Friday, December 08, 2017

Pressure.  It's a topic I seem to have been discussing more and more often over the past couple of weeks with friends and co-workers.  Specifically the pressure that we put on ourselves or fathom from absolutely nowhere.  Pressure is often talked about in regards to external entities such as our boss giving us a strict deadline or university assignments but I haven't seen many people chat about the pressure we create ourselves, and ultimately drive ourselves mad with.

HOW: I am being more organised

Monday, December 04, 2017

If there is one thing I really enjoy is organisation and being organised.  Here are a few tips on what I've been doing recently;

New VEGAN Cookbooks

Thursday, November 16, 2017

I am forever on the look out for new recipe books and I recently picked up these two on a late night amazon spend session (anyone else do this? help.) after seeing a lot of hype around the two books.

Homemade Veggie Pizza

Saturday, November 11, 2017


The Vegan Kind | October 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Vegan Kind is a monthly subscription box which mainly contains food, however there's usually some kind of 'lifestyle' product also included each month. I've been subscribed to them for over a year (with a bit of break in between) and I recently re-subscribed and was excited to open this months box. It's a lovely treat and a great way to find new vegan-friendly, dairy-free, and often gluten-free goodies alongside the recipe card they send through each month to add to my little TVK folder.
Here's what I found inside October's box:-

How I style my Vintage writing desk: Home Interiors

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I'm a big fan of Vintage furniture so when my Dad came home one day with an old style writing bureau I quite literally got Simon to load it into his van, brought it home and instantly removed a dresser I had in our kitchen to find a home for my new desk.  The best part about it all? It was absolutely free, my Dads friend was going to throw it out. Imagine!

My home is a mish mash of interior styles.  I'm not a fan of super modern decor but I do like elements of a more contemporary, minimalistic style mixed in with some country-esque vibes and a lived in look.  Although I like my home to look tidy, I also like some clutter and I think having a stack of books on a bedside table or trinkets scattered throughout the room bring a bit of personality to a house.  My new writing table fits perfectly into this mix.

Our house isn't huge and I had just recently bought a sideboard for our living room so really didn't have a lot of options on where to place my new bureau.  I didn't want to have it stowed away out of view in a spare room, and there wasn't any room in my narrow hallway so the kitchen was chosen.  Not your most conventional room for a writing bureau but none the less I think it fits in rather well.  I haven't stored anything inside just yet, and I have a broken hinge to fix and a little velvet to replace the old worn leather inside but it's a DIY I am looking forward to getting stuck into.  It very much is a place for me to stack my cookbooks and display some of my decorative bits as well as my favourite mustard teapot sitting pride of place.  Who knows, I could be blogging in style once I get the repairs complete.

We are due to have a mini overhaul of our kitchen in the next few weeks, re-painting the walls to brighten it up a little and replacing the stripy wallpaper above with something a little more muted and maybe incorporate a country living vibe into the room.  Basically - I seen a grey wallpaper with little farm animals printed through.  It's so cute and I really hope it'll all tie together nicely.

I'll be sure to update you when I'm done!

What's in my Fridge | & VEGGIE meal plan

Saturday, October 14, 2017

I put a quick poll out earlier today on my Twitter asking whether you guys would be interested in seeing what I buy grocery wise on a weekly basis.  I was really surprised by the amount of people who are as strange as myself and enjoy seeing what's inside someones kitchen. 

 Today's post is covering what is inside my fridge & it's all completely GF and Vegan.  I've also included what I plan to make with the below ingredients and some cupboard staples (some of which are only vegetarian friendly).  I always sit down on a Friday or Saturday and decide what I want to cook the following week.  It takes the stress of figuring out meals away from the hectic work week, saves me a heck of a lot of money and reduces the amount of waste.  I'll then write it all out and from that plan my shopping list.  

So what did I get this week?

Minimalism & Me

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Hands down my favourite kind of videos to watch on Youtube are those creators who follow a zero waste lifestyle and have the most clean, tidy and minimalistic house ever.  There is something that really brings a sense of calmness to me after I've had a massive clear out and organised things into their little homes and actually knowing where to find them when I go looking again.  At least for a week or so until I revert back to my old messy ways, only to repeat the whole exercise the following month. *sigh*

Vegan/Gluten Free Protein Balls

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

I'm forever snacking on protein balls and raw food bars that can easily cost a fortune.  Often they contain very little ingredients yet somehow cost £2+ per individual snack.  On my weekly shop at the weekend I thought I'd lift a couple ingredients up and try my own.  

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