Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Happy Half Week Fawners!

Huckleberry Home!

"What is this?" You ask! Well, if you live on the South Coast and love yourself some beautiful homewares, this is the place to be!
Recently I blogged about one of my best friends and I making a trip down to Berry for the day. Well, whilst there we went to Huckleberry Home which in turn caused me to purchase a beautiful little collection of ice cream bowls and a "glasses and jug" set with tiny bees blown into them.. Absolutely Stunning!
I completely and uttery love this shop and everything about it! The moment you walk through the doors it has a beautiful smell as if you had just entered a spa, and soft lighting as though the shop has been lit with candles and a fireplace giving it a warm and welcoming feeling.. I know I am rambling but I fall in love every time I go there.. I highly recommend it!
And get this! Complementary gift wrapping! Which b.t.w is super cute!
Karen Peat & Michele Lace
Shop 2, 94 – 96 Queen Street
Berry NSW 2535
Phone: (02) 4464 3881
Fax: (02) 4464 3882
E Mail:

So bloggers if you are ever up or down Berry way check it out!
Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Dessert! YUMMY!

When I first found this I drooled!


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen (defrosted and drained) blackberries
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet your berries and how sweet you would like your slump to be)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup water
  • Whipping cream or vanilla ice cream for topping


1 In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the flour. Using a pastry cutter, two knives, or your clean hands, cut the butter into the flour until the flour resembles a coarse meal. Add the milk all at once and stir until the flour is just moistened. Handling the dough as little as possible, form into a ball. Set aside.
2 In a 2-qt saucepan, add the berries, sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, lemon zest, and water. Heat until boiling, stirring a few times so that the berries are well coated with the sauce. Once the berry mixture is boiling, tear off spoonful chunks from the dough ball and drop onto the fruit around the edges of the pot. You should have enough dough for 6 dumplings. Cover the pot and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook for 25 minutes, without peeking at the dumplings.
Place dumplings in serving bowls and top with berries. Serve with cream or ice cream. Serve hot or chilled.
Yield: Serves 4 to 6.
Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

Surcome to tradition!

So I have taken notice that whenever someone gets married they get the ol' "bride", "maid of honour" and "bridesmaid" tees made up and thats what they wear the night before and during makeup..
Well, as sweet as that idea looks I am quite happy to be a rebel and get them something a bit nicer seeing as they already know what role they are in my special day.
So this is what I have done... Upon research I found something much more "WOW".

Bridesmaid Kimono's!! All different colours! So I set out and found a lady who will make them for me.

I am so excited, I hope they will love them as much as I do.

They also look alot easier to remove without ruining hair or makeup.

Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

Yummy Cheesy Bread!

I am making this tonight! It looks absolutely amazing!!


  • 8 oz shredded Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 lb shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chopped green onion (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp sour cream (optional)
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 stick unsalted butter (1/2 cup, 4 ounces), softened to the point of being slightly melted
  • 1 to 2 loaves of French or Italian bread (I used Ciabatta), depending on the size of the loaves


1 In a large bowl, mix together the cheeses and the green onion. Stir in the mayonnaise and sour cream. In a separate small bowl blend the butter and garlic until smooth. Add the butter mixture to the cheese mixture.
2 Preheat broiler. Slice loaf of bread in half horizontally, lay crust side down. Spread cheese mixture over the bread. Place under the broiler until nicely browned, about 3 to 5 minutes.
3 Remove from broiler and let sit for 5 minutes until cool enough to handle. Slice the bread with a bread knife. Serve.
Makes 30 to 40 slices.


Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Simple but yummy Chocolate freckles!

It is best to get yourself good quality chocolate for this! Yummmmmmmm!!!

This is so so so so simple. Only 2 ingredients!

200g Chocolate, I use Cadburys dairy milk
Hundreds and Thousands

Place a heat proof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. In the bowl put your chocolate and melt away!
Place the melted chocolate onto baking paper in little blobs, let the blobs set slightly.

Cover with Hundreds and Thousands.

Finish by cooling in the fridge. Try not to inhale them in one hit =)

Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

Beautiful wrap!

Fabric Wrap!

I love making a big effort to wrap presents for my beautiful friends and family, it my way
of letting them know they are special to me.
So, when I found this on (my favorite source for cards!) I got so excited I brought
cute fabrics on eBay that would look extremely cute.
If you click on the link that flashes above when you move over the picture it will take you to where you can download the instructions.

Have fun sharing the beauty.

Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

Perfect Chai Tea, Mmmmmm!

