Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animals (Pt 2)

Christmas has been and gone, but me and the boy were lucky to have two Christmasses this year!

One with his family in England and a postponed Christmas with my Lithuanian family in Northern Ireland.

My mum is an absolutely amazing cook. She always makes amazing food when I come which I can't find anywhere else. 

Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animals (Pt 1)

Merry Christmas lovelies!

This is post is very late because I have been very busy all day eating, napping, drinking  and burning a hole in the sofa. 

Today is really a Christmas celebration part 1 as on the 27th we will have a second postponed Lithuanian Christmas in Ireland with my family.

The boys mum is amazing with her Christmas table decorations so I just had to make some pictures of it.

This was probably the best cooked ham I've ever had, home cooked by Oliver's dad David.

With all the meat, chocolate and cheese it's safe to say that I have probably consumed about a weeks worth of saturated fat in one day. I don't even feel bad about it!

For one of the boy's parents present I bought a custom made Lithuanian Honey cake (Medutis) which tastes absolutely heavenly. 

 I hope your Christmas has been as lovely as mine! 

Festive Love,

Dei x 

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

It's almost Christmas!!

It doesn't really feel like Christmas Eve, it seems that Christmas has sneaked up so fast this year.
This evening I will be doing the last touches of gift wrapping, playing with the cats, watching Christmas episodes of Friends and drinking lots of Chococinos.
Oliver's parents house always looks stunning at Christmas and this year they have the most amazing real Christmas tree which smells like a magical winter forest.

Sunny the Ragdoll kitten loves Christmas because there are lots of shiny decorations to play with.
 Which also means that he tires himself out and then falls asleep on me and pretty much everywhere around the house.

Wrapping Presents

I'm really not very good at wrapping presents and in all honesty and I usually get bored after doing one or two. I've tried to keep myself a little more excited about wrapping by buying some nice wrapping paper on a budget.
The roll of paper below is from Paper Chase and has a really nice crafty look to it.

I bought the name tags from Poundland, they came in a really nice set of 36 cards with 4 different designs and all for a £1! Bargain.

The Blue and Red Polka dot paper are from Primark and I think they were only £1 or £1.50 a roll.
I also bough three single sheets of wrapping paper as I absolutely fell in love with the Blue Sheep textured paper from Clintons, plus they had a buy one get one free deal so I just couldn't say no...

The other sheet I chose was the cat printed one below because, well it has cats on it!
I can't take credit of the packaging for this one.
We bought some hand made natural soaps from the Leeds Corn Exchange Christmas craft market last weekend and the lady was kind enough to wrap it up for us. It took a lot of self control not to keep this for myself.

Another sheet of paper which I think is absolutely stunning is the Reindeer paper which I bought from the Dean Clough Gallery shop in Halifax.

How are you spending your Christmas Eve?

I hope it's lovely and cozy whatever you get up to! 

Merry Christmas!

Dei x


Mega Healthy Breakfast Eggs

How do you like your eggs in the morning?

I like mine pretty much every way there is. Eggs are one of the most versatile, healthy breakfast options. You can dress them up or dress them down as you like. 

It's the day before Christmas (YAY!) which means it's more tempting than ever to opt in for a bacon sandwich or a full Engish/Irish fry up for breakfast which will only leave you feeling bloated and lethargic later.

Below is one of my spontaneous breakfast creations which I promise tastes super scrumptious!


Search For A Christmas Outfit

Just over a week a go me and my lovely friend Kate had a girly day together. We explored the cobbled streets by the canal, had a mini photoshoot and did some Christmas shopping. 
After the taking some photos we were absolutely freezing so we stopped off for a much needed coffee break.


It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Hello there,
This year I feel really Christmassy. It seems I got a little bit of the childlike excitement back which I had pretty much lost over the last couple of years.
This year is the first year that me and the boy are living together by ourselves. Previously we both lived as housemates who were also a couple with our friends. It was lots of fun, however it's nice to finally have a place that we can make our own. 
This meant it's also our first ever year shopping for Christmas decorations and boy was it exciting!
Below you can see how we have made our flat feel more cosy and christmassy.


Winter Fashion Essentials For A Frosty Day Out

Yesterday me and my best friend Kate decided to take advantage of the fact that it wasn't pouring it down with rain (such is life living in the North!)  and went exploring the little cobbled streets by the Leeds Canal. 


Super Power Smoothies

Good Morning!

Over the last year I have tried to make an effort to eat more Green. Which lets be honest isn't always easy, (especially when the cafe at work sell Kettle crisps). 

One sure way to make sure you get all of the super power benefits of fruits and veggies is by making and drinking smoothies!

They take literally 5 minutess to make and you can easily get up to 3 of your 5 a day in just one glass.

Up until about a month ago I always stuck to fruit smoothies. The green vegetable smoothies kind of freaked me out a bit and I'm sure I'm not alone on this one.

However since I have experimented with the two recipes below my outlook on green smoothies and spinach has forever changed. They are simply Delicious.

Leeds German Christmas Market

Hello there lovelies,

I am pleased to announce that I have made my annual trip (or three) to the Leeds German Christmas Market which means only one thing...Christmas season is officially open!

My favourite thing about winter is Christmas and my favourite thing about Christmas is Food and the German Market.


5 Reasons Why You Need To Drink Cocoa

The days are quickly getting shorter and our nights are getting colder. There is nothing quite like a hot drink as soon as you get home and out of the cold.

Lazy Happy Saturday

Hello lovelies!
The weather has been mega miserable all day in Leeds today. Rainy, windy, cold. Pretty soon after I woke up I decided that there was no chance I was going to leave the flat today, especially after enduring a full night out with only my antibiotics, water and caffeine to keep me going.
Hello Lazy Happy Sunday Saturday!

My day has been filled with beautiful chilled music The Album Leaf - In a safe place and múm - Finally We Are No One ) scented candles and burning incense whilst I've been catching up with some blog reading, social media drinking lots of cacao.

For those of you who are here for the first time my blog it's still very fresh ( ahem new) and I have been so pleasantly surprised how lovely and supportive my friends and other bloggers have been! I have wanted to start a blog for so long but always lacked the confidence/motivation/time to do it and the feedback I've been getting has been a great little push to keep going, creating and sharing! 
Some blogs which have inspired me this week in three words:

Captivating. Honest. Fun.

Vintage. Fashion. Want.

Beautiful. Fresh. Delicious.

I hope you have a great Saturday whether it's lazy or cocktail fueled! 

Till next time, Dei x


Summer Begs To Stay

Hello lovelies, this weekend I went to London to visit my best friend Julija and
oh boy was it hot! It felt like one last little push of summer weather before the winter comes. We walked until we couldn't walk any more, talked, explored and took some pictures at Battersea Park which is really really lovely! If you get a chance, take a stroll there.

Julija Wears:
Sunglasses - Rayban
Shoes - Converse
Shirt - Uniqlo
Jeans - Frame
Cardigan - Vintage Find
I'm Wearing:
Blazer - Zara
Top - Primark
Trousers - No idea, mama found em for me
Boots - New Look

Till next time! Dei x
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