Sweet things – made and discovered

Win finishes nursery this week and I can’t believe it has come around so quickly. I must admit I am feeling a little nervous as the summer holidays approach us. My confidence isn’t fully there when taking three out for the day – mainly due to toilet trips and Win’s lack of listening skills. We’ll get there though, we’ll have to!

A little late with ‘made and discovered’, but I didn’t want to miss it:

  • Baking – I went a bit crazy with baking last week because we had a family get together over the weekend. Some new ones and some old classics. My sister and I ended up making 18 different things! coconut macaroons20160701_181715
  • Lemon and lime candle – We gave these to Win’s nursery teachers to say thank you. I spent about £8 on soya wax flakes via Amazon (makes about 6 mug candles). Win chose lemon and lime for fragrance. There is something very relaxing about watching the wax set, pouring it and then watching it set again.20160630_083720
  • Jam jar flowers – A few market flowers mixed with greens from the garden. They make me so happy and I was pleased how they turned out.20160701_202838
  • £1 coins – Recently I’ve been planting £1 coins in most of my coat pockets. I have been caught out so many times with parking and shopping trolleys – not any more. I feel so smug as I whip one out – “Any one need a pound? I’ve got a spare”.
  • ASOS premier delivery – I signed up for ASOS premier next day delivery last week and it is amazing! £9.95 for a whole year of next day delivery.

Hope you had a great weekend!

E xx



  1. 4th July 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Asos premier delivery sounds amazing, I must do this! But I need to order stuff for it to be of any use. I keep filling my basket up then lose confidence at the thought of wearing them…. Silly really.

    Those candles are fab, I really want to try them. Jam jar flowers are a favourite here too, brightens up the house something else!

    You’ll gain confidence doing it, we’ve all been there and I felt it with having four. I think it gets to the point where you have to just take each moment as it comes otherwise it gets you flustered! I still have days like that now!

    All that baking is making me hungry, those handmade name tags are fab too! Where did you get the alphabet set from? I have a set But one that’s not the font I was after.

    Have a great week xx

    • Esther
      12th July 2016 / 7:57 pm

      Thanks Nat! Asos is fab because it’s free returns. It’s definitely worth trying it all on at home and then returning what you don’t like. Far less daunting than shops I think.

      The alphabet set is just from Hobbycraft. It was £10 a few years ago. I use it quite a lot.


  2. 4th July 2016 / 8:58 pm

    Aw I love your jam jar flowers, so cute! I never buy fresh flowers, but sometimes pick some from the garden to brighten up the house. I’m going to save my jam jars now!

    • Esther
      10th July 2016 / 9:04 pm

      Thank you! Jam jars definitely come in handy. I always have some under the sink x

  3. Fee | One of Each
    7th January 2017 / 10:51 pm

    Oh my goodness so many makes in one post. Perhaps I will just have to start and the top and work my way through them! Although I think I am going to skip to the bottom and include the £1 idea right away! Thanks. #littlmakes

  4. 8th January 2017 / 9:45 pm

    Oh my goodness those look delicious!! Yum……
    And here I was feeling crafty, what a great list of things this week.

  5. 17th January 2017 / 5:22 am

    Oh the candles look gorgeous! Definitely an idea to steal and the baking looks scrummy. Love your blog and your photos. Thanks for linking up so I discovered you! #littlemakes

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