It has been quite a year this year! Not only have we said farewell to our oldest son as he ventures out of the nest to embrace his future, but our darling youngest baby has just turned two! Not a big deal to a lot of people I guess, but when you have been pregnant and birthing babies for almost twenty years, this is a milestone indeed! Not so much having a two year old, but having a two year old and not being pregnant with the next one!!!! This is a first for Mama Bear.
A few weeks ago my husband had the honour of officiating a Dedication service for our niece’s beautiful baby boy, Ollie. This was extra special for us because our niece was the flower girl at our wedding 21 years ago. The dedication service took place under the stunning autumn trees near the quaint country church where my niece was married.
It is quite extraordinary watching the years fly by so fast, with a new generation of babies taking centre stage in our family. And what beautiful babies they are!
This rustic cake appeals to the Bohemian in all of us. It’s rough, rugged appearance disguises a delicious, moist Chocolate pumpkin cake slapped together with crunchy peanut butter frosting.
I used my favourite
which transferred well into three 6 inch round cake tins. I made a little extra frosting so I could lavish it wildly all over the outside of the cake, before pouring dark chocolate ganache over the top.
Way too much fun for one cake!
A current trend emerging through the party styling and wedding circuits lately has been
This style takes seemingly ordinary objects of industry and uses them as focal points, backdrops or centrepieces for dessert tables, parties and even weddings. From raw factory lighting, old tin drawers, tools and steel scaffolding, the Industrial element brings a new kind of ‘wow’ to party styling.
Hello everyone. I’m back.
I have been away on a lovely little trip, while dear hubby took our son skiing. I thought it was time to bundle my girls up, drive over the mountain and visit grandparents. How wonderful to be spoilt with hugs, warm fires, delicious home cooked meals and lavished with all of the love and nurture that only your parents can give ……ahhh. It was a time of refreshment and relaxation. Just what every Mama needs now and then. I was even able to sleep in!!! What a concept….sigh…
Last year I had the immense privilege of making cupcakes for an
“Enchanted Garden” wedding photo shoot showcasing the incredible talent of Josie from