Sunday, 26 March 2017

Slimming World Sunday | Weigh in 7

Happy Mother's Day to all you Mums out there I hope that you have an amazing day and are spoiled, thoughts are with those whose mum's are sadly no longer with them and virtual hugs to those women who no matter how much they want to be a mother but can't on one of the hardest days of the year. Also I hope that you aren't too tired after having an hour less in your bed this morning now that we are officially into British Summer Time, losing one hour totally messes with my body clock for about a week afterwards so the next five days will mean my snooze button will get a hammering every time it screams at me to get up!


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

30 Spring Blog Post Ideas

Beauty Blog Posts Ideas, Fashion Blog Posts Ideas, Lifestyle Blog Post Ideas

It might not seem like it with the freezing cold weather we have been having at the moment but it was officially Spring a couple of days ago; the clocks go forward an hour on Sunday and with that the evenings will be getting longer and hopefully the days will be getting warmer too.  I am so looking forward to the new season and all the things that it brings; fashion, food, weekends away and more, that there are plenty of things to blog about during Spring.

Sometimes though you can have blogger's block and just sit there blankly and have no idea what to write about (<<<< me quite a lot of the time) so here is a list for those times that you are looking for a bit of inspiration.  My intention was to get 10-15 ideas and I thought that it might have been a struggle getting that amount but once I'd started I was on a roll and came up with 30 blog post ideas for Spring. Yes that's right, thirty! Who knew that I had that many ideas floating around in my head.  There are beauty, fashion, food and lifestyle related blog post topics so there is something for everyone here.


Sunday, 19 March 2017

Slimming World Sunday | Breakfast Egg Muffins Recipe (and Weigh In 6)

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Being on slimming World does mean that you need to be organised when it comes to food (this is something that I really need to up my game on as meal planning is still something that I've just not got to grips with) and with 5.45am wake ups I don't really want to be making myself complicated breakfasts and then end up rushing out the door at the last minute. I have seen some of these breakfast egg muffins on the internet and decided to make my own, some people add milk or cheese to theirs but these are dairy free as well as being syn free and are the perfect grab and go breakfast.

It is really easy to make breakfast muffins and they can be stored in the fridge for a few days or even frozen and reheated if required or eaten cold (I prefer them eaten warm, don't over heat them though as they can go a bit rubbery!). You can also add in whatever you like to them; bits of bacon or ham, chicken or keep them vegetarian by just adding veg, if you want to add cheese to them remember and use it either out of your Hex A allowance or syn them.

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This makes enough for 10 breakfast muffins

What You Need:
8 Medium Eggs
Fry light
2 Bacon Medallions finely chopped
2 Mushrooms finely chopped
A few Spinach leaves
Yellow Pepper finely chopped
Tomatoes chopped
Salt and Pepper
Muffin Cases (Silicone ones work better)

How To Make:
Heat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius
Spray your pan with Frylight and gently heat
Add in your bacon, mushroom and pepper and fry until soft
Break eggs into a bowl and whisk until the white and the yolk are completely mixed through, season with a generous amount of salt and pepper.
Tear up your spinach leaves and place in the bottom of each muffin case then add in a teaspoon of the bacon mix into each one too.
Pour the whisked egg into the muffin cases (but leave some space at the top as they rise and you will end up with baked egg on your oven tray, yep that happened to me) and add your chopped tomatoes on top.
Place into your pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes or until they are cooked.

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Breakfasts, Paleo Breakfasts Scottish Food Blogger

These breakfast muffins are not just for people on Slimming World diets as they are packed with protein, gluten free and are low carb so are suitable for people that are Paleo too. You can eat these on the go or you can eat them as part of a bigger breakfast with baked beans for extra protein and dry fried mushrooms, grilled tomatoes for speed food.

Slimming World Friendly Breakfast; Food Blogger

Weigh in 6 gave me a 1lb loss, it was slightly better than I expected as it was Mr M's birthday last Saturday and we went to the cinema to watch Logan (not my type of film at all and the two hours it was on for just draaaaaaaaaagggged on), so I ate more or less the whole bag of popcorn that I bought at a whopping 17 syns but at least the Diet Coke was syn free! We then went to the Chinese Takeaway and picked up Schezuan Prawns with boiled rice, a shared starter of salt & pepper chicken plus some prawn crackers as we got them free. This is the first time that I have ever went off plan and it did show in my weight loss so I am hoping for a better one this week as I have been staying on plan and filling my plate with speed foods. One thing that I am missing is a drink of alcohol as I haven't had any since before starting the diet and I think that the more I stay away from it the more likely that I will end up having a few more than I should. I am quite partial to a Blue WKD but they are 10 syns each and since I used to drink 4 or 5 of these on a Saturday night then that's off the list but I could have a vodka with a diet drink which will be about 3 syns but then I worry that if I have a couple of these then I will want to eat ALL. THE. FOOD!!! Have you managed to stay within your syns and still enjoy a drink or two at the weekend?

Slimming World Friendly Breakfast Ideas; Slimming World Free Breakfasts

Let me know if you give these breakfast egg muffins a try :)

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Thanks Mum! My Favourite Car Journey With My Mum

Thanks Mum Car People Campaign

Like most people while growing up I took my Mum for granted, told her she was being unfair when I had to be home earlier than my friends and slamming the door behind me as I left, yelling at her to get out of my bedroom when I was an angsty teenager and rolling my eyes as far back into my head as they could when I was told to turn my music down yet again for playing it too loud. It is only as you get older that you realise that a lot of things that our Mum did was because she loved and cared for us and not to annoy us like we thought back then. The Car People recently got in touch asking if I would like to get involved in their Thanks Mum campaign where we were to reflect on all the lovely times we have had with our Mums, the topic was to write about our favourite car journey that we have had with them.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Slimming World Sunday | Weigh-Ins 3 - 5

I am such a crap blogger at the moment as with with work, going to Jazzercise and Slimming World I'm not getting home until after 8 every night so I'm really struggling with finding the time to write up blog posts just now. By the time I get home, cook dinner and have a bath or shower it's more or less bedtime and I'm just too knackered to sit down and type up a post, particularly if I'm up at 5.45am the next day. Anyway enough of my moans (well for now at least) and find out how I got on at my weigh-ins over the last three weeks.


Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Mini Boots & Superdrug Haul

Sanctuary Spa, NYX Cosmetics, GOSH Lipsticks

You know those days when you go shopping for the things that you really need but then you wander over to look at other sections of the store and end up coming home with a bag full of goodies? Well, that was what happened to me on Sunday! I went in to Boots as I needed a night cream and some eye serum (begone with you crinkly eyes!) and came out with those plus an eyeshadow palette, eyebrow mascara, lipstick and a polishing hot cloth cleanser, as you do.


Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Ten Things I Love About Spring

Spring Flowers; Spring blog post,

It's maybe only the 1st of March and Spring isn't officially here until the 20th but I'm starting to look forward to the new season now that the nights are beginning to get a bit lighter and (fingers crossed) the weather will be getting a bit warmer although today was pretty Baltic outside and the pavements were slippy with ice so maybe I'm getting my hopes up a little too early.

Although I am more of an Autumn kind of girl, Spring is my second favourite season as it signifies a fresh start and means we can come out of our hibernation and begin to enjoy the weather and our surroundings, and these are the reasons why:

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