Use a 500ml Teapot

Add 3tsp of Chai mix to pot

Pour 100ml of boiling water over the Chai mix

Let brew for 2-3 minutes

Heat 400ml of milk. Do not let boil!

(It is best to froth the milk)

Add warm milk to pot

Strain into cup

And finally add honey for taste.


Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

Mmmm more Donna Hay food I LOVE!!

My fiance and I make ourselves gourmet burgers on a semi-regular basis, therefore I decided to share with you all the key ingredient we use.

Tomato Chutney!! But not just any tomato chutney, this chutney is Danna Hay's recipe! Mmmm!


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, chopped
  • 8 vine-ripened tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup (125ml) malt vinegar
  • ¼ cup (45g) brown sugar
  • sea salt and cracked black pepper


  Place the oil and onion in a saucepan over medium heat and cook for 5 minutes or until tender. Add the tomato, mustard, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper and cook for 10–15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Spoon into sterilised jars or clean containers and store in the refrigerator. Serve with pork or ham. Makes 3 cups.

How we put it together~

Might be nice of me to tell you all how we make our "burgers"

1. We use flat sour dough buns which are grilled in a pan with butter and garlic
2. Grill some Procuitto with a light sprinkling of virgin olive oil.
3. Mash 1 avocado into a paste
4. BBQ our butchers burger patties
5. Slice 2 pieces of Jarlsburg cheese per burger
6. Sometimes we grill slices mushrooms with garlic and parsley paste. Mmm.
7. Put all the ingerdients together on your bun and ENJOY! Yummy!!

Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Im in Fawn Love!!!!

Browsing for my next bit of art for my house I found this!!!!
I say it again and again but this is honestly becoming a "look what ive brought" or "look what im buying" blog!!! I am in serious trouble hahaha..

I am constantly becoming amazed at the things which people think up!

Little Fawn Woodland Themed Terrarium

WHo would not want a tiny fawn in there house, shame its pretend though...

How adorable is that!!! EeeeeeeekkkK!!!

I mean it has real moss in it! Its soo soo soo cute! The only problem is that they only ship to USA!

AT $83.21 AUD I would love a mini wildlife park..

Copy the link to have a squizz...

Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

Simply Squirrel!

My fiance would definately know I love him if I brought this!!

"I love you more than Squirrels"!

This original print comes in a range of different colours to suit your home, I am after blue!

At only $15.00 per print as if you wouldn't want one to add a little humour to your collection!!

8.5 by 11 inches


Copy and paste this link to get yours!

I love Etsy so so so much =)

Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

Julia Child's beef bourguignon

Today I have been watching "Julie and Julia" so I thought that it might be appropriate to
load the famous Beef Bouguignon recipe! Yummy!!!

It is a process but so worth it at the end..


  • One 6-ounce piece of chunk bacon 

  • 3 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 

  • 3 pounds lean stewing beef, cut into 2-inch cubes

  • 1 carrot, sliced

  • 1 onion, sliced

  • Salt and pepper

  • 2 tablespoons flour

  • 3 cups red wine, young and full-bodied (like Beaujolais, Cotes du Rhone or Burgundy) 

  • 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups brown beef stock 

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste 

  • 2 cloves mashed garlic 

  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme 

  • A crumbled bay leaf 

  • 18 to 24 white onions, small

  • 3 1/2 tablespoons butter 

  • Herb bouquet (4 parsley sprigs, one-half bay leaf, one-quarter teaspoon thyme, tied in cheesecloth)

