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Mandala Hoops

I’ve been putting together a baby nursery for number three due within the month. I’ve been exploring Instagram late at night (the ‘ol sore hips and reflux have got me up at all hours) and I came across these beautiful wall hangings called ‘mandalas’. Now I’ve never heard of them before….

Cosy Stripe Blanket by Attic24

I love a good crochet project and particularly love it when the pattern is FREE! I’ve been following Attic24 on Instagram for a while now and find her projects really inspiring. Lucy lives in England and has a passion for crochet and colour and loves to share her creative journey. Lucy offers…

Recipes

SPLASH OF FOODSPIRATION

Mmmm Minestrone

Fragrant and hearty minestrone soup for a cold winter’s day. Minestrone is one of my favourite soups that everyone enjoys. It gets so many vegetables into my daughters and to mix it up a little for their entertainment I sometimes use dinosaur pasta instead of macaroni. I also prefer a…

Spinach Cob Loaf Dip

There’s no doubt you’ve been to a party or BBQ where there has been a cob loaf served full of delicious goodness. My favourite is the spinach cob (closely followed by the corn & cheese) and it’s super easy to make. A quick whiz around the supermarket and you’ll have…

Wallpapers

Pretty up your screen

Psalm 55:22 Wallpapers

“Give your burdens to the LORD and HE will take care of you” – Psalm 55:22. I feel there is a real emphasis on the word ‘will’ in this verse. Sometimes we can pray to God and not fully comprehend that He WILL take care of us. He loves us…

February 2016 Wallpapers

Geometric shapes are everywhere you look at the moment. I’m really loving black and white with a touch of pastel. I don’t have much of this colour scheme in my home but though it could work as a cute wallpaper. So this is my inspiration for the month of February….

Blog

Little observations

Favourite Chalk Board Fonts v.2

And here’s version 2.0 because you can never have too many chalk board fonts to choose from! I love the siteDaFont which is a great resource where you can download fonts straight to your computer from an extensive style library. If you don’t know how to download fonts there is a helpful Q&A here…

Favourite Chalk Board Fonts v.1

Chalk board fonts are so much fun to use on invitations, posters and even baby birth charts. I love the site DaFont which is a great resource where you can download fonts straight to your computer from an extensive style library. If you don’t know how to download fonts there is a helpful…

Mmmm Minestrone

Fragrant and hearty minestrone soup for a cold winter’s day. Minestrone is one of my favourite soups that everyone enjoys. It gets so many vegetables into my daughters and to mix it up a little for their entertainment I sometimes use dinosaur pasta instead of macaroni. I also prefer a…

Inspiration: My Rose Valley

How fantastic are the unlimited resources and tutorials you can discover online! Crochet inspiration is one of my favourite things to browse during quite times or when I simply need to tune out from the crazy kids! I love the people who put the time and effort into creating free tutorials so…

Joys of Potty Training

I’m seriously in no hurry to do this but I need to start encouraging my little 2 year old to try and use the potty more. I know I sound all ‘lazy mum’ but being the second child and knowing what’s ahead is exhausting just thinking about it. It’s one…