Our new arrival and a recipe for Pupcakes!

Kyle and I had been talking long and hard about a new baby. We definitely have our hands full with our 2 already, and a fiesty, yet loving and lazy, chonky cat. Ok he’s not really chonky….he’s just a big boy! And he’s got a LOT of fluff 🤷🏻‍♀️ He’ll be 12 this year. And our youngest child has just turned 8?! How?!!! But we felt we were finally ready to welcome a new addition.

I’m not gonna lie…the late, sleepless nights, the extremely early mornings, the pooping, the potty training. It definitely makes me think twice but I think we’re ready 😬 well we kinda don’t have a choice do we… there’s no going back now! Our baby is due ANY DAY NOW. I’m BEYOND excited, but so nervous as well. The kids can’t wait either…although I’m sure our cat will definitely have his nose out of joint. And he’ll hate me for awhile. Then he will realise that we love him more than he knows (and that comes even after cleaning up his spew and poop last night when he had a bad tummy!!and still gave him kisses and cuddles afterward 😳🙈🤢 Oh dear lord. It was awful. I got up first as I heard him spewing and Kyle pretended to be sleeping 🙄 so I cleaned it up, gave him cuddles, went back to bed and then half an hour later we heard him crying (he rarely meows) I figured he wanted fed (he’s a chonk and always hungry) so I never got up. Also…I got up for him spewing…Kyle’s turn. Right?! He meowed again, Kyle got up to see what he wanted, just to witness the cat pooping in the corner of our room! Oh my GOD the SMELL!!! I jumped out of bed opened the bedroom window as fast as I could, boobs hanging out my tank top, just trying to gulp in as much fresh air as I could. Kyles swearing and cursing the cat and gagging while cleaning. Then all I smell is disinfectant, Kyle washes up, gets back in bed and I am laughing hysterically and say to him ‘bet you wished you never ignored the spewing huh?’ Then we’re both laughing so hard, I’m surprised we never woke the kids! Aw man. Honestly I am in stitches just telling the story. Anyway I totally digress. Back to our baby!

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She’s 5 years old (not quite a baby) and we’ve rescued her from Romania. She looks like she’s a German Shepherd, Staffie Cross with 2 different coloured eyes, one amber, and one green. Her name, Nova… ‘New Star’ and it just felt serendipitous as we named our baby girl who passed ‘Star’. We already know how much she will fit in this household as we are so ready to give her the home she’s never had. We’re told she’s cuddly and so good with people, she’s been a street dog most of her life so she’s used to other animals, she’s just looking for her forever home, and we’re so humbled to offer her a new lease on life.

Isn’t she a wee beauty?! 🥰❤️

I’ve included a recipe for Pupcakes that includes unsweetened applesauce (I get mine in the baby food aisle because here in the U.K…applesauce is weird as hell and sweetened and chunky…and just wrong) Yes they’re vegan, because I don’t buy and cook meat…🤢




Before you go all crazy..no I will NOT be feeding our new baby a vegan diet. Dogs are carnivores, they need their meat, end of. The Pupcakes will be a treat every so often, especially made for her 🥰 and because I only bake with vegan ingredients. I shall too bake vegan for my animals. It’s a treat, not a meal 🥰 give them a try and let me know what they think!

I can tell she’s a kissy wee girl 🥰


The perfect treat for your fur baby! Quick, easy and a healthy wee snack.


  • 170 g Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda (Bicarbonate of Soda)
  • 120 g Unsweetened Apple Sauce If you’re in the UK, you can get this in the baby food aisle
  • 60 ml vegetable oil
  • 65 ml Water
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 120 g Carob Chips


  • In a large bowl, combine the flour and baking soda.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, applesauce, Apple cider vinegar, and water.
  • Pour the wet ingredients in to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
  • Line a muffin tin with 8 cupcake liners and divide the batter evenly. You can make mini cupcakes if you have smaller dogs.
  • Bake in an oven preheated at 160 degrees C for 10-12 minutes
  • Once the pup cakes are cooled, melt the carob chips over a double boiler, or at 10 second intervals in the microwave.
  • Spread the melted carob over the cupcakes and top with a doggy bone biscuit.



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