Love, life & everything's else in between, personal, Photography

Capturing motion 

Playing catch up is always so much of fun. I actually feel like I have a purpose lol.

Another theme of the #developingyoureye course, which I’m so behind with, was to capture motion.

So I literally struggled with this one. Then, one of my friends showed me this  Fidget spinner that apparently has everybody going cray ( haven’t heard of it before) but it’s said to help reduce stress and has all of these other exciting pros and beneficial properties.

Fidget spinner

So I saw this thing spinning and I promise you, it’s like my lightbulb just switched on and I was like ” ooh ooh ooh I need to capture this”. Obviously I got WTF stares…see what I mean when you’re brain is always looking or thinking of  ways to capture things lol 🙈

So here’s my attempt at capturing motion, tell me what you think:


I think it’s pretty cool. 

Here’s to capturing more things around me! 

Love and light, from just an ordinary girl 

Love, life & everything's else in between, personal, Photography

Natural lines 

I promise you, if photography is something you’d like to get into even if it’s just for hobby sake. You guys have to do the #developingyoureye course that WordPress offers. 

You literally always looking for ways to capture the simple things around you, Atleast that’s what’s happening to me. 

I barely go outside during the week, with work and having to prepare to break fast, I don’t have the time to explore.

None the less, yesterday I attended my cousin’s school sports day ( he did so well #teammariongo) and I remembered one of the themes from the course was :capturing natural lines. 

This is how I interpreted it :


Will never know if it’s correct but I’m chuffed (:

To developing my eye and more! 

Eager captures by just an ordinary girl 

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Upside down Oreo muffins

My sister and I would always try out new recipes. She was the baker and I was the cook. When she moved onto her own , we rarely got time to do these things together and now that she’s in China, there’s no way lol.

None the less, of late I’ve recently taken some time out to try out new baking recipes and well it’s going good, if I may say so myself! 

Can I just say, that the recipes I try and will share are for ameteur, normal folk like myself, who have the basic of basic equiptment. So if you’re more of an advanced baker, truth is you’ll definitely come across prettier, and more complex recipes on other sites and I doubt my take on things would intrigue you 🙈

I came across this amazing upside down Oreo muffin recipe on Facebook however, I tweaked mine abit…because I mean, who doesn’t like less work 🙂

If you know me, you’d know that I am a sucker for anything Oreo and so this recipe was a “must try” for me. The original recipe can be found by clicking Here

Here’s a list of ingredients you will need:

  • 1 pack of Oreos – R20.00
  • 1 500g chocolate muffin mix – R15.00 ( I used the golden cloud one, but you can use any brand you’d like) – yes, this was my shortcut 🙈. You will need eggs, water and oil to add to the mix, the exact measurements can be found on the packaging.
  • 1 slab of Cadbury dairy milk chocolate- R11.00. The original recipe says white chocolate, so if that’s your preference, go for it.
  • Butter for greasing the muffin tray 

Things you will need: 

  • Muffin tray (12s)
  • Mixing bowl ( to mix your muffin mix and the wet ingredients)
  • Ice cream scoop 
  • Platter or plate 

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven @ 180 degrees. 
  2. Grease your muffin tray with butter, be generous because the last thing you want is for your dedacadent muffins to stick.
  3. Place an Oreo in each muffin cup.
  4. Open your muffin mix, add it to your mixing bowl and create a well in the centre. Add your wet ingredients to the well and mix until all the ingredients come together to form a nice batter. Do not over mix. 
  5. Add just an ice cream scoop of muffin batter to each muffin cup.
  6. Break a piece of chocolate and add it to each muffin cup. Make sure to press this down against the Oreo biscuit.
  7. Take another scoop of batter and add it over the chocolate piece, covering it completely. You don’t want to fill your muffin cups to the brim, as you’re going to serve your muffins upside down. 
  8. Make sure your mixture is even by lightly tapping your muffin tray to the counter.
  9. Bake for 15-20minutes (mine were done in 15)
  10. Once your muffins are done, transfer them to a plate or platter and let them rest. This is essential so that the chocolate in the centre melts.

Sit with a cup of milk and enjjjoooyy


My mother is not an Oreo fan, but she loved these boys… so much so, she packed in for work the next day (:

Share some of your favourite recipes below or post a pic of your attempt.

Easy recipes, from just an ordinary girl.

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The pain 

Tears well up. 

It’s the overfloweth of my cup. 

How ironic because my soul feels empty. Its yearning for you to be here. With me. 

Emotions are peeking. 

I swear it’s a side effect of my soul seeking. You! 

It’s worse than having a knife put through your back, that kind of pain will eventually heal. 

This pain, demands for me to feel. Oh but how I miss you Mika’il.

The loss of a son. 

Bleeds more than the shot from a gun. 

It’s a pain I will be reminded of for the rest of my life. 

I would really have preferred the pain of that knife. 

I wish that Gods breath of life remained in your soul. It would make my life purpose-filled. Whole. 

Perhaps life would be easier if you were here see, Merrier. Happier . Happy her. (Me!)

I know you’re above beyond the clouds. 

You will always remain in my heart. Vows! 

Till we meet again son. Rest In Peace. 

With oceans of love, your mum❤ cease.