Happy New Year…

What an incredible year 2017 was! I’m looking forward with high hopes to 2018; for all the things that are yet to be made, all the people yet to be met, and all the opportunities that will come to fruition. Happy new year lovelies, I hope you have a wonderful, fantastic, happy, kind, healthy, fun filled 2018. toni xx

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And the winner is… drum roll please…



Good morning everyone!

I printed out all of the entries and had my visitors read them over breakfast. They unanimously picked the winner. A huge, wild things congratulations goes to BRENDA whose favourite memory had them spitting their coffee over the entries!

My favourite Christmas memory is… I vividly recall my sister and I getting up in the middle of the night, after our parents fell asleep, to peek at our Christmas presents under the tree by unwrapping small portions. Much to our dismay, we were unable to get a sneak peek because this particular Christmas our parents had our gifts wrapped and “canned” and a can opener was required to open the gift. These were large cans!! We ran to back to bed, and kept quiet about our plot. 
Later, as adults, we confessed and learned that our parents knew all along as they noticed the tears in the wrapping paper and the gobs of tape to repair the tears–from the previous Christmas. Our parents told us they most certainly were aware of our mischief and vowed to teach us patience for the following year–and they most certainly did!! That was the year of the “canned gifts.” We still get a chuckle out of this one.

Thank you to everyone who entered. We thoroughly enjoyed reading your favourite memories, the funny ones, the sad, the sweet, and the (OMG) bad.



Pop on over to our Etsy store to receive 25% off  your order.

Follow the link and the discount will be applied automatically. Otherwise use the Coupon Code BOXINGDAY2017. **Henry pin not included as he’s already discounted.


Twas the weekend before Christmas…

and all through the house not a creature was stirring… because we’re all knackered! Five days of 2am finishes – I’m telling you I’m too old for this. Only two more days to go and we can sleep all day Christmas day LOL.


Have you done all of your Christmas shopping and organised your Christmas dinner? We will be picking up our turkey on Saturday. Both Kate, Rem (our cat) and I love turkey. And gravy. Lots and lots of gravy.

I was going to write a big Christmassy blog post but it’s 12.40am and I have another 20 minutes to go before I have to pick up Kel from work. Instead I’ll pop some leftovers in the oven for her dinner, turn down the lights, and have a game of Mahjong to keep me awake. Happy Friday, toni xx

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I did the draw for the Thermoweb giveaway (Facebook). Congratulations to Kathy for winning the $25 gift voucher. Thermoweb have some amazing products and I’m proud to be associated with them.

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