Tuesday, 30 December 2008

Happy New Year and yes I'm still calling for help!!!

Happy 2009 everyone, hope you've all seen the new year in with your family, friends and loved ones. Here's to a magical 2009, may it bring you all love, laughter and happiness.

And yes I'm still after one of the little Ikea birds lol Manchester has lots of them left in the sale, I looked on the website, so if any of you wonderful ladies are off out that way tomorrow or the next day for a little shopping therapy can you grab me a pack and we'll sort out payment or swaps. Thank you, thank you. Right I'm off to enjoy a glass of Baileys and see in the new shiny and wonderfully happy new year with my beautiful daughter Jade and fabulous fiance Ben x

I have seen this wonderful idea of cake stand and little bird decoration on top and think it would make a gorgeous stand for our wedding cupcakes.

I'm hoping that one of you wonderful lovely ladies out there in bloggy land as been to Ikea and bought a pack or two of these little cuties.
And would be kind enough to sell, swap or give me just 1 of them. For the top of our cake stand.
They had loads of them in Ikea but even after I'd checked their website for stock and it said yes we have them, we couldn't find a single packet in the whole building (and believe me i looked lol).

If anyone has them please, please let me know. and we'll sort out payment or swap for something. It will make my new if i get one and our cake stand will be complete and ready for Ben to set a date lol

Back soon with how Christmas went in the Cupcake house, poor Ben was very ill, so got lots and lots of TLC in his stocking.

Hope you all had a magical time with family, friends and loved ones.


Catherine x

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

May you're Christmas be filled with cupcake wishes

Enjoy a wonderful time, laugh, eat, drink and be merry.
Lots of love and Christmas hugs,
Catherine, Ben and the cupcakes big and small x

Friday, 19 December 2008

Lots of photos to show you.

Meet my sugar & spice mice, i have been working on these for a while now and are sooo pleased with how they've turned out. They look yummy enough to eat, i wouldn't though, they're a little crunchy lol available on Mollycupcakes and will be staying there for the new year.

A couple of weekends ago, little Granny came over and we all went out to the Dickens festival and look it snowed lol well not real snow, more like bubbles and foam really. But it looked good and the girls loved it.

The streets of Rochester was filled with people dressed up, dancing, singing and selling all sorts of food, crafts and drinks.

In the castle grounds there was a fun fair and the girls went on lots. A big yellow bus lol lots of fun.

Hook a duck yeay! well done girls.

More fun on some cars and then the lady bugs. It was bitterly cold by the time we walked home and our noses where pink. But we all had a fab time, well worth wrapping up warm and walking down the town for. And bless little Granny she'd never been before and really enjoyed it.
This Saturday just gone was the cupcakes Christmas fete at their playgroup. Poor Daddy was feeling very poorly and i didn't feel the best, (flaming colds) but was keeping going because of the fact Ben had walked down the town that morning to collect my ring with me and asked me to marry him again in our pretty little park called the Vines. Could he get any more perfect? So i was floating around all day as happy as can be lol
So when 2.15 came, we wrapped up and set off up the road to Meadows playgroup. It was very busy and hot. Lots of different stalls with crafts to buy, make and do. Face painting, cake stall and lots of other games.

Granny got stuck in to the unwrap a bottle game lol don't worry we didn't have to carry her home, she saving her bottle of red for boxing day, we're going to make a mulled out of it. Yummy.

Jade won beauty products on the raffle and picked out one of my winning tickets straight after lol yeay! she's my lucky charm lol Thanks sweetie.
We all ate lots of cake, drank mulled wine and had to much sweet stuff (well the cupcakes did lol) a little too sugared up when we got home hehe!
But all in all it was a good couple of hours fun. I hope they raised lots of money, it's a fabulous little playgroup and real home from home for the cupcakes.
I took them both off to their last day before the Christmas break and their party today at playgroup. No photos on the camera, never know weather it's ok to take them now or not, silly laws! But did get a couple on my phone, so maybe Ben can put them on here sometime.
That big red Santa turned up at the end of their party and gave all the children teddies. Daisy was beside herself with happiness, when he walked in lol very cute. Molly on the other kept her distance, being the shy one of our cupcakes. Giving him only a smile and little wave. These days are ones to treasure and will be kept deep in my heart forever.
Thank you to all the staff at the Meadows playgroup, you've made the being of the Christmas break very special x
All enjoy a lovely weekend and thank you for Ben and i for all the kind well wishes. You are all such a lovely bunch.
Hugs for each and every one of you.
Catherine x

