Mix It Up & Make It Nice

Amateur baker with a passion for eating!

Mix It Up & Make It Nice: The Story

My name is Katie and I love food. I have just finished university and have spent a long time thinking, “When I get a job and my own place, I will bake and host dinner parties allll the time.” And then I thought… “Why wait? Why not start now?”

So I am – let’s get baking!!

Katie xxx


64 comments on “Mix It Up & Make It Nice: The Story

  1. Teresa
    August 22, 2012

    Just wanted to say thanks for following my blog. I hope you enjoy trying out some of the recipes and let me know how they turn out. Feel free to browse the archives, ask questions or leave comments anytime! I also have a hospitality section in my blog that tells a little bit about how I’ve entertained and hosted other couples for dinner through the years. You might want to check it out, too, since you want to bake and host dinner parties!

  2. mixitupandmakeitnice
    August 23, 2012

    Hey! Thanks for leaving a comment ๐Ÿ™‚ I will definitely have a look, as it’s my dad’s birthday soon & we are planning a party for that so it could really come in handy – thanks for the tip! Katie

  3. {Main St. Cuisine}
    September 2, 2012

    Hi Katie…just found your blog this evening and I’m so glad I did. I’m looking forward to what you’ll be sharing this month.


    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      September 6, 2012

      Thank you Allison! Have just been looking through your blog & there are so many recipes I want to try – will let you know how they go ๐Ÿ™‚
      Katie x

  4. bubblybaker
    October 10, 2012

    Hi Katie, I use to think the exact same thoughts – when I get this, or when I get that, I’ll bake for all my friends etc etc etc, but I finally said enough and decided to actually start putting words into action, and it feels great! haha! So I completely understand where you’re coming from ๐Ÿ˜›
    P.s. I looooveeee France and everything to do with France, so naturally, I am in love with your blog! haha! Looking foward to many more posts from you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      October 14, 2012

      Yup, it’s good to stop making excuses and just start cooking anyway! Thank you so much for reading! I have bookmarked a few things from your blog to bake just as soon as I have an oven again – everything looks so tasty… and super cute too ๐Ÿ™‚ Katie x

  5. Teresa
    October 14, 2012

    Thanks for liking my pumpkin butterscotch croissants with pecans and coconut. They were a hit at a huge potluck we were at today. I think you will enjoy them too.

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      October 15, 2012

      Well they do look amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ And very seasonal too – perfect for using up the jack-o’-lantern leftovers!

      • Teresa
        October 16, 2012

        Great idea.

  6. Teresa
    October 18, 2012

    Hi, Katie, Congratulations! I’ve nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blog Award. If you are interested in participating you can access the badge icon and rules for participation here: http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/10/17/very-inspiring-blog-award/

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      October 24, 2012

      Thank you so much Theresa ๐Ÿ™‚ So happy you like my blog! Sorry for not replying to this sooner – I have had a couple of visitors & haven’t been on the internet for a while *shock horror*! Will get participating in the next day or two!

      • Teresa
        October 25, 2012

        You’re welcome.

  7. Rhonda Sittig
    October 25, 2012

    So how did you end up in Bordeaux? Even on a budget, it sounds glorious!

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      November 1, 2012

      Hey! I’m currently doing a work placement in Bordeaux (only two weeks left now though) as I’ve just graduated from uni – where I studied French and German – and it seemed like the perfect opportunity! Bordeaux is a lovely city, and the surrounding area is absolutely amazing… you’ve got wine country (Bergerac, St Emilion…) and the biggest sand dune in Europe, the Dune du Pilat, just to name a few things ๐Ÿ™‚ Katie x

  8. The Savvy Sister
    November 2, 2012

    Nice blog, and you have a lot on here for it just being a few months old!

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      November 2, 2012

      Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚ I love your blog by the way, such a great story behind it & an awesome mohawk too! x

  9. fabliss
    November 3, 2012

    Katie!! Thanks for visiting my site! I am also trying to bake more…i literally just loaded my kitchen with some bakeware! So you and I are going to be on the same baking adventure! Cant wait to share our experiences ๐Ÿ˜€

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      November 3, 2012

      Oooh bakeware – I can’t wait to have my own kitchen to fill with bakeware ๐Ÿ™‚ Yay, baking adventures!!

  10. KickingBackthePebbles
    November 13, 2012

    Hi Katie!
    I have nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award! You can check it out here: http://kickingbackthepebbles.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/rookie-got-nominated/
    Feel free to not participate along if you are not in the mood (I understand how small things like that can take up valuable time in a hectic working day) but I thought it would be a good way for my readers to find their way to your beautiful posts ๐Ÿ™‚
    Take care, Athina

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      November 14, 2012

      Hi Athina ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for your nomination! It means a lot, especially as I’m new to the blogging game too! Katie x

  11. ohiocook
    November 30, 2012

    Thank you for stopping by my blog and now following it!

