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Mother's Day // Gifts - Make - To Do....

Sunday the 10th of May is Mother's Day, there are many types of mothers, take me for instance I am lucky enough to have my birth mother, a step mother, a mother in-law, and two loving grandmothers. As well as being a mother myself. 
'Wikipedia defines Mother's Day as 'A modern celebration honouring one's own mother, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.'

So to help you celebrate the 'Mother' in your life here are a few inspirations, gifts to buy or make, and a few suggestions on things to do with each other. But at the end of the day remember, it's as simple as a hug, a kiss, and saying 'I love you' and 'thank you'. 


Gift InspirationCup & Spoon Friends - by Sydney based maker Vanessa Bean ShopBeautiful Customised Family Portrait Illustrations - By Melbourne maker The British RuleKnitted Boots - Or anything from Peter Alexander ShopQuote Candles - Damselfly Collections but be sure to check ou…

Wednesday Words...

After Tuesday's weather this about sums it up for today around here, wish I could just stay in bed! The kids and I will have to settle for a Pyjama day and movies. Might do a little bit of cooking, whip up a pot of Chicken and Vegetable Soup, some Cookies and maybe set up my new loom which was won through Loom Loom Shake giveaway on Instagram:)
Finished this weave last week. Reminds me a little of bubble gum and cotton candy. Loving all the pastel colours. This pretty is off to a new home this week. 


There will be no hanging of washing that is for sure!! Check out my clothesline. Just thankful my house is still standing and no one was hurt. xox Bec

Did you get effected by the Sydney storm?
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The Handmade Series // A Morning With A Candle Maker... How To Clean And Upcycle Your Candle Jars...
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Putting Your Used Candle Jars To Good Use // How To Clean And Upcycle Your Candle Jars....

Sometimes when you buy yourself a new candle, it's not just for the exquisite aroma but for the beautiful and quality jar it comes in. After the candle has been lit and the wax has melted away, it almost feels like such a waste and a shame to just toss it away. Well if you follow these simple steps below, you'll see just how easy it is to clean up your used candle jars and a few ideas on what to use them for after.
It really is too easy (you might want to kick yourself after! haha I know I did!) I asked my friend Cass how I could clean up her gorgeous little candle jars. If you wanted to meet and see Cass at work for yourself please go to my recent post The Handmade Series // A Day With A Candle Maker.

Cleaning Your Jars You Will Need.. Used Candle JarButter KnifeBoiling Hot WaterClean Tea Towel
Step One Using a butter knife carefully cut through the remaining wax making a cross shape. Then cut around the outside rim of wax. Now scrape and loosen the wax away from the jar. 
Step Two

Woven Wall Hangings // New Adventures.....

Are you following Pinch Me Beautiful on Instagram &/or Facebook? Well if you are then you would have seen all the new kinds of crazy I've been up too. I've Always! dreamt of a little business I could do from home, be creative, different and put all my passion into. And after doing a Weaving Workshop a few months back I finally found it. I've started designing and making Woven Wall Hangings, And I'm So excited!!! Getting such lovely feedback from everyone was what prompted me to get going on this new adventure. So thank you, Thank you to everyone for your words of encouragement and support.  
Please keep checking in on Instagram and Facebook for all my new works. If you see something you would like or would like your own Custom Designed weave to add your personal touches on a beautiful wall art, then contact me via my email at pinchmebeautiful@gmail.com
I'm even thinking of doing my first giveaway soon, so make sure you stay tuned. 
xoxBec





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Recipe For Chicken And Vegetable Soup...

Soup! It's a Big reason I love the cooler months. It's healthy, hearty, and easy cooking. A bonus in my household is that the kids love it too. Actually if you ask my daughter what she wants for dinner, her reply is 9 times out of 10 "Chicken Soup". She will sit happily and eat two servings and still ask for more!


This recipe is wonderful. Once all the prep work is done (usually 20 minutes). You just let it sit, a slowly cook away for 2 hours. It's quite a chunky soup and I love to serve it up with some fresh crunchy bread rolls or some toasted Turkish bread. This recipe makes enough for 4 adult size servings.   


INGREDIENTS
420g Skinless Chicken Thigh Fillets  1 Large Leek Finely Chopped 1 Large Potato Peel Chopped 1 Large Carrot Chopped 1 Large Zucchini Chopped 2 Storks Celery Finely Chopped 2 Cloves Garlic Crushed 1/2 Cup Soup Mix (packet mix of dried split peas, lentils and barley) 4 Cups Chicken Stock 1 Tbsp Oil Salt and Pepper to taste


METHOD
Firstly prepare y…

The Handmade Series // A Morning With A Candle Maker - Introducing Seaside Candle Co...

(This post is Not sponsored)
Hi Everyone, Welcome back to the third edition of 'The Handmade Series'. If you have missed the past few you can read up on them here (Part One - Greta's Handcraft 'What's In The Basket' and Part Two - How To Knit A Blanket). 

This month I thought it might be nice to take a different direction from knitting and crochet. I wanted to introduce a new local creative person to you all. Her name is Cassandra, the owner and creator of Seaside Candle Co. Based on the NSW Central Coast and working from her own home, Cass hand pours every one of her deliciously scented Soy Candles.Cass was kind enough to let me hang out with her one morning to watch and learn how she creates her wonderful candles, something I have always wanted to learn. While her candles are fairly small, they certainly pack a punch. Their beautiful aromas fill every room of your house.  

Below are photos of the making process and a few questions that Cass was kind enough to an…

Scones Recipe // Whip Them Up In 30 Minutes...

If you're a little bit of a baker then it's given that these four ingredients will be in your kitchen already. Before yesterday I had Never made scones! Guess I've been a little scared. I've heard those stories where they have turned out more like rock cakes, or are just so dry that no amount of cream helps you swallow them down.  So I asked the guru of my baking world (mum!) for a recipe to make some scones because I was about an hour away from walking out my door empty handed to a morning tea with friends, I just hate showing up with nothing and two hungry little piglets in tow.  Anyway, so not only did it all only take me 30 minutes (that's mixing and cooking time) but they turned out super soft. Teamed them up with the traditional strawberry jam and some whipped cream...OMG so good!! 
INGREDIENTS 
3 Cups self-raising flour plain flour (for dusting) 100g butter 1 cup milk Jam and whipped cream, to serve

METHOD 
Preheat oven 200 degrees fan-forced. Using an electric mixer, …