Showing posts from March, 2018

Last minute Easter Gift Ideas

If you know me, you know I love gifting. I love buying presents, I am sure I have spoken about this before on my blog. I find it so exciting. I would much rather spend my money on others - I get more satisfaction out of seeing other's reaction than I do by just buying pointless stuff for me. Any excuse I have to buy presents I will. Now that Easter is just around the corner, it is the perfect time to find some cute little gifts for the best people in my life, my friends and family who deserve some treats! Let's get the obvious out of the way. The classic. The Easter Egg. Obviously there are so many different kinds of Easter Eggs (side note, what's your favourite? I could eat any tbh) so there is plenty of choice. I tend to just go for their favourite kind of chocolate, as an egg. One of my friends was eating M&M's a few weeks ago and she said how much she loved them, so I made a mental note to get her that Easter Egg! Check out my Easter Eggs through the ye

My thoughts: Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturizer

If you are an OG reader of my blog, you might remember that back in the day, I used to do a mini-series called "My thoughts". I neglected that series a while back, but I thought I would resurrect it and potentially start doing more of these posts in the future. You can check out my previous ones here and here . Today's post is going to be all about the  Hempz Original Herbal Body Moisturizer . Now, I have to admit, I suck at moisturizing my body. I don't do it everyday (whoops) and it takes me a while to find one that I like enough to actually stick to it. It has to be the right consistency, and I have to say, I am pretty impressed by this one. I hate thick lotions. I am all about thin, lightweight formulas. I can't stand that heavy, sticky feeling that some lotions provide. I like more watery / whipped textures. I started to apply this and it felt lovely. Refreshing and light, but moisturizing enough. It smelt like bananas, I didn't know if this was just

Baking Tanya Burr's Chocolate Cookies - Vegan Style

Many moons ago, I did a blog post named " Baking Tanya Burr's Chocolate Cookies " which was one and is still one of my most popular posts ever. It was so fun to do, and very tasty of course, so I thought I would recreate it, but using Vegan alternatives. I am not Vegan, and it is not something I will dedicate myself to long term, but I am trying to eat more plant based, and less meat. This is just a personal choice, I want to be healthier, and consider what I am eating more. I want to eat more vegetables etc, and I love exploring alternative diets and I think this is a good way to motivate myself to eat cleaner. Like I said, I am not committing to it. These cookies, originally, are amazing. And the Vegan ones were just as good, and I am not just saying that. You couldn't tell a difference. If you want to, you can follow the original recipe here . You will need: 75g of cocoa powder (make sure it's pure cocoa powder and not drinking chocolate, the la

It's FINALLY Spring! | Feeling productive, and pro-active

Wasn't that the longest Winter of our lives? I can't believe it is finally Spring. It's actually crazy that it is already the 20th March and we have had no glimmer of Spring. 2 years ago, I posted a blog post, named Spring Things , and by the time it was published on March 27th, it had already been Easter, Flowers had sprouted and the Weather had picked up. This year, we've had snow blizzard after snow blizzard, I can't remember what the sun looks like and I am desperate for those longer and brighter days. One thing that is making my dull mornings a little cheerer is breakfast . I have to say, it's an expensive habit to have, but eating breakfast out a few times a week has done wonders for my pre-work morning mood! Finding great breakfast spots and eating (of course) sets me up for the day perfectly. First of all, I am excited to leave the house, the WiFi is often great (and free) and I get the energy out of it. Oh, and I can take cute photos like