Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Hopes and Changes for 2015

Hello
2014 has been an incredible year for me and tomorrow marks the start of a completely new year, a new start. From someone on the outside looking in then it would just seem like an average year, but for me I have achieved so much more than I ever expected. I got my first job and I left my first job. I did that because I realised what I wanted from life and although I had some great times at my old job I needed to get started on my goals.

I met Zoe Sugg which meant the world to me, I have read her blog since late 2009 and have seen the successful women she has become. She has inspired me with her posts and videos and is one of the reasons I'm blogging now. 

From this blog I have realised that writing is something I want to do full time, I love writing this blog and wont stop, I have had the privilege to talk to blogger's like myself who help me when I need it and give me that bit of inspiration I need. I don't just want to write this blog, I want to became an author, something which is very hard to get into I know, but what's the harm in trying. I have some many ideas and stories in my head that I cant wait to put in to words on paper or on my laptop. I'm in the middle of writing now which is incredibly exciting, last night I wrote 2,000 words which is really good for me. When I was at school English seemed hard, I don't like being given topics to write about, I like freedom with my writing and I cant tell you how amazing it feels to see my words on a screen in front of me. This book will obviously never get published, I'm not deluded but I can be kept waiting for a day where If I have the money I could self publish.

This year I want to focus on my blog and writing. I feel I have come a long way since I started this little blog in April, granted I only have five followers but all the best blogger's started small. I don't want fame, that's not my scene but if I can inspire people write, read, bake and follow their dreams then I would be the happiest girl on this planet.

I want to get fitter and healthier so starting from Thursday I will be joining Louise with #Glittergetsfitter. I am happy with the person I am and I don't want to change me, but I want to get healthier and fitter so I can feel more confident doing certain things. I might start a little section on this blog about it, Like a health and fitness part. I give it its own page so you can go specifically to it, and if your not interested in that then it wont appear on my normal page. This idea might not work simply on the basis that I don't have great track record where dieting is concerned.

I want to have a more relaxed mind next year and however weird that may sound, I just want to have a more organised mind. At the minute I cant seem to switch off, its like my mind has hundreds of tabs open and I cant close them. I have looked into yoga and meditation which has actually helped a little. I have downloaded this app which is basically a meditation guide and it talks through all different ways to calm your mind, and clear it. This might be really silly to some of you but for those of you who are in the same situation as me, I urge you to get apps like this as they actually do work.

Spontaneity is something I want next year. I want to be more spontaneous and go on little adventure. I think because I'm so set I'm my ways that gets in the way of me living sometimes. Sometimes I do realise that I'm existing and not living and I want to change that.

I also really want to make a YouTube video, the only issue is that I'm to nervous and I don't want anyone I know to see it. If you could block a certain area of the world from viewing it then I would probably do it, I really enjoy making little videos now but I cant imagine sharing them with the world, I guess that's why I like blogging. I can be completely my without showing my face and for the time being that how I want it to stay, just until I have that little bit more confidence.

I want to make more blogging friends, I really love the fact that I can talk about writing and post ideas without seeming incredible weird. I love that this year I have connected with people that I would never have imagined I would talk to, I have people read my blog in over seven different countries. I know that's a tiny amount compared to other blog's but I love the idea that someone in America or France is reading this blog.

My final thing I want hope for 2015 is that I can let go of feeling that have been eating away at me, I cant change things that have happened and I cant go back. I want to let go of the things that make me sad, there will always be part of me that looks back and wonders but at the end of the day I need to make my own happiness and not dwell on what I would have never had.

I really hope you enjoyed this post, it took me a little while for me to write this and I would love to know what your hopes are for 2015.

Leave a comment below so I can be nosey.

Bye for now xxx

Monday, 29 December 2014

The blog share tag

Hello
I haven't seen a tag like this around, I know there probably is but I thought I would start my own. Anyone can do this tag, just have fun and if you do do this tag then please let me know in the comments. I will put my blog link at the start of the tag, if you do it then copy all the questions and my blog link and then add yours. My aim is to connect more bloggers and I think this is a great way to do it. Keep adding blog links and share this post so more bloggers can become connected. This may seem like a silly idea but I've seen so many great blogs and they deserve more recognition than they get.


