Sunday, May 31, 2015

Reno Rumble: Week 4 Reveal

Alright I'm going to say it... I feel like Im seeing the same stuff every week now. Light walls, warm natural wood, greys, marble and black features. Oh with a touch of plants. The houses are very pretty to look at though. I would just love to see something completely different!

I don't have any favourite rooms this week. There is only one thing I really dislike and that's the wine fridges on both ends of the kitchen island facing out. They create bit of an eye sore.

Blue Tongues were this week's winners sending Red Backs to elimination. Ben & Jemma have now left leaving both teams with only 2'couples each. Carly & Leighton are the only remaining original Blue Tongues.

Do you have a favourite team? Who do you think will win?

Carly & Leighton
Ayden & Jess

Josh & Jenna
Jemma & Ben
Kyle & Kara

Friday, May 29, 2015

Recipe: Hidden Vegetable Desserts

I made this yummy zucchini chocolate loaf (see recipe here) and it got me interested in other desserts which contain vegetables. Zucchini is the most common hidden vegetable in desserts, I think because it adds moisture but doesn't have a powerful taste. The same way spinach is used for it's green colour and beetroot for the red.

Have you tried any desserts with hidden vegetables? If not here is a list of some you could try!

1) Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream with Spinach

 2) Flourless Chickpea Blondies
 3) Eggplant Brownies
 4) Carrot, Zucchini, Apple Bread
 5) Chocolate Mashed Potato Cupcakes
 6) Leftover Veggie Bread
 7) Chocolate Roast Beetroot Puddings
 8) Zucchini Coconut Choc Chip Cookies
 9) Banana Zucchini Choc Chip Muffins
 10) Red Velvet Beetroot Cupcakes

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Reno Rumble: Week 4 Bedrooms

Week 4 now and the teams are getting smaller and smaller. I feel sorry for Jemma & Ben being on other team where you are minority so get left out.

I don't usually like timber walls but I really do like the way J&J have done this wall. I think it looks really nice with the addition of the fresh plants and the cool colour palette. K&K created a cool area... however judges make me laugh. Marbles in a jar are cool?
Jemma & Ben's room looks like someone had been sleeping and quickly ran out the room before photos. It's been too messy and I dont like how low the bed is. I like both the rooms from the Blue Tongue team. Nice designs and clean finishes.

Josh & Jenna won this week's immunity

Josh & Jenna
Kyle & Kara
Jemma & Ben
Carly & Leighton
Ayden & Jess

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Colour Pop: Pink, Aqua, Purple Girl's Room

This week's colour pop is a pink, aqua, purple girl's bedroom board. Inspired by Adairs XOXO quilt cover set. Infact every item this week is from Adairs. You don't need to shop at heaps of shops to be able to create a lovely room. I love this colour combination as you can focus on one of two of the colours you love best and keep a hint of the others. This means you can easily update the room without having to change everything. This room would be suitable for a wide range of ages.
Im tempted to buy this quilt cover set away for Miss S. I'm still in love with her room though
a) Adairs - Millie Shelf
b) Adairs - Millie Shelf
c) Adairs - To Do List
d) Adairs - Timber Bunting
e) Adairs - Lulu Love Cushion
g) Adairs - Cloud Shelf
h) Adairs - Fiesta Chair
i) Adairs - Hat Stand
j) Adairs - Cloud Cushion
k) Adairs - Pink Spot Sheets
l) Adairs - Aqua Pineapple
m) Adairs - Taylor Tripod Table
n) Adairs - Mint Big Spot Rug

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Reno Rumble: Week 3 Reveal

I missed tonight... too many kid birthdays this weekend I had spend evening doing things like getting ready for swimming lessons, packing lunches, folding washing and some work prep too. However I have caught up online... you can too at Reno Rumble website.

Looking at the photos I love the Blue Tongue house with all the contrast and warmth. The Red Back house is little too white for me. However I know many adore the Hamptons style with the touches of blue. My favourite room would the the Blue Tongue's kitchen as I love the window splash back. It was on my must have list when we built our current house however I crossed it off after I saw my floor plan and replaced it was my scullery. I'm not usually a fan of exposed bright but I do think it works really well with this house and the black touches.

I love the skylight in Red Backs dining. I would love something like that in the kids activity room as it's dark in there however not sure it would be worth the cost or even if it's possible due to the roof lines there. I also really like the splash back tile in the kitchen.

Red Backs's won this week so Blue Tongues were up for elimination. The team who were eliminated this week was Michelle & Steve. Scotty then decided to mix things up and asked Carly & Leighton to swap Jenna & Ben for one of the Red Back teams. They chose Ayden & Jess as they think they will all work well together.

Carly & Leighton
Steve & Michelle

Jemma & Ben

Ayden & Jess
Kyle & Kara
Josh & Jenna