Saturday, 23 April 2016

20 Summer Blog Post Ideas

It can be really difficult to regularly come up with blog post ideas, I for one certainly know this being a blogger myself! Sometimes, seasonal blog posts are nice to read and despite if you are aiming for a professional, magazine or personal approach to blogging some of these ideas may appeal to you! As I know there are so many different genres of blogs out there so I have split them up into categories - forever the organised freak over here!

Everyday Summer Makeup // Summer Makeup Collection // How To Look After Skin In Summer // How To Adapt Makeup To Suit Summer // Summer Nails Tutorial

Summer Statement Pieces // How To Adjust Your Wardrobe For Summer // Summer Clothing Haul // Clothing Items To Have During Summer // My Favourite Summer Skirts/Tops/Shoes etc

Best Places To Go In Summer // Favourite Books To Read In Summer // Summer Room Tour // How To Build An Outside Fort // How To Host A Perfect Garden Party

- FOOD -
How To Have A Great Tasting Barbeque // Summer Salad Recipe // Best Food To Try In Summer // Garden Party Food // A Summer Tray Bake Recipe

Will you be using any of these ideas?

Monday, 11 April 2016

The Plan For The Future

I wanted to write a few words in advance for this month ahead, to let you know that I won't be as active on my social media and this blog as I normally am due to a fast approaching busy school life. My mock exams for Year 10 are at the end of this month, and I want to do well in them which means I won't be spending as much time doing the things I enjoy and love, instead working hard to revise. I will be aiming to post 1 post per week during this busy time, and I hope you all understand.

See you in my next post! 

Thursday, 7 April 2016

My Blogging Routine

I have seen quite a few of these posts pop up lately, and although my blogging routine isn't anything that I consider special, I thought I would show you what I do to organise my blogging schedule!

I try to take my photos at the weekends, which admittedly can prove difficult if I am to have a social life and meet the lighting requirements! I often like to photograph and edit on a Saturday, then write and schedule my posts on a Sunday. This means I don't have all of the blogging to do on one day, and I can spread it out over 2 days.

My favourite place to photograph is on my bed or outside, as it is convenient and has good lighting! I tend to take stock photos as I don't usually know what I am going to write until I see the photos all edited, so for props I tend to use notebooks, Instax Mini 8, pens, makeup items, nail polishes, mini cacti and books. I find this gives a cute look and a bit of variety.

When it comes to writing the posts as I mentioned before I usually think of a post to write when I see the images all edited. I try to write down some post ideas to help me do this, and jot these down in a notebook and see if any of my images are appropriate. I don't plan what I am going to write, I just really let the words speak themselves and just type! When I plan I end up sounding artificial and fake which doesn't really float my boat.

I tend to write my posts and schedule them for a couple of days in advance in the morning, and I always check they go up when they are meant to! I always reply to comments, and when I have the time I always try to return comments on commenters blogs as I feel that is important to engage with readers.

What is your blogging routine?

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Rocky Road Cupcakes

I was in the mood to do a bit of baking a few nights ago, and after browsing a few recipe books I decided to make these pretty delicious rocky road cupcakes. These were really simple to make, and only required basic ingredients! These would be perfect for friends or family and they look pretty impressive with all of their chocolatey goodness, aha!

110g butter or margarine, softened at room temperature
110g caster sugar
2 eggs
110g self-raising flour
1-2 tbsp milk
75g marshmallows
3-5 biscuits
225g milk chocolate

Preheat oven to 180C and line a 12 hole muffin tin with cases. Cream together the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs a little at a time to the mixture and beat until combined. Sift the self raising flour to the mixture and fold in. If the mixture becomes a little thick add a little milk. Spoon and divide equally into the cases and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool for 10 minutes.

Melt the chocolate and leave to cool for 2 minutes. Break up the biscuits in a bag and a wooden spoon and add to the melted chocolate. Stir in the marshmallows and spoon equally onto each cooled cake. Leave in the fridge overnight or until set and serve! 

Have you tried this recipe?

Saturday, 2 April 2016

4 Instagram Accounts To Follow

1 // 2 // 3 // 4

Instagram is definitely in my top 3 social media apps, even when it scared us with the new update haha! Even though I don't always regularly upload *slaps self on the wrist* I am always scrolling through and liking peoples posts and stalking Instagram profiles in awe of the pretty pictures. In honour of this, I thought it were only right if I share my favourite Instagram accounts that you can follow too!

A cheeky little self promo, but if you wanted to follow my Instagram then you can either click in the sidebar links or follow me here.

Have you heard of these Instagram accounts before? What are your favourite accounts?