My sister Chloe and her boyfriend recently moved from North London to Richmond, which I’m very happy about as it means she is now really near me and I can see her more often. She’s even bought me cat pajamas to keep at hers for when I stay (best sister ever!) To celebrate moving into her new flat I decided to make her a house-warming present.
Mothering Sunday is fast approaching and home-made truffles make an indulgent little gift that shows how much you care. As my mum is a big fan of anything lemony, I’ve made her some white chocolate and lemon truffles. They are really easy to make in advance and look luxurious once presented in a pretty box lined with tissue paper or a cellophane bag tied with a bow. Here’s how you can make them…
As soon as the Neal’s Yard Remedies Beauty Book was released at the beginning of February, I’ve been looking forward to trying out some of the treatments from it. So when I had a rare couple of days off last weekend I took the opportunity to have a much needed pamper day. A combination of working weekends, wearing make-up every day and the cold weather meant that my skin was crying out for some TLC. Neal’s Yard have put together a hard-back beauty bible filled with natural remedies you can make at home.
There’s no doubt that Valentine’s day has become grossly commercialised. However, somewhere behind the tacky cards and cuddly toys the sentiment is still there. The less cynical side to me enjoys the romantic gestures Valentine’s day encourages. When it comes to Valentine’s, actions speak far louder than words and it’s the little gestures that make it special, like making your other half breakfast in bed.
It’s show time! I work in events and show season not only means having 3 days off in 5 weeks, but the need for a wardrobe of trusty, comfortable but smart, show outfits. However I didn’t just want to buy dresses that I can only wear at the shows and smart occasions, but ones that can be dressed up or down, depending on the situation. This dress from ASOS fits the bill as its swing cut, round neck and textured stretch fabric ensure it is relaxed whilst still stylish at the same time.
It’s hard to eat healthily and on a budget when working 9-5, especially when it comes to lunch. I usually resort to buying something over-priced in my lunch break out of convenience. However, this week I thought I’d avoid the struggle to the sandwiches amongst the suited worker ants and bring my own lunch. I don’t have much spare time now my commute is longer so I chose something really quick and easy that I could prepare beforehand.
I thought that my new key looked lonely so I decided to make it a friend in the form of a felt keyring. I hadn’t done any sewing for ages and this is a really fun little project to ease yourself back into making things. I find sewing rather therapeutic. It’s a great way to spend cold, dark evenings and beat the January blues. Here’s how you can make your own friendly felt keyring.