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Sunday, 29 June 2014

100 Happy Days - Day 57...

Day 57.

Today I did some baking with Georges brothers and loved it so much. It's nice to have someone to bake with as I tend to do it by myself in Leicester. We made some Chocolate Chip Biscuits and Cookie Dough Buns!
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Quotes I Love...

I am obsessed with Pinterest at the moment and just love pinning a load of quotes! These are a few of my favourites, I need to take note of them.
If you've got Pinterest, leave your link in the comments so I can follow you!

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Friday, 27 June 2014

100 Happy Days - Day 56...

Day 56.

Tonight we had such an amazing tea. We had chilli with rice, chips, garlic bread and cheese sauce. It was incredible, I'm gonna try and recreate it myself when we're back in Leicester!
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Celebrity Gossip #1

As I am such a huge fan of all things celebrity I have decided to start doing a weekly gossip post. One thing that I will never give up is magazines. I get at least one a week, I just love reading about all the celebs and what they've been upto. I can really relax and zone out for a while when i'm reading them and browsing the beauty/fashion pages! The magazines I normally get are OK, Star and New. I'm going to pick one story from each magazine, summarise and state my opinion/view on it. I understand some people might think differently to me or might not agree with some of the things I say but that really is fine, I do have quiet a strong opinion on certain topics but feel free to comment! 

OK! Magazine - Cheryl's X Factor Comeback.
Cheryl Cole is now officially back on the X Factor panel with Simon Cowell, Mel B and Louis Walsh. When Simon revealed he was returning I think it was obvious Cheryl would be too. I do think that the years they were both on it with Louis and Dannii Minogue were the best, that was the best panel. Since then, I don't think they've really had anyone who everyone has wanted to tune in for and I don't think anyone has had the chemistry and fun that they all had. I am really not impressed with this years panel, Louis? hes a manager and has that sort of experience but seriously all he seems to do is say the same phrases over and over again, every single year and it gets a bit boring. That said though, I don't think X Factor would be the same without him. Mel B was a Spice Girl, I loved them when I was about 5 but when did she last release any sort of music? I really think if you are going to get 'popstars' to be on the panel, they need to be relevant. Actually out releasing good music now. Cheryl Cole? It seems to me like she is only doing this because she has a new album out around the time the live shows will be on. The albums she released while she was on the X Factor last time did better than the one she released when she had left the panel. I suppose who can blame her if she is getting paid millions and knows her music will probably go straight to number 1 after promoting it on the show. I really want to say that I won't watch this years show but I am sure I will, I just can't see it being as good as previous years. Theres no Gary Barlow this year, so already the shows going downhill. 

Also in this weeks OK! Magazine was an interview with Melanie Sykes. Seriously why is this woman still allowed to be on TV and in magazines? A few months ago it was reported that she attacked her new husband and was arrested. I know not everything we read is the truth but I think there was enough coverage and basically confirmation from her now ex husband to believe it. I just think if it was a man who had done this and been arrested is there any way he'd have been allowed to have carry on with his career like this? No way.  

Star Magazine - Katie Price. 
Katie Price is in the papers every single week, there always seems to be some sort of drama in her life but I do feel sorry for her. I really didn't like her for a long time, I was Team Pete all the way but recently I have started to warm to her. She seems like such a good mum and no one can fault her for that. She brought Harvey up alone, who is disabled and that would be hard for any person, she's been through a few divorces (I think it is 2?) had a traumatic birth with Jett last year and now she is pregnant again to a man who had been having an affair with her best friend. You have to feel bad for her, no matter what you think, no one deserves some of the things she has gone through. I really think she was silly to marry Kieran so quickly but I think a lot of people thought she really had found the right person this time and after the arrival of their son Jett, they did seem like a happy family. Then, as soon as she discovered she was pregnant again, she was already 6 months gone and then came the news that he had been cheating on her, not just with anyone, her closest friend. Any woman who can do that to their friend is disgusting and i'm really not sure how I would manage to hold it in if someone did that to me. Kieran is just as bad too, why do men cheat? Seriously, if you are not happy just leave! The same goes to women who cheat too. I think it is ridiculous and hopefully she'll manage to get through this pregnancy ok and deliver a healthy baby. Hopefully if she takes him back he will learn from what he has done and be a good husband in the future! 

