This weeks post is very special to me as LadyDaisyBlog is officially 1 year old! 🙂 I would like to take this as an opportunity to thank all of you who have taken the time to read my blog over the past year, whether that is just a post here and there or whether it’s every single post. You all mean so much to me and I can’t thank you enough 🙂 I have decided to dedicate this post to possible blog post ideas that you can use if you are just starting out or whether you’re stuck on what to write about next 🙂 I hope you find a few options that interest you and I would love to read what you come up with. Here’s to another year!
- 10 facts about me
- Top 10 favourite movies
- Favorite childhood memory
- Your favourite outfit
- A recipe
- Favourite restaurants
- 10 things I can’t live without post
- Top 5 beauty products
- Book review
- Music playlist
- Date ideas/outfits
- Your favourite blogs
- Your morning routine
- Your bedtime routine
- Things you do to relax
- Beauty/fashion haul
- Your favourite TV shows
- Your favourite books
- DIY projects
- Host a giveaway/competition
- What’s in my bag
- Your fitness routine
- Your favourite phone apps
- Monthly favourites
- Things that make you happy
- Room tours
- Your favourite YouTube channels
- Birthday wish list
- Fashion trends you’re loving or hating
- Fun things to do with your friends
- Visit a new coffee or donut shop and write about it
- Your favourite things about Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter
- What you do in your free time
- Gift guides
- Holiday pictures
- Pamper night essentials
- Your favourite healthy snacks
- Spring clean your life
- Everyday makeup routine
- DIY gifts for any occasion
Make sure to tweet me @ladydaisyblog with your blog posts 🙂
I am so sad that it is the last week of Summer here in New Zealand, though to be fair, it has been a bit like Winter 2.0 for the past 3 months…I think there has only been about 15 beautiful summer days this year. However, this makes it the perfect time to create a list of everything I enjoy doing during Autumn 🙂
Here are my top 15 Autumn activities:
- Bake cookies
- Roast marshmallows
- Jump on crunchy leaves
- Knit a scarf or hat
- Go candle shopping
- Create different Autumn outfits
- Bake an apple pie
- Make hot chocolate
- Decorate your room with cozy pieces
- Have a movie night
- Have an Autumn picnic
- Take photos of leaves
- Try different soup recipes
- Read a book
- Go for a crisp morning walk
What activities do you enjoy doing during Autumn? I’d love to know 🙂
As some of you may know, I have spent the past year studying for a diploma in Interior Design and as of 2 weeks ago, I have officially graduated from the Interior Design Institute! I wanted to dedicate this blog post to what I thought about my Interior Design course and how I found online study. I hope you enjoy it 🙂
This course consisted of 12 modules and 12 assignments, it covered design aspects ranging from historical buildings and art to designing your own interior space. Although a few sections of this course were quite difficult and took me a while to complete, I did thoroughly enjoy getting to draw up floor plans as it brought back so many memories from my favourite subject in high school. Other aspects of this course that I found enjoyable included creating a 1-point perspective drawing and designing an array of mood boards. I liked being able to pick a colour or theme for a room and choose furniture and art that matched the theme.
One of the main things I found difficult about this course was that, because it was an online course, it was generally a lot harder to get help when I was stuck on something. However, the tutor that I was assigned to was very lovely and replied with detailed answers to my questions as soon as she could.
When I started studying with the Interior Design Institute, I had no idea that Interior Design had so many different aspects and requirements. It hadn’t even occured to me that there would be a lot of paper work included, but this course really helped to strengthen my understanding of everything that goes into a renovation project and making a space look incredible.
I would highly recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in Interior Design or wants to see what it’s all about. If you would like to have a look through their course brochure, you can find the website here. I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with my diploma yet, but I will make sure to update you all in the future.
Have you ever studied online? What did you think of it? 🙂
As Valentines Day is just around the corner, I wanted to bake something for this weeks post that could be used as a great gift and could also be made any other day of the year. I wasn’t really sure what to make as my boyfriend and I don’t really celebrate Valentines Day, but as I was scrolling through a few Pinterest recipes, I thought ‘why not make raspberry chocolate brownies?’ They include chocolate and the colour red, so it seemed like the perfect choice! Let’s get baking! 🙂
You Will Need:
- 200g butter
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 3/4 cup plain flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup frozen raspberries
What To Do:
- Preheat your oven to 180 degrees celcius and line a brownie tin with baking paper.
- Melt the butter over medium heat. Add the cocoa powder and stir until smooth.
- Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition.
- Pour in the sugar and vanilla essence and stir until all the sugar has dissolved.
- Sift in the flour and baking powder, stir until well combined.
- Fold in the raspberries and pour mixture into the prepared baking tin.
- Place in the oven for about 40 minutes and allow to cool on a wire rack.
- Once cool, sprinkle with icing sugar and cut into 12 squares.
You can find the original brownie recipe here.