posted on: Friday, 10 May 2013

it's pay day today and i am loving these prints by therese sennerholt. maybe one or two will end up in my possession this month.

new tricks.

posted on: Thursday, 9 May 2013

last night/ this morning, i decided that i wanted to make some iced coffee. i had always had the assumption that making iced coffee was really hard and you had to be skilled in the art of coffee to be able to do it. thankfully, that is a complete lie, and as long as you have patience, you can make iced coffee at home. i used this recipe and think it worked really well. i did alter the measurements - i only made a quarter of the amount. 
simply, you measure out your desired amount of coffee grounds and then use 10x (more than likely that is untrue) the measurement of cold water. make sure all of the grounds have been covered by the water (there will be a thick "film" over the top) and then cover the bowl/contanier (i used a tea towel) and leave overnight (8 hours) then use a sieve and cheesecloth (i didn't have any so used a new dishcloth, classy). transfer your coffee into a jug/pitcher whatever you want and then put in the fridge so you have  iced coffee at your finger tips. 
i have mine half coffee half milk with a dash of syrup (vanilla or hazelnut) and sheesh it's great to have iced coffee in your fridge. 

what's your favourite money saving recipe to make at home? 

spring decisions.

posted on: Wednesday, 8 May 2013

for quite a while, i've wanted to make a terrarium, and this weekend i am planning to make a trip to the garden centre to buy some succulents and cacti and make one with my mum. 

another exciting event coming up (exciting for me anyway) is phone upgrade day! next tuesday, i can upgrade from my iphone 4s. for so long i've not even thought about what phone i would upgrade to - i just assumed i would get the latest iphone, but for the past week or so, i've been thinking more and more about getting the samsung galaxy s4. i know that they are pretty much the same, but the fact that the camera on the samsung is 13 megapixels just makes me really covet it. the only thing that makes me want to get the iphone 5 over the samsung is that i wouldn't be able to get my favourite photo editing apps. although that isn't the end of the world, i don't know of any good android photo editing apps. 

do you have an apple or an android? what android apps do you rate? should i even get the s4?  i need help!!!