New Magazine - Lauren Goodger.
I really do love TOWIE and have done since the beginning, when Lauren and Mark Wright were both on it. Lauren left a few years ago now and yet it still seems to be all she talks about! In New Magazine this week there is an interview with her and for like the third or fourth week in a row she is mentioning Mark and Michelle Keegan and TOWIE. She says she has moved on and is over him yet she is still talking about him and his relationship. Lauren is talking about the type of TV roles Michelle may do now she has left Coronation Street and the things that Mark won't like her doing. Is it really any of Lauren's business? I think it is stupid that she is making a living and 'career' for herself by talking about these things in interviews all the time, move on! 

I'm sure most weeks there will be stories about all of these people because they are so popular but I will do my best to choose different stories each week to talk about!

What do you think to this weeks gossip?

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June Degustabox...

This is something I look forward to every month. I think it was only our first month that I wasn't too impressed with the box but since then every single one has been great. I love that you have no idea what's in the box and every month there's new things that aren't even in the shop yet! 
1. Alpha Bites - I was really excited to see these as I'd seen them a few times on Vlogs on Youtube and they looked really nice. They have no artificial colours or flavours, sugar or salt and they are high in fibre. I tried these today and they just reminded me of cheerios! I didn't feel great this morning so I didn't have many at all but I am sure I will be having these again, it is a huge box! 

2. Strawberry Lambrini - I was so excited to see this as I just love lambrini. Classy I know. I haven't tried the strawberry flavour before but it looks really nice. 

3. Elizabeth Shaw Amaretto Flutes - I think it was last month we got the Dark Chocolate Flutes which I really liked but I'm really not too bothered about these ones. George really liked them though and they are now all gone! 

4. Urban Fruit Strawberry - We received the Strawberry flavour, though you can also get Pineapple and Mango. I think I'd have enjoyed any flavour! These include fruit that has been gently baked and it was actually really nice. These are great if you're on the go and need something in your bag to snack on. 

5. Veetee Wholegrain Brown Rice - I love rice and could have it with so many things so I was really happy this was in the box. I wouldn't normally have brown rice, even though I know it is healthier, but I really enjoyed this. I would definitely buy it again. 

6. Be Fast Breakfast - There was a strawberry and a Banana flavour in our box and it was George who tried them as I didn't think i'd like them. He liked them and they're great if you are in a hurry. 

7. Estrella Damm - This is definitely something George will drink, I wasn't expecting this at all and I think the retail price is quite high so I'm very happy we got this. 

8. Dr Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Grinder - I am so happy that for 3 boxes in a row (I think) there has been some baking items! Baking is my absolute favourite thing to do so I am very pleased that they seem to be adding a baking product. I can't wait to use this as it isn't something I would normally buy. 

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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Summer Nightwear Wishlist...

I don't know about anybody else but pyjamas are something I just love to buy when I go out clothes shopping. Most of the time I don't need them but no matter where I go, I always find something that catches my eye, slippers, bed socks, vests, cute pyjamas bottoms, basically any nightwear you can think of! I just love it when I can get home, have a nice shower, get into my fresh new pyjamas and relax on the settee watching TV, in winter this is heaven for me! During summer nights we don't want to be too hot in our winter PJ's, it is now the time for pretty nightdresses and shorts! Unfortunately at the moment I'd need to have a serious clear out before I bought anymore because there are just too many pairs in my wardrobe, I literally do not have room for anymore clothes! I can still look though.
Tesco - Disney Mickey Mouse Print Onesie £12 - I think this is really cute and great for wearing when the weather is warm. 

Next - Snuggle Mules £8 - These are fluffy slippers so may not be appropriate for all summer but these are really good for when it is still a bit chilly during the day and night. They're a lovely colour too. I could do with some of these myself right now! 

BHS - Cream Multi Feather Print Dressing Gown £25 - I had a dressing gown similar to this with the satin material and it was perfect for warm nights. There is nothing I love more in winter than snuggling in my thick dressing gown but you really don't need that during the summer. Something like this is perfect and a pretty design too.  

New Look- Blue and White Floral Print Pyjamas £9.99 - I have had my eye on these for ages and I am dying to get some! I just love the colour and print on them as it is a little different to the ones I already have and I think it is just a nice, girly pair of pyjamas. I really need these! 
New Look - White Floral Print Pyjamas £9.99 - These are the same as the previous New Look Pyjamas but a different colour and print. I think both pairs are lovely and I would love to get my hands on some of these too. I think they are such a great price too. 

BHS - 2 Pack Short Chemise £16 - Nightdresses are great for hot nights and really good to take on holiday with you! In the pack you get a printed one and a plain one, I think this is really pretty. 