  • 1 pound mushrooms, fresh and quartered

  • Cooking Directions

    Remove bacon rind and cut into lardons (sticks 1/4-inch thick and 1 1/2 inches long). Simmer rind and lardons for 10 minutes in 1 1/2 quarts water. Drain and dry.
    Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
    Sauté lardons in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a flameproof casserole over moderate heat for 2 to 3 minutes to brown lightly. Remove to a side dish with a slotted spoon.
    Dry beef in paper towels; it will not brown if it is damp. Heat fat in casserole until almost smoking. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and sauté until nicely browned on all sides. Add it to the lardons.
    In the same fat, brown the sliced vegetables. Pour out the excess fat.
    Return the beef and bacon to the casserole and toss with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
    Then sprinkle on the flour and toss again to coat the beef lightly. Set casserole uncovered in middle position of preheated oven for 4 minutes.
    Toss the meat again and return to oven for 4 minutes (this browns the flour and coves the meat with a light crust).
    Remove casserole and turn oven down to 325 degrees.
    Stir in wine and 2 to 3 cups stock, just enough so that the meat is barely covered.
    Add the tomato paste, garlic, herbs and bacon rind. Bring to a simmer on top of the stove.
    Cover casserole and set in lower third of oven. Regulate heat so that liquid simmers very slowly for 3 to 4 hours. The meat is done when a fork pierces it easily.
    While the beef is cooking, prepare the onions and mushrooms.
    Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons butter with one and one-half tablespoons of the oil until bubbling in a skillet.
    Add onions and sauté over moderate heat for about 10 minutes, rolling them so they will brown as evenly as possible. Be careful not to break their skins. You cannot expect them to brown uniformly.
    Add 1/2 cup of the stock, salt and pepper to taste and the herb bouquet.
    Cover and simmer slowly for 40 to 50 minutes until the onions are perfectly tender but hold their shape, and the liquid has evaporated. Remove herb bouquet and set onions aside.
    Wipe out skillet and heat remaining oil and butter over high heat. As soon as you see butter has begun to subside, indicating it is hot enough, add mushrooms.
    Toss and shake pan for 4 to 5 minutes. As soon as they have begun to brown lightly, remove from heat.
    When the meat is tender, pour the contents of the casserole into a sieve set over a saucepan.
    Wash out the casserole and return the beef and lardons to it. Distribute the cooked onions and mushrooms on top.
    Skim fat off sauce in saucepan. Simmer sauce for a minute or 2, skimming off additional fat as it rises. You should have about 2 1/2 cups of sauce thick enough to coat a spoon lightly.
    If too thin, boil it down rapidly. If too thick, mix in a few tablespoons stock. Taste carefully for seasoning.
    Pour sauce over meat and vegetables. Cover and simmer 2 to 3 minutes, basting the meat and vegetables with the sauce several times.
    Serve in casserole, or arrange stew on a platter surrounded with potatoes, noodles or rice, and decorated with parsley.

    I hope you love it as much as I do mmmmmmmm!!!

    Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

    Thursday, 21 July 2011

    Another Brooch!

    This is soooooo adorable I want one now!

    As you can see I have incorporated my "Fawns" and "Squirrels" this week into brooches.

    Hand felted this gorgeous little brooch is available as an ornament too.

    I have quite a lovely scarf this would team well with ;)

    Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

    There aren't enough Squirrels!

    So it has become completely apparent to me that this blog is dangerous!!!
    Quite litterally all of the items I put up here I BUY!!!
    Its becoming more of a "look what I brought today" blog..

    I made the stirn decision that there isn't enough Squirrels on this blog, nor are there enough FAWNS!
    I feel like a slacker!!! So I have made it my business to ensure there is one of each everyweek..

    Look! Look at this hand painted wooden brooch!
    The perfect way to have art with you everyday is to buy a pretty little brooch and display it for all to see. And, does it get better than a cute little deer playing with a butterfly? I think not!

    RRP: $17.00

    Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

    Sunday, 17 July 2011

    Angus & Julia Stone - You're the one that I want - Rolling Session#12

    Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

    Weekend edition!

    Welcome to the Weekend Edition!
    I know, I know it's Sunday.. Well ive been busy, Haha.

    The idea of the weekend Edition is to show you out there an item a week which would be amazingly uselful or just awsome for the weekend!

    There would be no better item to start off a weekend product guide than with a Picnic basket!!
    I have chosen two of my favorites.
    The first being quite an unusual option and the other more traditional with a zesty twist!!

    Option 1. The "Manhattan cocktail set"

    I mean honestly a cocktail picnic set! I am there!!!! Perfect picnic if you ask me..

    RRP: $139.95

    This comes in two colours- Tan and Black (The tan makes it look all the more vintage!)
    The product is completely insulated and made of leatherette with a sholder strap for convenience.

    With a limited lifetime warranty and space for two bottles it is well worth the $139.95

    The website is perfect for absolutely all your picnic needs.

    Option 2.

    One of the most convenient picnic sets I have ever seen!

    It is none other than  the Cath Kidston "Flat pack picnic set"
    Not only is it super adorable but it is a throw away!!
    Not to mention compact!

    At RRP: $49.95 it is completely laminated so you could re-use if needed, but I mean who cares if you have to throw it away because you dont have to carry it!!!

    This is yet another wonderful product which can be found on

    Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

    Friday, 15 July 2011

    Recipe for today, thankyou Donna Hay!

    Cheat Chicken Pie!

    So I have made this a few times and everyone loves it!!
    My friends have asked for the recipe and some family members so I thought I would pass it on here to you aswell. I know you'll all love it too.


