2014 in Review

2014
2014 brought a lot of joy and few new challenges my way.

I got married and went on a trip of a lifetime to Canada and the U.S. Found my place in a new work environment. Continued to build on old and new friendships. Said goodbye to my precious Nan and attempted to bake a few new treats here and there on Inspired By Boo.

Whilst I must admit I found it challenging to put aside the time to blog, my love for baking and blogging about it still remains, even if it’s only for my benefit.

So with that being said, I thought I would share a few of my top posts for 2014.

1. Persian Love Cake
2. My Wedding Cupcakes
3. Peppermint Log
4. Lemon Curd Slice
5. Double Chocolate Espresso Brownies

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years! Here’s to 2015 being bigger and brighter than the year before.

xoxo

Our Wedding Favours

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I don’t know if I have mentioned it before, but I love tea. There is something so relaxing about it. As they say it’s like giving yourself a hug.

When Jesse and I moved in together we began brewing the occasional pot of tea after dinner and it’s now a nightly tradition. So it seemed a no brainer to give the gift of tea as our wedding favours/bonbonnieries for our guests.

We purchased the tins and loose tea online and Jesse designed the stickers for the tins with a little help from Pinterest and myself. I might be a little biased but I think they turned out great! The tea we chose is also a really nice English breakfast blend from a Australian company called Tea Leaves. I highly recommend them if you’re tea drinker.

Thanks for reading.
xoxo

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My Wedding Cupcakes

Blog Wedding Cupcakes

During the wedding planning process I decided I would make my own wedding cupcakes. I also decided I would recruit my sister to make a top tier cake to match and although their was a few hiccups along the way I am really proud of how they all turned out!

The top tier cake pictured above was a caramel mud cake. The cupcakes were a selection of brown sugar cupcakes with salted caramel filling and buttercream or vanilla cupcakes with lemon curd filling and fondant icing. The majority of the cupcakes were made with normal flour, but I also made sure there was a batch of salted caramel cupcakes gluten free for myself and a handful of guests.

In the end I have to say the best part of baking my own wedding cupcakes was being able to share my love for baking with our guests and seeing some of them devour not 1 but 2 cupcakes on the night. Although I didn’t mind having to eat the leftovers either…

In case you want to bake my salted caramel or vanilla with lemon curd cupcakes one rainy day I have included the recipes for you.
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January Wish List

January is flying by so quickly. I can’t believe it is almost over and in less than 2 months I will be married and off on my honeymoon! We are going to be exploring Canada, New York and Hawaii and I’m so excited!!!

As part of the preparation I have been looking at purchasing a few new items. But if anyone has been I would love to hear your favourite places to eat, shop and hangout are?

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1. Pineapple Tigerlily Dress
2. Cotton On Sunny Fedora Hat
3. Tigerlily Beach Bag
4. Forever New Sunglasses

Thanks for stopping by.

xoxo

My Wish Come True

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Judging from the picture above you might guess why I have been a little quiet on my blog these past 2 weeks?!

You see I have been on holidays again (no work this time, yay!) and while I was away something very special happened. The man I’ve called my best friend and partner for the past 2 years proposed to me!!

Now if someone told me this was going to happen 3+ years ago I really would not have believed them. I was the pickiest girl when it came to guys and I refused to give all the nice guys including Jesse a chance.

Luckily he stuck around and we developed a beautiful friendship, before a dear friend encouraged me to finally take a chance and risk our friendship for something much more…

So turns out that chance is now a promise to spend our life together as husband and wife and I’m just a little bit excited!

I apologise for being a little quiet on here and the mushy post, but it seemed a little silly to share with you a wish list for this month when all my wishes have come true.

Thanks for reading and allowing me to share such an important life event with you all!

P.s.  I promise my next few posts will include some yummy recipes for you to try and a little more about my actual holiday.

xoxo