Next - Cuffed Fleece Bottoms £15 - Like the slippers, these are great for when it is still a little bit cold at night. I have had similar ones like this before and I really loved them, these look so soft and comfy! 

Do you like anything on this wishlist?

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100 Happy Days - Day 55...

Day 55.

Something that has made me happy today is this months Degustabox arriving. So impressed again. 
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100 Happy Days - Day 54...

Day 54. 

I shouldn't have but I have ordered some things from MUA. I've always worn makeup but at the moment I am really interested in applying it properly (because I probably don't at the moment) and finding the best brands and new products out there. Since I started blogging I have found so many other bloggers and people on Youtube and I am really loving their beauty hauls and tutorials. 
Matte Lipstick Peachy Keen £1, Blusher and Contouring Brush £3, Primer £4, Blusher Shade 2 £1, £1 Nail Polish - I got it in Pistachio Ice Cream Colour but I couldn't get the picture to save! 

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Top 10 Holiday Destinations...

Going abroad with George is something I just can't wait for! I've been abroad quite a few times with my family but in the 3 years we have been together we have never properly been away anywhere! I think we've been on a few days trips but apart from that we've just stuck to places in either Sheffield or Leicester. I haven't been on holiday since 2011 so I am really getting desperate now to get away, hopefully by next year we will have some sort of money to be able to go somewhere together, even just for a few days would be nice. I recently saw the Top 10 Holiday Destinations on a website called 101 Holidays and I have to say, I would love to go to most of the places on the list! 

1. Spain - This is one of the most popular holiday destinations and this is very likely to be the place we go on our first holiday as a couple as it is just a lot cheaper than many other places. I have been to Menorca, Ibiza and Benidorm with my family so I would be happy to go to any of these places again. 

2. France - I have never been to France and this is definitely on my list of places to go. It is one of my dreams to go to Paris one day and to see the Eiffel Tower. I'd love to go the Lovelock Bridge in Paris aswell. 

3. Greece - This is where I went with my family in 2011 and it was such a nice place. It was the first time we had been and me and George will definitely go together one day. 
4. USA - George has been to America before and he has promised he will take me one day so I am hoping that he sticks to that! There are so many different places to go in America,we'd need to do so many separate trips or stay for a good few months! New York is the place I want to go first, without a doubt. It looks so amazing, I would be happy to go at anytime in the year but it looks very romantic at christmas time when it is snowing! 

5. Great Britain - Obviously this is where I live but I haven't been to that many places. I lived in Newcastle for a few years when I was a baby, but after that I lived in Sheffield until I was 18. I'm now in Leicester but who knows where we could end up one day? I do like going on holiday in GB and I know I've been to a few places with my family but I really can't remember where though! I would like to go to Cornwall one day as I've never been and it looks like a lovely place. 

6. Italy - Venice is the place I probably want to go to the most. I see so many amazing, beautiful pictures all the time and I just wish I was there. I really really really want to go on a Gondola aswell one day while we are there. We will go one day, for definite. Rome also looks like somewhere I'd really enjoy too. The Colosseum would be great to see. 
7. Turkey - This isn't somewhere that has ever really appealed to me. I'm not sure, I just haven't considered it as somewhere I'd like to go one day but I'm sure it is a nice place and I know people who have had great holidays there. 

8. Egypt - Again, this isn't somewhere I have ever wanted to go. I think because of some the bad things that have been in the press, it has put me off and it hasn't been somewhere that my family have ever took me or considered. 

9. Croatia - Some of the pictures I have seen online of Croatia look really nice and it looks like it would be a really interesting place to visit. 

10. Thailand - Like Egypt and Turkey, I haven't ever considered this as a place for a holiday for us. I think we are definitely more suited towards a holiday in a place like Spain! 
Where would you like to go one day? Have you been to any of the places on this list?

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Travelling From Leicester To Sheffield...

I love travelling, going on a train, plane, bus, whatever it might be. I just love it. I love being able to relax for a while and just sit and think. When we travel back to Sheffield we get the train and this is one of the things I look forward to the most. I always look forward to going on trains, is that sad? I just really enjoy seeing everything that we go past on the way. I always seem to see new things every time aswell and most of the time it feels like a completely different journey because nothing ever looks the same as it did last time. This is something I really enjoy about travelling when we go somewhere different. I mean, this isn't often at all! But on the odd occasion that we might go away or travel with family in the car, that really is a time to look at everything we go past and see new things. Most people probably don't get as much enjoyment out of this as me but I love going past places I've never seen before or didn't realise were there, shops, restaurants, cafes, parks, all sorts of things. Sitting with the radio on or with headphones in, literally watching the world go by is one of my favourite things. Yesterday while George was sleeping on the way (as usual) I put my headphones in, read a few magazines and just relaxed looking out of the window.

