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DIY Pillowcases

You Will Need:

  • Pillowcases
  • Fabric Paint
  • Paint Brushes
  • Laptop and Printer
  • Scissors

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What To Do:

  • Choose a design or phrase that you would like on your pillow case.
  • Once you have your chosen phrase place it onto a page layout that is roughly the size of your pillowcase, so you can see how big you need each letter. I used PicMonkey to do this.

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  • Print each word out onto A4 paper in black font.
  • Cut out the middle of each letter so that you are left with just the outline and lay this on your pillowcase ready for painting – make sure to keep the middle pieces of your letters (such as a’s).

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  • Place a few layers of paper inside your pillowcase to prevent both sides sticking together when you paint it.
  • Put a little bit of paint on your brush and roughly sponge the outline of the image onto the pillowcase.

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  • Remove the image and tidy it up with some more paint until you are happy with the design.
  • Leave your pillowcase to dry overnight and carefully remove the paper from inside the case.

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I hope you enjoyed this DIY and I would love to see your designs too so don’t forget to tag me on Twitter or Instagram 🙂

Homemade Anzac Biscuits

For those of you who don’t live in Australia or New Zealand, and may not know what Anzac Day is about, it is a day of remembrance where we commemorate all the Australian and New Zealand soldiers who served and died in both World Wars. There are quite a few traditions held on this day, such as dawn parades and it is always nice to see everyone wearing poppy pins. So, with Anzac Day drawing near, I thought it was time to make a few Anzac biscuits in commemoration of this day. The recipe I used to make these follows the traditional method but it also has a little added sweetness, and who doesn’t love chocolate on cookies? 😉 Let’s get started!

You Will Need:

  • 100g Butter, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Golden Syrup
  • 1 1/2 Cups Rolled Oats
  • 1 Cup Dessicated Coconut
  • 1 Cup Plain Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Caster Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons Bicarbonate Of Soda
  • 2 Tablespoons Boiling Water
  • 150g Chocolate of your choice

What To Do:

  • Preheat the oven to 165 degrees Celcius. Line 2 trays with baking paper.
  • Heat butter and golden syrup in a saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a gentle simmer.
  • Meanwhile, place oats, coconut, flour and both sugars into a large bowl and stir to combine.
  • When the butter and syrup mixture has come to a simmer, combine boiling water and baking soda in a small bowl (stir well). Add the baking soda mixture to the butter mixture, making sure to get all of the baking soda into the butter, it will begin to froth.

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  • Add the frothing liquid to the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  • Roll mixture into 20 balls (about the size of a golf ball) and place on the lined trays, leaving a space between each ball to allow for spreading. Flatten the balls slightly with the palm of your hand.

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  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, swapping the trays on racks after 14 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes on the tray to firm up slightly before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once the biscuits are cool, melt the chocolate in a microwave on a medium heat for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every minute.

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  • Place the wire rack over one of the trays, and drizzle the chocolate back and forth over the biscuits. Place in the fridge to set.

You can find the original recipe here.

I really hope you enjoy this recipe and I would love to see your creations as well!

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Autumn/Winter Essentials

Now that the weather is getting colder and it’s getting dark earlier, resulting in cosy nights on the sofa under a blanket with your pet, watching TV or your favourite movie, I decided to do a post about my Autumn and Winter essentials. There are so many things that pop into my head when I hear the words Autumn and Winter, and I have included many of those things in this post.

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Around this time of the year I really have to start looking after my skin as the cold means it ends up getting quite dry, so I always try to use moisturiser in the mornings and evenings to minimise this. The colder months also tend to see an increased number of baths that I have, so I always make sure I have a good stock of bubble bath and bath bombs (as you will have seen in a previous post). It also helps to make it feel very cosy to have a scented candle flickering in the room and really brightens up those rainy, dreary evenings.

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Another of my essentials is warm drinks! As I’m not a fan of coffee or tea, I rely solely on hot chocolate to keep me warm during the colder months. Although I absolutely love a classic hot chocolate, I also enjoy finding flavoured hot chocolates just to spice it up a bit. A few of my favourites include Marshmallow, Caramel and Peppermint, add a swirl of whipped cream, a few mini marshmallows and you’re good to go!

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The last of my Autumn and Winter essentials are clothing related. There’s nothing better than wrapping up warm on a cold day, especially when you can make a great outfit out of it. A few of my wardrobe staples include leggings, beanies, scarves, jumpers and boots. I am usually that person who is completely unorganised for Winter and end up wearing my strappy Summer tops with a pair of jeans and a jacket, and as someone who usually feels the cold even on the warmest days, it means I am absolutely frozen for the entire season. BUT this year I’ve been stocking up on Winter clothing since about the middle of January (New Zealand Summer time) so I’m hoping I’ll be toasty all Winter long. A few of my favourite items include this Robin Jumper from ASOS and Reindeer leggings from Boohoo (which are actually Christmas themed, but they were too adorable not to get and I personally don’t mind getting a bit festive in April ;), this Polar Bear beanie from ASOS, my Chelsea Boots from Iconic and my yellow scarf.

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What are your Autumn and Winter essentials? I’d love to see! You can tag me on Twitter @cheyennesmith96 or on Instagram @cheyennesmith01.

 

DIY Peter Pan Shirt

As you all know, I absolutely love Disney movies and Peter Pan has always been a personal favourite of mine, so of course I was super excited to make a Peter Pan themed shirt. Although the design I have chosen is quite simple, I really love how it turned out and I can just imagine styling it with black jeans and a plaid shirt for Winter. Let’s get started!

You will need:

  • A Laptop or Desktop Computer.
  • A Printer.
  • An Iron and Ironing Board.
  • Iron-On Transfer Paper.
  • Scissors.
  • A T-Shirt or Singlet.

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Step One: Choose the design you would like on your shirt and flip the image on the computer, so that the text reads backwards.

Step Two: Print the image onto the iron-on transfer paper.

Step Three: Let your iron heat up while you continue with the next step.

Step Four: Cut around each word and image and place them on the shirt to ensure they fit.

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Step Five: Flip each word over ready for ironing.

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Step Six: Iron each section of the shirt until the words peel off easily (make sure to peel off while it is still hot).

As you can see, I peeled mine off a bit too early and some of the ink hasn’t soaked into the shirt but I actually really like the sponged on look, as it helps to keep it slightly more unique.

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I really hoped you enjoyed this DIY as much as I did and I would love to see how yours turned out!