Monday, 31 October 2011

Top 5 weekend / Bowerbird Bazaar

This past Sunday I took myself (Mr Haphazard was working) into town for a little thing called the Bowerbird Bazaar. And it was AMAZING!  You know, lately I have been saying that something is AMAZING quite a lot, but this, I assure you, is well deserved of caps. Held twice a year in the Queens Theatre, Adelaide, this market features artists and designers from around the country and local food and wine sellers.

 So first off, the line for entry was crazy long, but luckily it moved quickly.

 These beautiful flower arrangements, provided by Fleurs de Nadia, were the centrepieces for the tables in the cafe area. 
 She has a real flair for arranging native flowers and she had a ton of them for sale too. Like these kangaroo paws. Definitely a favourite of mine!
How cool are these? These were the chairs and tables dotted around the venue, made of cardboard and absolutely gorgeous.
Ok, I think I may have mentioned before my obsession with cool lighting, yes? But how awesome are these chandeliers? Sustainable and flat packed, ready for assembly Who did that offer a range of chandeliers, among other products, of exquisite design and quality.

All in all it was a great day spent wandering the aisles discovering cool and interesting new products.

My Top 5 from October Bowerbird Bazaar:

1. Delilah Devine for these fun and quirky upcycled vintage wallpaper horse wall decals

2. Almond Tree Designs,  for this cool piece, (a highlight of my purchases for Mr. Haphazard)
3. Who did that , because, well, see above ranting about awesome lights.
4. Marble Merchants, because Marbles are always awesome, particularly these handmade little balls of amazing. Seriously, check them out.
5. Monolog, for their super lovely printed fabrics.

An absolutely great experience in little old Adelaide town. Now, to save up for next time.
If you want more info on Bowerbird Bazaar check it here.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Hold up.... WHAT!!! / Awesome Product

Ok, I don't know if maybe this was just something that everyone knew existed but WHAT?! How long has this been around for!?
It's literally a light which projects a rainbow onto your wall. Called Rainbow in my Room. From UrbanOutfitters.
But really?!? This is possibly the most AWESOME (note the caps) thing I have ever come across in my long hours spent trawling through google for new and exciting products. Now I know as a theatre lighting tech in my spare time I am probably, just maybe, likely to get a little bit more excited about cool lighting than the average gal, but seriously, this right now has blown my mind.
Did anyone else know about these?

Friday, 28 October 2011

Golf Day / Relaxation

One of those rare days where Mr Haphazard and I both have the day off together and were able to share it playing golf in the sunshine.

This shot, sorry for the iphone dodgyness, was taken on the 11th hole at Cudlee Creek Golf Course. (even the name is adorable) A beautiful par 3 in the Adelaide Hills. Though it claims to be par 3, I find it sits somewhere inbetween real golf and par 3 which, with my lack of golfing prowess, makes it quite perfect!

Outfit for the day went a little something like this...

Simple shirt and shorts from Cotton On. Definitely a favourite for those wardrobe staples.
And of course...
Old faithful and beautifully comfortable all day long. Available here.

Oh, and plenty of this...
Invisible Zinc. Perfect for all skin, particularly in the harsh Australian sun! I crisp up at even a HINT of UV light. Mr. Haphazard is a little more blessed. He tans well, whereas I go from pastey white, to burnt BRIGHT red and back to pastey white without even so much as a hint of a tan. But hey, everyone is different, but everyone needs sunscreen!

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Wednesday Happy/ Awesome body products

Mmmm, lotions, potions and happiness.
Let's take a second to talk about Lush. Possible some of my favourite products of all time come from this store and I just thought I would share my obsession.

Big Blue. A beautiful bathbomb with notes of lavender and lemon and an amazing cleansing quality which makes your skin squeak after your bath!

If, like me, you don't have a bath this is just as good.

Snow Fairy shower gel. It's pink, sweet and sparkly. The perfect morning pick me up.

And, for something beautiful smelling why not give some solid perfume a go?
Orange Blossom solid perfume. Pretty self explanatory, orangey notes with beatiful woody scent. Did you know it is also Vegan? Ooooh yeh....

So there you have it. Some pretty awesome products to help you smell and look amazing.

All images and products Via

Friday, 14 October 2011

Friday night fun!

Jansz. I love it. The best, most perfect bubbly to celebrate Friday night. Cheese is a pretty awesome accompaniment!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Thursday Treats/ Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter and Chocolate. Is there a better combination? These cookies I baked today certainly make it hard to think there could be.
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup peanuts
3/4 cup peanut butter
3/4 cup Baking Cocoa
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large Free Range eggs
1 cup choc chips
1 tsp salt
Sea salt for sprinkling

What to do:
Preheat oven to 200 C

1. Combine flour, salt, cocoa and baking powder in a mixing bowl
2. In a separate bowl, beat butter and sugar
3. Add eggs, vanilla and peanut butter and mix well
4. Combine with dry mixture
5. Add chocolate chips and peanuts and mix until just combined
6. Spoon mixture onto well greased baking tray, sprinkle with a little sea salt and bake for 15 minutes 

The mixture for these cookies is so light and fluffy it was a struggle not to eat the whole lot straight from the mixing bowl!!
Best enjoyed in the sunshine with a cup of Chai tea.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Wednesday handy/ Planning the wedding

Ok so, a few posts missed due to excitement but never fear, I will catch up with posting!!!

Yep, I am now engaged! Wooo! Actually, the planning is pretty much done. Mr. Haphazard popped the question in the Barossa Valley 2 weeks ago and already we have locked in Band, Venue, Celebrant and *fingers crossed* catering will be next.

Details for all to follow!

Onto other, more exciting things. I love Mason jars. Always have. Always will. There is something about the simplicity and beatuy of the jars that I find alluring.
Whether they are used for drinks... Ala Kris of

Find her AMAZING recipe for Apple Pie Smoothies here.

Or, used to store those little things we all have lying around the house...As shown here at Homemade by Monica
Like I said, I love Mason jars! Verstaile and beautiful.
And!!! Most importantly I have found a seller in Australia! Redback Trading Company, found here, have mason jars!!!
So, here is my problem now... how best to utilise these at the wedding?!
Please comment if you have any ideas!!!