Simple Mother’s Day Gifts To Make

Simple Mother’s Day Gifts To Make

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So Mother’s day is approaching in the USA and you’re on a budget? I get it, well I’m going to show you today that there are some really simple, easy, painless, straightforward and diverse ideas that you can create in your very own home.

Let’s start with mason jars, they are totally in trend right now and they really portray a vintage vibe. I had one in my bedroom not really doing much but sitting there all pretty for decoration staring right at me, what could I do with something like that? well look no further, pick up that jar and fill it with anything you can find, for me I went straight to the shredder and filled it with some shredded paper at the bottom for like a base as such and then you can simply place anything you find lying around the house that hasn’t been opened which could potentially be a gift, or it doesn’t even have to be a gift, here I’ve filled my jar with some nail varnishes and will call it “Manicure in a jar” your mum will love these little pamper treats, fill it with some of her favorite colors so she has a choice to choose from, choice is always good! 

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Or if you do not have a mason jar at home look around for what you could have? I also found a china dish in my bedroom which was empty, perfect for filling and using as a gift! Below are a few pictures of how I have put together a little gift set involving the china dish, I found these things around my home.

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Pamper evening gift! 
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It’s time to wind down in the evening! Cosy socks are a MUST! 
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Time for the evening pedicure!
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Moisturizer pamper evening! 

So there you have it many ideas on how to simply create a mother’s day gift from home, get creative and let me know if you’ve made anything similar! If you don’t already know, pinterest has many ideas from creating candles to baking flower cupcakes, bath salts, handcrafted flower bouquets, soaps, salt dough bowls, bath bombs, light bulb flower vases, sugar scrubs and it could even be something simple as making your mum some breakfast in bed. You name it, pinterest has every idea so more inspiration go and take a look on there! 


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Birthday Celebrations! :-)

Birthday Celebrations! :-)

So we have been very busy the past couple of weeks and with not long to go until I have to return back to the UK after my 90 day ESTA spent in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan USA we are trying to get as much crammed in as we possibly can. With a recent small vacation to Minnesota where we spent some time together.

Trevor’s birthday was April 3rd! He turned 23, so we had some birthday celebrations! It was lovely for us to celebrate his birthday together as we never had the chance too last year. He had the day off from work which was nice and we got to meet up with his family and have a meal to celebrate. Trevor’s mum is great at baking and made some great cupcakes! Below you’ll see some presents that he received from myself and his family.

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Ripped Hoodie – Forever 21 – $19.90

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=21MEN&category=mens-main&productid=2000232211


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Underneath the ripped hoodie is a tee that is one of his favorites to wear because it’s comfy and fits well these are available to purchase in a variety of colors from

Urban Outfitters – $28.00

http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=31677552&category=M_APP_POLOS

(Image taken off the Urban Outfitters website)


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His favorite underwear is Ethika in the MicroMesh collection because they are soft and comfy, I bought him these as his birthday gift so he currently has the grey pair as well as black, available to purchase in a variety of colors!

Ethika – $28.00

https://www.ethika.com/shop/men/micromesh

(Image taken off the Ethika website)


Sadly my time comes to an end in Michigan next week on Thursday 13th where I have to travel back to the UK as my 90 day ESTA comes to an end and we have to be away from each other again for a while before I can finally come here permanently and spend the rest of our lives together, but we will explain more on our next blog!

So keep your eyes peeled for another blog after this one to explain what’s next!

Positive Mind, Positive Vibes, Positive Life!

🙂 


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Our Valentines Date Night!

Our Valentines Date Night!

Roses are red, Violets are blue..

So It’s that time of year again where you can snuggle up in front of a movie whether that be a family member or even a best friend either way it was Valentines day a couple of days of ago and we thought we’d like to share with you on our blog a little exclusive as to what we got up too. 

