Noms! [Project 365:2014 - Day 110]

Sunday, 20 April 2014



Project 365 Tip! Firsts! Capture the first things that they do - first steps, first smiles, first taste of chocolate! Click here for more ideas and tips for Project 365.

It's Easter Sunday, and we spent it at my parent's house. Sephy had her first try of chocolate today - suffice to say she loved it and got melted chocolate everywhere!!

Noms!

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Easter Sunday Posters - He Is Risen - Christos Anesti [Free Printable]



To celebrate Easter, I've created 3 posters to say 'He Is Risen' - English, Greek and in the Greek alphabet too.

To download them (all three come in one set) just click here or on the image below. They are 8x10" and come in a PDF format.









Easter 2014 Free Printables...

Day 1 - Easter Bunny Coloring Page
Day 2 - Here Come The Easter Bunnies Treat Boxes
Day 3 - Here Come The Easter Bunnies Cupcake Wrappers
Day 4 - Hoppy Easter Gift Bag Tabs
Day 5 - Good Friday Poster Printable
Day 6 - Easter Egg Hunt Printables
Day 7 - He Is Risen Poster Printable

I would love to see your creations, so please do remember to share them with me! You can link to your blog post or photo in the  Disqus comments section below, on The Purple Pumpkin Blog's Facebook Page, Tweeting me, plussing me on Google + or tagging me in your pin on Pinterest!

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Secret Service [Project 365:2014 - Day 109]

Saturday, 19 April 2014



Project 365 Tip! Man up! Take a photograph of your man! Click here for more ideas and tips for Project 365.

Hubs and I have been out this morning hiring a tux for him to wear at the UK Blog Awards next week! I'm a finalist in the individual lifestyle bloggers category and the dress code is "dress to impress" what's more impressive for men than a tux?! He's my very own 007!!  I've got my dress sorted, it's black, but there is some purple involved in both of our outfits!!

Secret Service

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Easter Egg Hunt Kit [Free Printables]



Day 6 of Easter Printables Week is an Easter Egg Hunt Kit, full of lots of free printables to help you set up an Easter Egg Hunt at home!

This is a mega set and contains the following printables...


...click on the text links to download each part of the kit individually, or click the image below to download the full set in a zipped up file.



I think most of the printables are self-explanatory. I made the clue cards for older children to help them in their Easter Egg Hunt, and the bunny pawprints to help direct the younger children. The letter eggs can be strung together to make a banner - make holes on each side and thread through some string or ribbon. I've also included some blank eggs to fill in the gaps between the words if you like.

I really do love this kit that I've designed, I'm super proud of it, and I hope you love it too! Have fun on your Easter Egg Hunt, and if you do decided to download and use my kit, please let me know!!


Easter 2014 Free Printables...

Day 1 - Easter Bunny Coloring Page
Day 2 - Here Come The Easter Bunnies Treat Boxes
Day 3 - Here Come The Easter Bunnies Cupcake Wrappers
Day 4 - Hoppy Easter Gift Bag Tabs
Day 5 - Good Friday Poster Printable
Day 6 - Easter Egg Hunt Printables
Day 7 - He Is Risen Poster Printable

I would love to see your creations, so please do remember to share them with me! You can link to your blog post or photo in the  Disqus comments section below, on The Purple Pumpkin Blog's Facebook Page, Tweeting me, plussing me on Google + or tagging me in your pin on Pinterest!

Don't miss out on future printables by subscribing by email for one re-cap post directly to your inbox each day, or by subscribing to my feed on Blog Lovin' or RSS in your favourite reader.

Printables created by The Purple Pumpkin Blog are for personal use only and not for resale. If you wish to link to, pin or share my printables, you are welcome to do so as long as a link back to the blog post is shown and the watermarks are kept intact. Colours may vary slightly on printing due to different screen and printer settings. 
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Little Lady [Project 365:2014 - Day 108]

Friday, 18 April 2014



Project 365 Tip! Growth through photos. I know I'm probably getting a bit thin on the tips - thinking of one a day is sometimes really tough! But if you take photos of your children (or other family members) then it's lovely to see how much they've grown through time! Click here for more ideas and tips for Project 365.

We watched our niece whilst mummy and daddy had to pop out. She loves the garden, and hubs recently mowed the grass, so she could see the little stepping stones! She decided it was pretty cool to stand on them so just stood there carefully. She's suddenly turned from little baby into little lady. I've taken hundreds of photos of her and it's amazing to see her growth through my photographs ♥

Little Lady

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Good Friday Poster [Free Printable]



For Day 5 of Easter Printables week, I have designed for Good Friday. It is made to fit an 8x10" frame, simply download, print and frame.





