> m.e: October 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

oh baby

I must confess, I am such an emotional mum, I cry at times, I hug waaaay too much, there is not one single night that I don't tuck them in when they are asleep and whisper that I love them.  
They don't ever realise I do that, but I know I do.

Every time something new happens, I just want to freeze that moment and treasure it forever
I want to hold on to these two little beings for as long as possible

Their funny little quirks and the stories they tell are what makes me smile, every single day.

Oh no, there are bad days, days when things are just too difficult to deal with but I don't mind, I take the good and the bad and appreciate my glass as being half full.
So for now I am capturing these baby teeth because some day soon, they'll be all gone.
Two down, many more to go.

I made this brooch for me using Jodie's fab tutorial but I think it suits Amelie so much better.
You should make one, it's so easy, all you need are fabric scraps and it will make you smile.

What are you creating today? I'd love to see!

See you soon friends ♥
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Perfect Butter Cake

I promised you a butter cake recipe and here it is.  
It really is a great one for icing with butter cream or even fondant.  

Perfect basic cake and stays moist for days...very important!

Butter Cake

makes a 22cm cake

  • 250g butter, room temperature
  • 250g caster sugar
  • splash of vanilla
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 330g self raising flour, sifted
  • 180ml milk, room temperature
  • preheat oven to 180C/160C fan, grease and line a 22cm round cake tin with baking paper
  • beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, mix in vanilla
  • beat in eggs one at a time
  • add flour and milk in 3 batches whilst stirring just until combined
  • spread mixture into cake tin and bake for about 50-60 minutes, test with skewer
  • allow to cool slightly and turn out onto cooling rack
  • leave un iced or ice with butter cream if it's for a special occasion cake

This week is baking week as there's a market on, hope you can come by and say hi

Happy Wednesday friends, hope to visit you soon.
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Grateful for enjoying the little things

It's been a while since I posted, it wasn't meant to be so long but life just got in the way.
We all got sick, school holidays came round and really, blogging wasn't all that important.

Thank you for your sweet emails asking if I am ok...I am, thank you!

As I sit here and think about what I am grateful for a very dear friend has had some not so good health news and I just wanted to let her know how much I am thinking of her....

So as I close my eyes and I think about all the good things happening around me at the moment I'll show you a peek at what we have been up to the last month and what I am grateful for

adopting some new chicks (fingers crossed they are girls)

toothless giggles

beautiful notes by my beautiful 5 year old

 winning some tickets to go to the Show
thank you Neff Kitchen

haircuts from daddy

little nephews turning one already!!

being asked to make a special birthday cake topper 

having fun making a fire engine cake

yummy butter cake recipe I will share with you later

So that's a little bit about what we've been up to.  What's new with you?

Hope you are making a grateful list, I'd love to read it and so would Miss Maxabella

Happy weekend friends, I'll definitely be round to say hello and have that virtual cuppa with you

Hugs ♥
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