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Pinterest: Wedding bouquets

November 25, 2015

Like many brides one area of my wedding that I’ve been relying quite heavily on Pinterest for is inspiration for flowers, and in particular my bouquet. Flowers are not something I confess to knowing much about other than being able to pick out the ones I find particularly pretty to look at. From spending many hours scouring hundreds of pictures I’ve come to realise that I prefer neat, round bouquets containing mostly large-headed flowers such as peonies and roses, peppered with spray roses and very little foliage. The few pictures I’ve posted in the last couple of rows demonstrate the colour scheme I love of light pink, blue and lilac, which will look great with the pink bridesmaid dresses we’ve already bought. I’ve visited a few florists that I’ve absolutely loved so hopefully that’ll be the last major thing to book before Christmas.

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Recipe: At-Home Caramel Latte

November 23, 2015

Caramel Latte

Ingredients & Equipment

  • 2 teaspoons caramel syrup
  • 2 tablespoons ground coffee
  • 200ml hot (not boiling) water
  • 300ml milk
  • French press / cafetiere
  • Hand held milk frother
  1. Add a teaspoon of caramel syrup to each cup/mug.
  2. Put the coffee and hot water into the french press / cafetiere and stir. Replace the lid of the cafetiere, but do not push down. Leave to develop for 4 minutes.
  3. As the coffee is brewing, put the milk into a saucepan and heat gently, until steaming. Take off the heat and carefully froth the milk with the hand held frother until it’s nice and bubbly, about 20-30 seconds.
  4. Slowly and carefully push down the plunger of the cafetiere until it reaches the bottom. Pour the coffee into the two mugs, til each is about a third full.
  5. Top with the frothy milk and lightly stir to combine all elements.
  6. Enjoy.

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Blogger's Note

Four for Friday

November 20, 2015

I feel like the closer we get to the Christmas season, the more blog posts seem to catch my eye. With DIY and food posts especially popular at this time of year, I can’t help but bookmark all of my favourite recipes or projects to get a start on over the next couple of weeks. Here are four to start off your weekend.

Four for Friday: 20.11.2015

DIY Art Print // Raspberry and Mint Spritzer // Printable Tropical Photo Booth Props // Spiced Rosemary Cashews


Recipe: Simple hummus

November 19, 2015

I am a big fan of hummus. It’s something I eat nearly every day for lunch, so I’ve come to know which flavours I like and which ones I don’t, although I have never made my own from scratch, so I thought I’d finally give it a go. I went with a simple recipe to start and I’m thinking I might move on to more extravagent flavours once I’ve mastered the basics, so here it is for you to try.

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  • 200g canned chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Start by draining the chickpeas and rinsing them.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a food processor until you get a creamy puree. I like my hummus slightly chunky so I didn’t process the mixture for more than 90 seconds. Choose whatever consistency you prefer.
  3. I serve mine spread over a sesame seed cracker. It should keep in the fridge for about 5 days.

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Beauty - Shopping


November 18, 2015

Birchbox 1

A review of Birchbox from Lucy:

“I’ve now been receiving Birchbox boxes for three months and have also purchased their special edition Selfridges selection, which I was tempted into whilst browsing online. If you’re not familiar with the concept of Birchbox, then it’s pretty simple: you sign up for either 3, 6 or 12 months, pay a monthly fee (you save money when you sign up for longer) and then you receive a box each month containing samples of beauty products. They have a bunch of amazing brands in their mix, from Rituals and REN to Cowshed and Benefit and it’s a great way to try out products before you decide whether to part with your money and buy full sized items.

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I’ve been really pleased with everything I’ve received so far and have only received one or two things that I haven’t been bowled over by. It’s pretty good value considering what you get in each box, even if some of the sample sizes are on the small side. I’ve already received items that have made it into my daily beauty routine, so it’s already been worth it.

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Another big perk is that you can collect points while you shop and review, which can be used to take money of their shop. This has been great for me, as I’ve already saved £20 off two products which I bought from their website. They’re always expanding their range too, so you never quite know what new brands you’ll receive items from.

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You can also gift a subscription, which would make for a great Christmas or birthday present, given the time of year. Plus, if you refer friends you get money off other purchases, so it really is win-win. If you don’t like sample sizes, especially when you don’t know what you’re getting, this probably isn’t for you, but if you want to give a bunch of beauty products a try and see if you discover anything new, then go for it, it’s great value and I’m sure you’ll discover some gems.