WANT LIST : VALENTINE’S

 

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, there’s still plenty of time to get your loved ones a little treat (or two) to make their day feel extra special. Heck! Why not treat yourself to a teeny tiny gift whilst you’re at it too cos I believe we all deserve to be spoiled every now and then!  The lovely heart coin purse (above) is from a shoot I photographed for Alphabet Bags and you can browse more of their ‘heart’ product range by visiting their site.  My ultimate favourite though are the super sweet bags of M&M’s (below) that you can personalise with your own message, but you’ll have to be quick to order them either today or tomorrow so they’ll be delivered in time for the 14th. Hope you all have a fantastic week ahead and much love to you all for Valentine’s Day.  (Model: Alana Photography: fanniwilliams.com)

 

•• (1) HEART SHAPED HAIR CLIPS •• (2) MY M&Ms ••
•• (3) IPHONE CASE •• (4) LOVE STICKERS •• (5) WOODEN LASERCUT EARRINGS ••
•• (6) STRIPEY RED PUMPS •• (7) HEART ICECUBE TRAY ••

Thanks for stopping by!

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laura redburn - i may need those heart hair clips! so cute.

LEMON + ALMOND + RICOTTA CAKE

Ahhh the perfect guilt-free Sunday treat! I came across this Donna Hay Recipe (from the Winter June/July 2013 issue) whilst browsing Pinterest the other day and just had to give it a go. Sadly, as much as I would have loved to bake the original recipe, I’ve had to experiment a little and adapt it to accommodate my pregnancy diagnosed GD. Basically, I’m not allowed to eat anything sweet or else my blood sugars would sky rocket and not be good for me or baby, but you can’t blame a girl for still craving some treats now and again. All good ol’ low GI treats of course… so essentially you can have your cake and eat it too. The adapted recipe below is both flour and sugar-free and still utterly divine!

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Ingredients:
• 120 grams unsalted butter, softened
• 130 grams of Truvia Baking Blend sweetener
• 2 tsp of vanilla bean essence (with seeds)
• 4 eggs
• Zest of 1 lemon
• Juice of 1 lemon
• 200 grams of ground almonds
• 350 grams of ricotta cheese

(You could also add a handful or two of sultanas into the mix to add some juiciness, if you so wish).

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Method:
1.   Preheat oven to 180C (non fan-oven) or 160C (fan-oven) and butter the base and sides of a 20cm round cake tin.

2.  Place butter, 100 grams of sweetener, 2 tsp of the vanilla essence, lemon zest and juice of 1 lemon into a bowl and mix for about 10 minutes until the mixture is pale and creamy.

3.  Gradually add in the 4 egg yolks one at a time, continually beating till all is thoroughly combined.

4.  Add in the ground almonds and combine mixture with a spatula then add the ricotta by folding it into the mixture and making sure it’s all thoroughly combined.

5.  In a separate bowl, beat the 4 egg whites till they form soft peaks then gradually add in the remaining 30 grams of sweetener to the egg white continually beating till firm peaks are formed.

6.  Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the mixture a little at a time until all is used.

7.  Pour the whole mixture into your cake tin and use a palette knife to smooth out the top of the cake and fill in any gaps at the bottom.

8.  Decorate with flaked almonds (no included in photos) and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and top is firm to the touch. Allow the cake to completely cool before removing it from the cake tin.

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* As a side note, this cake tastes even better the next day and the day after that… if you can wait that long without devouring it straight away that is!

Enjoy! and thanks for visiting xxx

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laura redburn - this looks delicious! will try it soon. also, so many cakes taste the day, or a couple days after, don’t they!

Fanni

Fanni - They so do Laura!. Hope you enjoy this recipe :) x

FREE 2014 DESKTOP CALENDAR

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HAPPY NEW YEAR lovely readers. Are you on the hunt for a handy 2014 desktop calendar? Well, here’s a sweet little treat for you! I designed this mini calendar (130mm x 180mm) so you can download and print it at home for FREE. All you need is a home desktop printer, some lovely 120gsm card stock and a thick piece of cardboard for a sturdy back (trimmed to 155mm x 200mm), plus an oversized bulldog clip to hold it all together. You can then easily hang it next to your computer, lean it on a shelf or place it wherever you like.

