EASY DIY VIRGIN MOJITO MIX (for perfectly portable mocktails)

They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Well, I cannot claim that a homemade virgin mojito mix is a “necessity” per se, but wanting to keep things as simple as possible, I came up with this fuss-free recipe in advance of our midsummer supper (which took place on our boat in the archipelago). The aim […]

INSPIRED BY CRAFT SUPPLIES (card making by going with the flow)

Have you ever walked into a craft supply store and felt overwhelmed with inspiration and yet at a loss for a place to start? As a newbie crafter (who hardly ever gets the chance to craft), this is my experience… almost every time I venture into my local Panduro. The other week when I did, […]

THE COMPLETE BLESSINGWAY ROUND-UP (with LOTS of FREE printables, great blessingway/baby shower activities + links to all recipes & tutorials)

So, Baby Cupcake is due to make an appearance in the world in less than 4 weeks (yes, less than 28 days!). After having had complications from the very start (plus a diagnosed high risk pregnancy condition) and spending months literally counting down the days to full-term, I finally find myself on its doorstep. And now […]

PINK LEMONADE (with fresh lemons & cranberry juice)

So, I finally got around to blogging about this recipe (recently mentioned in my New Year’s Eve menu post)! I was so excited to get the opportunity to try making pink lemonade for the very first time in advance of my blessingway/baby shower and I hope that you’ll love this recipe as much as I now do! […]

AMAZING SUGAR COOKIES (and how to decorate them with fondant)

There were 3 things that I offered my blessingway guests as thank you gifts; a scented candle, a choice of accessories (bags, scarves, etc.) and these cookies! I have wanted an excuse to make fondant-covered cookies for some time and this occasion was the perfect one. I am so incredibly happy with this sugar cookie […]

PERFECT CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES… WITH 2 DELICIOUS FROSTING OPTIONS (vegan coconut & Nutella buttercream)

Cupcakes tend to be the “crowning glory” of whatever spread I put on for special occasions. As such, I searched high and low and all over Pinterest for the perfect chocolate cupcake recipe (and some divine frostings to compliment it) in time for my blessingway. I guess I got lucky! My guests were posting photos […]

CUPCAKE FOR CHARITY, PART 3 (AKA a time for giving)

A quick recap: After many complications, hospitalisation and finally a diagnosis of a high risk pregnancy condition known as SCH, I returned home at 17 weeks pregnant to face full bed rest and living with the continued fear of losing my baby. I realised quickly that depression and feelings of hopelessness would not help my […]

DIY CONFETTI (it’s so easy… I can’t believe people sell this stuff on Etsy!)

This post is going to be very short… mostly because this is one of the easiest craft projects I have ever undertaken! As part of Project Pinterest, The Blessingway Edition I decided to make my own confetti to sprinkle on table tops, in gift bags, etc. I chose two paper punches for this purpose from […]

TWO PERFECT, VEGETARIAN MINI QUICHE RECIPES YOU’LL ADORE! (Forget the caterers! DIY, people!)

Mini Quiches are quick, easy and delicious. They are perfect for entertaining for many reasons, including their size, versatility and the fact that they can be made in advance yet still served warm and toasty from the oven on the day of your event! I was thrilled to experiment with both of these recipes in […]

DIY FONDANT FLOWERS & BUTTERFLIES (AKA making sugar paste even sweeter!)

One of the first creative tasks I undertook as part of Project Pinterest, The Blessingway Edition was the making of cupcake decorations from sugar paste in the form of butterflies (my chosen blessingway motif) and flowers. I own the Wilton Ultimate Decorating Set (which I love, by the way), so many of the tools I needed for […]