Saturday, 12 September 2015

Small Home Sense Haul 25.05.015

Well hello loves.

I was recently watching Zoella and I found out that TKMax  has a home wear store called Home Sense. Since it was bank holiday Monday, I dragged Mark and Holly shopping with me to Edinburgh. 

I only got 3 things. As we don't actually get payed till next week. But I will be back as there are some lanterns I love the look of! 

But today I got this lovely horse India inspired horse he was £14.99
As you can see he is siting in my front window. I normally have flowers but this will be nice for the times I don't have any. There is an elephant and Buddha head I also want. 

I also got 2 candles. The first being this one. 
Sugar citrus. This is a 3 wick candle has a sweet citrus aroma and was only £5.99

The next one was this
This is a single wick candle in mango and coconut. I wasn't sure about this one and I put it back and got it like 3 times before I decided. It's hard to explain. It's sweet and you can definitely smell the coconut. This was only £6.99. 

Everything in the shop looks lovely and it's quite cheap as well which you can't complain about. However, what they have on the shelves is it. It might not be back in stock. So if you see something get it!! 

Have any of you been here before?

Let me know!
L x

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Copper DIY Project - Oil Burner

Well hello lovelies,

As you all know I am in the process of copperfying accents in my house for my new decor. 

Today I am doing a simple but effective oil burner. 

All you will need is
Hot Glue Gun
Glue Stick just in case 
Copper Wire 
Your project (in my case an oil burner)

You need to be pretty quick, so I didn't manage to get photos of all my steps. But here goes. 

Cut the length of wire you need. Do a dot of glue on the back and quickly wrap your wire around the object. 
I then done another glue dot on top of the wire once I was finished wrapping. 

An voila
All you need to do is tuck that little extra wire in. I am thinking about getting some copper glass or acrylic paint and possibly doing some dots. If I do, I will do an up date. 

Again this is just another simple idea to add you chosen colour with out having to go re buy all your decor. 

This can be done on anything. I am planning on also doing this to my cream plant pot. 

Let me know if you try it. 
L x
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Saturday, 5 September 2015

The Ornament Exchange 2015

Well hello lovelies,

I am here today to tell you about Ornament Exchange.
Basically you soon up to this blog and make an ornament to send to someone else for Christmas.

You spend no more than £10 no including you mailing fees and you make a Christmas ornament.  The lovely host Erlene will try and match yo up with some one in you country for you to send each other your home made ornament. All ornaments need to be mailed out by 21st November to make sure everyone gets their ornaments in time for their Christmas trees.

I have signed up I love DIY specially at Christmas time. I just thought it was a lovely idea to help spread some happiness.

Please let me know in the comments if you decided to join in!!

Speak soon 
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Saturday, 29 August 2015

OOTD 08.07.15

Well hello,

Today Holly looks a riot lol. But this was half way through the day and she had been doing normal toddler stuff. I just wanted to show that i done make her stay clan and tidy all the time haha

Today Holly is wearing 
Top and jeans from Asda George. 

Top was £4 and jeans were £6. These were in a sale. So they might be more now. 

Her hair is getting long (she needs a haircut badly) so it's up in its normal pony for now. 

Let me know what you think :)

Speak soon 
L x
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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Asda Green Thai Curry Review

Well hello lovelies!!

Today I bought a Green Thai Curry kit.

Inside you have green Thai paste, coconut milk and herbs. All you need to add is oil, meat and veg. 

I didn't add meat to mine as I wanted a vegetarian option. 

Heat some oil in a pan (I used a wok) and a table spoon of coconut milk. Cook for a couple of minutes until it releases an aroma. 

This is when you would add in your meat. However I added in my squash as it's quite hard and needs a bit to soften. I cooked this for 5 mins the added in the rest of the coconut milk. If you have added meat. Cook this until your meat is ready. For me I simply cooked until my squash squares were soft. 
Now add in the rest of your veg and the pack of herbs. Mix and cook till everything is ready!! 
Veg wise in mine I have squash, snap peas, baby seeetcorn and purple sprouting broccoli. 

The rice I used is Tilda basmati rice
 I also had enough for holly. 


Over all I think it's a good pack and would give it ������ 3 and a half out of 5 as I think it could be doing with more sauce. But it's a good starter recipe until you can do it from scratch. 

Let me know if you try it. 
L x

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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Goal Setting To Help Keep You Up There

Well hello lovelies!!

I'm having a bad week! I have had two days off work so far but I will be forcing myself to go back tomorrow. 

Some days the only thing that gets me up and dressed is going to work. Once I am there and I am working through the list, I do start to feel a bit better. But the trying to get up bit is the hardest. 

So on days like these I need a goal list as such to work through. Here goes

1. Clean the work tops in the kitchen (pesky cats like to walk about on them with muddy feets) 
2. Hoover all of down stairs 
3. Get Holly ready for Mark to take to the child minder 
4. Attack Holly's room while she is at the child minder (that way I don't have someone taking stuff out the junk bag)
5. Create a loft pile. 
6. Clean, feed and check the animals. 

I find keeping busy in these days help me a lot. Keeps my mind active. I should have seen this coming. My organisation has swirled the last couple of weeks. So here are some goals since I need to get back on top of things 

1. Keep using the planner
2. Start meal planning from Thursday
3. Keep to my cleaning schedule 
3. Keep to my nightly schedule (sorting Holly's bag, sorting Holly's clothes) 
4. Select a new series to watch with mark 
5. Book a table for dinner on Saturday so we can spend some much needed time together. 

With Mark working a Tuesday to Saturday back shit, it's hard to be able to spend time together. Then this week he had to work a Sunday, which I think is when it all got to much. So he has this Saturday off and my mum and dad are watching Holly. 

What do you do when this happens?? 
Let me know my suggestions in the comments. 
Speak soon 
L x Goals for Greatness
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Monday, 24 August 2015

A Pregnant Guinea Pig!!

Well hello lovelies!!

I have some news for you all. Sheila is pregnant!!! 

I noticed it on Thursday night when I picked her up and could feel them kicking. 
It takes roughly 50-60 days for a guinea pig pregnancy. I have only had her for 25 days at that point and Marvin is neutered. 

So she has been pregnant when I bought her. I took her to the vets who done and ultra sound on her and confirmed there was 3 babies and they were fully formed!! This confirmed that she mush have been pregnant when we got her. She is that far along, they reckon she will have them in the next week or so. 

Soooo we have a waiting game now and hope that even though she is only 16 weeks old that's she knows what to do. 

I have been doing a lot of research. An I have also contacted the cavy club up here in Scotland. They have gave me a lot of support as well. 

I will keep you updated. 

Speak soon 
L x
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