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This cake is my new favourite. It really is the best alternative for the classic carrot cake. Because the cream cheese frosting isn't completely covering the cake, leaving it partially naked the cake doesn't become overwhelmingly sweet. I've tried versions with pineapple and coconut and...

Throwing a party, that's what ENGEL have done in a collaboration with Julie Marabelle ( Famille Summerbelle ). What a super team they make. Check out this new bamboo tableware collection. I love Engel. I often order pom-pom's and paper straws for parties and decorating. For my daughters business...

How I make my moodboards + free template Finally I’ve found some time for creating! We’ve recently moved and almost all my energy has gone into the move. From packing and unpacking to painting and planning. Plus, life goes on and all the usual mundane daily...

Design 101: Adobe Photoshop Basics Take control of your blogs style   I'm a self taught Photoshop user. I have found it to be one of the best tools I own. I am not a professional, but an enthusiast. Over the years I've learned a thing or two...

FOOD + COLOUR CRUSH. FRENCH MACARONS LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. They’re cute, taste good and make me smile. French Macarons brighten my day and they are for sure my biggest food crush. [gallery link="file" size="medium" ids="2893,2886"] The mini cake stand in the photographs was a D.I.Y. project I made for...

How to dye your Easter eggs using natural coloring. Decorating eggs for Easter can be so much fun. There are so many ways to go about it. Traditionally coloring them in dye in bright colors remains the most popular techniques. Some people really get creative with...

Styling tips for an Easter brunch with kids. These tips can be applied to any party / event with children. Decorating and styling a table for kids, whether for a birthday or holiday, in this case Easter is always fun. Bright colors and a lot of cuteness. Again I...

Marbling your Easter decorations with nail polish In this post we’ll show you how to use nail polish to marble your Easter eggs and other Easter decor. [gallery type="rectangular" link="file" ids="2147,2136"] We’ve seen so many amazing marbled projects on Pinterest and on some of our favorite blogs and...

Make colorful feathers decorations using washi-tape Who says washi-tape is dead? There are so many fun things you can do with washi-tape (and other decorative types of tape), one of the things you could make are colorful feathers decorations using washi-tape. There are so many colors...