Wednesday, December 26

homemade recipes......(book rieview)

hay lovies
hope you had a holly jolly Christmas and the big guy got you everything you wanted. we had a lovely day with lots of mess giggling films and food what more could you want hay hehe.
i got a book this year off my mummy and I'm so excited to use it if you don't already know i love cook books i love looking at the photos and seeing how yummie and easy everything is too cook well this year coming (2013) I'm going to try and cook everything in this cook book.
things i love about this book....
my favourite thing about this book is it is full of everyday easy to cook simple meals. like meals you would eat everyday. tuna pasta bake, roast chicken,homemade fish cakes and carbonare are just a few recipes I'm excited to learn how to cook properly (not just my bang stuff together and it it tastes how i think it should then its good) cooking properly is one think I'm really interested in i want to be able to feed my family health home cooked yummieness
 i love how each page has a cute little border and big pictures and it has the 1,2,3..... sections so you don't have to keep reading the same parts over and over because you've lost your place. (I'm forever doing that) this list of ingredients is neat and tidy and always layed out the same on each page.

i made my own jam last September and it lasted us until the following June it was so yummie too i made black berry jam and this year I'm going to try making a few different flavours. also i wanna make apple sauce to give to Taylor as her pudding its so easy and Ive not given it her since she was about 9months old if i remember right she loved it. also shows you how to make marmalade Ive never tried this and it looks so yummie.

Ive also never been able to make roasties properly i always cheat and par boil the potatoes then dunk them in the fryer so I'm looking forward to giving this one a try look how good them roasties look. as part of this I'm going to be comparing the meals from the book to how mine look in real life haha as Ive always found that the photos in the book never look as good as the final product i come out with in the end.  i thought it would be fun
so overall i love this book i also like the opening line on the back cover "this is a wonderful collection of traditional, tasty recipes, full of fail-safe favourites and warming comfort food" hehe as i read this i was thinking this is so made for me. so wish me luck with this project i hope i can keep it up.
thanks for reading guys and dolls
p.s how cute is this its one of the little extras that are on each page...


Thursday, December 20

need some get up and go

hay lovers
so what can i say I'm sat here watching don't tell the bride thinking my house is a mess and I'm just sat here watching TV. i really don't like feeling like this i wanna just get up and start cleaning and make my flat look like a home again rather than all the clothes out on the dryers scattered around the place. i never seem to want to look after this place i hate living here the only plus side is its cheep rent but all the other bills are just as high as a house. would be lovely if we could afford a proper place i don't want much just a small two bed house with a little garden and some heating instead we are in a one bedroom flat with has hold in the outside walls damp and cold as well as a long list of other things. so my 2013 goal list is
  • open the business
  • be a better mummy
  • eat better food (a million less take outs)
  • try not to worry about everyone in the world but me and my family
  • save money like a crazy girl
  • enjoy more family time
not many things to aim for but these things are important to me what are your goals in 2013 tell me we should aim for them together
so right now I'm gonna get off my arse and clean this flat and make it in to at least 10% of the beautiful home I'm dreaming of life will get better its about looking at how far we have come and remembering we are still moving forward x
thanks for reading my rant i don't have these too often

Saturday, December 8

what i ate today........

hay sweeties
i thought it would be a fun post to show you what Ive eaten in a day cause anyone that knows me knows i love food ha ha. if you like this post leave me a comment i will make it a regular thing might give people ideas about what to make maybe. also i will do a what my toddler ate Tuesday let me know if that sounds good too.
so for breakfast today i had rolled oats cooked with milk with banana honey and a little sugar cause i like my breakfast sweet. i love porridge it can be eaten in so many different ways with so many different fruits and it always keeps me full until dinner. i find it really hard to keep myself full i got in to the habit of eating when i am bored and as of right  now i am trying to get out of this habit because i know its no good for me. plus oats are so cheap we get a big bag for 75p and they last us at least 3 weeks so all in all i love porridge. i want to try and make some oaty muffins to try and get Taylor eating more oats and fruit she likes fruit but some days its so hard to get her to eat any any one know any tricks?
for lunch i had half a scotch egg and prawn cocktail with boiled egg tomatoes and cucumber on whole grain bread it was scrummy they used to sell prawns and boiled egg sandwiches where i used to work and my mum use to have them all the time. me i didn't like the look of them until one day she got me to try one and oh gosh i fell in love if you've not tried it please do its so good. i couldn't find prawns on there own in my local shop so i used prawn cocktail and it was just as good the sauce make it even better i think. I'm also not enjoying white bread that much at the moment. i think Ive ate too much of it. but I'm discovering my love for whole grain again. some times you just need a change things get samie other wise.
 for tea we had chicken wrapped in bacon stuffed with soft cheese this was so good with chicken flavor rice and a big yummie salad. i don't eat many salads in the winter i always feel like comfort food so this was a nice change from what we have been having the past few weeks
thanks for reading guys and dolls

mommy OOTD........

