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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Blogmas Day 13 // Party Dress Picks




Hello lovelies! I hope you're all having a wonderful day so far, my assignments are so close to all being finished so i'm so excited for Christmas now!

'Tis the season... To invest in a fabulous party dress! I definitely love the fashion at this time of the year and especially how many gorgeous dresses there are. It's party season, whether you're going for a works Christmas do or having a fab time with friends and family. So, with this in mind I put together this small list of party dresses which i'm loooving at the minute. 

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This time of the year is absolutely perfect for beautiful, bold, embellished dresses. I love all the elaborate designs there are this year, i'm a fan of velvet so the fact that there's so many gorgeous velvet dresses available makes me so happy. I'm currently obsessed with the ASOS velvet embroidered midi dress, it looks so beautiful!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing my top picks for a festive dress and I hope they've provided you with some inspiration if you're looking for a party outfit. Let me know whether you're going to any events this year! I hope you all have a lovely day and i'll see you all tomorrow for another day of Blogmas!



Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Blogmas Day 12 // Festive Gingerbread Cookies

Hello everyone, I hope you're all having a fabulous day. I've actually had quite a productive one as i've been feeling quite stressed out recently about uni work, so now that the end of the term is fast approaching i'm feeling much better about my work now. 

I did a poll on my Twitter yesterday and saw that some people aren't keen on my Blogmas this year. This is the first time i'm doing this so it's definitely a learning curve but I have been so proud of the content which i've posted, my favourite one being my Christmas Market post which you can find here. But anyway, if you have any constructive feedback I would absolutely love to hear it as i'm always looking to improve.

So today I thought i'd do a little baking post, which I don't do that many of mainly because well, I end up eating everything...Gingerbread is one of my favourites and it always reminds me of Christmas for some reason, I think it's the smell of cinnamon and ginger!
 INGREDIENTS 

350g of Plain Flour (plus a little extra for when you have to roll the dough!)
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
2 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
125g Butter
175g Light Soft Brown Sugar
1 egg
4 tspn Golden Syrup

 METHOD

1. 
Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon and pour into a food processor. Add the butter, which is better when it's soft, and blend until it looks like breadcrumbs. After that, mix in the sugar.

2.
Gently beat the egg and the golden syrup together and add into the food processor, start mixing it up until the mixture blends together and goes into a big dough ball. Tip the dough out onto a floury surface and knead it until it's smooth. Wrap it in clingfilm and leave it in the fridge to chill for about 15 minutes or so. 
 3.
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line a baking tray or two with greaseproof paper.

4.
Roll the dough out to a 0.5cm thickness and don't forget to sprinkle some plain flour down so it doesn't stick to the surface. Now, this bit is where you can get creative or if you're a tiny bit lazy like me just make plain gingerbread cookies. You can either roll them into little balls to create normal cookies, or use a shaped cutter.

5.
Bake the cookies in the oven for about 13-15 minutes. When you take them out make sure to let them cool down properly, although nothing is better than a warm gingerbread cookie, mmmm. Once they are properly cooled you can add some decorations or just leave them plain like mine. 


So there you have it, my super simple and quick recipe for festive gingerbread cookies. I love how you can make these and you can get as creative as you like, personally I just love plain gingerbread cookies although you could add all sorts of decorations to these and make them look a bit more fancy.

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you'd like to see more recipes from me in the future! I hope you all have a wonderful day and i'll see you all again tomorrow!


Monday, 11 December 2017

Blogmas Day 11 // My Top 5 Favourite Things About Christmas

Hello everyone! I've said it before but this time of year is definitely my favourite, there are just so many things that I love that I thought i'd include them in today's Blogmas post. 

By the way, please remind me not to do Blogmas again next year, as much as I absolutely love posting regularly for you guys and creating festive content, it's been such hard work. I have a new found respect for daily bloggers and content creators because, well, there's just so much to do.
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I absolutely love the food at Christmas time, there's literally nothing like this time of year when all the amazing chocolates come out and of course, pigs in blankets! I am definitely a fan of comfort food and this time of the year is perfect for all those hearty meals like homemade soups, roast dinners and pies. 

2.
I absolutely love the atmosphere around Christmas time, it definitely puts people in a cheery mood. I love that people are generally happier at this time of the year, whether that's because of the holidays or some time of work, who knows!

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I love all the festive DIY things you can do at this time of the year, i'll leave a link here on my blogpost for drying oranges, but there's just so many lovely creative things you can do to get in the festive mood. 

4.
One of my favourite things about Christmas is all the festive activities which go on, whether that's Christmas parties or Christmas markets, I just feel like there's so many events going on to get you in the holiday spirit. I went to the Lincoln Christmas market this year so i'll leave a link here to my blog post about it if you fancy a read.

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And last, but by no means least, I love that I get to spend the holidays with all those who I absolutely love. I get to see all my family members and celebrate with them, and I love that my boyfriend gets time off work so I get to spend a lot of time with him too. 

I hope you enjoyed this little post on my favourite things about Christmas, like I've said a billion times there's so many incredible things about this time of year. I honestly can't wait for my assignments to be submitted so that I can just cosy up with a hot chocolate and watch Christmas films, without feeling guilty!

I'd love to know what your favourite things are about Christmas! I hope you have a wonderful day and i'll see you all again tomorrow for another Blogmas post!