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

I'm still floating

Thank you to everyone that has left me a congratulations, this is truly a wonderful time for me. I do keep pinching myself and looking down at my finger to see if it's really true. And this what i see. Ben really did get it right with this gorgeous ring, i don't think i ever shown him any rings that i liked, i just know i told him once when watching Don't Tell The Bride program (did anyone ever see that? wow bridzlers or what!), the sort of thing I'd dream of getting one day. Something old, just one small diamond set in a gold band. I like things elegant not huge and tacky. And look there it is lol
Ben told me that when he had decided to ask me, he went to one shop and there it was the only one there, waiting for him to go in and get it, bring it home and put it on my finger. Like it was just meant to be.
Perfect in ever way, god stop me if i go on but i thought with all the rubbish going on in the world right now, I'd share and send a little of our happiness. Hope you don't mind.
I just want to tell the world and shout it from the roof tops, how in love I am with the kindest, sweetest, caring and loving fella ever, (well in my eyes anyway). And how he's made me the happiest, smiliest person alive. xxx
To have & to hold, love you Benjamin Short forever x

Hope you all had a lovely weekend, I'll catch up on the 2 just gone over this week, we've had Dicken's fairs, Christmas fetes and parties galore and all with a flaming cold in tow lol but hey I'm a woman and it's takes more than a cold to stop me lol (right girls?).

Many hugs,

Catherine x

Friday, 12 December 2008

I've been walking on cloud nine for a couple of days now...

...my 33rd birthday will be one i will never forget, because that beautiful man of mine asked me to become his wife. I couldn't believe it when he pulled out the most gorgeous ring, the ring I've dreamed about. Our 2 little cupcakes looked on and after I'd said yes, yes, yes. Molly said "mummy does this mean you're be a princess now" awww bless her. Daisy just wanted to see in what was in the box, her Daddy had given to me.
That afternoon we took the ring back down to be sized as it was a bit big. Ben had no idea of what size, bless and guessed. And not to bad, it was only 2 sizes to big lol but i do have really small fingers. We can go down on Saturday and collect it. My Granny and Jade will have the girls for us while we pop out to get it. And i can wear it proudly from then on. Thank you Ben you have made me the happiest person alive and i will be the best wife you could ever ask for. I love you with all my heart. X
My fabulous day didn't end there, i had yummy chocolate cupcakes.....

This lovely cook book from the cupcakes, lots of yummy treats and dinners in here for me to try.

I was a very good girl and saved this little lots for until my big day and was delighted with everything inside it. Sooo much pink, it is just fabulous. Thank you, thank you Alison you are a real sweetie. The girls love their little pink hearts and have hung them on our tree. Big kiss form them too X X

And here is my Mum's fun present of pass the parcel lol it was a box inside a box, wrapped up inside another box lol gorgeous floral mug. Thank you mum i love it. The patten is very much like Cath Kidston's style. My Mummy knows me so well hehe!
I also received lots of cards and other gift vouchers and felt totally spoilt for the day. But as with all good things that come to us, it is normally followed with something bad. I came down with a pooie old cold the day after and feel all crappy, run down and keep coughing.
But who cares about a silly old cold, when you've just been asked to marry someone. So I'm staying in the warm, with the cupcakes, lots of Christmas DVD's to watch, cards to write, hot drinks and cold remedies to take and the thought of wearing my engagement ring on Saturday to make me all better.
Thank you everyone for the lovely birthday wishes, cards and emails. This blogging world is full of the most wonderful people. Hugs for each and everyone of you x x x
Back soon with photos of the cupcakes Christmas fete at playgroup. If you're in Rochester this Saturday afternoon, pop on in. 2.30-4.30pm Meadows Pre-school. Pick up a yummy cake or 2, last minute gift or just to see Santa lol
All my cupcakes wishes.
Catherine x

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

All the 33's dirty knees lol (it's bingo).

