Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Signed book and goodies competition - rafflecopter!

As a thank you for all of your support and encouragement I thought I would hold a competition to win a signed copy of my book and some kitchenware goodies!

I will also be opening a page on facebook where I can run baking challenges from the book, see how you work with the recipes and share the start of book 2, ie finding out what you would like to see and ideas for different packaging ideas etc:)

If you cant wait for the competition to end you can buy the book from Amazon!

Monday, 29 October 2012

Kenco & Macmillan Coffee Morning

It's taken me a while to write this up as things have been a little manic around here lately but as its my dads birthday i thought it deserved me taking the time to post!

The awful disease that took my dad from us, Cancer, is the toughest fight most of us will ever face. Macmillan provides a team supporting those affected by cancer every step of the way. 

Friday 28 September 2012 was the biggest event of the year to help people living with cancer.
The kids school held a coffee afternoon and we went along to support.  Cupcakes were eaten, coffee was drunk and donations were made.
I was also lucky enough to receive an event pack, tin of biscuits and Kenco coffee to host my own morning - did you know it's not too late to host your own, sign up here.

Kenco is the official coffee partner for this year’s‘Macmillan’s Biggest Coffee Morning!

Friday, 26 October 2012

Look its ME!! lol

Today is launch day!!  
 So excited and please remember to leave feedback on Amazon if you purchase and are happy with the book.

  Just remember you cant mention the fact you know me in the feedback but then again I cant really see my mum gushing over it on an online shop - im still trying to convince her to join Facebook!! lol

Please post piccies once your book arrives - i want to see you all! xx

Monday, 22 October 2012

Bombus Giveaway! Rafflecopter entry!

Having won these fabulous framed butterflies from a competition they held with Sheerlux I cannot recommend Bombus highly enough for their attention to detail and pure decadence of their items!

Imagine my pleasure when I received an email stating that they would love to offer a giveaway to my blog readers!  I know you girls will love it!

Bombus are offering a set of three bespoke wooden map letters to one lucky reader - worth £39!

All you need to do to enter is check out their website and complete as many Rafflecopter options as you wish.....why not opt in to receive occasional emails with offers and new product launches :) 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Persil Mosh & Wash - Get Messy with Music!

We all know kids love getting messy so what better way to encourage them than to have a Persil Mosh & Wash - Get Messy with Music!!  We received a Mosh & Wash kit from Persil but the kids were too shy to get covered in paint and be photographed!! Go figure! lol
Get them all painty, messy, muddy and mucky, pop on some loud music and let them go wild knowing that Persil will save the day!

Check out the dedicated Mosh & Wash site for more information - with half term around the corner there are hints and tips on keeping the kids occupied.  Ideas for making your own musical instruments and ways to make this a cleaner planet!
What will you be doing this half term??

Friday, 19 October 2012

Look whats here!!

My baby with my baby! 

So happy and a little bit giddy! lol

Available on Amazon - grab it while its half price!

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Creative HeART & Soul Retreat - October 2012.

This last weekend was the most recent Creative HeART & Soul retreat.  Held in Ansty Hall, Coventry, this was a perfect location for a perfect retreat! 

I am so so happy with how everything went and the feedback we have received has all been so positive I am walking on air!

We, Myself and Tracie Hudson, started on Friday by setting out all of the goodies for the girls including little bird houses with their initials/name on, bowls of chocolate and candy with a bird chalkboard table sign in the middle and goodie bags.
 Tracie and her mum had made these fabulous birds to act as mascots for each table - they went down a storm and were so cute I happened to bring one home with me!  
After a champagne and strawberry welcome toast with all of the teachers, where they explained who they were and the classes they would be teaching, we set about to a night of working on the challenge kit.
The classes started early Saturday morning and everyone fell in love with The Glitz Design Girls - Erin and Laura and Fancy Pants owner Jodi (and her adorable daughter Abbi),
 the classes were fabulous, the laughs many and the time flew by!  
Saturday night was spent doing make and takes, raffle, random facts quiz and generally eating cupcakes made by the fabulous Lydia and making pretty things!
Sunday passed in a blur as we completed 3 layout classes broken only by lunch and coffee breaks.  As soon as I get the group photographs from our photographer I will share - I also managed to nab 5 minutes to have some promo shots done so im dying to see how they turn out! 

We spent Sunday night having dinner with the ladies that had too far to travel so chose to stay an extra night.  We laughed lots and headed to bed early ready for a visit to Warwick Castle on the Monday with the Glitz Girls!
 These girls are a scream!

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Coffee and Cake!

You may remember a little while ago when I did a giveaway for the Project D overnight bag.  The bag was created between Danni Minogue and Kenco Millicano coffee and apparently has gone down a storm *Im after one myself so if anyone is listening that have the powers that be then i would be very greatful!* lol
Well, I was sent more coffee and being a tea drinker I was content to let hubby try it out and inform me of the results.  Ermmm, that was until I got a smell of the intense coffee aroma that comes with this tin of lusciousness!!

Of course there's also the new caffeine free variety available too!

Add to that a homemade cake (or two!) and you have a 5 minute break to die for!

No hooked on 'instant' coffee again I thought I would give a little nudge in the direction of Kenco Millicano for anyone who isnt keen on instant coffee.  This really is different to normal scoop and add hot water coffees!  Give it a go!