Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Happy Things #4

Healthy baking. I baked these delicious gluten-free pistachio cookies. They were delicious and my family loved them. I've really missed baking because I've been trying hard to be healthier but I've since learnt that baking can be good for you! You just need to find the right recipe and the right ingredients!

Getting fit. I've been stepping up the fitness regime these last few months as it's one of many things that really lifts my spirits. It's amazing what a little bit of exercise can do for your mind and body. I absolutely love this top from Boohoo with the "fit" strap running down the open back, as well as my gorgeous capri pants from the F&F Active range. 

Making the most of festive food and drink. Boxing Day was the first day this year that I've had a Christmas drink! I ended up going to Costa for a gingerbread latte and a festive toastie, both of which were delicious.

This is probably my last post of 2015 so I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy new year and I hope that this year will be ending on a high for everyone. I'd also like to thank those of you who are still reading my blog today, as I know that my posting schedule has been somewhat sporadic this year but I still love this little space on the web so keep your eyes peeled for more posts in 2016.

Let me know what has made you happy this year!
Happy New Year! 

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Review: Heat Holders - Wellington Socks

With the days getting colder, my go-to brand for providing warmth and comfort is always Heat Holders. If it's a cold night, I've usually got my purple snugover thrown over whatever it is that I'm wearing, or if it's a cold morning then I'll simply pop on my neck warmer and go about my daily tasks. 

I am so excited to have been sent another addition to my Heat Holders collection, the Wellington Socks*. I wear boots a lot during Autumn/Winter to keep my legs warm but these are on another level. They are super thick and soft, and they keep in the warmth really well. Bear in mind that if your boots are tight, you probably won't be able to wear these socks as they'll be too thick, 

If you're familiar with Heat Holders socks, you'll know how warm these are and these come with added length for even more warmth, plus a fluffy fold-over cuff at the top. Who says you can't be warm and stylish? I've been folding the cuffs over the top of my boots to add a tiny splash of colour to my footwear, and my legs have been so cosy and warm. I've also been wearing these around the house as they are so much more cosy than a standard pair of slipper socks. 

These would make such a fantastic Christmas gift either for yourself or for someone else. I've already ordered a few Heat Holders products for family & friends this year!

Go on, give the gift of warmth and cosiness this festive season!

Friday, 4 December 2015

Happy Things #3

Autumn walks. It's no secret that I am a massive fan of Autumn. I can snuggle up in layers, feel more stylish, and breathe in the crisp and cold air on a morning's walk. Something about the sun coupled with the coldness in the beautiful outdoors makes me feel solemn, relaxed, and so grateful for everything that I have.

Afternoon tea. I just can't get enough of afternoon tea at the moment. It's the most perfect and elegant way to catch up with my friends, and who can resist some sweet treats?

Breakfast at Starbucks. There's something quite "cool" about waking up early and heading to a cafe for breakfast. The Starbucks breakfast buns are delicious and I love their coconut milk lattes.

Graze. Last, but definitely by no means, least, I received this lovely bundle of goodies from the people at Graze. I have adored Graze since they first launched, their snacks are healthy and full of nutrition. Most importantly, they all taste amazing too. Click here to try your first box for free.

What has made you happy recently?