Friday, 9 January 2009

Our mini Nigella, a light dusting of snow and some Christmas crafting


Eat your heart out Nigella, watch out here comes miss Molly. And look what she made, well with a little help from her Mummy. We must of made about 36 of them and i have to say they tasted so much yummier because of Molly's help. Poor Daisy missed out on making these because she was fast asleep on the sofa full of a cold and Calpol, bless. We gave the lovely ladies and Tony at the cupcakes playgroup a box of these all wrapped up with a pink bow and some naughty green and blacks cookies. Just to say merry Christmas and thank you to them. I think I'll be making more this year and giving them as yummy gifts. I was so happy how they looked all wrapped up in a box. A nice little treat.
Here is our light dusting of snow, it made everything look so pretty.
My mother's day tulips are just poking their heads up through the snow, i can't wait for them to come out, oh how i love the Spring time. Every things new and full of life and everywhere looks so beautiful. Roll on the Springtime...
Tiny footprints in the snow lol they almost look like the moo cow has got up a walked off. (that's what under the pile of snow and he's looking a little green lol).
Well it took a few days for it to melt and the cupcakes and i jumped in ever bit of snow left on the ground on our walk to playgroup but sadly it's left us now. Oh how i wish we could get the sort of snow Ben and i remember getting as kids, so thick it lasted for days and you could build snowmen and go sleighing in it. I'd love the cupcakes big and small to enjoy the kind of fun we both had as children when the snow came.
I thought I'd share with you our cupcakes first Christmas decoration creations from playgroup. They both came home everyday with something new and i had such joy in hanging them in our front window. These will be treasured forever more.

I love that Mr Snowman has his hat upside down lol me thinks he's been at the mulled wine lol
This year brings a few new changes the biggest one being Molly starting big girl school in Sept. It seems a million miles away now but i know it will be here sooner than later. Daisy will be 3, hopefully leaving the terrible two's behind her, Jade will turn 14, two more years closer to the big 16 and making choices of staying at or leaving school and well Ben and i who knows, we might be planning our wedding for sometime this year. Have to see how the pennies go. I don't want a big thing just family and close friends. Reg office, pretty photos by the castle, nice dresses for the cupcakes and a little do back here at home in the garden. Bunting hanging, cupcakes baked, bubbly on ice and some music. Awww perfect. I'm planing things in my head already and have lots of money saving ideas for a wonderful day.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend and hoping no one else is struck down by this mean old bug that's going around, it seems everyone I've spoken to has had it. I've been a lucky bunny and only had a day or 2 with a tummy thing and little cold. I must be strong as an ox lol just hope i don't look like one hehe! i know i ate to much food this Christmas, well someone had too finish it off.
Hugs,
Catherine x

18 comments:

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I don't think I have had a mince pie yet this winter! oh dear I had better take a leaf from your daughters recipe book and crack open that jar of mince meat and make a batch... they look very yummy indeed...

the wedding plans sound beautiful, simple and yet filled with everyone you care about and that care about you....
x

April said...

your wedding plans sound perfectly you!

April xx

Shabby Chick said...

Those mince pies look great! The wedding plans are lovely, I had a registry office wedding with just eight guests (which was fab) but then did the whole two receptions and a million guests rigmarole and wished I'd kept it simple, but then at 20 I was more easily pushed into things than I am now!

Treasure those cute decs. Mel xxx

Tracy x said...

that last picture of the girls is beautiful - you and Ben have to make lots more babies!!
love to you all
t x

funkymonkey said...

Bless! Your little girl looks absolutely gorgeous as she concentrates on her baking. Your wedding plans sound perfect. Here's to a warm spring and dry summer and loads of bunting.

Rubyred said...

Hi catherine
Your wedding plans sound lovely,I'm sure you will have a very special day!.Have you seen the Sarah Lugg wedding book,she has some gorgeous handmade wedding ideas,they really are beautiful.
Rachel x

The Stones said...

I recently started baking with my 2 year old. Apart from a spilt sack of flour on the floor...and over me!..it is going well. Our first venture was mince pies - not as fab as yours though! We have now progressed to choc chip cookies and banana bread!
And as for all things wedding - I would do it all again in a heartbeat! I am SO jealous but wish you a truly fabulous day!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Aaahh everything is so lovely, I love the Christmas decorations.
Your wedding sounds ideal, we got married in a registry office with only 2 witnesses and it was just perfect and I've never once regretted a huge big wedding at all as we had already been living together for so long, so a lovely little intimate wedding for you & Ben sounds ideal I think.
I will of course want to be updated on everything wedding in these coming months, tee hee.
lots of love to you
Alison
x

Summer by the sea said...

Lovely picture of the girls - that rug is so bright and cheery! - Natalie x P.S - I had a reg office wedding and a do back at home and everyone said how much more they enjoyed it than the traditional 'big' do!

tcalamity said...

Ahhhh....Those lil girls are growing so fast Catherine.xxx Time goes by so quickly and we have to cherish the lil moments. Good luck with the wedding plans, and Im sure it will be a lovely & cosy family affair.xx t

Pink Feather Paradise said...

I have an award for you!
come on over to pick it up....

Alex x

Rachael Rabbit said...

YUM YUM mince pies - lucky I still have some mincemeat left over in the HUGE pot my sister brought over from the UK - horrah! Yours look so pretty! Miss Molly sure looks like an accomplished baker!

Ragged Roses said...

Happy New Year to you and your gorgeous family! Those mince pies look delicious, Miss Molly is a fab cook. It sounds like you've got a wonderful year ahead, enjoy it all
Kimx

jules said...

Mince pies are looking delicous, and the snow makes everything look so pretty

love jules x

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

Hi there :-) Just wondered if you managed to get those birds from Ikea as I may be going to Manchester next week so could "force" myself to visit the swedish store!!! let me know...........
Lesley x

LittleGem said...

Hi I am new to your blog but loved your post, I made mince pies over christmas but they were a disaster! yours look so professional! Love the girls decorations too. I will pop back to your blog again xx Gem

julia said...

Kit made identical decorations to those when she was at nursery, they'll be treasured forever. Every year we make something new to hang on the tree.
Bunting - of course I'm happy to make it for you. Let me know how much you'd need and when and I'll work out a price for you.
Speak soon
Julia xx

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