Friday, 27 February 2015

February Favourites

February Favourites



Heya everyone,


It’s the end of February and almost March can you believe it?  Hope you all had a great month. I thought I would share with you what i’ve been loving the past 28 days.



  • Better Call Saul - Imagine my excitement when I found out there was going to be a spin off of Breaking Bad. Saul was one of my favourite characters on Breaking Bad. The show is set six years before he meets Walter White. It has the right mix of humour and drama with typical Breaking Bad cliffhangers. It’s actually one of a few spin off shows that actually work, I’m definitely hooked. If you are a fan of Breaking Bad, Orange Is The New Black or Fargo, Better Call Saul is definitely for you!


  • Rose & Co Petal Lip Salve - I actually got this in my secret santa box. I’ve been suffering with chapped lips for a while now and nothing i’ve tried has helped until I used this bad boy. Even though it’s main ingredient is Petroleum it’s not thick or sticky. The lip salve can also been used on cuticles, lashes, brows and rough patches, definitely a must have for your handbag
  • Lush Granny Takes A Dip - Like most people, I am a massive fan of Lush Products. I picked up this up whilst replacing my beloved Dark Angel. I was drawn by it’s bright colours.i It creates beautiful rings and swirls of colour as it fizzes in the bath which is one of the main reasons I love this bath bomb. It contains Lemon Oil, Black Pepper Oil and Ginger Oil which left my skin soft and slightly scented; Loved it!
  • Twinings Green Tea - As most of you will know I'm an avid tea drinker. I haven’t always been a herbal tea lover however since starting my healthier life journey I’ve been looking for teas that don’t require milk. They are only 4 calories each and definitely help my sweet tooth. I have tried most from the Sweet Green Tea collection however my favourites are the Gingerbread, Fudge Melt and Cherry Blackwell. A big thumbs up from me

So those were a few of my February favorite, I’d love to hear what yours were!

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Wish List Wednesday | H& M Kids

H & M Wish List

Spring is round the corner, which means Darcy is due for a wardrobe update. I’ve been a fan of H & M Kids clothing for a while now, not only are they fashionable, reasonable priced they wash really well. H & M is proof that High Street doesn’t mean cheap and tacky.


Here are a few things Darcy is I am currently lusting over, and some things I have already picked up already.

Do you shop at H & M? what is your favourite item from the wish list?

Monday, 23 February 2015

The Slimming World Files | Week Six

Heya everyone


Look; I've kept my word and posted on a Monday, so keep those rotten tomatoes to yourselves for now!!


I’m feeling really good this week. I kept completely on plan for the first time ages and kept my daily syns to no more than 10.
I’ve started trying to walk for 30 minutes three times a week a few weeks ago and started to feel a difference in my stamina so much I'm thinking of upping it to one hour three times a week. I've been using Map my walk app which I find really useful.


I’ve decided to give up meat for lent, so far so good. It’s going to be a interesting 40 days but I’m looking forward to experimenting with new recipes




Slimming World have brought out their own frozen ready meals exclusively to Icelands which are all syn free. I've tried the Hot Smoked Salmon Farfalle which was lovely. I added some black pepper as I'm a sucker for seasoning. I also love that they have the recipe on the back of the packaging so you can make it yourself next time.


So the bit you’ve been waiting for… How much did I lose in week 6? Well... I lost 2.5 lbs this week which been my total weight loss to one stone five pounds! I’m really pleased with this and I'm only 2 pounds away from my stone and a half award. I’ve realised it’s not about the big losses anymore. A loss is a loss and a step in the right direction!

As usual here are a few of my favourite meals of the week, I’m posting more often on Instagram so check me out

Breakfast






Lunch






Dinner





Snacks
















Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The Slimming World Files | Week Three Four & Five



First off I know, I know - it’s been ages. I promise my updates will be every Monday from next week. If I break my promise I give you permission to throw rotten tomatoes at me!


The last three weeks have had their ups and downs, however I have tried my hardest to stay on plan. I’ve even started walking, I’m aiming to walk two miles every three days. I’m taking baby steps until I’m ready to join the gym.


Week Three - Was a rather sociable week, I still stayed on plan whilst out and ordered healthy options. It was hard to turn my back on my beloved egg benedicts and favourite cocktails but it hard to be done. The hard work paid off and I lost 3 pounds.


