New York is always a good idea...


Just booked a weekend in new york in August with my boyfriend, just after his 21st birthday.
Really excited to go away with him!

Prague

One thing that is on my bucket list, and something that I have always really enjoyed, is travelling to new places. 
There are a few places that I always like to go back to, but new experiences are fun and exciting!

When you're in Europe, is very easy and inexpensive to travel.
Seeing as I'm already in England with my mum and sister, we decided between Bruges, Amsterdam and Prague for a vacation away from vacation.
We had heard many nice things about Prague, and I thought Amsterdam is more of a thing to do with friends, than family (maybe I'm wrong...?)

Canada Day

 I haven't been able to post much because I am away on holiday, but here is a Canada Day round up post from last year!


Happy Canada Day everyone!

Raspberry Chocolate Cakes

Little Raspberry Chocolate Cakes

Little Raspberry Chocolate Cakes - perfect for an afternoon tea, or dessert!

There are two ways to make the chocolate cake sponge for this - the cheat box mix way, or from scratch.
I'm on holiday, and don't have all the ingredients, so I did the cheat way.

Crumb Bars


Crumb Bars

One nights craving - crumb bars!
This recipe works with basically any jam, or even a mixture of jam and fruit.

Royal Ascot

I've been really terrible with posting lately, but there's a reason for it!
I'm on holiday in England for 3 weeks.
When I'm not as busy I will try and do a few posts.
Yesterday we went to the first day of Royal Ascot.

Happy Father's Day


Just wanted to take a moment to say Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dad's out there like mine.

Here are some printables and ideas for Father's Day:

Amanda's Parties to Go, Father's Day Printables can be downloaded here

The Cake Blog, Father's Day: King of Duct Tape printable can be downloaded here

The Idea Room, Father's Day Printables, download here

The 36th Avenue, Father's Day Printables can be downloaded here and here 

Cute Father's Day Tie and Card can be downloaded here


Homemade Father's Day gift ideas can be found at Lil' Luna here

Also check out some DIY's from emma-courtney.com!
Use this Sharpie Plate DIY to create Dad a custom mug, or this Glass Etching DIY to create Dad a custom pint glass!

Finally, why not try a recipe from my Sweet Tooth section for dad, such as this Guinness Cake!

Happy Father's Day!

Home Office Artwork

As mentioned before, I moved into a new house at school.
Every time I move, I like to switch up the way I decorate, so this time I wanted to make a really nice office area.
I was really inspired by the collection of different sized frames and pictures that I was seeing on Pinterest.


The first two things that I started with were the big E and the tortoise shell glasses watercolour, both from Chapters.

Then I bought some cheap frames from the dollar store, and started googling "chic watercolour" and random things to get some more inspiration.

I lay out all of the frames to get an idea of layout.


The picture above the E is my favourite, it is a watercolour that I found on google, printed, and then glued to  the canvas I had also bought from the dollar store.

Still some work to do, but I'm balancing two jobs this summer, so it is super hectic.
Looking forward to a break soon!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies


Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies


I saw something similar to these, but peanut butter chocolate chip (and my mum isn't a fan of peanut butter. I love it, but anyways...) thought I would give a chocolate chip brownie cookie a go.