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The ‘kiwi’ dream has always been to own your own home, with a backyard big enough for kiddies to run around and to have a delicious veggie garden. It’s a lovely dream and lifestyle, we own own own home and truly do love it. But after traveling through New York, Paris and especially Kyoto and Tokyo a few years ago Ben and I became a little in love/obsessed with the idea of owning a beautiful town house – something low maintenance, beautifully designed and nestled in a cool part of town. It just sounds like such a fun lifestyle and of course a little romantic too as you tend to see the most beautiful townhouses abroad.

So, as you can only imagine, my jaw completely dropped when I stumbled upon this stunning townhouse in Kyoto, expertly designed by by ALTS Design Office this home truly is a work of art! The high ceilings, crisp white walls, soft blond wood, the most stunning bold yellow kitchen island and of course the brilliant idea of building a little house within this home really does show that even the smallest of homes can feel open, full of light and beyond inviting! I could quite happily call this beautiful space our home. I hope everyone has a lovely day planned, I’m off to day dream/admire a few more beautiful townhouses!

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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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 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 |

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| Styling, props and planning: All the Frills | Photography, Sheera Gordon Photography | Baking and Food: Made From Scratch |

HONEYCOMB GARLAND by Oh Happy Day

Party Mix by Eat Drink Chic

With spring hopefully just around the corner I’m craving bright pops of colour and of course waiting patiently for all the wonderful lazy summer parties that the warmer weather brings. I stumbled upon this absolutely stunning dessert table by Oh Happy Day she also shows you how to create your very own honeycomb garland – how lovely is that is that? Of course, no party is complete without a gorgeous goodie bag and this beautiful Party Mix by the lovely Eat Drink Chic really is too perfect for words! x

honeycomb dessert tablestraws | balloon | flag | salad servers | tassle | popsicle studs | napkins | button | card

Superette Space

Superette Space

Superette Space

Superette Space

Superette Space

Superette Space

Superette Space

Superette Space

Superette Space Oh, I’m beyond honoured and so excited to share the most stunning new lifestyle shop in Auckland – the beautiful new Superette Space! I’ve been a huge fan of Superette fashion for such a long time so I, like everyone, was giddy with exciting when they announced the expansion of their already beautiful shop to house an incredible selection of lifestyle and home products. The new Superette Space was beautifully styled by the hugely talented Claire from One Lovely Day, her eye to detail is just amazing – plus how gorgeous are the maple trees placed around the shop that will continue to drop their leaves throughout the winter months, it’s heavenly! If you haven’t had the chance to visit their new store yet, you simply must, it’s so beautiful and I promise you won’t leave empty handed – but if you can’t make it in person, you can also buy everything online, how lovely is that?! x

| Store: Superette | Styling: One Lovely Day | Photography: Fran Burrows Photography |

Baking-Delights

I hope everyone is having an incredibly lovely day so far – I still can’t quite believe how generous all of you are with your support of Made From Scratch! Thank you so very much for helping reach over 5000 Facebook likes, it’s absolutely surreal and I’ll never be able to thank you enough! So to celebrate, I thought that I would share some gorgeous baking products that have been featured in the stunning new issue of Adore Home Magazine! I’ve had the true honour of being able to work along side Loni and help her out with selecting a few lovely products for the issue, it’s almost a dream come true! Be sure to have a peek at this gorgeous magazine while curled up with a warm cup of tea – it’s the perfect treat. x

Easter Brights and Pastels Oh, with the Easter holidays only one exciting sleep away I simply had to share some cute pastel and bright things. I’m a little in love with the spoons, Z lamp and mini planters they’re just so cute – which one is your favourite?! I also have a sweet little giveaway for you, just a little thank you for all of your incredible support!  I’ve one very cute bottle of Ice Fantasy Perfume to give away for one very lucky reader, all you need to do is fill in you’re details below and share and like the above image through social media – the lovely winner will be drawn on Tuesday the 2nd of April. Good luck everyone, and again thank you all so much for your support! xox

| pastel spoons | mini flags | easter card | mini planters | perfume | pink z lamp |

Thank you so much to everyone who entered – this competition is now closed. x