A girl can never have too many shoes!

A girl can never have too many shoes!

Monday, 6 September 2010

All the small things

Great things come in small packages or so the saying goes . . . So I've applying this mantra to my week!

In the spirit of being a recessionista and domestic goddess, I baked some cupcakes to provide as gifts.  With the amount of cupcakes I can produce from the batch of ingredients bought, I'm definitely making savings against shop-bought cakes, they also taste better too! I  tested out another recipe from the Hummingbird Bakery cookbook, this time vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting and chocolate crispy bits.  I packaged them in a great cupcake gift box (available from Sainsbury's) so they really looked the business.  While everyone testing the cupcakes liked them, I honestly preferred the vanilla frosting and sprinkles.

I like receiving presents and parcels in the post too. I've just received the latest copies of Easy Living, Glamour and InStyle to read.  I just don't know which to start reading first! 

Perhaps it should be InStyle which has a shoe special feature.

The one thing I have noticed following the recession, is the lack of free gifts with magazines these days. Its really disappointing, what do you think?

Blackpool Illuminations are now on show every night here following the Robbie Williams switch-on.  This is always an indication that Autumn is on its way and the nights are drawing in. This is my favourite time of the year and as evenings get darker, I'll be curled up on the couch catching up on my reading, its a perfect excuse to do necessary research for my blog!


Skinny Bitches in the Making said...

those cupcakes look great! i like the box. nice touch! the hummingbird recipe book is awesome!

Chantel said...

These cupcakes look awseome! YUM! Btw, there is no such thing as too many shoes ;-( I'm a shoe addict myself! You have a fantastic blog!

MyStyle said...

Hi there-yes the season for free gifts has come and gone I reckon, my only thing I've kept this year was a Felder Felder tote bag from Marie Claire, I got the Paul & Joe vest from Elle this year, but it was no good-but my free one from last year is still going strong!! Those cakes look so yummy! xx

jamie-lee said...

I'm just fixated on those cupcakes.. they look so goooood!


Emilie said...

Those cupcakes look delicious!

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