Thursday, 8 December 2016

Christmas Haul 2016

Hello everyone, 
tis the season to be jolly so let's have a mini Christmas haul shall we!
(I was a little unprepared with prices, so apologies!)
But, most things range from £1-£5 :)



First up is this cute little springy santa headband!
(originally bought for the photoshoot)
I'm pretty sure these were £1-£2 from Primark.


Second, is this icicle fringe from the range,
I don't have the price for this, but defiantly £1 or under (sorry)
I've put some along the bottom of my tv and along the dvd cupboard.



Third up is this cute mini set of 3 trees.
These were £1 from Tiger.



Fourth, are these lights in the shape of snowflakes and christmas trees, also from Tiger.
£2 each!


The fifth is defiantly my favourite!
A super cute baby tree in a snow jar, Tiger £1.



These two colour changing trees were up next from Tiger at £3 each.
 (I think!)


Mini glitter penguins £1 (each) from Tiger.


Big penguin, Tiger £1 (also comes in blue)


I don't even know what you call this? 
All I know is it makes your tree look lovely and full!
From the range...I also don't know the price.


Gingerbread men and women x2 of each, 
Tiger £2.



Last up, two make your own christmas tree, tree decoration,
Tiger £1 each (we are yet to make these still)

Phew, I didn't think i had that much till i wrote this post!
I hope you enjoyed my Christmas haul and thank you as always for taking the time to read my posts :)

Check out this video here..


Until next time, 
take care xo
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Friday, 2 December 2016

NOVEMBER FAVOURITES

Hi guys, welcome to my fist ever favourites post!
I did originally plan to do one for October but got so behind I didn't have time sadly, but without further ado I give you my November favourites :)






I have no idea why the candle comes up red! It is 100% grey in Tesco stores, strange.



Thanks for checking out my November favourites, I'd love to know what YOUR November favourites are :)
Take care xo

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Friday, 18 November 2016

Feed Me Friday | First One!

Hello everyone, 
welcome to my first ever 'feed me Friday' 
I'm really excited to be starting up these type of blogs/vlogs up. Yup that's right there is also a YouTube video to go with this blog post :)
I've been inspired by the beautiful Anna Saccone and her 'what I ate Wednesdays' but I've put my own spin on it, just by changing it to a Friday lol. (mine are probably way less healthy compared to Annas tho!)
I'm also hoping this will help keep me in check for regular meals and less sneaky snacking!
Anyway, without further ado I give you my breakfast!
So for breakfast I had,
two large tesco free range eggs, scrambled on one slice of kingsmill 50/50 bread toasted, buttered with flora light, a tesco mocha sachet with added carte noire espresso coffee.


And I usually have breakfast after I've done the school run, I'm not a fan of rushing down a breaky.

 For lunch I had,
a tesco cinamon & rasin bagel sliced, buttered with flora light spread, a pink lady apple, satsuma, water, carte noire coffee with two sweeteners & skimmed milk and a wildlife choob raspberry yogurt (one of the kids.)



This was quite a big lunch for me, I actually ended up leaving the satsuma I felt like I was going to POP!

For a snack I have had,
some of my treat box, a coffee two sweeteners & skimmed milk and a cheeky pitch brioche roll (it was filled with chocolate)

Dinner which is made for both me and Matt was,
two chicken breasts, diced, seasoning in a bag Maggi So Juicy - Mixed Herbs, with rice Tilda - Brazilian Samba with mayo on top, yum.



This is one of our favourite dinners, its easy to make and is super tasty!
I then headed off to a new free fit club in the evening with my friend to burn some off, yeah!
...and then Matt wen out and got Ben & Jerrys, say no more.

As you can see my diet isn't great at all, but I'm not trying to be fancy or impress anyone. Guess you could say I'm giving you a 'don't always have to be healthy' point of view diet. I am usually pretty (very) strict with portion size when it comes to breakfast/lunch/dinner tho.
Here's the vlog!

I hope you enjoyed this blog/vlog, don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel for more!

Until next time, 
take care xo



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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

#EatYourTreats | Treat Box!

Hey guys!
Let me tell you about this new little TREAT box I'm getting!



SO, it's like a graze box, BUT with sweets! Sweets?! I know right! How super amazing is that!
Well, probably not the best option as it's in no way healthy, but who says you can't have a treat every now and then. And as I'm a serious sweet treat abuser, I thought this would be a great way to moderate my sweet addiction. It's a no brainer if you ask me.

