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 […]

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 […]

THANK YOU TAGS FOR PRETTY GIFT BAGS (& a free download for you!)

My blessingway/baby shower was yesterday (it was lovely :)) and now I finally have time to post about all the projects I undertook in preparation for the day. As there were so many little projects, I really don’t know where to start, but I suppose here is as good a place as any ;). I […]

TISSUE PAPER FLOWERS (pretty & easy DIY decorations)

I am determined to apply DIY motivation to as many aspects of the upcoming blessingway/baby shower as possible, and the decorations are no exception! Thank goodness for Pinterest and my wonderful Project Pinterest board, onto which I had pinned this fabulous tutorial for gorgeous paper flowers. I have modified the steps somewhat as I am using […]

PROJECT PINTEREST BLESSINGWAY EDITION IN FULL EFFECT (& Operation Advent isn’t far behind!)

It feels like it’s been a ridiculously long time ago since I posted. Of course it hasn’t really… it’s just that I have been doing so many little Project Pinterest tasks over the past week, I have not had time to write about any of them. So here’s my attempt at a starting place! 5 […]

PROJECT PINTEREST (2 editions in 1!)

It’s that time of year… and it’s all happening! Actually, it has been since Halloween! Of course, I have created more work for myself by starting a crafting circle (which meets in my home), celebrating Thanksgiving (sort of) which I have never done before and is not traditional in this part of the world and agreeing […]