 

 

You could even add your own touch of D-I-Y sparkle to the calendar by introducing a little glitter to one or more of the shapes and brighten up your year ahead.

Superfly tip #1 Once you’ve added your glue and glitter to the highlighted shape, use a small dry bristle brush to even out the edges by removing any stray glitter particles for a smoother, cleaner finish.

 

Download your OhMySuperfly 2014 Desktop Calendar PDF file.

Superfly tip #2 Make sure you select the ‘centre on A4 page option’ on your printer when you print the PDF. Then follow the crop marks provided to trim the calendar to its finished size.

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Have fun!!! And thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

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Tatum Reid - This is awesome! Your work is absolutely beautiful and inspiring!! Happy 2014.

laura redburn - i LOVE this! i don’t normally use calendars but you’ve kinda made it hard for me not too this year!

Fanni

Fanni - Thanks so much Tatum! Glad you’re feeling inspired! Have a wonderful 2014! x

Fanni

Fanni - Ahh glad to hear it Laura! :) Enjoy! and thank you for your lovely comment x

Candy Pop - It’s gorgeous – especially with the spot of gold glitter! :)

karina - Está super bonito! Muchas gracias :)

CMG - love the design on this calendar! Thank you so much for sharing xo

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Fanni

Fanni - You’re very welcome! Enjoy :)

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ayesha - Love <3

Monique - Beads & Basics - WAUW!!! Love the print!
I’m not really a calender person beacause my phone can ring when I need to remember something (otherwise i’d still forget)
But would love to hang this!
It’s like a small piece of art :)

THE SUPERFLY PANCAKE

 

Sometimes it’s good to experiment and shake things up a little. Why stick with something that’s just simply ordinary and boring? Here’s my alternative take on an old breakfast favourite. The Superfly Pancake with added nutritional benefits of chia seeds, almonds and flaxseeds, is sure to pack a healthy punch. Fill with all your usual toppings or experiment with new ones and enjoy!

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INGREDIENTS:

2  organic/free-range eggs
2  cups of plain flour (or wholewheat flour if you wish)
1 tbs organic agave nectar
1 tbs milled organic flaxseed mix
1 tbs ground almonds
1 tbs chia seeds
Pinch of salt
Almond milk (till mix reaches pancake consistency… lighter than cake batter but thicker than milk)

METHOD:

Mix all the ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Using a ladel, pour into a frying pan with a little coconut oil. Brown slightly on one side before flipping over.

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It’s the perfect, healthy little treat for breakfast this holiday season. Yum!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Candy Pop - Looks great!

Fanni

Fanni - Thank you so much Natasha, I am glad you like! :)

WANT LIST : HOME STYLE

It’s funny how your instincts to ‘nest’ kick into overdrive when you’re pregnant! Whilst there are still several weeks before our lil bubs arrives, Ben and I’ve had a major overhaul of our teeny tiny flat. Not only did we need to make space for our soon to be cheeky-lil-monkey but we also wanted to make living in such a tiny space easier to manage on a general basis after our new arrival. So we sold, threw out, gave away loads of things we no longer used and replaced several furniture items for ones that offered a multi-usage function with loads of hidden storage spaces. And boy it feels GOOOOOD!

Now that the hard work of building, painting and rearranging is out of the way, the fun of re-styling our flat can begin. I’ve been drawn to bold graphics and prints of late, loads of white, grey and black in the colour palette with added pops of colour coming from plants and other objects. I’ve also been collecting various sized frames to create a feature wall in our living room (so many prints I’ve had for ages but never framed will finally get done) and been adding to my increasing number of soft lush blankets that I just love having around the flat in winter.

It’s also not long now till I go on maternity leave which means I will finally be able to get stuck into my long list of home projects I’ve been waiting to do for ages. One of the big ones is to actually set up and decorate lil bub’s nursery (which is essentially a corner of our bedroom), start on several sewing projects, get back into baking and of course enjoy all the upcoming Christmas festivities.  I hope to blog some photos of our little flat once everything is finally in place and would love to know what you think. For now, I’ve collated a little moodboard of what you can expect, but until then have an awesome week ahead and thanks for stopping by!

| 1. CUSHION | 2. CANDLE | 3. FRAME | 4. SOFA | 5. PLANT | 6. THROW | 7. MONEYBOX

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