Pink and red love heart party

Valentine's heart kids party by Home Made Parties

Hi all, just a glimpse of some sweetness for you. Pink and red are perfect together I always thought. This is my take on the famous Amy Atlas pink and red table! See you soon - I hope with a recipe! Thanks to Sweet Table for the amazing cookies and RubyJu for the cake pops. Jane xx   … [Read more...]

Home Made organic beeswax lip balm recipe

Hello lovelies and hello lovely blog. What's new with me...? Well, like everyone I'm working hard on stopping what I call 'the glorification of busy'. More on that another time. Ok, one of my fave local businesses has just opened up their new website. I'm excited. Northern Light Candle Company produces wonderful organic beeswax candles - you have to go check out the new site AND if you subscribe by midnight Sunday, you can get 15% off your order. Wow! This company kind of epitomises what I … [Read more...]

Help Noah’s Recovery


This is Noah Brink. For those of us who have the privilege of knowing 9 year old Noah, it is definitely an unforgettable experience. He may have been to your house or attend your school. Maybe you've played sport with or against him. You may have even seen him dance or perform on stage. Perhaps you've just met him once, briefly. Whatever your personal relationship with Noah, he makes a strong and lasting impression on you. He’s just that kind of kid. His energy, enthusiasm and curiosity for … [Read more...]

Saint Patrick’s Day baking inspiration.

shamrock cupcake topper

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's day. (See my earlier post here). As you may know I love to bake (even though I don't ever actually eat it!) So, I just had to share some adorable baking ideas for St. Patrick's Day. Fancy a shamrock cupcake topper? Me too. Thanks so much to Heidi at The Pink Peach for letting me use this pic. I love pink and green - perfect for a girly St. Patrick's day. I also contacted Laura at Laura's Little Party to see if I could post this pic of the cupcakes. Luckily she … [Read more...]

Saint Patrick’s Day Decorating Inspiration

green circle bunting

Hi All. Tomorrow is St. Patricks' day. The day when everyone in the country is Irish. Or lucky. Or drunk. It's a special day in the Home Made house as I have an Irish dancing daughter, so the day is always busy with dance commitments. Also it's my Mum's birthday on St. Patrick's day, so we have extra reason to celebrate. Anyway, I rarely pass up an opportunity to decorate the Home Made house, so I thought I'd share with you these pics to inspire you (and me) to go get green this St. … [Read more...]