Where did you find this tag?
Well I started this, well a new version of the tag. I'm not sure if there has been one before.

What's your blog about?
I would say my blog is a lifestyle blog. I write about lots of different topics and I love a monthly favourite's post.

Why did you start your blog?
I started this blog because I was bored, I wanted my opinions and thoughts to be put someone so that I could look back on them. I didn't think I would continue this blog but I have grown such a love for blogging, writing and talking to my readers (Not that I have that many, but you have to start somewhere.)

What is your favourite topic to write about?
I really enjoy writing my monthly favourites posts and I also really love reviewing products I have purchased, I supposed because that's what I like reading on other peoples blogs.

Do you have a blogging routine?
I basically write whenever I can, although when I do write I like that plan out what posts I am going to write and then plan them. I also put on spotify and listen to the Ella Henderson album, switch my phone off and I log out from all my social media. It makes it easier for me to write when I can just drift off to my own little world.

What bloggers Inspire you?
One of them main bloggers who inspire me is Louise Pentland who had the blog and YouTube channel, Sprinkleofglitter. I really love her writing style and think she sends out love and positivity via the Internet. I also really love Zoe Sugg who I have been following since late 2009. Her blog is a place I love to go to when I want to escape to a little beauty part of the Internet. 

What bloggers have you been made aware of since starting your blog?
Bria Lou who run's louleecutie.blogspot.co.uk.
Jemma from http://www.dorkface.co.uk/.
I really love these two blogs and I read them daily.

What resources do you use to promote your blog?
I post links to my blog on all my social media and I also link the tweets to pages like @TheBlogGuideRT where they really kindly re tweet bloggers posts. There are a few others which are also brillaint like @FemaleBloggerRT@TheBloggersPost and @blogginggals.

Do you see any improvement on your blog since you started it?
I see a massive improvement to my blog, when I started it I didn't really have a clue what I was doing. To be entirely honest I still don't know what I'm doing but I think my posts have more structure and meaning to them.

What are your favourite type of blog posts to read?
I love reading monthly favourite posts or the what I got for.....posts. I find them really interesting and I am quite nosey so I like to see what people like and get.



It's okay to cry once in a while, right?

Hello
Today is going to be more of a chatty post or to put more simply, I'm going to talk and you will all get bored. I feel like I'm suffering from after Christmas blues. Yesterday I was feeling so emotional and I didn't know why. I just sat and cried for a little bit and to be honest I think it did me some good. I hate it when I get like that, when I'm in that mood every little thing irritates me and I just feel like my whole worlds has just tumbled down and I'm stuck in the pieces. 

Does anyone else have those days of what I like to call inner turmoil, I felt like every little thought and worry in my head just tried to run through the front door of my mind and every one of them got stuck. I couldn't shut my mind up and I couldn't work out why. Sometimes my mind seems like London in rush hour when your a tourist. Everything is happening so fast around me but I don't know where to go, I'm caught up in the hustle and bustle and I cant get out, I'm trapped. The only thing I could do was cry was a little while and as immature as that makes me sound, it helped. Its like that little door in my mind was knocked down and all those little worries and thoughts got washed away.

Sometimes I feel its okay to cry, to be sad for a few minutes. It really helps me when I'm stuck in zone, the zone where I cant cram all the thoughts back but I cant sort through them because there are to many. I'm really sorry for this post but I don't want to share it with anyone I know, and this seemed perfect to share with you. There has to be someone else who feels like this, how am I supposed to deal with it without crying?

If you want to read a more upbeat and happy post them feel free to have a little look at my monthly favourites.
Bye for now xxx

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Monthly favourites | December 2014

Hello

In just a few days we will enter 2015! I'm very optimistic for 2015 and I cant wait to share it with you all.

