Friday, December 9

. hAppy fridAy .


. 1 . a lovely christmassy read . illustrated by Carolina Rabei . shared by LovePrint .
. 2 . a lovely paper stocking . perfect for stocking fillers . made by MeriMeri .
. 3 . a lovely basset hound . { on wheels } . sold by Alice&TheThimble .
. 4 . another Christmas Stocking . hand knitted for Anthropologie .
. 5 . gift wrapping to make you smile :) { this & others shared by Your DIY Family } .
. 6 . christmas hairstyle goals . or . WTF !
. 7 . { now } 16 sleeps until Xmas . & . 1 sleep until last posting day for Australia .
. 8 . leave a little sparkle . or . in my case . a sprinkle of gold glitter all around the house .
. 9 . danish butter cookies from Wallflower Kitchen . { childhood xmas memories } .
. & . finally . how do you make scones a little more festive ? 
              { answer . cranberries & pistachios & chocolate } .

. have a hAppy dAy .

Wednesday, December 7

my festive five . { cookies } .

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this could quite happily have been a festive fifty favourite cookies . so many to choose from . but i have been a little more decisive and a little more selective . & . here are five of my favourite christmas cookies . 

. a classic . chocolate chip cookie . baked by Not Quite Nigella .
. a spicy . zimtsterne / cinnamon star . baked by Fig&Honey .
. an iced . snowflake cookie . baked by Fork&Flower .
. a gingerbread . christmas tree . baked by raspberri cupcakes .
. a tiny . linzer star . baked by Freutcake .

{ eat . bake . repeat } .

. have a swEet dAy .

Monday, December 5

my festive five . { trees } .


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this december i'll be putting together a few festive boards . starting with today's five festive trees .

how will you trim your tree this year ?  part of me would love to do something as simple as the unadorned tree in a simple basket . & . then i think of all my beautiful baubles and the idea gets swept aside . but i do love the idea of a large painted tree hanging on the wall . no baubles required, just a touch of gold paint to give a tiny bit of sparkle .

. have a hAppy dAy .

Friday, December 2

. hAppy fridAy .


. 1 . the prettiest start to dEcember . with hello miss may .
. 2 . the loveliest bow in leather . perfect accessory to the loveliest lace blouse .
. 3 . a beautiful blush pink cosy cape . from Caramel .
. 4 . who will be choosing a tree this weekend ? 
Oh . and trim your tree to this christmas playlist . from the simple things .
. 5 . then wrap the first of your gifts in this gorgeous gift wrap .
. 6 . pOpping this cake on my * to bake this xmas * list .
. 7 . lOving these mid century inspired xmas trees
. 8 . my thought for the month . just sparkle !
. 9 . i might finally master crochet with these amigurumi advent patterns from Mollie Makes .
. & . finally . my inspiration to master macarons . thankyOu juniper cakery !

. have a hAppy dAy .

Thursday, December 1

. hEllo dEcember .

{ 'tis the season to sparkle }

hEllo dEcember


. let the #festivefaffing begin .

. have a spArkly dAy .

Monday, November 28

. tIs the season to spArkle .

without wishing to sound as if i'm collecting my pension . is it me . or . has christmas started ridiculously early this year . i know that it's now expected that the tinsel and baubles start making an appearance in the shops as soon as the easter eggs have rolled off the shelves, but i have been spying christmas trees . fairy lights . and . decorations galore in sO many people's houses near to me . it's still nOvember folks ?  a wonderful month of bonfires and autumn leaves, pumpkins and pies . can we not enjoy each month for the loveliness it brings, rather than wanting to rush headlong into the celebrations of the next ?

so . for the last two days of nOvember i will be embracing all that autumn loveliness still . & . then once dEcember arrives i'll feel we can start to enjoy lots of festive faffing . tinsel . glitter . gift making . gift wrapping . & . all that christmas sparkle . 

just two days . we can all hold on for just two more days can't we ?

. 'tIs the season to spArkle .


. have a spArkly dAy .

Friday, November 25

. hAppy fridAy .


. 1 . jUst the prettiest biscuits . from Biscuiteers .
. 2 . jUst the prettiest dress . from Nellystella .
. 3 . a beautiful collection spOtted on Milk . The Small Gatsby .
. 4 . a beautiful shoot spOtted on Babiekins . Jodye Sabatini Photography .
. 5 . a rainbow of handmade booties . by SincerelyBillie .
. 6 . #makingwinter cosy with craft creativity & cake . yes please SilverPebble .
. 7 . a little craft . from Suzy Ultman
. 8 . my thought for today . seek magic everyday
. 9 . a little creativity . from Little Cube
. & . finally . not cake . but crumpets to make any winter morning very cosy . 

. have a hAppy dAy .