Something I really like when we come back to Sheffield is going to places we don't have in Leicester! Even though we really wanted to move and are so glad we did, there are definitely things we miss. We see it as a little holiday when we travel back because we don't get to come back often due to George being at uni and our money situation at the moment so when we do we really take advantage of all the things we've been missing. Even though places in Leicester aren't actually that far away and are in walking distance, in Sheffield we just seem so much closer to everything even if we actually arent! 

I'm really looking forward to going to the shopping centre here, Meadowhall, because it has been agessss since we last went. We do have a shopping centre in Leicester, called Highcross, but to me that is a lot smaller than Meadowhall. There are also shops like B&M and Home Bargains in Sheffield which are just cheap shops but they both sell food and home decor items for so little compared to other places! I need to go! I really didn't expect to miss some of the things that I do!

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100 Happy Days - Day 53

Day 53.

We've arrived in Sheffield! Our train was delayed and it was the first time it's happened to us but it was only about 15/20 minutes which isn't too bad and apart from that their wasn't any problems. So glad to be back for a bit!

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Monday, 23 June 2014

100 Happy Days - Day 52...

Day 52. 

I mentioned a few days ago that we're all sorted and packed for going back to Sheffield now and I just can't wait for it. I love living in Leicester but its always nice to go back for a bit and to see family.

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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Simply Cook Review...

A few weeks ago I was sent a recipe kit to try out and review from the people at Simply Cook.  Simply Cook are a company who are trying to introduce people to new meals and fresh ideas. By using one of their recipe kits you can try new foods you might never have thought of before. They want your meals to taste delicious and with one of the kits they can! The meals are quick and easy to make so you don't need loads of time to spare either. You can choose between a Discovery Box or a Gluten Free Box. Each box contains 4 easy to follow recipes and 4 ingredient kits. 

The box I was sent had recipes for Pork Cassoulet, Malaysian Laksa, Grilled Halloumi Salad and Jambalaya. 

We made the Jambalaya first which turned out really well, it tasted great and we'll definitely make it again. For this recipe the kit included, Cajun Seasoning, Jambalaya Paste and Garlic Paste. I was impressed with all of these as they were strong enough to add flavour but not too strong so that it overpowers anything. 
Next we made the Pork Cassoulet. I was really excited to try this as it looked really different from anything we'd made before. In the kit for this recipe was Chorizo Spice Paste, Chipotle Rub and Garlic Paste. We love pork chops so there wasn't much chance of us not liking this meal! The garlic paste and chipotle rub really made the pork chops taste different to how they usually are and you could definitely notice the seasoning. The Chorizo spice paste was mixed with Haricot Beans and Passata. This was really just like baked beans but a bit posher! At least it isn't too different to what you're used to though and with the beans it is a great way of introducing children to new foods without them really realising. Our picture doesn't do it justice and it doesn't really look like it should compared to the one on the website but it is the taste that matters! 
We've still got two other meals to make with this kit which I can't wait for! The Halloumi Salad sounds amazing. I would definitely recommend these kits by Simply Cook, they are a great way of introducing new foods and flavours to yourself and your family. It is £5 for your first box and after that they are £10 per month.  

What do you think to Simply Cook?

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Homemade Bread Recipe...

I said yesterday that I had made some bread and it turned out really well so I had to do a recipe post on it. It was so nice warm with butter on and I can't wait to make it again already!
Ingredients:
500g Strong White Flour
1 1/2 tsp salt 
1 tsp granulated sugar
15g soft butter
1 sachet of fast action yeast or 2 tsps (7g)
300ml lukewarm water

Method:
1. Pre-heat oven to 230 degrees
2. Add flour and salt to a bowl, stir in sugar and yeast
3. Rub in the butter and then add enough lukewarm water to form a dough
4. Lightly flour a surface then knead the dough for about 10 minutes
5. Shape the dough and place in a tin (I used a loaf tin)
6. Cover and leave to rise, it should double in size. This takes about 45 minutes
7. Bake loaf for 15 minutes then turn down the heat to 200 degrees and bake for a further 20 minutes
8. Turn out and cool on a wire rack

Let me know if you give this a go one day, it was so nice!

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Saturday, 21 June 2014

100 Happy Days - Day 51...

Day 51. 