Make up;
I have been having an almost make up free month but I have been loving Tanya Burrs lip gloss in the shade "Lunch date". Its a really love colour and I think its nice for an everyday make up look.
Lush product;
Star light star bright bath melt.
This bath melt is incredible, it makes your kin feel really soft and has a lovely scent to it. The one thing I didn't like about this, is the amount of glitter on the outside of the bath melt, as lovely as it looks in the bath it also gets you covered in a silver shimmer.



Film;
Back to the future! I had never seen back to the future and over Christmas it they played all three. I really enjoyed them, I didn't think I would but then again when you add time travel to a program or film I'm hooked. Another film that I have been loving this month is Shrek. This may seem a little weird but they played it this week/ last on BBC3 and I was really good to watch it again, when I was little I remember watching it with mine and my sisters friends and It brought back a good memory.




Food;
Kinder bueno has been like my one true love this month. I forgot how nice they were and now I cant stop myself, I may have a slight addiction to them. I also make kinder bueno ice cream which tasted divine. You have an addiction to food when you blend it to make other food products......I may need help.



TV series;
My family has been a series I have been loving, its quite an old show now but I used to love it when I was growing up. They have been showing repeats on TV and I have really enjoyed them. My family for those of you who don't know, is a "Domestic sitcom about long-suffering dentist Ben Harper and his family - wife Susan, layabout eldest son Nick, daughter Janey and precocious youngest Michael.". I don't know if in other countries there is a program like this, let me know in the comments.



Book;
Girl online by Zoe Sugg. I have almost finished this book and I have loved every single word of it. This book is such an amazing story and you should all go and get a copy.


Youtubers;

Giovanna Fletcher | Channel | Twitter
Louise (Sprinkleoflgitter.) | Channel | Twitter

I have loved watching these two lovely youtubers this month, Its not secret that I love both their channels but for women that don't normally daily vlog they have been superb. I have been loving watching both their channels simply on the basis that they are just so lovely and funny.





Song;
Sam Smith's like I can, I have been in love with this song over the last month and if you haven't heard it then definitely go and give it a listen. Oh and Ed Sheeran's Thinking out loud.

Clothing;
My Hogwarts's jumper.....Its just so comfy and I think it looks pretty cool. As much as I love it I would love a Hufflepuff jumper.

Random;
My earphones my broke just as all my family started there Christmas's holiday, as much as I love them that doesn't necessarily mean I want to hear them......Luckily I ordered myself some new ones and they should be hear tomorrow. Oh what an exciting little life I lead

Thanks for reading.


Bye for now xxx

Friday, 26 December 2014

Blogmas withdrawal!

Hello
Yesterday marked the end of blogmas yet here I am blogging again. I thought I could just relax today but to be completely honest I cant stop writing. I really like daily blogging and I'm actually quite sad its over so that's why I've decided to write today.

Yesterday I had a really lovely day with my family, I had an amazing dinner, and I watched some really great films. I also sorted my entire room. I wanted it to look more spacious and organised. I got rid of quite a lot of my stuff, half of it I have had for years but I decided it was time to let it go. My room is now free of clutter and I;m ready to start 2015 extremely organised.
I really want to know what you would all like to see in this blog next year, as much as I write it because I enjoy it, I also write it for my readers.

Please leave a little comment below letting me know what you would like to see from my blog next year or you can email me at professionaldaydreamerx@gmail.com with some suggestions on topics or even suggestions on how I can improve my blog. I want to make this something for everyone so let me know your opinions.


