UK family, lifestyle & food blog | full time mum & wife | lover of tea & cheese

Month: November 2015

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday UK is a grassroots, non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities. The day itself takes place on the first shopping Saturday in December each year, but the campaign aims […]

Recipe | Quick Veg Noodles

Recipe | Quick Veg Noodles

I bought a pack of Barenaked Noodles on a bit of a whim when I was in Holland and Barrett a couple of months ago, and they have been sitting in my cupboard!  I found them this lunchtime, just as I was rummaging for something […]

Recipe | Nutmeg & Custard Yo Yo’s

Recipe | Nutmeg & Custard Yo Yo’s

These were created based on the recipe from the Marcus Wareing “Nutmeg & Custard” cookbook.  If you don’t have it, you really should buy it!  It’s brilliant!  Full of delicious sweet treats from your childhood. For the biscuits 150g unsalted butter, room temp 40g icing sugar 2 tbsp […]

Avon | gifts & gadgets

Avon | gifts & gadgets

Going through the latest couple of Avon brochures, I’ve picked out a few of my favourite gifts and gadgets that are available! Portable charger (current brochure price, £8) Handy little gadget if you – like me – are prone to leaving the house without a […]

Tuesday Tutorial | Gold smokey eye using NEW Big & False Mascara

Tuesday Tutorial | Gold smokey eye using NEW Big & False Mascara

I love this look… very sexy and great for a night out! Hannah uses: 1-in-8 Eyeshadow Palette in nude shimmer Mega Effects Liquid Eyeliner Big & False Mascara You can order any of these products online through the Avon shop by clicking on the links […]

Recipe | Low Fat Chocolate Brownies

Recipe | Low Fat Chocolate Brownies

A great adapted recipe from the Cook Yourself Thin: Quick and Easy book. 50ml vegetable/sunflower oil 150g caster sugar 2 medium free-range eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 50g cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 80g plain flour Preheat oven to 175c In a large bowl, […]

Tuesday Tutorial | Pretty polka dot nails

Tuesday Tutorial | Pretty polka dot nails

This look is super cute… looks fairly easy to do too! Sam uses: Nailwear Pro+ in Sea Breeze Nail Gem Assortment Wheel Gel Finish Nail Enamel in Iceberg White Nailwear Pro+ in Clear You can order any of these products online through the Avon shop […]

Recipe | Chocolate Peanut Butter mug cake

Recipe | Chocolate Peanut Butter mug cake

Delicious Friday treat!  Super easy and this single serving will make you happy when you’re craving cake! 2 tbsp self raising flour 2 tsp cocoa powder 3 tsp sugar a pinch salt 1 tbsp vegetable oil 3 tbsp milk 1 tbsp peanut butter Put all dry ingredients […]

Project Shoebox | charity appeal

Project Shoebox | charity appeal

Project Shoebox caught my eye today; it’s such a great idea, and is going to make a huge difference to women and families in need. Project Shoebox is a charitable community that re-homes unneeded toiletries and cosmetics to women and families in domestic violence refuges in […]

New Avon catalogue!

New Avon catalogue!

The new Avon catalogue is now out!  You can click here to view how to order or click on the front cover image below to view the catalogue online.  If you’d like an actual copy of the brochure (sometimes it’s nice to just flick through a […]