Amelie’s New Bedroom

Posted On August 19, 2014| Leave a reply

I wrote this post ages ago but realised when I was looking back that I hadn’t actually published it so here goes.

The second room to be decorated in our new house has been Amelie’s.  As soon as we said we were moving house she was so excited because she could have a “pink bedroom”.  Pink would not have been my choice of colour, but then it’s not my bedroom.  I wish I had remembered to take some before photos.  You would not believe it is the same bedroom.  We brought a tonne of furniture with us from the old house that was totally overbearing and unsuitable for a little girls bedroom.  After lots of persuasion on my part Mike finally agreed to re-home the hideous 1960′s brown lacquered wardrobe and replace it with a new much smaller white one from Ikea.


After some discussion with Amelie we settled on painting just one wall pink and the remaining white.  I just felt that the pink had the potential to be slightly overbearing.  I made Amelie’s quilt for her a couple of years ago.  I love the fact that she will hopefully keep it for years to come.  I am determined to try and find time this winter to make Harriet one too.

I am really pleased with the end result.  Again a bit similar to Harriets bedroom we ditched a load of crap and it is just so much easier to keep clean and tidy.



Weekly Menu

Posted On August 11, 2014| Leave a reply

After a busy start to the school holiday my weekly menu planning has fallen by the wayside.  With less planned for the week I sat down with a cup of tea a piece of cake and a pile of recipe books and thought of all the food I have in the fridge and cupboards and decided that I needed to plan our week out again.


Homemade Victoria Sponge from Grandma’s Best Recipes.


I had originally planned to take the girls camping this week but the weather isn’t looking so good and the thought of putting the tent up & taking it down on my own in the rain with two little ones isn’t quite as appealing as last week.

11-17th AugYou can download this weeks menu here.


Taking the ABC bags to the next level.

Posted On August 6, 2014| Leave a reply


A few months ago I decided that my photography skills didn’t do justice to my ABC bags so I decided to take the plunge and invest in some professional photos.  I can not tell you how pleased I am with them.  Someone I was speaking to mentioned a lady called Holly Booth who has her own photography company Holly Booth Photography.  Based in Derby I posted her my bags a week before our scheduled shoot and a few days later I received my edited photos via dropbox.

1 2 4You can check out my ABC bag range of party bags and gift bags here or find us at our Etsy Store.