Catch up on my blogmas posts?
Blogmas Day 1 | Doctor who tag
Blogmas Day 2 | Christmas candles
Blogmas Day 3 | Text Santa!
Blogmas Day 4 | Do you have to be religious to celebrate Christmas?
Blogmas Day 5 | Ted Baker make-up set
Blogmas day 6 | Addicted to spotify
Blogmas Day 7 | Christmas gift guide
Blogmas day 8 | Festive films
Blogmas day 9 | Fifteen Festive Favoruites tag
Blogmas day 10 | The Christmas tag
Blogmas day 11 | The British tag
Blogmas day 12 | Happy birthday Bria Lou
Blogmas day 13 | Christmas TV
Blogmas day 14 | Zoella beauty range
Blogmas day 15 | Dear Christmas
Blogmas day 16 | New look wishlist
Blogmas day 17 | Christmas baking ideas
Blogmas day 18 | Tanya Burr's Oreo cupcakes
Blogmas day 19 | Vlogmas appreciation post
Blogmas day 20 | Weekly summary
Blogmas day 21 | What I learnt in 2014
Blogmas day 22 | Winter wonderland tag
Blogmas day 23 | Presents or Presence?
Blogmas day 24 | There's only one more sleep till christmas
Blogmas day 25 | Merry Christmas


Bye for now xxx

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Blogmas day 25 | Merry Christmas

Hello
Firstly I just want to wish you all a very merry Christmas, I hope you all have a lovely day doing whatever you do. It feels weird that from tomorrow I wont be daily blogging, I have really enjoyed this time. I want to thank all of you who have actually been reading my blog, I know I can ramble on sometimes but its nice to know someone wants to hear what I have to say.

Today I have spent the majority of the time watching Christmas films, spending time with my family and eating junk food, so its basically been a normal day haha. I honestly don't know what to say, I cant believe that I have actually stuck to blogging every day. December has been an amazing month for me, Ive come across some amazing new blogger's, gained some followers and have finally made a start on my book.

The rest of today and tomorrow are going to consist of me sorting all of my room out, I want it to be neat and in order so I can start my year just as I want it, if I'm going to take this writing thing seriously then I want to be organised. Sorry for this really short post but I'm guessing you all understand considering its Christmas. I'll be back on Sunday for my December monthly favourites.

Enjoy the rest of your Christmases.

Bye for now xxx

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Blogmas day 24 | There's only one more sleep till christmas

Hello
I cant believe that this is my 24th blog post in a row. I didn't think I could actually keep this up, lets just say I have come to realise just how hard blogging an be. This has however shown me that I can think of some good ideas and actually complete something.

To be entirely honest with you, I am a little bit stick for what to write today. I hate it when this happen, most of my post ideas pop into my head when I'm tucked up in bed, I have to keep a notepad next to my bed now so I can quickly write them down before they become caught up in the many tabs that remain open in my head. Do you ever feel like that? Like there are too many tabs open in your brain and you just cant switch off.

One of the things that actually helps me to switch off at night is to just listen to music, something that brings good memories to my head and I just replay them, its like a mini cinema in my head and its normally better than anything that's on TV.

Ive realised I've gone on a bit of an tangent, sorry about that. I saw today on twitter that Tom Felton (Harry Potter's Draco Malfoy) had designed limited edition T-shirts to raise money for Great Ormand St.hospital. Part of the money will go towards the charity, and I think this is a must have for any Harry Potter fan, maybe not if your not keen on Draco Malfoy. I'm really tempted to get one simply on the basis that they are quite funny and they are helping raise money for an amazing cause.

You can get one of these tops from the following website.
https://represent.com/tomfelton



Well this was a bit of a weird post today, I will be posting tomorrow but as most of you will probably be busy  I want to wish you all a merry Christmas, if you don't celebrate Christmas then I hope you just have a nice day and enjoy the time of.

