Pinch Of Nom Slimming World friendly Dinner Ideas; Blogtober Day 24

I couldn’t do breakfast without dinner!!! So here are my top dinner ideas from www.pinchofnom.com

Syn free Garlic, Lemon and Parsley chicken goujons

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Ingredients

  • 4  Chicken Breasts cut into strips
  • 120 g Wholemeal Bread or wholemeal roll – for 2 HEBs or half an HEB per portion
  • 2 medium Eggs
  • 3 tsp Garlic Granules
  • 1  Lemon
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Mustard Powder
  • 1 small handful Fresh Parsley
  •   Frylight

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC, line 2 large baking sheets with greaseproof paper and lightly spray with Frylight.
  2. Break the bread into pieces and place into a mini chopper, along with the parsley, garlic, salt, pepper, mustard powder and the finely grated rind of the lemon.
  3. Beat the eggs and place into a shallow dish. Place the breadcrumb mix into a separate dish.
  4. Cut each chicken breast into strips (they should be around 1.5cm thick each). Dip each piece into the egg and then pop into the breadcrumb mix to lightly coat.
  5. Once coated, place each piece onto the baking tray. Squeeze over the juice of the lemon.
  6. Spray the chicken with Frylight and into the oven for around 25 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Serve with your choice of accompaniment!

 

Syn Free Chicken Tikka

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Ingredients

For the marinade

  • 250 grams Fat-Free Greek Yoghurt
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 3 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Garlic Granules
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 1/2  Lemon Juice of

For the sauce

  • 4 large Chicken Breasts
  • 400 grams Canned Tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 large Onion Chopped
  • 1  Red Pepper Sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic Crushed
  • 1 tbsp Garam Masala
  • 4 tbsp Fresh Coriander Chopped
  •  Frylight

Method

  1. Add the yoghurt, lemon juice and marinade spices into a large bowl. Dice the chicken and add to the marinade. Cover and pop in the fridge for at 2-4 hours.
  2. Once the chicken has marinated, heat a large frying pan on a moderate heat. Spray with Frylight and cook the onion until soft – this will take around 5 minutes.
  3. Add the tomato puree to the onions and cook out for a couple of minutes. Add the crushed garlic, and garam masala, cook for another couple of minutes and stir in the tinned tomatoes. Keep on a low heat.
  4. Take the chicken pieces out of the marinade, setting the remaining yoghurt and spice mix aside. Add the chicken to a separate frying pan. Once the chicken has browned slightly on the outside add to the tomato sauce. Mix to combine and leave to cook on a low heat for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add the sliced peppers and cook for another 10 minutes or until the chicken has cooked through.
  6. Making sure the hob is set to a low heat, stir in the remaining yoghurt marinade and fresh coriander. Leave to cook through for 5 minutes. Serve with your choice of accompaniment!

 

Syn Free Shepherds pie

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Ingredients

  • For the lamb base
  • 350 grams Lean Diced Lamb All visible fat removed
  • 2 large Carrots
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1 large Courgette
  • 100 grams Green Beans
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 100 grams frozen peas
  • 1  Lamb Stock Pot
  • 2  Beef Oxo Cubes
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • Frylight

For the creamy mashed potatoes

  • 1 kg Potatoes

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Cut the diced lamb very finely, and chop the onion.
  2. Spray a large saucepan with Frylight and brown the lamb for 5-6 minutes. Slice the carrots, chop the green beans and grate the courgette, and add to the saucepan along with the onion and garlic.
  3. Cook the veg for around 5 minutes until they have just started to soften.
  4. Add the tomato puree, lamb stock pot and beef Oxo cubes. Cover with boiling water (around 900ml, depending on the size of your saucepan), mix thoroughly and pop a lid on. Cook for 25 minutes on a low heat, stirring occasionally to ensure it doesn’t stick to the bottom.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the Syn Free Creamy Mashed Potatoes from our recipe, making double the amount! The spring onions are optional.
  6. Remove the lid from the meat, add the frozen peas and leave to reduce on a high heat for around 5 minutes.
  7. Pour the meat into a baking dish, top with the mashed potatoes, spray with Frylight and place in the oven for 30 minutes until golden and crisp!