Today I made some bread for the first time and it was delicious! I've never attempted it before as I just thought it would go so wrong but lukily it didn't. A recipe will be up tomorrow!

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Next Homeware Wishlist...

I've been looking on Next a lot recently as I am a big fan of their homeware stuff. They have so much pretty stuff and I just want it all. I wanted to do a little wishlist but it may end up being huge! Honestly, if you haven't already, go check out some of the stuff they have at the moment, it's all gorgeous!
Ceramic Bird Jug £12 - I can really imagine having two of these next to a fireplace with big bunches of flowers! I really like these as they are a little different to anything else we already have.

Heart Knife Block £34 - Something like this would look great on the kitchen side in our flat and I love the colour and shape. 

Metal Candle Tray £20 - Candles are just one of my favourite things and one of these would hold quite a few little tealights. It would look so pretty at night. Again something that would look great near/on a fireplace I think. 

Leafy Heart Wool Rug £110 - The next big thing for the flat that I would love to get is a rug for the centre. I would much prefer to have a carpet but all of the flat has wooden flooring so I would really like one of these. 

Paradise Floral Print Bed Set £22-55 - This is something a bit different to the bedding sets we already have but that is why I like it! A pop of colour would really brighten the place up and I love the pattern. 
Stand Mixer £99 - One of these will always be in my Home Wishlists as I want one so much! Baking is my favourite thing to do and I do it as much as I can, every baker needs one of these! You can get it in cream or black but I think i'd choose the cream. Only £99 which is a great price for a mixer. 

Set of 2 Crotchet Paperweave Boxes £20 - We could always do with these as we have so much stuff and there is nowhere to put it! I'd love some like this in our bathroom to store all of our toiletries. A really pretty colour too. 

Large Heart Chopping Board £10 - A chopping board like this would look really good on our kitchen side! 
You, Me and The Sea Water Bottle £6 - I just think this is really nice to put drinks in for the summer!

Set of 2 Home Mugs £8 - These are just really pretty and would match our kitchen. I love things with quotes and phrases on too. 

Floral Laundry Bag £15 - We are in desperate need of a new laundry bag! Well, I say that, we can live with the one we have but I just want a really pretty one like this! 

Set of 4 Tumblers £16, Set of 4 Wine Glasses £16, Set of 4 Sundae Dishes £24 - I love all of these! I would like them all for my kitchen but the wine glasses are probably my favourite. 

Fine Sparkle Rug £45-230 - This is another rug I would really like for the living room area. It looks so soft and fluffy which would be so nice for your feet! 

I wish I could buy everything! Do you like anything on this wishlist?

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100 Happy Days - Day 50...

Day 50.

Today I tried a new recipe from our Simply Cook box and it went really well! I love trying new things and I'm so glad it went okay. We're all packed to go back to Sheffield now on Monday which I'm really looking forward too!

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Friday, 20 June 2014

My Hopes For The Future...

All I really want in life is to be a mum. I've wanted it for so long and even though I'm still so young, if it was to happen now I would be ready. I've never really been a career person and for me the dream has always been to have a family and being a stay at home mum. It might never happen but really its all I want.
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A Few Thoughts On My Blog...

I was looking back on some of my blog posts earlier and even though they may not be amazing, and I may not have a load of followers, I feel so proud of everything I've achieved so far! Blogging has become such a big part of my life and I love taking time out each day to write a post or catch up on other peoples blogs. I feel like this is a place where I can write about whats going on in my life and even if no one is reading it, it helps me because I can say everything I want to say and get it off my chest. It makes me feel so much better. I really do appreciate anyone that does view or follow my blog, I'm happy that what I do does interest some people! I hope you'll all carry on reading over the years (because I really do intend on doing this for a long long time) and carry on enjoying what I'm doing. I can't imagine not having a blog now!
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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Chocolate Chip Shortbread Biscuits...

Todays post is a little recipe for some amazing Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies. I found the recipe for these a while ago and I thought they looked so easy to make and quick too. I added in a few other bits to make them more my own and I also only had Aero Chocolate in rather than chocolate chips so thats what I ended up using but they went so well!
Ingredients.
175g Butter
85g Caster Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Essence
100g of Chocolate chips or any chocolate broken into little pieces
225g Plain Flour

Method.
1. Place the Caster Sugar, Butter and Vanilla Essence into a bowl and cream together until soft
2. Once combined, add the flour and chocolate and mix
3. Use hands to start bringing it all together then tip out onto a surface
4. Form into a dough and roll out into a sausage shape. If it is too soft, put in the fridge to harden for about half an hour
5. Cut into pieces and place on a large baking tray
6. Put into a 180 degrees oven for 10 minutes

Thats all their is to it, so simple and quick but taste delicious! I think this will become my new go to recipe for biscuits as most of the time they never turn out this good!

