I wore this outfit to a "Cover Your Face" themed party on the weekend (thanks Liz for having us). It was heaps of fun and as you can see I'm bringing down the CPW of the Reject Shop mask I wore to Teen Spirit. Sorry about the dodgy snap.
If you wondered, it's a Temt dress ($15, but I had a $10 credit note so only $5 really), fleece lined tights from the supermarket, Court Couture "Pearly" boots from DSW ($69 but it was buy one get one half price so I also got the boots I wore in Canberra), Glassons Merino cardi ($60 but on sale for $48, still outrageous), necklaces from Big W ($3?) and a Barbie watch my Dad brought back from Europe one time.
The Crest is doing a 2 for 1 meal deal for members. Their burgers are pretty good and only $10 anyway, so it's a cheap lunch for me and James.
Plus you can draw on the tablecloths!
James and I had dinner at The Meridian pub in Hurstville the other night. We bumped into my friend Jason (aka Asian Jason, because this is The Shire and being Asian is still a thing around here), who told us to get the Beef Pho, so we did.
It was pretty tasty and only $7! SEVEN DOLLARS! All the food there is comparably cheap so I will definitely be back. But I probably won't order these disappointing shredded pork rice paper rolls again:
On Mother's Day I made smoked salmon on Turkish for lunch.
For dinner I made this:
It's chicken topped with a creamy mushroom sauce from Julie Goodwin's book. The orange roast vegetables (carrot, sweet potato and pumpkin) have a sour cream and horseradish sauce and walnuts on top. The recipe for this is in a magazine somewhere in my house, but I couldn't be bothered looking for it so I just made it up.
The Bet-Dawg and I gave Mum the new Jodi Picoult book, a turtle keyring and a red mini teapot with a strainer in it.
Here's some Mother's Day/Grammar Nerd trivia for you: Mother's Day has the apostrophe before the S because it's meant to be a special day for your own mother, but Fathers' Day has the apostrophe after the S, because it's just a day for fathers in general. Mother's Day is a proper holiday invented by some lady who thought everyone should celebrate their mothers. Father's Day is just what happened when Hallmark realised how much money they made off Mother's Day.
Isn't learning fun?
My Shop Til You Drop arrived a couple of weeks ago. They had this promising feature on hosiery:
I wasn't that impressed though, they didn't mention nearly enough kinds of insanely warm tights. Perhaps Expect Cowgirls should feature tights one day.
I'm really not into this trend of metallic shoes that look as though they are made of cheap plastic and sold in the children's toys section of Kmart next to the tiaras.
Here are some mozzarella-stuffed giant meatballs Mum made. The recipe is from Justine Schofield. As you can see, we love our ex MasterChef contestants in this house.
Something else we love is SWEETS. James and I finally went to Bay Vista in Brighton-le-Sands. It was SO GOOD. Oh em gee guys, you have to try it.
This is an ice cream sundae of some kind:
I had Belgian Waffles with melted chocolate from the chocolate fountain. This is weird but I don't think I had ever eaten Belgian Waffles before. I can't imagine why not, because they are AMAZING. And this was only about $9, pretty reasonable.
We had lunch a while ago from Guzman y Gomez. On the left is James's burrito, on the right is my mini burrito. As you can see, they are almost the same size, even though mine was a fair bit cheaper.
I'll be honest: we didn't love them. I think we will try Mad Mex next.
Here's a cupcake I made Amy for her birthday:
Naturally I had some too.
Does anyone think I should change the name to Expect Heiffers?