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How to make a no sew gnome hat

How to make a no sew gnome hat

Before the girls party, I googled ‘gnome hats’ to see how to make one and couldn’t find a simple, easy way to do it. So here is how I made 20 cute, gorgeous little gnome hats in an hour for about $5 total.

Russian Nesting Doll Halloween Costume

Russian Nesting Doll Halloween Costume

My friend Maja suggested that my girls should dress for Halloween as Russian nesting dolls (or matryoshka dolls or babushka dolls or whatever it pleases you to call them). What an awesome idea!! I have been trying to convince the girls to wear this costume […]

Making Plum Paste

Making Plum Paste

Our plum tree yielded so many plums this year, despite near neglect and hardly any water. What a little trooper! I made a plum pie (yum) and was about to turn the rest into jam when my husband suggested make a quince paste alternative. Genius! PLUM […]

Chocolate Coconut Ice

Chocolate Coconut Ice

Here is a sickly sweet, yet sugar-free, yummy, yummy treat (well, there’s sugar in the chocolate, but we broke that into bits and therefore we all know the calories have all fallen out, right?) I saw this recipe for Chocolate Covered Coconut Bars on Pintrest, and had […]

Chocolate Strawberry Carrots for the Easter Bunny

Chocolate Strawberry Carrots for the Easter Bunny

Pintrest is completely to blame for this post. When I saw strawberries covered in chocolate to look like tiny fat carrots, my inner voice said YES! So everyone leaves cookies out for Santa, I figure the Easter bunny must also need some sustenance whilst doing […]

Apricot and Raisin Cookies

Apricot and Raisin Cookies

Are you in the mood for some delicious, chewy, cinnamonny cookies that you can pretend are vaguely healthy? If you’re like me, the answer to that question is always YES! I opened the cupboard and realised I didn’t have any oats. NO OATS?! Finding a […]

Fishing Party – Tackle box favors

Fishing Party – Tackle box favors

I almost forgot to show you the adorable party favors I made for our Trout Fishing party. They were filled with lots of fishing themed things, like gummy worms, swedish fish, goldfish crackers and fish stickers. So cute!

Fishing Princess Cake

Fishing Princess Cake

My little girls loves princesses (no surprise) and fishing (surprise!). My husband had the bright idea of hosting a party for her at a Trout Farm. I had a lot of misgivings about it (quite possibly stemming from the fact that it wasn’t my idea) but […]

DIY Paper Flower Garland

DIY Paper Flower Garland

Today I’m sharing with you a little craft project I whipped up a while ago. It’s super easy and quite satisfying – mainly because it’s quick and impactful. To start, you’ll need a few sheets of tissue paper. I used some from the Target Dollar section […]

My home featured on Houzz.com

My home featured on Houzz.com

Exciting news today! My home and family are featured on one of my favourite websites/apps Houzz.com Houzz is an excellent resource for anyone looking to remodel their home, or simply browse thousands of gorgeous house photos. But be warned, you can easily lose a few […]

Ranunculus Niceness

Ranunculus Niceness

Here are some flowers that my friend Amy arranged. Aren’t they lovely? What a great colour scheme. Did you know that Dahlia’s were once known as Georgina’s? And the name Ranunculus is Latin for “little frog”. This probably refers to many species being found near water, like frogs. […]

Personalised Kids Birthday Card Hack

Personalised Kids Birthday Card Hack

Here is a super easy way to create gorgeous birthday cards with minimal fuss. Buy pretty blank cards – I always look in the dollar section at Target, these ones were only $1 for 8! Then buy a pack of stick-on letters, these are Thickers […]

Flower Cake

Flower Cake

Today’s post is not really a recipe, mainly because this is my husband’s grandmother’s famous TOP SECRET chocolate cake, and as such I probably shouldn’t put it on the internet. So instead, enjoy these photos of my lovely new Oh Joy for Target cake stand. […]

Bacon, Egg and Bread Muffins

Bacon, Egg and Bread Muffins

What to do with the French baguette that was so delicious yesterday and is now stale and hard? Well, usually, I like to keep it in the pantry until it grows some mould and then I feel ok about throwing it out. But today I […]

Design Mom and Apartment Therapy

Design Mom and Apartment Therapy

Exciting times! Today you can see my Living with Kids Home Tour over on Design Mom (who is completely amazing, she runs a beautiful blog, founded Alt Summit AND has six kids. SIX!) And if that’s not enough excitement, coincidentally the Twins bedroom is also […]


About Me

About Me

About Me

I am a designer, amateur cook, ideas generator, general crafty babe and mom who has a gift for shutting her eyes at the exact moment a camera shutter snaps.

Find out more about my professional life at www.turchini.com