Untitled-266 Oct 2014

Furnishing Your Home on a Budget

If you follow me on Twitter you'll know that I recently moved into a new home. After 3 months of searching I found a beautiful home with lots of statement features - intricate fireplace in the living room, stone flooring in the kitchen and lots and lots of space. It is the ideal home for me and I couldn't be happier. But of course moving into a new home also means furnishing it. Furnishing a

08322 Sep 2014

Photography Workshop with Joes Bloggers and The Copthorne Hotel

Last week I was luckily enough to attend a photography workshop hosted by Joe Blogs at the amazing Copthorne Hotel on Bramall Lane (Yes that Bramall Lane, the hotel is right next to the home of Sheffield United). The workshop was taught by Pandora of Going Digital Yorkshire. GDY host an assortment of photography workshops all over Yorkshire aimed at novices as well as the more experienced. The course itself was brilliant. Pandora knew her

0152 Sep 2014

Coffee and Walnut Cake

CAKE is pretty much my favorite thing ever. Another one of my favourite things is coffee. I drink around 4 or 5 cups a day. So of course I'm a huge fan of coffee cake topped with walnuts. This recipe is super simple to make and tastes delicious especially if combined with a big steaming hot mug of strong coffee. Perfect for a mid afternoon treat. Keep reading for the recipe. For the sponge 300g butter

05231 Aug 2014

Hell for Leather

Shirt - Matalan Trousers - H&M (similar) Jacket - H&M Shoes - Peacocks Lipstick - Illamasqua Kontrol I love a good pair of leather look pants. Almost every Autumn I hunt down a pair. They're so versatile and go with so many things. I finally found my dream pair courtsey of H&M and I adore them. Being so tall I like to emphasis my good points (legs) while detracting from my bad points (belly) and

04431 Aug 2014

Bloggers, Burgers and Benefit

There's nothing quite like an afternoon hanging out with my fellow bloggers surrounded by amazing beauty products and chomping on delicious food and that's exactly what I got up to last night. I've been looking forward to the Northern Blogger Meetup for weeks and the time finally arrived. Northern blogger meetup was a get together for fashion, beauty and lifestyle bloggers arranged by the ladies behind the kats paws, counter pretty, short lashes and dolly

00729 Aug 2014

Getting Equipped to Get Fit

There's nothing like a new bit of gym quit to get me in the mood to amp up my fitness. I've really decided to take getting fit seriously and I'm even in the process of securing myself a personal trainer. I spent the majority of my life not being able to put on weight no matter how much I tried (trust me this isn't a good thing). But then I hit 30 my metabolism slowed

04527 Aug 2014

Currently Loving…Canon EOS M

Blogging is such a wonderful hobby. The skills you pick up are vast and wide ranging. Blog design, photography, copywriting, social media etc... When I first started my photography skills were appalling but slowly and surely I'm learning what works and what doesn't and I finally know what all the settings on my DSLR are for thanks to this fantastic tutorial by WishWishWish. Now that I know how to use my camera I have really

04725 Aug 2014

Current Skincare Favorites

It is scary to think that at 33, I'm rapidly nearing my mid-thirties. Lately I've been giving a lot of thought to my skincare needs and ramped up my routine a bit. I'm starting to develop some fine lines around my eyes and mouth, they aren't very visible but prevention is better than a cure. Funnily enough I still get regularly ID'd (which is annoying at 33). So these are the 5 wonder products that

12724 Aug 2014

A Visit to Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Happy Sunday everyone. I hope you've all had a wonderful day. I spent this afternoon with my auntie and my 92-year-old grandma exploring Sheffield's Botanical Gardens. It is such a beautiful place spread over 19 acres with a cafe/bar and the area is split into various areas. My favourite would have to be the Far East Garden which even has an area dedicated to Japan. It truly is a relaxing Oasis nestled in the heart