March Mini Goals

Friday, 28 February 2014

Hey Guys!!
This month hasn't been a very good month for me as I have been ill a lot and my moods have not been the best, shall we say, I apologise to my poor husband as he normally gets the brunt of it :(
Due to that my blog, vlogging and weekly videos have been sparse and I actually haven't filmed or blogged for the past week as I decided to take a break.
March is going to be different because the result I got from this little break is that I have been able to clear my head of everything negative and have started thinking positively :) I now want to keep this going and make sure I don't fall into that trap again :)
So I am setting myself some goals for the month that will help keep me on track, I actually got the inspiration for this from the blog Being Little :) You can see her mini goals here :)
So these are my goals :)
Exercise 3 times a week - I have been getting back into my fitness slowly and want to keep this up as I have been feeling so much better after I exercise, plus it is making me feel more confident in my own skin :)
Take time out to read a book - I have actually set myself the goal of reading 20 books this year, you can see that post here, and have been doing really well, I am now on my 3rd book. I just need to set aside maybe an hour or two just to sit and relax and just enjoy a good book :)
Write down anything good/positive that happens - I want to write down something positive that has happened during the day or whenever it happens and put it in a jar :) I'm then going to look back at these things either at the end of every month or at the end of the year :)
Keep a diary - I have been writing daily in a diary anyway but instead of just writing what I done that day I want to start including how I'm feeling that particular day and hopefully I will notice that the positive outweighs the negative :)
Take more photos - With this goal I find I have so many cameras, on my phone, ipod, digital camera and I rarely take photos :( so I think taking more photos will be such a great thing to do as those memories/moments are then forever captured and you can look at them whenever you want :)
So those are my goals there are only 5 as I don't want to do to much as I don't do well with lots of things to do or being under pressure, so to many goals would not be a good thing, this is the perfect amount :)
I will write at the end of the month how I have got on :)
See You Soon!!

Been A While....

Monday, 24 February 2014

Hey Guys!!
I want to apologise that I haven't posted any blog posts in a while and I also haven't filmed my daily vlogs or weekly videos this week.
To be honest I have been taking a break for the past few days as I have been letting my depression take over a little bit :( so I needed to take a step back, collect my thoughts and sort myself out, not that it ever just goes away :(
So I do apologise for the lack of posts but I will be resuming normal posting, videoing, etc. in the next couple of days as I have this week off work where I can pull myself together and get back to some sort of normality :)
See You Soon!!

Baking: Heart Shaped Cake

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Hey Guys!!
So thanks to my sister posting about her brownies she baked, I really wanted to bake a cake, I love baking anyway but it just really made me want to bake :)
I used my usual recipe which you can go over and try out HERE
All you need is:
110g Self Raising Flour
110g Caster Sugar
110g Butter/Marge
1-2tbsp Milk
1tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Free Range Eggs
Silly me didn't take any photos while I was mixing it :( but I did take a photo of the mix when I put it into the moulds :)
I put this in the oven on Gas Mark 4 and baked it for roughly 15-30 minutes to make sure it was baked all the way through. Once I took it out and let it cool before I put jam on the bottom layer and then put the top layer on :)
To decorate the cake I used:
Chocolate Fudge Icing
Gold Shimmer Spray
Glitter Sugar
Pink Icing Pen
I covered the whole cake in the chocolate icing, I must say in the pictures it looks like a big cake but it is actually only small and is enough for 2 people :) Once I finished the chocolate icing, I then sprayed the whole cake gold and it looked so nice and shiny :) then I put a bit of glitter sugar on and wrote a little message on it with my pink icing pen and this was the finished product :)
I just love how metallic it looks and I must say it tastes really delicious, though I think I may have put to much jam in the middle but still it tasted gorgeous :)
I hope you enjoyed this post and I'm hopefully going to do some more baking next week :)
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My Week #5

Monday, 17 February 2014

Hey Guys!!
Another week has gone, seems like its going way to fast the time, don't you think? Especially as its been 5 weeks since I started these posts, scary stuff!!
Any how, I have sat and debated what my favourite pictures were from this week and I came up with this wonderful 7 :)

