I don’t really cook – sure – I make breakfast, lunch and dinner – but i dont COOK. Love to watch Ramsey as he trailblazes through kitchens, and ive watched the odd cooking show – but its just something that never connected for me.
So at Christmas whilst everyone else is whipping up these incredible desserts to wow their Party Hosts with – I am stumped and hope my delicious appetite will score some points. But this year – I am thrilled to be able to show up with more than another black box of waxy chocolate!
Kimberley’s Kitchen doesn’t create just marshmallows (but it would be okay if she did) – she creates a wide range of delicious, home made, locally/ethically sourced treats for any time of the year.
For my neighbours, friends, and family – I have treated them to peppermint & eggnog marshmallows, almond butter crunch, and shortbread. The rest – well – we enjoyed the marshmallow / hot chocolate kit with the fire roaring and a newly opened board game.
If you are looking for a special treat – something unusual – something incredible – try something created with love and packaged like a pro!
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Its been a busy month of babies and Im guilty of enjoying it – there is something warm and wonderful about holding a baby that I just love. I love to hold their tiny feet, when they grasp my fingers, when I kiss their fuzzy heads, and rock them when they cry.
I fall in love with them for that short moment in time that I get to celebrate their life with my camera. I can look back on those photos and remember the way it was to be with them.
Cocoon by TheLittleBowCompany.com
I remember the laughs and tears I shared with the parents – the understanding of one mother to another – and the love of the father, grandparents, and siblings. They open their homes to me – a stranger – and we share a very intimate time together.
They trust me with their baby and the memories that I offer them.
I love my time with these babies and I love coming home to my own. Here are just a few of my December babies – a gift – the pleasure of remembering the babies in our own lives.
Baby Prop: Cocoon from The Little Bow Company
OOOh – it came. Well the first part came today. I know im getting more packages but they will be arriving just in time for Christmas.
Today’s packages were ordered for Just-in-Time for a party this Saturday. We are attending a friend’s Holiday Gala and I hate to show up empty handed – after all I will be leaving full. So this year, instead of bringing yet another Wine Bottle Opener, Cosie, or basket full of tiny jams that no-one sells the rest of the year – I wanted to bring something fresh, home-made (uh but not from my wreck of a kitchen), super yummy, and tastefully presented.
And dont think home-made has to look cheesy like something Aunt You-Know-Who would wrap up in last year’s tinfoil and wax paper. I want my home-made gift to look like a gift, feel like a gift, and of course taste yummy. All the fancy of store bought gift – without that store bought (Yeah another box of holiday cheer we dont actually like) feeling.
So here are some quick snaps from my early Xmas present. And like Christmas – the way I believe in it – presents should be shared! So – if I show up at your house on Saturday – you get to have some of this. If I dont – hurry and order your own Hostess Box soon from Kimberley’s Kitchen!
Marshmallow Sliders & Hostess Gift Box loaded with Yummies
Im not saying these kids were naughty - and I can totally see how their behaviour would have been stressful at a mall portrait studio where you are in & out – but Im thinking its best if Santa wasnt watching on the weekend cuz as parents we were definately not setting a good example by laughing so much.
M & her daugher and nephews came out for some casual and holiday season photos. We started with the most important family shot and even though it required more outfit changes – Im glad we did as the activity level was high and patient-sitting-in-one-spot-and-smiling level was low.
Us moms had a great time howling over the exploading snack container, the ripping of Santa’s head from a gift box, the reindeer horns that kept falling down, and the oh-so-not-sharing moments when the kids fought over the cool props. It wasnt your typical Xmas photo session and Im glad because kids should be kids and making memories is half the fun.