 

Syn Free Dirty Fries

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Ingredients

 

  • 3 large Potatoes
  • 1  Onion diced
  • 4  Bacon Medallions diced
  • 2 tsp Cajun
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
  •   Frylight
  • 3  spring onions
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 80 g Low Fat Cheese for 1 HEA per portion
  • 2  Peppers diced (we used 1 red and 1 green pepper)

 

Actifry Method

  1. Cut the potatoes into chips. You don’t have to peel them but make sure you wash them. Toss them in a decent amount of Frylight 1 tsp of the Cajun Spice mix, and then season them well.
  2. Cook for 30 minutes in the Tefal Actifry, then set them aside.
  3. Add the onions, peppers, bacon, remaining Cajun Seasoning and Worcestershire Sauce to the Actifry. Spray with some Frylight and cook for 10 minutes.
  4. Return the chips and cook for 1 minute, then remove the paddle and sprinkle the cheese over the top of the chips.
  5. Cook for 1 minute and serve.

Oven Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C. Then cut the potatoes into chips. There’s no need to peel them.
  2. Place them in a pan of boiling salted water and simmer until they start to soften but are still quite firm.
  3. Drain the potatoes and spray a baking tray with Frylight. Coat the potatoes in Frylight and sprinkle them with a little Salt and half of the Cajun seasoning.
  4. Place in the oven for 20 – 30 minutes until they are soft and starting to colour.
  5. Meanwhile, spray a frying pan with a generous amount of Frylight, then add the chopped peppers, bacon, onions, Worcestershire sauce and remaining Cajun seasoning.
  6. Cook for a few minutes until they start to soften. When the chips are cooked and browned, add them to the frying pan and stir well.
  7. Place the contents into an oven proof dish and cook in the oven for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Then serve.

 

Syn Free Stir-Fried Beef with ginger and spring onions

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  • 500 g Rump/Sirloin/Fillet/Topside Beef thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic finely chopped
  • 2 cm Ginger finely chopped
  • 1  Onion sliced
  • 80 ml Oyster Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Sweetener optional
  • 1  Red Pepper
  • 1  Yellow Pepper
  • 1  Green Pepper
  • 5 large Mushrooms sliced
  • 4  spring onions sliced
  • 5  Baby Corn

 

Method

  1. Spray a large frying pan or wok with Frylight and gently heat.
  2. Brown the beef on both sides in small batches, you just to colour the beef. DO NOT let it cook through. Set aside.
  3. Deglaze the pan with 1 tbsp of Rice Vinegar and a bit of water. Make sure to get all the beef that is stuck to the bottom. This will give your dish real depth of flavour.
  4. Spray the pan with some more Frylight and fry the onion, garlic, ginger and mushrooms until the onion is soft.
  5. Add the rice vinegar, oyster sauce and soy sauce, cook until it thickens.
  6. Add the beef back to the pan along with the chopped spring onions and cook for a further 5 minutes stirring often.
  7. Add the peppers and baby corn, cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Serve & enjoy!

 

Syn Free Tomato and Basil Soup

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Ingredients

  • 1 tin Tinned Tomatoes
  • 1 carton Tomato Passata
  • 1 bunch Fresh Basil Chopped
  • 100 grams Dried Orzo Pasta
  • 1  Onion Finely chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic Crushed
  • 1 tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1  Vegetable Stock Pot
  • 100 mls Water
  •   Frylight

Method

  1. Spray a saucepan with Frylight and cook the onions on a low heat until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the orzo, tinned tomatoes, tomato passata, stock pot, water and dried oregano and simmer.
  3. After 5 minutes, add 3/4 of the chopped basil and stir. Simmer for another 5 minutes on a low heat.
  4. Take off the heat, stir in the remaining fresh basil and serve immediately!

