Made From Scratch's Gift Guide: For Foodies

I’m so excited about today and today’s post – not only is today Ben’s final day of uni (I’ve a special post planned later to celebrate!) I’m giddy with excitement to share the most delicious gift guide for your favourite foodie this Christmas, plus run a very special giveaway! Valued at $349NZD one very very lucky reader, from Australian or New Zealand, will win their very own stunning KitchenAid Artisan Blender - and the best part, you’re able to choose your own colour plus it will arrive before Christmas! I’m so honoured to host this giveaway for you – it’s my little way of saying thank you for all of your amazing support this year as I really do have the best readers, followers and supporters in the whole world! I’ll never every be able to thank you enough for everything, you really are so amazing, Happy Christmas shopping everyone and of course good luck with the giveaway! x

| plus printed tea towel | tea pot | kitchen aid blender | charmed dot serve ware | the french market cookbook | highball glasses |

This giveaway has now closed – thank you so much to everyone who entered. I was completely blown away by the incredible response, you’re all so amazing!

more delicious gift ideas for foodies

 

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One of the very many things about being a beautiful bride-to-be is being able to go a little over the top with all things girly – there really is nothing more wonderful than spending a few lazy hours relaxing and being pampered with your stunning bridesmaids. I’ve no doubt that these delicious products will help you relax in the lead up to your special day. x

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1. Help make you’re getting ready photos that little bit more glamours and have everyone in the bridal party wear beautiful floral dressing gowns by Peter Alexander

2. Everyone loves receiving a beautiful handwritten note in the mail, this gorgeous stationery set by Rifle Paper Co will help make your thank you notes so special.

3. Being a blushing bride is incredibly thirsty work, to keep your skin looking beautiful and fresh for your wedding photos be sure to sip on Brita’s Fill & Go filtered water bottles between those delicious glasses of champagne.

4. After months of planning and organising your special day, what could be more perfect than enjoying a relaxing bath the night before you say I do – these gorgeous bath salts by Angel Face Botanicals will help take away any stresses and of course these delicious bubbles by Library of Flowers will keep your skin nice and soft.

5. No wedding day {or the lead up to it} is complete without a little pampering, cups of delicious tea and beautiful candles – this stunning limited edition wedding pack by Sample Bar is the perfect gift for yourself and your bridesmaids to help prepare for your big day.

6. The best part of your whole day will be when you say “I do” to your favourite person in the world, what could be more perfect than remembering your wedding day with this stunning I do plate by Odd One Out from Mildred and Co.

7. Keep you nails pretty and healthy with the most gorgeous range of colours by Scotch Naturals Nail Polish.

bathroom luxe Happy Friday everyone, I hope you all had a really lovely week. I’ve had a wonderful week full of catching up with lots of lovely people, tidying up my workspace with Gem, admiring the cutest video ever from my ruffle cake workshop at Studio 46 and of course dreaming up new ideas for our home on pinterest.

One thing that has been on our never ending to do list for a while now is our bathroom, it’s not in a terrible shape but it certainly does need a little love. But of course with all renovations they’re never as simple as they appear, for us to renovate the bathroom we’d also have to redo the laundry so that all the shiny new plumbing we had installed when our kitchen was renovated would work together – hehe, it’s probably why our bathroom still on the to do list! In saying that though, you don’t have to completely renovate when a few gorgeous new pieces and some lovely storage items really can transform any space – I’m very very smitten with the oak mirror, canisters and sky planter, they’re too perfect for words! I hope you all have a wonderfully relaxing and cozy weekend planned, I’d love to hear what you’re thinking of doing around your home. x

| sky planter | blueberry & vanilla candle |oak mirror for kate sylvester | hand & body wash | wire baskets | bath towel | canisters | bathmat |

Aw, some things really are far too beautiful not to share – and this gorgeous assortment of flowers by Naked Bouquet is one of those things! I’m a little in love with Kiana’s stunning collection of beakers, cylinders and flasks, they really do make the most perfect vases and would be absolutely stunning for any wedding table decor or simply just having around your home – plus how lovely is her chalkboard of flowers to show what was used? Be sure to take a peek at her beautiful blog, it’s beyond gorgeous!

Oh and I’m beyond proud and excited to finally be able to share with you that there is a Made From Scratch recipe card is in this months gorgeous Sample Bar pack. If you haven’t heard of Sample Bar, each month they send out a gorgeous collection of luxury products to try, all of which are a complete surprise – it really is too lovely for words! x

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Jean Shirt // Patchwork Jeans // Duffel Bag // Necklace 

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 Beanie // Jeans // Shirt // Watch

Here is a little something for you, to channel your inner sunshine kid. And what could be  better than with a dose of double denim. And  we didn’t forget that man in your life this week, or the one to be in your life…If he dresses like this that is. I mean come on, who can say no to a bearded man with tattoos in denim? Most of you? Well not I.

Think different textures, Think unusual cuts, Think more layers, Think double denim.

Till next time,

Blackbird.x

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All the Frills Happy Friday everyone, I hope you have all had a lovely week and have survived the chilly winter weather so far! I’m beyond honoured to share this gorgeous 1st birthday that the very lovely and talented Mel from All the Frills styled for Caden’s 1st birthday party – perfectly captured by Sheera Gordon, this really is the most gorgeous birthday ever! From the delicious dessert table, refreshing drinks table, gorgeous little picnic spots and of course lots of games for the kiddies to keep busy, plus how lovely is the tree full of polaroids from the day of celebrating – everything really is just so perfect! You can see more of this gorgeous party  here and here! Have a wonderful long weekend everyone, I hope you all have something nice planned. x

Mothers-Day-Gift-Ideas- Happy Friday everyone, I hope you’ve all had a wonderful week so far. So yesterday I shared the sweetest Mothers Day table setting – today is all about gorgeous gifts for your incredible Mama! I’ve always found giving gifts to my Mum a little tricky, as I feel that whatever I give it would never be enough to thank her for everything that she’s done! But all Mama’s deserve something beautiful, be it a delicious cup of tea while wearing sparkly slippers or a subscription to endless goodies by the gorgeous Sample Bar (you might remember the incredible Mothers Day parcel I received a little while ago – I can now share what’s inside!!) either way no matter what you give your Mama this Mothers Day, she is going to love it! xo

| necklace | teapot | candle | cake stand | slippers | sample bar | umbrella |

cozy bedroom essentials | Made From Scratch

Oh, Autumn really is starting to settle in, the days are getting shorter, cooler and the rain has finally arrived. It’s that time of the year when you start to pull out your winter goodies from storage to set yourself up for winter, or treat yourself to something new and cozy – like a gorgeous pair of moccasin slippers, aren’t they divine!! I adore this time of the year where your bedroom becomes a little more cozy and you don’t feel bad for spending a few lazy hours curled up in bed reading a good book over the weekend while a scented candle lights the room. x

| duvet cover | alarm dock | candle | book | moccasins | vase | blanket |