A little bit of everything

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Chicken and Pasta with Yogurt Dressing | Dairy, Wheat and Gluten Free

I'm really excited to share with you today another one of my most favourite meals. You can find my previous recipes for chicken and mash, here and my homemade rice pudding, here. I absolutely love pasta, it's one of my favourite ingredients to use. Literally just about anything can be put with it. This quick and easy recipe, consists of just three ingredients and a little seasoning. Also a little garnish on top of you want to add something extra.


Monday, 11 December 2017

My Favourite Lipsticks

I have a huge love for lipsticks. Ever since I was little I remember I was always really intrigued by lipsticks and I would borrow some of my mums to try on. I think I ended up getting most of it on my face rather than on my lips, whilst licking most of it off! But from them on I have always loved a good lipstick. Over the years I have found out which shades seem to suit my skin tone best and which ones don't. I've found that really pale shades, don't seem to suit me as much. I do love a nice pink colour and coral too.

Whenever I go in to either Superdrug or Boots I just have to go look at them. I've put together a post of a few of my most favourite ones that I own and are always my go-to lipsticks. I will admit though, that when it comes to choosing a lipstick, I do tend to go for the same shade of lipstick. But I am going to try and break that habit and try out some different shades. It's only recently that I have started wearing red lipstick for instance. But I absolutely love it.

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Sunday Thoughts | Clem Loves Is 5 Years Old!

It's only just over 2 weeks until Christmas day! I still need to do some Christmas shopping and get some Christmas cards! But it's on my to-do list for this next week. There is already some houses near where I live that have got their Christmas lights on and they look so pretty. I always used to love going for a drive and looking at all of the lovely Christmas lights and decorations on houses. It just adds that little bit of magic to the air. 

As you may have read in the title,I can't believe that my blog is now 5 years old! I still remember creating my blog and writing my first posts. I had however been blogging long before this one, I had a few websites that I created from a young age, but I am so proud of my little blog. It's amazing looking back and seeing how far I have come from my first posts on here. There were a few others, but I deleted them, oops! But you can check out the first post that is published on here still, here. I've also just realised how short my posts used to be!

I feel that the two main things that have improved over the years is my writing and photography. I love taking photos and I have learned so much over the years to improve my photography, I'm still learning even now. I will be doing a post very soon on how blogging has helped me, as I feel it's very important for me to recognise how important my blog is to me and how it has helped me greatly over the last few years. I've never really celebrated how old my blog is each year, but I just think that 5 is an awesome number and I have worked with some amazing brands over the last few years and I'm just really excited to see what is next for my little space on the internet!

Friday, 8 December 2017

Chocolate Brownie Christmas Pudding | Dairy, Wheat and Gluten Free

One thing I have never been too keen on is Christmas Pudding. I'm just not a fan of it. I always opt for something different when it comes to dessert at Christmas. I am however a huge fan of chocolate brownies, so when my nan gave me a kit to make your own chocolate brownie Christmas pudding, I was so happy! It is Dairy, wheat and gluten free and you can get it from Tesco. It comes in a box with a packet of brownie mix, a packet of icing sugar and a small pack of holly and berry confetti shapes. The pudding is really quick and easy to make and tastes delicious.

I really love that more supermarkets are catering more for people who can't have dairy, wheat and gluten. Tesco is also doing their free from chocolate selection box again and Morrisons have brought out some free from boxes of chocolates for Christmas too. I've also noticed that the free from calendars have gone really quick this year too. It's nice to be able to have a wider variety of food to have at Christmas. Usually, I would most likely end up having what I would have any other time of the year, but it's nice to be able to eat more Christmassy things. I also picked up a while back a free from selection box of crackers from Morrisons, which I am really excited to try. I do love some crackers with dairy free cheese!


