Everyone has been at me for ages to get Hollys hair cut. Holly is blonde, which means her hair will probably be very fine.
My hair is blonde as well and my hair is fine and thin. She is only 19 months!! I just want her to stay my baby!!
Everyone has said my hair is thin because my mum didn't get it trimmed when I was young. This theory might be a myth. But everyone has said her hair would be thin too if I didn't get it trimmed regularly. What do you guys think??
This was Hollys hair before
This is her after shot :)
I am gonna be honest. I didn't get that much off it. Just the scraggly ends evened up at the back so it's all one length. Then her hair at the front got feathered as I didn't want a fringe. I just don't think she would have suited it.
What do you guys think?? What age were you or your little ones first hair cut at??
At the weekend I took a break from studying and since I was feeling all autumny, I made pumpkin pies!!!!
750g of pumpkin or squash
350g of shortcrust pastry
Plain flour (for dusting)
140g of caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 beaten eggs
25g melted butter
1 tablespoon of icing sugar
I have to admit I did cheat a bit with this!! I used an Asda chosen by you ready mix. All I added in was water.
Empty the contents into a bow and add in 5 tablespoons of water and mix with a fork until your dough comes together.
Lightly flour your surface and knead together until you have a smooth dough ball.
Roll out dough until it is about 0.5mm thick.
Now I left my tart tins at my mums so used my cupcake tin. But first I used Harrys treat bowl which is about 4.5inches across. I cut round it then place them into the cup cake tin.
Once in the cupcake tin. I trimmed the edges.
Here is the hard bit, blind baking. I used rice to do mine. This is so that your base isn't soggy when using a wet filling. I lined inside of my pastry cups with grease proof paper and filled with rice.
These were cooked for15mins at 180c fan. I then removed the rice and lining and cooked for a further 10mins. I then removed them from the oven and turned it up to 200c for the next part.
You can either use pumpkin or squash for this part. I used squash.
I peeled and cut this guy up into slices then boiled in water until it was soft enough to mash. About 20mins.
I mashed up the squash added caster sugar, salt, nutmeg, milk, 2 beaten eggs, melted butter and half the cinnamon and gave it all a good mix in.
I then emptied my shells and added the filling.
This was placed back into the oven at 200c for 10mins, then the temperature was reduced to 180c and I cooked them for another 15mins. Just until the filling is set.
Here is the finished product
You can then dust these with some cinnamon and icing sugar. But do this right before serving or it will absorbe into the tarts over night.
You don't need to use a fresh pumpkin, you could use tinned pumpkin purée. This would save you a lot of time.
Once the pastry is in the tins. Make sure and trim the edges. Makes them look neat and tidy.
I hope you all enjoy and let me know if you try it :)
I have posted about YouTube before. But I wanted to have another, let's say moan about YouTube lol.
I have seen some posts recently on younger youtuber channels. About how they have posted some thing. Either a photo of them in their bikini or a video of them out drinking. They have actually complained about the nasty comments people have left.
The reason I sound surprised at this, is because they are surprised that people disapprove!!
I know as a 26 year old mother and I don't class myself as particularly old, I wouldn't want my young, impressionable daughter to look up to some of these young adults.
They always bang on about how they are just normal people too and how they have a life outside YouTube and that people request them to vlog, then abuse them because of their content.
What I personally think they don't understand is sometimes they are doing stuff that is not appropriate for younger viewers. Now I'm not saying don't wear a bikini or go out, that's not what I'm getting at. I just think that posting a picture of you in a very small (porn star bikini in my opinion) is extremely inappropriate for younger viewers. I'm not saying don't celebrate or embrace your body. I am saying there is a time and place for it and social media isn't it.
The same goes for the ones who are vlogging themselves out drinking. Why do they think that that is appropriate footage for a young kid to see. To think it's ok to go out with a short see your breakfast skirt on and fall out of a club at drunk at stuipd o'clock, is ok for younger people to see and look up to. Again I'm not saying don't do it. Either have class about it or don't put it on social media.
These people have put themselves in the position for young boys and girls to look up to and they are doing inappropriate things. So if you put yourself out there. Don't moan about the criticism!! You put yourself in the position for people to look up to you, so act in a classy manner that you would want your kids to act like. Act like someone you would want your kid to look up too.
I am really annoyed at the moment with some of the youtubers they have just got some content on there channels so wrong. Have a life on the camera. But also have one off the camera I say.
Recently I have just totally been snowed under! I can't wait for everything to return to normal.
As you all know my parents are away to the USA for 2 weeks, so I have been going through to theirs at night to look after their animals. Then there's trying to study for this course I'm doing plus finding time to write all the assignments that's comes with it. Inbetween that, I lost my own rabbit last week, I obviously still need to look after my animals, housework, Holly and working full time. Plus this week mark is working right through till next Friday!!! So I am totally on my own lol. Oh an I still need to clean out the inside of my car! Lol
But after all that moaning here is some of the good stuff. I might be getting guniea pigs :) , Holly actually said hello on the phone the other morning and mark will be off for 4 days at the end of next week.
Here also are some photos of from during the week.
Recently everything's just been getting too much. I'm either rushing to work because I've slept in because I've been up studying (there's a reason I didn't go to uni!) or I'm rushing to pick holly up because I'm late because I've been trying to squeeze in housework.
Then today my mum and dad flew out to floridly for 2 weeks. Now I'm happy for them they can go away on holiday, then kind of jelous because I love love love Florida and sad because I'm super close to them an I hardly ever go a day with out seeing one of them. They will still txted me and phone me but it just not the same.
So today I was super late for work as I stopped to smell the roses (or take photos) of these
This morning I thought these were spider webs. But I found out tonight they could be from caterpillars!!
Then when I came home from work I found this monster, who btw I have been searching for for weeks now. I first seen him on the 16th of August.
I couldn't capture him though as I again was in a rush to be somewhere. I think he's a puss puss moth but I'm not sure. Once he turns in one I will release him back into the wild :) I just wanna know what he is :).
As most of you already know, I am studying for my advanced level 4 food hygiene qualification. I am currently half way through assignment 2 :)
But I need a laptop or desktop to be able to do some stuff online. At the moment we currently have a mac desktop and a sony laptop. But the problem with those are that, one I don't actually have a desk to sit at. The desktop is at the bottom of the bed and it's used for Marks football manager or movies and I hate the sony laptop. I am used to using macs as that's what I've pretty much had for years now. But mark wanted a sony laptop so he got one.
But as you all know we are a working family with two children and all of our money goes on them. So today my mum and dad treated us to some lovely new toys :)
First a new mac book pro!!! This is perfect for my course I'm doing!! Am I'm sure if Mark is good, I might let him use it :)
An Apple TV!! We currently are only able to watch our movies on the mac upstairs in bed or on our iPad. But now we can stream them to the tv! How cool is that!! It will be perfect for the kids watching stuff from the iPad on the big tv instead of squinting at the iPad!!