    • 2 cups (320g) coarsely chopped cooked chicken
    • ¾ cup (180g) sour cream ( I use 1- 1.5 cups but I love it extremely creamy!)
    • 2 tablespoons chopped basil leaves
    • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
    • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    • sea salt and cracked black pepper
    • 4 x 200g sheets store-bought butter puff pastry, thawed
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten


    1. Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
    2. Combine the chicken, sour cream, basil, lemon rind, mustard, salt and pepper.
    3. Cut 2 x 15cm x 10cm rectangles from the pastry and place on a baking tray lined with non-stick baking paper.
    4. Spoon the filling into the centre of the pastry.
    5. Brush just inside the edge of the pastry with the egg.
    6. Cut 2 x 18cm x 12cm rectangles from the remaining pastry and place over the filling.
    7. Gently press the edges together to seal. Brush the tops of the pies with the beaten egg.
    8. Bake the pies for 25–30 minutes or until pastry is puffed and golden.

    This should feed 2 people but honestly my partner and I have left overs!
    Very generous portions!!

    Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

    Isabel Lucas and Angus Stone's Coral Sea Love - with Julia Stone's song ...

    Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin

    I am now on BlogLovin!!

    I am so excited!!

    Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

    Dress of the day!

    Absolutely stunning and extremely versitile!

    This beautiful dress is from the "MeandOli" Etsy shop!

    "A bird in the hand fly me dress"
    (as if you dont love the name!)

    Very light silk/cotton fabric which means its perfect for a hot day.
    (Yes I am already thinking of Summer!)

    RRP: $160.00

    I honestly dont know why I decided to do something like this, I am destroying my wallet to buy the things that I find!!

    The dress would be absolutely perfect with a thin, brown or burgandy leather belt! And... A few SMALL accessories as the dress is bright and playful enough you dont need anything else.

    (credit card details are being extracted from wallet!)

    I bet you will love this as much as I!

    Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

    Thursday, 14 July 2011

    Vintage toy day!

    It's been a while!!

    Well hello readers from near and far....
    This blog edition is on vintage toys! I mean honestly who does not love vintage toys!!!

    I try to collect bits and bobs here and there because they capture the mind and if there is anything a parent wants for their child its a wide spread imagination! (And maybe for herself too!)

    Our first object today is actually for a very close friend who has requested I find her a Mr. Potato Head.
    Odd request? Not really, I have a couple in my kitchen which captured her eye so I was sent on a mission!
    Mission accepted and completed I have come here to share with everyone!

    Whilst in depth in my research I came across these which I think are absolutely adorable, on a site dedicated to everything Mr. Potato Head! Awsome you say? I know right!

    I have absolutely no idea if she will like them but fingers crossed!

    Honestly is there anything cooler than "Kiss" potatos???

    The RRP: $69.95 USD

    I do not think they ship to Australia but..There are many on there which you could just look up the title on eBay and find them there.

    I even managed to find the original Mr. Potato Head kit, like on the video below!

    It is absolutely amazing what people keep for so long....

    I hope this helps all you Potato enthusiasts!

    Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

    Vintage Original Mr and Mrs Potato Head commercial 1960's

    Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

    Tuesday, 5 July 2011

    Outfit of the day! The Anthropologie way!

    Stunning outfit I want so bad!!!

    The first piece is the "Winners Circle Tee" in White
    RRP: $48.00
    Such a beautiful neckline you do not by anymeans need a necklace..

    The Second piece and my favorite (I am saving for!) the "Glossed Loafers" 3.5inches in Turquoise with a mixture of leather and synthetic materials these loafers are the perfect pair of shoes to standout from a crowd!
    Such a simple style full of elegance and poise with a POP!
    RRP: $168.00

    The third piece is an adorable "Trenchcoat Skirt" in Moss
    I just love this as I have so many (I mean so many!) coats, they are by far my favorite piece of clothing to buy.. And, to have the style captured in a skirt is enough to make me smile and crave one!
    RRP: $138.00

    The fourth and final edition to this outfit is the earings which are also in Turquoise to ensure the
    look you are grabbing is evenly distributed. They are known as the "Acoma" earings, which
    is rather appropriate because I might have a-coma if I dont get this outfit and these stunning earings.
    RRP: $38.00

    I personally think that if you finish the outfit with a tiny line of Turquoise eyeshadow and black eyeliner it will set the whole look alight!

    My personal recomendation is MAC!

    Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

    Homeware of the week!

    Alice in Wonderland for Tea!

