No Bake Chocolate Fridge Cake

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No Bake Chocolate Fridge Cake

No Bake Chocolate Fridge Cake This no bake chocolate fridge cake is more like fudge than rocky road. Delicious and more-ish, we often have a batch of it sitting in the fridge.  It doesn’t sit around for long.  I cut it into tiny squares (In an attempt to save me from myself).  However rather than a trim waistline, this tactic … Read More

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Washi Tape Party Decorations

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Washi Tape Party Decorations

Washi Tape Party Decorations I will admit we got a bit carried away for this party.  You don’t have to make ALL of these Washi tape party decorations. But they are so easy why wouldn’t you? Abbi and I made these for her  afternoon tea birthday party last year. They went down well with the guests – pretty without being too … Read More

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The Best Mushroom Soup Ever

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homemade mushroom soup

The Best Mushroom Soup Ever You may think I am exaggerating calling this the best mushroom soup ever – but that’s because you haven’t yet tried it.  Served with garlic bread, its like a giant hug in a bowl.  And perfect for cold wintery evenings. This is a family recipe from my friend Jenny, she (or it may have been her … Read More

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Giant Polaroid Picture Decoration DIY

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Giant Polaroid Picture DIY with Text

Giant Polaroid Picture Decoration DIY My son turned 16 recently (how on earth did that happen?). To mark the event, I made this Giant Polaroid Picture Decorations DIY. I selected one picture from each of his 16 years and decorated the kitchen with him for his birthday morning. Obviously these don’t need to be for a birthday – the same … Read More

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Teen Cupcake Decorating Party-Full instructions

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Teen Cupcake decorating Party

Teen Cupcake Decorating Party This teen cupcake decorating party was a huge hit with my daughter and her 14 year old friends.  Remember the teenage afternoon tea party that I posted about last month?  This was phase two  – ‘The Activity’  We did a version of this for younger kids a few years ago, but we updated it a bit … Read More

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