Saturday, 26 September 2015

My Bucket List

The other day I sat down and wrote a list of things I wanted to achieve, places I wanted to go and adventures I wanted to take. Below is a list of things that I am going to do. My "bucket list" of sorts.
I'm not putting any pressure on myself to complete all these within a certain amount of time, but I think having goals and things you would like to achieve is important in life.
I hope by reading this it may inspire you to write a list of adventures you want to achieve!

- Santorini, Greece
- Spain (Barcelona and Madrid)
- Japan
- Rome, Italy
- Marrakech, Morocco
-Istanbul, Turkey
- Paris, France
-Budapest, Hungary

-London, England
- Thailand. For the floating lantern festival

-Northern Lights
-America, New orleans, L.A, Florida, N.Y
-Prague, Czech Republic

- Go to comicon In America (also go to supernova in Australia)
-Visit Disney world
-Be apart of a tv show audience
-Buy my first home
- Stay at a 5 star hotel
-Learn another language
-Ride a jet ski
-try every lush bath bomb
-drink at an ice bar
-ride an elephant
-spend new years eve in Times square, N.Y
-have a white Christmas one year
-Own my own bakery
-Go stargazing
-Graduate University
-throw a costume party
-Attend a fashion show as an audience member
-Live abroad for a little while
-Ride a motorbike
-Attend Coachella 
-Get a tattoo (or two) that means something to be
- Drive a Lamborghini
-ride in a limo

Monday, 24 August 2015

Rainbow Mandala Cake

I am a little bit obsessed with anything to do with henna patterns and the flower design, I never knew what it was called until now, a Mandala. I've seen them in both simple black and full color, I love the vibrancy of the coloured ones so I thought it would make an awesome pattern on top of a cake!

Using Royal icing, some rainbow food colours and my already butter creamed pink vanilla cake.
You can change up the colours and customise it exactly the way you like.
If you'd like to know how I did this cake, watch the video below.
Infite x's and o's

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Stained glass dragonfly cake (for my Mum's Birthday)

Hello Hello!
It was my Mums Birthday over the weekend and I wanted to make her a cake (I mean how can one celebrate a birthday without cake... it's just not possible.). Leading up to her Birthday I asked her what kind of cake she wanted. At first she told me to do anything, then changed her mind to a traditional black forest cake, which is her favourite. A few days later she gave me the specific instructions of "Blue, green, bit of purple. A dragonfly in there somewhere and sparkly."  Under my orders, I came up with this design.

She was pretty happy with the cake and enjoyed her day! Underneath all that colourful icing and sparkles is a moist vanilla cake.  Mainly so I could say the word "moist" when describing the cake. 

Hope you're all having a spectacular week,

Infinite x's and o's,


Saturday, 20 June 2015

Wreck This Journal Everywhere!

Well Hi there!
After completing my previous wreck this journal, I figured it was time to get another one, right?
I was tossing up between Kerri Smith's "Wreck this journal everywhere" or "this is not a book" but decided to get this one, slowly working my way through all of Kerri Smith's book series.

What I'm really loving and what I loved in my previous journal is that I'm provided with a tiny bit of inspiration. That's perfect for me, I don't know how many times I've wanted to draw or paint something and i've just sat infront of a blank canvas for an hour trying to decide what I should do.

With this is so much easier, even if it's just a little phrase like "float this page" immediately water,  mermaids and all sorts of things come to my mind. So if you struggle a little with the inspiration side of things, these books are perfect.

The first thing I did to my journal was cover it in washi tapes (glitter was kind of a crucial element here)

I will be posting regular updates on my journal so stay tuned! :)
Hope you're all having a lovely week,  until next time

Infinite x's and o's,

Monday, 25 May 2015

Cakes I've made this month!

Hello hello!
I though i would  make a post dedicated to the cakes i've made this month since i've been kind of slack with posting anything remotely cooking or dessert related. The month of May is my second favourite for baking cakes (the first is Christmas, is it sad that i'm already watching Christmas movies during May in preparation? Don't answer that) because it is not only Mother's day but both my brothers have their birthdays and i'm able to unleash my creative thoughts about what kind of cake to make them.

 My Brother Chris is a lil bit of a Lord of the Rings and The hobbit nerd, (i think there's a bit of that in all of us)  I decided to create bilbos house, complete with a garden of tomatoes.

 Usually the eldest of my two brothers will request a cake, last year he wanted a glock gun cake (don't ask) which i did, this year he wanted Bad cop from the lego movie. 

And finally for Mother's day I made my Mum a white and dark chocolate layer cake.

Hope you're all having an awesomesauce week,

Infinite x's and o's,


Sunday, 3 May 2015

Completed Wreck This Journal!!

