Currently Loving


This week I turned 29.  Happy birthday to me and yay!  But also…OMG I will be 30 in less than a year?!?  How the heck did that happen?  So, to mark the final year of our twenties my friends and I decided to make a list of things we wanted to achieve before we hit the big 3-0.  As we are not overly original we decided to go with thirty things to do before we turn thirty.  The lists are to contain large and small things.  From life changing goals all the way down to a reading list.  It’s good to have goals, they’ll keep us focused for the next year, and everyone knows I love a list!

One item I’ve started to check of my list is getting back in to art.  I used to draw all the time but about half way through university I stopped and never went back to it.  Perhaps it was because my university course was all about drawing so it stopped being fun, or because I was at an art school my skills were way below everyone elses, or simply because my course was pretty hardcore and I had no free time, especially not to draw some more.  I’m excited to get back in to it though.  I’ve bought a starter water colour set and have begun experimenting with colours and technique.  ‘Get more creative’ is number 17 on the list.  I’ll keep you posted over the next year about some of the other items!  I’ve thought about publishing it on here so that I can’t back out…maybe I will.  I have a whole year to decide.

Anyway, here are a few of my favourite things from the web this week:

You had me at salty peanut sugar….I mean come on!

Humble brag….pretty proud of this ombre rose cake I made this week.

Planning a pumpkin recipe for my next Highland News baking column..this pumpkin honey butter is excellent inspiration.

I discovered this blog recently and it’s a totaly gem.  Gorgeous photos and tons of recipes to chose from.  Love the sound of this autumnal plum and marzipan crumble galette.

More pumpkin inspiration!  And combined with French toast…uh-mazing.