Sunday - I liked this picture as they had been fighting 5 minutes before I took this and then they were all curled up with each other as if it never happened haha
Monday - This was my first healthy meal of the week, as I have been trying really hard to eat clean and its been going pretty well. I must say this was delicious :) it was BBQ chicken with jacket potatoes, cheese and peas :)
Friday - Of course Friday was Valentines Day and of course I got my hubby a card and presents (his presents aren't pictured) but thought I would 'decorate' his envelope :) As you can see I had flowers, which is the norm I think for Valentines Day with anyone unless you don't like flowers, and I also had a new rugby shirt, me to you bear and candle :) The other Friday picture at the bottom is from a 5 minute walk from my Mums to my flat and I got soaked as this weather has been terrible :(
Saturday - I was in a bit of a baking mood thanks to my sister Chloe, she made brownies and did a blog post on it, which you can go over and read and follow her here if you'd like :) but I really fancied baking so baked this little heart cake :) I will be doing a blog post on it :)
So there you go these were my favourite pictures from this week, I'm hoping this week is going to be filled with some really fun things and just relaxing, but I am looking forward to my week off work next week :) Yay for half terms!! as much as I love my job its nice to have time off :)
See You Soon!!

New Videos!!

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Hey Guys!!
Thought I would share with you my recent videos on my weekly channel and my vlogging channel :)
Hope you enjoy these videos on here or on my YouTube channels :)
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Outfit of the Day: 8th Feb

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Hey Guys!!
I haven't done an Outfit of the Day for a while as I haven't really been anywhere, especially with the weather as it is at the moment, but I did venture out Saturday night for a few drinks.
As it normally does, it took me a while to decide what I wanted to wear and after sending a few pictures back and forth I finally decided on my outfit.

I didn't want to wear something to dressy or casual, so sort of met in the middle and went for smart casual.
My black skirt is one I got from a few years back and it is a bodycon skirt, I did have to have a new zip sewn on though as it broke a few months ago but is good as new now :) If I remember correctly it was about £8
My Jack Daniels top is a vest top and I received this as a gift at Christmas off my Mum and Dad :) I wore this as I love 'vintage' clothing and thought this definitely fell under the casual category :)
Then of course my trusty blue blazer came along for the ride to, which it smartened the outfit up. It didn't really keep me dry or warm though when it started to rain but still I love it, though I think I could do with another blazer in a different colour just so I got some variety :)
Then I wore my black ankle boot style heels from Deichmann :) along with glossy skin tone tights :)
I hope you enjoyed this post, I'm hoping there will be a lot more Outfit of the Days coming up as there is a few things I'm going out and doing over the next few weeks :)
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My Week #4

Monday, 10 February 2014

Hey Guys!!
Sorry once again that this post is a day late, was a little dehydrated and do we dare say it, hungover and couldn't face the bright light of my laptop :(
This week I'm doing this post a little differently, you see I take a lot of pictures through the week rather than just one every day, so thought this week I would just pick my favourite 7 pictures from the week :) and here they are.

Sunday - Once again we had a gorgeous cooked dinner but this time we had lamb and it was delicious. I always look forward to a Sunday as the dinner is the best part.
Monday - At the moment I am finding I am absolutely obsessed with chocolate milkshake so have been drinking it everyday this week, though it does not do well with me trying to be healthy.
Friday - This day I signed up for Results With Lucy, which is Lucy from TOWIEs fitness website, and this is the workout I tried out and by god you could feel the burn so I am hoping this going to help me keep fit.
Saturday - There are 3 pictures I like from Saturday and there is number 1 which is my outfit I wore through the day, Guns and Roses top, track pants and my beanie hat and just felt so cool :) Then there was my outfit I wore out on the town (top pic with Saturday in red) I felt so comfortable in it and loved the top. Then the last pic is of me and my 'Aunty' (I don't really call her aunty as we are quite close in age so more friends than anything) who I went out on the town with and just loved this picture :)
So these were my favourite pictures from the week and we shall have to wait and see until next week to see what my favourites are for this week :)
See You Soon!!

Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

Friday, 7 February 2014

Hey Guys!!
Last night we decided to go to the cinema as we haven't been for ages and decided on seeing The Wolf Of Wall Street. There had been so many amazing reviews about it and so we went to check it out.
This film is about Jordan Belfort (Leonardo Dicaprio) who first off gets a stock brokers job on Wall Street then ends up setting up his own firm. Then when his firm gets bigger and he gets wealthier, its years of parties, drugs and sex which then leads to one of his cofounders gets arrested and tells all to the FBI, which ends with Jordan being arrested. He does cooperate with the FBI which means his jail sentence was reduced from 20 years to 36 months and now teaches seminars to the general public. Jonah Hill also stars in this film. 
I am so glad we did as it definitely lived up to its reviews, to me it felt like it was better than the reviews I'd seen :) It amazed me that this was based on a true story because some of the things in the film were just unbelievable ha ha
It was an array of laughs and gasps and just all round amazingness, yes I just made up that word!!! I really don't know what else to say about this film it is just so good!!! I definitely recommend this film to anyone who would like to see it. I also think that Leonardo Dicaprio definitely deserves an Oscar for this film, it was also nice to see Jonah Hill in a more adult themed film.
So my rating for this film would have to be 10/10
Hope You Enjoyed This Post!!
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My Week #3

Monday, 3 February 2014

Hey Guys!!
I am sorry this post is a day late, I was over my Nans yesterday so wasn't able to post. As you can see though we have come to that time again where we see what I got up to through the week :)

1. Sunday - This was the day after Llewellyns staff party and there was no better way to cure my hangover than with chicken nuggets and a chocolate milkshake, also a 3 hour nap helped as well!!
2. Tuesday - I thought I would sit in bed and read my book, but came in to see that both cats were curled up together, taking up the whole side of my bed haha
3. Wednesday - This day I was feeling a bit down so I sat down with this box of Heroes and watched a film under a blanket:)
4. Thursday - I decided to cook a nice healthy meal today and by god it tasted gorgeous!! It was chicken in a white wine sauce with croquets, delicious!!!
5. Friday - Today I decided to sit down and actually organise myself with blogs, youtube and fitness. So now you can expect regular posts and videos :) its nice to be organised for once :)
6. Saturday - Of course today was the start of the Rugby 6 Nations!! Being Welsh of course we sat and watched to support our boys in red and boy did they do well winning their first match. So we got my Mums dog Olly in on the action to and put a rugby shirt on him :)
As you may notice there is no picture for Monday but that is because I was doing housework that day and didn't do anything picture worthy :(
Well lets see what this week will bring!!
See You Soon!!

Liebster Award

Monday, 3 February 2014

Hey Guys!!
I haven't been feeling to well today :( so decided to come and check my posts and catch up on some blog reading, when to my surprise I seen that I was nominated for a Liebster Award :) I must say it very much cheered me up :)
I was nominated by the lovely Eleanor ( and am very grateful for this nomination :)
If you have never heard of this, the Liebster Award is aimed at blogs with 200 followers or less and it's a great opportunity to meet new bloggers and connect with each other and make friends :)
So I have to answer 11 questions that Eleanor has asked me and then ask 11 more to the people I nominate! The rules of the award will be at the bottom of this post!
So here are my answers to Eleanors' Questions
1) What's your favourite book?
I think my favourite book has to be.....oh I don't know its such a hard decision as I don't have one favourite book!! So will go with my favourite at the moment and say The Hunger Games Series

 2) Where do you want to travel?
The one place I would absolutely love to travel to is Amsterdam as I really want to visit Anne Franks 'house' as I am very interested in that and WW2

 3) What's the top of your bucket list?
I don't actually have a bucket list but I think at the top for me would be to go to Disney World in Florida!!

 4) What do you hope to achieve by the end of this year?
At the end of the year I would like to have achieved maybe 200/300 followers, and also that my YouTube Channel gets more subscribers, I am practising a lot at getting better with filming and writing so fingers crossed on that :)

 5) What's your favourite Ice cream flavour?
My favourite has to be mint choc chip :)

 6) What's your favourite nail polish called and who makes it?
At the moment I am loving the shade I am currently wearing which is Naked Truth and its by Avon Cosmetics

 7) What's you're favourite band?
My favourite bands are McFly and Busted, which now they have formed McBusted and I am so excited that I am going to see them, my ultimate favourite :)

 8) What's your favourite makeup brand?
Has to be Make Up Academy :)

 9) What's your favourite film?
My favourite film is anything Disney to be honest, I love Disney so much!!

