Happy Saturday my friends! The weekend is here at last. As I sit and type this I am actually watching the sun gloriously peek his head over the horizon to say hello. It is promising to be another fine weekend.
Good morning Lovelies, how was your week? I hope you are all able to take some time out over the weekend just to be still and breathe. Life surely runs at a hectic pace these days with barely a moment to stop and think a whole thought (or type a whole sentence!) These kiddies certainly keep me on my toes. Bless their dear hearts.
Good morning Lovelies. I’m sending this post from a cosy cabin tucked away in the bushland beside an untamed stretch of coast with my dear family and parents. Kangaroos freely roam the grounds and this morning I stumbled upon a wee joey with his head poked in mama’s pouch having his morning suckle. So precious. It’s wonderful to get away, even if it’s just for a few days. Hubby is officiating a wedding ceremony for one of his oldest friends, who is getting married at a local dolphin marine park. I’m looking forward to seeing such an unusual wedding.
Good morning Lovelies, and oh what a week it’s been. Hubby and son came home from their trek through Tassie and had some interesting tales to tell. Our adventurous, rock hopping, Legolas light foot, mountain climbing son hiked to the summit of Cradle Mountain and managed to send home some hair raising footage of himself a bit too close to the unstable, snow peaked sheer cliff which sent his mother into a bit of a spin…but otherwise he was pretty pleased with his efforts, especially since a few people told him he wouldn’t make it to the top. Well done mate. So proud. (Now that you are back on level ground!)
Good morning dear ones, how’s life in your neck of the woods? We had our first rain in three months this week, which was like nectar from heaven. Apart from the obvious benefits to a thirsty garden, I just love rainy days in the holidays as they give you an excuse to stay indoors and bake, read, stitch, eat, watch a movie or just sit and take things easy for a bit. It’s like you have universal permission to blob on the lounge and just breathe, without the guilt. I like that. Sometimes life needs to slow down a little.
Good morning Lovelies. How was your week? If you read last week’s post on Motherhood musings you may have picked up that I was having a bit of a moment with my lack of organisational skills and ability to run a large household efficiently. Well, I am pleased to announce that I have gained the victory this week! Forgive me for boasting, but today I actually saw the bottom of our two huge washing baskets in the laundry. Yes, I did it. I washed every single piece of dirty clothing and can proudly respond to the children who are looking for a certain item “Well, it’s all clean, so you must be able to find it!”
Hello Lovelies. I want to share with you some of the buttercream flower cakes and cupcakes I have been making lately. I am by no means accomplished in this skill but have been enjoying practising these pretty little flowers and putting them on cakes for friends and family. I use Swiss Meringue Buttercream, as it tastes silky smooth, isn’t as sweet as standard buttercream and is very stable to work with. I love the versatility of using different colours to create varying moods. I try really hard to do pastel, as it’s super pretty and feminine, but somehow those drops of food gel just squeeze themselves out of the bottle and jump right into my icing! I am so passionate about bright colours that I can rarely manage subtle hues, even though I totally appreciate their beauty. These cupcakes are about as close as I get, which is ok. That’s just me.
What a wonderful afternoon we had a few weeks ago for my daughter’s 11th birthday. Last year she had her first ever birthday party, which was a spectacular Vintage Rainbow theme. This year, with a bit of encouragement from Mama Bear, she chose to have a horse party. She is animal crazy, and I love the idea of a rustic horse theme. Of course, to make it authentic, we needed to find somewhere to give the kiddies a horse ride. My expectations were blown out of the water by Jo and her amazing team from Seahorses Byron Bay. They provide up to ten beautiful horses for guests to enjoy. Even young children can groom and feed the horses before going on a spectacular ride along the glorious beach of Brunswick Heads.
My baby turns four tomorrow. I can hardly believe it. I have been pretty much giving birth every two years since 1995 (21 years ago!) and as crazy as it sounds, I honestly didn’t think our sweet little girl Kitty would be our last baby. I am one of those mothers who love having babies so much that I could never imagine ever having my last.
I am really missing my blog. It seems that this year is almost over and I have hardly been here. So much has been happening, and understandably, my dear little blog comes pretty low on the family priority list! I am really just a busy mother who loves to bake and create. I want to thank all of you who still pop in to have a look at what I have done, and those who stay connected with me on my Facebook page and Instagram. (Links on the sidebar). I would love to see my blog grow and do have some wonderful things to share with you all in the coming weeks….not in the least our amazing Vintage wedding! So please stay connected. Drop me a line to say hello.