Easter rocky road

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There’s no better time to whip up some decadent sweet treats than at Easter and there’s no shortage of inspiration with so many chocolate eggs lining shop shelves.

The trick is finding a recipe that ticks all the boxes. It needs to be quick enough to whip up in a hurry, easy enough to be fail-proof and (of course) super delicious. Luckily this decadent Easter rocky road is all those things and more – you’re going to love it.

Imagine smooth white chocolate laden with chopped marshmallow eggs and mini chocolate eggs mixed together with a generous helping of crushed pretzels, freeze-dried strawberries and raspberries. Oh, and topped with extra Easter eggs, pretzels and berries for good measure. Pretty special, huh?

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Chocolate & almond Christmas tree

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There’s so much going on during the festive season that it’s easy to get a bit overwhelmed – not only are there decorations to put up, gifts to buy and Christmas parties every other night, but chances are you have a whole lot of baking on your to-do list too.

That’s where this homemade chocolate and almond Christmas tree comes in. Whether you’re after something tasty to gift to a friend or pop in the middle of the table of Christmas day, this simple treat has got you covered.

Made entirely from melted chocolate, almonds and apricots, there’s no need to turn on the oven to make this festive treat which makes it perfect for kids to lend a hand with. And despite being so easy to make, the finished tree is a real showstopper.

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Mondayitis

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Happy Monday!

Wow, what a stunning weekend it was, huh? It’s certainly beginning to feel like summer – and with all the Christmas decorations popping up in stores, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas too. I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and managed to enjoy the sunshine – we certainly had a busy one, with friends coming over for a BBQ and fireworks and we booked our flights for next year’s big adventure… to South Africa, London, France and Dubai! I absolutely cannot wait – if you have any tips, please do let me know.

Here are five things to help get your week off to a great start…

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Custom watercolour prints

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I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love gift giving – whether it’s a birthday, baby or wedding, I am busy planning the perfect gift weeks (if not longer) in advance. There’s just something about finding that one thing that you absolutely know they’ll love, right?

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to celebrate the wedding of one of my best friends from my university days to her lovely now-husband – and the gift brainstorming began as soon as I spotted the invite in the mail! The trick? They’re heading off sailing the seven seas later this year so space is limited.

And that’s where Lovingly Kate comes in. Not only is Kate an awesome graphic designer, but she also creates custom watercolour portraits based on photos you flick through to her by email – and they are amazing.

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Homemade Easter bundles

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Every year Kevin and I try to do something a little different when we gift out Easter eggs. After all, Easter only comes around once a year so you might as well make the most of it, right?

While cellophane, ribbon and baskets are usually my best friends come Easter time, this year I decided to try something a little different and use preserving jars and mason jar mugs to create cute little Easter bundles for friends and family – and they turned out pretty darn cute!

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

Can you believe that there are only 15 days until Christmas?! How did that happen? This weekend we were busy planning Christmas gifts, while working through our wedding checklist (that’s creeping up now too) and celebrating Kevin’s birthday – it was definitely pretty busy!

Hope you had a great weekend and are well and truly in the festive spirit. Here are five things to help get your week off to a great start…

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Mondayitis

Happy Monday!

I’ve had such a wonderful weekend – on Saturday we had a group of lovely friends over and hosted our very first murder mystery dinner party! It was so much fun, I can’t wait to do it again sometime soon. After a lazy start to our Sunday we caught up with my aunt and grandparents for a lovely birthday lunch, then relaxed at home watching X Factor!

Today is my birthday, so I have the day off work and have a lovely day planned with Kevin – coffees, vineyards, wanders along the coast and dinner out, I’m so excited! I hope you all have an amazing day!

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