Friday, 31 October 2014


Happy Halloween!! Halloween isn't something I really celebrate, I think it's more of an American thing, in England it usually means people dressing up, going out and getting drunk, another thing I don't do a lot off.. I remember being young and going out trick and treating and coming back with bag full of goodies and being excited when I got a fifty pence! It's a shame there used to be so many people out, and everyone really used to get into the spirit of things, decorating their houses, pumpkins, scaring people etc. now we don't even get trick or treaters knocking on our door anymore, another reason why Halloween just seems to come and go!

I would love to introduce some Halloween traditions into my life (other than the traditional movie watch of Hocus Pocus) whether it be carving a pumpkin, making Halloween related treats etc. This year I took part in a Halloween swap ran by Hannah from cupcakemumma, I love swaps so I thought this one would be fun. I also must point out now that Summer's over my photos are going to suffer a lot without any natural lighting to take pictures in and getting home and its already dark.  

I was paired up with Vicki from EllieBearBabi.
It's a good job Spiders don't scare me, because I'm sure these would have given me a fright once I opened the card and they fell out! Vicki also send me a recipe for a Pumpkin pie which you can find here, it looks yummy! I also got two Yankee candles, I love candles you can never have enough, they were the Halloween scents in candy corn and witches brew. I also got a tinsel cat, and my favourite things a chocolate lollipop. Thank you Vicki. 

Our swaps actually came out very similar, great minds and all that.. I popped in some of the ghostly Yankee candle tea lights, which smell amazing. A chocolate lollipop because all Halloween swaps need some kind of sweet treat, a sparkly pumpkin bubble bar from Lush and lastly, I wanted to make something handmade but I was so rushed and didn't have the time to make something that would take a while, so I made a ghost instead, something quick and hopefully cute?

Do you have any Halloween traditions or plans for tonight?

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Loot Crate unboxing October FEAR edition

If you haven't heard about Loot Crate before, it is a monthly subscription box from America full of all things GEEK, each month has a theme, last months was Galactic, which I didn't end up blogging about but C filmed an unboxing video here and you can view past crates here. The box cost $29.95 (for the UK) including shipping, you can subscribe here!! Next months theme is BATTLE, if this is your first crate you can also use code SAVE10 to get 10% off! 

So in timing with Halloween this months theme was FEAR, I do apologise for my photos (I had to use my phone) and a few items are missing, again you can view C unboxing the crate here.  

I was really happy with this months box, the contents include the usual loots crate booklet and pin, possibly one of my favourite t-shirts to date, the death by kitty from super 7, toxic candy waste which was swiftly eaten by C, a sledge saw hammer pen from capcom, which is a loot crate exclusive. I didn't even know this was a pen until now... Going to have to test it out when I'm a C's again. Another one of my favourite items because I love reading about how to survive things (even if its made it) the How to survive a sharknado attack from random house is going to be an interesting read. I'm a big fan of The Walking Dead so seeing two items in this months box made me happy, firstly the 'Oh, Brother' art print by superemofriends (JSalador) I love the print but I also wish it was maybe a thin metal plaque, the the The Walking Dead comic (issue 132) from image comics, I have read a few of The Walking Dead graphic novels but I could never get in to them, I much prefer the TV show.. Lastly we have some fake cut tattoos and a gift card for some game...

What do you think of this months crate, is this something you'd sign up to? Let me know.

Sunday, 26 October 2014

The little things

I've been a little absent from blogging for a while, it feels odd not posting a couple of times a week, sometimes life just gets in the way! Hopefully I can make more time for blogging since its something that I really miss not doing. 

I don't know if its the change in the weather or because I've been feeling stressed, but my skin has been suffering. So putting on a face mask has made me feel better, I've also bought a cleansing brush in hopes it might give me nice glowing skin.. I guess its the one feel that would make me feel happy without makeup, nice skin!

Crisp Autumn days, when the Sun shines through the golds and browns of the leaves. I love watching the seasons change from the view from my window.

This woodland themed fabric, my Sister's boyfriends mum made her a quilt and kindly gave the leftovers to my sister to give to me. I love the fabric, so I can't wait to use it for something eventually. 

Quite bright but hopefully you can see some of the fabric used in the quilt, it really is lovely and the other side is soft and fluffy! 

I'm going to spend the rest of my Sunday finishing some coursework and hopefully get some blog posts drafted up, crafting done and mail wrapped. How about you?

What little things have made your week?
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