So we decided to go out for a meal that afternoon to a small local restaurant just up the road which Jess couldn’t wait to try out! We both got dressed up which felt lovely that we’d both made an effort. It was really nice getting to chat about things we like and what we don’t like but also having a laugh at the same time, sharing more past stories and learning more about each other. 

When we got to the restaurant we sat in a beautifully located booth separated at the back of the restaurant situated by a fireplace and lots of little cute vintage objects around it. We both decided to share mozzarella sticks for our appetizer which tasted great! Jess chose a burger which was stacked with lettuce, pickles, cheese, onions, more onions and.. onions haha, the burger pretty much ended up falling apart.. but with this came a portion of fries. Trevor decided to go for the chicken tenders for his main meal which he loved! accompanied by some fries and one of his favorite dressings ranch. Portion control was great and Trevor ate everything.

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Trevor kindly put himself forward to pay for the meal which was a lovely treat. Unfortunately after our food there was no room for pudding to be squeezed in so after we got back home and waited a little we decided to have some of Trevor’s moms beautifully made “Chocolate mayonnaise cake” which we didn’t have time to show you as we ate it so quickly haha.


We hope you have enjoyed reading today’s blog, let us know if you got any gifts and if so what you received, or let us know what you got up to on Valentines day in the comments below. 


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What Did I Get For Christmas?

What Did I Get For Christmas?

Hello Everyone!

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Did everybody have a lovely christmas spent with their loved ones, eating lots and lots of food? I hope so! There is nothing better than eating chocolate in front of a christmas film whilst cozied up with some loved ones. Agree right?

What did you all get for christmas? (Let me know in the comments below!)

My Christmas was lovely, I spent it with my parents and big brother, was a little down that me and Trevor couldn’t be together for our first christmas but there are lots of exciting things ahead for us both in which we can spend some time together and many Christmases to come for the future so that’s very exciting.

Without further ado! I’d like to show you all what I got for christmas, find below some pictures and find out also where these presents were brought from.


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Slipper Socks (baring in mind I did get like 9 pairs of fluffy socks for christmas.. I LOVE socks, not sure what it is haha but I have a thing for them) – Boots – Barley Lane.


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Facemask – Boots/superdrug/supermarkets.


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Lush – Lush shop (“Snow angel” is one of my favorite lush bath bombs along with “so white”) 


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Yankee Candles – Yankee shop/Clinton’s/some retail shops. I love candles! I don’t think I can pick a favorite scent just yet, they are all so lovely. I did go to the bath and body works shops in Minnesota when I was over visiting Trevor, There were so many candles to choose from it was kinda hard haha, but if I go back to the store than I’ll be sure to pick one up.


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Favorite perfume scent is Chance by Chanel so I was very happy when I received this because I’d actually not long ago finished my other bottle. – Boots Store.


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Look how fluffy! So in love with my Barley Lane slippers! Definitely coming along to America with me. – Boots store. 


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Ted Baker (Lipstick and nail varnish) – Boots Store. 


EOS – Lip Balm – Summer Fruit – Boots store. 


Baylis and Harding Shower Gel.


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Pandora Charm – Pandora.

I wanted something that would remind me of the UK still for when I go to the USA, this charm will do just the trick.


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Clarks Handbag – Clarks. 


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Glittery Slip On Pumps – New Look. 


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Jeans – Skinny – New Look.


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Dollars $ For When I Go To USA This Month.


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Leather Boots – Clarks.


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Coat – New Look.


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Beverly Hills Girl Top – Primark. 


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Tracksuit Bottoms and Jumper – New Look. 


Thank You for reading today’s blog!

Please let me know in the comments below what you all got for christmas! I’d love to know!

Happy New Year To All! 

Love Jess 

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New Years Resolutions – What’s yours?

New Years Resolutions – What’s yours?

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Hello Everyone!

I hope all of our readers had a great christmas! and was spent with your loved ones cozied up by the christmas tree and eating that huge christmas dinner! mmm yummy. 🙂

I’m off to America to see Trevor in January! So prepare yourselves for blogs/pictures of the chilly yet pretty state – Michigan! 

