potted herbs

Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’ve all had a lovely week and having something wonderful planned for the weekend. Ben is away for the weekend to do a running race around Taupo, so I am planning a very relaxing weekend full of pottering around the house and doing some gardening. Our poor little garden at the front of the house is in desperate need of some love, so hopefully by the end of the weekend it looks better, maybe not as pretty as Amy Borrell’s stunning garden drawing but I can dream. I’d love to know what you’re plans are for the weekend. x

I hope everyone had a lovely Valentines Day yesterday, I baked some heart shaped brownies and had a lovely lazy night in with Ben. For those of you who have followed Made From Scratch for a while, you’ll know that I love having people over for dinner. I also love the idea of always setting the dinner table properly before you eat, it has a magic ability to transform a simple meal into a special meal almost instantly. How beautiful is the table setting laid out by the lovely Nina from Stylizimo for a lunch guest she had recently, you would feel so special sitting down to something like this. x

I hope everyone is having the most wonderful holiday so far, annoyingly the weather has been pretty terrible but everyone in New Zealand is keeping their fingers crossed for some sunshine! Ben, Kora and I are off for a little holiday up North today for the rest of the week/early next week so sadly there won’t be any posts until we come back, hopefully a little more refreshed, relaxed and sun kissed. Hope you have a fantastic week or so, and I’ll be back before you know it with some wonderful new posts for the year ahead. x


Our New Puppy

I thought it was about time to introduce you to our gorgeous new puppy Kora, Ben surprised me with her on Christmas Eve… by far the most incredible present ever! We’ve been having a lot of fun getting used to the whole puppy thing since Christmas, she’s just way to cute and almost impossible to take a good photo of. I’d love to know what you got up to over the Christmas holiday. xx

Today is my gorgeous brother Ben’s 23rd birthday, he loves anything by Pixar so this stunning party by Sweet Designs is simply perfect! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ben I hope you have the most amazing day, I’m so proud of you and you mean the world to me!

Today is our One Year Wedding Anniversary! Its amazing to think that this time last year we were nervously getting ready for one of the most amazing days in our life. It still amazes us at what we’ve achieved this year, we have lived in three houses, one of which we bought! We have managed to navigate a crazy year personally to come out still very much in love and stronger than ever. Last night we had a Halloween gathering with some good friends but today it is just about us two together enjoying the beautiful Auckland weather


Family Visits

Happy Friday everyone, so sorry for the late post today, we’ve been having a lovely day pottering around the house and having Grandma, Grandad {who gave us that gorgeous camellia plant} and Mum over for lunch. Ben was sweet enough to take a couple of days off around our anniversary, I have to say it’s so so nice having him around the house. We’ve got a few plans over the weekend, one include doing something with all our mint that is growing ridiculously fast {were thinking mojitos for our Halloween Party tomorrow night} and the other is to make a coffee table out of some pallets we found last weekend. What are your plans for the weekend I would love to hear, xx

Happy Friday everyone, I hope that you have had a really wonderful week. I have had a glorious morning today playing host at our new home to the oh so lovely Lucy from Cocoa Berry it was so lovely to catch up with her over some peppermint tea and lemon and blueberry crumb cake! I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend planned Ben, his family and I are all flying down to Nelson this evening to celebrate Grandma Ann’s 80th Birthday, I’m really looking forward to it as I have never been there before. What are your plans this weekend, I’d love to hear. xx