Thursday, 27 July 2017

What I got for my Birthday 2017!

Hi all,
As I said last week, this weeks post lists and talks about many of the things I got for my Birthday this year. My Birthday was two weeks ago now so this post probably could have been up sooner but at least this way I have been able to try the gifts before I talk about them!
 Hope you enjoy!

The first item is this Kenneth Cole Reaction  bluetooth speaker that I got from one my aunties. It is really small but works well. It came with a little car that the speaker fits into so you can attach to your keyring. I have not used it for long periods of time so I don't know how good the battery life is but so far I love it! 

The next thing, well things, is this box from my bestfriend that was filled with goodies and decorated really nicely! Inside was a pink floral makeup bag with a dog on that is the same breed and looks just like my dog which of course I love! I love that when I go on holiday my makeup bag will remind me of her! There was also a pink nail polish, which you can't see very well in the photo but is a china glaze nail polish in the colour 'something sweet' which is a really nice pail pink colour. There is also mini ted baker body spray and face mask. Then there was also a little bee necklace shown above on the right that was also in the box. What is not in the picture (because I have eaten them) but in the box was a chocolate bar and some very tasty home made brownies! I really love this gift and think it was a very thoughtful present!


The next few are clothes, I got some money from my auntie and uncle and I bought this striped fruit shirt and the jeans below from Zara! This shirt it is covered in tiny images of fruit.
I also got these floral embroidered mom Jeans from Zara with the money my auntie and uncle gave me. I really like jeans with a bit of pattern on such as embroidery or print, so when I saw these in the sale I was so happy with them!

 My parents also gave me some money to buy some new clothes and I bought this superdry denim jacket, which is a pale blue with some slight rips in the body.

 My nanny bought me these shorts, that I can wear on holiday. These shorts are from fat face. I really like the pattern on these shorts and they are loose fitted shorts so don't make you feel to hot.
Body Creams and Washes!
I got these body shop goodies form one of my friends. I love The Body Shop and these smell so nice.
I received these Zoella Beauty products from my auntie and uncle (who also bought me the bluetooth speaker) I really like the hand cream it is very moisturising but seems to sink into your hands really quickly. I have had the 'creamy madly dreamy' moisturiser before and really liked so i will look award to using that again! I have never tried the soap pop so I'm not sure whats this is like but it smells really nice!

From another one of my friends I got these Molton Brown minis! Which smell so nice and are perfect  to take on holiday with me. 
Amazon Alexa 
 The final present I got was the amazon echo dot, I really love it, Im sure you will have seen it but if your haven't it is a voice controlled speaker that does lots of things, such as play music or the radio set timers and alarms, turn lights on and off if smart lights are fitted, make to do and shopping lists.
 I have used this so much since I got it. I love that you can play radio and change the volume by just speaking without having to press any buttons form anywhere in the room, I also have an audible account so I have been listening to audiobooks each night before I go to bed.  I would definitely recommend the echo dot.
Thank-you for reading, hope you enjoyed! Bye for now, see you next week!

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Birthday and Little Update!

Hi all,
This week was the first week of my summer holidays! I have however been quite busy so I have not got all I wanted done, so this only going to be little update but I hope you enjoy it all the same.

Friday was my Birthday! I had such a nice day I was in school so I did have to get up early to catch the bus but I was with all my friends, who made my day feel so special (I will talk more about this in my what I got for my Birthday post which will come soon)! We then finished school at 10:30 and went to Wagamamas for lunch, it was so good and they gave me birthday cake! Once we finished at Wagamama me and my best friend went to hobby craft, which is one of my favourite shops and I bought some craft supplies for a scrapbook!

Over the summer holidays I am going to create a scrap book of all the fun things I do with my friends and family. I have so far done one page with all of pictures and things from my Birthday, and I look forward to filling with pictures of me and family and of all things I do in Croatia!

Then at the weekend I went shopping with my parents in a big shopping centre and to Zizzi's for lunch. I had another really nice day! I only bought two items, and they were both in the sale! - I will add these into the what I got for my Birthday post.

Sorry this is a bit of a short not much going on kind of post but things have been so busy and everything has been a bit of a mess I have been trying reorganise my room and get lots done. I have been working of lots of things for my etsy shop see last weeks post -here-. I read a recent blog post from Poppy Deyes titled 'taking a breather' (Click -Here- to view that post) and I feel, not necessarily, that I need a break but I need to get back into all the organisation I was once really good at. I feel I need a bit more routine. I have loads of blog post ideas that I am so exited to create and post over the summer, so please bare with me for those.

Thanks for reading! What type of posts are your favourite? Let me know in the comments.
Bye for now, see you again next week!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

ForgetMeNotz, My Etsy Shop!

Hi all
This week has been the last week of school for me, I have one more day tomorrow then I have 7 weeks off! I am so exited! And to add to that tomorrow is my Birthday! 

Today I wanted to share with you my Etsy shop. I love making things and I always have done, well as long as I can remember, so I have decided to make and try and sell some of my handmade cards. The shop is fairly empty at the moment I have six cards on, but I am currently working on new designs and I look forward to sharing those with you over the summer.

Here are the six cards currently listed on my Etsy shop!

If you would like to have a look in more detail at my Etsy shop you can here:

I made the shop in 2015 to sell some small keyring's I had made but it didn't go well, but I'm trying again. I have renamed it ForgetMeNotzStore (I thought it fitting for a card shop)and I will be selling cards and maybe other handmade stationary products in the future (I have some exiting ideas I am working on at the moment). I am very exited to share this on my blog and hope you like the cards!

Thankyou for reading, hope you enjoyed! I'd love to know what you think in the comments below. 
Bye for now, See you next week!

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Blueberry Lemonade!

Hi all,
This week has felt so summery! I love lemonade and its always so nice and refreshing in the summer! So here is a delicious recipe for homemade blueberry lemonade!

2/3 cup of caster sugar
1 teaspoon of lemon zest (the zest of 1 lemon)
1/2 cup of Blueberries
2/3 cup of water 
1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice 
2 cups of ice or water 
3 cups of sparking water or club soda

1) Add the sugar, lemon zest, blueberries and water to a small saucepan. 

2) Bring to the boil over a medium heat. Once boiling leave to simmer for 10 minutes, or until the sugar has dissolved and the blueberries soften.   

3) Remove from the heat and pass through a fine sieve. Leave the blueberry syrup mixture to cool. 

4) If you using ice, add the fresh lemon juice, ice, and blueberry syrup to a large blender and blend until smooth. If your using water you can just mix the lemon juice, water and ice together. 

5) When you are ready to drink add the sparkling water or club soda and enjoy. If your not going to drink it all at once keep the lemon mixture separate from the club soda/sparking water in the fridge.

Thank you for reading, hope you enjoyed! What is your favourite summer drink? 
Bye for now, see you next week!