 

Syn Free Lamb Scouse

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Ingredients

  • 800 g Diced Lamb all visible fat removed
  • 1.5 kg Potatoes peeled. Half sliced
  • 6 medium Carrots peeled and cut into thick slices
  • 3  Onions peeled and roughly diced
  • 400 ml Boiling Water
  • 1  Beef Stock Cube
  • 1  Beef Stock Pot
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  •   Sea Salt
  •   Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  •   Frylight

 

Instant Pot Method

  1. Set the Instant Pot to sauté, then spray with some Frylight. Season the meat well with salt and pepper, then sauté it until it’s brown on all sides, then set aside.
  2. Spray some more Frylight in the pan, then sauté the onion and carrots until they start to brown.
  3. Cut half of the potatoes into thin slices, then place them on top of the veg, then place the meat on top.
  4. Dissolve the stock cube in the boiling water, then add this to the Instant Pot
  5. Set the Instant Pot to manual for 30 minutes (natural pressure release)
  6. When the pressure is released remove the lid carefully, and add the Worcestershire Sauce and stock pot. Stir well to break up the sliced potato. This will thicken the Scouse
  7. Cut the remaining potato into chunks, then add them and stir.
  8. Replace the lid and set the Instant Pot to manual for 5 minutes (natural pressure release)
  9. Check the lamb is tender and the potato is cooked, then check the seasoning and serve

Stovetop or oven method

  1. If you want to use the oven, preheat it to 160 degrees C / gas mark 4.
  2. Spray an oven proof pan with Frylight.
  3. Season the meat well with salt and pepper, then brown it on all sides, then set aside.
  4. Spray some more Frylight in the pan, then sauté the onion and carrots until they start to brown.
  5. Cut half of the potatoes into thin slices, then place them on top of the veg, then place the meat on top
  6. Dissolve the stock cube in the boiling water, then add this to the pan. Cover, and cook in the oven or on a medium heat on the hob for 80 minutes
  7. After 80 minutes add the stock pot and Worcestershire Sauce, then stir to break up the sliced potatoes. This will thicken the Scouse
  8. Cut the remaining potato into chunks, then add them and stir. You may need to add little extra water if it looks a little too dry
  9. Replace the lid and cook for another hour or so, or until the potatoes are cooked and the lamb is tender
  10. When cooked check the seasoning and serve

 

1 Syn Corned Beef Pasties

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Ingredients

  • 3  Weight Watchers White Wraps 1 HEB or 6 Syns Each
  • 1 small Egg whisked
  • For the Filling
  • 1 tin reduced Fat Corned Beef 3 Syns
  • 2  Boiled Potatoes
  • 1/2  Onion finely chopped
  • 1 dash Worcestershire Sauce
  •   Salt & Pepper
  • 1 pinch Mustard Powder
  •   Frylight

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C
  2. Mix all the ingredients together with salt, black pepper & mustard powder to taste.
  3. Divide the filling mixture into 3 portions & spoon into the wraps.
  4. Fold them over & brush the inner lip with an egg wash.
  5. Crimp the edges with a fork to seal them closed.
  6. Place on a baking tray sprayed with Frylight & brush the tops with the egg wash.
  7. Bake for about 10-15 mins until they are golden brown then turn over & repeat for the other side!

 

Syn Free Spaghetti Bolognaise

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Ingredients

  • 500 grams 5% lean beef mince
  • 400 ml Passata
  • 1 can Tinned Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp Tomato Puree
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2  Beef Oxo Cubes
  • 1 tbsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Dried Basil
  • 1 whole Carrot Grated
  • 150 grams Mushrooms Sliced
  • 1 whole Courgette Grated
  • 1 large Onion Finely Diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic Finely crushed
  • 1 whole Leek Finely Diced
  •   Frylight
  • 600 g Dried Spaghetti

Method

  1. Spray a large saucepan with Frylight and brown the meat for 5 minutes. Add all of the veg and herbs and cook on a low heat for 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the tomato purée and cook out for a couple of minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Simmer on a low heat for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is thick and rich, and the meat tender.
  3. Serve immediately with spaghetti, or pasta with a sprinkle of Parmesan!

