Birthday cake for a special friend

Sponge cake
For me a birthday party, is not a birthday party, if there is not a birthday cake. My friend Hannah makes my load lighter when I host our birthday parties, by baking a cake or decorating the girls’ birthday cakes. This week the honor was mine and I baked a cake for Hannah’s birthday. Sponge cake is a cake made of flour

Embracing the feminine – The girl’s girly bedroom reno

Curtain
Because we celebrate Mother’s day on the second Sunday in May, the Romancing the home collaborators decided on the theme “Embracing the Feminine” for this month’s blogs. For me “feminine” is anything pretty. I also do not think that you have to be female to embrace the feminine. A friend recently made a

Vintage Finds

Vintage Finds
I just love vintage items and I have loads! But my favorite by far is my ouma’s (granny) vintage fish crockery set. On a visit to her on her farm in the Drakensberg, she gave me her much treasured set. Less than a year later she passed away. I have often wondered if

Easter fun with the kids

Wow, time is just flying by! It feels like just the other day when the Romancing the Home ladies created Christmas wreaths. This week we are already busy with fun filled Easter projects. I saw beautiful bunny paper mache bottles for Easter, in the latest issue of the Ideas magazine. It was a first

Autumn Recipe

Autumn Recipe
I have to admit I am not a fan of winter and therefor not a fan of autumn, as it signals that winter is coming. But this year I am going to try and focus on the positives, and for me, one of them is comfort food! Our Romancing the Home challenge this week, “Your favorite autumn recipe”,

Coffee and tea station.

Tea
Coffee beans all ground up, Coffee in my favourite cup, Coffee black, coffee white, Coffee dark, coffee light, Coffee right, to start the day, Coffee at work, coffee at play, Coffee midday, coffee at night, Coffee to sober, coffee to excite, Coffee weak, coffee strong, But maybe instead some Lapsang Souchong! !