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100 Happy Days - Day 49...

Day 49.

Something that has made me happy today is doing some baking! I made some incredible cookies and they'll be a post on them soon so look out for that.
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100 Happy Days - Day 48...

Day 48.

Me and George had a disagreement today, but made up when he fell off the settee and banged his knee. I'm pretty sure he did it on purpose to stop the argument but oh well, it worked. Then we made tea together and have just sat in bed watching YouTube videos :)

This was written by George!

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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Top 5 Songs #2

I've been loving loads of different music recently so I wanted to do another one of my Top 5 Songs posts. This time there is something from Ed Sheeran, 5 Seconds of Summer and a few more!
1. Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
2. 5 Seconds of Summer - Don't Stop
3. The Vamps - Somebody To You
4. Cheryl - Crazy, Stupid Love
5. Cher Lloyd - Sirens

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Festival Fashion Wishlist...

It's that time of year where the summer is really upon us and the festivals are starting! Glastonbury, Wireless, T in the Park and loads more are all kicking off soon and obviously you're going to need some new clothes for the occasion. Luckily Next, Boohoo, ASOS and SimplyBe have some gorgeous items in at the moment to accommodate different body shapes and styles, I think they're all gorgeous.
Asos Maxi Dress £28, Asos Por Favour Vest £16, Asos Firestorm Leather Sandals £25, Boohoo Aztec Print Playsuit £15, Boohoo Gladiator Sandals £20. 
Boohoo Ruffle Frill Jumpsuit £25, Next Lift, Slim and Shape Shorts £28, SimplyBe Printed Doll Dress £49.
Asos Lightweight Rain Parka £50, SimplyBe Oriental Print Cami £18, Asos Vintage Kimono £50.
Next Dragonfly Kimono £26, Next Suede Fringe Duffle Bag £50. 
Next Floral Rucksack £22, Next Vintage Relaxed Skinny Jeans £26.

I wish I could buy all of this for myself to be honest! I love it all. 

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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

100 Happy Days - Day 47...

Day 47.

Naps. Everybody loves naps. Thats all there really is to say about today!

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Monday, 16 June 2014

100 Happy Days - Day 46...

Day 46.

Tonight has been a really nice night. We decided to have a date night in with a really nice tea and chocolate fudge cake for dessert! We also had Bucks Fizz and we've got some Lindt chocolate to have while watching some TV. At the moment I'm obsessed with Made In Chelsea so we're just watching that right now.
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Mini Food Shop...

It's only a week now until we go back to Sheffield so we didn't need much of a food shop this week, we still have all our meat and freezer stuff so we just needed to stock up on some fresh things. We had a walk to Tesco this afternoon and spent just over £20. It's Date Night tonight so we bought a few treats too which I can't wait for!
Pic 1 - Mixed Salad £1, Glamour Magazine £2, Wafer Thin Chicken £1, Strawberries £2, Bucks Fizz £2, Vitality Yoghurt Drinks £1, Golden Wonder Crisps £1, Granny Smith Apples £1.75, Breadrolls 4 for £1.

Pic 2 - Apple and Strawberry Cordial and Lime Cordial 2 for £1.50, Tropical Juice £0.50, Everyday Value Low Fat Yoghurt £0.45, Muffins £0.80, Plum Tomatoes £1, Sausage Roll £0.80.

Pic 3 - Chocolate Fudge Cake £1.12, Peaches £1, Cola Flavour Hand Wash £0.90, Hovis Best of Both £1, Lindt Milk Chocolate £1. 

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Sunday, 15 June 2014

100 Happy Days 45...

Day 45. 

We slept in so late today which was nice but I am still so tired! I already can't wait to go to sleep again tonight. We haven't really done much today but the lie in was nice.

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100 Happy Days - Day 44...

Day 44.

Today we watched the football together which was actually really nice. I'm never normally into it but this year I really am which I never thought I'd say.

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Saturday, 14 June 2014

A Body Shop Haul...

