Saturday, 22 December 2012

Great Last Minute Gift Ideas

Heey there, I hope you’re all good.

Christmas is now fast approaching. ONLY 3 DAYS TO GO! I am super excited, but personally, I’m pretty unorganised and still haven’t got presents for everyone yet:/. Hopefully I’m not the only one, so here are 5 great, last minute gifts;

1. Clothing Store vouchers – I find these the perfect gift for not only Christmas, but birthdays! If I’m shopping for someone and i just don’t know what to get them, if i get them a gift card; then they can spend it on whatever they want!

2. Picture Frames – Picture frames are an awesome gift to give. If you are close with the person you are buying for, you could always put a photo of you two, of a special occasion or just a photo you love! This would make a simple gift more personal and seem as if you have put a lot of effort into their gift.

3. Baked Treats – With home-baking you can make some lovely treats for people in less than 2 hours! You can bake anything from traditional Gingerbread cookies, to some festive cupcakes? (If you’re feeling particularly festive, take a look at my previous blog and have a go at the Santa Brownies!).

4. Perfumes – Perfume’s a great; around Christmas time, most perfumes are on offer anyway; you can buy posh and gorgeous perfumes for fraction of the usual price!
5. Beauty/Bath gift sets – So many stores sell them! In the UK you can purchase many great ones from places like Boots, Superdrug and The Body Shop!

I hope this helps any of you; who also haven’t got all of their Christmas gifts! I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Much love.xo

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Delicious Santa Brownies

Heey there, I hope you’re all good.

So, seeing as Christmas is fast approaching, i always find my parents are waaay too busy rushing around; buying last minute presents, sorting out christmas dinner and tidying the house. So, they always get me to do things towards dinner or cleaning...IM A TEENAGER, i don't want to do it, but i do; because i care!

Last year, i thought it would be nice to make some sort of pudding they would like, but also be simple to make! I found this PERFECT receipe that i tryed; from the BBC website, i love it so much that i thought i would share it with you beautiful people! So here it is;
  • Your favourite brownies (I’d recommend about 15-20, cut into whatever shape you fancy. Although, i find circles are best.)

  • Some small strawberries, cleaned and tops cut off (use the same amount of strawberries as brownies)
  • Finally, vanilla-mascarpone buttercream (the recipe is below)

Mascarpone Buttercream Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces of mascarpone cheese, room temperature
  • 2 and 1/2 to 3 cups of powered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt


Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat butter and mascarpone cheese until light and creamy (about 2 minutes). Add vanilla extract and salt. Then, add 2-1/2 cups of sugar, half a cup at a time and continue beating until smooth. Add more sugar, (only if needed to reach desired consistency and sweetness).

To assemble your masterpiece, pipe a ring of vanilla buttercream on top of each brownie. Cut off the base of a strawberry so it is flat and place it upside down on each brownie. Top the tip of the strawberry with a dot of buttercream to finish the Santa hat. How simple was that?! NOW YOU HAVE YOUR DELICIOUS SANTA BROWNIES!


I hope you enjoyed this blog, and will have a go at this mouth-watering recipe. It’s truly delicious!

                                                Much love.xo

Saturday, 1 December 2012

Pinch, punch, first of the month..

Heey there, i hope you’re all good.

So as you all know, it’s December 1st which means; only 24 days until Christmas and ADVENT CALENDARS! With a new month, comes a new thing; for me that thing is Blogging! I’ve always read and enjoyed them, but never thought of making one myself?!

Being a teenager comes with all sorts of problems like; high school, friendships, boyfriends, and worst of all SPOTS... As i am the oldest sibling, i never had anyone to tell me how to deal with all this stuff so i had to figure it out for myself! I’ve created this blog to just share some of thoughts about life in general, i can’t grantee it will be the most interesting thing you read, but what i do hope is that you can relate to some of the things I’ll be posting.

Well, anyway, i don’t want to bore you on my first post! So I’m going to end it here. I hope you will continue to read and enjoy my blog!!

 Happy December 1st and i hope December brings you all you hope for!
      Much love. xo