 10) Which celebrity would you like to meet?
I would've liked to have met Audrey Hepburn, she is my idol :) but in this day I would love to meet either Britney Spears or Kim Kardashian :)

 11) A random fact about yourself!

A random fact would have to be that when I have shoes on or even when I don't have shoes on, I curl my toes, and sometimes I don't even realise I am doing it!!
So they were my questions and answers, here is my nominees questions :)
1. What is your favourite album?
2. Why did you start Blogging?
3. What is your favourite piece of clothing you own?
4. What is your favourite season?
5. What is your favourite place to go on holiday?
6. Who is your idol/role model?
7. What is your favourite book or book genre?
8. What is your favourite hair product?
9. If you had to go on a desert island, what 3 items would you take and why?
10. What do you like to do when chilling/relaxing?
11. A random fact about yourself!!
My Nominations are:
Polish and Lemonade
Crowns of Violet
Seventy Odd Dresses
Eloises Diary
The Daily Blah
Just Being Me
So Nominees these are the rules:
 You have to link back to the person who nominated you
You have to answer 11 questions
You have to nominate 11 blogs with less than 200 followers to answer your questions
You are not allowed to nominate the person who nominated you
Finally, you must let the people know that they have been nominated
Thank you again so much Eleanor for nominating me, it was so lovely of you!!
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Book Review: Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Hey Guys!!
I actually managed to finish my book that I was reading and thought I would give you a review on what I thought about it :)
As you can tell by the title I read Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.

Blurb: Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark are still alive. Katniss should be relieved, but now there are whispers of a rebellion against the Capitol - a rebellion that Katniss and Peeta may have helped create.
As the nation watches Katniss and Peeta, the stakes are higher than ever. One false move and the consequences will be unimaginable.
I absolutely loved this book, I literally couldn't put it down, what with the twists and turns throughout the book. I found as I was reading it I was going through so many emotions and was literally gasping at certain points of the book. It was just fantastic, I really can't describe it much more than that, it was absolutely fantastic.
I am now on the last book of the series, so hoping its just as exciting as this one :)
I give it 5/5 and would definitely recommend it :)
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January Favourites

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Hey Guys!!
I thought I would share with you my favourite items for the month :) These 5 items are my most used things lately, some of them are from Christmas and others are what I have acquired lately :) So lets begin :)
So first is my pillow I had for Christmas from Llewellyn, I have a slight obsession with Me To You items anyway, so this pillow is the perfect present. I love the pattern on it and the bear is just so cute, it is majorly soft and comfortable to sleep on :) I sleep on this pillow every night and already have said its going on the flight for holiday in August :)
Second is my new vlogging camera which Llewellyn won in a raffle through his works party :) He gave it to me as he knew I needed a smaller camera to be able to vlog with. Its a really nice size as it fits in my hand perfectly and the quality of footage is the same as a DSLR camera which is great :) I love it!!
Third is my eye mask, I had this as part of a set for Christmas off Llewellyns brother and his girlfriend :) I wear this every night to bed and must say I have been sleeping so much better with it :) I am feeling more refreshed in the mornings :) I actually have to sew the elastic back on though as it snapped the other day :(
As you know from a previous post I have a goal of how many books I am going to read through the year, and this was one of them, also the rest of the trilogy :) I am absolutely loving them, I've only just started reading this one and love it already, I seriously can't put it down :)
Also this month I was eligible for an upgrade with my mobile contract :) I was excited as I have been wanting the Sony Xperia Z1 for ages, I wanted it in black originally, but they only had white available, so had to have white :) As you can see though I have a lovely blue dotty cover on it which I got from Amazon :) I love this phone so much, the camera is amazing quality :)
And that completes my January Favourites :) All these items I am in love with and can't wait to see what this months favourites will be :)
What's been your favourite things through January?
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