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  13. rabbitcancook
    December 3, 2012

    hello there, I really love your blog and I nominated you for the Liebster award. I believe participation is optional and in case if you are interested , pls check :



    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      December 3, 2012

      THANK YOU ๐Ÿ™‚ So lovely of you to nominate mixitupandmakeitnice! Congrats on your award too ๐Ÿ™‚ Katie x

  14. mmmarzipan
    December 5, 2012

    All the best to you on your baking/cooking adventures! Look forward to following! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. KickingBackthePebbles
    December 6, 2012

    Hi Katie! I have been nominated for the Sunshine & Liebster awards and wanted to pass them along! http://kickingbackthepebbles.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/awards/
    Feel free to not participate if you find it boring or difficult to โ€œcirculateโ€ or if youโ€™ve been nominated before! Still loving your blog and looking forward to your postsโ€ฆ

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      December 6, 2012

      Hello! I will definitely get on it once I get a bit of time, thank you so much for nominating me – and more importantly, congratulations to you ๐Ÿ˜€ Katie x

  16. Teresa
    December 6, 2012

    Hey, Katie, I have nominated your blog for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. If you are interested in participating you can pick up your badge and the rules for this award here: http://cantstayoutofthekitchen.com/2012/12/06/wonderful-team-member-readership-award/

  17. ninabaydoun
    December 6, 2012

    Hi, thank you for stopping by my blog, and following it. I like your bog so much. And looking forward for your new posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Shari Kelley
    December 6, 2012

    Thank you for checking out my blog and following it. I have enjoyed looking at yours and look forward to reading future posts.

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      December 11, 2012

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I look forward to reading yours too! Not sure if it’s still sunny in Arizona, but it’s cold and snowy across the pond ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Terri at Time To Be Inspired
    December 7, 2012

    Katie, thanks for following my blog. You look to be having some fun with yours and I look forward to following along. Glad to see you’ve got your snow falling! Have a great week!

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      December 7, 2012

      Hey! I was very excited to put snow on my blog – thanks for the tip ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a lovely weekend! x

  20. mmadonna1
    December 7, 2012

    Hi Katie, thanks for following my blog. Looking forward to seeing more of your baking/cooking articles. Bakers rock! Good Luck!

  21. AmyS
    December 8, 2012

    I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Check it out! http://healthyandfitforreal.com/2012/12/07/liebster-blog-award-nominations/

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      December 9, 2012

      Thank you, thank you, thank you – congrats on your award too ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you’re having a wonderful Christmas time! x

  22. mmadonna1
    December 10, 2012

    Hi Katie, hope you don’t mind but I also nominated your blog for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. If you are interested in participating you can pick up your badge and the rules for this award here: http://fitnessandfunatfifty.wordpress.com/2012/12/09/wonderful-team-member-readership-award/

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      December 10, 2012

      Wow thank you!! Of course I don’t mind – that’s so lovely of you ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Katie x

  23. Greek Products Abroad
    December 12, 2012

    Thank you so much for following my blog! I am also very huppy that you liked the (re-)post “Let’s eat the Greek Way”. It seems, like a family, we all bloggers gathering together arround food and eateries, don’t we? ๐Ÿ˜€

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      December 12, 2012

      Hi! No problem – I look forward to following your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Yup, there’s a lovely little food blogger community! Katie x

  24. greendirections
    December 13, 2012

    Thanks for the follow Katie. I will have a closer look at some of your posts because I mostly make chocolates, cakes and biscuits. (I do also make charcuterie from our pigs – a bit of strange combination of skills).

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      December 13, 2012

      Wow, yes, that is quite a random combination – although both chocolate and charcuterie are amazing ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m looking forward to reading your future posts!

  25. Deepa
    December 15, 2012

    Thaks for following my blog. I like your title, and especially this line “And then I thoughtโ€ฆ โ€œWhy wait? Why not start now?” You are right. Seize the moment! Happy blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      December 17, 2012

      True actually, I think that line applies to everything in life! Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Chef Randall
    December 17, 2012

    I have nominated you and your blog for the Sunshine Award. Please follow this link to except http://savorthefood.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/sunshine-blog-award/ .

    Chef Randall

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      December 17, 2012

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ That’s so lovely of you! And congrats on your award too! K x

  27. cupcaketravels
    December 17, 2012

    Hi and thanks for liking my blog ๐Ÿ™‚ I will definitely be checking out your recipes!

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      December 18, 2012

      No problem, I look forward to reading your blog and hearing about your travels in France ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. urbanfoodlover
    December 19, 2012

    Hey there…Thanks for stopping by and liking. I have enjoyed reading about your travels and will continue to do so.

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      December 19, 2012

      Hey ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you! Looking forward to reading about your life in Singapore ๐Ÿ˜€ Katie x

  29. scroungelady
    December 22, 2012

    I love baking as well! Thanks for visiting my blog. I look forward to checking out your recipes.

  30. Becky J.
    December 22, 2012

    Thank you for visiting AND following carefreecomposition.com. I appreciate the blog love. It’s nice to meet you!

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      December 23, 2012

      Nice to meet you too! Looking forward to following your blog ๐Ÿ™‚ Merry Christmas! x

  31. Fiona C
    December 22, 2012

    Thanks for following my blog (fionainbelize). I found yours and I’m enjoying reading it.

    • mixitupandmakeitnice
      December 23, 2012

      I look forward to following yours too – even if I’m a bit jealous of where you are in the world ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy Christmas!!

  32. Peri's Spice Ladle
    January 16, 2013

    Hi Katie, I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. There’s no obligation to accept or re-post it, this is just my way of saying ‘I enjoy reading your posts’.

    Here’s the award post link: http://perisspiceladle.com/2013/01/16/blog-of-the-year-2012-and-more-a-heartfelt-thank-you/

    Have a great year!

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  34. Athina
    January 28, 2013

    Hey Katie! I am really missing your posts! I hope all is well! Iโ€™ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. As always feel free to not participate if you do not wish to! Hoping to hear from you soon ๐Ÿ™‚

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