Ok, I am not a baker at all and even though I made one hell of a mess, burnt my fingers and sneaky gave my dog some for a treat – I had a lot of fun trying to create these little pumpkins!

If you want to make some easy Halloween treats, these are definitely a good one to try! All you need is:

  • Marshmallows
  • Food colouring
  • Rice Crispies
  • Rolo’s
  • M&M’s

And that my pals, is it!

The first step is to melt the marshmallows ( Which yes, I did manage toast the fire alarm off, who even does that?! ) You can tell I don’t do this very often.

Once the marshmallows are melted you need to add a splash of food colouring, and snowy mix in the rice crispies until you think there is enough really!

This is the part when I got a bit stuck and managed to burn my fingers, so be careful! I then added the mixture into a bowl and waited 10 minutes for the mixture to cool down a little bit, then I would mould the mixture into a ‘pumpkin’ shape. Add the role on top as the stork, and then a green M&M for a little leaf.

And VOILA!

Life I said, they aren’t professional at all, just a bit of fun! I hope you enjoy 😄 And let me know if you make some too!

Happy Halloween!

Love always, G x

It’s that time of year guys! I have always, always wanted to go pumpkin picking, for about 3 years now, and finally this year was the year.

My boyfriend and I decided to head down to our local Pumpkin Patch, which is only about 5 minutes away, so who knows why we hadn’t gone sooner?!

Straight away I was so blown away, all I could see were Pumpkins, everywhere. It didn’t cost anything to get in which is great, loads of other people were there also with their families, or just for pictures! It was such a picture perfect area, especially for that Autumnal Insta theme.

So first off we decided to walk round all the pumpkins which were growing around us, which by the way, I didn’t even know how they grew, I was mind blown! Fun fact : Did you know pumpkins are fruit and not vegetables?

I picked up a good few pumpkins which I thought were the one but of course I kept seeing others and swapping them, until I ended up with the most perfectly round and orange pumpkin!

We also then headed towards the big crates full of different sorts of pumpkins.

There were these weird pumpkins which I had never seen before, they were almost like two pumpkins squashed in together to make one.

There were also the silver pumpkins, baby pumpkins, white pumpkins, you name it they had them there for you to choose.

SO in the end, I ended up buying the medium sized classic pumpkin, a slightly smaller multicoloured pumpkin, and two mini ones which are totally adorable, and are perfect for blog props!

If you have never been pumpkin picking before, and you love Autumn then I very highly recommend going to your nearest patch! It was so much fun even though we weren’t there for very long-it was a fun Autumn activity, definitely one ticked off the bucket list.

Love always, G x

Hands up if you love IKEA. I know I definitely do… but I don’t like their meatballs and mash (unpopular opinion, sorry!)

As we all seem to love IKEA so much, I thought I would put together some tips on how to survive your trip to IKEA, as we all know how they can be…

First things first, be prepared. You have to be prepared to go to IKEA, it really is a must. So here’s what you need…
Take a big car! If you’re planning on buying something big, or even think you might be buying something big, take a big enough car to get it back in, otherwise you’ll be stuck. I have experience of this as my boyfriend and I went to IKEA to buy a desk, which we got, but we then couldn’t fit it properly in his car so I was squashed right up to the windscreen for an hour long journey home – and it definitely wasn’t fun!

With taking a big car, you need to have in mind what you are going there for. Otherwise you could end up doing some spending damage!

Take a tape measurer! IKEA do have their own tape measures but they are only paper so can break easily. Definitely make sure you take a tape measure and any measurements you need for your big purchase!

This is a hard one, but don’t get distracted by other items around you! I know this is near impossible right? I get so excited in IKEA and just want to look and sit on everything. 

Take lots of inspo. IKEA is great for getting inspo for your own home as they have so many different show homes and displays. Most of them are absolutely gorgeous and are definitely my style! IKEA is spot on.

Take a man with you! Honestly the best survival tip I can give you ladies. A man can help with all the heavy lifting when in the IKEA workshop, especially if what you want is stacked somewhere high. Just give them your puppy eye look and flutter lashes and you’re good to go!

