Babble Schmabble.


I love these kinds of lists. I love lists in general. Over the past two or so years I have become very very organised. I make budget lists, shopping lists, things to do lists, recipe idea lists, blog idea lists... and the list goes on. You get the idea.

I have found a large number of blogs lately that I am absolutely in love with. I have stayed up for hours just trawling through them. Sad I know. But when you find something you enjoy reading, heck don't stop! These are mostly foodie blogs, and my god, I have found such amazing things, it makes me so excited and tingly inside. I do have a food blog, but unfortunately it has been neglected since January, but I think I have been motivated to hop back on that bandwagon, as I have made some things quite recently that I have been inspired by and they make me want to share them. This being one of them.


I made this cupcake for my little cousins first birthday, and toyed with the idea of starting my own cupcakery, you know, selling to friends and family etc before I could actually get the experience (and money) to open a bakery. It's something I love doing, as I majored in Pastry as part of my Culinary Arts degree and I would love to make a career out of making these, as well as other things. Like these.


This was an Autumnal inspired Wedding Cake and was so lovely to make. Spot the handmade blackberries!

I recently got a new job! Yippee! A real, proper, full time, post degree, 'real life starts now' job. One of which gives me a great deal of responsibility, and a full time pay check! YES. The only thing I worry about is going into a new job, where everyone is settled, being the new kid on the block, but being their superior and having to tell them what to do. I am quite nervous about that part actually, because although I can have a bossy side to my personality and character, I don't want to be the bitch that swans in barking orders at people. I have waited nearly 3 months to find the perfect full time job, and have turned down a few in my quest for self fulfilment. I want to be somewhere where I am wanted, and where I can show off my skills and abilities, and I am quite fussy, so yes, I have turned down jobs in search of my perfect job. Whether this is my perfect job or not remains to be told. I start tomorrow. :)

Now that I am finished college and the summer is over, I don't know what to be doing with myself. On my days off I usually had some assignment to finish, and that, along with seeing the boyf and going out with the girls made up most of my week. I have now turned my attention to something which I put off doing for the last 5 years, my driving test. Woopee. My driving test! The thought scares the living daylights out of me. I get nervous and agitated in awkward situations, but now that I have secured the full time job, (omg I cannot WAIT til payday), I have set my sights on buying my first car. I want a mini. A cream one. (Optimistic much?!) I am a nightmare when it comes to saving, so this will give me the motivation I need to get on it! I booked my theory test, for the second time, as I failed my first one (by 1 question!), and my parents offered driving lessons as a graduation present. Hopefully this will occupy me for the months ahead!

Speaking of jobs, the last 3 months have been hell, being broke, you know the score. I have made lists and lists (LISTS!) of potential beauty purchases, and things I just 'need' to have. Its hard being a girl really. I cant wait to get some decent skincare bits, to try to find my new Holy Grail foundation, and to purchase some Kerastase products to sort the barnet out.

I know this was a total babble, and Im sorry if you don't like these, but I just needed to let it out! We all need a bit of a babble once in a while.

Also, thank you all for your comments on my last post The Truth About Beauty Blogging, it was a controversial post and I'm actually quite relieved that so many of you share the same views that I do.

I have also added some new tabs to the top of my blog page, including a Blogs I Love tab and Things I Love tab. Check them out if you fancy a bit of reading! :)

Hope you all had a fab weekend!
Over and out.


  1. OMG that wedding cake is incredible! So much detail.. wow!

    Good luck with the job and with the driving, I'm sure both will be fine :) x

  2. I love lists too, I'm such a book worm and have a list of books that I want to read which is nearly 4 lots of A4, sadly I'm appaling at to-do lists! The cakes look amazing, and hand made blackberries?!! No way they look real!! x

  3. That cupcake is so cute. I'm a serious list maker aswel, my family make so much fun of me for it. Hope the job goes well.

    Gosh that made me count how many years i've been driving 1year provisional and 3 full license, thats so scary feels like yesterday.

  4. Congratulations on the new job Aoife! The cakes are gorgeous!

    I know what you mean about list-making - I'm the exact same - I just have to get better at actually completing them :)

    Best of luck tomorrow, have a great week!
    Laura xo

  5. I love lists and a good food blog too!

    That cupcake is just adorable :)

    Congrats on the new job and best of luck for today xx

  6. WOO LISTS! Gotta love lists. That cupcake looks incredible, the duck is such a cute touch :) Driving terrifies me as well - I'm sure you'll be fine though. Congrats on the new job love x

  7. You are MEGA talented Aoife!! I love these posts. Lets us visit inside your head a bit!! :)

  8. I'm so glad someone else makes lots of lists too!!!! I have a whole journal full of random lists I make! Congratulations on the job! :)
    Tilly M x

  9. WOO LISTS! Gotta love lists. That cupcake looks incredible, the duck is such a cute touch :) Driving terrifies me as well - I'm sure you'll be fine though. Congrats on the new job love x
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