Snail Mail!

I love doing box swaps (which blogger doesn't?) and when I came across "snail mail" the way to meet new friends around the world I was super excited and signed up straight away! I got paired with Daniel and although he is from the UK he has Nigerian roots and he speaks many different languages! I feel sorry for him being paired up with boring little me, but we actually had a great chat over email for a few weeks, it was super fun and he is really lovely- we talked about pretty much everything from music to our families! This months theme was gratitude and it was around the same time as the disaster in the Philippines so we were talking about how we were grateful for where we live and how we have a roof over our heads etc and it was really nice! And finally the swap came to an end *sad face* and we sent our gifts to each other *happy face* I sent Daniel a Christmas card, some chocolate santas and music notebook- not as near as good as his! Here is what he sent me:


Lets start with the "born lippy" from the body shop, I thought it was really nice that he read my blog and learnt what I liked and went and bought this! I really like body shop items and I am currently wearing it!
The lollypop from Starbucks I'd say that lasted just long enough for me to take these pictures before I demolished it yummy!  The postcard from london he's so lucky he lives in London you can get post cards and little gifts easy I couldn't imagine there's a postcard of Stafford! How boring!  Mini Notebook I love notebooks so much so I own 20, I am not even joking- this one is special though as it has a lovely quote on the front and as it's small it will be great for storing my blog ideas in when i'm out and about! Guitar Pick I used to play when I was younger which reminded me of then I might even pick my guitar back up sometime, might need a bit of tuning first? haha! and finally the letter and christmas card really nice to read and made me smile so thanks Dan! (If you're reading this) I'd recommend the snail mail collective to anybody who loves box swaps and getting to know new people!  

How to make an awesome pancake stack!


So I decided for lunch I would treat myself to some pancakes, totally unhealthy but so yummy! I posted a picture on twitter and a few people liked it so I thought I would tell you how to make your own! Mine are slightly large because I made them in a wok!

You will need:
1 Tablespoon of baking powder
1 Tablespoon of sugar
2 Eggs
300 ml of milk
225g of plain flour
30g of butter melted!
A wok
A Ladle.

Add all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk until there are no lumps
Following this warm up the stove and add the butter for frying
Add about 3/4 of a ladles worth of mixture into the centre of the pan/wok
When cooking the pancakes as soon it is no longer stuck to the pan flip it over to the other side it is important that you remember to do this else they will burn. This will take roughly about 1 minute.
Keep the oven at a low temp and put them in there as they are cooked to eat all together
Top with butter/ice cream/ maple syrup/golden syrup/chocolate sauce.
ENJOY!


Halloween Wishlist!


If you haven't already guessed it yet, or this is your first time of reading my blog- yes I am obsessed with Halloween and as it draws closer and I decided to make a wishlist of what I really want this Halloween, everything is super cute and getting me in the Halloween spirit! I love Halloween almost as much as I love christmas I mean for Halloween you can dress up however you want, you can make your own costume and get really into it, you can wear tons of scary make-up and fake blood and it's acceptable and black and orange are just everywhere who doesn't love a bit of orange?   Would you buy any of these things or what have you got whilst preparing for Halloween I would love to know!

1. Nail Varnishes- Special Halloween Shades! £2.50-£4.50
2. Candles- Witches Brew & Candy Corn £16.99 Yankee Candle
3. Long train tutu £16.99 (Similar product here)
4. Mac Lipstick (Shade is Rebel) £15.00 Debenhams
5. Spider Web Lashes! I actually love these they're from Ebay £3.99
6. Skelton Jumper £14.99 (Similar product here)


Halloween Costume Ideas #4


1. Ghost Pirate- This outfit is pretty cool, I also love the dress on this one, and it would be fun to do all the make-up for this, overall a great outfit!
2. Ghost Bride- I love this dress it is so stunning, the whole outfit is just elegant and pretty- I get that Halloween is supposed to be scary, but I totally love this!
3. This is what came up when I typed in ghost i'm guessing the mask she has in her hand would go over your face? It's a simple easy outfit- you could probably recreate your own! Still not very scary though huh?
4. Pacman Ghost- I could not resist putting this in here? I mean come on who doesn't want to be a pacman ghost- and it gets better you can get them in all colours! How great is that?
5. Traditional ghost- It doesn't get any better and cheaper than putting a sheet over your head and cutting holes where the eyes are! It's not very fashionable but it's definitely fun!

