Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Carrot cake cupcakes

today I made these Carrot cakes as a breaking up for easter at my husband's work,which i thought was a nice gesture for his bosses and workers as an easter gift.
 Carrot Cake Cupcakes
                                                             1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
                                                             1 tsp baking soda
                                                             1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
                                                             1/2 tsp ground allspice
                                                             1/4 tsp nutmeg, freshly grated
                                                             1/4 tsp salt
                                                             1 1/4 cups brown sugar
                                                             2 large eggs
                                                             1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
                                                             1/4 cup orange juice (pref. freshly squeezed)
                                                             1/2 tsp vanilla extract
                                                             1 1/2 cups shredded carrot

Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners..
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, spices and salt.
In a large bowl, beat together sugar and eggs until smooth. Whisk in melted butter, orange juice and vanilla extract. Gradually stir in flour mixture until only a few streaks of dry ingredients remain. Stir in shredded carrots, then divide evenly into prepared muffin pan.
Bake for 16-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.


Tuesday, 15 April 2014

WEEKEND ADVENTURE VOL 2

So this weekend was really exciting for me, we ended up going back to the woods we were at last weekend for a special video i have been working on for a few weeks. and i finally got it up on my youtube channel
here are some cinematic photography from the video 
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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

WHAT I ATE WEDNESDAY VOL 1



I decided to start another new series to my blog posts. What i ate Wednesday, pretty much say it all in the name. I thought this might help people maybe get food inspiration and what i eat. today meals were not the most healthiest but its not about that. its just basic what i ate.                 


                                                  
Starting off with the most important meal of the day. I had Oatmeal and added some Blueberrys in just so I'm getting some kind of fruit to the start of my morning. I do eat this often but sometimes like to change my breakfast meals around from time to time.

I haven't been food shopping yet so I'm just getting rid of the left over food now, so I just made myself a Jam Sandwich for Lunch and a glass of water with it. Not the healthiest meal but the sacrifices you make when you try to save money on food shopping so I'm fine with that. plus I do love Jam Sandwiches.
Late during the afternoon I need my Coffee fix, So I usually make a Latte, that way it keeps me from getting hungry in between meals and I can relax and do some work or Write in my diary.                                      
For Dinner that night I had Baby Potatoes, Chicken and some Vegetable mix. and added a little Ceaser sauce to the side which I love.                                                                                                              

Moving on to the Night time, I like to make freshly squeezed orange juice so I'm making sure I'm getting good stuff in my body. I did also have a Banana that day and an orange which i forgot to mention.        
I hoped you enjoy my What I ate Wednesday. 

Monday, 7 April 2014

WEEKEND ADVENTURES VOL 1

I've started a new series on my Blog called Weekend Adventure's. it's something more casual showing what we do each weekend I will be uploading every Monday. Also If you want to check out my youtube channel I will post it at the end of the post if you want to check out my Vlogs.


























                                         If you want to see the vlog check it out here


Sunday, 6 April 2014

Easter Home tour

Hi my lovely blog readers. Today I decided to finally do my Easter home tour as everything is now set up and I've practically finished with this year's d├ęcor. I thought id show them and also this is on my you tube channel, if you prefer to check it out that way, i give all information on my items and prices.
We have in my hall way My Easter Wreath from Dumelm and I love this. it was not the kind of wreath I was after, but i saw it and it was very cheap for the design so I though why not. It looks great as you walk in the door.
My bedding so far for this season. My throw I recently bought from Urban Outfitters ended up being reversible to a vintage floral print. I am quite a hater of Floral, but In this case I will left it off with the acception it looks great for Easter!
On the bed I've just put my Easter Pillow I made last year on the bed as accent. it's a little damage as its been in a box in the attic this whole time so Not in it's greatest condition. plus I actually made this out of my scrap fabrics cause i got bored, so It's very roughly done.
I didnt want to put all my stuff up cause it would be to much. but if you want to see everything else, you can check out the video I will post underneath this



Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Easter Trophy Tree DIY

Back with another Easter DIY project for you guys. If your looking for a really fun simple idea that makes a great addition to your Easter Decorations this year, this is definately a fun project to work on. It will take more patience that the difficult it might appear to be.

Level- Easy


Supplies you need
Speckled Eggs
Hot glue gun 
Plant pot 
Wooden spoon
Ribbon
Easter Grass
Sphere Ball
Wet foam Brick

I start by Taken my Wooden spoon and painting a long the stem a brown shade so it appears to look like a tree stub and I just messed around with the tones to my desired result, you can paint this any color you want.
these are just the colors of my supplies what i picked out from Hobbycraft which were on a 2 for the price of 3 deal so I got green and pink eggs and the green ribbon which i think are very vibrant and stand out.
I got this metal Plant pot from Ikea for £1.00 and i think it really make the tree look more sorted to my project but you could get really colorful tins also from ikea which will also look great for this project.then after your wooden spoon dry's, take your foam brick and slowly put the top on the spoon into the foam so it supports the stick and glue down to the pot so its stable and holds the weight of your ball which we will add now.
then I slowly added the foam sphere to the top of the wooden spoon and glue it down so its not loose and it stay supported and you will put a lot of pressure on it while glueing your eggs to it later.
Now you can begin glueing the eggs on your foam Sphere. I started adding then randomly but changed my mind and just arranged them by row in the end, i think its look neater that way and you will have no gaps between them.     
   I then went around in all the open spaces and added moss so that it fills out the ball and looks more natural
                                    and there you have it a Easter Throphy tree            

Monday, 24 March 2014

Spring Tassel Garland

Spring is Among us and I love this time of year because it means Easter is on its way and it's one of my favourite holidays. I love the Autumn time, but Spring has this beautiful vibe full of bright and floral feeling's
as always I'm contantly adding new idea's to my Easter Decorations, specially now I have a new place to myself to do as I please. and I've seen these go around on Pinterest which inspired me. Such a cheap but effective idea to decorate your home in any country. 

Supplies you will need
Tape
Spring
Paper tissue 
Floral wire
Scissors
These were all Purchased from Poundland which have a great collection for Easter!
Then all you do is take a piece of your tissue paper and fold it in half and cut strips, but leave the fold un cut so there seamed together. 
After you have done that, you take your tissue paper and roll at the top so they become gathered.


Cut your floral wire to it fits both side, and tape them on both sides so it creates a loop at the top. Then you want to threat it through the string and tighten the floral wire in the space you want it to hold on your Garland.

And there you have your beautiful Spring Garland ready to display.