...........hello all, did you have a reasonable weekend? Mine was decent. Consisting of lie-ins in bed, tea and toast brought up whilst I read a little. Always a treat, that never normally happens I can assure you, so I made the most of it. I did a little bit of hooky, of which I will share about later on this week, and just a general relax. It was nice........no.......it was lovely. Last week was full on. This week proves to be a hectic one too. I am trying to get used to the change in routine. I am trying to be super organised. I know that if I don't stay ahead of the game, I will sink pretty quickly.
A bit of baking has been happening. I have been trying to cut down the baking in recent weeks. Being at home and baking, makes me eat more than my fair share. The Bears had requested cakes though, and whilst Baby Bear was home yesterday and asked to do a bit of 'mixer mixing', I could not refuse. So.............Jammy Cakes with Strawberry Buttercream icing were called for and snapped up when the eldest Bears returned home.
I also made my first hand made loaf for a while. Turned out okay though. I am scoffing some as I type, with thickly spread marmalade and a cuppa. I feel very Paddington Bear-ish!
I am wanting to change things in the house. All the summery pieces lurking about, were put away, making way for all the Autumnal bits like candles, tealights etc. I like making the change. I like my house to reflect each season we are in.
Down came the Canal/Kashmiri bits from the depths of my kitchen cabinets. It's funny, these are so bright and cheery, but I don't see them as summery pieces. Folk art reminds me of Autumn. I have no idea why, so all my folk arty bits, my trays, my tins, votives and candlesticks, will all make an appearance for a while to help make my house all cosy and Autumnal.
I am really looking forward to this season change. I don't think I have ever longed for Autumn as much as I have this year. Not sure why.
So......busy busy as ever it seems...........
This morning, whilst the house was to myself, a BIG clear up operation was going on.......and boy does it feel good! All bits sorted, put away, dusted, hoovered. I like it when my motivation is high for cleaning. It doesn't happen very often. It's that time of year. The weather today is sunny and nice. I have an array of piano music filling the air as I work which I love. The doors and windows are open letting the fresh breeze come in, and the curtains are blowing on the herbs, bringing their heavenly scent back inside. Delicious. The most perfect morning.
Before I go, I just wanted to let you know about a blog give-away............
Do you remember these in a post I did a while back?
These have been such a hit with the family. Baby bear loves his milk in them and they are the perfect size too. They also work really well as little vases.
So many of you asked where I got them from. I got them from my local antiques shop of all places so was of little help. Well, now you can enter a give-away to win a set of your very own!
The lovely Nicky is hosting a giveaway for a set of these milk bottles in their crate to one lucky winner.
Pop on over here for a chance to enter and win!
Happy Tuesday all!