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January 2016

Books & Bakes

Rocky road cookies recipe

A photo of a stack of rocky road cookies, deliciously chocolaty with mini-marshmallows on top, sitting on a wire tray and over a fabric covered in hearts and a handful or marshmallows_with the title "Rocky road cookies"_Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss H has been obsessed with mini-marshmallows ever since she had her first hot chocolate before Christmas. And I am obsessed with rocky roads. So a few months ago, I decided to try to make some rocky road cookies. It took a few attempts. But I think I managed to perfect the recipe this weekend and I am ready to share it with you. If you are looking to make a cookie with a difference, to make a cookie that screams…

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Motherhood

Baby wearing love – My Captured Moment

A brunette lady baby wearing her sleeping baby in a Sunset Rainbow Lenny Lamb bamboo wrap_with the title "Baby wearing"_Mrs H's favourite things

I recently read this fabulous baby wish list from the beautiful and bloomin' stunning Heledd at Running in Lavender. In this post, she mentioned her love for Baby Wearing. Which got me thinking about how much I loved wearing Little Miss H and how I miss it now that she flatly refuses to go anywhere near a carrier. Rainbow Bean is due in July. And one of the things I am looking forward to the most is baby wearing a newborn.…

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Books & Bakes Reviews & Giveaways

The Three Little Pigs – a Parragon Book Buddies Review

A padded book of "The Three Little Pigs" with illustrations by Mei Matsuoka_this is part of Parragon Books Slide and See Fairy Tales_ with the title "The Three Little Pigs - A Parragon Book Buddies Review"_Mrs H's favourite things

Little Miss H adores fairy tales. Two of her favourite bedtime stories are Sleeping Beauty and Beauty and the Beast. We also have a few fairy tale anthologies and touch and feel board books of Jack and the Beanstalk and Little Red Riding Hood. One story that was missing from our collection was The Three Little Pigs. We are lucky enough to be Parragon Book Buddies and back in December we received a copy of their fabulous new version of The Three…

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Books & Bakes

Chocolate fork biscuits

These chocolate biscuits remind me of my childhood. My mum used to make them for us all the time. And in fact, this is the very same recipe that she would use. If you are looking for a yummy biscuit to bake with your little one, then you can't go wrong with these crumbly, melt in the mouth chocolate fork biscuits. They are really easy to bake. And Little Miss H loves helping me to make them. She also loves eating them…

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Finding Happiness Motherhood

Days Out In The Winter Sunshine – My Captured Moment

As a family we love going for days out. It is a chance for us to get out in the sunshine, absorb some Vitamin D and enjoy the sites of Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding area. It also allows us to spend quality time together. To laugh, to talk and to be a family. Mr H took some time off over Christmas. When the weather was nice, we packed up the car and went to parks, farms and on a hunt for…

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Motherhood

An A to Z of Little Miss H – part one

Little Miss H is almost 32 months old. Our darling girl has been an amazing , bubbly and cheeky presence in our lives for over two and a half years. I am in shock at how quickly the time has gone. It only seems like yesterday that I was cuddling our new born baby for the first time. Little Miss H has such a unique and beautiful personality. She is a confident little girl with a huge smile. She never fails to brighten…

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Books & Bakes

Winter Muffins – A Recipe

A photograph of yummy Winter muffins (which include chocolate and mIncemeat) on a pretty floral plate, lying on a green, yellow and brown checked blanket - winter muffins_Mrs H's favourite things

I decided that baking some yummy winter muffins would be the perfect way to cheer myself up. Plus, Little Miss H loves baking and eating the results of her endeavours from the kitchen. These muffins are perfect to make with children. They contain oil instead of butter. So you don't need to cream any butter and sugar together. Easy peasy. And oh so tasty! They are also a great way to use up all that mincemeat that is leftover from your Christmas…

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