Mid-winter Christmas Cookie Swap

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I absolutely love blogging – the brainstorming, baking, photographing, writing, planning… everything! I especially love getting to know some of my lovely readers and blogging buddies through their comments, emails, Facebook comments and tweets – it’s a whole lot of fun!

The one downside of blogging is that a lot of the time your online blog friends are just that – online. Which is why I was absolutely thrilled when Lydia from Lydia Bakes invited me to the cookie swap she was planning – a group of bloggers catching up over cookies and tea, swapping cookies and taking home a bundle of delicious baking; what’s not to love?

While I was of course looking forward to gorging myself on cookies (who wouldn’t look forward to that?), I was especially excited to catch up with some old and new blogging friends: Courtenay and Melissa from Baking Makes Things Better, Amanda from Here Comes the Sun and Danelle, photographer at A Couple of Night Owls and blogger at Danelle Bourgeois. I’m sure you’re already familiar with some of them, and those that you aren’t – you should be, you’ll love them!

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a lovely weekend and rearing to get into the week ahead! Life was very busy around here with lots of exciting things on the go – including attending a bloggers cookie swap which I’ll share later in the week! This week’s set to be a busy one, getting lots of things sorted before I jet off to the Hawkes Bay for a wonderful  weekend with one of my best friends  – I can’t wait!

Here are five things to help get you through the week ahead…

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

I hope you all have had a lovely weekend so far – the best part is it isn’t over yet! Isn’t Queen’s Birthday the best? We’ve had a busy weekend so but I’m feeling pretty accomplished – we’ve caught up with friends, gone to Disney on Ice (amazing) and XFactor (super fun), got through heaps of baking and errands…and there’s still a day to go!

While I doubt many of you have a case of the Monday’s this morning, here are five things sure to make you smile…

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a lovely weekend. Ours was absolutely wonderful and filled with some very exciting moments that have left us buzzing a little bit… everything meeting new additions to achieving some pretty awesome goals. Definitely a weekend we’ll remember for years to come! But now onto the new week (with my eyes firmly fixed on the long weekend at the end of it!)

With that in mind, here are five things to get your week off to a good start…

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a lovely weekend. Mine was very relaxed – Saturday was spent relaxing at home and getting some major baking underway. Our pantry is now (over) stocked with tons of treats that I can’t wait to share with you! Yesterday was spent hanging out with friends, strolling the Glenfield night markets and watching X Factor – a good weekend all up! Now onto the week ahead – here are five things to get your week started…

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and a wonderful Mother’s Day – if you’re a Mum yourself I hope you got suitably spoilt! We were very busy this weekend – Saturday was spent working on a rather extravagant cake (you’ll see it on Wednesday!), dinner at Peter Gordon’s Bellota at SkyCity that night and a day packed with Mother’s Day activities on Sunday (including being suitably spoilt by my own ‘baby’, Norm). Here are five things to get your week going!

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

I hope you managed to keep warm and dry on such a blustery, stormy weekend! We spent most of it nestled up at home, baking and watching movies with friends, only venturing out for coffee and to go to the Bride & Groom show on Sunday – my kind of weekend! Here are five things to help get your week off to a good start.

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend and are feeling refreshed and ready to take on the week! After a weekend filled with wedding planning, baking, chores and friends, I’m rearing to go this Monday morning – or will be once I lay my hands on a coffee! Here are five things to help get your week off to a good start…

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