Food

Food Pyramid Treats using Jellybeans!!!

I like to have my five a day. Some days my five a day means having five different flavour jellybeans, as jellybeans are my favourite  little treat. Over the weekend I decided to make some fun ways to incorporate jellybeans from my jellybean pyramid in some home baking. I wanted to make five things that were quick… Continue reading Food Pyramid Treats using Jellybeans!!!

Beauty

Bioderma Sébium Skincare Offer!

I have been using some skincare samples I picked up from Pharmacy First Plus Glanmire. They are from the Bioderma Sébium range. The Sébium Global, for intensive purifying care, the Sébium Foaming  Gel and Cleanser which is soap free and the gorgeous and refreshing Sébium H2O cleansing solution. I have found them really good for my skincare… Continue reading Bioderma Sébium Skincare Offer!

Craft

Pretty Seed Packets and a Quotes Chalk Board

My Mom loves growing flowers from seeds. Every year she likes to collect seeds from some of the plants in the garden to regrow the next year. The nasturtium plants in our  garden grew from a seed my brother originally planted in Montessori School when he was four, now he’s twenty! She collects seeds on a dry day and stores them in brown paper bags. This… Continue reading Pretty Seed Packets and a Quotes Chalk Board

Food

Anna Geary with Supervalu Good Food Karma

Last Saturday I went to our local grocery shop Supervalu, Glanmire to watch some cookery demonstrations by the Good Food Karma Project. All-Ireland winning Cork Camogie captain and former Cork Rose Anna Geary was one of the demonstrators. Being a camogie player myself I have been a huge fan of  Anna on the pitch and… Continue reading Anna Geary with Supervalu Good Food Karma

Life

Autumn Picnic with Apple and Blackberry Picking

  Every Autumn we go picking blackberries near our home. This year also we picked some apples in my cousin’s garden. Our favourite things to make are delicious blackberry muffins, blackberry crisp and blackberry smoothies. I added apples to the smoothie and blackberry crisp recipes. For recipes see my food section. After our mornings baking… Continue reading Autumn Picnic with Apple and Blackberry Picking

Food

Apple and Blackberry Recipes

Blackberry Crisp My aunt Helen originally gave us this recipe from a Nigella Lawson cook book and we have made it and loved it every autumn. Another way we have made this recipe is we have substituted  apple and plum for blackberries when out of season, this is also super yummy. Ingredients 125g of butter, 500g… Continue reading Apple and Blackberry Recipes

Craft

Paris themed Party

For a birthday I decided to have a Paris themed Tea Party. My room is french themed with furniture inspired from the time of Louis Phillipe. I thought I’d like to recreate that theme. For my party I wanted to incorporate as much french detail as possible, which meant doing a lot of work and planning… Continue reading Paris themed Party

Life

Bed Linen

I wanted to change my bed linen as I decided to incorporate more pink into my bedroom as it had been blue. Liking all things French and Paris themed, I picked up a beautiful reverse double set at Hickeys Fabrics Mahon Point. There was 50, 20 and 10% off many of the sets. As my… Continue reading Bed Linen

Life

For Men – Five Deadly Terms Used By a Woman!

There are five males in my house, my dad and my four brothers, that’s a lot of testosterone in one place!!! I came across this sign one day and I must say I giggled when I read it. I have heard all these terms and seen a few males pay the price!! Being kind to… Continue reading For Men – Five Deadly Terms Used By a Woman!

Food

Bear Grylls – Fuel for Life

This year I have found information on food and nutrition has been a real eye opener for me. I watched a programme called ‘Sugar Crash’ on RTÉ television. This programme examined the amount of sugar intake of an average person in Ireland per day. Our suggested daily sugar intake should be about 25 grams, 1… Continue reading Bear Grylls – Fuel for Life

Craft

Adult Colouring

As a small child I have always loved colouring. I enjoyed experimenting with bright colours and trying to stay inside the lines! Colouring is a fantastic way to be creative and show your artistic side. My Aunt recently gave me a gift of the Millie Marotta’s Adult colouring books. The three colouring books she gave… Continue reading Adult Colouring