Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Easy DIY Christmas Peppermint Bark

As its Christmas Eve eve I thought I'd show you a super easy last minute sweet treat idea for your loved ones. These are really delicious and will be gone within minutes! Here's what you will need...


200g White chocolate
200g Milk chocolate
6 Peppermint candy canes (or which ever ones you prefer)
Festive sprinkles
Clear cellophane self-seal bags
Twine
Greaseproof paper
Spatula

Makes approx 8 bags
Time: 1 hour

Firstly break the milk chocolate into small pieces and add to a heatproof bowl. Add a little boiling water to a saucepan and heat until simmering. Suspend the bowl over the simmering water, but don't allow the base of the bowl to touch the water. Heat the chocolate, stirring regularly, until almost completely melted, then remove from the heat; the residual heat of the bowl will melt any remaining lumps so it doesn't burn. Leave to cool for 5 minutes.

Next place the greaseproof paper onto a flat baking sheet and carefully pour the melted milk chocolate onto the baking sheet. Using a spatula spread the chocolate evenly over the baking sheet and pop into the fridge to set for about 15-20 minutes.

Repeat the first process to melt the white chocolate. Once the milk chocolate has hardened remove from the fridge. Pour the white chocolate on top on the milk chocolate and smooth evenly to cover the bottom.

Next place the candy canes in a food bag and cover with a tea towel. Crush the candy canes with a rolling pin until they're the size you want them. Sprinkle the candy canes pieces and the festive sprinkles over the chocolate. Place back in the fridge to set for a further 15-20 minutes.


Once its set remove from the fridge and break up into pieces. Don't worry if they're not all perfect as we don't want them to be all the same size! Divide 3-4 pieces into the cellophane bags and seal. I added twine onto each one to make it more special. Enjoy!

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Sunday, 21 December 2014

Lucky Dip Club Unboxing #4

For the last Lucky Dip Club box of the year its truly a special one for sure. It felt like Christmas came a week early when this came through the post. This months theme is 'Festive of Fun' and came with an array of festive treats!

Here's what's inside..


Sweet Christmas themed fawn and red tissue paper to open up to that instantly makes it feel all Christmassy! It's no surprise that seeing the cute cards when you first open the box makes you smile :)


'Lets go on an adventure' card wallet for my oyster card & a white as snow bow decoration which I hung on my tree.


Fabulous DIY mini bunting kit for Christmas and New Years Eve. I added some photos to show you where I placed mine.


A stunning sequin bow that I'm going to turn into a hair clip, a weekly to-do list which are always useful (plus its PASTEL!!) and a sparkly heart brooch.


Here is the full details of what was inside -
  • Pretty pastel desk planner
  • Have Fun 'Lets go on an adventure' wallet for cards & I.D
  • Sparkle pop love heart brooch
  • Razzle dazzle 'Good Times' mini bunting
  • Bambi motif 'Merry Kitchmas' mini bunting
  • Snowy white 'Bow Belle' decoration
To spread Christmas cheer for the end of year box Leona of Lucky Dip Club gave everyone a sparkly sequin bow for the monthly the raffle this month so everyone won! I cannot wait for what Lucky Dip Club has in store for 2015 but I just know they're going to be a fricking awesome!!

If you're new to my blog or just missed any previous LDC posts and don't know what I'm going on about go to my first unboxing here to find out all the details. If you love super cute stuff and want a surprise of fun items each month get yourself the monthly subscription!!

Happy holidays!!


(I am not being paid by any of the mentioned companies or designers to make this post, unless I state C/O. The views in this post are strictly my own and I am not affiliated with any of these companies.)


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Friday, 5 December 2014

Things I Love - Picks Of The Week

TGIF everyone! I hope all my American readers had a fantastic Thanksgiving with your friends and family! Did you buy any good bargains in the Black Friday sale? I went a little mad and managed to get all of my current wish list from Pin Up Girl Clothing as it was up to 70% off! 

For this weeks 'Picks of the week' I've chosen a few pieces from one of my favourite clothing brands Lindy Bop that would be ideal for the festive celebrations coming up. I love wearing warmer tones in Autumn/Winter from my usual pastel or light colour pieces and these are definitely on my wish list to add to my closet.









Firstly how amazing are all of these dresses? I have a couple of Lindy Bop dresses and love wearing them. The fabrics are good quality for the small price you pay and they've even got a sale on so you can grab yourself a bargain in time for your Christmas do!

I thought I'd give you an idea of how I would style each outfit. The first 3 dresses I would add a black fitted 3/4 length cardigan, nude seamed stockings, a Luxulite brooch to add some sparkle and the Irella heels in black to complete each outfit. The last two dresses I would team with a dark green fitted cardigan instead and wear the emerald green Idas.

