Thursday, 10 September 2015

Rebel Kitchen Mylks


OK, so I just had to share with you my love for these Rebel Kitchen Mylks. 

I literally have one of the small choco ones a day - they totally curb my chocolate and sweet cravings and are just so delicious. They are made from hardly any ingredients and they are all natural. The choco ones for example are just coconut milk, water, date nectar & cacao. Perfect if you have a dairy intolerance and are avoiding added sugar ! 

How cute is the packaging too ! 

Now the weather is turning a little autumnal I sometimes lightly heat one up and have it as a hot chocolate - it's so delicious you don't need to add anything else to it. 

I've also used them in porridge too ! 

You can buy them online from their website or I know Waitrose stock them as I pretty much buy them all whenever I am in ! They are on offer at the moment for £2 a pack for the small ones. 

On their website you can sign up to a subscription (er hello yes please) and you can even buy vouchers ! 

Christmas idea for anyone who needs it !!

I was also SO excited to see them in a little deli in West Bay recently & my local farm shop, so hopefully they will pop up in more and more shops as they are such a great alternative to all the sugary drinks out there ! 

Let me know if you have tried them and what you think ! Mmm I'm off to have one now - keep them in the fridge so you can enjoy them nice and cold ! 

Note: Rebel Kitchen did send me these to try ages ago and since then I have honestly bought SO many more ! They are so good. 

Monday, 7 September 2015

Learning to Crochet

I dabbled in a little bit of crochet about a year ago but haven't tried anything for ages so decided to give it a go again recently. With the upcoming baby I thought it would be the perfect excuse to try and make a few lovely bits for her.

The first thing I want to make is a blanket.... so far I only have a square, but I just wanted to share how I did it.

Sarah from Bella Coco - a lovely lady I have been following for some time has a beautiful Instagram account and some amazing You Tube Videos so I started there. The video was really clear and concise although I have to admit it did take me about 3 hours one morning to even get this far. The amount of times I started, failed and then started again - BUT I was determined and was SO SO chuffed with my little square ! SO don't be put off if it seems tricky and you want to master it - just keep at it !

Then I wanted to make one of these lovely roses I had seen her make so I followed this video and made this cute little one for a dummy clip I made. Again it was a little fiddly at first and I had to stop the video a few times, plus it helps to keep a note of your stitches by writing them down. I was super happy with how it turned out though ! Sarah also has beginners videos which are great at teaching what the basic stitches are.

Most recently I have wanted to try a crochet basket ! I got my Grandma some zpagetti yarn to try but she is losing her sight so struggled a bit with it so I decided to try myself and followed this ladies video on You Tube. I skipped the bit about making your own t shirt yarn. Mine also started to 'curl' up at the edges too soon so I think my tension may have been a bit too tight, but I am still really pleased with the finished basket. You can't see the holes here and a couple of messy bits at the back, but I love it anyway!! How cute does it look with her little bunnies inside waiting for her.

Anyway I hope this inspires you to give crochet a go if you have been wanting too and if you are a pro and have any tips or know of anything lovely you think I'd like to try next - please let me know !

Thanks for reading xx