Afternoon Tea with #PowerDry

Wednesday, 26 November 2014


I think a lot of people will disagree with me, but I am rather weird after all, I like washing up! I feel a sense of completion and tidiness, however, the drying up (and putting away) never ends up happening by me....this is why us ladies have Husbands.
I must admit though, getting my mitts of the wonderful Power Dry Dishwasher has made things so much more easier, quicker and it all seems so much more neat and tidy- as I can hide it in there if I'm in a lazy mood to put anything away!

We were challenged by Whirlpool is make a meal in an hour, and then of course wash it up in the snazzy new appliance. The Dishwasher it self is lovely, and although gadgets like this are more than the appearance, I still think it looks amazing. It works so well in our kitchen, it looks expensive and although rather large (and in charge!) it's not obvious or too much in our little kitchen space. 


We may have cheated a little bit, but a Festive Afternoon tea was what we decided on. We invited our newly engaged friends around, and treated them to some yummy cupcakes and scones. Sian did help me with the baking, as it is some what more her domain, but we were baked and prepared within an hour and tucked in straight away. 

We used a lot of plastic equipment while preparing the goodies, Thankfully the PowerDry Dishwasher cleans the toughest of stains as well as drys spotlessly, even on plastic items!
After our yummy treat, and in between chatting everything Wedding, we loaded up the washer and popped it on cycle 6. The Awesome PowerDry programme, that washes and dries in an hour.  I certainly can't fault this wonderful machine, that has been brought in to my life, looking great ticks all my boxes and working well (the sensible and important bit!) ticks all of Sam's boxes....so pretty much perfect

 You can actually win this Dishwasher, by tweeting a photo of a meal you've prepared with the tag #PowerDryDining The competition is open until December 14th and all information and Terms can be found here                                                                                                                                                                                                                         


Coats All Piled High

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Coat c/o Wallis| Dress from Primark| Boots c/o Shoe Zone

It's certainly the time of year where you need a coat, a little jumper or blazer just won't do now. Temperatures are dropping, the day light is some what non existent and the rain is drizzling. 
The positive thing about this? I love coats, I love jackets, I love fur trims and fluffy scarves. It all makes me so happy ♥

This outfit was the perfect for Sunday afternoon lunch. I think the whole combo works so well together, and who says navy and black don't go together- they so do!
These gorgeous boots from Shoe Zone are so comfy, and seem to go with everything, although they make me some what giant like, I think they'll be a new favourite for this Winter time. This Wallis Coat also adds a little more interest to a plain dress, and I love the different textures of the whole outfit.
                                                                                                             
                                                                                                   


Pets at Christmas Time

Monday, 24 November 2014

 There's not secret I'm a dog lover, this blog confirms that even more with the amount of features Sev is asked to review. Christmas time is no different, and as well as make the home safe and fun for my woofers, I also want to include them- presents and all. 

A lot of owners don't think about the risks involved around Christmas time, from the Turkey bones to the extra cables for the Christmas lights. Lots of yummy things to chew on, as well as foods that are hazardous such as chocolate and raisins for the Christmas Cake. The house is usually full of lots of people, some of which your pet may have not met before, so it can also be a stressful time too.

We picked up Sevvy almost a year ago and this year has certainly been a crazy one. He's been a hard puppy in all aspects, but my gosh I wouldn't change him for anything. When I see the three of them (Alfie and Tilly) playing together it always fills my heart with love. No doubt the dogs will get more presents than my new Husband this year, they deserve to be treated, even if they don't fully understand what Christmas is for. 

Since working at the Vets, I've really learnt how life saving Pet Insurance can be, especially at this expensive time of year. So really, getting pet insurance this Christmas would be the best thing you could do! 

                                                                                                    

Magic Kingdom Photo Shoot

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Photos by Tom Mills

As Sam and I had a Swan and Dolphin wedding, the option of doing a Magic Kingdom wedding shoot was taken out of our hands straight away. It's something I would have loved to have done, and hopefully in the future (hello Vow Renewal) we'll be able to get dressed up in wedding attire once again and frolic around Cinderella's Castle for some beautiful shots. 

However, on this trip we did take (many a...) trip to Magic Kingdom with our good photographer friend, Tom Mills, who was able to capture some fun and lighthearted shots for us. We had so much fun, and even decided to take it even further with our matching Mickey and Minnie t shirts. 

The jumping photo and carousal ones are no doubt my favourite, and I'm so glad we had the chance to have this pre-wedding shoot, having these memories will last a life time ♥                                                                                                                       

Ideal Home Show at Christmas

Friday, 21 November 2014

Mid-week treats are something I love, it breaks up the working week and I always am keen to have something to look forward to. This week I was lucky enough to visit the Ideal Home show at Christmas, it was full of festive cheer and got be perfectly in the holiday spirit! 

The exhibition was held at Earls Court, in London. It showcased an array of good foods, gift ideas, Christmas decorations and beautiful interiors. As well as fun gadgets, fashion & beauty and pet products that no woofer-Mum could say no to. 

I drank mulled wine, sipped on champagne and crossed a few presents of the list. It was such a lovely day, even if it is for the food stalls and festive drinks that are available. 

If you get the chance to visit this Weekend, then I highly suggest it for an awesome day out ♥



                                                                                                    

Fluffy Leather Bites

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Dress c/o Poppy Lux| Cardigan from Primark| Floral Crown from Crown & Glory| Boots c/o Brantano

A leather (or pleather) dress isn't really something I would picture my self in, and although I have been drawn to them I found it difficult to picture how I'd style it up. As soon as this beauty came through my door, I was excited to give it ago! 

I wanted to keep to perfect for Winter, and although it's so easy to dress this item up or down, I wanted to make sure I kept it comfy and cosy-just how I love styling in winter time. 
The fluffy cardie is perfect for keeping warm, and looking cute too. It certainly made this outfit ready for everyday wear. 

I can't wait for this Weekend to get here, I feel that's a constant want at the moment. We have a few days full of food, fun and friends. As well as possibly car shopping and lots of dog walking too ♥