Friday, 31 August 2012

{This Moment}

New Ugg Boots!

Inspired by Soulemama. A Friday ritual. A single photo capturing a moment from the week.

Thursday, 30 August 2012

::: Vanilla :::

It's always fun when eating cupcakes for breakfast.

Got my first order of 100 cupcakes via Mama Duke's Cupcakery.

Fingers crossed x

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

::: Black Bottom Cupcakes :::

Oh these are good and so fun to make. 
They are sort of like brownies topped with cheesecake then frosting.


Monday, 27 August 2012

::: Nest :::

Any ideas to which kind of bird would make this kind of nest on the side of the house?

We are going to leave it be for the next few months but keep an eye on it and remove it once it's empty.

Friday, 24 August 2012

{This Moment}

Inspired by Soulemama. A Friday ritual. A single photo capturing a moment from the week.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

::: Double Yolker :::

I got a shock when I opened the chicken coop the other day and found a gigantic egg! Okay, so it's not an ostrich egg or anything but for my little Cinnamon this was a great achievement. I wanted to bake with it right there and then, and to my surprise, it had two yolks! Well done Cinnamon! 

She is back to laying smaller eggs right now and I have no problem with that as the weather is getting wetter and darker and she's only been laying for a couple of weeks. 

We're still waiting for Sorrel to lay us a little blue egg when she feels ready. Sage will be arriving soon to settle in with my little chicken family too.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

::: Doorstop :::

We got this fantastic doorstop from Steve's parents for our anniversary. She sits proudly in the kitchen, propping the door open :)

Monday, 20 August 2012

::: Cinnamon's Eggs :::

Cinnamon is still supplying us with eggs nearly daily. They are still quite small but she is doing well. Sorrel hasn't started laying yet, we don't think it'll be too long though as they are roughly the same age, she is the new chick on the block though so it may take her a bit of time to settle in to the new routine. We're hoping to get our fluffy Silkie girl Sage soon too.

Friday, 17 August 2012

{This Moment}

Inspired by Soulemama. A Friday ritual. A single photo capturing a moment from the week.

(Spot the deer)

Thursday, 16 August 2012

::: Kitchen Unit :::

We got a new unit for the kitchen as my baking supplies were taking over all of the cupboards, worktops, table and, yes, even the floor.

It fits in perfectly. It looks like it's always been there and suits our lifestyle as it makes finding things much easier and makes the kitchen look a lot tidier.

But I couldn't decide what looked better on top of it. I had great fun rearranging all of the cupboards and making a mess.

Finally I settled for the bread bin, pasta jars and a plant. We're just finding it hard remembering where everything has moved to!

(Bread bin and storage jars are from Sainsbury's)

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

::: Herbs & Spices :::

Our herbs and spices were in different containers and taking up lots of space.

But after a trip to our health food shop we have them all organised and labelled. We didn't quite buy enough jars so another trip will be needed soon. But I had lots of fun sorting them all out, making lists of what I need and verging on OCD at times!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

::: Hot Day :::

Too hot for some of the furry ones!

Monday, 13 August 2012

::: Dunollie Castle :::

If you've never been to Dunollie Castle in Oban I suggest you go.

There are signs to educate you about it's history; the MacDougall clan who lived there and how they were pushed out when Robert The Bruce came on the scene.

Not to mention the great view of Kerrera as well as Heather Isle and 'Toad of the Lorn'.

You can even visit The 1745 House of the Lairds which was later home to the servants.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

::: New Logo :::

Click the link above to visit Oban's First Cupcakery.

Monday, 6 August 2012

::: First Egg :::

Cinnamon laid her first egg yesterday!

C'mon Sorrel, you can do it too!