Pumpkin spice cake recipe

Friday, 21 October 2016

The obsession is real. If it's got pumpkin in it, on it, near it... I'm in!

It doesn't have to be coffee-based pumpkin loveliness either. I'll put that stuff in anything! Pumpkin pancakes, soup, cupcakes, smoothies... but this recipe is by far the simplest and most delicious. If you love pumpkin spice, you'll definitely want to try it. 

It's somewhere between a pumpkin pie and a crumble and absolutely amazing served warm with icecream. But the best thing is that its so easy to make, my daughter can do it all on her own and only needs supervision to put it in the oven. She needs help to eat it though, of course ;)

Just click the link below for the recipe and let me know if you decide to try it.

A space of my own

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Since I started working from home, I've become quite the expert at finding myself little nooks and crannies around the house to hide away for half an hour here and there and get some work done.

However, it's usually only a matter of minutes before I find myself knee deep in an unintentional game of hide and seek with my three-year old. Also, it can be hard going on my back, hunched over the laptop on my bed, rather than sat at a proper desk and chair.

So, the time has come to invest some energy into creating a home office space. 

I've spent the last few weeks browsing the internet and Pinterest for inspiration. I want to keep it as clear and uncluttered as possible (unlike the rest of the house!), with plenty of insta-friendly marble and copper accessories.

I remember visiting a store called BoConcept years ago when I lived in Bournemouth. Since moving back to Wales, I'd forgotten how much I liked it but came across the website when I was browsing for home office inspiration. I had no idea BoConcept sold office and commercial furniture, but I was seriously impressed with the products I found. 

The first thing I noticed was this marble iPhone holder. I need it in my life. It's the first step towards a dream work space that's organised and free from reams of cables.

Lighting makes a huge difference to my mood and a cool desk lamp would be at the top of my wishlist. It doesn't get much better than this copper lamp - I absolutely love it!

Everything about this desk makes me happy. The colour, the legs, the fact you can add integrated bluetooth speakers... amazing. This may be well out of my price range, but a girl can dream.

How would you design your perfect home office space? I can't wait to get started on mine. Until then, you'll find me wedged in the corner behind the bed with my laptop.