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



With Christmas just around the corner I’ve been trying to sort out my shopping early so that I don’t get overwhelmed in the lead up to the silly season, it also means I get to really hunt out that perfect gift. I have to admit I’ve been doing quite a bit of my shopping online, its just so easy especially on day’s when you just don’t feel like battling the crowds. So I thought I would do a little round up of a few of my favourite stocking stuffer gift ideas – teeny tiny bit in love with the everything, especially the coral cosmetic bag that could double as a purse! x

mini sky planter | hanno the gorilla | pom pom garland | cosmetic bag | piggy bank | jasmine candle |

a few more gift ideas

High Tea

high-tea Happy Tuesday everyone, I hope you all had the most glorious long weekend and were able to get outside and enjoy the beautiful sunshine. I’m so thrilled to share this gorgeous tea party in celebration for tonights High Tea at Studio 46 that was featured in the latest issue of Homestyle - there really is something so magical about tea parties and this decedent party complete with pink horse cake toppers, bell jars and beautiful flowers would be so perfect for any celebration. Be sure to take a peek at the full schedule of upcoming workshops at Studio 46 in the lead up to all the wonderful Christmas celebrations, they’d also make a perfect gift for someone special. x

| Styling, Annie O and Red Creative | Cakes, Made From Scratch | Photography, Kelley Eady Loveridge |

| Featured in, Homestyle |

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 With Spring well and truly here I’ve been craving beautiful bright pops of colour, delicate pastels, neutrals and touches of gold – Spring really is such a wonderful time of the year where you’re able to shake off the darker hues and layers from Winter and enjoy that sun kissed feeling that the warmer weather brings. Here are a few of my favourite Spring finds to brighten your day, or of course add to your wish list for Christmas – I can’t wait for all of the Spring and Summer festivities to begin, I’ve a feeling it’s going to be the best Summer yet! x

| flowers | dress | diary | tape | duvet cover | vase | leather pouch | pencils | mini planter | earrings |

Portuguese Garden Wedding

While Ben and I were traveling around Spain in 2009 we stumbled upon this absolutely amazing restaurant/venue hidden away in the back streets of Seville. The second we walked in we immediately decided that if money was no option we would have held our wedding there, the food, music and atmosphere was beyond amazing! The second I saw this stunning garden wedding held in Lisbon on De Alma e Coração‘s incredible blog it quickly brought back all the memories of that beautiful venue in Spain as this was one of our how we originally dreamed our wedding may have looked – we still served the most amazing paella though! The rustic table settings, vintage tins used for cutlery and of course beautiful but incredible simple flowers used at this stunning wedding really does invite you to sit down all night and celebrate with your closest friends and family!



One of the wonderful perks about working from home is the creative little space that you’re able to create for your self – and of course getting to style it just the way you like! I’m forever pinching myself that my passion became my job which allows me to work from home, it really is something I’m forever grateful for. I have to admit since working from home I’ve become a little obsessed with workspaces which you can see from my endless pins here - there is just something so wonderful about being able to create a space that works just for you and your needs, and the great part is that you’re able to change it around to suit your mood.

I stumbled upon the beautiful office above by Cecilie Slykke a while ago on Pinterest and quickly fell madly in love with it – it’s just so perfect and I could quite easily find my self working in this lovely space for hours on end! So of course I simply had to create a little wish list of items for my home office, because who doesn’t love gorgeous new items to help inspire them! I’d love to hear what your favourite item or items are. x

| Office, Cecilie Slykke | Stendig Calendar, LET LIV | Z Lamp, LET LIV | Wooden Filing Holder, Father Rabbit | Trestle Desk, Freedom | Half Moon Basket, Ferm Living | Llama Del Ray Print, Alice Berry. Endemic World | Eames dsw Chair, Nood | Silver Uashmama Paper Bag, Crave Home | Gentle Reminders Pencils, Amanda Catherine Designs |














14 Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a really lovely weekend! You’ve no doubt guessed from all of my photos of flowers that I’ve become a little obsessed with gardens lately – they’re just so pretty, and of course incredibly rewarding when learning how to become a green thumb pays off and your garden grows some beautiful blooms! To say that I’m completely head over heals in love with this stunning secret garden wedding by Feather and Stone is a little bit of an understatement – everything is beyond perfect and it really does  look like something straight out of a Jane Austin novel or of course The Secret Garden it’s self! I’ve no doubt that if we were able to go back in time and re-do our wedding I’d have a garden wedding, it’s just so magical! You can of course see more of this absolutely beautiful wedding by Feather and Stone here. x


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

 {bridal essentials}

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.