Things I love Thursday

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Hello people! Another week full of awesome things has happened so lets go!

<3 Feeling cute

<3 Meeting up with Taylor for lunch and then spending the afternoon getting pretty smashed on cider! It was hilarious.

<3 Living with Oli. It’s been over 3 weeks now and it still feels so amazing. I don’t think I’m ever gonna get bored of having my snuggle buddy right here.

<3 Lowri coming down for a few weeks

<3 Spending the day in sunny St Ives

<3 Buying ALL the fudge

<3 Amusement arcades. Me and Beth totally smashed the dance game… yeah… so fun though

<3 Shops with walls of Jelly Belly jelly beans where you can pick which flavours you want- I went for all the pink ones, duh!

<3 Car journeys with friends

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<3 Going to the Eden Project to see the dinosaur exhibition! (more on that and my day in St Ives in an upcoming post)

<3 Taking selfies with the dinos

<3 Patrick being lovely and letting us use his staff discount on food

<3 Green juice made with kiwi, spinach, apple, lemon and ginger. So nice I had two, they really perked me up.

<3 Giant ice creams

<3 wandering around the rainforest biome and feeling transported far away

<3 Frozen sing alongs in the car. Me, Beth, Sonera and Patrick do a beautiful rendition of “Let it go”

<3 Finally getting out internet sorted!

I hope you have all had a fabulous week. I would love to hear about some of the awesome things you have been up to.

Things I Love Thursday

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Hello people and happy Thursday! I totally forgot to post this last week so this weeks has to be especially awesome!

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<3 My new epic, pink, giant wine glass

<3 Beautiful lightening

<3 Ice creams on the beach

<3 My friend Saskia getting into Uni

<3 Pugs

<3 Finding the perfect clothes in unexpected places. A cute cut out dress in The British Red Cross shop for £5 and a lovely bubblegum pink skirt in Sainsburys for only £8 in the sale

<3 Working on my Radical Self Love Bible 

<3 Staying up late with Sonera on Tumblr

<3 Cooking for the household

<3 Ducks!!!!

<3 Showing friends and family around my new place

<3 Having blissful sleep

<3 The perfect vegan mug cake recipe

<3 Baking days

<3 Pink glitter glue

<3 Drinking copious amounts of tea

<3 All of the positive things going on on facebook. This is my collage of 5 photos where I felt beautiful:

photovisi-download (1)I hope you have all had an amazing week. Let me know if anything super has happened lately!

 

She Speaks!

Sorry I’ve been a bit quiet lately. We still don’t have internet in the new house so I am having to make do with the BT hotspot down the road util our hub arrives. Lots has been going on and changing and it feels great!

I have been thinking about making some youtube videos for a while now and today I decided to take the plunge. I love writing and will still be writing posts way more often than recording videos however some things just work out better when filmed. I want to share some hauls and vlogs with you guys and I have a new house tour in the works.

For now I have recorded a good old TMI video for you all. I thought it would be a great way to test the waters while also sharing a bit more about me.

Subscribe on youtube if you liked what you saw and let me know what you think in the comments either on here or over there.

Toodles for now!

Bored Baking

Hello! So I am all set up in my lovely new house… except we have limited internet access until our box arrives on the 23rd. A bit annoying but oh well. In the mean time I am trying to be more present and do things I haven’t done for a while. I finally started “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman today which I borrowed off my Mum weeks ago. I also decided to do a wee bit of baking this evening which I haven’t done much of lately.

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Tah Dah! I made more than shown but they went down a treat and these were the only ones left! I found a pretty basic recipe online then just modified it to make it work with what I had in my kitchen. They were also vegan which is a bonus, meaning my housemate could enjoy them too!

Here’s the recipe I used:

- 225g (8oz) of Pure dairy free spread (any spread or butter would work)                               - 110g (4oz) Sugar (I just used regular sugar but you could use caster sugar)                       - 275g (10oz) Plain Flour

Preheat the oven to 170oC (375oF or gas mark 3). Cream the spread until it’s soft. Mix in the sugar until it’s nice and combined and kinda fluffy. Sieve in the flour then get in there with your hands and mix until you form a nice dough.

I used a cookie cutter so I took bits of dough and flattened them with my hand before pressing in the cutter. You could just form small balls and slightly flatten them, whatever you prefer really! Then transfer your cookies to a baking tray with baking paper on. bake for 15-20 minutes then leave to cool on  a cooling rack until you can wait no longer!

You could make the recipe more interesting by adding chocolate chips, vanilla, cinnamon or even jelly beans!

