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Have You Met Daphne? {Daphne's Diary Number 1 - 2013}

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I've discovered the best magazine.  Ever.  It's called Daphne's Diary, and I'd like to share the first volume available here in the U.S.

The magazine is written as if it's diary written by a wife and mother of two. Entries include slices of family life, recipes, dreamy interiors, travels/field trips, unique artists and their art, gardens, and shopping.  Here are a few of the features that I love from this first issue:

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Festive Dining for the Birds:
How To Make Tasty Fat Cakes for Our Feathered Friends

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A Greenhouse in Your Garden
I share this dream with Daphne: I would love to have a greenhouse!

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A Cottage by the Sea

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The recipes in Daphne's Diary are lovely!
 It's very similar to Prince William's groom's cake from his wedding.

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The magazine has pretty recipe cards in it.  I put this one for Malteser Cake in Shanley's recipe SMASH book as well the following one for pansie crêpes.

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I used clips for the recipes so Shanley can remove them from the book and use them.

I love the many crafts in Daphne's Diary.  

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There were four passport photo holders in the first issue.  I placed one of Shelley's school photos in this one.  The cover has a pretty angel on it.

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Look at the pretty wrapping paper.  I wrapped a prize for Shelley's lunch box.

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Look at the adorable gift tags!

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I made a buttoned-up envelope to hold them.

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I made a little book of gnomes.  :D

Other features include:  vintage caravans (or campers), Feenwald Teddy Bears, adorable canning labels, and a cork memo board just to name a few.

I enjoyed Daphne's Diary so much, that I'm only renewing one magazine subscription this year because it's a bit pricy.  {but oh! so worth it!}

Have you read Daphne's Diary yet?  I'll share the second issue with you in a few days.  Stay tuned!

Until next time…

Ricki Jill


  1. it looks pretty and interesting, thanks for sharing

  2. What a treat of magazine. I'll have to seek it out. Hope that Shelley is feeling better now.

  3. Oh my goodness! That looks like such a wonderful magazine. I've never seen it before. Do you have to purchase online?
    I might need the recipe to the malteser cake. It's my favorite British candy.

  4. I've looked at it online and 'wished' for it! I know it is lovely and I'm so glad you shared some photos of the pages! Sweet hugs!

  5. I've never heart of Daphne's Diary, but it looks lovely!

  6. I did see it the other day at the book shop, I flipped through it and it looks cute and full of ideas if you have time, but I don't have that kind of time anymore and looking at it makes me feel rushed. Weird huh?

  7. It looks interesting. Thanks for sharing it, because I had not heard of it before.

  8. Yes! I have the magazine. Someone on FB had the same reaction as you before the holidays and I ran out and bought it. I didn't do anything with it like you but I will now! Thanks for sharing this RJ!

  9. I am overwhelmed at the joy of it all! I want one!

  10. Oh, this is so exciting, I just love magazines! This looks fabulous, where do I find it?! I need to check it out. Hope your year is off to a great start.

  11. I am going to look for Daphne's Diary as soon as I hit publish on this comment.

  12. Thank you for introducing me to this new magazine!

  13. I think this magazine could be called Ricki's diary! It is totally you!

  14. Have never seen this. It looks lovely... Thank you for sharing your find, with us.


  15. Great when you find a magazine that you really look forward to and is full of inspiration!

  16. What a sweet magazine! Thanks for sharing it with us Ricki.

  17. What a fun magazine. Almost like Victoria but with more crafts and things.

  18. I lové this new magazine, it is really refreshingly inspiring.
    Looking forward to what the next issue will be all about.

    Thank you for the posting encouraging beautiful art.


  19. Ok I am in a different country so I don't know if I will be able to get it, I do think it sounds pretty interesting

  20. spotted Daphne's Diary at Chapters and thought it was fantastic!

  21. I'm not familiar with Daphne's Diary RJ! I would love it looking at the highlights! Love those suet/fat cakes :)

  22. Ricki Jill,
    That malteser cake looks so delicious. Daphne's Diary sounds so delightful. Interiors, travels, gardens, and shopping.......just a few of our favorite things. Sounds like a good one.


  23. I bought the first UK issue, excellent. Missed second one but third is out this week so will be looking for it. It is so nice you feel like should buy 2 so one can be kept intact.
    Carol xx

  24. That is the most precious little magazine ever! I will have to check it out, thanks for the share!


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