Catch up on my blogmas posts?
Blogmas Day 1 | Doctor who tag
Blogmas Day 2 | Christmas candles
Blogmas Day 3 | Text Santa!
Blogmas Day 4 | Do you have to be religious to celebrate Christmas?
Blogmas Day 5 | Ted Baker make-up set
Blogmas day 6 | Addicted to spotify
Blogmas Day 7 | Christmas gift guide
Blogmas day 8 | Festive films
Blogmas day 9 | Fifteen Festive Favoruites tag
Blogmas day 10 | The Christmas tag
Blogmas day 11 | The British tag
Blogmas day 12 | Happy birthday Bria Lou
Blogmas day 13 | Christmas TV
Blogmas day 14 | Zoella beauty range
Blogmas day 15 | Dear Christmas
Blogmas day 16 | New look wishlist
Blogmas day 17 | Christmas baking ideas
Blogmas day 18 | Tanya Burr's Oreo cupcakes
Blogmas day 19 | Vlogmas appreciation post
Blogmas day 20 | Weekly summary
Blogmas day 21 | What I learnt in 2014
Blogmas day 22 | Winter wonderland tag
Blogmas day 23 | Presents or Presence?


Bye for now xxx

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Blogmas day 23 | Presents or Presence?

Hello
Since there are only two days since Christmas I wanted to write about something that has been niggling away at the back of my mind, what do people care more about? The presents they receive or the presence of their family?

I have always been curious about this, I think it stemmed from when I was little. I couldn't Wait to have all my family round, spend time with them and just enjoy their company. I didn't really care about the presents I was given, yes they were a nice little bonus but I wasn't bothered about the amount I had. I think in today's society children are just focused on how many presents they have, how much was spent on them and I've seen the look of disappointment when the present they got wasn't up to scratch.

I may only be 17 but it seems like in the past few years people have become more obsessed with how they can out do others with the amount of gifts they buy or receive. They're not bothered who they are with, that annoys me little. Family can travel for miles just to spend Christmas day with their loved ones yet the people they are travelling to see are only really focused on the gifts they've brought.

I do understand that its only a small few that are like this but it takes the meaning of Christmas away from its original purpose. People say the meaning of Christmas is to celebrate the birth of Jesus, that whole meaning has been completely lost. Whether you are religious or not, do you agree that the meaning of these celebrations has just got up and left. I understand that its nice to get presents from your loved ones, I like receiving gifts but I take time to appreciate everything I get. Ive seen children follow this exact pattern when getting gifts, which is; Get the biggest, unwrap and put to the side. This pattern is repeated on loop until all the presents are gone. There's not really much gratitude for what they have got. Maybe things have moved on since I was little.

I know Christmas is an exciting time for people and that's amazing but maybe we should really be taking the time to really appreciate those we have around us, instead of what they have to bring us. 
There are homeless people on the streets at Christmas who have nothing, and they would be grateful for a meal and just so company. On Christmas day I want you to enjoy yourselves but also spare a minute for those who don't have the family and the presents that you have around you. If you were in their situation, no family to go to and no present waiting for you, what would you rather? To have your family with you or to have a present? I know what I would rather.

Bye for now xxx02


Monday, 22 December 2014

Youtube?

Hello
This is just a quick little post to tell you all that I posted my first YouTube video. I'm not in it and its basically to just promote my blog. I would really love to make YouTube videos but I currently lack the confidence and I'm not ready for my friends and family to know I have this blog.

Enjoy my first terribly short and equally as terrible video. You've got to start somewhere.


Bye for now xxx

Blogmas day 22 | Winter wonderland tag

Hello
I stumbled across a lovely blog yesterday which I wanted to share with you all, I will leave the link here http://wwritingg.blogspot.co.uk/. I have been looking through all the posts and I may have found one of my new favourites. You should all go and check it out. This blog is also where I found the winter wonderland tag, so I thought I would be nice to do considering there are now only 3 more sleeps till Christmas.

Favourite thing about winter? 
Watching movies in a cosy warm bed with my candles flickering.


Scarves or beanies?

 Scarves, beanies don't suit me.



Favourite holiday movie?
 The Grinch.
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Favourite nail polish? 
Barry M - Princess
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Favourite Starbucks drink?
Caramel hot chocolate with cream and caramel sauce.

What are your top 3 winter essentials? 
Slipper socks, candles and Terry's chocolate orange.

Name one item on your wish list this year.
Great British bake off book.

Favourite holiday song? 
Cold December night | Michael Buble.

