Wish List

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 ·

I can't believe it's less than a month until we are due to complete on our new flat! For months and months it felt like we were never going to find anywhere even close to our budget and then all of a sudden we have an offer accepted and they're talking completion dates! This is without a doubt the most exciting thing that I have ever done although also a little scary... 

But one of the many joys of buying your own place? Having a valid reason to spend altogether too much time browsing homeware sites to get inspiration for your new abode. As a Pinterest addict I already have lots of ideas in my head as to what I want the rooms to look like so now all I need to do is find the perfect affordable pieces, affordable being the operative word! However, after getting lost in the depths of the internet on more than one occasion, affordable homeware, or more specifically furniture can be more difficult to find than you might think! 

One of my favourite places to browse for furniture and home accessories has been which although not altogether 'affordable' does stock some beautiful pieces and has given me a lot of inspiration and I'll be looking for dupes wherever I go now! 

  1. Bourbon Vintage Storage Bench (£249) - the perfect hallway ottoman / bench! 
  2. Cullen Marble Clock (£49) - no home is complete without a touch of marble and copper. 
  3. Miller Floor Lamp (£129) - I have an obsession with tripod floor lamps so this is a must. 
  4. Bari Corner Sofa Bed (£949) - a dark grey corner sofa isa must have for me and it would be such a bonus for it to double as a bed too. 
  5. Tilt Rug (£249) - this would look beautiful on a dark reclaimed wood floor. 
  6. The Rodnik Bank (£249) - cover up flooring you don't like with large rugs until you can afford to replace it. 
  7. Stroller Desk (£379) - a home office area is a must for me but I'm also lusting a vanity table so this one that works for both is perfect! 
The next month cannot come fast enough in my opinion. I may have a million things to do between now and then to make sure that it all goes off without a hitch but it is so going to be worth it! I can't wait to share the transformation of my new place with you guys - I love interior design so finally having my own space is going to be the best! 

Where are your favourite places to browse for furniture and home accessories? 

Quick & Easy Overnight Oats

Sunday, 24 May 2015 ·

Breakfast is one of those meals that I know is super important to fit in but at the same time it leaves me so utterly uninspired that sometimes I just don't fancy it. That was until I finally tried out overnight oats and yes I know that I'm a little late on the bandwagon with this and I have no excuse but my gosh am I glad I finally tried them! 

This is probably one of the easiest things to throw together for breakfast and my favourite bit? You can whip up a few batches of this on a Sunday evening and it'll last you throughout the week so you don't have to think about it again! On top of that it's incredibly versatile so you could never possibly get bored of it. 

This recipe is so easy it really doesn't need to be broken down into ingredients and method like I usually would. 

In an airtight container, simply combine together 1/2 cup rolled oats, 2/3 cup milk (I use unsweetened almond milk), 1/2 plain fat free greek yoghurt and 1/2 tsp honey and pop in the fridge overnight. 

The overnight oats alone are tasty but can get a little boring so this is where the fun comes in - the toppings. You could top your overnight oats with anything you can think of but some of my personal favourites are stewed apple, mixed berries, or if I'm feeling naughty then maybe a few chocolate chips! 

What is your favourite breakfast to whip up? Have you ever tried overnight oats and if so what do you like to add to it? 

Let me know if you try this out this week as I would love to hear what you think. 

Mini Beauty Haul

Friday, 22 May 2015 ·

It always seems that I run out of products at the same time which inevitably leads to a trip to Boots to stock up again and will nearly always include something I didn't actually need sneaking into my basket. So last week, after rooting about in my giant basket full of spare products to work out what I actually needed, I popped out to boots to stock up on some essentials. 

Do you also find that all your products, be it beauty or skincare, run out at the same time? What are the products you repurchase time and time again? 

Homemade Rocky Road Fudge

Sunday, 17 May 2015 ·

Despite trying to be as healthy as possible and not having snacks in the house (or not too many at least...) I still can't stop myself craving sweets! I'm standing strong and not letting myself have any in the week but at the weekend I let myself have a treat or two. This weekend I had a real urge to bake something so I took to Pinterest for some inspiration but instead of a baking recipe I instead couldn't resist the look of some fudge. 

Having never made fudge before I was intrigued as to how complex it was going to be but I was pleasantly surprised by just how simple it was and how few ingredients were needed. You can mix it up a lot with this recipe and add in whatever extras you like for example raisins, dried cranberries, honeycomb or biscuits - the options are endless! 


  • 215g sugar (granulated or caster) 
  • 2/3 cup fat free evaporated milk
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 340g plain chocolate
  • 1 cup marshmallows
  • 1 - 1.5 cup Malteasers 


  1. Grease an 8x8 inch pan and line with greaseproof paper. 
  2. In a medium non-stick pan, mix together the sugar, evaporated milk and butter over a high heat until boiling and then reduce the heat to medium-low and stir constantly for about 3 minutes. 
  3. Add the chocolate and stir until completely melted and smooth and then remove from the heat. 
  4. Allow to cool for a few minutes and then mix in the marshmallows and Malteasers until evenly distributed and then transfer the mixture to the lined pan. TIP: You may want to cut the marshmallows in half so they're a little smaller. 
  5. Refrigerate until firm - at least 2 hours and then remove and cut into squares (this should make around 36 small squares. 
I hope that you enjoy this fudge as much as me! Let me know if you make it and if you add anything different in!