It’s been an eventful week here with Star finally getting her halo off. She hasn’t been feeling too well all week, but she loves pizza so it was her choice to make it. More about that in minute.
First, as usual, I’d like to thank those that linked up last week.
We had some lovely Cheesy Root Muffins from the adorable Miss T at The Beesey Buzz.
Then there was some yummy Banana Oat Cookies from the Small Child at EatsAmazing.
And who can resist Vanilla Heart Shaped Biscuits With Pink Icing from the lovely Honey at Giraffe in the Bath?
Thank you all so much for joining in xx
If you would like to link up then please do, just share your posts of your kids cooking up a storm in your kitchen, they can be old or new, I don’t mind.
Now it’s your turn, what will your kids be cooking, do come and let us know.
I’d love it if you included my badge in your post so others can see and join in.
JUST ONE WEEK LEFT TO NOMINATE!!
Did you do yours yet? I took my time, made my lists, whittled down my lists, hoped and prayed they’d add a few more categories because I had too many blogs I wanted to nominate, but in the end I think I was fairly happy with my nominations. Job Done!
Then the results start coming in and I find I’ve been nominated in so many categories! The blogs with the most nominations in each categories are the ones that get through to the finals, so there is a long way to go yet!
Thank you to anyone who has taken time to nominate Raisie Bay, I really do appreciate it. I won’t be going through to the Best Baby category because my baby is now three years old. I know, time flies (he’ll always be my baby, but don’t tell him because he’ll just say “I’m not a baby, I’m a big boy”)
I also believe that I don’t deserve places in the craft, travel or innovation categories. All three are part of our lives but they are not things I often share here on Raisie Bay, there are so many other blogs that are much better at it. I loved being nominated in the Best Writer category, I’ve always loved writing and do loads of it, not just here either. However, I know I’m not the best, nowhere near, I read so many blogs and think, wow, if only I could put things so eloquently, or witty, or funny, or just emotionally. The words in my head don’t translate to the page so well. And as for the Blog of the Year… well, again I could think of so many that actually deserve this award. I think I might have had my blog put down by someone who doesn’t read blogs but wanted to put a nomination for me, makes sense 🙂
So, I’m left with Family Fun and School Days, I’d love to be in the finals for either of these categories although Star has told me it has to be Family Fun (sponsored by Pokemon) because she’s the BIGGEST POKEMON FAN IN THE WORLD! so if you haven’t nominated yet, and could spare a minute or two, I would appreciate a little nomination in this category. Thank you so much.
Pop along to http://www.the-mads.com/vote/ and give a blog a hug!
Here’s a little photo from last year!
Yesterday, Star went into theatre at 9am and came out just half hour later minus her dreaded halo.
Just in case you don’t know what a halo is;
All the gritty details of our day can be found on my blog of Stars journey, Zebra Hooves, but here I just wanted to let you know how thrilled I am to be hugging my little girl again. We have not had a proper cuddle for thirteen weeks. Have you ever cuddled scaffolding?
So I’m not saying much for now, just sharing my love in photos.
|out of the theatre minus the halo|
|cuddle for mummy|
|cuddle for daddy|
Hello and welcome to Kids in the Kitchen for this week.
We have a very special edition this week because it’s World Book Day.
Generally on World book day the kids dress up as a character from their favourite book. Last year we had the Gruffalo’s Child and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. This year, Boo is going to be Little Red Riding Hood.
Before I get on to this weeks recipe I’d like to say thank you to those who joined up in my linky last week.
J helped his mum on Rambling Through Parenthood to make a delicious nutella layered banana cake.
What could be nicer than chocolate covered fruit? See how D and Miss T get one with the chocolate fondeu on the Beesley Buzz.
There is also lots of yummy fruit over on Mummy Zen when the little ones get to work making fruit kebabs and Mummy Zen gives a delicious Strawberry, Apple and Almond Crumble.
Who could resist Vanilla Shortbread covered in chocolate loving prepared by Potato and Baked Potato Mummy?
Apple And Blackberry Shortcake.
- 185 g unsalted butter
- 185g caster sugar
- 1 egg
- 275g plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- Can of apple and blackberry fruit filling
We then spread the fruit filling over the first layer leaving a little gap around the edge.
Then we lightly rolled the other half of the dough and put it on top of the fruit.
Finally we brushed the top of the shortcake with a little water and sprinkled on some sugar before putting into the oven gas mark 4/ 180C for 35 minutes.
I was given the opportunity to review a canvas from Canvas Design. I couldn’t refuse, particularly after moving to a new house with much more space and so many bare walls. I chose a photo of my three Littlies taken on a day trip to a local attraction last summer. I love the fact it’s a lovely sunny day and the tree bench is lovely, of course the kids poses could have been better, but I’m lucky to get a photo of them all together so I’m not complaining.
My parcel took only five days to arrive and that was including the weekend. I was so excited to open it. The canvas measures 22 inches by 14 and looks lovely on my wall above the settee. It’s lovely and sturdy and comes with a complete hanging kit so you can put it up straight away. Maybe the hanging kit should come with a little instruction sheet as it took OH a few minutes to work it out, but then again, he’s a man, he’d have probably ignored instructions anyway.
Canvas design have been around for twelve years now and have perfected the art of putting your favourite photos onto canvas. The frames start from as small as six inches and go all the way up to forty inches. (OH wants a forty inch canvas of his guitar!) Prices start from as little as £7.99 and delivery is free.
The website is easy to use, you upload your photo, choose your size and then you can even view what it would look like on a wall above a sofa. It really helps to give you some perspective. You can even change the colour of the background to see what the canvas would look like on a coloured wall. If you can’t decide what photo to choose you can even go for a montage with anything from three to twenty photos.
If you fancy trying Canvas Design for yourself you can get a 15% discount with the code BLOG15 at the checkout. (I’ve just ordered one for grandma’s birthday)
Or….you could try and win one in my fabulous competition. The prize is a canvas of your choice in any size, with free delivery. Good luck!
Uk only competition (sorry)
winner will be required to e-mail photo of their choice to Canvas Design to attain their prize canvas
Competition prize will be supplied by a third party, Raisiebay cannot be held responsible for the receipt of this prize.
Disclaimer: I was given a canvas of my choice for the purpose of this review and competition. All thoughts and opinions are my own.