Saturday, 18 June 2016

Vintage Blossom

This year my blog has taken more of a back seat, this is mostly down to my health getting worse and because more recently I've been exploring new possibilities towards the path of good health. I guess for now you could call me a sporadic blogger and I'm ok with that. Despite seeing this debated over Twitter a lot, I will be bold enough to say there is no right or wrong way to blog, no set amount of posts to make you a real blogger. A few years ago I felt very differently about this. Back then if this outfit didn't hit the Internet pretty much the week it was photographed it would cause me great anxiety and stress over missing my weekly target. A silly thought, especially when you live on such little energy. I admit I did wonder if I should share it now, weeks later, a whole season later. Yes! - Is the answer to that. 

Taking photos like this is becoming more difficult for me, it's a massive task for my body but it's something I love doing. My blog allows me to express who I am, lets me be just me for a while and not only that girl with complex chronic illness. No, sporadic will suit me just fine for now, although I hope there won't be many posts to come that are published a whole season late! 
So even though Spring has long gone and a very grey British summer has set upon us, here is my vintage Spring outfit. I bought this dress through the app Depop a few years ago now. It's one of my favourite dresses for warm spring days. It's one of those dresses you just want to twirl in - and that makes me happy!

I hope you're having a good day.

Emma Xx 

Monday, 16 May 2016

Emma's Coconut & Lime Bundt Cake Recipe Featured on Wayfair

Emma's Coconut and Lime Bundt Cake Recipe For Wayfair 

Spring is finally here, the sun is shining and the promise of summer is just around the corner. For most of us, it's the perfect opportunity for some relaxed alfresco dining—maybe a barbecue with family or a summer garden party with close friends. Whatever the occasion this season, this zesty coconut Bundt cake is the perfect, easy-to-make show stopper. 

A few weeks ago the lovely people at Wayfair contacted me to ask if I would be up to the challenge of creating an original recipe for them. Of course I said yes, because I'l take any excuse for cake! It's also an honour to be featured on their inspiration page. For this challenge, I wanted to create a cake that would stand out, be full of flavour and be easy to make too, which I believe I have achieved in this lime and coconut Bundt cake, drizzled with white chocolate and topped off with strawberries. I'm so pleased with my recipe, and the winning combination of coconut and lime, I would go so far as to say its the best cake I have ever made. 

Because I created the recipe for Wayfair, I can't share it directly here but if you click on the link (here) it will take you directly to my recipe on the Wayfair inspiration page.

I would love to know what think of my recipe, let me know if you make it!

Emma Xx

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Unboxing L'Occitane Pivoile Flora

Blossom has been falling like confetti in my garden today, it's such a beautiful sight and it reminded me of my newest favourite scent by L'Occitane. I felt inspired to step out of the sun and go back inside to take a photo of my new set to share on Instagram but after I set up my camera I thought it would be nice to share a quick unboxing post on here and introduce you to Pivoile Flora. A very fresh floral scent made with essence of peony. Perfect for spring and summer.

 I'm a big fan of floral fresh scents, so I was excited when a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to win this set in a twitter competition via Liverpool One. This is the second L'Occitane set I've owned, just like the last set this gift set has been put together beautifully.
Inside is 75ml Eau De toilette, 250ml Shower Gel, 10ml hand cream and 75g Petal Soap. All smelling amazing! I confess I'm not a massive fan of solid hand soap but my mum loves it, so I will be giving that to her as well as sharing the rest of the goodies.

I would recommend this L'Occitaine line to any floral scent lovers. You can find this gift box online here as well as other items from the range.

I'm now going to go back out into my garden and spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying the falling pink blossom and beautiful sun.

Hope you're having a good weekend.

Emma Xx