Don't you just love it when you find things you didn't even realise you had? This afternoon I was looking for some hair conditioner and found a big bag of Body Shop items in the wardrobe. A while back I had an order of about £40 at the Body Shop, this was when I first started uni and had my student loan so I went a bit mad with the online shopping. They had a deal on, it was a huge bag of different products, e.g. body butter, scrub, perfumes etc for about £40 instead of £80 and as I love The Body Shop so much I had to get it. Once I had it I then put it away in the wardrobe and never really took anything out of it to use! I completely forgot about it until today when I found so many things that I had no idea were in there. Now I can't wait to get using them! 
I didn't get the best pictures of everything as it was all a bit on a whim I decided to do this post but in the first picture there is - Coconut Body Butter, Duo Body Butter, Coconut Beautifying Oil, Passion Fruit Shower Gel, Moringa Body Butter and a Nail and Cuticle Oil. In picture two there is, Mango Body Butter, Hemp Hand Cream, Amazonian Wild Lily Perfume, Indian Night Fragrance Mist and Coconut Body Scrub. Finally, in the last picture there is Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion, Reviving Foot Soak, 2 Cooling Foot Sprays, Reviving Leg Gel and 2 Foot Scrubs.

I can't believe I forgot about all of this! It was so worth the money and all of this is going to last me ages, I can't wait.

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Friday, 13 June 2014

100 Happy Days - Day 43...

Day 43.

Not much has happened today but both the new cushions I ordered have arrived! I know they don't look that special but I'm trying to make this tiny flat more like a home for us and I think things like this just add something to it. I think they're both really cute.
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Thursday, 12 June 2014

100 Happy Days - Day 42...

Day 42.

George has just tidied round the flat and it's now looking so much better so thats definitely made me happy today! I love a nice tidy flat and its nice to go to sleep knowing it isn't going to be a mess when I wake up! I know to some it probably looks like a bit of a tip but trust me for us this is tidy, it's difficult keeping on top of everything in such a small flat.
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The Summer Tag...

Summer definitely isn't my favourite season of them all, I've always been more of an Autumn and Winter girl but I love doing tags like this and I do think there is something good in everything and Summer does bring a few nice things!
What's your favourite thing about summer? 
I love being able to wear dresses and sandals when the weathers nice and being able to sit outside in the sun.

Do you have a favourite summer drink?
I love Fanta Lemon, it tastes so much better when it's warm outside and always reminds me of holidays.

Is there a location you like to go to each summer?
I love going to the seaside, eating chips, doughnuts, candyfloss, rock and ice cream!

Favourite make up look for summer?
My make up never changes really so it would still be just a natural look, maybe a bit more bronzer to give me more of a glow!

Dresses or skirts?
I love wearing maxi dresses in the summer. 

Sandals or ballet pumps?
Probably sandals, I love getting my feet out so they can catch a bit of sun! 

Do you prefer to wear your hair up or down for summer?
I always have my hair down, either straight or wavy. I hardly ever have it up unless I'm not going anywhere.

Deep smokey eyes or bold lips?
Smokey eyes. 

Favourite perfume for the summer?
I love the smell of the Boss Orange for Women but i've ran out now. I have a few body shop perfumes which are very nice and summery. 

Last but not least, favourite music for the summer?
I love anything, I love to have the radio on and just listen to whatever is played. 

If anyone else would like to take part in the Summer Tag, just copy and paste the questions! 

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Style Crush - Mollie King...

Last week I did a blog post on the Glamour Awards 2014 and I didn't actually mention any of The Saturdays as I wasn't too impressed with some of the outfit choices but I do really like Mollies look. I love doing little style posts like this and Mollies outfit was gorgeous.

I think Mollie always looks good and she is definitely someone who could wear anything and still look great! Mollie attended with band mates Rochelle and Vanessa and I thought straight away that she was the best dressed. Though of course they all look good, I thought Mollie's outfit looked effortless and was understated compared to the others. 
I'd love to be able to wear something like this as it is pretty but simple and classy. It looks like it would be perfect for summer and it is a dress you could accessorise with. I like the black clutch and nude shoes on this occasion but it could be paired with so many other colours too! 

You can recreate this look yourself with some items from Next, all for a fraction of the price of the real thing.
They currently have a Ecru Shift Dress which is £35, it is also available in Navy and Black which I think would be really nice for work. Smart but comfortable!

There is a gorgeous Black Purse for only £10 which is great for a night out or a special occasion. It is such a good price and I really really love this. Perfect for when you don't want to carry a big handbag around with you. 

Last is T-Bar Round Toe Sandals for £45. These would go perfect with the dress and i'm certain they would go well with so many other things in your wardrobe, skirts, skinny jeans, work clothing etc. They are available in Black, Tan and Camel. 