Oh yes today's the day i turn 33.

I'm wishing for one of these xxxxx so i can be a proud fiance instead of the old girlfriend or her in doors lol
A cute fluffy just like this awww

Hair, clothes and figure of the lovely Jen.

And some of these. Not sure our postman can fit all of that through our postbox lol But you never know lol i can dream and dream i will...
I will post tomorrow and let you know how i got on.
But firstly i have to say a big thank you to my Mummy & Daddy for the beautiful floral mug that arrived yesterday, I was very good and waited until this morning to open it and am so glad i did, it was great fun. My Mum had wrapped it up like pass the parcel and i was so excited by the time i got to the last box lol just like a child again. When i found the mug inside i let out a scream of delight lol thank you mum, i guess I'll always be your little girl no matter how old i get.
Love you xxx
More thank yous tomorrow and photos of loveliness that arrived in the post, you know who you all are. (Alison vintage amethyst )
I'm off now to have some fun and listen to some tunes.
Many hugs.
Catherine x

Friday, 5 December 2008

There is no Grinch or Scrooge about me lol

Your Christmas Sprit Level: 75%
Your Christmas spirit is almost as big as Christmas itself. Christmas is definitely your thing.You celebrate Christmas with enthusiasm. You love every minute of the holidays.Your Christmas spirit is inspiring to everyone who runs into you during the holidays.You make everyone's day just a little bit brighter. And that's what the holidays are all about!

It's true i love, love, love Christmas, it has something to do with the fact that my birthday's in the same month. And has soon as the Christmas trees are out for sale, i can smell them from a mile away lol

Deck the halls and be jolly, spent the best time with loved ones, freinds and most of all family.

Merry Christmas to all and all a goodnight x x x x

Cupcakes wishes & hugs,

Catherine x

Monday, 1 December 2008

It is safe to say...

...it's gone all Christmassy here in the cupcake house, these 2 little fellas followed me home the other week and have been waiting very quietly to be let out. They both now stand proud on our fireplace in the dinnering room. Aren't they just the cutest Santa's ever!

Ben brought home the tree cut it and trimmed it and hung the lights on it. (It's a Daddy thing) lol

And the cupcakes and i decorated it the next day. This beautiful toadstool came from the fabulous Made in Pixieland pop on over to Claire's wonderful website for more gorgeous items like this. Thanks sweetie it looks lovely.
It is safe to say that our tree is very girlie, sorry Ben, but we do keep making girls lol so I'm afraid it's pink, pink and yes you guessed it more pink.
Just to the left of the photo, is hanging my fabulous buy at the Handmade & Vintage fair. It's the cutest cupcake I've ever seen. Made from a pink pipe cleaner, sliver balls and news paper, I'll take a better photo of it soon and one of Daisy's little white bird she bought. It's on the tree but i didn't get it in this photo.

Why is it so hard to take photos of Christmas trees? no matter how many times i tried, it always came out looking dull. I will keep at it, a nice sunny day is what is needed lol whats one of those? all we keep getting is rain, rain and more rain.

It won't dampen our Christmas spirit here in the cupcake house, a little rain never stopped us.
We're off to the Dickens festival this Sunday, Granny Mills is coming along too. Last bit of Christmas shopping on Saturday and a Christmas craft fair just down the road, which that lovely Claire will be selling her pixie items along with a few of mine. Thanks honey x
Looking forward to a fun weekend, hope you all are too.

Now i haven't had any music for a while and was looking through YouTube the other night and came across this. It's a little rude but very funny and no swearing.
It brings back happy memories of my childhood and singing along to it with my mum. I can even remember all the words even now after all these years. Hope you enjoy it too. The fabulous Victoria Wood and Let's Do It lol

It is also one of my Mum's favourites, so this ones for you Mummy. Love and think about you everyday. Chat later x
Catherine x