OOTD: Shopping With Friends

Yesterday, I went shopping with my friend Laura. It’s her cousins 30th on Saturday and she was desperately trying to find a new outfit for it. Jack and I went along to help her out and this is what I wore:
Was definitely having a bad face day and my timer just wouldn’t work..Boo
Top: Ebay (originally George at Asda)
Leggings: Primark

Rings: On the left, Boots
On the right, Argos (present from my brother)
It was a pretty simple look for a pretty miserable day yesterday. Apologies that the pictures are pretty awful – but just like the weather, eh?
Hope you’re all well!
xo
P.S In desperate need of some A Picture Tells A Thousand Words submissions. Starting to run out and I’d love to keep this series going! If you’re interested, you can email me here.
Thanks.

Yummy Millionaires Shortbread recipe

The other day, I took a look at my wonderful baking book and decided I wanted to make something from it. I didn’t get a chance to. In fact, Steve decided to pick it up, chose a recipe and sent me to the shop for any ingredients we didn’t have. Charming. But it was so worth letting him do the baking…I would never have been able to make anything as yummy as these!
Amazing baking book for a bargain price!
How they look in the book
The Recipe

Makes 12
Prep time: 15 minutes, plus chilling and cooling time
Cook time: 45 minutes

Ingredients
160g plain flour
60g caster sugar
215g unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
1 x 397g tin of condensed milk
100g light brown soft sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup
150g Sainsburys Belgian milk chocolate (we used Dairy Milk instead)
50g Sainsburys Belgian white chocolate (the only white chocolate we
 could find in the village was Milkybar,so we used that…lol!)

Instructions
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas mark 4.
2. In a food processor, whizz the flour, caster sugar and 115g
butter until it’s like breadcrumbs. Press into an 18cm square tin
and prick with a fork. Chill for 20 minutes, then bake for 30
minutes, until just turning golden. Cool in the tin.
3. In a pan, heat the condensed milk, brown sugar, syrup and the
remaining 100g butter. Bring to the boil, stirring all the time. Boil,
still stirring, for 5-8 minutes until thickened. Pour the caramel onto
the shortbread, then cool for 30 minutes.
4. Melt the milk and the white chocolate seperately. Pour the milk
chocolate on the caramel, then pour on the white chocolate. Swirl
with a skewer to create a marbled effect. Chill for 2 hours until set,
then remove from the tin and cut into squares.
And here is the finished result (super yummy!):
Before being cut into pieces
Already eaten a few too many….
The finished product.
It was amazing, probably the best Millionaire’s Shortbread I’ve ever had! So yummy!
Can’t wait to try out some more recipes from this book!
What do you love to make when in the kitchen?
xo


That Was The Week That Was: A Week In Pictures

It has been an eventful week in the madhouse that is my home this week! We’ve visited family, received lots of lovely post, had some bad news, heard some good news, met a new addition to my friends family…It’s been exhausting! Here are my photos from the past week:
1. Jack enjoying a cuddle with his great-grandfather (on Steve’s side)
2. Lush roast dinner made by Steve – gammon, roast potatoes,roast parsnips, Yorkshire puds, stuffing, various sauces and for some reason, onion rings and potato letters – Steve tried to spell my name! 🙂
3. Comfortable in front of the camera
4.My awesome prize from Emma’s giveaway
5.The lovely little note she included
6.How beautifully wrapped are these?
7.My goodies
8.I found a seller on Ebay selling books for a starting price for 25p with free p+p – the above picture explains what I thought of that
9. Random prize win from Magners
10. Putting all our games and DVDS on our new shelving system – still haven’t finished
11. Obviously Jack thinks his hands are super yummy!
12. This is gorgeous – tasted just like apple juice!
13. Jack has a new obsession in his feet.
14. I saw Lauren’s tweet the other day about alcohol so I polished off this beauty – haven’t drunk WKD in ages but this is yummy!
15. At Nanny and Grandads, chilling on Marley.
16. Received my first penpal letter!
17. The lovely letter Tiffeny sent me 🙂
18. I fell victim to the hype – this L’Oreal Caresse in Fashionista Pink is beautiful!
What have you been up to this week? If you’ve written a Week In Pictures post, I’d love to see it! Just leave your links below.
xo

Three Years ♥

I apologise if this is an overly gushy post but today marks mine & Steve’s three year anniversary. Such a lot has happened in that time – we’ve moved more times than we care to remember and of course, Jack has come along too to make our little family complete.
So – happy anniversary Steve, I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us…
Our little family
xo

Week In Pictures

Yes, it’s that time again…here’s what I’ve been snapping this week…





Cute little letters//Tweeting & reading in the bath//FOTD with freshly washed hair//Pretty flowers//Chinese Chicken burgers with cheese//Limited Edition Mango & Passionfruit flavoured Fanta- lush!//My lovely win from Reidz & Emma//Not entirely impressed by Daddy’s new Lazyboy//Very cheesy carbonara with garlic bread-yum yum!!//Saving some for later, maybe??//Luxurious bubble bath
 
Link me up to your Week In Pictures posts!
Have you done anything nice this week?
 
xo