What do you think to this outfit?

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Wednesday, 11 June 2014

100 Happy Days - Day 41...

Day 41. 

Tonight we had a bit of a movie night in and watched A Long Way Down which I had been wanting to see for a while. It was so good and I was hooked all the way through. Today was also a pretty good day because George made some brownies! I'm usually the baker between us so it was a really nice surprise, they tasted amazing aswell!
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Chicken Schnitzel and Homemade Chips...

I was watching This Morning last week and I saw this recipe made by Phil Vickery for Chicken Schnitzel and thought it looked so good so I really wanted to try and recreate it myself.  I tried it last night and luckily it went really well! It was quick and easy to make and ended up tasting delicious so I had to do a recipe post for it.
This recipe is for 4 people but you can adapt it as you go on if you need too, we halved the amount as there is only two of us. 

Ingredients:
4 chicken thighs, no skin or bone (we used chicken breast fillets though)
4 tbsp plain flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 packet of Paxo Stuffing Mix
2 tbsp oil
4 tbsp butter

Method:
1. Put the chicken thighs or fillets in between a large piece of cling film, add a little water and beat out until thin
2. Coat each piece of chicken in flour, then egg then stuffing mix. Make sure they are all covered in the mix
3. Fry in oil and butter until cooked through and nicely browned. You can bake in the oven if you want too instead of frying, about 190 degrees for 25 minutes
4. Serve with whatever you like, I made some Homemade chips and salad

To make the chips, I washed some Sainsburys basic salad potatoes and peeled them. I then cut them into wedges and coated them in salt, pepper and some OXO Garlic and Herb Seasoning. I baked them in the oven for about 30 minutes. 
We both absolutely loved this and I already can't wait to make it again!

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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

100 Happy Days - Day 40...

Day 40. 

I had a nice afternoon internet shopping today! I've bought a few things for the flat, just bits like cushions and storage baskets. Then I ended up ordering some clothes for me! I probably shouldn't have but I justify it because they were all things I needed but I always feel a bit bad spending money on myself, I always feel like it should be spent on more important things. 

I bought this Skirt from H&M for £6, I think it's so pretty. I also got a green maxi skirt for £3 aswell. The homeware bits I got were a Cushion from Tesco for £5 which I think is so cute and this little set of Storage Baskets which was £2.99. I also ordered another cushion from Amazon too which was pretty cheap. 

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Grocery Shop #6

We got our food shop yesterday but I completely forgot to post about it! I took all the pictures, put everything away and meant to get writing straight away but it has took me until now to actually do that! This week we got our shopping delivered from Sainsburys again. I'm not sure when we'll next shop there as it is quite expensive but we have done these last few weeks because we had some £15 off vouchers if you spent £60. A shop thats costing that much will last us two weeks which is great as in a few weeks we'll be back in Sheffield again. We might need to buy a few things from the shop next week if we run out of anything but it won't be much. The pictures might not be great, I don't know why but some of them were a bit dark so aren't as clear as others. 
Richmond Sausages 
Chicken Breast Fillets X2 
Pork Loin Steaks Thin Cut 
Bacon X12
BBQ Beef Kebabs
Bacon Crisps and Crunchy Fries £1 each
Maggi Sticky Sausage and Onion £0.57 
Double Chocolate Cookies £0.50
White Crusty Rolls and Whole Grain Rolls 2 for £1 
Wholegrain Pitta Breads £0.50 
White Grapes £1.50 
Strawberries £2
Raspberries £2 
Blackberries £2 
Onion £0.18 
Carrots £0.69
Salad Potatoes £0.69 
Birds Eye Southern Fried Chicken £1
Birds Eye Battered Fish X 4 £2 
Sharwoods Tikka Ready Meal and Korma Ready Meal £1.10 
Potato Waffles £1, Mash £1, Wedges £1 
Oreo 10 Packs £1 
Be Good Rice Cakes £0.90
Jam Tarts £1.50 X 2 
Haricot Beans £0.55 
Eggs £0.90 
Dairy Milk X 4, 25p each
Basics Milk and White Chocolate 30p each 
Meat Feast Pizza £2.50
Basics Apple and Orange Juice £0.75 
Basics Naan Bread £0.50
Crispy Salad £1 
Baby Plum Tomatoes £1
Mini Sausage Rolls £1 
Breaded Chicken Slices and Wafer Thin Beef 2 for £3

I feel like we got quite a lot for the amount we spent! I've been really impressed with Sainsburys over the last few weeks.

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