Monday, 17 October 2016
Apparently ''Six out of ten parents say that they have started to live in a ‘greener’ way at home at the suggestion of their children'', I also think that my children have inspired me to think more carefully about our impact on our environment. Having children has made me want to look after the world more to ensure there is a beautiful and healthy environment for them to grow up in.
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
My youngest has now settled into doing mornings at Nursery, so I am now making the change to being more work at home mum than stay at home mum. Whatever either of those mean! To go with this new mind-set and the two and half hours work time I have ever weekday morning. I decided to get my workspace in order.
Sunday, 9 October 2016
|Free 'Home is where no gluten at' cross stitch pattern PDF|
I'm going to be stitching this one up for my kitchen. For me this really is when I'm happiest, safe in the knowledge I'm not about to get glutened. A little bit of fun really. Click on the read more link to download the free pattern. Don't forget to have a look at my patterns page, something for everyone and regularly updated too!
Saturday, 8 October 2016
With Halloween just around the corner, I thought I'd share with you this delightful skull pattern. Isn't she beautiful? She's got flowers on her skull and she's ready to party. Although the pattern is quite large at just under 100 x 100 it has a limited palette and I have not filled in the skull, preferring just to outline her in black on white cloth. You could however fill her head in, if you chose to stitch her on coloured cloth. I'd love to see pics of her and you can share them with me on Twitter and my Facebook page. Just click on the read more link to download the free pattern.
|Free skull with flower head band cross stitch pattern PDF|
Friday, 7 October 2016
|Grain free, coconut flour chocolate brownies recipe|
Since my Coeliac diagnosis I have experimented with all sorts of flours, but I have only recently discovered grain free flours. Of them all coconut flour is my favourite and as a substitute to wheat flour I think it works really well in sweet baking. Also I do love coconut. If you are not so keen, I still recommend you try this recipe as it only tastes of chocolate!
Thursday, 6 October 2016
We are now well into the first Half term back after the Summer holidays and the enthusiasm for packing the lunchboxes can be wearing a little thin. Coming up with ideas everyday that the kids will enjoy and that you can be happy are healthy and nutritious can feel like a chore. So when I was asked to take part in the #FloraLunchbox Challenge, sponsored by Flora. I was excited to come up with some new ideas for my boys lunches.
Flora has created a meal planner to help put together tasty and nutritious lunchbox combinations so we used that as our starting point for getting back some enthusiasm for lunch.
After looking at the meal planner and the website for ideas, here are our favorite combinations for a weeks worth of lunchboxes.
Monday - Wholemeal pasta salad, made with a tatssiki dressing, sweetcorn, tomatoes and peppers.
Wednesday, 5 October 2016
I am working hard at trying to make being a work at home mum, work for me. So I have recently been looking at other things I could make and sell in my Etsy store. You may have read in previous posts how I love making covered buttons.
Tuesday, 4 October 2016
|Spoonflower Fabric of the week - gingerbread man|
This gingerbread man is good enough to eat. With cute piped icing features and buttons, he would make a great addition to your kitchen. Just imagine a apron made from this fabric or a cute potholder.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
This is one of my favourite go to recipes for a tasty and quick lunch. These scones are delicious warm from the oven with butter melting on them, but are also perfect cold for lunchboxes and picnics. Best eaten on the day, but will keep one day in an airtight container.
Thursday, 15 September 2016
Wednesday, 14 September 2016
Gluten free Muesli recipe
When I was first diagnosed a coeliac I found that the breakfast options were dull and not as healthy as what I had previously eaten for my breakfast. I have always been a fan of breakfasts such as muesli and granola and there is nothing stopping you from eating a great tasty and nutritious breakfast as long as you source the right ingredients.