Saturday, 28 February 2015

Getting Back Into The Swing of Things...

Yeah, I burned the heart cake around the edges... Nobody's perfect.

Hello! It's me again. I've been away for an embarrassingly long time, for which, I can only apologise. I do have a proper excuse, mind.


My mum's been a bit poorly, and she's been in hospital, so I've been way too busy worrying and fretting to write any posts. Thankfully she's okay now though, and I can honestly say that it's lovely to have her back at home.

So, I've not really got an update to give you of what I've been up to while I was away from my blog, because it just consisted of being anxious and doing some anxious baking to try and take my mind off worrying...

I've not even kept up with my #100HappyDays pictures, ashamedly. I haven't forgotten though and I've not given up, so if you follow me on Instagram you'll see that I've already re-started doing it! It's just with my Mum being ill, I didn't feel that I'd got a great deal to be happy about... 

With regards to my blog, hopefully there'll be plenty more posts coming your way soon!

So, here's to getting things back on track!


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Friday, 6 February 2015

Foodie Friday: Really Easy Cake Recipe!

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So, January had Foundation Friday. February's got Foodie Friday instead. 

(I like alliteration, okay?)


This is probably the easiest cake to make ever. Seriously, if I can do it unaided, so can you.

Ingredients:
  • 225g butter,
  • 250g self-raising flour,
  • 250g caster sugar,
  • 4 eggs,
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder. 
Method:
1.) Pre-heat your oven to 180C,
2.) Pour all of your ingredients into a large bowl,
3.) Mix it all together with a whisk,
4.) Pour the mixture into two (non-stick) 7 inch tins,
5.) Place them into the oven until they're golden brown (around 15-25 minutes),
6.) Take them out of the oven and place on a cooling rack.
7.) Enjoy!
8.) Feel guilty about excessive cake consumption.*

*Optional.


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Monday, 2 February 2015

Accessorize Sale Haul!


I am feeling pretty smug right now.


I managed to get this lot for under £20! (Yes, really!) I adore the Accessorize sales, as there are so many bargains to be had! (Back when this blog was still in its infancy, I wrote about some jewellery bargains that I picked up at the Accessorize summer sale, which you can read here.)

Sales like this are great for bulk-buying presents to give throughout the year, if you're tight like me... 

Flower and Tear-Shaped Rings 
I've mentioned before that I don't normally buy gold coloured jewellery because it doesn't tend to suit my pale skin well, but when faced with such bargains, I can't resist! The turquoise petals on the flower ring also add a nice splash of colour!

Constellation Necklace
You can't really see the detail that well on my photos, but it's got a constellation with 'Virgo' written underneath it. I'm a Leo, but at £2.10 it was too cheap not to buy!

Purse, with Star Sequins and a Tassel on the Zip. 
I bought two of these and was going to give them both away as presents for people, but I'm so tempted to keep one for myself...

Flowery Ring Set 
Four really pretty rings for £4.20! They're gold in colour with pink detailing on the petals. I particularly love the biggest of these rings, which has a beautiful 'branch' effect.

Hand Chain and Rings Set
This set only cost £3. I've never worn a hand chain before, so I thought I'd give it a try. I really like the style of the rings that accompany it too!

Have you picked up any amazing sale bargains?

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