Did you go Black Friday shopping? 
Well I did some shopping online but I'm not sure if that helps.

Must have winter lip product?
 Santa lip scrub from lush.

Will you be rocking an ugly Christmas sweater this year? 
No, I don't see the point when I could be wearing my nice Hogwarts's jumper.

Have you ever had a white Christmas where you live? 
I think so but I cant be sure.

Favourite winter candle scent?
Salted caramel, fireside treats, snowflake cookie and Cinnamon stick.

How will you be celebrating this holiday? 
With my family.

I hope you enjoyed this winter wonderland tag, come back tomorrow for Blogmas day 23. 
If you fancy seeing what I posted about yesterday just click the link below.

Bye for now xxx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Blogmas day 21 | What I learnt in 2014

Hello
This year has been quite eventful for me, I realised what I wanted to do with my life and I put my plans into action. I feel I grown up so much this year, I feel like more of an adult which sounds weird but now I know what direction I want my life to go in, I feel like I've made more adult decisions and thought about how to sort my finances, making little changes to my lifestyle and thinking about quite an important choice which I feel I need to make very soon.

Ive met people this year who have shown me that it's okay just to be myself and for once in my life I've been able to be as quirky as I like and still be accepted for who I am. Its weird for me because at school people would laugh at me, not because the jokes I told were funny but because to them I was the joke. Being around people that little bit older than me did me the world of good, they laughed because my jokes were funny and I could talk to them about almost anything, even things I don't really want to tell anyone else. Like this blog for instance, I told the people I worked with because I felt like they would understand and not judge me. I feel like if I told my family I wanted to be a writer they wouldn' really take it seriously.

Ive watched my family develop even more, I've seen them grow up that little it more which makes me feel a little old but its nice to see them plan out what they want to do with their own lives when they grow up. Ive become closer to people in my family which I love, I have a close family anyway but its been so lovely to find out more about each of them, what they love and hate and just doing little things with them which fill me with so much happiness, like baking or seeing their faces when they got to meet Zoella.

I appreciate the little things now, I don't think I realised just how much the little things mean to me. All the time I spend with the people I love makes me so happy, no matter how much my sisters or anyone annoys me I know that she would do anything for me and I would do anything for her. 

I guess the terrible things that have happened in the world this year has shown me what really important, there are family's out there who have had their loved ones cruelly taken from them and I couldn't begin to imagine how they feel. 

I guess my message to you all is simply to spend as much time with the people you love, don't worry about what people think of you and start taking small steps to make your dreams a reality.

I hope you enjoyed this post, to be totally honest I wrote this more for me so that I could have something to look back on and see what my thought of 2014 were. Come back tomorrow for blogmas day 22.

Bye for now xxx

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Blogmas day 20 | Weekly summary

Hello
I'm not feeling great today so I apologise if this post is short. I thought I would give you a little weekly summary, I did this last week and I really enjoyed it. 

Monday |
On Monday I popped out to Tesco's to get a few little bits. I got myself a lovely winter hat which is mint green with gorgeous embellishments on it. I also got some swimming shorts, I know what your thinking, its December why on earth am I buying swim shorts. Well, I'm going away in January to center parcs and I wanted to get some swim shorts. I don't like showing my legs and all that are available in women's are bikini, and I certainly don't look good in a bikini. I got myself a pair of men's swimming shorts, I'm not bothered that there men's simply on the basis that I feel comfortable in them and they cover my legs.

Tuesday | 
I had a writing day on Tuesday, I mean everyday is a writing day for me but I sat down and wrote out roughly 3000 words of a book that I'm writing. Obviously this book will never be published but I'm really happy with how its going so far.

Wednesday |
I saw my family in the morning and had a good catch up. I planned my sisters 21st birthday presents and I might bake her something as well. I also felt really ill which has dragged on, as I still feel the same today.

Thursday |
I sorted out all of my DVD's and CD's, I made kinder bueno ice cream which was absolutely fantastic, I might do a post about that as it was to delicious not to share it with you all. Apart from that I just had a lazy day, I wasn't feeling great so I just spent that rest of the day watching the vicar of dibley.

