Life is sweet!! Episode 3!

So, on episode three of Life Is Sweet we wanted to talk to you about our favourite book series this year thus far, actually I think I may have read it towards the end of last year, but then Kelly has just finished it based on my recommendation! :) We have both mentioned it on numerous occasions, 'it' being "The Gingerbread Café" series, by the wonderful Rebecca Raisin.

Although I talked about this over on "Books are always in Style" I just have to tell you again. :p I came across the first book title "Christmas at the Gingerbread café", I want to say early last year and I felt like I was on a mission to find this book. I looked in every bookstore I went in, even asked my Mum to look in Tesco and everywhere back home, only to realize it was available on Kindle...welcome to my world! :p I must have missed that bit, all I read was the title and knew that I had to read the book! :p I was sad as I didn't own a Kindle and I was desperately drawn to this book. Then one fateful day I realized that I had a Kindle app on my phone and...I was on to a winner and doing a happy dance!

We hope you enjoy this episode, and our slightly different version of a book review. Due to the fact that we love to bake and being inspired by all of Lil's creations throughout this series, we knew we had to get in the kitchen and whip up something yummy in honor of talking about this book. :)

Here is the link to where you can watch it:

And here are a few sneak peeks as to what we made and how you can make them too! :)

This adorable little banner we actually didn't talk about in the video as we simply put it up for décor, but as we adore it, we thought we would tell you how to make one yourself on this here blog, as it is really very easy.

* The burlap bunting came from Target and was only $3. As soon as we saw it we thought Gingerbread! :)
* Then we simply used our Gingerbread punch that we purchased from Archivers a few Christmas's ago, to get our Gingerbread men.
* Then all you have to do is glue/hot glue the cute little men onto the banner wherever you'd like! Done! :)

We LOVE doing DIY's and making gifts for people. Last Christmas I bought a silicone candy Gingerbread mold from Michaels, and since reading this series, we have wanted to put together something we felt you would find at "The Gingerbread Café" for ever and it was perfect. We researched a few no bake fudge recipes and then played around with the flavours. For this recipe you can add Nutmeg but as we are not big fans, we didn't. We don't usually measure out our spices either, we just sprinkle until we are happy with the taste! :p

What you will need:
* 1, 12oz bag of white chocolate chips
* 3/4 cups of sweetened condensed milk.
* sprinkle of cinnamon
* sprinkle of ginger.

What to do:
* Pour the white chocolate and condensed milk into a microwave safe bowl and heat until melted together. (This took 1 min for us)
* Stir in the spices and pour in to mold.
* Leave in the fridge to set.
* Pop out and place in jars.

These jars came from the $1 bins at Target.
The baking buttons and twine came from Michaels.
The chalk stickers and pen came from Archivers.

We really hope you like these DIY's and recipe. Make sure to watch the video to find out our favourite books from the series and also we have an easy peasy little Gingerbread milkshake recipe for you too. :)

Have a blessed day!

Love Lucy and Kelly xx

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