If you follow me on Facebook you probably have seen me sharing the latest news from our Oh Me, Oh My DIY! workshops. In case you haven't...we're going on the road! We'll be holding our first non-Cork workshop in Langton's House Hotel in Kilkenny on 7 June.
We're awfully excited, we've already had a great response to it and we can see that some attendees are coming from different counties so to make a weekend of it, I've put together some places to stay in this beautiful city. (Langton's unfortunately are fully booked this weekend).
Hotel Kilkenny which is located just a few minutes from the centre and has a pool and spa which is always a bonus.
This cute guesthouse is situated in the heart of the city and offers free parking.
Life lately has been a mixed bag. Busy days, quiet evenings, sunshine, ice-cream, rain and movies. I've been kept busy with the online store, our Oh Me, Oh My DIY! spring workshop is coming up soon and things have been tipping away at A Little Bird Told Me. It's great, but I may possibly need a nap as I write this! The next few months are going to be hectic AND we're moving house but I wouldn't have it any other way.
I have some new listings of vintage western leather bags at the moment that are making me quite sad because I wanna keep 'em all! People are always telling me that I should just keep things that I like and although I kinda agree with them, it sorta defeats the purpose of my small business!
Saying that, I do treat myself to one or two things every so often but at the moment I have a wardrobe that needs decluttering and the back of my bedroom door is starting to look like a mini leather bag stall!
I've made a promise with myself that I need to do some spring cleaning before I go on any mini shopping spree. Sigh!
After a few days of daytime naps, coffee dates and play dates, it's time for me to knuckle down as I have a room full (and very unorganised!) of vintage pieces for the store. Sit tight, I expect to have most of it listed by this weekend.
Seeing as it's Mother's Day tomorrow and my mums favourite chocolate bar is Bounty, closely followed by a Curly Wurly I believe!), I decided to make her some homemade bounty bars. They're incredibly easy and I found a recipe online using just three ingredients so I just added two teaspoons of honey to mine to make them that little bit sweeter.
homemade bounty bars:
200g desiccated coconut
1 can condensed milk
2 teaspoons of honey
250g cooking chocolate
In a large bowl, pour the condensed milk and honey over the coconut and mix well. Take large spoonfuls of the coconut mixture and shape into small bars. Place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and chill in the fridge for one hour. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pot of boiling water and using two forks dip and roll the coconut bars in the melted chocolate. Place them back on the baking tray and chill in the fridge until the chocolate sets.
In my (humble!) opinion they tasted nicer than the real thing and would taste great using dark chocolate too. Enjoy!