Friday |
I had a really nice family day, everyone's now free from work and school so it was nice to see all my family. I did some rough sketches for illustrations in my book and I also made my room look a little more christmassy.

Reading back through all of that I realise how boring my week actually was. 
Come back tomorrow for blogmas day 21 where I will be chatting about my plans for Christmas eve/ day.

Bye for now xxx

Friday, 19 December 2014

Blogmas day 19 | Vlogmas appreciation post

Hello
Today I wanted to share with you all some of the vlogmas videos I have been loving this month. I love watching all the youtubers daily vlog but I have my favourites and I want to chat about why.

Giovanna has an amazing channel which she has been uploading to every day. Unlike the other vlogger's she posts her vlogmas on the day, so she actually posts vlogmas day 18 on the 18th. I really love this because I feel you get to know her better as you get to know what she's been up to that day. She deserves so many more subscribers than she has, at the minute she's got about 80 thousands subscribers, if your reading this then pop on over to her channel and subscribe as she makes really great videos and is also an amazing author. I think it would be amazing for her to get the YouTube silver play button for 100 thousand subscribers, she puts in so much time and effort into her videos and she deserves a reward. I have also been enjoying her husband Toms vlogs as well.

Matt Watson |
 For those of you who don't know who Matt is, he Louise from Sprinkleofglitter's husband. I love the fact that he now has his own YouTube channel and I really enjoy all of his videos. He did a little series called quizmas which he uploaded everyday a video every day. I really enjoyed this little series and I cant wait for his next video. I also really love the style of his videos, and the Spanish word of the day, I love the educational end cards he makes.

I have been watching Louise's videos for years now and she if my favourite YouTuber and blogger. Her vlogmas has been brilliant so far and I've really enjoyed watching them. Louise always says how people must find it boring to watch a day where shes at home, I think these are the best type of vlogs. we get to see her daily routine and its just nice to watch. Her look books have given me the confidence to try new outfits and she just makes me feel good about myself. Louise is also the reason I started this blog, I loved the fact that she uses her channel and blog to spread positivity online, I wanted to do that. This blog will never be as popular as hers but I love writing this so much and just letting you all know my thoughts about random things.

Obviously I have been loving all the other youtubers daily vlogs but these are the one who have really stood out for me. What have you been watching this month. What vloggers have really stood out for you?

Come back tomorrow for blogmas day 20.

Bye for now xxx


Thursday, 18 December 2014

Blogmas day 18 | Tanya Burr's Oreo cupcakes

Hello
I wanted to chat to you about the oreo cupcakes I made. I got the recipe from Tanya Burr's video and they were so quick and easy to make. Tanya made the cake mix from scratch but if you don't have all the ingredients or you don't want the hassle of making the mix, you could just by a ready made chocolate cake mix.
Tanya Burr's blog post | Oreo cupcake
Tanya Burr's video | Oreo cupcake 

For these cupcakes you will need | 
275g butter
165g caster sugar
3 eggs
40g cocoa powder
125g self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 pack oreo's
200g icing sugar

For the cake mix, put 175g butter, all the caster sugar, eggs, cocoa powder, flour and baking powder into a bowl and mix together. You could do it a little bit at a time but to save time I just put all the cake mix ingredients into a bowl and mixed. Make sure you sieve all the dry ingredients before mixing them all together.

Put an Oreo on the bottom of each cupcake case and then fill with the cake mix. Pop them in the oven for 15-17 minutes at around 180'c. 

While your cupcakes are cooking, make a start on the frosting. Mix the remaining 100g of butter and your icing sugar together until smooth. Crush one pack of Oreo's and then fold into the frosting. If you want to add more Oreo's than just buy another pack as you will need to make sure you have 12 spare cookies for decoration. 

