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Amazing Birthday Cakes

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me!

Other than the occasional birthday freak out (once every 5 years or so) I absolutely LOVE my birthday. A day full of family, friends, messages and goodies…what’s not to love?

This year I’ll be out for my birthday dinner, but that doesn’t stop me from drooling over these amazing cakes…

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Double Chocolate Raspberry Pavlova from What Katie Ate

Lemon Poppy Seed Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting from Always With Butter

Salted Caramel Chocolate Fudge from Sweetopolita

Chocolate Christmas Cake (with Malt Balls) from Urbane Fruits

Looks like I’ll be getting my bake on, lots of Birthdays in March.


Also, I’ve got LOTS of birthday freebies to enjoy today. See THIS post if you haven’t signed up for yours yet.

Paperless Post Freebie Invites

Friday, January 18th, 2013

In my last catalog from Crate & Barrel I noticed a little ad mentioning Paperless Post. So I went to check out the link HERE, and found out the two companies have joined together to offer a FREE collection to their readers.

Aren’t their invites so cute and stylish? Perfect for that last minute get-together. This design is tempting me to host an Oscar party…

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Go see if there’s a free invite for your next event or announcement, and don’t forget to invite us!

PS. Over Christmas we were playing a game when the word “catalog” came up, my 9 year old nephew asked what it was….scary how things are changing!

DYI: Newspaper Hearts on Lights

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

I always get so sad taking down my Christmas decorations, so this year I went straight to decorating for Valentines.

The fairy lights in our dinning area really cozy up the place, so they’re officially staying till spring. I made these little hearts to dress them up for the season. They’re not only cute, but free to make and very easy!

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If you’d like to make your own, all you’ll need is: 

Fairy lights (I use icicle, currently on mega sale everywhere!)

A pair of scissors

An old newspaper or magazine

Marker or pencil

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Simply draw your heart shape on newspaper, and cut. I like to do a few pages at a time to make it super fast. Then punch over lights, the paper rips easily since it’s so thin.

This is all I had the energy for on my sick day, hope you guys aren’t feeling yucks! Look after yourselves x.

Free Movie Ticket with 2 General Mills Cereal Purchase

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

This week Sarah alerted me to our favorite deal EVERRRRRR…

Buy two specially marked General Mills cereals like the ones pictured above and get a $12 movie voucher!

After purchase, simply go HERE to enter codes found on the inside of the cereal boxes and print off your movie voucher. The voucher can be used at any of these theaters within 60 days of printing (codes expire on website Dec 2013).

Each box of cereal usually costs $3, so it costs around $6 for two boxes of cereal and a free movie ticket!

This week at Target, General Mills cereal are buy three, get one free. I purchased four boxes which cost $9 and equaled two movie tickets! When I checked out at the register, a coupon printed out for $2 off my next 5 boxes of General Mills cereal!

Here are a few coupons for Golden Graham, Chex, and Cherrios to make the deal even better.

It’s time to stock up on cereal folks, this is such a great deal! As this is a new deal not all the grocery stores have the specially marked cereal boxes. Hopefully all stores will be stocked with new cereal soon, so keep your eyes peeled.

I’ll be spending my free movie tickets on James Bond and guilty pleasure, Breaking Dawn part 2. I must say I think I will enjoy them a little bit more than normal knowing I got such a great deal on the tickets!

Perfect deal for the upcoming movie holiday season, right? Are you in? What will you be seeing with your movie vouchers?

Em’s Birthday

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

To our Little Sister,

You may feel old on this milestone birthday, but we are the old ones, for we can remember your entrance into the world.

The day you were born we were at Gran’s house, and although the day was full of anticipation, we were happy playing in the garden and dressing our dolls waiting for news. It didn’t seem like long before Dad knocked on the door, and walked in with a big smile. He came in and told us all about you, and we fell in love with you, even before we met.

We couldn’t be happier that you made two best friends into three.

We love, adore and admire you.

Helen and Sarah x

PS. We’ll be enjoying some of Em’s birthday freebies today, check out my post HERE to see our faves.