Sweet Potato and Date Brownies (Sugar, Gluten, and Dairy free) // Recipe

Sweet Potato and Brownies are not words that I would have thought I’d be saying in the same sentence. Unless, of course, the brownies were as dessert after the sweet potato. But you know what? They go together SO WELL!

Whether you prefer to eat sugar, gluten, grain or dairy free foods, you need a recipe to bake for a friend or you just feel like experimenting, these sweet potato and date brownies are delicious! The dates give a gentle natural sweetness and they have a surprisingly good texture for a brownie with absolutely no flour or other grain. Give them a try and let me know what you think.

Sweet Potato and Date Brownies Recipe // Sugar, grain, gluten and dairy free

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Leather Strap Shelf // DIY

Something we’ve always been short of in our house is a place to display pretty things. Decor always ends up sitting on the counter and just looking like a mess. In setting up the nursery I knew that we had to have some shelving space that was not only practical, but also pretty. This DIY Wood and Leather Strap Shelf was the perfect solution. It was one of the simplest DIYs in the room, but adds so much character.

Leather Strap Shelf DIY // A simple tutorial for a beautiful homemade shelf

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On your first Father’s Day // Baby is here!

We are so thrilled to be able to say that we are parents!  I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since our little girl arrived in the big outside world. We have been enjoying time with her so much. I may be a little quiet around these parts for a while as I’m trying to savour the tiny newborn cuddles. There is still some exciting content  lined up though, including an amazing colab giveaway!

Family photo

Are little hands and faces not just the cutest?

Baby cheeks

To Michael, Happy Father’s Day! Your first one! Your love and support is so very appreciated. I know you are going to do so well in your new role. Thank you for choosing to do this alongside me.

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