 

Low Syn Spicy Sausage Pasta

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Ingredients

  • 300 grams of Dried Pasta
  • 500 grams Passata
  • 100 grams Green Beans
  • 4 whole Protein Food Shop Chipolatas (For 2 syns)
  • 2 cloves Garlic Finely crushed
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Basil Finely chopped
  • 1 tsp dried chilli flakes To taste
  • Frylight

Method

  1. Cook the pasta according to the instructions on the packet. Meanwhile, cook the sausages in a frying pan until cooked through and browned.
  2. Cut the cooked sausages into 2cm pieces and place into a saucepan on a medium heat. Spray with a little Frylight, then add the chilli flakes, garlic and cook for 1 minute. Pour in the passata and add the oregano and half of the fresh basil. Cut the green beans into 2 cm pieces and add to the pasta 2 minutes before the end of cooking.
  3. Drain the pasta and beans and add to the saucepan with the tomato and sausages. Season to taste and mix well.
  4. Serve immediately, top with the rest of the fresh basil and a little parmesan (remember to syn it if you use it!).
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Pinch of Nom Slimming World Friendly Breakfast Ideas; Blogtober Day #23

It’s getting closer and closer to our wedding and I’ve been panicking a bit as to whether I’m going to still fit in my wedding dress, I’ve tried it on this week and it still fits but it’s a bit snugger than I remember so I’m starting my slimming world journey from home again. I’m not going to be crazy strict on myself because really all I want to lose is a pound or two but I am going to try to make healthier choices. So here are some breakfast ideas off my favourite site http://pinchofnom.com/  They create slimming world friendly recipes and they seem to have a wider range of recipes.

Syn free Strawberry and Vanilla Waffles

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Ingredients

  • 40 g Oats for your HEB, or 7 syns
  • 2  Eggs or 1 egg depending on the consistency you prefer
  • 3/4 tbsp Granulated Sweetener You can add more, but remember to syn it at 0.5 if you’re using 1 tablespoon or more
  • 175 g Fat-Free Natural Yogurt
  • 100 g Fresh Strawberries
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  •   Syrup of your choice optional – don’t forget to add the Syns

Method

  1. Blitz the oats in a food processor, until they are quite fine
  2. Mix all the ingredients together, apart from the strawberries, and stir until smooth
  3. Pour the mixture into a waffle mould
  4. Bake at 180°C for 15 – 20 minutes or until the waffles are firm to the touch
  5. Turn them out onto a baking tray and cook for a further 4 or 5 minutes
  6. Top with the fresh strawberries and serve with some sweetened, flavoured Quark

Low Syn Chocolate and Orange baked oats

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Ingredients

  • 40 g Oats your HEB or 7 syns
  • 1  Vanilla Muller Light Yogurt For 1 Syn To make a vegetarian version of this dish substitute the Muller Light for 175g of Fat-Free Natural yoghurt flavoured with a drop of vanilla extract.
  • 3/4 tbsp Granulated Sweetener
  • 2  Eggs you can use 1 egg if you prefer a slightly drier texture
  • 2 tsp Choc Orange Choc Shot for 1 syn
  • 1  Orange zest only

Method

  1. Add all of the ingredients, except 1 tsp of choc shot, into a bowl and stir until combined
  2. Bake in the oven at 180°C for 35 minutes
  3. When cooked, drizzle the remaining orange choc shot over the oats and enjoy!

 

Syn Free Double Sausage fakeaway muffin

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Ingredients

  • 6  Slimming World Sausages defrosted
  • 1 leaf Fresh Rosemary chopped
  • 1 sprig Fresh Thyme chopped
  • 1 leaf Fresh Sage chopped
  • 2  Wholemeal Rolls 60g each as your HEB (or 6 syns each)
  • 2 tbsp Primula Light Spread 1 tbsp = 17g which is about 1/4 of your HEA (or 1.5 syns)
  •   Frylight
  • 2  Eggs

Method

  1. Remove the skins from the sausage and place the sausage meat in a bowl
  2. Add the chopped herbs, you can use a small pinch of dried if you don’t have fresh
  3. Split the sausage meat into 4 equal pieces, then shape each one into a flat round burger shape, big enough to fit on the roll
  4. Fry each sausage patty over a medium heat, in a little, Frylight until they are cooked through. It should take around 5 minutes on each side
  5. When the sausage is almost cooked spray two small microwaveable bowls with Frylight and crack an egg into each one. Season the eggs, pierce the yolks and cover with cling film
  6. Microwave each egg on high for about 30 seconds. Keep an eye on them as they may pop in the microwave. The yolks should be quite firm but still moist
  7. Slice the rolls in half, then stack two sausage patties on each roll, add the Primula on top of the sausage and then top with the egg