So, how does it work? 
Well it's a weekly or fortnightly subscription costing £3.99 inc postage (first one is FREE, yay!) you also get to pick the day you wish to have it delivered, although for my first one I did select Tuesday, but it came on the Wednesday. 
I was actually out all day Tuesday so that was quite handy, I've gone for the fortnightly subscription so we will see if it arrives on time in two weeks :)
They do give you the option to pause your subscription/delivery, say if you go on holiday or want a little break from the goodies, although who would ever want a break from sweets right!

What do you get? 
You get FOUR different selections of sweets and chocolates.
In my first box I received;
chocolate ice-creams (one of my favourites!)



classic gummy red & white hearts



sour gummy mix



and marshmallows.




So far so good, I LOVE all these sweets so this box has been a winner, yay! I'm already super excited for my next one.




They also run a cool little competition on their instagram page. If you share a picture of your treat box with the hashtag 'EatYourTreats' you could WIN a free one!! 



If you are thinking of ordering you own one (I would recommend) their website is Treats Direct.
Let me know if you do, I want to know what you get in yours!

Wish me luck on a more moderated sweet diet, haha!
Take care, don't forget to check out my DAILY VLOG where it's sure to be featured!
xo



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Monday, 7 November 2016

Visit to Farmyard Funworld!

Hey guys, as always its been a while, whoops!

Back in October half-term we visited a local farm with a soft play area, Farmyard Funworld
It's located in Bushey and it is a lovely little place for the kids, and isn't too expensive. 
I'm sure all parents will agree thats a major bonus ;)
You can buy a combined ticket for the both, or individual, so no pressure that you have to do both.

The soft play can get REALLY busy, but don't they all?
 We actually went to the soft play first so we missed the mad rush, everyone came piling in just as we left for the farm, result!
 The soft play building also has a nice cafe area, hot food, coffee, cold drinks, the lot! And it's good quality!

We the visited the farm second and it had changed quite a bit since the last time we visited. 
They seem to be extending it for all the lovely animals they look after there, which is amazing!
They had sheep, which we'd never seen before, goats, loads of different kinds birds, geese, ducks, peacocks, the CUTEST (and BIGGEST) of bunnies and pigs! (I'm sure I've probably missed someone out!)
So there was lots to see :)
Harley really quite enjoyed seeing the sheep, I'm sure he was trying to talk to them, haha!

But, all in all it was a lovely day out for everyone.
Of course there is a Daily Vlog for our day out, be sure to click the link and check it out!





Thanks for taking the time to read, 
stay well :) xo
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Monday, 24 October 2016

Photoshoot time!

Hi everyone, how are we all? Good I hope :)

It's that time of year where I make a start on the family calendar using themed photos of the kids.
I recently went 'photoshoot haul shopping' for the outfits, click >HERE< to check that all out. 
I have also ordered some bits off eBay to try putting my own outfit together (slightly nervous it won't be as good as in my head) SO once all that is here, it's coming from China, I can make a start. Although I will probably start before because I'm suuuuuper excited :)

Here is last years calendar shoot, all taken at home. The first two I didn't have my lights, hence why it's a bit, well, dark lol.
Enjoy!













Thanks again for taking the time, don't forget to check out our daily vlog
take care xo









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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Tanya Bakes - Chocolate Honeycomb Caramel Cupcakes

Hey guys, hope you are all well :)
Apologies for the slowness of getting this post up, I haven't quite grasped regular blog postings. (will get there one day!)

Incase you haven't already guessed this is a baking post, a recipe from Tanya Bakes to be precise! It's the chocolate honeycomb caramel cupcake one, and let me tell you now, these were suuuuuuper tasty. 
Normally I'm a little skeptical following new recipes (cake ones especially) but these tasted JUST how cupcakes should, moist and delicious, yummy.




  I lined silver and gold cases in a muffin tin, and I doubled them up because it looked like they were in the picture (I still don't know why you'd do this?)


 Creaming together the butter and sugar.


 One change I did make was using caramel flavour instead of vanilla extract. 
(I'd run out)





 I've read plenty of times that an ice-cream scoop is PERFECT for getting even amounts into a cupcake case, it worked well for me!



Now at this point I was very skeptical of how much you needed to make the icing (all of the above, NO leftovers!) 


As you can see, quite a lot left over, but of course it can be stored in the fridge.


Cooled down and ready to ice!



The aftermath of Crunchie smashing!


And here we have the end result. 


(ran out of silver and gold cases)


I was VERY happy with the end result, and as I've said they did not disappoint, of course they didn't last long either!
Everyone loved them in our house, the icing was tasty and sweet with no sign of sickliness!

I originally baked these for national cupcake week, which is a while ago now, whoops! But I can't wait to bake something else from Tanyas book now!

Be sure to check out my YouTube channel for daily vlogs.
Take care xo
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