When your cakes are ready take them out of the oven and leave to cool. When. They are cool enough, your can put the frosting on the top. I did try to use a piping bag but the Oreo's blocked the nozzle, I would suggest just putting a big spoon of the frosting on each and smooth out. Top your cupcakes with an Oreo and then tuck in. 






I hope you enjoyed this post. Come back tomorrow for Blogmas day 19!

Bye for now xxx



Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Blogmas day 17 | Christmas baking ideas

Hello
I thought I would share with you so ideas of Christmas treat you could bake. I really love baking and these are just some of the treats I'm thinking of making.

Candy cane cupcakes. 
I really want to make these in the next week because they sound incredible. My plan is to make a vanilla cupcake with a peppermint frosting mixed with crushed candy cane. The top will be decorated with the top of a candy cane and maybe a bit of edible glitter.


Cinnamon buns
I made cinnamon buns a few weeks ago and they tasted really good, I need to tweak the recipe slightly, so I get a light texture but I think they are really christmassy. These don't take long to make and i personally think they are best served warm.



snowman cake pops
I thought about these a few days ago. I've drawn out a rough sketch of what I'm going to try and make them look like. I think these will be really easy to make, but if you don't fancy baking, you could use marshmallows. I would also coat the cake pops in white chocolate.


Ginger bread hot chocolate
I have a little bottle of gingerbread syrup and it tastes delicious in hot chocolate. I like to have a proper hot chocolate made with milk and put cream on top with some grated chocolate.

I hope you enjoyed this little post on Christmas baking ideas. Let me know if you bake any of them.

Bye for now xxx

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Blogmas day 16 | New look wishlist

Hello
Alt ought I don't currently have the money to spend on clothes, I thought I would chat to you about some of the bits I have been loving on New Look. Hopefully I will get theses soon, but obviously I will have to wait until I get more money. I think they have a great selection of clothes for plus size women, and the prices are actually really reasonable. Most places that stock plus size charge quite a lot for their clothing. I have found that new looks prices are quite cheap. I cant wait until I have a little bit more money so that I can get a few bits. If you like any of the bit I chat about, then pop over to the new look website and click on the inspire range.

Tops | 





I really Love this top, mainly because of the lace detailing around the neck, the neckline is beautiful and I think this would look gorgeous tucked into a black skate skirt. This is priced at £22.99 and when I have the money I really want to get this. 

















I really like shirts like this because I think they suit me quite well. I love the check pattern and I really like the fact that it has cuffs at the bottom of the sleeves. I also think that that colours on this look quite wintry. This is prices at £19.99. 










I think this shirt is really cute, I do love a floral pattern and this is really tempting to get. This is prices at £19.99 which is quite good, although I don't know if I could justify spending that on one top. Again, I really love the style of the shirt and the cuffs. They had this print on a top that looked similar, but it didn't have the sleeves. I prefer this one just because its warmer for winter.
















I really love this pink chiffon shirt. It costs £19.99 and I really love the style. I like the top of my arms covered so this would be perfect for me. I think the pockets are a really lovely detail and are quite handy to keep a spare hair bobble in, if you are out without your bag. They have this in four other colours which are also really nice.















This T-Shirt is my favourite out of all of the ones I have shown you. I love the way the material drapes, it looks like it just flows over the bigger parts of your body, so for me this is perfect as it would just drape over my stomach. I have also fallen in love with the embellished neck, it makes what was a plain T-Shirt really elegant and sophisticated (Just my opinion.).











Dresses|
New look have such a lovely range of dresses, there's a small chance I have fallen in love with some of them. I thought the dresses looked lovely and would actually suit me.
   









I think this black skater dress is stunning. The main part I like about this dress is the collar. It gives the dress a main focal point, I also really love the ruffling at the top of the skirt, its gives a bit of body to the dress without it puffing out to much. It costs £22.99 from the New Look inspire range.





















I really love the floral print on this skater dress. I know some people don't like floral prints on dresses but I think this looks so pretty. I really want to get this as I have a few things happening next year that I would like to wear this type of casual dress to. This dress is priced at