Monday, June 4, 2012

My House, My Weekend

My weekend was fabulous! How about you?

We caught up with family and friends, relaxed, cleaned and stayed warm!

On Friday (not technically the weekend but I start early) my nephew and I baked.

We made cupcakes from here
and we decorated them. 

If you follow me on Instagram you may have seen my nephew Vlad decorating each cupcake with lots of love and concentration. 

(If you don't follow me please look me up I only just joined but it is lots of fun)

He did so well.

We also made Michelle's fantastic Sticky Date Pudding you can find the recipe here.

My brother in law who was a chef said it was the best Sticky Date Pudding he ever had (maybe he has never had it before) and I think it was good even if  I say so myself.

For dinner we made pizza using Jo's dough recipe, that you can find here.

It also was a hit and we will definitely be using it again and again!

My new kitchen aid mixer that I got for Mother's Day works so well and I just love it!


On Saturday we cleaned and I rearranged, as I do quite often

I am loving the lanterns, the horse head bookends and the clock.

All available in for purchase in my store by the way ;-)

Hope you have a great week and please pop in tomorrow for the start of my Guest Blogger series!

Tomorrows guest blogger is Michelle from 

Have a  great day

 PS. You may or may not have noticed that there are no photos or the yummy food we made, you see, even though it tasted fantastic,I could not photograph it so it looked as good as it tasted or any good at all really. So I think I need to practise baking and cooking pretty looking food then I need to practise photographing it. I think I may also need to start exercising regularly as well :-)


  1. I love those lanterns Nellie, just gorgeous.

  2. Oh I'm so happy you made the sticky date pudding and while I didn't make it for your guests I take your brother in-laws comment as a huge compliment :)

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  4. I think food is very difficult to photograph well. The blog What Katie Ate has amazing food photography. The sticky date must have been amazing :)

  5. Thanks for the links! I still haven't got food photography down pat. We recently bought a low light lens which helps - before that I would try and do any baking in the morning and take the photo outside to get day light. I also need some more plates and accessories. Unfortunately CB doesn't agree with my 'need' ;)

  6. Sounds like a delightful weekend Nellie... and the lanterns are just magical, so pretty xo