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Easter Eton Mess

Want to wow the kids / your family and friends with an Easter dessert, but got neither the time nor the brain bandwidth to do something fancy? You need Easter Eton Mess. Eton Mess has long been a favourite dessert of mine, both to eat and to make. Well especially to make because, in short,

Mason Jar Easter Gift Ideas

To get a head start preparing for the big Easter celebrations, we thought we'd do a roundup of fab Mason Jar Easter gift ideas. We've put together a curation of some of the loveliest DIY and homemade Easter Mason Jar gift ideas. All of them are vibrant with Easter spring colours and many of them feature Easter

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Something lovely happened Mums Make Lists last week.... we were invited by Etsy to become Etsy Tastemakers. Which means we have a shiny new Mums Make Lists Tastemaker page over on Etsy. Our Tastemaker page features a  set of curated boards with our favourite finds. They're to help you discover the perfect products in some of our biggest topic areas... from baby and nurseries, through kids' rooms, to organisation and laundry - only Etsy can make doing the laundry a beautiful thing! Given that UK Mother's Day is but a heartbeat away (sorry US moms, you have to wait until May!), one of the first curations we've worked on is for great gift ideas for mums. ...

Fun ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is the day we officially get to declare our love to someone we love! But as we all know, you can't buy love... so why spend a fortune on declarations of love, when something fun and imaginative will get the message across. Here are some super fun and creative ways to tell your paramour that you love them. Take a look, then get crafty and create your own fun way to celebrate with your Valentine. ...

Christmas Gifts For Dads

This last week, I've been putting together a list of possible gifts for M to give her daddy - and for me to give my dad. Given that shopping for daddies / men in general can be one of the trickiest tasks of the festive season, I thought I'd share my list of Christmas gift ideas with you... So, if you will, have a little peruse of the gift ideas below, all of them are available to buy online, because I do like to try and make your lives a little easier if I can... ...

Christmas candy recipes

Time for some Christmas candy recipes! So many of my most special memories of Christmas from my childhood are about chocolate and sweets :-) Not just any old chocolates, but the most delicious Christmas chocolate fudge lovingly handmade by my grandpa. Chocolate and truffles with the most exquisite coloured soft centres. Candied peel stolen from mum's baking. Great jars of real gum drops. In short, Christmas candy makes my heart sing! ...

20 Beautiful Washi Tape Christmas Craft Ideas

Hands up who is having a Washi Tape moment? *Raises hand*. So during this moment I've trawled the internet for the loveliest Washi tape Christmas craft ideas... ways to use Washi tape to create unique homemade Christmas decorations, ornaments, candle holders, wreaths, cards, gift wrap.... and advent calendars... all decorated with Washi. And to make sure you're all set to get Washi Taping your way towards Christmas, you can find some great Washi Tape to buy over on Etsy, Amazon (US) / Amazon (UK) Ooh and I also happened across this lovely looking book: Washi Tape Christmas which you can buy here: (UK) (US) ...

Beautiful Christmas Wreaths

I've been unpacking the Christmas decorations. Don't worry I'm not putting them up quite yet! But I have been working out what needs replacing or updating and looking for inspiration on how to do it, aka spending ages pinning lovely stuff on Pinterest. First off is the Christmas wreaths. I say wreaths as last year I had one on the front door and another on the sitting room and am planning on doing the same again. Except with all the lovely ideas out there ... these are a few faves ... I can't decide what. Maybe as they really are so easy to make even if you are not ... like me ... an anywhere near brilliant crafter, I just won't to stop at two :-) ...

Gift ideas for mums

I've started drawing up my Christmas gift buying list for 2014.

And it got me thinking... what might I like for Christmas if my husband or daughter decides to splash out on me. #theybetter So here's my list of top gift ideas for mums in 2014. I may well find myself adding to this list over the coming weeks - a girl can dream - so keep your eyes peeled for new additions and get making notes... All the gifts featured are buyable online - we like to make things easy for you! Just click on the links to head straight to where you can buy each gift. ...

5 books by bloggers that make great Christmas gifts

There are some super awesome books by bloggers. I'm not talking about the 'how to blog' books. I'm talking about books that non-bloggers will enjoy as much as bloggers. Here's my pick of books authored by bloggers that have either already landed on my bookshelf or are on my Christmas wish-list. Hopefully the list will give you food for thought for your own Christmas wish list or inspiration for Christmas gift buying. ...

10+ Mason Jar Christmas Gift Ideas

Tick, tick, tick, the Christmas countdown has begun and this week I'm focusing on getting together my Christmas gifting list... and Mason Jars seem to be cropping up all over it. I know exactly why this is... because there's such a mouth-watering array of Mason Jar gifting ideas on Pinterest and they've got me feeling all inspired... I've also found a wonderful array of Christmas craft ideas for my other current passion... Washi Tape ...so, here's some of my favourites to make or buy... ...

Inspired by Frozen kids Halloween costume patterns

Let it go, let it go.... can't hold it back any more... Yip, the word is out, Frozen inspired costumes are THE kids costumes for Halloween 2014. But what if your local Disney store is all sold out OR you simply don't have the cash to splash? Here's some fantastic FREE or under $4.50 instant download patterns for Frozen inspired Halloween costumes for babies, toddlers and little children. ...

Easter Bunny Crafts, Cakes and Cookies…

The Easter bunny will be busy this year ... ... because one proud 4 year old AND her astonished mummy are on track to make it through Lent without any chocolate at all ... We will obviously need lots and lots of chocolate Easter Sunday morning to make up for all our hard work :-) So no pressure Mr Bunny but you'd better deliver ... these girls need chocolate! In the meantime we've been going Easter bunny craft tastic and collected all sorts of lovely bunny craft ideas that mummy, daughter and grandma can have fun with over the next three weeks! ...

Inspiration For Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts

Us British mums get first dibs on fabulous mother's day gifts as we celebrate Mothering Sunday in the UK this weekend, rather than waiting for May with the rest of the world. As a mother and a daughter, I love all the old traditions around Mothering Sunday ... bunches of windswept daffodils given out at Church, if you're lucky an early Lent-breaking Simnel Cake and of course home made gifts. ...