Good morning dear ones. I have been looking forward to sharing this photo shoot with you for a very long time. It literally grew out of the ashes of a dangerous bush fire near our local beach village in the peak of a stifling Summer last January. The flames came perilously close to homes, although thankfully all were spared.
Hello Lovelies, how was your weekend? Thanks for your patience with this week’s blog post. On Friday night as visitors arrived and I was doing last minute party prep, our water pump decided to have a little tantrum and stop working! My sink was full to the brim with dirty dishes, we hadn’t had dinner, bath or showers, and most shockingly, I had no water for my afternoon cup of tea! ( yes, I know) We had to meet clients at 7pm to load my party gear at the venue and finish up sorting flowers. It was a big night, which left literally zero time to work on my recipe. So, a heartfelt thanks for your patience. x
Hello lovely ones. How’s things? Thankfully life settled down for us this past week. Our dear young people have gone home and with two of our girls away at camp, we downsized for a few days, enjoying a well earned rest. Not for long though, as I am hosting a tea party for 34 ladies next weekend in a local country hall. It will be a delightfully vintage affair and I can’t wait to show you a few pieces I have been working on, particularly a hand sewn backdrop made from embroidered linen, vintage tablecloths and doilies.
Good morning Lovelies. Boy! What a week. It certainly has been huge and to be honest, I am doing well to get this post done. You may have seen on my Instagram stories that I helped a friend with her daughter’s wedding last weekend. It was the cutest ‘Brambly Hedge’ country wedding and I was honoured to be a part of the styling, set up and desserts. Keep an eye out for photos.
As dawn breaks I hasten down the stairs, out into the crisp new morning. I am eager to relive my college days when I would go jogging through the chilly streets of Armidale in the early hours, relishing time alone and the break from busy dorm life. Well, thirty years and nine children later I’m not exactly running out the door, (although perhaps I should be), but with no less enthusiasm I grab my camera and two willing daughters, determined to show them the wonders of winter as I remember it.
Hey there! How’s life? Thanks for dropping into my happy place this morning. It is always such a joy to meet you here. This year I have set new goals for Mama Bear’s Kitchen, to stretch and challenge my creative self and further develop my unique style. I’m studying up on food photography, researching admired artists and baking up a storm in the kitchen trying out new cake recipes. Sticky date whisky toffee cupcakes anyone? Or perhaps vanilla musk?
Happy Saturday my friends! How was your week? I was in a little bit of baking heaven this week as I made a wedding cake and 70 cupcakes for a dear friend whose son is getting married today. I enjoyed getting into the groove of juggling a bench full of black forest cupcakes while giving spelling tests and listening to poetry recital from the girls. Talk about multitasking! Miss Daisy chopped chocolate for my ganache, Miss Charlotte made lemon curd and I showed Miss Mary how to make caramel. We are all in this together.