Friday, 24 January 2014

Ready, Get Set, Bake!

Vanilla Ice-Cream Sundae Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes topped with Toffee Frosting and Banana

White Chocolate and Raspberry Muffins

Double Chocolate Fudge Muffins

Good afternoon beautiful bloggies! 
I'm in my last full day in France today, it's been absolutely lovely to be able to just relax and chill. It's so stupidly quiet out here but it's wonderful and lovely to have a change and a break from the UK! Unfortunately though we are closer here to home than we are to Paris so the weather is very much the same (boooo!) 

Anyway I thought I'd do a quick post for you about one of my post favourite things to do at the moment- baking! As I recently left Uni I've tried to find something to fill my time until I go back in September, I've baked for years and years and learnt it from one of the favourite men in my life, my grandad. From a young age we were baking fairy cakes, flapjacks, bread and butter pudding and then during Easter holidays always making pancakes for our own little pancake day so I think it's safe to say the baking gene has always been in me! However now I just bake almost every other day really as i have so much time on my hands, unfortunately as although i may look like I eat them all I actually give most if them away to family, friends and people at work as I make far to many to be able to keep them all for myself and my mumma! 

So I thought I'd show you a little snap shot of some of the cakes I make, you can find them all on my Instagram (beckyfordham_) but if this post goes down well and you like the look of them I'm tempted to do some weekly baking posts of different recipes that I make as tutorials for you all! 

What do you think? Would you like some baking tutorials? 
Comment below and let me know! 

Lots of Love 

Sunday, 19 January 2014

See you soon!

Hey Sugarplums,

So in just under an hour i will be off and on my way to france to see my wonderful boyfriends family for a week! I hope to be able to post whilst I'm their well at least catch up on all your beautiful blogs and plan a couple for when I'm back. 
Certainly not looking forward to the 12 hour ferry trip however have some lovely stuff planned whilst we are there along with some long (all be it cold) walks with the dogs! Defiantely looking forward to getting away for a bit, life has been beyond stressful recently so I can't wait to relax for a week! Honestly for just a week i don't think I've ever packed so much in my life with about 5 jumpers, 4 pairs of jeans and 3 different leggings along with tops overpacking is a definite understatement! Anyway this is a super quick post just to let you know if i might be a bit MIA this week, that is why! however i will have my iPad with me so hopefully can keep in touch and maybe get involved in some blogger chats over twitter as well! 

Lots of love,
Have a lovely week

Friday, 17 January 2014

Springtime Wishes.

Springtime wishes.

Leigh Jeans- Topshop £38
Triangle Chain Necklace- Topshop £10
Black Platform Sandals- River Island £55
Lilac Winged Handbag- Accesorize £32
Bare Minerals Ready to Go Palette- £39
Casual Seam Detail Tee- Topshop £32

Hey there girlies,

As promised I would come back! Its been what a week? Bare with I'm still trying to get back into the swing of things and deciding what sort of posts to put up, whether they would go down well with readers etc so this one has taken me about 3 days to actually bring myself to publish. Im just so nervous with it all, its ridiculous really but hopefully I will have some more on the way!
I thought I would post some of my springtime wishes, everyone loves spring and I'm hoping this time we will have some beautifully sunny days come our way but still with that little chill in the air for some nice country walks- perf right?

So I'm currently trying to deal with my obsession  of spending money, mainly on clothes and food- I can't help it I'm just born to be fat, haha! So I thought I would do myself a little wish list of what I can save to as from this months payday my card is going to my mum and she is just going to give me weekly money as all I seem to do at the moment is spend spend spend! It makes me happy ok?

I was browsing across the Topshop website, as I usually do like every single day of my life and came across these super cute pale pink leigh jeans. In. Love. They aren't to everyones tastes I'm sure but I used to have some pink jeans from Primark a few years ago and absolutely loved them so I'm so happy that pink is making a comeback this season! I'm not a huge pink wearer however I think if you team it with a soft tee or even a pretty blouse and a statement necklace your onto a winner especially if you want to be on trend but not stand out to much! (like me)
Without really realising as I was finding different items I started to realise it actually came together as a really pretty outfit, properly girly and chic. I found this necklace, again on Topshop which thought would go really nice with the casual tee (another Topshop find, I'm sorry i just love it!) to slightly grunge up the girly jeans and give it a slight edge with the chain and large triangle pendant. Fab for those of you that aren't to girly!
Ive worked at river island for a while now and although Topshop is still where my heart lies I do find some absolutely lovely stuff in there! I can't wait to go in everyday we get a delivery just to see whats new in, these came in about a week ago now and I can't deny at first I was like "what are these?" but pretty quickly I fell in love with them, they are perfect for spring or even an evening on holiday in the summer when your not feeling a full on heel. I absolutely love them and think they would go perfectly with jeans, skirts and dresses, so versatile.
I saw this bag on "This Morning" today on their fashion segment and knew straight away I had to have it, I'm so in love with all the pastel colours this year and although I don't think it will be a bag il use forever its gorgeous and it must be mine!
Lastly there is the Bare Minerals Ready to Go perfect complexion palette, I saw this a few weeks ago in John Lewis when I was buying some new primer and its definitely something I want to invest in on payday, I am a true bare minerals lover but think this is absolutely perfect for on-the-go and not weighing your handbag down with your whole make-up bag! It has foundation, bronzer, concealer, touch up, luminizer and 2 different brushes as well as coming in 6 shades and for £39 you definitely can't go wrong!
So here are 6 of my springtime wishes, I will be back in a day or so hopefully with a few more posts I have a few lined up which I will get typing for you all, let me know what you think!

What is on your Springtime Wish-list?

Lots of Love,

Thursday, 9 January 2014

8 Months.

Bonjour bloggies,

I can't actually believe I'm sat here writing my first post in over 8 months.. scared is an understatement wondering what people will think, or if i have lost the few readers i had? i hope not.

But I'm bracing myself and hoping that it all goes well, I can't deny that I did love writing my blog but it just came to the point where I had no confidence in it anymore or myself for that matter and with all the other amazing and beautiful bloggers out there I most certainly didn't feel good enough in anyway! However I am hoping to bring myself back from this I'm not sure how yet or if I want to publish this over twitter or anything just maybe get myself back first as a way of expressing the things I love and enjoy. Plus I most defintaley think this will benefit me in the career paths I wish to take which means so much to me, so to have people enjoy what I'm writing and talking about is a huge bonus to life. Im definitely ready to be happy again and hopefully by getting myself back into the blogsphere will help- fingers crossed! 

Anyway I am back (hopefully for much longer this time!!) I hope you all had a beautiful christmas, I don't think I've ever been so spoilt in my life definitely feeling ridiculously lucky and blessed I don't think its quite sunk in yet! So I hope you are all feeling the same way and got all you wished for!

Ive planned myself some posts ready for you all to read but I wanted to make my first one back a little explanation so I hope you can all bear with me and go back to loving my blog as much as I did! 

I will be back very soon!
Happy New Year to you all,

Lots of Love