Sunday, 19 October 2014

Little things i have been loving lately...

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How sweet is this illustrated Fi FI Lapin print case from iconemesis* My iPhone case collection is now getting a little bit ridiculous, I can't help it they're all just so cute. I love all of her outfits.
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I'm going to try and use my iPad mini more, I have been loving this cute wallpaper freebie, you can find and download it for your iPad / iPhone here if you know of any good iPad apps you think i need let me know in the comments please :)
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I know some of you wanted me to let you know how I got on with this Chanel rouge coco lip balm, I have to say I absolutely love it and have been using it non stop. It certainly feels a tad more glamorous than pulling a tin of vaseline out of my bag… it keeps my chapped lips at bay. Perfect in this cold weather.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Simple sausage dog sugar cookies.

You guys know me, by now… lover of all things sausage dog. So of course I bought a sausage dog cookie cutter, how could I possibly resist? A sausage dog shaped, sweet, yet simple to bake biscuit. You could use this recipe to make any shaped sugar cookies. I bought my cookie cutter from here.
sausage dog sugar cookies
What you will need:
100g of unsalted butter at room temperature
1tsp vanilla extract
1 large egg
100g of caster sugar
275g of plain flour

Preheat the oven to 190, line a baking tray with some greaseproof paper, in a large bowl cream the butter and the sugar, until it's light and fluffy. Then add the egg and vanilla extract. Sift in the flour and keep stirring until the mixture starts to form a dough.

Sprinkle your work surface with a light covering of flour, then roll the dough mixture to a thickness of about 1cm. Now take your cookie cutter, to cut out the shape of your cookies and carefully place them onto the baking tray.
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Don't worry if you come across a few casualties, a few of my sugary sausages lost a few limbs now and again. I just rolled out the dough and cut out another sausage shaped cookie.

Place the baking tray into the oven for around 8-10 minutes, until they are lightly brown. Take them out, leave them to one side to cool and then decorate with icing if you like or eat them fresh from the oven.

Monday, 13 October 2014

One Today!

This time last year, my little miniature dachshund, Oscar was born. I didn't get to meet him and bring him home until December 20th. It was the best decision I have ever made. I thought I'd share some of my favourite pictures of him, taken on my Dslr camera...
He makes me smile every single day.
Even though he steals my food, chews my socks and cries when i go to the bathroom
I've never known a dog have such a huge personality, he watches the TV, if you laugh at him you will receive the death stare. If you're preparing food, he will moan and grumble, as if you're supposed to be preparing it for him. No shoes are safe, he will eat the flowers you have just planted in the garden and he barks as if he is a rottweiler, when, in reality, he is barely off of the ground and his tummy grazes the grass when he goes outside. He loves nothing more than sitting on my knee, who knew a dog could bring so much happiness.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Chocolate bundt cake

So it's the final challenge of the GBBO cake that challenge with the Euphorium Bakery. I decided to bake a chocolate Bundt cake, topped with icing flowers, mini oreos and lilac buttercream frosting.
So here's the recipe

375g plain flour
1/2 a teaspoon of baking powder
1/2 a teaspoon of salt
600g of caster sugar
5 eggs
225g of softened butter
110g of margarine
60g of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
250ml of milk

Preheat the oven to 170, grease your bundt tin. In a bowl sift flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Then set that to one side.

In a large bowl add the butter, eggs, margarine and vanilla extract and whisk until it's light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture and then add the milk, whisk extremely well.

Pour the mixture into a well greased bundt tin, leave it to bake in the oven for around 70 minutes, test it with a skewer and if it comes out clean, it's done. Let the bundt cake cool for around 15-20 minutes in the tin and then remove.

Let the cake cool completely then add decorations of your choice / buttercream frosting.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

My simple winter morning routine

I wake up at around 7:30 and I'm in the shower by about 8:00am...
becky milk bubble tea bambi pjs
Now that it's starting to get pretty chilly on a morning, winter pj's are needed. I bought these gorgeous Bambi pyjamas from Tesco, they're a matching set, the bottoms are so cosy and comfortable.
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After jumping in the shower, I then smother myself in Jo Malone's blackberry and bay body creme, it smells absolutely amazing and keeps dry skin at bay. I let my hair dry naturally pretty much every day. My hair is really thin already, so I try to avoid blow drying to avoid heat damage.
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My skin does tend to be drier than usual in the winter, so I apply this Clinique moisturiser all over my face and neck, then apply a hefty amount of lip balm. Whilst waiting for this to sink in I make my bed.
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I then head downstairs to make myself some breakfast. As always I'm greeted by this very excitable little sausage. He seriously makes my morning every single day, he's always SO pleased to see me.
becky milk bubble tea breakfast
I usually have a glass of fresh orange and a bowl of porridge on a morning, maybe a hot chocolate too if I am feeling naughty.  I then quickly scroll through twitter, instagram and the likes before heading upstairs to put my face on and get ready for the day.

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