Christmas – Handmade Presents

When it comes to handmade gifts the most important bit of advice is to not overload yourself with making handmade presents for everyone. Just pick one or two, otherwise come December you’ll resent what seemed a very clever idea in November. With that in mind here’s some ideas on what to make.

Sustainable-ish Hallowe’en – Food & Table Decorations

I love a good party, and to be honest I like the planning as much as the attending. My life doesn’t currently lend itself to night-time parties, so we tend to invite people over for daytime treats instead. Not as often as I’d like as something always seems to get in the way, but I suppose that’s everyone’sContinue reading “Sustainable-ish Hallowe’en – Food & Table Decorations”

Sustainable-ish Hallowe’en Costumes, Decorations & Treats

Halloween used to be my favourite time of the year. It was the one holiday that didn’t involve buying copious amounts of gifts and seem to involve more fun than preparation. Well I can no longer say that this is the case. I have found that avoiding plastic at Halloween is impossible if you’re goingContinue reading “Sustainable-ish Hallowe’en Costumes, Decorations & Treats”

Summer Activities with Kids – 2017

I’m not the type of parent that feels the need to fill every hour of my kids’ days with entertainment. I think boredom is a great encourager of creativity and I feel that my kids are more than capable of being responsible for their own entertainment. That said it’s nice to have a few craftsContinue reading “Summer Activities with Kids – 2017”

Simple Cupcake Recipes

I used to bake for teachers until I heard that a lot of them bin homemade goods over health and safety concerns. Now I limit baking gifts to family, which has reduced my baking-load and waist-line. As a big fan of simple and easy so here is my go-to recipe for buns and buttercream icingContinue reading “Simple Cupcake Recipes”