    So I promised a pretty little homeware and a pretty little homeware is what you shall get!
    Whoever you are =)
    So maybe 2 weeks ago one of my closest friends, my son and I went on a little day trip to the Berry Tea Shop (cutest little place in the cutest little town!) and while sitting there eating the most fantastic scons with the absolute yummiest rasberry jam I have ever eaten (Which I brought!) and drinking a tea which was far too strong for my simple pallet to handle.. I noticed to my left on the centre table the cutest tea for two pot! I am a strong advocate for drinking tea and I absolutely adore teapots and cups especially Alice In Wonderland themed ones!! Not to mention I am addicted to collecting things!
    Anyway... I wandered over and admired it and another I had seen on checked the price tag and thought "my goodnees I must have this!!" Thinking i'll come back because I didnt wish to kart it around all day I forgot.. So on one of my many searching sprees I found it!!
    And I am finding my card right now!! =)
    It is the Alice in Wonderland Tea for two teapot from
    RRP: $75.00
    Must have for any tea enthusiast!!

    Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

    Tuesday is decor day!

    Simple and Colourful takes off

    All of these pieces were selected for their colour and mish-mash style together.. When Decorating I love to throw many different textiles together it adds lots of pop to the room..  But, I always ensure there is a piece that is rather plain that I am able to jazz up.
    I find it nesassary to have a few simple pieces within a room, as a pallet cleanser I suppose just like sniffing coffee after many perfumes to recapture your sense of smell the simple pieces ensure you are not overwhelmed buy too many busy pieces.

    The first Piece is a "Flower Weave Rug" from
    This rug is completely hand woven of hemp materials and is just under 2m in diameter.
    (It will be appart of my decor!)
    RRP: $450.00
    I highly recomend this rug to anyone who loves to add a vintage touch to their home.

    The Second piece also from is a stunning little Pouffe in "Bubblegum Pink"
    This gives a shot of femininity to the room with a useful purpose.
    I have one the same in the "Watermelon"..
    RRP: $184.00
    At 55cmx30cm this is a beautiful object of decor to add to any room as it comes in many different colours
    to suit anyones taste.

    The Third Piece is a high back arm chair known as the "Riccardo" which is apparently a "his" chair but it is so nice I will reclaim as a classy tea chair for any feminine lady..
    Found in Domayne this wing chair holds a price of $1,999.00
    Completely upholstered in MocCroc fabrics in "Metallic Croc Onyx" as its colour it is the perfect simple tone down piece.

    And the Final piece a beautifully simple lamp from Beacon Lighting at only 62cm in height this lamp would look stunning on a white or black french provincial style table to add a modern touch to any room.
    The lamp is known as "Lola" at $69.95 in Aqua Blue is in my opinion simply stunning.

    Kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

    Goodmorning My wonderful Blog Readers!

    Today may only mark a common Tuesday to you but, this Tuesday to me marks one of the many wonderful nights I spend with my beautiful friends for a lovely dinner =)
    We are to set out to Figtrees CountryKitchen (mmmm!). But, Dinner is not the only beautiful thing about this Tuesday.. One of my lovely friends (who also happens to be a beautiful bridesmaid) is coming for afternoon tea which is always fun. Basically we sit down and try a few teas we havnt before with adorable little teacups.
    I am extra excited this week as I have new loungeroom furniture =)

    Todays special peek into the adorable world invoves homewares, an absolutely stunning piece of
    furniture and.. A very fun and flirtatious outfit for your Spring days ahead!

    kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Things x

    Monday, 4 July 2011

    Boy & Bear - Rabbit Song

    kisses from Fawns, Squirrels and Tings x

    First Edition!

    Flying Horses Dress!

    Completely and absolutely stunning!
    This dress which I found on will be the very next edition to my
    wardrobe! The carnival feel adds excitement and flair to any event or just if you want a smile
    when at home.
    It is a white Carosel print on an off white cotton and silk based fabric by Burlapp RRP: $183.99 USD
    The banded waist with the stunning collar give it a very flirty and daringly fun look which
    anyone can pull off on any occasion!
    I personally suggest a pair of brown and white oxfords like the ones below which I found on!

    At a RRP: $65.99 USD these Oxfords would look adorable to add a very subtle extra something to the look


    Welcome to my Blog!

    My Beautiful blog be either day to day or week to week will explore the web finding you all out there the cutest of creatures, pretty clothes and homewares..
    As someone who loves to capture modern-vintage-flair in everything I buy or do I know that it can somethings be realatively hard to find some adorable pieces! So, for you out there I shall spend the time finding you those things that you crave and love..
    I hope you enjoy and love the things I find and post as much as I do.
    So again welcome and enjoy =)