Wednesday, 6 December 2017

It's Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Week

From the 1-7 December, it is Crohn's and Colitis Awareness week. You may have seen that in some of my previous blog posts, I have recently been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, Crohn's Colitis. I was very poorly and was admitted by my doctor and had to spend some time in Peterborough City hospital, but I am so thankful for all of the amazing care I received whilst in hospital. I was able to get my diagnosis and given medication. I am now making a steady recovery at home. 

Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are often viewed as invisible illnesses. This Awareness Week, it's time to make #MakingTheInvisibleVisible.

It is so important for people to know about and understand more about Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Before my diagnosis, I myself didn't really know much about it. I have learned so much over the past few weeks from the Crohn's and Colitis UK website, there is so much information to look at. If you are looking to find out more, I highly recommend visiting their site. You can also follow Crohn's and Colitis UK over on Twitter. I have also recently subscribed to their membership pack which arrived in the post a few days ago. I will be doing another post very soon on this. I have also joined the Crohn's and Colitis UK forum group on Facebook, which I have found really helpful. 


Monday, 4 December 2017

Who's Doing Blogmas This Christmas

I hope you have had a great weekend. Head over to yesterdays blog post to see what I've been up to. I'm currently sat in my PJs watching the X Factor! I can't believe that it's only 3 weeks left until Christmas day. I'm so excited! One thing that I am looking forward to is watching lots of Christmas themed shows on TV. I love Christmas TV. I'm also planning to watch some Christmas films too. On my list to watch so far is Love Actually, I haven't watched this film in so long. I also really want to watch Elf and Home Alone. What are your favourite Christmas films? 

For today's post, I am sharing with you a list of bloggers who are doing Blogmas this year. I love reading Blogmas posts. This year I have decided to not do Blogmas myself, but instead, I will be doing a few Christmas themed posts, rather than blogging every day. I absolutely love this time of year, especially when all of the Christmas blog posts come out. I love reading them and looking at all of the Christmas photos, it really makes me feel all Christmassy and gets me in a festive mood. I've already started watching some Vlogmas videos too. I just love them so much. I am really enjoying watching Zoella's Vlogmas videos at the moment. A few of my other favourite YouTuber's are doing Vlogmas too, so I am really excited to watch theirs. I would love to know if you are doing Vlogmas? 

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Sunday Thoughts | It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It's December! It's Christmas and I'm so excited. I love this time of year. I've already been wearing my Christmas jumper and listening to some Christmas songs! I've also really been enjoying watching Kirstie's Homemade Christmas on Channel 4. You may have noticed that my photos have got a little bit Christmassy too and over on my Instagram. It's definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I was so excited that it was snowing a couple of nights ago. I woke to find my car covered with snow. Unfortunately, it soon melted, but I see photos of other places that had snow. Snow always looks so magical.

This week I have mostly been taking photos again for my blog, I'm currently testing out some new spaces in my room to take photos. As there hasn't been much sunshine I've been moving around my room looking for the perfect spot. I think I may have just found it! I managed to take a few photos for an upcoming post that I am so happy with. It's just little things like that, that really make my day. I've also been looking at softbox lights, if you have any or recommend some, please let me know in the comment section below.

Also this week I did some more cooking and there will be two new recipe posts coming on the blog very soon. I've also got a Christmas themed recipe that I plan on doing this next week. I'm so excited to eat it make it. I would love to know what your favourite things to bake/cook for Christmas are. I've really been enjoying watching cooking shows on TV lately and getting a few ideas.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Whats On My iPhone

It's December 1st! I hope you are having a great day and feeling all Christmassy. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen that I have decided to not do Blogmas this year. Instead, I will be doing a few Christmas theme posts instead of doing Blogmas every day. But I will be sharing with you a post very soon on bloggers who are doing Blogmas this year. I love reading Blogmas posts, if you are doing it this year, please leave me your links in the comment section below. 

For today's post, I thought that I would share with you what is on my iPhone. I love being nosy and reading these types of posts. You never know what new app you might find. I mostly go to the social media apps on my phone. They are definitely the most used apps! I also have a few games that I love to play too on my phone. Below I have listed my most used apps and ones that are my absolute favourites.

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