So let’s talk Resolutions! Do you do it? Do you believe in a new year new start? New resolutions? same resolutions?

I know a lot of people who do it, you get the obvious and most popular which always seems to be number 1 – Lose weight. Which is true, that is my priority number 1 for 2017, but I do have some others, I know some people who believe in just following one resolution for the whole year so you get better focus at achieving it. I want to know if you guys get involved with resolutions, let me know what your’s are before 2017 and maybe we can all chip in to give each other some tips or whatever it may be to help us get on our way.

Below I’m going to list some of my resolutions for 2017, I’m sure I’ll be adding more to my notebook in the lead up to new year, perhaps little ones rather than a lot of big ones as I think it’s always best to focus on a few throughout the year as too many could get rather confusing and sometimes.. not so fun.

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So let’s get started!

1. Lose weight – I do eat quite healthy already, but like most of us I do enjoy a tasty treat one too often, we just had Christmas right? I want to start exercising/working out more and exploring the different things my body can do and putting myself to the test. I’m not quite set on a goal weight just yet, but I think I’ll see where I get too. It’s about pushing myself further, sometimes if I get out of breathe I’ll stop, so I want to push myself further but also remembering to have fun with it all too. 🙂

2. I find myself saying no a lot – When I think about certain things I’ll be well up for it! But when it comes to it sometimes I can say no or during something I’ll say no. I want to push myself further, remembering things are okay to be scared off or nervous about but at the same time it’s good to push past your fears and give it a go and if you really don’t like it then you never have to do it again.

3. Drink more water – I’ll admit, I detest water, something about it and I’ve never been too sure. I think it’s because it’s too plain. I work a lot too and I’m always on the go, so finding the time to stop and drink can be a little tricky, but it is something I’ve managed to put into place at work over the past few months. I’ve tried everything from adding squash to sometimes only drinking tea because that’s the only way I’ll drink it. I will admit however I am getting better at drinking water, but I do need to sustain this.

I think those are the main Top 3 for now.. However I do have a few little things lined up if I have time I’d like to focus on.

  • Photography – Recently taken to taking pictures for my blogs, really is fun, so I’d like to take some more time taking pictures of things I haven’t been able to capture yet. (I am off to America to see Trevor, so I would love to take some pictures of his beautiful town/state).
  • Outdoor/Winter activities – In England we hardly get snow and if we ever do, pretty much everything and everyone shuts down and I’ve never had a chance to experience colder weather and get involved in something different as winter sports so as I’m off to Michigan in January, I’ll be there for the Winter season, so this will give me a great opportunity to experience there snowmobiling, ice skating, skiing, hunting etc. I’m very excited.
  • Blogging – I’ve got this now haha. 2016 I started blogging as a little something to do when I have extra time between work and I really enjoy it! I can’t wait to continue! I have many blog ideas lined up and how to work on bettering the blog site itself. Very exciting.

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So there you have it! My 2017 Resolutions. 🙂

I can’t wait to give each one my best shot.

Let me know in the comments below your Top 3 resolutions for 2017.

Love Jess x

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Did Someone Say Mince Pies? ;)

Did Someone Say Mince Pies? ;)

All I want for christmas

Is Mince Pies!

(No literally I do haha)

 

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Hey Guys!

So we’re actually moving house this Thursday so it’s a little busy preparing for that and also preparing for America in January. A lot going on. So I haven’t gotten round yet to make some Mince Pies! Which for me is something I traditionally make every year at christmas! I’m sure i’ll make some when I move into the new house. But I thought i’d show you some of the ones I made last year. I’m a little unsure on parts of the recipe so I thought instead I could just explain how I remember making them, what ingredients I needed and tell you things I can remember.

So you’ll need shortcrust pasty to make mince pies, hey just a favor.. save the time and buy the ready roll stuff out, it’s great and you don’t have to spend an hour trying to let out your anger with a rolling pin. Get creative and cut some circles out for the base of the pie (cut them a little large) you want the top covering to be shorter then the base. Place the pastry into a muffin case and pop into the muffin case tins. Next!