 

Syn Free Weekend Brunch

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Ingredients

  • 2  Sausages to keep it Syn Free use either Slimming World Sausages or Linda McCartney Red Onion & Rosemary Sausages
  • 1/2  Red Pepper
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1 Handful Spinach
  • 5 medium Mushrooms
  • 1 Large Potato
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 pinch Black Pepper
  •   Frylight

Method

  1. Cut your potato into cubes and put in a pan with salted water to boil.
  2. Cut your red pepper in half right down the middle. Spray with a little Fry Light and crack an egg in. Sprinkle on a little salt and black pepper. My pepper was a little wobbly so I used a sharp knife to level off the bottom. Place in the oven at about 180 degrees. This will need to bake for about 30 minutes for the pepper to soften and the egg to cook.
  3. Check your sausages for cooking time- you might need to put them in now! If not, make a mental note about when you need to put them in so they are cooked in line with your egg.
  4. Prepare your mushrooms and arrange your spinach attractively on your plate in preparation for the inevitable Instagram picture.
  5. When your potato cubes are softened (but not falling apart), drain and dry. Then place them into a non-stick frying pan sprayed liberally with fry light. Fry the cubes adding some salt and pepper, garlic powder and some dried rosemary. If your timings are a little off, bung these in an oven-proof dish and put at the bottom of the oven to keep warm.
  6. When you have two minutes before you need to take the egg and sausages out, fry your mushrooms in some Fry Light. I prefer the Butter flavour for this.
  7. Get everything on the plate and devour before anyone else realises you didn’t make them any!

 

Low Syn Sausage Hash

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Ingredients

  • 1 large Potato diced
  • 1  Bell Pepper diced
  • 1  Red Onion diced
  • 1  Courgette slice
  • 4  Low-Fat Sausages cooked and sliced We use Protein Food Shop Chipolatas for 0.5 syns each
  • 2  Eggs
  •   Frylight
  •   Schwartz Season All

Method

  1. Wash the potato and cut them into a rough dice, there’s no need to peel them. Then put them in a bowl suitable for the microwave and cook them on full power for a few minutes. The potato should still be slightly firm
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C
  3. Spray a large frying pan with Frylight, heat until it starts to sizzle and add the diced onion, peppers and potato. Sprinkle with a little Season All, then cook until they just start to colour
  4. Add the courgettes and sausage continue to cook until the veg is browned
  5. Divide the mixture equally between 2 ovenproof dishes and make a shallow well in each one
  6. Crack an egg into each well and cook in the oven for about 12 minutes, until the egg is set (12 minutes will give you a runny egg, so if you prefer a harder yolk leave it in for a couple of extra minutes)

 

Yoga for Anxiety; Blogtober Day #22

The past few weeks have been hard on me mentally and physically. I’ve been constantly on the go to the point that I’ve been forgetting to take my medication, if anybody reading this suffers from anxiety and depression you will understand how bad you feel when you go cold turkey. You get headaches, you feel like everything is coming crashing down. Those feelings you thought you had at bay, come back 100x worse. You feel worthless, rough, tired and emotional. I wouldn’t recommend going cold turkey to anyone the withdrawal is horrendous.

After such a tough time lately I’m finally starting to feel like myself again those feelings have subsided (for now) they will never completely disappear but they are manageable at the moment.

I’ve decided I need some TLC I need to look after my own mind. So I’m going back to my go-to pick me up, which is yoga! I absolutely love yoga, it calms my mind, body and soul (i know it sounds a bit cringe but it’s true) I never really understood yoga before I started using it for my anxiety, I always thought it was a bit cringey, I thought it was just sitting there breathing and being silent. I had little to no knowledge about it and while you do focus on your breathing throughout your practice it’s much more than just breathing techniques. It’s amazing for your mental state, it’s great for relieving stress. It can help you get a better sleep. It’s also exercise so is great for your body and posture. So if like me you wrote off yoga before giving it a chance then I urge you to just try it. You may be amazed.

I’m trying to keep on top of the housework again. I don’t know about anyone else but if the house is a mess it always makes me in a bad mood.

