Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Wales holiday part two // YOUTUBE

I have been away from blogging for a couple of weeks but I wanted to share some more of our photos from our little trip to wales. We had such amazing weather and spent a lot of time at the beach or going for walks as a family. We also took a trip to a beach in Borth and did a spot of shopping in Aberystwyth which has a lovely little park on the sea front where I used to go as a child.
Also if you didn't know im on YOUTUBE! I would love for you to come over and say hello :)

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Our Break To Wales

 Hello everyone!! You may/may not have noticed I haven't written a post for over a week now. That's because we have been away on a little holiday to wales. It was a very spontaneous trip and I really didn't have time to prepare any posts so im sorry about that. We were thinking about going to my mums caravan in wales for the bank holiday weekend but something came up with mikes work on the Friday and we decided not to go, we haven't been away for a while and mike was itching to go away somewhere and when we were out for a meal mike had a bright idea we would go away and I would stay there for the week with my mum and sister. So we rushed home packed our life into suitcases quickly and off we went. Mike stayed for the bank holiday weekend and then my mum and sister were there the rest of the week and mike retured the following weekend. It was really lovely to spend time with my mum and sister as we don't get to spend that much time together as we don't live close.
 I have been going to wales since I was about Lilly's age, its my 'happy' place and the only place that ever really felt like 'home' to me growing up and I love the fact I can start a new chapter there with my daughter and share those happy memories I have with her. There really isn't much to do there, but  I think thats what I love about it. I had no internet and stupidly dropped my phone down the toilet the first day and felt cut off from the world but it made me enjoy it even more.
 I love this beach, its such a lovely beach. and the views are amazing! I love nothing more than going for long walks with my dogs in the sun.
 Looking out from my mums caravan are stables with these cute little horses, This is Lilly's favourite a miniature pony. Lilly has taken a shine to my little pony so every morning she really enjoyed going and saying hello
This is the sand dune where mike proposed to me, just on the other side theres a little flat bit which over looks the beach.
This is my little sister, she is a dancer, acrobat, cheerleader and teacher and was showing Lilly some of her stunts, Lilly was in ore of her and we thought her hoe to do gambols.
I failed at taking a family selfie
Lilly was a bit scared of the sand at first but then ran straight for the sea, literally ran into it with no fear. I remember those days where I didn't have a care in the world and loved the sea and was so oblivious to what laid beneath, now im petrified of the sea and I don't want to go near, but we decided to try and make lilly love the water like I did so she can also have the same memories and fun I had as a child
I hope you liked this post, I will have a vlog soon on my youtube channel of some other things we got up to x

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Choc Chip Cupcakes // Tasty Thursday

Hi everyone!! This weeks 'tasty Thursday' Is a little different to what the recipes i have been posting recently. I have been doing alot of healthy recipes but here is a naughty, real naughty cupcake recipe i have been using for years and has never failed me. Its really stormy and has been raining all day so me and Lilly made some cute little cupcakes. Lilly is really starting to get hands on and help me bake which is something i have always wanted. I love baking and having a daughter who can help me really is like a dream come true. I hope you enjoy these yummy simple cupcakes :)

Ingredients (makes 12 cupcakes) oven - 180oc
*4oz caster sugar
*4oz softened butter
*2 large eggs
*6oz self raising flour
*2 caps vanilla extract
*1-2 tbs milk
* choc chips (optional but really yummy)

*150g butter
*300g icing sugar
*2-3 tbs milk


1, melt butter in microwave for around 1 min, add to a large bowl and mix in caster sugar
2, add 1 egg and half the flour. mix together then add the second egg and rest of flour
3, Add the vanilla extract and milk, mix until smooth.
4, Add in the choc chips and mix
5, Line a baking tray with cupcake cases
6, bake in the oven for around 18-20mins
7, leave to cool
8, Once cooled ice as desired

Monday, 19 May 2014

My Week In Instagram Pictures - May 11th - 18th

I washed and cleaned all my makeup brushes. I try and do this every Sunday, especially my face brushes as they get full of product. I may do a video and a blog post on how I wash my brushes.

I decided to try Lilly with painting again. The first time we tried she wasn't to keen as I tried finger painting and she really did not like pain on her hands however this time with brushes Lilly loved it!
Our little plates had dried and we stuck on the little butterfly and bee face to Lilly's painting's.
Whilst I was making lunch Lilly collected all of her teddies from her toy box and started to read them a story on the dining room floor haha!
#tbt this was a picture from when Lilly was a couple of months old in a cute little Minnie mouse tutu vest from the Disney store. Makes me realise how quickly they grow up and why taking pictures and videos to capture moments is so special to look back on.
I tried to take some pictures for Lilly's fashion Friday in her lovely dress from primark. Then we went for a lovely walk in the may sunshine

This weekend was sun lovely weather and on sunday we went to the range to get some outdoor things and a paddling pool for summer. We also bought Lilly this pony on a lead because she is obsessed with it. We stopped at a park on the way home and of course pony had to join us. A little selfie from my crazy family. Lilly is so funny when she wear her sunnies.
That's some of the instagram photos I have taken this week. Im trying to take a photo everyday to document our lives as me and mike are always looking back and wishing we had more photos and videos of our family growing. You can follow me on Instagram @aprilandlilly. It is currently private but if I see your a mum or a beauty blogger I will accept :) I hope this week keeps sunny for us all xx
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