Week Four - I had a awful stomach bug so barely ate anything when I did I’m not going to lie, I ate crap. I was surprised I lost 1.5 pounds, I should had been happy but I felt it was undeserved. I was adamant I was going to try my hardest for week five.


Week Five - I stayed fully on plan, never had a bad day and spent under 10 syns per day. However the scales we not in my favour and I only lost 1 pound. I know a lost is a lost but I was really disappointed!


On a positive not this brings my weight loss to 1 stone 2.5 pounds in five weeks which I am really pleased with. I also got my stone award and slimming of the month which I was not expecting at all.


Here are some of the things I have been eating, I’m really enjoying trying new food and cooking.

Breakfast





Lunch




Dinner





snacks





How have your weight loss journeys been treating you? What are your favourite recipes? I would love to hear them!

Friday, 30 January 2015

Happy First Birthday Darcy!

A rather belated post today! On Thursday 8th January 2015, Darcy turned one. I still cannot believe she is one! This past year with Darcy has truly been a dream come true. I love seeing her smile and dance around to music. She is always getting into some sort of mischief and is so determined in everything she does.




We kept things simple this year and decided not to have a party as she is still so young. I decorated our dining room with a pink and silver theme and got her a Mr Tumble cake as she adores him.


The morning was spent opening presents, Darcy was spoiled with lots of gifts from family and friends. We are so blessed to have such supportive, loving people around us.

In the afternoon we took Darcy to Zebra to get foot print taken. Which turned out to be really fun. T designed a frame, whilst my mum and I kept to painting a plate.





Before

Mine

Glamma's

T's
After




I’m grateful that T and I are at the stage now where we can do things as a family, without any sort of tension. Darcy is such an Daddy’s girl so it is important to me that they maintain that bond.






The next day T and I took Darcy to Paradise Wildlife Park. Darcy loved running around looking at all the animals. She was so observant of the animals and people around her, but we could tell she was having a fun time. Her favourite were the meerkats. However Darcy was overwhelmed by the monkeys and their screeching.

I cannot wait to see what she gets up to the next 12 months

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Wish List Wednesday | Zara Home

Wish List Wednesday | Zara Home




Oh lord have mercy on my poor skint soul! In a few months time I will be moving so I have obviously been looking for some new homeware items. I’ve been browsing my beloved Pinterest for inspiration then I came across a board of Zara homeware. I forgot that they did homeware so I thought I’d have a little nosey on their website.


I wasn’t to know I would be lusting over almost every item on the site. I’m a sucker for all things gold, floral and luxurious as you can see from this weeks wish list.

I can’t wait to move so I can play interior designer. I better start saving up my pennies now, so I can make a cheeky purchase or two.

What do you think of this weeks wish list? Where is your favourite place to shop for homeware?

Monday, 26 January 2015

The Slimming World Files | Week one and two



Heya everyone,


I finally bit the bullet and joined Slimming World on 8th January. I’ve wanted to lose some weight for a while now but on new years day I woke up and the motivation was there. I was kinda tight and waited till I found a free voucher before I joined.


I’m looking to lose a few stones, nothing major I know I will never be a size 8. I just want to be healthy and feel more comfortable in my skin again.


The reason why I’m doing these Slimming World Files is mainly for me. I want to keep a record of my weight loss and what I am eating. I feel this will keep me motivated. I also would love to share thoughts and ideas with anyone else going through a weight loss journey.


On my first week I lost 7.5 lbs and my second 3.5 lb, that’s a total of 11 lbs in 2 weeks. I have to admit I’m not a big fan of the meetings, I find them rather long winded however they are great for support and motivation. So far I’m really enjoying it, it doesn’t feel like a diet at all. The main thing i’ve noticed is planning is key. I do a weekly meal plans including snacks. This way I know I won't be dashing to the corner shop for treats because I have nothing in the house to eat.


I thought I’d share with you some of the things I have been eating. I hope it helps and inspires some of you who are following Slimming World to see what someone else eats. I follow the extra easy plan and I aim to have 10 syns a day.


Breakfast


Lunch




Dinner



Snacks






Do you have a sweet tooth like me? What are your favourite low syn snacks, I would love to hear them

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