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I used this awesome Gingerdead Men cookie cutter to make the shapes. I brought this ages ago at the shop I used to work in but only now got around to giving it a go! The idea id you use one side to cut the man shape out the you flip the cutter over and press the other side into the dough to create the skeleton imprint. I am obsessed with skulls, bones and creepy things but also baking so this was totally up my street!

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The imprint didn’t come out as well as I had hoped but I think that’s mainly down to the thinness of my cookies and forgetting to put flour on the cutter to stop it sticking. Overall I loved it! They made pretty big cookies, which in my mind is always a good thing. You can make out the skeleton imprint and I mean come on- how freaking cool is it???!!! I would recommend this cookie cutter to anyone who wants to bring a bit of spook to their baking.

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Best of all they taste great! For such a simple recipe they are super yummy. I think Oli and Sonera wanted to eat them all! The Pure spread worked really well as it has a slightly sweet taste anyway. Because I used regular sugar not caster sugar the cookies had a lovely texture and a bit of crunch. I see these cookies becoming a regular fixture in our house!

Things I love Thursday

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This week has been pretty awesome! Full of new things, fun and relaxing. I also started #radicalselflovejuly- the photo at the top is my first image. We had to take a silly selfie. I took mine laying on my bed in my brand new room in my new house wearing my fabulous sparkly Crown and Glory cat ears and my personalised necklace with my cat Jim on from Pixie and Pixier.

photovisi-download <3 Moving into my new house with some amazing people including my lovely boyfriend

<3 Combining all of mine and Oli’s stuff in the house

<3 How comfy our new bed is

<3 My Mum’s awesome craft blog (Purple Rose Emporium) reaching 100 followers in just 6 weeks! (she’s going to be doing a giveaway soon so go check it out!)

<3 Wearing my sparkly ears

<3 My favourite lipstick being on two for £10

<3 Cooking

<3 The first time I gave our new address to someone- I was ordering pizza- typical me!

<3 Actually going to sleep and waking up at a reasonable time

<3 Having an entire cupboard devoted to tea a’la Ramona Flowers in Scott Pilgrim vs the World

<3 Drinking sooooooo much tea

<3 Feeling content and chilled for more than a few hours

<3 Lovely lunch with Mum at spoons today

<3 People remembering me because of my hair and tattoos

<3 Taking selfies with Mum

Things I love Thursday

10437366_10204095818581348_4574415034831787606_n <3 My amazing flat O2 family. You guys have given me the best hall experience I could have possibly wished for! Above is our last group photo and hug before we parted ways

<3 Moving all of our stuff into the new house ready to move in on the 1st!

<3 Nana’s home made chips

<3 Amazing nights sleep

<3 Looking after Oli and Sonera’s cacti

<3 Sipping cold cider on a hot day

<3 Someone stopping me in the street so compliment my colourfulness

<3 Gala Darlings #RadicalSelfLoveJuly Instagram challenge! I will be taking part- will you?

<3 My Happy playlist on Spotify

<3 Chamomile and mint tea

<3 My Nan’s next door neighbour’s goats, so cute

<3 Cats, always cats

 

Internetty Bits and Bobs

This months round up of awesome things I have seen on the wonderful world wide web! This list is gonna be quite a long one as I have been on the internet a lot lately due to finishing uni and waiting to move. So here goes…

<3 Who doesn’t love a list of Adorable Baby Animals to brighten up the day?

<3 How often do you mishear a song lyric and think it says something bizarre?

<3 If you love cats as much as I do then you will love these classic paintings made way more awesome by adding cats!

<3 I see a theme… have a list of 50 cute cat pictures

<3 Poetry and feminism- a match made in heaven.

<3 These nature tattoos are so beautiful. Feeling inspired to go get some more ink now

<3 More cat themed things- my cat would love to live in this kitty wonderland

<3 Knitting is a wonderful hobby and can bring joy to so many people. What this 102 year old woman has been doing is so heart warming. 

<3 Ever wondered what a Victorian steam punk house on wheels would look like?

<3 I love yarn bombing with a passion. Every time I see some around town or campus it makes me smile. This guy takes yarn bombing to the extreme

<3 This time-lapse of a stellar explosion makes me think about how amazingly beautiful our universe is

<3 50 ways to feel like a goddess is a list everyone should read. Full of ways to be nicer to yourself and those around you.

<3 “I wear a bikini because fuck you” is a great piece on body positivity. I think it is particularly relevant as summer approaches. Today I brought a bikini and I had this quote from the piece in my mind the whole time- “I have a bikini body. I know this because I put an actual bikini… on my body”. I’m so ready to rock it on the beach!

<3 The Breakfast Club is one of my favourite movies of all time so when I came across these alternative movie posters I just had to share them

<3 I want to bounce around in Welsh caves! 

<3 I am in love with this band! This cover is one of the best things I’ve heard, like ever!