gin.”
Bianca is a fantastic writer. I love some of her most recent posts:
The Eye Roll – Where she recounts an incident where her child was subjected to stereotypis.
The Anatomy of a Playgroup – A dissection of the different types of mothers that attend playgroups. Which one are you?
The First Month – Bianca is taking part in Michelle Bridges 12 Week Body Transformation program and here she shares her progress from the first month. Looking great Bianca!
And finally, The List – I tagged Bianca in my 10 Things you didn’t want to know about me post and so she responded in kind. Some fantastic points here
So, go on. Check out Big Words Blog, like her Twitter and follow her Instagram by searching for “Bigwords”. You won’t be disappointed.
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October 21, 2011 by Cassie
*Picture taken from cupcakeproject.com*
I’ve decided to spread some love around (and perhaps gain a few sneaky followers ) by doing a weekly feature on some of the blogs I love to read. Some are housework related, most are not.
After Lily was born I suddenly become fascinated with cupcakes. Specifically with baking them. I somehow stumbled upon The Cupcake Project and suddenly I was even more obsessed.
I’ll let Stef explain how & why she started the blog:
At dinner one night, some good friends mentioned that they were trying to decide where to buy cupcakes for their wedding. I surprised myself and others at the table by offering to bake for them (I had never baked a cupcake before – ever!). My friends surprised me by accepting. Their wedding was Dec 31, 2007 and I had exactly nine months to learn to bake wedding-worthy cupcakes. I baked a new cupcake for them every week and let them choose their three favorites for the big day. In doing so, I began to go a bit cupcake crazy! My cupcake obsession continues to grow. I completed a second wedding on Oct. 12, 2008, a third one on May 30, 2010, and a fourth one in March 26, 2011. Even when I’m not working on a specific project, my quest to master the cupcake endures. Each week, I feature new cupcake recipes, ingredient and technique spotlights, and baking-related product giveaways.
My favourite recipe from The Cupcake Project is Pistachio Cake Cupcakes with Rosemary and a Cherry Glaze. Sounds interesting doesn’t it? And I have to say, it is. They are more savoury than your usual cupcake but the cherry glaze adds a nice subtle sweetness.
I also love her Vanilla Bean Buttercream and Chocolate Cream Cheese Frostings. They are both very easily customised and I used the chocolate cream cheese recipe as the basis of my Jaffa Cupcakes with Orange Marmalade Cream Cheese Frosting.
You can find the Cupcake Project on Facebook and Twitter.
Please follow her and tell her I sent you. You won’t regret it.
Do you have a blog you think I should check out? Let me know in the comments
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