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24 I feel terrible, I haven’t shared a wedding in quite a while, so I’m beyond honoured to share Christine and Kevin’s beautiful French Bay Yacht Club Wedding photographed by the incredibly lovely and talented Lavara O’Hanlon Photography! I could quite easily gush on forever about Christine and Kevin’s beautiful day, from the flowers, loving attention to detail for the table settings and venue decor, the divine dessert table and menu and of course Christine’s stunning Sally Eagle dress – the whole day is beyond perfect! But, of course you can see that yourself from the beautiful photos! Be sure click read more below to read all about how Christine and Kevin fell in love and of course how they planned their wedding. x

| Photographer: Lavara O’Hanlon Photography | Venues: French Bay Yacht Club and Old Soldier’s Memorial Church (both in Titirangi) | Caterer: Hamish Stewart Catering | Brides Dress: Sally Eagle | Music: We Stole The Sun | Cake: Bluebells Cakery | Flowers: Judith’s Floral Design | Makeup: Julia O’Neil | Hair: Sarah from Live and Let Dye | Plant hire: Hireplants |

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nutella-french-crepes A few years ago while we were living in England we celebrated Shrove Tuesday, or Pancake Day, I’d never heard of this magical day before and have been quietly celebrating it ever since – it’s just such a good idea! So in honour of the most delicious ‘holiday’ I thought I would whip up a batch of wonderfully simply French Crepes, and of course top these paper thin treats with a little Nutella and freeze dried strawberries! This delicious recipe is from the stunning collection of pancake recipes from Nutella, if your a fan have a peek, Happy Shrove Tuesday everyone! xo

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Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend! I’m so excited and honoured to share a piece of news that I’ve had to keep quite for a little while – the incredibly kind and generous Sunday Star Times featured my cakes and a little dessert table round up on the weekend as part of their beautiful DIY wedding edition. If you didn’t see it, you can see a little peek here. I have to thank the incredibly lovely and hugely talented Coralee Estelle for taking the beautiful photos and Mel from All the Frills for styling this stunning shoot, they’re honestly my dream team! xo

| Cakes, Made From Scratch | Styling, All the Frills | Photography, Coralee Estelle |

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Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’ve all had a lovely week so far and have something nice planned for the weekend. I like pretty much everyone at the moment have become a little smitten with the beautiful gilded metals that are popping up in shops everywhere at the moment, they’re just so beautiful and there really is something so lovely about adding a little copper or gold to your home, and of course wardrobe, to add a little luxe to it.

I’m also so thrilled so share that I’m running a lovely giveaway until Friday next week – the lucky winner will receive their very own wella luxe oil, which of course is the perfect luxury treatment for any summer damaged hair as we creep towards autumn. All you need to do is fill in your details below and of course share the above image to your preferred social media – either Facebook, Instagram or Pinterest. The lucky winner will be announced on Friday the 7th of March. Good luck everyone and I wish you all a truly magical weekend. x

| rifle paper co cardbolina round copper mirror | kate spade gramercy grand | copper tre table lamprochas tote | wella luxe oil |

This giveaway has now closed – thank you all so much for entering. x 

Click read more to find out about these wella luxe oil items!

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tablemakers_0029 My goodness, thank you all so so much for the incredibly lovely birthday wishes yesterday – I truly do have the most amazing friends, family and of course readers any girl could ever want, plus I do love that each year my gorgeous hubby takes over Made From Scratch to write me the sweetest birthday post! So thank you all so much for making my day so special!

I also simply have to share this incredibly, and absolutely delicious, Valentines Day Brunch (I know that the day has passed, but it’s far too beautiful not to share!) that the hugely talented Lauren Kelp styled. It’s so stunning that I don’t think it should be reserved only for Valentines Day, I think any celebration calls for a brunch like this where fluffy pancakes with fresh fruit are generously served and champagne flows freely! What do you think? x

| Photography by Half Orange Photography | Dinnerware byWest Elm | Florals & Styling by Lauren Kelp |

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Hello, Ben here! In what has become a bit of a yearly tradition I let Rachael rest today and do a post for her. Happy Birthday Rachael!

When we originally put this blog together it didn’t seem possible that this could become her full time job. I read about people who do something on their own that they love and it seems like another world, but here she is, years later, using Made From Scratch as a starting point for some pretty amazing projects. I am so proud that she’s invested so much her time and life in to something so incredible and that she has made it her job.

Even though the blog has grown over the last few years, Rachael still reads every comment and replies to most of them on here, Instagram and Facebook. If you’ve got a minute and you enjoy Made From Scratch please send her a note to say Happy Birthday! After her day out she’ll sit on the couch and love to read through them all.

Thanks for reading. Ben.

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Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’ve had a wonderful week so far – my goodness it’s been a busy one! I’m so excited about this weekend, two of our very best friends are getting married in the same spot that we did over three years ago – it’s going to be so special. I hope you all have a truly magical weekend planned, and if your planning on doing a little indoor plant shopping be sure to take a peek at this very helpful, and absolutely gorgeous, House Plant 101 Guide from the amazing DesignLoveFest! Have a wonderful weekend everyone, I’d love to hear what you have planned. x