Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Last year in October my beloved and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary. I use the word celebrated rather loosely - my cousins came over and slaved like Trojans at a frantic working bee to get our house ready for sale. Very romantic!

I did however make this for my husband. 5 years is wood. So after getting the idea from pinterest I made this out of some vintage Scrabble tiles, a Ribba shadow box from Ikea and some scrapbooking paper from Spotlight.

Happy day! I love how it turned out. Off now to make tea while the cutest baby alive sleeps. Oh, the glamour!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Pink Skies

We recently moved house. There are many things that I like about our new place, but best of all is the view from our kitchen window....

....it almost makes you want to do the dishes. Almost.

Thursday, January 5, 2012


I spent the bulk of 2011 holding a baby - sounds lovely doesn't it? As said baby was mostly crying, there wasn't much lovely to be had. But eventually he would sleep and I would rig up a complicated pillow system that allowed me to hold him and surf the net simultaneously. Now we're talking. During one of my many internet sessions I came across Pinterest. Ahh, pinterest.....how do I love thee, let me count the ways.....

It sounds silly but pinterest got me through 2011 - it inspired me with great ideas, comforted me with its collective wisdom and most important of all it taught me how to make rainbow cake!

Here are some photos from Scarlett's 4th birthday party featuring the magnificent rainbow cake. I used this recipe from Count It All Joy and it was an absolute winner. Thanks Meredith!

We had a rainbow party theme....

Party favours for the kids.

The cake...I ask you where would we be without smarties? I for one would be up the cake decorating creek.

At this point I was praying to our heavenly father that it had turned out (I always turn to God for the important stuff...) On a side note the rainbow cupcakes were made using this recipe from Glorious Treats - again found through Pinterest.

Yay!! Prayers answered. The rainbow cake is a crowd pleaser...it looks so innocuous from the outside, just a plain rather tall cake, but inside it's just so pretty!

So there you have it. Thanks Pinterest....I owe you one!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Ringing in 2012

Finally, a new year. I have to tell you 2011 although you brought with you many blessings, I am glad to see the back of you. You were hard work. But you are over and 2012 is here and I "shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to encumbered with my old nonsense"

I spent the last evening of 2011 at our shack, sipping Moet out of a plastic cup. Can you feel the entire Champagne region of France cringe?

Happy New Year everyone, I think 2012 is going to be a good one. And I know about these things.


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