Brandy and Mincemeat Cake Recipe

Brandy and Mincemeat Cake is the cake for people who don’t like fruitcake. It’s got all the Christmassy flavours we crave without the heaviness of a typical dark fruitcake. History of Brandy and Mincemeat Cake I have been making Brandy and Mincemeat Cake for years, and first blogged it way back in 2009. But this year, I’ve Read More…

How to Make a Wreath for Christmas

I love wreaths, especially those made of fresh foliage, flowers and plants. A little while ago I attended a flower school course at my favourite flower shop, Green Parlour in Pangbourne, where Emma, the owner, shared lots of great tips that could come in handy if you want to learn how to make a wreath for Read More…

Freshen Up Your Home For Fall – Easy Tips

There are lots of easy, inexpensive ways to freshen up your home for fall and really get the most of this lovely season.  Even though the fall season in the UK isn’t generally as bright or sunny as it is in North America, I do love this time of year. I’m definitely a believer in Read More…

My Spring Beauty Must Haves

I say, ‘spring beauty must haves’ with my tongue firmly in my cheek. I’m absolutely of the opinion that we are all beautiful in our own way without any help whatsoever. However I’m also a bit of a beauty junkie and I love to share products I’ve tried and really like. And while I’m very happy to test Read More…

Easy Low Cost Decorating Ideas for Spring

This guest post on Low Cost Decorating Ideas for Spring was written by Deborah Heath of Design by Deborah. Deborah’s contact details are at the bottom of the post.  One of the best things about Winter is that it is followed by Spring. This is a season of new beginnings is the perfect time for Read More…