I posted this meal on Instagram a couple of months ago and said I’d rustle it up again for a proper blog post and recipe so here it is! I fell in love with the simplicity of this meal as soon as I made it for the first time. Few ingredients and little effort to make such a tasty meal. These chickpea flour tortillas could also be used savoury pancakes or a carb to go with curry as I’ve tried in the past, just add a pinch of cumin. So get creative and use to your heart’s content.
I had hoped to get this styling the seasons post shot before I went away on holiday but that was beyond optimistic to put it mildly! Having said that it all worked out quite well as my holiday served as the inspiration for my styling this month. I made the most of the good light and styled up one of our built in shelves which doesn’t usually get much photo action as they can be a tad dark. We went to Egypt for 10 days which was just what I needed. Scorching sun, relaxation and a taste of the culture. Sorry to disappoint you if you thought I would thus be including a nod to the pyramids and a camel figurine in this post. We were in the Sanai desert so Ive incorporated this little desert plant friend in this fun cup I picked up from a charity shop. I’ve styled this up with a book as part of what I loved about being on holiday was having so much time to read! I have a renewed commitment to incorporating it into my lunch break before bed each day, instead of having my eyes glued to my phone. And then my sunnies are thrown in there for good measure because oh boy…there was enough sun to replenish my vitamin D reserves for the next year.I’m guessing all of you lovely readers probably have holidays booked particularly as we’ve now hit school holidays! That’s certainly what I start thinking about when July comes. I hope you all have a lovely time and find it just as rejuvenating as I did. I’d been functioning at 100 miles an hour, working way too much and not making enough time for relationships particular the most important one with my Husband. It’s been really good to take stock and realise how being obsessed with work totally clouds my brain and gives me tunnel vision. It’s unhealthy and I need for that to not sit right with me each day or at least listen when my husband tells me to slow down.I hope you enjoyed my little slice of Egypt. If you fancy joining in styling the seasons you can easily style a corner of your home and post it on your blog or twitter or instagram and useing #stylingtheseasons. Don’t forget to tag Katy and Charlotte who head up this whole concept. Then they can see your contributions.
Hello! Right about now I’ll be boarding a plane to get my melt on in Egypt, land of the Pharaohs but I thought I’d bid you bye bye with this DIY Summer bag tutorial. It’s tucked away in the suitcase as we speak.
My last venture into batik was way back in secondary school art, when I created a somewhat ugly and over colourful ‘under the sea’ cushion cover. I wish I still had it so I could give you some contrast. Anyway, I thought I’d try and create a simple and versatile pattern that would translate into and everyday bag for all you eager crafters out there to get making. It does involve sewing but a tote style bag is about the easiest thing you could possible see so stick with me.
Wow! I was just thinking I first started ‘Something for your screen’ freebies nearly two years ago! I remember sketching out some patterns while I was on holiday in Turkey and working them up on my laptop on the plane ride home! Perhaps when we two years exactly I’ll have to do some kind of extravaganza!
This month I fancied drawing some sunglasses (as you do) and it all stemmed from there. I hope you can put these Summery wallpapers to good use in the coming few months. It’s been amazing to actually meet lots of people over the past few week that tell me they’re using my freebies each month and look forward to each new one. That was my aim and I hope that continues. Sometimes it’s easy to put things out there and wonder if any one really is using them so I thought it would be great if you are using one of my wallpapers and you take a photo then do use #somethingforyourscreen if you upload to instagram! It would be ace to share some of them myself too.
And finally my Styling The Seasons post is up for June! June is technically the first month of Summer and even though the British weather doesn’t always oblige it still makes me think of strawberry picking and enjoying maximum sun hours along with that end of exam feeling in my younger days. I’ve really enjoyed spending more time outside on our terrace already and love that I don’t miss out on the outdoors just because we live in London.
There’s nothing quite like Summer to get me in the mood for fruit! I’m sure it tastes 99% better in the sun but perhaps that’s just down to the cravings. Here’s a little fruity dessert idea that I adapted from this Deliciously Ella recipe. I love this topping so so much and it makes this treat quite light. Plus it’s dairy free, gluten free & refined sugar free so it’s for everyone…ahem, unless you have a nut allergy (cough). I served it with some frozen coconut cream which is essentially like ice cream, also much appreciated on warm days!
I decided to extend my current obsession into a tropical montage of greenery! Oh I do love a palm, whether in a pot or printed onto fabric. Considering how much I don’t love green as a colour, it’s strange that as soon as it takes on plant form I totally change my tune and champion it! Here’s some summery inspiration to try making or to spend your pennies on!
It’s time for some Friday freebies to draw the working week to a close. It’s been such lovely weather here after the last few weeks that I’ve taken my camera out and about a bit more. I’m really enjoying capturing all the plant life nearby. It seemed silly not to make them into desktop wallpapers for you to all download and bring the sun to your screens! Believe it or not the palm tree was taken in Britain…we do have them you know, they’re just more commonly seen surrounded by grey drizzle.
Hello! Just lifting my head out from the endless work pile I’m immersed in, long enough to bring you a breath of fresh air and Summer colour. Here’s the second instalment of the party printables for West Elm‘s, Front + Main blog. This week you can download free labels to pretty up your table spread. You know you want some! Head over to the awesome Front + Main for the full post and your colourful freebies.
Where did that week go? And why do I ask myself that question most weeks? I guess I just better get used to it. Well because it’s Friday and every one loves a freebie, here’s this month’s desktop TLC with a summery theme, of course. We really have been enjoying such nice weather! Let’s hope it sticks (please, please, please) but if those drizzle clouds come rolling in again just keep this on your desktop and it’s sure to brighten things up a little. Download these free desktop wallpapers right here.
Have a lovely weekend!
You’ll probably never see me without nail polish on my finger nails but usually I’m not fussed about my toes. However, this is such an easy way to make your feet look pretty (and I’m no big fan of my feet…or feet in general for that matter) that it begs a try. People will marvel at your intricate brush work skills but actually all you need is a trusty old sharpie pen.
- Paint two layers of white nail polish (I used Barry M)
- Then start zig-zagging your way across your toe nails with your sharpie marker
- Seal them with a coat of clear nail polish.