Thursday, 23 August 2012

My potting bench details

My potting bench
Yesterday I showed you my new potting bench, today I am sharing with you the details...

Garden seed sign

Gardening gloves

Hunter blue wellies

My herb labels

Garden roses wooden tray

Tomorrow I will show you what my old trug and hand tools looked like before they had their makeover!

Have a sweet day!

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

My potting bench

My potting bench
Last week I shared with you some of my garden details and last month I showed you how I made my herb etagere that sits just outside my patio doors. Today I wanted to share with you my new potting bench that sits further along my patio...

I bought it in the sale from and gave it several coats of Cuprinol Garden Shades in pale jasmine paint. I then added some cup hooks to the side for extra storage space. I now have the perfect place to do all my potting and re-potting of plants and it brightens up my once dull green fence.

My potting bench
Potting bench from

Have a sweet day!

Monday, 20 August 2012


Red currants
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Today on Inspirational Pins I bring you another seasonal fruit: redcurrants.

Redcurrants, Ribes rubrum, are members of the genus Ribes in the gooseberry family, Grossulariaceae, and are native to parts of western Europe.

To see more redcurrant recipes check out my Pinterest board, Redcurrant. I want to have a go at the raspberry and redcurrant torte!

Have a sweet day!

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Hallway room bird hooks

Pink bird hooks
I bought three sets of pink bird hooks in the sale at BHS and lined them up in a continuous row under my bird house key hooks. Then I hung all my pretty shopping bags from them...

Pretty floral ball

Pip studio bag

Pink metal bird hooks

Have a sweet day!

Friday, 17 August 2012

Bombay Duck, a review & giveaway

Bright umbrellas
The lovely peeps at Bombay Duck asked me if I would like to do another review so, after spending ages deciding what to review as they have so many lovely products, I finally chose the cute heart shaped umbrella stand in cream. To put inside it, I also chose the fantastically cheerful jewel pom pom large umbrella in fuchsia and the gorgeous frill-finished large glitter spots umbrella in turquoise.

I adore the sturdy umbrella stand which I think looks super stylish in the corner of my hallway and the "Raindrops are falling on my head" words in pink at the bottom make me smile...

Witty words
Pom poms and frills

Pretty organized hallway

I am delighted to announce a giveaway of a £50 voucher for Bombay Duck. What will you choose?

For a chance to win a £50 Bombay Duck gift voucher please visit Bombay Duck and leave a comment below letting me know what you would spend your voucher on. The giveaway ends on Friday, August 31st 2012 at 10pm (BST) and I will randomly select and announce a winner on Saturday, September 1st.

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The giveaway ends on Friday, August 31st 2012 at 10pm (BST), open to UK readers only.

Good luck and have a sweet day!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

My Garden

My Garden
All photos by Torie Jayne

This past weekend I cleaned and scrubbed my wellies, painted and put together my potting bench and spray painted my trug and garden tools! So today I wanted to show you how it is looking so far...

Have a sweet day!

Monday, 13 August 2012


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Today on Inspirational Pins I bring you another seasonal fruit: peaches.

Peaches originated in China, where it is the symbol of long life, and one of the most ancient domesticated fruits in China with documents showing that the first peach stones date back to 6000-7000 BC.

To see more peach recipes check out my Pinterest board, Peaches. I love the look of the peach pie and peach and pineapple punch!

Have a sweet day!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Hello Kitty princess castle birthday cake

Princess Hello Kitty made from fondant icing

Today is my niece Molly's 3rd birthday. This year she asked me to make a Hello Kitty castle cake. Her wish was my command...

Princess Hello Kitty castle cake
Princess Hello Kitty atop her castle cake
Hello Kitty castle cake

"Happy Birthday Molly"

I was inspired by this lovely Hello Kitty cake from Royal Bakery, who in turn was inspired by Yummy Cupcakes and Cakes cute Hello Kitty cake.

My gluten-free recipe and details coming soon...

Have a sweet day!