The 6 Essential Steps To Successful Goal Setting

The 6 Essential Steps To Successful Goal Setting

Goals Those of you who know me, know that I love goals. I love setting goals. I love working towards goals and I especially love achieving goals. Goals have always played a huge part in my life but recently I don’t seem to be making much progress towards achieving anything. And this has got me … Read More

Sometimes All You Have To Do Is Believe in Yourself

Sometimes All You Have To Do Is Believe in Yourself

Last year I saw a great little saying that really resonated with me. It was… ‘she believed she could, so she did’ I remember thinking at the time that it really can be that simple. If you truly believe in yourself there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be able to do anything you want. And so, … Read More

Knitting: The Rice Stitch

Knitting: The Rice Stitch

Hello! I hope you’ve all finally managed to get back to normal after the festivities. As much as I love Christmas and New Year, I’m afraid I love returning to normal even more. I also love the start of a new year. I always visualise it as a brand new notebook ready and waiting for me to … Read More

Why I Won’t be Setting Any Personal Goals This Year

Why I Won’t be Setting Any Personal Goals This Year

I can’t believe that we’re already one week into 2017 and I’m only just getting round to writing my first blog post of the year. So far this year everyone at Cupcake Cottage has been struck down with a flu-type virus and my mum-in-law ended up in hospital – TWICE! I couldn’t make it up!! Things … Read More

14 Gift Ideas For the Crafters in Your Life

14 Gift Ideas For the Crafters in Your Life

I know it’s a bit late but I’m sure there are still plenty of you out there who, like me, have yet to finish your Christmas shopping and so I thought I would give you a few last minute gift ideas for that very special group of people – crafters. Crafters are generally very easy … Read More

To Hygge or Not To Hygge

To Hygge or Not To Hygge

So, over the last few months I’ve noticed an increasing amount of discussion around this thing called Hygge (pronounced Hoo-guh). It comes from Denmark, it’s been around since the 1800s and, apparently, it’s why the Danes are amongst the happiest people in the world. So, what is it, I hear you ask. Well, it’s a philosophy … Read More