Mince Meat! (The stuff that tastes great inside!) Doesn’t matter how much you put in really.. well with in reason, I mean put a good decent amount in, because you don’t want the sauce and everything to go over the edge and get burnt. For the top part! I always find this so fun! As you can see on mine I cut out these cute little stars in the pastry (shortcrust ready roll pastry) and placed on top of the pies How cute?! I think they look much more edible as well haha. This is the part I wasn’t sure how long I put them into the oven for, but I’m sure you can use my recipe and find out the temperature and time scale for them online. For

Decoration.. well I just sprinkled on some icing sugar for that christmas snowy look effect haha.

I hope you enjoyed this blog today, wasn’t so long and wasn’t so in depth but I think sometimes it’s better that way, just get to the point. Let me know if you enjoy eating mince pies at christmas, or what your favorite thing to eat at christmas is? maybe chestnuts? mmm yummy! 🙂

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But for now!

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Top 10 Christmas Gifts For Her!

Rockin around the Christmas tree

At the Christmas party hop… tree

Ooh yes! it’s here friends!

THE CHRISTMAS MONTH! 😀

And my smile couldn’t get bigger!

The christmas moves and music are out! Let the festivity commence!

And the countdown begin! How are you counting down to christmas? I’ve got  Lindt chocolate calendar! Is it just the UK who has christmas calender’s? My Nan usually gives me a candle to countdown with, every day you burn it down a number. I love it! (let me know in the comments below how you countdown to christmas). 

Anyway! Gentlemen if your looking for something to buy your Women this year for christmas and your a little stuck! I hope these Top 10 Gifts will give you some idea. Ladies let me know what you think of these gifts or even better! What do you want for christmas this year? (Tell me in the comments below!) 

Let’s get started!

Top 10 Gifts For Her!

1. Body Shop! Strawberry Christmas set! (Other scents available) £35. 

https://www.thebodyshop.com/en-gb/gifts/christmas-gifts/strawberry-ultimate-collection/p/p002185 essie

2. Essie! In Boots! 4 Nail Vanish’s! £20.

http://www.boots.com/en/Essie-CrackaColour-Christmas-Gift-Set_1893342/ 

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3. Nails Inc “Prosecco Is Always The Answer” Gift Set – John Lewis – £20.

http://www.johnlewis.com/nails-inc-prosecco-is-always-the-answer-gift-set/p2941290

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4. Clarins Make Up Gift Set – John Lewis – £17

http://www.johnlewis.com/clarins-lip-makeup-collection-gift-set/p2967460

 

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5. Isotoner Grey Knit Pom Pom Socks – Debenhams – £15. 

http://www.debenhams.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prod_10701_10001_025010780663_-1

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6. Ted Baker Treasure Chest – Boots – £50.

http://www.boots.com/en/Ted-Baker-Treasure-Chest_1893298/

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7. Charlotte Tilbury – Selfridges – £90.

http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/charlotte-tilbury-dreamy-look-in-a-clutch_455-3003231-GLLCXX6XXR22/

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8. Dior Perfume Gift Set – Selfridges – £121.

http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/dior-jadore-jewel-box-gift-set-100ml_359-84011246-F918501000/

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9. Naked Eye Shadow Palette – Selfridges – £38.50.

http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/urban-decay-naked-2-eyeshadow-palette_367-85855111-91646/ 

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10. Clinique Gift Part Set – Selfridges – £35.

http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/clinique-party-edit-box_323-81004874-K5R801/

And there we have it, Top 10 Christmas Gifts for the ladies. 

Let me know if you enjoyed reading, Let me know if this was helpful.

Please comment below what you want for christmas and as well give us a follow if you haven’t already. 

Last but not least, please Like this blog if you enjoyed reading 🙂

Until Next Time! 

toodlepips

Jess! 

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