Sunday, 28 September 2014

Things to keep in mind...

poodle socks milk bubble tea blog1. Your skin may never be perfect, and that's okay. Everyone has pores, lines, blemishes they're all a part of who you are. You are unique and one of a kind. Real life doesn't have an airbrushing tool.

2. Don't be so hard on yourself all of the time, buy the damn shoes, eat the slice of cake, find happiness in the little things. Just because you are having a bad day, doesn't mean you have a bad life. It will pass.

3. Don't compare your life to the entire Internets social media 'highlight reel' Nobody wants to post about the bad stuff. Everyone has ups and downs, it's a fact of life. Remember that next time you're scrolling through instagram.

4. Be yourself. If you want to spend your Saturday night in with your dog, in your underwear watching Ryan Gosling movies, eating a tray of pasta for two people to yourself, you go right on ahead.

5. Stop worrying so much. You don't have to have your life figured out, not everyone knows what they want to do. Just keep doing what you are doing and you'll get there, in the end. Focus on what makes you happy, that is the most important thing in life.

6. Ignore the obsession with the thigh gap, if you have one, you have one. If your thighs happen to touch when your legs are together that is f i n e, when did this become a negative thing? Whatever shape or size, you have a beautiful body and mind, the amount of space between your thighs does not define who you are.

7. Call your parents / friends / siblings more, send them a nice text, ask them how they're doing. It takes a few seconds and it will make their day, I promise.

8. Make time for yourself, have a bubble bath, make yourself a extra large hot chocolate, even if you put aside twenty minutes before bed, if you can... to relax and take a moment for yourself.

9. Put your phone away. When you're with your partner / family / friends, turn it off, put it in your bag. You'll have better conversations, you'll see the entire TV show, because you won't miss any due to scrolling through your phone. Sometimes the best moments are the ones that never make it to instagram because you're too busy enjoying them.

10. Confidence, kindness and manners. These basic things are important, always be kinder than you feel. Oh and be nice to animals, always. Don't dwell too much, you might create a problem that wasn't there in the first place.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Random favourites…

ripped jeans
Ripped jeans - River Island < click me
Petite girls, rejoice! I have finally found a pair of jeans that fit my just under 5ft self. They're a perfect fit, not baggy at the knees whatsoever. I've already ordered a second pair, I am in love. I had no idea River Island sold jeans in Tall, Regular, short and extra short leg. I seriously cannot stop wearing these jeans, they're amazing. Farewell petite Topshop leigh jeans! 
cake
Ridiculously moist slice okay, more like half of this beautiful Red velvet cake, anyone? Washes down well with a hot chocolate. I am a total sweet tooth / cake fiend. I'm sure GBBO is only fuelling this addiction of mine, I can't stop craving cakes and biscuits and bread and pastries...
becky milk bubble tea nutella
Does anyone else remember seeing this image pop up on Tumblr many moons ago? Well now these beauties are available in Tesco, UK Tesco's - Hurrah. It is a novelty that will not fade anytime fast for me. I know for a fact i'll probably buy one every time i enter the store, sorry not sorry, thighs.
oscar becky milk bubble tea
My beautiful little Oscy doodles. He is so affectionate and loving, I think I love him more every single day. I love it when he's sleepy and clambers on to my knee for a cuddle, this dog is actually a little human in a sausage dog suit, I'm almost sure of it. Who knew dogs could have such vivid personalities?!

Sunday, 21 September 2014

A mini make-over...

collage room becky milk bubble tea
After I got home from Toms, I randomly decided I wanted to spruce my bedroom up a little and freshen it up. So I went out and bought new drawer handles for my two bedside tables (£2.99 for a pack of 4 - home bargains) some pretty white heart cut-out bunting, and shuffled the furniture around a bit...
collage bedroom mini becky milk bubble tea
I filled the fishbowl style vase with fairy lights and moved my dressing table into the centre of the room. Hung the bunting, and changed all of the handles on my drawers. I just need to find two smaller handles for my dressing table. It's amazing how changing just a few small details can make such a big difference, what do you think?

You can find my dressing table and drawers here < click me.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Cake that round two...

So, it's round two of the Emporium Bakery's GBBO competition, cake that. We had to recreate a recipe from a list of cakes, pies and tarts. I thought this entry was in on the 29th, so yesterday I was running around my kitchen like a headless chicken. Every time I used the pie crust recipe, I usually use, the cream and fruit would fall through. Two crumbled pie crusts later, I admitted defeat and bought a shop bought pie crust. I can imagine the sheer horror on Mary Berry's face now, but at the end of the day, honesty is best and it's my own fault for not checking the dates. So here's how I made the filling…
fruit pie

For the whipped cream and fruit filling

250ml of chilled whipping cream
2 tablespoons of caster sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

I chilled my metal mixing bowl in the fridge for ten minutes, I then added the sugar, the vanilla extract and whipping cream to the bowl. I whisked on a high setting, until the cream became stiff. I then scooped the filling into the pie crust and topped with lots of fresh fruit for decoration.

pie

Super easy, to make I just wish my own home made pie crust would have held the weight of the fruit and cream together, but sadly I ran out of time and had to post something for my competition entry. Hopefully in the final challenge I can bake something amazing, to make up for this!

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

“Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.”

bed milkbubbletea magazine candles
After staying at Toms all weekend, when I come home, I love having a mini pamper evening to myself. First things first, hair in a top knot, make up off and lots of Oscar snuggles. I usually have a bubble bath , light some scented candles then sit down to catch up on reading blogs and replying to emails..
bloglovin milk bubble tea becky
It's nice to sit and scroll through blog posts I've missed, as I'm not really on my phone much at Toms, too busy having a nice time, or watching Netflix. We are completely, totally hooked on a series at the moment, but a lot of people have already seen it, so I won't say which one due to spoilers!
meringues becky milk bubble tea
I usually pick up a magazine of some sort and a little treat okay, okay more like a gigantic bar of chocolate on my way home, these strawberry mini meringues (from the co-op) were so tasty.
essie milk bubble tea becky
After a bubble bath and applying a face mask of some sort, I usually take this time to paint my nails. For a long time I never bothered with nail polish, but now my hands feel naked without it. I always think it makes you look and feel a little bit better, somehow. I'm going to have to try and ditch my pastels for some deep reds and burgundy shades, now autumn is almost here!

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