Ben here! I’m taking over Rachael’s blog again so that I can say Happy Birthday! to my beautiful wife and give her a day away from blogging. When I did one of these posts 3 years ago her blog was just starting out and she had no idea what it was all about, I didn’t even know if I’d do another one of these birthday posts. But time went by as it has a tendency to do and 3 years later we’re here in our beautiful new home (all Rach) with our little dog Kora and Rach is doing her blogging full time. It’s been an amazing journey and I am constantly amazed and proud of what she has created with her little slice of the internet.
Thank you for reading, commenting and emailing. Rach is constantly amazed that you all do and she really does reply to everything that gets sent to her so please get in touch and say Happy Birthday!
Today our adorable little cavoodle puppy turns one! She is by far the sweetest, fluffy puppy and we absolutely adore her, for those who have been following Made From Scratch for a while probably remember how little she was when Ben surprised me with her on Christmas Eve last year! I was going to make her a puppy cake to celebrate, but we thought that new toys and smelly bones were a much better idea – she’s now protectively hiding in the back yard with her new treats! I thought that I would share a few little cute things about Kora and what we adore about her so much!
- She loves chasing shadows, she will spend hours pouncing around the back yard like a little sheep
- She’s enormously protective of her teddy and will.not.let anyone near her when she wants it
- She’s ridicously quick when it comes to chasing her ball at the park!
- She gives the best cuddles ever, she will hold on to you around your neck and stay there for so long, I adore it!
- Every night, we say “bed time Kora” and she grabs teddy and wanders into her room and goes to bed, it melts our heart every time!
Happy Birthday Kora, you’re sometimes just far too cute for words!
Happy Friday everyone, phew what a wonderfully busy week this has been, I have so many amazing things coming up that I can’t wait to share with you all! I have been throwing around ideas for a little office space since we moved into our home last year. Everything from turning one of our spare rooms into a office, to using the dinning room, in the end I worked from the couch – now as comfortable as that is, it just wasn’t very practical. I also don’t need a lovely spacious desk and I love being able to sit in the lounge room with my hubby while he watches movies – it’s when I get the most work done and it’s how we relax at the end of a day. So thats how I ended up with a sweet little desk in the living room, I am rather smitten with it! I hope everyone has a very lovely weekend planned, I’d love to hear your plans. x
Hello everyone I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I had a fantastic weekend meeting and catching up with some very lovely people, going to craft markets, baking, trying my first cake pop, catching up on sleep and taking Kora for lots of walks while Ben was running around Auckland as part of the 48 hour film festival. One of the things I baked over the weekend is this very simple and delicious lemon loaf, if you are a fan of lemon you will love this. It’s so lemony you could almost do without the sweet lemon drizzle, it would go perfectly with a warm cup of tea on a chilly winters afternoon. x
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