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Cupcakes & Cocktails [Book Review]

Thursday, 17 April 2014



Review Disclosure: I was sent this book to review as part of the Parragon Book Buddies scheme. All thoughts are my own.

I do love a recipe book, and have quite the collection! I often read through them like picture story books, leafing through, looking at the photographs, being inspired, deciding which recipe to cook!

My most recent book from Parragon is called Cupcakes & Cocktails...Fabulous cupcake and cocktails recipes for any occasion.

There are so many ways you can make and decorate a cupcake, I don't think I could ever get bored of looking at photos of them, or be marvelled at the different ingredient combinations that recipe writers dream up!

Cupcakes & Cocktails [Book Review]

With a mixture of alcoholic cupcakes...Caramel Appletini Cupcakes, Malibu Bay Cupcakes; trendy cupcakes...Pomegranate & Green Tea Cupcakes, Chocolate & Pink Peppercorn Cupcakes; baked confections...Chilli & Cardamom Chocolate Thins, Coconut & Pineapple Macaroons and a selection of tasty cocktails, this book is perfect for your swanky soiree!

The book feels vintage, yet trendy, I love the illustrations throughout of the hostess and her guests, and there are tips and ideas for your baking and party too. A lovely little book and one I'm delighted to have as part of my collection.

Cupcakes & Cocktails [Book Review]

You can read all of my Parragon Book Reviews here.

Cupcakes & Cocktials costs £5 and is available from Parragon Books
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'Hoppy Easter' Favour Bag Tabs [Free Printables]



It's day 4 of Easter Printables Week and it's 'Hoppy Easter' Favour Bag Tabs today! I love making these simple tabs to attach and seal up clear plastic bags filled with treats to giveaway at parties or on holidays!

These ones are 10cm square, just fold in half, and then staple to a plastic food bag filled with treats of your choice! I had run out of the bags that I normally use for the favour bag tabs, so did have to do a bit of folding of plastic to make them fit properly, but you get the idea!

Simply click the image below to download and print the PDF document.






Easter 2014 Free Printables...

Day 1 - Easter Bunny Coloring Page
Day 2 - Here Come The Easter Bunnies Treat Boxes
Day 3 - Here Come The Easter Bunnies Cupcake Wrappers
Day 4 - Hoppy Easter Gift Bag Tabs
Day 5 - Good Friday Poster Printable
Day 6 - Easter Egg Hunt Printables
Day 7 - He Is Risen Poster Printable

I would love to see your creations, so please do remember to share them with me! You can link to your blog post or photo in the  Disqus comments section below, on The Purple Pumpkin Blog's Facebook Page, Tweeting me, plussing me on Google + or tagging me in your pin on Pinterest!

Don't miss out on future printables by subscribing by email for one re-cap post directly to your inbox each day, or by subscribing to my feed on Blog Lovin' or RSS in your favourite reader.

Printables created by The Purple Pumpkin Blog are for personal use only and not for resale. If you wish to link to, pin or share my printables, you are welcome to do so as long as a link back to the blog post is shown and the watermarks are kept intact. Colours may vary slightly on printing due to different screen and printer settings.
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Last Minute Easter Chocolates from Thorntons!



Review Disclosure: I was sent a selection of chocolates from Thorntons to review.

Have you still not bought any chocolate eggs for the kids (and not so kids!) yet? Can't get to the shops? Don't fret, because Thorntons, have got guaranteed delivery on their range of Easter goodies if you order by 8pm TODAY! Furthermore, there is an online exclusive of 20% off! But be quick, before they hop off.... *badumtish*


Thorntons chocolate is a real treat. I remember receiving a personalised Easter eggs many years ago from my auntie and the memory of that decadent milky chocolate remains with me. Seriously. Thorntons make goooood chocolate eggs.

I was sent a lovely selection of Easter delights, and my son has already cracked into his football egg - for review purposes of course, and the lack of any chocolate left for mum tells me that it was yummy! Hubs and I have already eaten our way through an Easter Squegg Lolly each; cookies & cream and cinnamon & waffle - delish. We've yet to dive into the hot cross buns chocs...I'm betting that they'll be lush though, I do love a hot cross bun!

Thorntons really do stock something for everyone this Easter...the kids, the grown-ups, the milk, white or dark chocolate lover, flavoured chocolate - oh my gosh, raspberry cheesecake flavour anyone?!



Happy Easter!!


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Into The Void [Project 365:2014 - Day 107]



Project 365 Tip! If it ain't broke! Don't fix it! If you know what works as far as a certain type of shot is concerned - stay with it, you'll see the technique improve naturally.  Click here for more ideas and tips for Project 365.

Weekly selfie - desperately trying to stick with this, but not doing as well as I'd hoped with weight loss so far this year. I'm smiling through though.

Into The Void

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