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Lovely Pinterest

October 5, 2012

I must apologise for my lack of blog commitment of late. Who knew a little baby could take up quite so much time. However, here I am, ready to write another entry. So, here it goes…

Mr lovelybyhanna and I recently purchased an iPad as a reward to ourselves over the sleepless nights and the huge task of being first time parents. Well done us. During said sleepless nights (spent feeding mini lovelybyhanna), I would spend what seemed like hours searching the internet on my trusted little iPhone for things to keep me awake and part of what drove our decision to upgrade to the iPad was my frustration with the little screen and inability to drool over gorgeous things on noths!


Searching through the app store one day, I came across Pinterest. Now I’d heard about this before but had never got round to signing up. But now I have and Oh my, do I love it?! It’s basically a way of bookmarking different things that take your fancy from the world wide web. I’ve found some fabulous things already: a baby bib which reads “these fools put my cape on backwards”, an amazing recipe for hand scrub (excellent Christmas gift idea!) and a delicious recipe for the easiest peanut butter cookies known to man. I insist you sign up and get pinning. I’m actually addicted.

Love, lovelybyhanna xxx


Lovely Pancakes

July 13, 2012

I know it’s been a while since I last wrote but cleaning and nesting seem to have got in the way. Still no baby (3 days overdue now – I’m starting to think it’s a bit of an attention seeker). So to pass the time, I’ve been cooking and eating some naughty things and thought I’d share with you my latest obsession – the good old American pancake!


135g plain flour

1tsp baking powder

1/2tsp salt

2tbsp caster sugar

130ml milk (I used skimmed as in my head this made it much more healthy)

1 large egg

30g butter (melted and left to cool for a few minutes)


Whatever you fancy but I opted for melted nutella and ice cream – this baby is going to be huge when it decides to make an appearance!

The Recipe

1. Put the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar into a bowl

2. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and milk and when the butter is cool, add this in

3. Combine the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk until the batter is smooth and there are no lumps

4. Heat a pan with a knob of butter and add a spoonful of the batter (or more if your pan is big enough). Turn the pancake once it starts to bubble. If you’re serving as a big stack, you can pop the cooked pancakes in a low oven to keep them warm.

5. Eat!!!!

These really are so easy to make – you could shake things up by adding raisins or blueberries into the batter or just keep them simple. Enjoy!

Love, Lovelybyhanna xxx