27 March 2013

Checking In...

Boy! Oh Boy! Oh Boy!
I have given myself a talking to!
What a bad blogger I have been! 
The thing is I have fallen in L-O-V-E!

It's a good job I have really.
I have been up to all sorts over this past month.
With the help of my new found love, I hope I can fill in some of my blanks as to my where-a-bouts.

My little brother, 
Who am I trying to kid.
He towers above me.
My little brother, seven years younger than me,
and my only sibling, is getting married in 4 weeks time.
Had the great honour of being asked if I'd like to make their wedding stationery!
Like Derrrr! It would be my pleasure!!!
Love Weddings!!
So 142 cut out hearts (by my own fair hands) later...


All complete and ready to send!
Will be starting on their place cards and table plan at some point this week!
Very excited!
Not only has my brother and his wife to be asked Mini Magpie to be one of their flower girls! 
They are getting married up in the Lake District!
Sooo, we have booked an extra long weekend away!
Hope this weather brightens for them????

Anyway onto what seems to have been a month of partying!
Just, not for me!
Mini Magpie's has been a very social butterfly.
There has been a new slice of birthday cake gracing our plates every weekend so far!!
Party bags galore!!
Our first of the month was a visit to The PINK PIG!

It's local to where we live here the UK.
Making visiting a regular pleasure and is a superb place to for all ages to enjoy.

There is plenty to see and do.
From looking at all the farm animals, tractor rides to the adventure play ground.
So if the fresh air doesn't knock you out, running around after the children will.

Mini Magpie pretending to drive herself home apparently!!

Highlight though after all my outdoor activities - my guilt free enjoyment of freshly baked quiche and scones for my lunch.

Next came Mothering Sunday
March 10th over here.
I was truly spoilt by my husband and our lil' lady!

I think my favourite part of my day has to be baking butterfly buns with mini magpie, my (almost) 3 year old tiny human for the first time.
It struck me, Mini Magpie obviously is at the stage of just wanting to do what I do!
Wanting to help out!
She was extremely helpful!!
Even wanted to do the washing up!
You can come again to Mummy's Kitchen!!

Here's how we got on


Mid way through March Rubie Magpie reached a milestone.
I have 50 'Fabulous' followers.
Fancy that!
Little old me!
Thank you so much to everyone who tunes in.
I know posts have been a little sparse of late. 

Had to show you this one quickly!
Never turn your back when a mini magpie is about!!
The left overs from my brother's stationery made my carpet sparkle like never before.
Never again I hope!!
Poor little lamb, she can't help being addicted to pretties just like her moma.

I thought by now Spring would be upon us!
Seems I have been misled some what!
Apparently Spring was owed time off in lieu.
NO Really!!!
Well doesn't help when you have a tiny human asking if it's Christmas everyday because it's snowed again when we open the curtains, now does it!!

All that aside, it has left me finding some interesting frozen cat prints.
Pleased to say I didn't find a cat attached to them a bit further down the path!

And weird snow drifts!!
This is actually a flat grass verge believe it or not!!

So what's a girl to do when the weather is cold outside?
That's what!
More cupcakes!
This time I wanted to test out my homemade heart cake toppers that I made for the 
'I love hearts' swap.

My last pic I thought I'd show you is what I arrived home to today!

We are having so building work done inside our home.
Started yesterday with the demolition of two internal walls.
I think my 'Kitkats' thought they would pay the builder back for disturbing their cat nap by making their own mark!!
Hee! Hee!

Also, the gorgeously lovely Karen over at Two Cupboards in a Kitchen is have herself a ***GIVEAWAY*** 
Alls you have to do is pop over and say Hi!!
You won't be disappointed as her corner of blogland is a treasure trove of loveliness!!
Click on her picture in my side bar and it will lead you straight there.
Good Luck!

Well before I go, just wanted to let you know if you fancy taking a peek at some more  fun and frivolities that I have been up to of late, just click on my 'Instagram Love' button and it will transport you into a bit more of my crazy world.

I've just realised that it is way passed my bedtime,
I will check in with you again tomorrow as still would like to welcome some new peeps to Rubie Magpie and introduce you to their worlds but for now...

Sweet dreams



  1. Hi dear! Well by watching your pins on pinterest I could see you were up to something related with weddings! It's super great you are helping them!

    I too am in love with instagram! I am already a follower ;) it is amazing how we can produce such warm photos with ordinary moments isn't it?

    And I simply love the cat's prints in the snow and on the concrete! You could make such nice wall pieces with that with some white clean canvas!

    Here the weather is kinda sad too - I think it rained more in the last 2 weeks than in October or November!

    Happy cupcakes & instagram!

  2. Ahhh thankyou for popping by and posting about my giveaway. I love your latest post, such lovely photos and the cat's paw prints in the cement made me chuckle. Sounds like you have been busy! Love little magpie, she is so cute! Made me think of my daughter, who is 21 now but the sweet memories of that young age are still 'fresh' in my mind. Ahhh 'little magpie driving home on the red tractor' thats magical and to be treasured. Well, going to have an early night, long day at work today but I did make another skirt, well just a bit of finishing off to do.....Karen x

  3. Oh wow, you have been having a fantastic time!! Your brother is very lucky to have you make those cards for him, they are wonderful!

    I love reading about all your adventures, even right down to your kitties leaving paw marks....its a cute touch!

    Thank you for the mention on the giveaway, I will pop over and check it out!

    Take care

    Hazel x

  4. Hello, so nice to find a lovely new blog!
    Found you via Karen at 2 cupboards and very glad i did!
    Your brothers wedding stationary is fab fab fab!
    Bestest easter wishes to you and yours
    daisy j x


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