Yea I did! I finally finished my Wreck This Journal!
It's been so fun over the past few months creating (and destroying) all the pages of the book and I definitely recommend everyone going out and buying yourself your very own wreck this journal.
I haven't posted a photo for every single page I did, but I thought of something better than that, a video... So without any delay, below is the final video of my wreck this journal and all the pages.
Hopefully my posts and the video I made will inspire your creative side,
infinite x's and o's,

Friday, 17 April 2015

Wreck this journal update #6

Hey there! I'm back again with another update!
So far, what i'm really loving about completing my wreck this journal with all these pages with different prompts on each one is that they are completely open to interpretation. They rely on your own imagination and creativity to bring them to life.
There's no strict rule to follow, sure there's a little phrase that kind of tells you what to do, but everyone is different in their creativity (thank goodness for that) and it's amazing to see what other's have done with the exact same page.

This first Image (above) is Ariel, if you didn't know that already... then well.. I don't know what to say to you. I somehow came to the conclusion that she would fit perfectly with the showery.. watery theme... I tried to English that.. I'm not sure it worked.

This next page is "glue in a random page from a newspaper", ya'll muggles won't grasp this page, but i just searched some articles from the daily prophet online and glued them in, making the pages look aged with black chalk.

"Sew this page" Sally from nightmare before christmas came into my mind instantly. On the far left I have a quote from the movie that reads "One person's craziness is another persons reality" 

"pretend you're doodling on the back of an envelope while on the phone " Pretty self explanatory, I used black  pen and just randomly did some designs. This pattern is literally next to most of my uni class notes. I was totally paying attention in class, I swear.

"Cover this page in white things"  I googled this before I started because i was out of inspiration. I saw one photo were someone had literally stuck a tampon on the page, rather an.... interesting approach. Using my better judgment I decided against it and instead drew all the things I could think of that were white or partially white. 

"Scribble wildy using only borrowed pens"  Pens borrowed from my lovely giver of birth.

"Page of good thoughts"  On the left I wrote down my favourite quote by J.R.R Tolkien. If you can't read it, it says "All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost ; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring. Renewed shall be the blade that was broken; The crownless again shall be King"
And on the right I wrote down some little things I like.

"Make a mess clean it up"  Evil messy minion vs silly good minion

"Glue random items here" I had just bought a new game of thrones shirt and had the tag that came with it lying around so i decided to put it to good use! 

"Color outside the lines" There was a single circle draw on the right hand side of the page, which made me think of a moon.  This would probably be my favourite page so far.

"Trace your hand" presented by Spock. 

"Cut through several layers". I knew I had to include Hugh Jackman somewhere In my journal, I mean... common. This was the perfect page for it! 

"Collect fruit stickers here" I left this page blank for a while because I literally searched through our fruit bowl with no fruit sticker in site. Typical..
Instead though I had a spare apple sticker and decided to draw Steve Jobs.

"Infuse this page with a smell of your choosing"  I decided on Miss Dior, some pink clouds and what girly page would be complete without sparkles..

That's it for my update so far!

Hope you're all having a great week and have you started/going to start a wreck this journal?

Infinite x's and o's,


Thursday, 9 April 2015

DIY: 1 minute choc-chip cookie in a mug (microwave desserts)

Who doesn't love a freshly baked chocolate-chip cookie? Right. Unless of course you're allergic, then my condolences.  However, you don't always have access to an oven to acquire such chocolately vanilla goodness, especially if you're a student or travelling. Though more than likely you will be able to use a microwave!
So I came up with this super easy, super quick and super tasty recipe for a single serve microwave chocolate chip cookie!
For the full recipe and instructions, watch the video link below!
Hope you're all having an excellent week and had a great Easter.
Infinte x's and o's

Friday, 3 April 2015

DIY Arizona Tea Iphone Case

I abolustely love this drink, so I decided, why not make a phone case out of it?
If you want to know how to make this case, watch the tutorial below.
Infinite x's and o's.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Wreck this Journal update #4

I'm back again! With another update on my wreck this journal.
I promise I will actually post more things other than my journal updates, but in the meantime here we go:

Hope you're all having an excellent week,

Infinte x's and o's


Friday, 6 March 2015

Wreck this Journal update #3

One of the first things I thought of when I saw this page was snow white, so i decided to make my page look like an enchanted fairytale book. 
              Because Paris, right? The prompt on this page is "Fill this page with circles" so I just drew all the outlines in black and used my gel pens (scented with strawberry and grape ofcourse) to create the dots. 
 My favourite song by Ellie Goulding, It was used in the Divergent movie, which is probably why i'm so obsessed with it. The prompt on this page is "Draw lines while in motion, on the bus, on a train or while walking."
 Need I say more?
 Filled this page with quotes from the fault in our stars and on the next page which prompts you to stick the two pages together are stars, I probably should have taken a photo of that as well.... but apparently that was too much effort. 

That's it for my update! Hope you are all well and having a great week!

Infinite x's and o's


Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Wreck This Journal #2

Seriously, I am really loving my Wreck this Journal. I thought I would post the updates on the pages I have done so far! 

Hope your all having a great week!

Infinite x's and o's