Chatterbox at Toowong

I went to Chatterbox at Toowong on the weekend. God the food was good!

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(Mmmmm…)

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I ordered a little starter, toast with almond butter and activate hazelnuts. Oh wow, what a brilliant idea! It was so well presented.

For our main, we ordered bolognese (for my partner):

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And risotto for me, without the cheese.

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I totally recommend Chatterbox, it’s on top floor in Toowong and it has absolutely delicious tasting foods with beautiful presentation!

Bowerbird’s First Birthday

I went to one of my favourite store, Bowerbird’s first birthday.

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I discovered this store as I was going for my daily walk and the people there are so so very nice, absolutely friendly and it’s just one of the best stores. I mean, handmade stuff I’d usually find on Etsy, how can it not be the best?

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They had cupcakes, face painting and even food at the back, lots of delicious baked sweets!

Wagaya at Fortitude Valley

OMG, today was the very first day I have gone out to a restaurant since Lucas was born. I kept putting it off cos I was afraid he’d contract some horrible illness, also the idea of being in public with him and potentially nowhere to change him was scary to me, but I finally braced my fears and went out. It was flipping fantastic!

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We chose Wagaya in Fortitude Valley because it was a place I had always wanted to try, because the food looked great, it was cheap and the photos on the site had amazing booths. Boy were we blown away. AMAZING PLACE! The entire restaurant was practically packed with booths, our dreams came true!

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We ordered through this touchscreen computer./

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We had some delicious spring rolls first. My god it was mouth watering, and too little!

Then, we had some octopus balls, which tasted very interesting.

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Then I had the bento box with chicken, OMG it was so very filling. I should not have ordered the extra rice cos I could barely finish the box, it also came with miso soup!

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Bec, Andrea and I had an awesome time. Poor little Lucas had a lot of stranger anxiety but I held him almost the entire time and made sure he knew he was safe. I also got Auntie Bec to hold him a few times so he can get used to her and know that she’s nice. I hope he remembers her next time!!

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But despite that, I actually managed to snap a couple of photos of Lucas and Auntie Bec…

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With Auntie Bec teaching him all sorts of cheekiness!

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We took some photos outside in the end and it was truly a perfect place to take photos.

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Look at how stunning Bec looked there. OMG!

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So yes, the experience at Wagaya was fantastic, though I really wanted to try a lot of the dinner menu so we will come back one day for dinner cos there’s amazing pizza then. The food tasted so good and for the price, it’s so absolutely worth it. I felt so very full afterwards and can’t wait to go again.

Afterwards, we hung out at one of the malls and looked around the markets. What a fun day!

Etsy Spotlight: Jenneliserose

Etsy Store: Jenneliserose

What’s Sold: Extremely beautiful vintage items such as teacups, floral heart pillows with pretty flowers, doilies, paintings, fairy ball gowns, and many other delicate, astounding pieces of work.

Handmade Fairy Ball Gown

Handmade Ribbon Work Floral Heart Pillow Ornament

Beautiful Vintage Unmarked Porcelain Creamer

Beautiful Embellished Vintage Tatting Lace Collar

I stumbled across this store while browsing for people to follow on Instagram and immediately ordered the fairy ball gown and heart ornament. I’m so in love with these and have never seen anything so amazingly made. Go and check it out!

10 DIY Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and for those who are creative, here are some amazing DIY projects or recipes to try and make for your loved ones!

1. Strawberry Almond Steamer – Happy Valentines Day: Warm up your loved one’s heart with this cup of healthy strawberry and almond steamer.

Strawberry Almond Steamer – Happy Valentines Day

(via Alkaline Sisters)

2. Free Kids Valentine Card Printable: A really cute printable to show how much you love someone, which you can stick a pencil or straw inside!

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(Via Muffin Grayson)

3. Valentine’s Day Photo Party Poppers: These are so clever, you open them and bam, photos come flying out!

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(via Flax and Twine)

4. DIY Heart Shaped Tea Bags For Valentine’s Day: What a brilliant idea to make love heart tea bags, and have red tea inside!

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(via Practically Functional)

5. DIY Valentine Planters with a Free Printable: This one is so unique, give your loved ones a cactus to show just how succulent they are.

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(via Vitamini Handmade)

6. DIY Love Mug for Valentine’s Day: A really easy mug design that anyone can do with a couple of colours.

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(via At the Picket Fence)

7. Ginger Cookies with Pink Frosting: Amazingly healthy raw cookies to enjoy on this special day!

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(via This Rawsome Vegan Life)

8. WhipperBerry’s Printable Heart Attack: Hearts in a jar is a really brilliant gift for someone you love!

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(via Whipperberry)

9. Valentine Mason Jar Craft: Another really brilliant jar project, a tree of hearts.

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(via Uncommon Designs Online)

10. You’re exSTRAW Special easy printable Valentine’s Day card: Show the person you love that they’re extraw special! You’ll need to buy some heart straws though.

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(via It’s Always Autumn)

So which ones will you be making for your loved ones? Don’t forget, they don’t have to be for your partner, they’re really great gift ideas for anyone you love! Have fun making them and let me know how you go.

Hope you enjoyed these ideas, and if you know any you love, feel free to post the links!

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