Room Interior

HELLOOOOOOOO

So, recently (and forever) I have been obsessed with making my room look cute and amazing! I must say a lot of my inspo is from Zoella. However, I’m not a millionaire youtuber so kind of have to stick with the amazing IKEA!

My desk is from IKEA and probably cost around £15 which is just super cheap and looks great with all of my decor

Let’s start with my copper lamp, my beautiful copper lamp that I have feelings for. I have been eyeing up this lamp in TKMAX for like 3 months now and finally got it for a total of £24.99 which is just amazing in my eyes.

On top of my lamp is a little trinket tray from Oliver Bonas (yep I’m obsessed with copper)

Similar lamps – 

Copper Retro Lamp

Copper Dome Head Desk

 
My cork board is from IKEA and was super cheap and I’m sure you can get them from poundshops as well so not really breaking the bank and can become a statement in any room! The fairy lights around the cork board are from Primark who do the best affordable fairy lights! The cactus chalk board is also from Primark which was only £2! Cute and cheap ❤️

 
All of the plant pots are from IKEA and are no more than £3 each which is amazing as I love the gold pots – they really go well with my gold and copper theme!

Plants and pots 🌿

Aloe Vera
Succulent
Hanging plant
Gold plant pots
Tiny plant pot
Pen pot

 
To the right of my desk is a copper letter holder which I do love as it’s perfect for a desk to store books! It’s £17.99 which is crazy – why did I even think that was a good price??? I know that you can get cute copper baskets from Primark for £3-£5 which is a great and A LOT BETTER alternative. WHO PAYS £18 for a mini letter holder??? (Me)

The brass wire initials are from NEXT and are £6 each which is kind of silly like £12 for two metal letters ??? (still cheaper than the letter holder 👀) but I was thinking you could go to a craft shop and buy cardboard letters and spray paint them gold or whatever colour your heart desires.

 
The ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE (v true) is from TKMAX – HOWEVER they do have a similar one on The Range which I do wish I got more and it is actually cheaper – roll my eyes framed art – only £2.99 for the meaning of life

THAT is desk goals 👸🏼


My bed and bedside table are from IKEA obvs – who doesn’t have this bed wrapped with Primark fairy lights?

The copper hanging mirror is £5 from Primark – it’s just so cute and Primark are doing so good with the copper vibes!

The copper alarm clock (which doesn’t have batteries in because I hate the noise of clocks) was from Asda but I’m not sure it’s in stock anymore…however they do have one in Wilkos – copper alarm clock ⏰

Bedding, cushions and blanket –

Grey cushion
Grey blanket
Pink and gold cushions – in store at Tesco

Bedding – in store at Primark

Walaaah

I wish I could decorate everyone’s room – the world would be a better place 🌞

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Mermaid Party Cupcakes

IMG_3851.JPGQuick and easy mermaid cupcakes by me and Liv P…

Me and Liv stumbled upon the mermaid cupcake set  in a lovely little shop in Kirkby Longsdale. It was way too cute not to buy…

These cakes are perfect for a baby shower, children’s parties, charity bake sales and basically anyone who loves mermaids and cake

Ingredients:

12 cupcakes –

  • 110g self raising flour
  • 110g unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 2 medium free-range eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • blackcurrant jam
  • strawberry jam

To decorate –

  • Betty Crocker’s vanilla buttercream frosting
  • Pink and blue food colouring
  • Dr Oetker Fairy Princess sprinkles
  • Mermaid cupcake set

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas 4 and place 12 paper cases into a muffin tin.
  2. Mix the butter and sugar together in a bowl. Beat in the eggs a little at a time and stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Fold in the flour, adding a little milk. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are half full.
  4. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Set aside until the cakes are cool.
  5. When the cakes are cool, use a syringe to inject the jam into the cakes. We used blackcurrant jam for the blue cakes and strawberry jam for the pink cakes.
  6. For the topping, simply spoon out the buttercream into two bowls. Colour half of the cream pink and the other half blue.
  7. Carefully spoon on the buttercream onto the cake in a circular motion.
  8. Go crazy and sprinkle your desired decorations and then stick the mermaid skewers into the cake.
  9. ENJOY the cuteness
  10. ENJOY the taste 🙂

 

HEALTHY Easter Hamper

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HELLOOOOO IT IS SPRING and Spring means EASTER

If you’re anything like me then you will love any occasion to decorate… I am obsessed with decorating so of course there are bunnies, chicks and sheep in my room to celebrate the new season

Easter is pretty soon so I thought I would make an Easter hamper. I figured that there are people out there (which is v sad) who cannot eat chocolate for health reasons. AND also people who just wanna be fit and healthy (not me).

