DIY Gift Wrap

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Recently we were invited to a 60th Birthday and I was looking for a simple way to make the plain brown paper I found in my crafting-drawer look a bit nicer.
The birthday present was for my father-in-law so it didn’t have to be as colorful as I would have wanted it to be for a girl.
I had a quick look at the supplies I could find at home and got started…

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The Food Exchange – Enjoy your picnic with Scotch Eggs

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The weather last weekend was perfect for a picnic – and although we didn’t go far, the little picnic in our garden was soooo good!
As you may have gathered by now – this months Food Exchange theme is…. PICNIC :).

Lucy’s challenge for me this month was to make Scotch Eggs. Another challenge that was absolutely new to me – and this is exactly what I love so much about our project!

(If this is the first time you read about Lucy’s and my Food Exchange project, just have a look here:)).

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Review: May

May here on the blog was all about a very special first Birthday :). I managed to write about my first naked cake and a slightly healthier version without refined sugar. Both posts with the recipes and more pictures you can find here for the naked cake and here for the refined sugar free cake. Enjoy!

In June I want to show you a small tutorial for a cool Birthday-wrapping-paper, there will be a Food Exchange-post perfect for the amazing warm weather and more! I hope you will enjoy it and stop by for a little read :).

Have a great June!

The first Birthday continued (with a refined sugar free cake) II

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After last weeks Birthday-post about my first semi-naked cake which was a bit of a sugar bomb (although VERY delicious), this weeks post is about a cake that is a little bit more healthy – but still really, really yummy!

We wanted to try and keep our little daughter away from refined sugar for as long as possible so a couple of months ago I started researching in order to find a recipe for a refined sugar free cake that actually tastes nice. In the end I combined a few recipes so that it worked perfectly for me. I wanted the cake to be healthy but not taste too healthy, and for us this is the case: Our daughter loves the cake, and so do we!

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A very exciting first Birthday including cake (of course!) I

How very exciting! Our daughter turned 1 a few weeks ago!
We spent a super lovely Birthday-weekend with family and it was truly special.

Of course, there is no Birthday without cakes so for the guests my mum, my step dad and I prepared a cake buffet with various cakes. I made two cakes for the buffet. One of them was a semi-naked sponge cake filled with buttercream and raspberry jam (the jam I accidentally ‘stole’ from my mum, she wanted to use it for another cake – ooops :)).

The other cake I made was without refined sugar, but it still tastes like a normal cake and I don’t think you miss the sugar at all (promise!).

But we’ll start with the sponge cake for this week…

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Review: April

April has just flown by! It has been my last month of maternity leave and we had quite a lot of great exciting things going on – not only did we pay a visit to family and friends to Germany, we also celebrated our daughter’s first Birthday.

In April I wrote about a lovely day trip to Llandudno in Wales and for the sweet tooth there was a recipe for lovely little raspberry pastries :).

In May I would like to write about our little girl’s first Birthday – it was such a special day to us!