Friday, 15 January 2010

Lady Bug Says ... Cake Please :D

Cooking always brings a smile to my face. Combining ingredients, putting time and effort into something, and getting yummy things in return! Last night I had the urge to bake, and had a few things in the cupboard that needed using up. Plus the biscuit tin was looking rather empty!
I made a load of chocolate chip(white and milk) & raisin cookies

And some lemon muffins :) I love cakes that you can get away with eating for breakfast!

Plus they look all the yummier in my 'naughty but nice' tins, a great Christmas present from my step brother and sisters.

Today I had to dress a little smarter than usual for work, not sure why but when people say smart I automatically think of black.

I got this dress a few weeks ago in the Primark sale, it is a really versatile dress that can be smartened up with heels, worn in the summer with bare legs and flip flops, or like today worn with my trusty riding boots.

Today I wore
Black and white dress - Primark £5, Black leggings - H&M £5, Black boyfriend cardigan - Primark £10, Grey leg warmers - Primark £3, Black leather riding boots - New Look £35, Black and gold skinny belt - Primark £2, Gold vintage necklace - Ebay £15
Outfit Total - £75

I found this necklace whilst browsing on Ebay a few months ago and it immediately caught my eye.
Whether it is truly vintage or not I don't really mind to be honest, I just love the mix of chunky gold beads and dainty little details like the pearl centres of the flowers.
Is the kind of piece that makes a simple jeans, tshirt and heels outfit that bit more special :)
Whats your favourite Ebay find?


  1. Lovely necklace - I love stumbling across things like that!

    My favourite finds include the leopard print faux fur jacket I just got, a pair of heeled black leather brogues and my SingStar microphones! :)

  2. LOVE that dress, and do you have a recipe for the lemon muffins? My Mum would love them!

  3. those look yummy, and lovely necklace!

    love your blog! :)
    - Audrey Allure <3

  4. That's such a pretty necklace, you could even wear it as a headband if you wanted?

    My best ebay find has to be my Kenneth Jay Lane bracelet I got for a bargain, along with all the buttons, beads and craft finds.

    Your baking looks yum! those cookies would be gone in 5 seconds in my house.

  5. Finally back after internet issues!

    Recipe for lemon muffins is:
    350g plain flour
    1tbsp baking powder
    115g caster sugar
    55g butter
    1 large egg
    225ml milk
    finely grated rind and juice of 2 lemons

    1- preheat oven to 190 degrees
    2- sift flour, baking powder and sugar into bowl
    3- melt the butter in a seperate bowl in microwave, once melted beat in egg, milk, lemon rind and juice
    4- pour wet mix into dry mix bowl and stir well to form soft sticky dough
    5- spoon into muffin cases and bake for 20-25 mins or until risen, golden brown and firm.
    6- cool on wire rack

    I topped mine with lemon icing, made by mixing icing sugar and lemon juice until it is thick and slightly runny.

    Have never thought of wearing the necklace as a headband, will have to give that a go!


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