Desktop Background: The Balloon Family Portrait Gallery

Whatcha got going on in terms of desktop background at the moment? If you have anything other than a Balloon Family Portrait Gallery Wall Graphic, you are not optimising your digital environment. The Balloons are a beautiful family and they've been kind enough to let us photograph their gallery wall of family photos to share with you. Gaze at Adult Balloon #1 posing with the Eiffel…

Party Snack: Chip and Dip Inspired Sugar Cookies and Sweet Dips

There's never been a party in the history of the world that wasn't improved by chip and dip. Chip and dip is usually served as an appetizer, but I've booted it back a couple courses and turned it into a dessert. Your guests will have a fine time scooping up this strawberry salsa, cream cheese icing and green buttercream frosting with their triangle-shaped sugar cookies. Chip and dip…

Easy DIY Party Hats with Interchangeable Velcro Shapes

Store-bought party hats are cool but they do lack a certain... customisability.  Sure, you see some sparkly party hats, polka-dot party hats and rainbow party hats around and they're very special, but I think party hats can be even more special.  So I came up with these DIY felt party hats, made by hand (each one takes just 10 minutes) and delightfully customisable with little fel…

Happy Birthday Podcast Episode 4: There's a Darker Side of Birthdays

This episode of Happy Birthday Podcast is a little darker than most.  From the statistical leap in birthday deaths to the good ol' Birthday Blues, Jo and Jeremy look at some of the more melancholy aspects of birthdays. We also cover ways to combat these bad birthday side effects, so we hope you'll leave feeling positive despite the somber content. Listen right here via Podbean or head…

Cake-a-Like: Cup of Tea Cakes (Cinnamon Vanilla Teacup Cakes with Tea-Infused Custard Topping) + DIY Tag Patterns

There comes a time in everyone's life when you just gotta pull a trick on people you love. If you've been hankering for a treat but also feel like a trick, these tea cup cakes will tick both off your strange but amazing life to-do list. You bake the cinnamon vanilla cake right in the cups then top it with a delicious custard made with black tea, cream and sugar to draw on the flavours of…

Campsite Tent Cake with Tiny Campfire

Finally, a cake for the teeny-tiny sweet-toothed campers of the world to sleep in. Make this cake for a friend who loves to camp, a buddy who adores dioramas or ironically present it to a pal who hates the great outdoors. It's time-consuming and there are a lot of steps, but all of my cakes are technically very easy. You don't need to have pro cake-making skills; just a couple hours and…