Christmas Crafts – DIY

Posted on: December 10th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments
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Can you believe we are already well into December and it is all about Christmas…I love a little Christmas craft, although I always hope to do more during the festive season.  With little Joshua keeping me busy, I have had to resort to being inspired and getting my craft fix via social media, especially instagram.  My favourite…

Marbled Mugs…DIY

Posted on: June 27th, 2016 by Carolyn Russell No Comments
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Hi there! I am so excited to be featured on Carolyn’s lovely blog.  I have been a reader of ‘i am captivated’ for a long time and I am thrilled to get to share a great DIY project with you today. Before I jump into this month’s DIY post, let me introduce myself. My name…

Eggelicious…inspiration

Posted on: March 11th, 2016 by Carolyn No Comments
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With Easter around the corner I know there will be lots of crafting around this special day.  And what is an Easter table without decorated eggs.  Children and adults love this fun activity and there are so many options out there to choose from.  I spent a little bit of time searching through some of my…

Valentine`s Day mocktail…inspiration

Posted on: February 12th, 2016 by Carolyn No Comments
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A special occasion always starts off well if there is a welcome drink.  It makes your guests relax and feel like you have gone that extra mile.  It doesnt` have to involve a lot of effort to be effective.  Why not try this delicious recipe?  It is super yummy and will add a little more…

The `Love` Series…

Posted on: February 10th, 2016 by Carolyn 1 Comment
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Words of affirmation is one way of showing the people you love that you care about them.  I delight in writing my friends and family letters to tell them just how much I care.  One recipient of these is my husband and I will definitely be listing all the things I love about him this Valentine`s…

Christmas wrapping inspiration…

Posted on: December 18th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments
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I`m a big fan of wrapping gifts as I find it therapeutic, creative and an opportunity to add a little more love to the presents I`ve carefully selected.  With Christmas less than a week away we know that you will be getting your gifts ready to put under the tree and so we have brought you a little…

Advent Calendars – DIY

Posted on: November 1st, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments
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While we still have a few weeks to go until December and we are beginning to think of ways in which we can enjoy the festive season I thought I would share some of my favourite advent calendar ideas.  If you are single, living with friends, married or have a family, there is no reason why…

Creating That Perfect Bridal Shower…DIY Tips

Posted on: October 30th, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments
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We know that it can be overwhelming to be left in charge of organising a bridal shower for a special-bride-to-be especially if you are like me and you love attention to detail.  However it can often turn into a stressful affair.  We decided we wanted to reduce the stress levels and inspire you to get creative at home…

A special treat and a DIY tip…

Posted on: October 9th, 2014 by Carolyn 2 Comments
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As I am slightly obsessed with cupcakes and knowing how easy they are to whip up and add a `wow` factor to any occasion I thought I would give you my DIY tip and share an old favourite with you…my trusty cupcake recipe.  Get the girls to ice their own cupcakes while enjoying their afternoon and…

DIY chest of draws…

Posted on: May 22nd, 2014 by Carolyn No Comments
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If you looked at the final product would you ever say that Jacqui Madsen from Brooke Eva found it at IKEA and used it for her son`s nursery before giving it a whole new look?  Wow, I was so impressed when I saw her DIY work and it certainly got me thinking about how I…

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