Chocolate Lava Cakes with Oranges & Cream

This is one of my all time favourite recipes! My husband makes fun of me because I have a lot of “favourites”… but this one is definitely up there because it levels with a chocolate souffle in terms of deliciousness, and yet it’s pretty quick and easy to make. Plus, you can “jazz it up” with whatever you like. It’s kind of like the little black dress of desserts!

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Strawberry Santa Hats

Strawberry Santa Hats

I found the idea for these Strawberry Santa hats on pinterest a couple of weeks ago and thought they were so cute and looked so delicious. Then my husband went on a business trip to Spokane and text me a picture of the same santa hats, saying: “you should make these!” Then the next day I went over to my mother in laws house for dinner, and she was making them!!! (She found them on the food network!) So really, they’re everywhere here, but I don’t know if they’re everywhere in England yet- so I thought i’d post them up for my friends & fam across the pond! <3

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Winter Photos + New Lens

Winter Photos + New Lens

I have owned my DSLR camera for about three years now, but it was only in the past couple of months that I took it off “auto” and started using the aperture priority setting. [This basically means that when I turn my aperture all the way down manually, I can get a really cool blurry background that gives my photos a little more depth]. My photos improved a LOT, but not enough…. so I asked a professional photographer & friend of mine for some advice and she told me two things. The first was to get totally rad (which are some filter plug ins for photoshop) which took my pictures to a whole new level. And the second piece of great advice was “it’s all about the lens!” And holy smokes was she right!

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Cute Christmas Ornaments

Cute Christmas Ornaments

A little while ago I saw these cute christmas ornaments on pinterest and thought i’d have a go at making some.

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D.I.Y Advent Calendar

D.I.Y Advent Calendar

Christmas is getting really fun for us now that we have small kids! Our son Braden (who’s 3 this Valentines day) sat on Santa’s knee for the first time the other day, and when Santa asked him what present he wanted, he pointed beneath the tree and said: “the green one!”

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