Packing for my Honeymoon...

packing-for-my-honeymoonNext Saturday Dave & I are finally off on our honeymoon! After getting married back in May, we can not wait to get away and relax on a beach and drink cocktails all day long. We are travelling out for two weeks to the Riviera Maya in Mexico. We have planned to not do a whole lot but chill out. However we have booked a day at the Eco water park for snorkelling in caverns and natural lagoons, swimming with dolphins, a trip to the Mayan Ruins & a day trip into Mexico City. Oh emmm gee Im excited, we havent been on a beach holiday since 2011!
Ive already got all my clothes set out to be packed & thought id share with you guys what ill be packing!
what-to-pack-for-a-holidayIm taking four swimsuits with me, two old bikinis and these two new ones above. The swimsuit I got from the Asos Sale & the retro two-piece I got in Topshop. Im also bringing two pairs of sunglasses with me, one RayBan Wayfarers & one by Cheap Monday.
a-winter-sun-holidayFor my hand luggage Ill be taking this embroidered backpack which will double as a beach bag from Accesorize. As well as my iPad & headphones (not shown above) Ill be packing a notebook, Dave's Mexico guide book, my iPhone, BritStitch coin purse (handy for the beach) two novels- gone girl & girl boss, sunglasses & lipbalm.
Ill also be packing 2 maxi dresses, 2 playsuits, 2 jumpsuits, 10 dresses, 1 beach dress, 3 pairs of shorts, 7 vests/tees & 4 pairs of sandals. Ive decided not to pack any heels as in the heat I never end up wearing them. Ill probably still need to pack a neutral clutch for the evenings... and voila thats what Ill be packing for my trip to Mexico! :)

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Winter Pastels...

how-to-wear-pastels-in-wintPastels in winter are not a new thing, last winter the infamous pink coat hung in every shop up and down the high street. This year pale pinks, mints and faded blues have been spotted on a lot of bloggers but it can be hard trend to wrap your head around. An easy way to insert pastels into your winter wardrobe is through accessories. While I am still looking out for the perfect pastel coat until then my trusty mint scarf & mint loafers will suffice.

redhead-fashion-blogger styling-a-white-coat how-to-wear-winter-white fashion-blog-winter-outfit popular-uk-style-blog outfit-of-the-day-blogCoat c/o New Look, Loafers: Office, Jeans: Topshop, Top c/o Misguided, Scarf: H&M, Bag c/o Nica

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My favourite Etsy homeware shops...

etsy-home-decor-favouritesIn the past week Ive only shared one post, how did that happen!? Sometimes real life just gets in the way and blogging goes from a main priority to on the back burner. Anyway, as a huge etsy shopper I thought I would share some of my favourite etsy stops for home decor and accessories with you guys.
Art Prints
Anek, is a great little etsy shop that has these cute typography and food prints, I pretty much want them all! This basil print is one of my fav's and I think it would be perfect for any kitchen.
Little Red Window, I just love this little sketch drawing of kitchen utensils. This is gonna be my next etsy purchase!
Gusandabby is my all time favourite shop for amazing little dogs prints and calenders, if Dave is reading this Id like the sausage dog, the pug & the toy terrier. for Christmas. :)
Dave has banned me from buying any more cushions as we have enough for a four bed house and not a tiny terrace where we actually live. But... if I were to buy another cushion or five. Heres the ones Id snap up.
ZanaProducts, Mint Chevron cushion. Gotta love some chevron... some might say its essential. These big spoon, little spoon cushions I have seen on instagram already and think they are just too cute! Lastly saying I have slight obsession with foxes how could I not want this Mr Fox cushion in grey and acid green.
Wall Decoration
These little wall hangings have become super fashionable, pinterest is full of them! They are a nice way to add something to a wall with out any hassle. Kiss Cuddle Repeat & Lets be adventurers are my personal favourites.
Ive developed a love for candles, Im not a fan of smelly scented ones as they tend to give me headaches but I love the soft homely glow they give. These awesome stacked tea light holders mean you can have a set three or stack em and have a tall candlestick.
I have a bit of a thing for clocks, Dave cant have them in our bedroom the ticking does his head in when he tries to sleep. So Im just gonna have one in every other room of the house! This Scandinavian-esque house shape clock is super chic and modern.
Retro Random things
A great little shop for retro and refound pieces such as this phone. Full of  pretty homewares and ceramics I could spend a fortune at this cute etsy shop, I think this awesome gold tray would look amazing on a hall table for keys and nic nacs.

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Sweet Sunday: Apple & Sultana Muffins

bake-apple-and-sultana-muff I said about a month ago now that I was starting a new blog feature called sweet or savoury Sundays. So far Ive been doing it every other Sunday or so (pretty good for me!) but I have yet to do a savoury post! I just find baking so much more relaxing and also a lot easier to photograph than a steaming bowl or saucepan. I promise I will try and do some savoury dishes soon, Im thinking some wintery soups would be tasty!

This little recipe is an adaption of a recipe from Avoca Tea Time, which is a recipe for plain muffins.

250g self raising flour
115g caster sugar
115ml milk
115 unsalted butter
1 egg, beaten
100g of sultanas
1 chopped and diced apple.

apple-and-sultana-scones Preheat oven 180oC fan. Have a muffin tin ready, I used a silicon one as they are much easier to pop the muffins out later. Mix the flour, sugar in a large bowl & make a well in the centre. Heat the milk & butter together until the butter melts. Although to cool, then add to flour and sugar with the egg.
Mix until smooth, then add the sultanas and chopped apple. Spoon into muffin tins.  Bake for 20 minutes.

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