Thursday, 20 August 2015

Dave's August Pawsome Box Review

Last month Dan and I decided to sign up to a monthly subscription box, but this wasn't just any old subscription box this was a box for Dave! He's been so well behaved over the past few months so we thought we would treat him to a Pawsome Box which he has absolutely been loving. You get some really great products and lots of lovely treats for your four legged friends to try. Last month there wasn't one product that Dave didn't try and love so we thought we would roll on the subscription and make it a monthly treat for him. These are all the goodies Dave got this month.

Two extremely cute toys that Dave has already fallen in love with. No matter how much Dan tries Dave wont play with tennis balls or footballs but he loves cuddly toys that he can play fetch with and cuddle up to. 

Now onto Dave's favourite things to get....the food....he got two bags of treats this month which he has obviously for review purposes had to try and test. Results show that he loves them both!! The chicken stripes on the right are definitely his fav though.

We also received this really good eye and ear cleaner which I cannot wait to use on him. There's a booklet that comes with the box that tells you how to use it so we'll be trying that out tomorrow during bath time! Dave also got a information capsule which you attach to your pets collars which is a brilliant idea and we would definitely use, however Dave is actually chipped so it's not something we really need.

Dave loves receiving these boxes, they're delivered to the office and as soon as he sees the blue box he goes absolutely mad. We're already looking forward to seeing what he gets next month. Each box is £19.90 but the look on Dave's face when he sees it is priceless!


Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Happy 7th Anniversary Dan...

Excuse the soppy blog post today but I can't believe it's 7 years since Dan and I met. These have been the best seven years of my life and I wouldn't have wanted to be with anyone else. The 1st July next year will be the happiest day of my life and I can't wait to become this cheeky chaps wife!!


Monday, 17 August 2015

Delicious Slimming World Brownies only 1/2 a syn!

I have the biggest sweet tooth and with the Great British Bake Off gracing our screens again I've been craving cake. So I decided to put my pinny back on and get in the kitchen and see whether these Slimming World Brownies are worth the hype.

You will need the following which makes 25
6 separated eggs
70g sweetener
60g cocoa powder
1tsp vanilla essence
Fry Light

Start out by separating the eggs into two bowls. Beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks. 

Then mix together the egg yolks, sweetener, vanilla and cocoa powder. This can become a little dry, if it does then just add a tale spoon of water.

Slowly add the egg whites and fold into the chocolate mixture until it is all combined. 

I used a muffin tin to create individual brownies which I found worked really well but if you want to you can just use a normal rectangle cake tin.

Place the brownies in the oven at 180 degrees for 10-15 minutes until cooked. Now the recipe online says 30 minutes but mine took about 10!

Once they are cooked take them out and let them cool or alternatively you could serve warm with some ice cream or like I have done add 1 teaspoon of Choc Shot (1/2 syn per teaspoon) and strawberries. Can you believe this plate of chocolatey goodness is only 1 and a half syns!!


Saturday, 15 August 2015

Life, Wedding and Slimming World Update

So you may or may not have noticed I've been a bit MIA for a few months which I can only apologise for. In truth I needed a bit of a break and trying to juggle life, the wedding, my new diet and work was all getting a bit too much so I decided to take some time off from my blog/social media and get my self sorted. Happily I am back on the straight and narrow now and I'm ready to get my blog back on track.

So first update, life! Things are good, we've had a busy few weeks but we've been in our house for a year now, can you believe it, and it couldn't feel more like home. We've still not got any curtains which I'm sure the neighbours love but we're so indisicive that we can't choose between blinds, curtains or shutters. We'll get there…..eventually. Dave and Rocky are both their normally miscevious selves. Dave has been socialising a lot more with Dan's Mum's Dog Bertie and they have become best of friends. When we take them out on walks they walk side by side, sniff the same things, bark at the same things and both try to trip Dan and I up with the leads!

The wedding has been keeping us busy, we've surprisingly done so much. the venue and church are booked, we've sorted our honeymoon and I've been busy making lots of decorations for the reception. I've made some tea lights to place around the room and some photo banners to place in the main room, if you would like to see some of the things I am making then let me know in the comments below and I can do some wedding DIY posts. It's scary how the price of things go up when you place the word wedding in front of them. I always knew weddings were expensive but I had no idea they were this expensive! We've got a catering tasting next weekend which Dan is more than excited about, I'm not sure the scales at Slimming World are going to be as friendly the following week though. There is still so much to do and we've only got 10 and a half months to go….now that's scary.

And finally Slimming World. I've been doing Slimming World for 5 months now and I've lost a total of 2 stone 5 pounds which I'm really happy with. I'm so determined to lose 2 pounds this week to get my 2 and a half stone award on Wednesday so I've been sticking to plan and getting in some body magic which means the dogs have been getting plenty of walks. I'm really enjoying the diet and as cliched as it sounds I really don't feel like I'm dieting. People constantly tell me how different I look but I can't see it as much as I could a couple of months ago. My enagement ring is extremely lose and at the point where I may have to switch it to another finger. I think I can't see it because I haven't brought any news clothes yet and I'm still shying away from cameras, to be honest I just need to get a grip and embrace the size I am. I'm about 1 stone 5 pounds off my goal weight which I am hoping I can reach by Christmas. When I reach it I'd like to lose another 7 pounds but as long as I reach my goal weight I'll feel happy to walk down the aisle the weight I am.

I think we're all caught up now! I can't wait to get posting and I hope you will all enjoy reading them again.
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