Pieday Friday ~ Cheeky choccie cake pops

This week I decided to try out a new piece of silicone bakeware that I got from Dunelm Mill – a cake-pop tray. I’ve seen lots of tutorials online for making cake pops and felt like I was missing out on a big cake-baking trend, so I decided to give it a go. It looks […]

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Time for a spring clean – in the summer…

When the sun comes out, my thoughts turn to the outside of my house. I love my garden, but don’t really like getting dirty – so I’m more than happy to sit outside and watch while hubby gets to work digging over the borders! But while I was sitting outside recently, I spotted that my […]

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Exterior Illuminations – that’s Christmas lights to you and me…

One of my favourite things about this time of year is driving around in the evenings and spotting all the houses who are celebrating the Christmas season with an abundance of fairy lights! My brother is the king of ‘exterior illuminations’ as he calls it; ever seen the film Deck The Halls? – yep, that’s […]

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Pieday Friday – Traditional mince pies

Of course, I couldn’t allow myself to get much closer to Christmas without posting a mince pie recipe for Pieday Friday and I’ve been baking a selection of mince pies this week, trying out different recipes and pastry effects. There’s no rules for mince pies and the prettier you can make them, the better. So try cutting out […]

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DIY project – Make a rustic basket decoration for Christmas

Here’s a super-easy, super-quick idea for making a Christmas basket decoration with pretty sparkling fairy lights. This would be perfect if you had an unused fireplace space in your living room to give a festive focal point to the space – or use outdoor fairy lights and sit it outside your front door or in […]

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DIY Craft Project – Personalised Christmas Stocking

I’ve spent the past couple of weeks working on a present for my new nephew, and have finally finished it – so I thought I’d share my project with you. I have used my Crafting Christmas Gifts book from Dunelm Mill for the penguin pattern and stocking-making instructions, and it was so easy follow that […]

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One month til Christmas – Christmas markets & cushions!

Hurrah! It’s the 25th November and only one month til Christmas! So I’m celebrating with a trip to the famous Bury St Edmunds Christmas Market this weekend and here’s what I’m expecting to see this year: Plus, I’ve gone all festive whilst wearing my over-the-top fairy lights jumper and have got myself this amazing gingerbread cushion from Dunelm […]

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