Emerald green party dress

Ruby red swing dress

Mocha polka dot swing dress

Mustard yellow swing dress

Floral beige jive dress

Are you all set for Christmas? Has anyone finished there gift shopping? I'm getting there with mine but still a few things to get online. I just hope I don't leave it too late for delivery!

(I am not being paid by any of the mentioned companies or designers to make this post, unless I state C/O. The views in this post are strictly my own and I am not affiliated with any of these companies.)

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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Lucky Dip Club Unboxing #3

Happy Wednesday everyone! I've been so excited about receiving my Lucky Dip Club box for the month of November and couldn't wait to share my unboxing with you all! The theme for this month was 'Circus' but without the scary clowns! (Phew as I have a phobia of clowns and shit scared of them) It was an array of pretty harlequin and old school circus prints galore.

Here's what was inside..

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I love nothing more than opening a box full of surprises and this was such a treat to open. I smiled like a goof when I read this months moto 'Smile More' which everyone should do more often! :)


Personalised harlequin initial keyring which I've now added to my collection on my keys. I love it! Awesome washi tape with positive quotes to add to pen pal packages or my letters. I'm going to using this a ton this month!


I'm kinda obsessed with the note pad and wrapping paper because its harlequin print duh! The super cute old circus animal postcards are adorable! I've already used the note pad and sent a couple of postcards to friends already!


Lastly a thank you card set and a Japanese colourful fan which will make any grey day a brighter one. The one thing I look out for in the boxes is a certain item that maybe a part of the raffle that Leona adds to each month. I checked Instagram and seen that the fan was the raffle gift so I was happy I had one in my box! Overall this months theme was awesome and possibly my favourite so far! For anyone that loves old school circus this is a box for you!

Here the full details of what was inside this month-
  • Wooden circus letter keyring featuring your initial
  • Harlequin letter set
  • Pom Pom DIY gift tag kit
  • Circus animal postcard set
  • Happy motto washi tape
  • Harlequin paper for wrapping or crafting
  • Balloon thank you greetings card
Not forgetting the colourful Japanese fan that was the free gift for the 'Circus' box raffle. I was thrilled to see on the Lucky Dip Club email that this months theme is 'Festive of Fun' that will drop through the door on the 15th! Excited is an understatement as I bloody love Christmas!!

If you haven't already and want to subscribe to the Lucky Dip Club you can do here. There is the option to just test it out by purchasing a one off box to see if its for you. If you love super cute stuff and want a surprise of fun stationary each month get yourself the monthly subscription!!

If you're new to my blog and don't know what I'm going on about go to my first unboxing here to find out all the details. In the mean time have a fabulous week and roll on the next unboxing!

(I am not being paid by any of the mentioned companies or designers to make this post, unless I state C/O. The views in this post are strictly my own and I am not affiliated with any of these companies.)

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Sunday, 5 October 2014

Outfit Of The Day - Floral & Mint

Hello everyone, I hope you've all had a fabulous weekend and now relaxing on this rather chilly Sunday evening! Depending on what side of the world you are, I hear from a few friends across the pond its still in the 60s! I don't deal with hot heat very well and tend to stay out of direct sun so these sunny cooler days are perfect for me

A few weeks ago I purchased some new Bait Footwear from Modcloth and I was so excited to receive them on Friday. I chose some new autumn coloured emerald green Idas & a pair of Irella in black from Baits new Autumn collection. They're definitely my favourite brand of footwear to wear these days, as they go with my style and are perfect with everything! I highly recommend any 40 - 50's loving ladies to purchases a pair! They only thing I would consider when buying these is to check out the feedback on the Modcloth or Bait Footwear website. For my particular size I go up half a size due to having small wide feet to a 4.5, as they do come up a little narrow but after a few wears they break in and become super comfy to wear all day!


Today Paul & I ventured down to Starbucks for our weekly Sunday date for a seasonal PSL. I love our little traditions and I would like to make a few more in the new year. One thing I know I plan on changing slightly is how I structure my work days around blogging.

I find it hard some days and because I suffer from anxiety I don't put too much pressure on myself to do daily blogging. I'm also in the process of looking to update my blog design, I feel a change is needed to suit my style and be more me. Any recommendations on affordable blog designers?

Outfit Details
Floral Dress Primark a few years ago
Black Cardigan Primark
Shoes Bait Footwear
Belt Primark
Kitty Necklace A gift from my friend Claire
Sparkly Mint Brooch Luxulite

 Do you own any Baits? If so which ones do you own or plan on purchasing?

(I am not being paid by any of the mentioned companies or designers to make this post, unless I state C/O. The views in this post are strictly my own and I am not affiliated with any of these companies.)

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