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Home Tour 2016

I haven’t always had a lot of space to live in. I left home when I was 17 to attend Art School in Dundee and in that time, I inhabited no less than 9 apartments. They were all shared with flatmates (then eventually Michael, when we moved in together) and varied from windowless broom cupboards to a big old draughty farmhouse room where…

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Why We Need Creative Adventures

The first entries for “Creative Adventures”, on Google are for a bunch of summer holiday camps and art classes…for kids.  There’s lantern making, weaving, painting and exploring. That (still) sounds pretty fun to me- but it really struck me that the importance of learning through play and adventure is emphasised much more when you’re little. Booking a ticket to the Alt Summit conference…

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I’m on the Blogtacular Podcast!

I’m on the Blogtacular Podcast!

I listen to Podcasts almost every day of the week. I subscribe to lots, across a really broad range of topics from creativity to business, storytelling and inspiration. I’ve attended Blogtacular in London since its launch in 2014- and every year it proves to be a super inspiring, whirlwind of weekend.  Kat announced that they’d be starting a podcast to…

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Biscuit Crafts – Oreo Christmas Pudding DIY

Biscuit Crafts – Oreo Christmas Pudding DIY

Remember a few years ago, I whipped up a batch of Tunnocks Teacake Christmas puds as an homage to one of our favourite cushion designs? They were such a hit (I think they’re actually my post pinned image on Pinterest, EVER) I’ve decided to try a little variation for 2016. What do you think of my little Oreo cookie Christmas Puddings?…

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Christmas Decor at Biscuit HQ

Christmas Decor at Biscuit HQ

It’s that time of year again. There’s a chill in the air and the fancy boxes of assorted chocolate biscuits are taking up almost a whole aisle in the supermarket. If I’m being totally honest, I ate half a chocolate orange for my lunch today, and I’ve been contemplating mulling all of our hot drinks- which means that the festive season is…

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The only pumpkin cake recipe you'll ever need

Easy Peasy Pumpkin Salted Caramel Cake

I made this cake in my vlog this week. We had a few pumpkins left over from Halloween so I decided to put them to good use! This cake is super quick to make, and full of the warming autumnal flavours that we all crave during this time of year. Enjoy! Recipe: 4.5 oz Self Raising Flour 4 oz Caster…

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Etsy Made Local Glasgow 2016

Etsy Made Local Glasgow 2016

Internet shopping is pretty great, right? You can do it in your pyjamas, whilst eating a mince pie and you don’t even need to leave your couch. BUT…if you ask me, there’s nothing quite like the festive buzz of a real-live Christmas market, and that’s why we can’t wait for Etsy Made Local in Glasgow this December 3rd! We’ll be…

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Biscuit Porridge Bowls for a camping adventure!

Biscuit Porridge Bowls for a camping adventure!

Scotland is one of the only places where wild camping (that’s pitching your tent outwith an organised campsite) is allowed. We took a trip to the east coast with some friends earlier on in the year, and got bitten hard by the camping bug (legend has it that there’s no midgies on the east…so there was no danger of any…

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Christmas Last Order Dates 2016

Christmas Last Order Dates 2016

We’re getting ready for our busiest time of year at biscuit HQ! To help you plan your festive gift shopping, here are our last order dates for Christmas shopping with us at nikkimcwilliams.com and our Etsy store.  Mark these in your diary! UK Sunday 18th December – Standard Delivery Wednesday 21st December – Royal Mail Special Delivery — INTERNATIONAL Thursday…

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Biscuit Wedding

Biscuit Wedding

I was never one of those little girls that dreamed of a fairytale wedding. Whilst going through boxes of old things recently, I found one of my childhood story books: The Tough Princess. It made me smile…and explained a lot! In the story, princess Rosamund alludes betrothal to ride bikes, shoot arrows and pretty much do whatever she damn wants! Michael…

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Purple Pansy to Coastal Mist Ombre Shed. Using Cuprinol Garden Shades

Parma Violet Ombre Dream Shed DIY

If you follow my instagram (and instagram stories now, too!) you’ll have seen a preview snap of my ombre dream shed. You’ll also know that I’m pretty partial to a spot of DIY. I have a fairly endless list of things that I’d like to make and do for our home and there’s been a lovely response to the projects…

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