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This hamper idea is perfect for people who want a healthy alternative to chocolate eggs!

FIRSTLY, you have to make the box look Eastery. To do this, I just ordered a plain box, some yellow ribbon, Easter tissue paper and ofc some colourful feathers from Paperchase, it was fairly cheap and you can get most of this stuff from supermarkets anyway. I mean just throw everything onto the box in whatever style you want so it looks like you’ve nicely vommitted Easter up onto a plain old box :))))

SO the food I picked was from Holland & Barretts, I do love a good shop on Holland & Barretts’ website as I am a sucker for offers and deals which they always have. Mostly everything I got was buy one get one free or 3 for 2……. I just love love love it and I got 10% off and a £5 voucher, dying in deal making heaven

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Here is a quick list of what I got:

Flapjacks x3 (strawberry, chocolate & coconut), protein bars x4, vegan Easter milk and dark chocolate, Bounce energy bites, energy gels x2, ginger bites x2, yoghurt coated raisins x2, dried fruit and chocolate shots x4 and vegan sour snakes.

I also added some LUSH items as what is Easter without LUSH’s seasonal stuff? I got the chocolate lip scrub which tastes identical to Terry’s Chocolate Orange, it tastes so good. I also got a bunny mask shower jelly which was in the shape of a bunny, I just don’t know how anything can get better than that?? And of course an Easter egg bath bomb!

I HOOOOPE you are as OTT as me with every occasion and go all out this Easter 🙂

Zaandam – Amsterdam

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I know A LOT of people have to been to Amsterdam many times but I just thought I would share the part of Holland in which I stayed as it was amazing!

When I was booking the holiday, I immediately fell in love with one hotel in Zaandam, it was something that I’d never really seen before, very quirky and unique so I had to go!

IMG_1986Inntel Hotels Amsterdam Zaandam

The hotel has many rooms and every single one has a unique picture on the wall to give you a real feel of Holland.

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There is a gym, sauna, steam room and swimming pool for everyone to enjoy. I think the best part of the holiday was definitely the swimming pool and sauna… if you want more of a relaxing holiday I suggest this hotel and definitely Zaandam as it is a much quieter area away from tourists but only 10 minutes away from Amsterdam city centre via train. It is also only 20 minutes away from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

I was kind of nervous to get the train in a different country as I hate not being familiar with the trains and times. However, it was so easy to get tickets, you could get them from the ticket machines and just scan your ticket on the way to the train. Basically their train system is MILES better than it is in the UK.

A return train ticket from Zaandam to Amsterdam was around €5 and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Zaandam was around €4.

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Zaandam is a beautiful place as it looks like a little toy village. The hotel is also a 1 minute walk away from a big Primark so if you forget anything you can get anything you need from there.

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It is also near a supermarket and many local cafes which serve the best coffee and pastries. There is also a subway and a cute cake shop across from the hotel which just look so CUUUTE

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I would 100% recommend this hotel to anyone on a budget as it was £200 per person for flights, luggage and a 3 night stay at a 4 star hotel!

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I feel like most people know what there is to do in Amsterdam so I’m not gonna talk about all of the amazing things you can do as I don’t think anyone really needs a well thought out plan as you can just walk around all over the city and decide what you want to do as you go.

Although I would recommend maybe booking some museum tickets online to avoid queues but if you really want to avoid peak times, maybe book in the week because when I went back to some museums on a Monday it was completely clear and you could walk straight in.

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I do have one tip for Amsterdam though, if you want a really clear picture of the ‘Iamsterdam’ sign, stand at the back of the sign, take a picture and then flip the picture so it looks like you have taken it from the front but magically made all of the tourists disappear – good trick for a cool picture 🙂