4.24.2012

Packing

This morning our boxes arrived and we have started packing.
EEEEEEEEEK!

What a job. All I can say is that it looked a lot easier in my head.
So far we have packed up the bedrooms.
Dylan's rooms was quite easy as he hasn't got that many toys,
Emily's room on the other hand...let's just say I ditched a lot and
have now got three big bags waiting to be taken to the skip/ charity shop and way
too may boxes to be loaded onto the removals truck.


So this is mainly what I'll be doing for the next two days.
If you need me at all I'll probably be buried under boxes,
tape and bubble wrap.
Wish me luck!

Oh before I forget...I moved out of the dark ages and added a
facebook page.
Come and find me!

Linking up with these fabulous ladies


4.23.2012

I don't want to go!


I know, I know...I haven't been around much lately.
It's been a crazy two weeks.
Reason
We have decided to move.

Not necessarily a decision I am happy with.
I mean who likes to move anyway?
I'm so not looking forward to packing up boxes, messing up the house,
deciding what to keep or ditch, clean the whole mess up afterwards and then do the
reverse in the new house.
But the thing I hate most about this move is
leaving my dear friends.

What am I going to do without my girlies!!!
No more coffee mornings on a Tuesday, no more walking to school
together, no more laughs and giggles, no more shopping trips,
no cakes or dinners at my house, no more fun evenings out,
no babysitters nearby if I need one and no more nagging about our husbands.

Today one of my friends gave me the sweetest card and five chocolate bunnies


Think I will go and eat one now and sulk in a corner for a bit :(

4.11.2012

Summery outfit

top, trousers: George. Shoes: Next. Bracelet: peacocks

As you can tell by this outfit, I love this seasons colours!
Mints, corals, pastels....heaven!
To be honest this outfit makes me feel like going on holiday.
 Italy maybe,
where I can be surrounded by ice creams, scooters and non stop sunshine.

Ah lovely sunshine, we haven't had a lot of you lately.
As I opened up the curtains this morning we had a few hopeful
rays trying to break through the thick grey clouds but by the time I got dressed
in this summery outfit the clouds had won.
Oh well, I guess I will have to brighten up the day myself.

Maybe I went a bit too bright adding the coral shoes.
Now I love mint and coral together but somehow it didn't translate.
Maybe it's because there is already an overload of colours.
Luckily I have some great nudes to tone it down

shoes: New look

Much better no?!
Now excuse me as I go in pursuit of ice creams, scooters and
sunshine.
Ciao Bella!


Linking up here today



4.10.2012

Cake pops anyone?


Today I decided to make some cake pops.
I've seen these little yummies pop up on several blogs now...
about time they made an appearance on mine!
I found the recipe on Erika's blog

Oreo and mascarpone cake pops (oh yesssss!!!)

Three packets of Oreos (154g each)
250g  Mascarpone cheese
White chocolate
Lollipop sticks
Sprinkles

Step 1. Blend the Oreo cookies in a food processor until
all crumbled and fine.
It helps if you have a cute assistant helping you out.


Step 2. Add the mascarpone cheese


Step 3. Blend it all together, not easy at first and it took me a good five
minutes and a lot of muscle power to get it to the right consistency.
You should end up with something that looks like dirt from the garden.


Step 4. Roll into balls and place on a baking sheet, then place in the freezer
for about 15 minutes.


Step 5. Melt the chocolate and dip the end of the lollipop sticks into this.
Then insert them into the cake balls. Place back in the freezer
for about five minutes, allowing the chocolate to harden.


Step 6. Coat the cake pops in chocolate and add sprinkles, leave to dry.
Make sure you buy enough chocolate, I didn't and have two cake pops
who are feeling very sorry for them selves.
Also, unless you are super handy and know what you are doing, prepare
for this stage to be slightly messy!


Step 7. Eat and enjoy, they are heaven on a stick!




Linking up!



Have a delicious Tuesday everyone
xxx

4.09.2012

Liebster Blog Award

I am soooooo excited to let you know that the lovely Rebecca from
has chosen my blog to receive the Liebster Award!
I am so honoured and incredibly happy about this.
Her blog is full of amazing craft projects so be sure to go and check it out.

Now it's my turn to nominate five amazing blogs
and pass on the award. Please go visit them, they are all AWESOME!

Amy has such a fun and inspiring blog. I love to read everything she gets up to
in life. She also shares THE BEST recipes.
Please go and have a look, you won't be disappointed.

Erika has a really sweet blog and a wicked fashion sense.
As a mum of two adorable girls she regularly shares fun ideas
and tutorials on how to keep them entertained.
please go and have a read.

I love Megan's blog, it's such a fun read!
She's a nanny and shares her every day adventures with her readers.
She's fun and witty.
I was hooked immediately and I am sure you will be too!

Nicole's blog is full of really cool fashion ideas.
Stuck on what to wear today? Go over to her blog for
some inspiration.

Dusty's blog always makes me smile. She has such a great writing style
and you can't help but love her!
Go and check it out, you'll see what I mean.


So, there we go, five amazing blogs....please go and visit them and
show them some love!

Here are the rules for passing the Liebster Blog Award along:
*Choose 5 up and coming blogs to award with less than
   200 followers.
*Show your appreciation to the blogger who awarded you by linking back to them.
*Post the award on your blog.
*Link back to the blogs you are awarding so that everyone else can pay them a visit.


 Have a great Easter Monday my friends
xxx