Monday, 21 January 2013

January round up....

Blogger is being a nightmare with the iPad and wont let me even write a post let alone add photographs etc :(  Im gutted as my poor little neglected blog is desperately needing updating more often but i just cant do it!   
Does anyone know if there is a magic button to press on the iPad to get it to work with blogger??? here is a mile a minute as usual, only slowed slightly by the snow!  The boys are of course loving it and throwing snowballs, making snow angels and generally messing around in it at every opportunity!

 Me, im more the indoorsy type!  Give me a good book, some competitions to enter, nails to paint etc im a happy bunny.  I skipped entering the competitions over Christmas and New Year but once the latest Compers News hit the mat i was back at it with a vengence - its been a while since i won anything and im feeling optomisitic for the coming year!
Talking of competitions, have you seen some of the prize bundle ive put together over on the Gifts From Your Kitchen facebook page?  I set a little challenge until the end of January to upload your pictures of the Hidden Surprise Oreo Cupcakes - you would win a whole bundle of kitchen goodies, well worth a go!!
Yesterday was a major snow day so i decided to adapt a couple of the recipes from my book...I switched around the Macadamia and Apricot Biscotti (page 12) and created Chocolate, Hazelnut and Cherry Biscotti! 
Salted caramel and walnut cupcakes and vanilla with raspberry coulis cupcakes were also on the list but im on a major diet so cant even have one!  I swear i keep hearing them call my name though.....honest!!
Next month is the Creative HeART & Soul February retreat and i am so excited!!  Its the only times during the year that i get to play with paper and goodies again.....look at what im busy making for the girls at the minute...i promise to share more pictures when i return but dont want to spoil the surprise so will save it for later ;)
 If youre still reading, thanks for sticking with me and I hope I havent lost too many of you due to updating issues - i promise to work something out as I really do miss blogging!!


Thursday, 10 January 2013

Some new year goodies!

OK, everyone loves new year as its a time of sales and although the shops seem to drag out all the stock they can never shift, there are some gems in amongst the tat! 

I managed to pick up these shoes in Primark for £3 a pair - 
 - they are so comfy and work well with skinny jeans (i love saying that - skinny jeans - as though wearing them means im skinny too!!) lol 

So far this year im doing well on the skin care/hair care routine and im amazed at how much my hair grew in 2012!  I love long hair but never have the patience to grow it, however this last year has passed in a blur and unintentionally i seem to have done it!! lol 
 Picture taken on hubbys birthday (8th) as we were going out for lunch...well you have to make an effort now and again dont you! ;)

Things im loving at the minute....

my new makeup and skin care/hair care storage...(ok girly stuff!)
 Starbucks Spiced Vanilla Lattes....(not as nice as gingerbread lattes though!)
 and finally....I love my gratitute jar which im filling up over the coming year with all the little bits that make me happy each day.  This picture was taken on the 1st of Jan so I will update as we go each month with how happy ive been! lol
Whats making you happy in 2013??

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Happy New Year!

I am such a bad blogger!  Things have been manic here what with one sickness or illness after another - you can guarantee with 7 people in the house someone is going to get a bug that's doing the rounds!

I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and a lovely new year, whether that be staying in or going out! ;). 2013 is going to be a fantastic year - I have a wonderful feeling about it!

One of my resolutions is to post more often on here poor little neglected blog!