Craft · Life

Haunted Vampire Halloween House

With Halloween this Wednesday, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the pictures I took of the Halloween party we had at our house Saturday night the 20th. We got our Halloween inspiration for the party from the film ‘Hotel Transylvania’ so we wanted to try and recreate our own… Continue reading Haunted Vampire Halloween House

Beauty · Craft

A Hand-ful of Lavender Goodness

  This September has been very different for me. I have just started college and everything is completely new.  I have a new routine, getting up earlier than usual in the morning for the bus is one of the tricky parts.  I am certainly appreciating more all the times my parents drove me to school!!!… Continue reading A Hand-ful of Lavender Goodness

Craft · Life

Super Joe’s 18th Birthday Party!

My brother Joe loves all things superhero. He was 18 a few weeks ago so I felt it was a good excuse for a surprise party and the theme of course was a no brainer!!  We managed to keep it a secret for a whole month while we made props and decorations. Homemade masks, capes… Continue reading Super Joe’s 18th Birthday Party!

Life

Thejellybeanblog meets Irish Fashion Blogger Retro Flame!!

Last Wednesday evening my sister and I attended a Dressup Market event with special guest Retro Flame. The event was held in the Imperial Hotel in Cork city. I have been following Retro Flame’s blog for almost two years and her sister Kaelin was at the event also. It was lovely to meet them in… Continue reading Thejellybeanblog meets Irish Fashion Blogger Retro Flame!!

Food

Summer Fruit Pies baked with Berries from my Garden

As baking is one of my favourite hobbies, I’m constantly looking and searching for new and simple recipes to make. During the summer months, I enjoy having some extra time to bake and cook which I really like. The majority of the time I bake bread, muffins or cakes for my family as a treat.… Continue reading Summer Fruit Pies baked with Berries from my Garden

Life

Summer visits : Fota House & Victorian Gardens Cork

For years, my family and I have been going to Fota Gardens. My mom has photos of us in Fota as babies. Now that we’re a bit older, we still like to visit for picnics and walk around the beautiful gardens. I recently finished exams, and it was on my summer bucket list to take… Continue reading Summer visits : Fota House & Victorian Gardens Cork

Food · Life

Summer Sipping

We are having a wonderful summer here in Ireland, the sun is shining and everyone’s in a great mood. A heat wave is definitely something we are not used to getting. Sometimes it’s hard to keep hydrated throughout the day and at the moment as it’s hot and sunny, it’s even harder. So, today I… Continue reading Summer Sipping

Life

Royal Wedding Special Part 2: Etiquette for Eating with Edel

Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got engaged last November I have been interested in how Meghan will have to go through what is referred to as ‘Princess Boot Camp’ to get her accustomed to her new Royal lifestyle. The Royal Wedding is taking place on May 19th. I always think that manners and courtesy never… Continue reading Royal Wedding Special Part 2: Etiquette for Eating with Edel

Beauty · Life

Royal Wedding Special Part 1 : Princess Modeling with former Miss Cork the beautiful Mairéad O’ Farrell

Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got engaged last November I have been interested in how Meghan will have to go through what is referred to as ‘Princess Boot Camp’ to get her accustomed to her new Royal lifestyle. The Royal Wedding is taking place on May 19th. In this part 1 of a two-part post,… Continue reading Royal Wedding Special Part 1 : Princess Modeling with former Miss Cork the beautiful Mairéad O’ Farrell

Beauty

Spring Care for Skincare!

Normally during the colder wintry months I feel it is the time when skin needs that extra bit of TLC. Your skin can feel dryer and duller than usual. This year I’m studying for exams so my skin is definitely on a roller coaster journey.  Now that we’re in April, and hopefully some sunshine is… Continue reading Spring Care for Skincare!

Life

Happy Mother’s Day

I just wanted to say a Happy Mother’s Day. Here I have some photos that I took of a set that would be a perfect Mother’s Day treat. A good cup of afternoon tea in a beautiful white gold ringed mug with some all butter strawberry flavoured biscuits. Sounds nice to me!! I hope you… Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day

Food · Life

‘Balance Café’ Cookery Course

Recently I entered a competition advertised in my school, the prize a four-week cookery course.  As I love cooking and nutrition I was delighted when I heard I had won. The cookery course took place in a local café in Glanmire called ‘Balance ‘ owned by Joanne Kiely. They provide fresh locally sourced and healthy food.     … Continue reading ‘Balance Café’ Cookery Course