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One of the very best parts about long weekends is getting to catch up on things around the home that have been on your ‘to do’ list forever – sorting out our bedside tables have been on my list for as long as I can remember. We didn’t really have the budget to sort anything out when we first moved into our home almost three years ago, plus it takes me that long to decided on furniture as there are so many stunning options out there, so we settled for old milk crates that neither of us liked and annoyingly had no storage. After naturally searching high and low for the perfect side table that was high enough to reach our rather high bed, the right size and of course a design that we wouldn’t tire of any time soon – we found, ordered and quickly built our beautiful new Brooklyn side tables from Mocka. And I’m in love, they’re so perfect!

My favourite part about any new furniture is getting to style it, especially bedside tables as each side can be styled so differently. However, you can never go wrong with a beautiful stack of books, magazines or cook books; a beautiful keepsake, I have the vows that Ben said to me at our wedding framed on my side and he has a photo of us from our school ball. A little art,  fresh flowers, a light to read under, and of course a cozy blanket to curl into on a chilly evening. I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend I’d love to hear what you got up to over the long weekend, I’m off to add a few more books to my side of the bed. x

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It’s not very often re-share my recipes, but I just can’t help but share my carrot cake recipe again – it’s wonderfully simple to make and really is so perfect. I made this delicious cake almost two years ago for Easter and thought it would be perfect to whip up again this Easter – especially with the horrible weather we’re having at the moment, I think it’s the perfect time to potter in the kitchen and fill your home with the beautiful warm spices from this delicious cake. And of course top with generous amounts of the silkiest cream cheese icing and you’ll have a dessert that everyone will adore this weekend.

I hope that everyone has a truly wonderful long weekend planned with your beautiful friends and family. After some very exciting news yesterday about my hubbies new job offer, we’re off to celebrate with some amazing friends of ours, go to a beautiful house warming and of course eat a silly amount of chocolate. Have a lovely long weekend everyone, I’ll see you again on Tuesday. Happy Easter everyone. xo

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With Autumn well and truly here, now is certainly the time to do a little Autumn/Winter shopping so that you stay warm and chic through the cooler months. I’ve always had a very soft spot for well cut jackets and cozy scarves (which is rather obvious from my Pinterest board) – pair this seasons jackets and scarves with jeans, a cozy knit sweater and a killer pair of heels and you’ve got the perfect ‘uniform’ for Winter this year. x

| witchery self tie trench | besos snake print scarf | boohoo biker jacket | country road cropped knit jacket | besos herringbone weave scarfkate spade lana heels |

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I was so honoured to be asked to share this beautiful campaign that style icon Witchery is running at the moment – it’s a simple and truly lovely goal, save as many womens lives as possible. Last week the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation and Witchery started their White Shirt Campaign to help raise awareness about Ovarian Cancer - a staggering and shocking 200 beautiful women in New Zealand lose their lives to this terrible disease each year. That’s over one a week, and 200 too many!

So Witchery and OCRF have teamed up and are helping find a cure for this heartbreaking disease through fashion, and during April Witchery will be giving 100% of the gross proceeds of every white shirt sold directly to the OCRF. You can also show your support and #uniteinwhite on the 1st of May when everyone will be wearing their beautiful white shirt to help support this amazing cause. This truly is a wonderful cause and something that I believe everyone should share, be apart of and help support in any way possible! Be sure to take a peek at the chic items that Witchery have designed for the White Shirt Campaign, do a little shopping and help save the lives of the most beautiful women this season!

| orcf blazer | orcf lace sleeve shirt | orcf hammered necklaceorcf pitted crystal ring | camille mesh clutchindy high heel |

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Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. Mine was spent inside with my poor hubby who’s been battling a terribly cold, relaxing and doing a little baking. Those who have been generous enough to follow Made From Scratch over the years will know that I have a deep love for baking, I find it enormously relaxing and of course there really is nothing like filling your home with the smell of baking, and then sharing it with loved ones, it’s just divine.

You may have also noticed that my hubby and I are doing the Fit24 Challenge this month – which is eeek, all about lowing the amount of sugar that you eat. It was not at all easy for me to cut back the amount of sugar that I eat, for me the hardest part was going out for dinners or having people over. I love the social aspect around dessert, sharing a delicious slice of cake with friends while out for coffee or dinner, or gossiping over cookies straight from the oven is complete bliss for me. I oddly didn’t get massive cravings or headaches, I just wanted to go out with friends and have dessert. Annoyingly, after 16 days of sugar free living I feel really good, my skin has cleared up, I’m more alert and just generally in a happier mood. Bummer huh! So I thought that seeing as I’m trying this whole sugar free living out for a month I would share a delicious and simple sugar free Chocolate and Almond Cookie recipe that is sure to beat any cravings you may have. Also the wonderfully generous folk from Naturals Sugar have kindly gotten on board with my challenge and are giving one lucky reader their entire range of Naturals Sugar as well as a set of beautiful Bodum Pavina Double Wall Thermo Glasses, how lovely is that! I’d love to know if you have any sugar free baking recipes, it would be so wonderful to try a few more. xo

Click read more for the recipe and how to enter this wonderful prize.

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A small selection of my favourite blonde wood, blush, natural leather, copper and mint tones from the always inspiring Douglas and Bec. If you haven’t been to their beautiful store, go, it’s a true feast the for eyes, or better yet make a lovely day out of it by visiting their beautiful St Mary’s Bay store and cafe hop to the delicious Zus & Zo next door. Happy Friday everyone, I hope you have a truly magical weekend planned! x

| floor lamp | tan envelope | copper spica light | gold lip dish | pink kate sylvester swan | brass cross stool |

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1 There are emails that truly make your day, as they tend to contain something so beautiful that stops you in your tracks and makes you smile! This wedding was apart of one of those emails I received this week and it completely brightened my day. I’m so honoured to share Mark and Stacey’s beautiful garden wedding today, the colours, pops of bright gingham, venue, flowers and table settings are so beautiful and make for such a relaxed, happy and love filled vibe! Plus I’m completely smitten with the stunning stationery and tea towel invites, which were lovingly designed by Stacy herself, how lovely and perfect is that! This truly is such a perfect wedding, but of course you can see that from the gorgeous photos yourself! x

Flowers: LushKa | Photography: Jill Andrews | Wedding Dress: Nancy Leung | Vintage hireage: Urban Charm | Stationery and tea towel invites: Stacey, The Blushing Teacup | Makeup: Jessie Wright | Rings: Eli | Bowties and suspenders: Me and Matilda | Napkins: Dot and Army |

Click read more to hear a little about this beautiful day from the bride and groom.

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Quite easily the most beautiful bedding I’ve stumbled upon in a very long time, take a peek at Hunting for George their home decor and bedding range is to die for! I’m off to decorate our bedroom in soft bold colours and warm neutrals tones – I think it’s the most perfect colour combo this season! Plus, with so many beautiful quilt sets to choose from, it’s now more than ok to have more than one set to update your room at a moments notice right? xo 

smoke sheet set | islander quilt set | piñata party quilt set | the hamptons quilt set