Handmade Truffles That Will Delight Everyone

One of my favourite aspects of Christmas is this universal need to ‘catch up before Christmas’…. and all that it entails with lots of eating, casual dining, end of year parties, eating, drinks, more eating. It truly is the ‘silly season’, but oh what fun it all is. I love to bake at … [Read more...]

Printable Christmas Food Gift Tags

Hello friends, I’m just popping in quickly today to share a free printable with you for your home baked gifts. Christmas baking is one of our families traditions and I love being able to share food gifts with friends and neighbours. I find these gifts are the perfect token gift when you … [Read more...]

Scrappy Fabric Flower Tags

Once or twice a year I get out my crafting supplies and make a large batch of handmade cards and tags, that will see me through the year. Last week I went to my card box to find a suitable card to send a friend and was horrified to find the box was empty. Soooo… this past week I’ve been making … [Read more...]

Homemade Hot Raspberry Jam Donuts

My hubby and I both love to cook, so menu planning and food prep is fun for us and something we enjoy doing together. For the most part we eat a healthy and unprocessed diet, but every now and then we feel the need to whip up something a little more decadent. Sooo… over the Easter break while … [Read more...]

Easiest Homemade Raspberry Jam

I’m preparing today for our Easter celebrations by making some of our family favourites. For one of the dishes I require raspberry jam and I’ve made my own using this super quick and easy recipe. It only required 3 ingredients and is made in the microwave, which makes cleaning up a … [Read more...]

250+ Creative Project Tutorials

Hello ‘shabbilicious’ friends! I’ve just returned from a trip away again and I’m relishing in the peace and quiet that precedes the school holidays. I know it won’t last, so this week I feel compelled to tick off as many of the items on my ‘To-Do’ list that I can. I feel so guilty that I’ve been … [Read more...]

Faux Patchwork Christmas Coasters

Hello friends, Today’s project is another in my collection of faux patchwork pieces. These projects have proven really popular and I get why… they are super easy, use basic sewing skills and are a fabulous way to use up fabric scraps.   You told me you loved my pumpkin coasters … [Read more...]

Care Packages

You know you are going to love a book when a friend recommends it with this… “OMG… this book made me think of you. You absolutely have to get it!!” So of course I did… and yes, I absolutely do love it. The book is the recently released Care Packages by Michelle Mackintosh.   Michelle … [Read more...]

DIY: Scented Shower Steamers

You know that I love making a handmade home. Not only is it fun to make your own products, but it is also reassuring these days to know exactly what ingredients have been used. Sooo…. following on from my tips for ‘self care’ that I shared last week, I thought today I’d share a recipe for the … [Read more...]

Free Printable Menu Planner

I first started using a menu planner when I became a stay at home mum 22 years ago. As a new mum, I needed less supermarket visits and more control over our weekly food budget, so at that time the weekly menu planner became essential. And let’s be honest, it also appealed to my list making … [Read more...]