Friday 28 February 2014

My February....

A fair bit of all sorts of baking has been done in my house this month!

Deliciously yummy little heart shortbread biscuits 
with a nice fresh zingy lemon icing.
We all enjoyed them so much, it was hard to get a photo of them 
before they where eaten.  I made them again and again.

During the Half-term week the Paperdolls also got struck by the baking bug 
and made super scrumptious vanilla cupcakes, 
with soft-cheese icing, my favorite icing, 
topped with my all time favorite topper 100 & 1000’s 
and finished with a little flake! 
A perfect looking and tasting “99” cent cupcake.

And a little soda bread baking by me on special request from Teen Paperdoll.

The sun has been shining a fair few days this month 
and there has been a real feeling of spring around!  
I just loooooove having all the windows and doors open 
even when on some days it was still a little to cold for it really.  
I have cherished the spring flowers in our house,

 but when baby Paperdoll and I discovered the first crocus flower in our garden 
my heart jumped for joy.... spring has really arrived lets just hope it is here to stay!

February also was my month of marshmallows....

I am not sure why or even how it started but I have enjoyed 
way to many marshmallows in every shape and size this month.

And when I stumbled across a packet of Lucky Charms in TX Maxx all was lost, 
even my breakfast was marshmallowfyed.  
My first Lucky Charms in many.. many.. maaaaaaany years 
but still tasting as good as I remembered.  
....So much for eating a little healthier this spring....
the silver lining on my marshmallow horizon is lent starts next Wednesday 
and I am giving up sugar!  So I will make the most of this weekend
....marshmallows be aware!!!

There has also been a little time for some sewing.  
I have been working on a few of my half done must makes from last year 
and I am happy to say the end is in sight.  
And I have also worked on a new project, but more on that on my next post.
I am enjoying my more focus approach to my creativity 
it allows me to get much more done.

All in all my February has been a good one, 
I have enjoyed moving through the month at a nice steady pace.   
Now it’s HELLO to March.... 
Have a lovely weekend!

Monday 24 February 2014

Hello spring....

I’m LOOOOOOVING the sun shining through my windows, 
the warmth in the air and daffodils on my kitchen window ledge!!!

A beautiful start to my week!

Friday 14 February 2014

Sharing a little LOVE....

squeezable fluffy LOVE

sweet yummy LOVE

sprinkling a millions hearts LOVE

Have a very
Happy Valentines Day 
surrounding yourself with the people & things you  

Saturday 8 February 2014

A little pick-me-up or two....

I have been feeling a little under the weather lately 
it started with the sniffles, the Paperdolls were so kind to share with me.  
My fault really as I have always taught them they must share, 
I only should have made it more clear that sharing was meant 
for toys and yummy treats, not sniffles & coughs.  
Then last weekend my sniffles turned into a full cold with all the added extras.   
And as this week started I was feeling a little dull, dreary and tired 
with no mojo in me.  
A little pick-me-up was desperately needed, something that would take my mind 
off the sniffly runny nose and that heavy drowsy head.  
Medicine in liquid or pill form may work well sometimes, 
however for me when I feel down and in the dumps being distracted 
by pretty little things is the best cure.

My first little pick-me-up this week was treating myself to a pot of white tulips.
A little bit of spring in my house.  
I so enjoyed watching them grow day by day.

I love the hint of pink in one of them.  Nature is so perfectly imperfect!!!

For my second pick-me-up I indulged in a bit of baking.
Just very simple cupcakes with 100 & 1000s.  

I just love these tiny beads,  they are sunshine in a bottle.

Then I took a little "me" time....
drinking a nice freshly brewed latte with lots & lots of fluffy milk, 

eating my SUPER scrumptious cupcake 
and flicking through some old spring interior magazines.  
Since discovering pinterest I have bought less and less magazines, 
but there is something really relaxing about flicking through a real paper magazine 
rather then sliding your hand over a screen to turn the page.

Ah.... the perfect pick-me-up and just what I needed, I feel much better already!
Come sunshine or rain I am ready for next week 
with a spring in my step and a bright sunny feeling!