hay folks
how are we all?? just a short outfit of the day post. just popped to the shops and the park with Taylor and had some yummy dinner. so here is what i wore. just cosy clothing and had my hair down as I've been having it up lots at the moment so thought i would give my hair a brake.
cardi - newlook
leggings - primark
top - thrifted
long sleeve top - primark
boots - Liverpool st johns market
thanks for reading guys and dolls

i've become an addict.............

hay lovelies
so this week we did our Christmas shopping crazy leaving it till almost last minuet i know but we did, we had such an awesome time looking in all the lovely shops we went on the train down to Liverpool missed all the rain, that stayed in north wales  so that was a good thing. we got loads of goodies for Taylor ready for Christmas and mark spoilt me (his too good to me) he got me a brand new changing bag "that i am in love with by the way" and some cosy warm boots. any who as we were walking about we noticed they had opened up a lush shop in Liverpool I've always loved the smell of a lush shop as you walk past but i had never been in and today i was enjoying the smell so much i just walked in ha ha. We got shown so many of there products by the staff who were all so friendly and bubbly chatting with them about the products was like telling my best friend about something i really love it was so much fun.
we couldn't leave with out buying some thing the shop was just so full of little surprises.
purple glitter - space girl
red play dough - fun
pink and white - the comforter
bar of blue soap- snow globe
the purple flying saucer shaped one was a bath bomb we bought for Taylor it fizzed and left her bath a lovely purple colour with glitter bit floating in it she loved it. she was giggling so much while it was fizzing (too cute) it also left her smelling like Berry's and sweets mixed it was so nice <3 we also got the bright red stuff called fun we got given this as a sample it smells like tuti fruties and once its wet you can play with it like play dough but not only that its also a soap for your body and it can be used as shampoo awesome stuff the full size is on my shopping list.
the soap bar we got for mark its like a light blue colour with white flakes inside that look like snow flakes i think snow globe is the perfect name it foams up lots and it lasts ages as its not too soft we chopped this block up and mark has 3 bars of soap out of it pretty good i think. and the best part it smells like lemons and limes its a stunning citrus smell.
for me we got the comforter bubble bar you brake off a peace i used a knife and made this in to 8 then take the part you broke off (or chopped in my case) and crumble it under the running tap as you fill your bath. trust me you don't need any more than that small bit you get so many bubbles its unreal really worth the money you pay. it also turned my bath water PINK (come one what girly cant say no to a pink bath full of bubbles) it smells like hot blackcurrant and leaves your skin so super soft its like being wrapped in a cloud.
all together we spent just over £12 and we say its money well spent i have my eyes on a few more products i want to get my hands on lets hope i can get to lush before Christmas is over.
thanks for reading guys and dolls
 p.s this was not a paid review

Monday, December 3

yummie goodies......

hay curvy lovelies
so this week we have been eating home cooked meals every night and its been so nice and cosy cuddled up in the evening with a big plate of yummy filling food. i made a scrummy chicken pot pie made the pie crust all by myself too it was so nice and we made so much we had the same the next day i found the recipe on candid mommy her youtube is amazing and Jen and her family are so much fun i love how much cooking she does it makes me want to cook more.
so yummie and so filling but next time I'm not using tined carrots on the side they were not so yummie
i also popped gammon in with my chicken for more flavor
me and Taylor also made double choc muffins these were so good i ate about 3 in one day naughty i know but ill live
Taylor and mark loved them too but there are still some left as they made about 16 from the mix i found this recipe on you tube again clairelou09011988 i love watching Claire as she is a fluffy bum loving home and children loving lady from the UK i don't know many youtubers from the UK x
any who this was a lovely meal and i hope you try the recipes out
thanks for reading guys and dolls