I’m also going to be making a bit more time for me, whether that be doing my makeup, my nails, a facemask or a bath. Since having anxiety I’ve realised how important self-care really is.  I’d love to hear your self-care tips, what’s your go-to thing to make you feel better.

How can we help others if we don’t help ourselves first.

Forever Chasing My Dreams; Blogtober Day #21

I cannot believe we’re on day 21 already! For those of you taking part in Blogtober well done for making it this far. It really is a big commitment and it’s very hard to think of post ideas towards the end. Especially if you haven’t planned ahead. (oops) I started Blogtober to get back into the habit of writing again because I want to write my own book eventually, I have actually started one but I’ve lost where I’m going with the story so I’m going to start smaller. I’m thinking of writing some children’s stories. Let’s be fair I read enough of them so why not start a bit smaller and make my own? My dream is to be a world-renowned author. I know that’s a big ask and I’m in very early stages, my grammar may not always be on point but I want to show my kids that your wildest dreams can come true if you work for it. I want to be proud of myself and I want them to be proud of me. I may not know exactly what I’m doing right now but I’m not giving up.

anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve – J K Rowling

I’d never really found my niche until I started blogging, I’ve always stumbled around telling myself that I don’t want to be serving people in a shop or working in a factory. It’s never felt like me, I’ve always felt like I need more ( not that there is anything wrong with those jobs, I’ve done both.) I can’t sing, dance, I can’t play any sports and I’m not particularly good at public speaking. I’ve always wanted my own business but there’s nothing that I really love doing that I’d be happy to do every single day. I’m a big dabbler, I’m a qualified hairdresser and beauty therapist (not that I’ve done anything with it other than cut Finley’s hair) I’ve tried selling forever living products, making wax melts (my newest venture) I’ve tried knitting which didn’t go as planned I couldn’t even start it! Blogging I’ve always come back to, no matter how long I’ve gone without writing anything I never feel like I’m not good enough (that’s not me being big headed) I just feel like the blogging community is so supportive and I’ve also had so much positive feedback from my friends and family. So many people have actually come up to me in the street and said that they enjoy reading my posts which is amazing.

I’d love to hear what your biggest dreams are! Comment below and share them with me.

Amazing Halloween Makeup For Women; Blogtober Day #19

When looking for Halloween makeup I often get lost looking for ideas, I’m completely amazed by the looks that can be created with makeup. If I’m honest I’m more of painting my face white with dark lips and dark eye makeup kind of girl or just cover myself in fake blood. I’m no good at makeup, I can’t do winged eyeliner for the life of me but if you do consider yourself good at makeup give some of these a try. If you do please tag me I absolutely love looking at makeup ideas.

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This is probably the only one I could do to resemble a scarecrow of some sorts.

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I absolutely love the corpse bride.

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So there we have it they are my top make up looks this year! Which ones are your favourite?

What are you going as this Halloween?

10 Kids Gift Ideas (Girls); Blogtober Day #18

  1. Personalised Rag Doll 

I had one of these dolls when I was younger and I absolutely loved it. (okay I had a few)

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2. World map pillowcase colour and learn

How amazing is this? Not only is it good for colouring in they get to learn about the world as they do it. I’m all for educational toys.

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3.Personalised Rainbow mug

Aria loves having her own cup “like mummy” and how cute is this rainbow design?

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4.Personalised Children’s story book

Aria loves reading and I know she would absolutely love reading a book with her name in it.

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5. Lucky Star Necklace

There’s something about kids and jewellery I will never understand but they are fascinated by it (maybe because its shiny), every time I wear a necklace though aria asks to wear it. So this year we’ve agreed she can have one. I also love the design because she is obsessed with stars at the moment, in fact, she’s asked for a telescope for Christmas to look at the “twinkle twinkle little stars.”

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6. Colour in dress up

Fancy dress and colouring all in one. what’s not to love?

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7. Personalised apron

Kids love to bake and if I’m honest I love them baking with me too. It’s something I’ve grown up saying;

“when I have kids I can’t wait to bake cakes with them”

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8.Wall Print

Another great print for decorating their bedroom.

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9. Gardening set

Another thing both my kid’s love is playing with dirt, so what better way to get them involved than gardening?

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10. Bunny Rabbit Dress

This dress is just beautiful!

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