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Make lunch interesting by making my puff pastry pizza wheels, sweet potato fries, chocolate popcorn mix and heart shaped strawberries. Easy to make ahead of time, filling, delicious and interesting to look at - the perfect lunch makeover! #Ad

Do you ever feel like you get stuck in a rut of the same few boring lunches?

Yes, me too. Which is why today I’m sharing with you our lunchbox makeover!

I make a packed lunch for my partner every day and every morning turns out pretty much the same:

Me: “What do you want in your sandwich?”

OH: “I don’t know, whatever.”

Me: “Meat and salad? Marmite and cheese? Meat and cheese?”

OH: “Whichever” followed by grunting and sighing. I know, bad girlfriend for making such boring lunches!!! ;)

This is why I jumped at the chance to give our lunchboxes a makeover and make them more appealing to the eye and more interesting to eat! I just love when I get to sit and make notes on possible recipe ideas – it really gets my creative juices flowing and gets me excited to get into the kitchen. Continue reading


Are you trying to grow your Pinterest following this year?  We are too and would love it if you follow us!  We will follow you back! Coffee With Us 3

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 Important!!! It has come to our attention that some of you are not repinning the features! This is a key to making this party successful so please don’t skip it!! If this trend continues, we will begin to pick features only from those who repin.

But as always all posts are pinned; features pinned by all! Continue reading


My “Naked” Oreo Lover’s Cake is one decadent, delicious dessert! Super simple to make, it looks like it took you hours to perfect those rich, chocolate cakes, crunchy Oreo centre and perfectly smooth whipped cream frosting. The perfect cake for Oreo addicts everywhere!

My "Naked" Oreo Lover's Cake is one decadent, delicious dessert! Super simple to make, it looks like it took you hours to perfect those rich, chocolate cakes, crunchy Oreo centre and perfectly smooth whipped cream frosting.

Boy, do I have a recipe for you today!

When I posed a slice of this cake on my Instagram, it got the most likes I’ve ever had on ANY picture!!

What can I say? We all must be Oreo lover’s!

Before we get into how amazing this cake is, a quick note: the blog will be quiet this week; I’ve been struggling for weeks feeling drained and exhausted and never having a moment to myself. Well, last week I was completely floored by an illness and was forced to slow down and not do much. 

So, I’m taking a break from the blog this week; I am so burnt-out it’s untrue. I’m excited for the things I have planned in the future, but I need time to work on them. OH has a week off, so we’re going to spend some time together (we both work incredibly long hours and hardly see each other) and we’re going to work on the new blog design and really make a dent in it!

I hope that by taking a few days, I can rest up and get fired up for what’s to come. Normal blogging schedule will be back next week! Thanks you guys for your unwavering support!

Now, did somebody mention cake? Continue reading


GOOD MORNING!

Man, this week has been HARD! My OH has given me whatever bug he had and whilst I don’t get ill that often, when I do, I get really ill!

I’ve been completely floored by it and spent most of the week laying down, which for me is almost impossible. I am the worst at resting. However, every time I stood up the room spun and I got nauseous, so I really did just want to lay there – that’s how you know I’m really ill haha!!

Are you loving the new and improved Pretty Pintastic Party? Now, your link ups are on 16 blogs giving you even more exposure and more chance of being featured!

Can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this week! :)

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Did you notice the new welcome banner???  Yep, we’ve added new hosts!  The party is now on 16 blogs, with 15 hosts!  We think this will help our party grow even bigger!  Because of this, we will also be giving you more of a chance to be featured!  Starting next week, we will have 6 features every week!  

But as always all posts are pinned; features pinned by all! Continue reading


This Orange, Mango and Pineapple Juice is super quick to make in your juicer and packs a flavour punch. It’s also jam packed with Vitamin C – the perfect healthy juice to help you ward of Winter colds! 

This Orange, Mango and Pineapple Juice is super quick to make in your juicer and packs a flavour punch. It's also jam packed with Vitamin C - the perfect healthy juice to help you ward of Winter colds!

Designer Habitat sent me their juicer to review. I was not financially compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own based on my experience.

Happy Thursday! Did you have a good Valentine’s Day? My whole weekend was amazing, but more on that in later weeks.

Sorry for the lack of posting this week, I’ve been SOOOOO ill – whatever OH had, he generously gave to me and I’ve been completely floored by it and unable to stand up for days!

Today, we are talking juice, Orange, Mango and Pineapple Juice to be exact. I worked with Designer Habitat last year, so when they contacted me to review their VonShef juicer, I had to agree!

I’ve been looking at juicers for a while; I love juice and I love putting good for you, delicious things into my body. As a baker, I make an awful lot of cake, so I feel the need to balance all those bad things out with good!! Continue reading


This Apple Pie French Toast is one seriously decadent breakfast! All the flavours of apple pie, with plenty of cinnamon is packed inside sweetened, milky bread before being fried. Sweet, tart and filling, the perfect breakfast for those weekend mornings.

This Apple Pie French Toast is one seriously decadent breakfast! All the flavours of apple pie, with plenty of cinnamon is packed inside sweetened, milky bread before being fried.

Hello and welcome to a new week! It’s the third Monday of February, which means it’s time for Secret Recipe Club!

I also have an announcement – this will be my last Secret Recipe Club. I’ve been a part of the club for almost 2 years now and have loved my time in it, but I feel like it’s time to try new things and take my blog in another direction.

With that out of the way, this month I was assigned Sashi’s blog Get off the Couch and Cook. Sashi lives just outside Atlanta with her husband, cats and best friend.

As I was reading all about Sashi, I found myself super interested in her problems with processed food and diagnosis of “undefined intolerance to processed foods” as I’m currently going through a heap of tests and different medications to try and work out what is wrong with my stomach. I am adamant that it’s processed food and highly sugary foods as the pain is intolerable after eating anything like that, but at the moment the Doctor’s don’t know.

I do try my best to stay away from processed food now (the cakes… that’s a little harder) as it’s not worth the agony afterwards, so I was super excited to look through all of Sashi’s recipes – she is all about delicious, REAL food – not health foods, but good food done right. Continue reading


HAPPY FRIDAY!

Notice anything different?? This week The Pretty Pintastic Party has GROWN! Your links will now be seen on 16 blogs, giving you even more exposure! I’m so excited to see the party grow each week and I know my co-hosts are too.

And that is all down to you, so THANK YOU!! And keep linking up all of the wonderful things you make each week, we truly love seeing all of your link ups!

new-welcome-banner Did you notice the new welcome banner???  Yep, we’ve added new hosts!  We think this will help our party grow even bigger!  Because of this, we will also be giving you more of a chance to be featured!  Starting next week, we will have 6 features every week!  

But as always all posts are pinned; features pinned by all! Continue reading


This velvety smooth Red Velvet Hot Chocolate is topped with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate to make a satisfying, rich beverage for this Valentine’s Day!

This velvety smooth Red Velvet Hot Chocolate is topped with sweetened whipped cream and chocolate to make a satisfying, rich beverage for this Valentine's Day!

Hoarding.

Are you a hoarder? Is your partner a hoarder? Is your house crying under the weight of all of this stuff you don’t use?

I like to think I’m pretty good at getting rid of things – I don’t create too much of an emotional attachment to things and if I really haven’t used it for a while, then I’ll get rid of it. My OH though? He finds it almost impossible to part with anything, even a pair of socks.

AND even if they have holes in.

It’s kind of ridiculous, but I just have to laugh. After I’ve fought with him to throw them out and promised him I’ll buy him more. Continue reading