I would LOVE to know which ghost would you be?


Halloween themed cookies!



So firstly I shall apologise for the awful quality of the picture I am going to post along with this post, but hey ho. Last year for halloween I was invited to one of my best friends parties and she asked as all to bring food along, and me being me decided to spend the best part of a day making some Halloween themed biscuits: So firstly you pick your biscuit- gingerbread and shortbread are a good option because they are easy to make into shapes, I picked short bread so here is a recipe to make your own. I recommend making the short bread into circles with a cutter as they are easier to decorate later. Once the short bread is made and cooled you need some ready to roll icing any colour is good but I picked white I was originally making the nightmare before Christmas themed cookies as my best friend loves that film and it was who she was dressing up as! Also cut the icing into circles place a circle on top the of biscuit then you will need some squeeze icing which you can buy from here any colours you wish but I would recommend having black, orange and red as they are the most easy colours to work with. For ideas to decorate your biscuits I just typed in Halloween cookies and theirs turned out a lot better than mine but it's all about the fun!

My awful version of the Halloween Cookies.
Hello Sweetie!

The Autumn Tag


Favourite thing about Autumn?
The leaves falling from the trees, being a media student I love to film everything and the other day I was just thinking how much of a great time lapse it would be- so simple but yet great! The fact that it's too hot like summer or too cold like winter, bit of both! 

Favourite drink?
I don't really have a favourite autumn drink? I think warm lemonade fits more into a winter tag? Same with hot chocolate. 

Favourite scent/candle?
Yankee Candle- Honey blossom this candle is so amazing I need another one in my life damn, and I love the fact that the candle itself is an autumn-y colour. 

Best lipstick?
I have two favourites- my soap and glory the missing pink its a very light pink shade and looks fabulous in any season in my opinion it just gives your lips a nice shade of pink or Kate Moss 01 Red, I think red is a great statement lipstick with any outfit, Stand out. 

Go-to moisturiser?
The Garnier moisture match for dry skin, my skin always gets so dry starting around this time it's awful so I moisturise my face about 10 times a day.
 
Go-to colour for the eyes?
I always go for dark purples and greys when I wear eyeshadow because the colours go best with eyes, I do not suit bright colours or black it looks awful. 

Favourite music to listen to?
I love slow music, I've always loved the fray I like to sit inside when it's cold outside and just listen to the fray *as I am doing now* I am also in love with Birdy and her new song Wings. And unpopular opinion right now wrecking ball by Miley Cyrus, blah blah she's a whore, whatever. But damn the girl can sing.  

Favourite outfit to wear?
It's finally acceptable to wear massive jumpers and jeans, much prefer autumn and winter for this, I hate showing flesh, would much rather cover it. Or a nice dress with some tights and a cardigan, cute. 

Autumn treat?
Another  massive jumper as I only own one and I think I need at least 3 to see me through the cold weather and to wear whilst i'm washing the others! But not for a while as I have no money atm. SPENDING BAN. 

Favourite place to be?
I have a few, but in this weather inside. So my house or my boyfriends or maybe even uni... yes i'm sad but I love uni it's so fun! 

I tag: 
Everyone who hasn't already done it! Hehe

Sprinkles and Love
Jess
xo

Don't let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.

Many of you may know the quote in the title of the post is from the film a Cinderella story and it is a quote that Sam the main character lives her life by, anyway enough of that I decided this post would be about all the inspirational quotes that help me continue to live everyday and keep a smile on my face even on the toughest of days: I would love to know what quotes inspire you and if any of these did!













*Disclaimer these images are not mine and do not belong to me they are just images that I found online that I liked*