Friday, 17 February 2012

A Quiet Kind Of Week......



The week has been a quiet one. A nice half term week. I think we needed it. To get completely over all the little bugs floating about. To just spend time relaxing. Not feeling like we had to be somewhere, do something. I like those kind of weeks. No pressure. Just a chance to unwind and take it easy. To lounge, to bake, to lie in bed with all the Bears snuggled up too, just having a chat, having a giggle and a tickle. My kind of week for sure.

We had a hearty kind of week.....to celebrate Valentines. Not something we MAJORLY do in this house. But this year, I felt the urge to heart it out.

Heart sprinkle cakes were made. Simple little butter biscuits, teamed with vanilla buttercream and sprinkles. All sorts of sizes. Some to hang off the milk cups, some filled with marshmallow fluff for an extra treat. These were fun to make and went down well this week.





Confetti was sprinkled....


...and sugar hearts were made for coffees...


....tea was sipped...books were read.....ideas were formed....



Fun drinks were made and sipped....








And hearty treats were eaten...


....and used to top some fairy cakes...


.....more butter biscuits....


....a vert treaty kind of week going on here.....






In amongst all of this hearty adoration, I managed to squeeze in a little play time....


......hook up a little something for someone....


....carry on with my lovely....




Potter about the house.....



Indulge in a fair bit of this....


.....perfect on the chilly days.....and this too...



Suffice to say, the healthy eating has flown out of the window this week. Cold weather and being snug in the house has made me crave this every day. Although, I did use the milk that looks like coloured water for my porridge and my latte, and it is sweetner mixed with cinnamon, so that's not too bad, right?


And enjoying a new little present from my lovely Mother-in-Law....


I feel recharged again.

Roll on the new term......

xxx




30 comments:

  1. You make everything look so pretty!

    Gemma x

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  2. how relaxing and lovely! just what us mummy's need- your valentines day sounded dreamy!- blissful...look at all your sweet bakes- i love the colours ;0)...i was just admiring your tea towels in my kitchen as i haven't the heart to cut them up as they are soooo beautiful Vanessa...thank you xxxx...enjoy snuggles with your bears xxxxx

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  3. Oh what a lovely post, beautiful colours (as usual!) gorgeous hearts and yummy food and drink! Just what's needed on these cold miserable days. I'm glad you had a good half term x

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  4. What a very wonderfully creative week you've had and all filled with hearts!
    Jess x

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  5. sounds like a blissful week - great photos too x

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  6. Wow I am feeling the love with all those hearts! The baked hearts look fantastic! Can I ask where you got the 'sweet heart' stamp! They look amazing!

    I love the sugar heart cubes, I need to make some more of those!

    Sounds like a fantastic half term! xxx

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  7. Perfect, perfect week - so glad you feel recharged - how do you make the red sugar heart cubes? They look amazing, not that I need any more sugar this week! x

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  8. That just all looks and sounds heavenly! You must be feeling so much better after a week of love heart treats.

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  9. It sounds like a lovely week, love all your baking so yummy and pretty. Hope the weekend is just as sweet for you, dee x

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  10. Beautiful pictures as always, sounds like a perfect week with the boys...now you'll all be recharged for spring! Can't wait to see this evening sun blanket...it's looking utterly gorgeous.

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  11. Wow - you are the baking queen! , lovely photos of all those pretty things. Makes me feel happy just looking at them as a very bleak , grey day here.

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  12. Yes! Theyare fairycakes, not cupcakes! That word ought to be reclaimed. It is so cute it, would be rude not to.
    I like it all and i want the stripey pink and white mug. X

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  13. It sounds absolutely perfect. Memories in the making, to be pulled out again some time in the future and enjoyed all over again. Wish I had the energy to make some memories at the moment. Life can be jolly hard sometimes. Have a wonderful weekend. Dev x

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  14. Your photographs are beautiful x

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  15. Oh I love the marshmallow cupcakes

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  16. Sounds just right, we have been out and about all week so I am looking forward to a bit of home time this weekend, your pics are beautiful....have a lovely weekend x x x x x

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  17. Sounds like a lovely week to me. I am just droooooling over that granny square blanket. Don't you just love those!! :-)
    Esther.

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  18. What a perfect way to spend the week. Lovely pictures!

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  19. Sounds like you had a perfectly relaxing week and plenty of love in your home too!

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  20. A lovely post... I adore all the heart-iness and cosy comfort food. The little pink sugar hearts are wonderful xxx

    Hope you enjoy the new term with your renewed energy and happy hooking!

    xxx

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  21. What a beautiful post! All that heart-y gorgeousness! I especially love the over-the-cup biscuits - must try that one for my small folk - they'll love it. Have a fabulous week hon.
    Leah
    xxxx

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  22. Gee I enjoyed this post. Thank you so much for sharing your week.
    Blessings Gail

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  23. That sounds fabulous, also those heart treats look delicious. - Annie

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  24. All lovely things! I'm very fond of hearts in any shape, size or description. The only problem with edible hearts is they don't last long in our house! The crochet blanket is gorgeous! I agree that soup and porridge is the way to go in this cold snap!

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  25. OMGoodness - loving the ♥ overload. You just can't have too many.
    I'm whispering this next bit....
    'I'm having nice Mother In Law envy'
    fee x

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  26. So many cute things.I love your beautiful yarnprosjekts. Love it.I have you on my bloglist.
    Hug

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  27. Am envious of your many treats! Gorgeous photos, as ever! Jo x

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  28. WoW! Oh my word, you are a busy bee, Am in awe my friend! Love all the hearts, My wee boys would be flying of the walls with delight! (and hyperness) take care for now, Becca xxxx

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  29. Your blog is the most fabulous treat to visit :)

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