Mission completed!

You have now completed your trip to IKEA. I hope you enjoy!

Love always, G x

I friggin love Autumn! You must all know by now that it’s my favey season ever! It starts to get chilly so you can wrap up all nice and cosy, but still have things to look forward too, like Christmas!

As the weathers getting cooler and the nights are getting darker, I am definitely ready for Autumn to hit in full swing.

So first thing is first, I have done my wardrobe swap! The biggest commitment to the cold weather there could possibly be. I have swapped my bikinis and cami’s for the big cosy sweaters and fluffy socks! Autumn/Winter fashion is by far my favourite.

A stock up of hot chocolate and all the treats to go with them, cream, marshmallows, I have even bought the most amazing Halloween mug for my festive hot chocolates! Hot chocolate us the ultimate autumnal drink (apart from a spiced pumpkin latter from Starbs) they make you feel so warm and festive.

You can’t forget the candles. Candles are definitely my down fall, in fall. The warm, and spiced scents are my fave anyway, so it’s a great excuse to stock up on some of my favourites. B&M do some really amazing Bath and Body works dupes at a really good price, so definitely check them out if you’re on the hunt for some Autumnal candles.

Make-up! Of course I can’t forget the make-up. I have dug out my dark berry lipsticks and autumnal eyeshadow palettes and they are in full swing! I used to be very cautious of dark and berry shades of lipstick, but last year I really upped my game and now I absolutely love them and think that they really compliment my skin tone.

I am sure that it won’t be long until my hot water bottles comes out either…

Are you excited for Autumn?

Love always, G x

 

Adult life. Well nearly.

I am at the stage in my life where myself and my boyfriend are ready to make the big step in our relationship and move in together. Scary right?

As we don’t really want to rent anywhere, as really were in no rush, we have decided to save for our first house together and buy a property. Myself and Ryan are hopefully going to start house hunting earlyish next year, which is super exciting and such a massive step.

My first tip on saving for a house, is to open a Help to Buy ISA account. Personally, I think this is an amazing thing the government are giving to us who are looking to buy. Basically, you can open the account for free and you can out a starting amount in from £1 – £1000. I was that person who opened it with £1…
You can then choose how much you would like to put into this account a month with a direct debit, the maximum amount you can do is £200, so I do this every month. When you’re ready to buy – the government will give you 25% of the amount you have saved for a deposit – it’s free money!

I would also go through your account and write down all your direct debits, so anything that comes out of your bank a month. Do you really need that coming out? Can you get it cheaper? I recently did this and I cancelled my phone insurance and signed myself up to a cheaper alternative, which is half price!

The ‘Do I really need this? Mindset.’ Okay this is a really hard one for me. Probably like many of you, I love shopping, I love going out clothes shopping, buying makeup, and even little pretty things that have no use what so ever. Time to cut down. I will now only buy things which I really need. For example, as it’s starting to get into Autumn weather now, I will start to look for a winter coat, which I think is acceptable, just.

Spread the cost of Christmas. I know this depends on what time of the year you’re saving, as I am saving at the moment and probably will be until just after Christmas so this is quite an important one for me. I am going to start thinking about Christmas shopping in October. In September I am going to start planning what I am going to get as gifts for people, then in October I am going to start the shopping! Hopefully all I will have to buy in December is the wrapping paper and decorations for wrapping, which is one of my favourite things – yay!

Stop being the Yes Man. This is a really hard one for me as I hate letting people down, I always want to please everyone. But sometimes you just can’t do everything. I have had to say No to a holiday in America with my friends, and a weekend away to Centre Parks recently… I just can’t justify spending that money when I am being really strict with myself at the moment. I think I trying to be really strict with myself for about a year, because obviously you still have to live your life and have fun. But I find you can also do this without splashing the cash.

These are my top tips for saving for something big, wether it be a house, a holiday, or even an investment bag or shoes.

Good Luck!

Love always, G x