Monday, 27 September 2010

What a good day!

Despite it being dull, misty and stupidly cold, today has been a good day, not including my 'wait for 50 minutes for the teacher to show up to our English lesson' buut the less said about that the better...
Today is good for two reasons, one I finally got a job *wahoooo* at a little cafe in a little market in Clifton (yeah s'the posh bit, but its a job!) and two, I gots one of the most amaaazing cupcake books ever, like EVER!
S'called "A Zombie Ate My Cupcake!" and i was dorky enough to take pictures of the insides...

Pretty badass dontcha think, it's by Lily Vanilli and i'll be trying out a few of these over the next month, sadly it might just be once a week, cause I gots a Saturday job :) I's well proud.
Nighty night xx

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Sunday Bakes

Today i bake again, mainly for a friends birthday, and to be fair, it's not got so much of a wow factor, but, chocolate chip cookies can't be argued with. So i give you images and recipe for these little circles of yummyness :)

You will need:
225g unsalted butter @ room temp
350g light brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
400g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 1/2 teaspoons of bircab of soda
225g dark chocolate, roughly copped
line 4 baking trays with baking paper

1) Preheat the oven to 170c/325f/gas mark 3

2) Cream the butter and sugar together, it's easiest to do this with an electric mixer.

3) Add in the eggs, one at a time, mixing well. The beat in the vanilla extract.

4) Add in the dry ingredients (flour, salt, bicarb) and stir in the chocolate so it's evenly dispersed.

Put six amounts of the dough onto each baking tray, the will spread out quiet a bit btw, i still haven't quite got the hand of it yet...

Bake for ten minutes, or until the edges start to go brown and then leave to cool on a wire rack.

That's all for today, until next week, when i shall attempt to make and transport a coffee cake for another friend, it could be easier to buy them something reeally, but wheres the fun in that...
Cheers xx

Monday, 13 September 2010

*flaps* Gaah...

Oh this was a nice surprise after doing English essays :)
I goes to my email filter through the regular crap and find an email from the lovely people at H&M and i'm kindly reminded that they've created an online shop!
Such joy and happy squeals from me, yes, i'm that sad, but it made me happy!

Check it out :

Sorry this is short, back at college, so it's all busy busy busy ^^
Laters xx

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

A Day Painting Leather

After a long quest to find myself some winter-type boots, i was rewarded with a perfect pair, just the right style, size and for a brilliant bargain, reduced from £65 to £15, exactly, £15!
They were white... White, white shoes are just wrong, especially big DM-style boots.

I bought them, and spent a while wondering what to do, then it hit me, I'll dye them, just find some black dye, and well, dyes them. And after two weeks, i found the perfect dye, much joy!
And so i spent about three hours preping and painting my weird white boots into a slightly more stylish black pair, and i come baring pictures of my super fun day.

Enjoy while i blast the kitchen with air freshener...

Cheers xx