Merry Christmas Eve

Happy Christmas Eve everyone!

I hope you’ve had a wonderful festive season so far and have managed to tick off all the Christmas baking you hoped to do. Luckily for me I finished my last piece of Christmas baking yesterday, so now there’s nothing left to do but enjoy the holiday – phew!

So what was the last item on my list? Edible Christmas scenes in jars, which are pretty much as cute as they sound. Each jar is filled with crumbled chocolate cake, lashings of vanilla bean buttercream and a little coconut ‘snow’, before being finished with a homemade marshmallow Christmas tree and mini gingerbread man. Cute huh?

Unfortunately time, life and bad-lightly got in the way of me pulling together a ‘how to’ post for these sweet little gifts this year, but I’ll definitely pop it on the list for next year.

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

What a wild and windy Saturday it was, huh?  While it meant we couldn’t get a few things ticked off our list, it was perfect weather for snuggling up in bed with the kittens and watching movies – not something we get to do very often!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead. Here are five things to get you started…

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

We had a pretty exciting weekend – we welcomed two gorgeous kittens to our family! It’s fair to say we’re absolutely smitten – our weekend pretty much revolved around them, for sure. They’re absolutely adorable and I can’t wait to introduce them to you (keep your eyes peeled on Wednesday!)

As you can imagine, the weekend was pretty special. I hope you had a great weekend too. Here are five things to get your week off to a great start…

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

Wow, what a beautiful weekend – just perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day in the sunshine. Unfortunately Kevin was ill this weekend so we didn’t head out and enjoy the great weather, instead relaxing and recuperating at home. But excitingly we finally bought our own Nespresso machine – I’m so in love with it I was wishing Monday morning would come faster so I could make another cup. If you’re willing Monday to arrive, you know the coffee must be good!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and had a fabulous Mother’s Day, however you celebrated. Here are five things to get your week off to a great start…

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The Vertical Garden Project

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Since we moved into our current house back in October, Kevin and I have had plans to set up a beautiful vertical garden on the back fence. It’s the perfect spot – our bedroom windows look straight out onto it, and it’s sunny there all day long.

But it took us awhile to decide what kind of vertical garden we wanted – there are just so many options! Pallet gardens, terracotta pot gardens, climbing gardens, stacked tubs… just search ‘vertical gardens’ in Pinterest and you’ll get an idea of what we were up against.

But then we spotted Woolly Pockets on a DIY show and instantly fell in love with the concept – the pockets themselves are sturdy and subtle, and eventually (providing you pick the right plants) will become hidden in a forest of plants. There was only one problem – the price!

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

After a three week break, life is back to normal and I’m back to work! While I had a fabulous holiday, I’m excited to be back, give my brain a long overdue workout and get back in the swing of things.

The weekend’s gorgeous weather saw us finally setting up and planting a vertical garden in our little backyard. It’s now home to an assortment of herbs, veggies and flowers – I can’t wait to watch it grow!

I hope you had a lovely and productive weekend, and are looking forward to the week ahead. Here are five things to help get your week off to a great start…

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

Can you believe it’s a month till Christmas Day? I’m so excited you can’t even imagine – and for us, Christmas kicks off next weekend with my Christmas gift baking class, collecting the tree and stringing our lights.

Being this close to Christmas also means we’re close to something else… there’re less than two months left until our wedding! Needless to say we’ve been a very busy household this weekend, helping get both Christmas and the wedding a little more organised – phew!

I hope you had a lovely weekend. Here are five things to get your week off to a great start…

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

What a weekend this has been – from torrential rain, thunderstorms and lightening on Saturday to beautiful sunshine and warm Spring-y weather on Sunday; it’s certainly been a mixed bag! I hope you managed to dodge the rain and make the most of the days off regardless – I know we did.

Let’s get into the week ahead – the last week of September! Here are five things to get your week off to a great start.

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