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Spend 5 minutes with me on Pinterest

One of my favourite bloggers, Meg, wrote a similar post a few weeks ago. As a fellow Pinterest addict, I thought it would be fun to show you what I’ve pinned over the last hour or so. Follow along with me as I clicked my way through!

I’ve always had a fascination with these, I call them dandelions but I think that’s probably what they’re not called. Ha!

some see a weed,I see a wish. Click on this image to see the biggest selection of life tips and positive quotes!:

I’m one of the world’s biggest procrastinators.  I put things off and then spend time wishing I’d just flipping well done them.

Great ideas for tackling procrastination and getting things done! Love this free printable to serve as a reminder!:

One of my goals this year is to grow my Instagram following.  *shameless plug – i’m @kezonlineuk over there if you want to come and say hi!* I love photo’s, I’m a super visual person so Instagram screams awesomeness to me. This post on which hashtags to use to grow your following is right up my street.

Instagram tips! How To Use Hashtags to Grow Your Instagram Following:

Of course, this wouldn’t be a productive hour if I hadn’t pinned any food.  Dave and I are training for our first 10k in May.. eeekk! Literally from couch to 10k… so we need some healthy stuff in our lives. And our lunchboxes.

Prepare Seven Healthy Lunches For The Week:

Thinking about food led me straight into the kitchen.  We have a black and white kitchen in our rented home and it is actually really lovely.  I’ve filled it with all sorts of colours that just don’t go ( so me ) and have been dreaming about something like this instead.  Now just to stop procrastinating and make it a reality.

We can't help but think of our Sagres design when we see this. www.avenuefloors.co.uk:

It’s also time I grew up and gave myself an adult bedroom instead of mis-matched sheets, old pillows and general crap everywhere.  This room is just gorgeous, possibly too white for messy old me but I love it all the same.

Second Hand Farmhouse Bedroom Makeover:

Ah, my office… aka a corner of my lounge. I desperately need a new desk and chair! It’s on the plan ‘to do’ this year – oh man how gorgeous is this chair?? Oh Pinterest… I need this.

Home office accessories - Blog:

These stairs are in Meg’s craft house. So much love for these, but I don’t think Dave would be too happy if he’d come home and I’d ripped up the carpet and painted the stairs like a rainbow. Spoilsport.

Crushing on these rainbow stairs from @megduerksen's craft house! So fun!

Summer… oh summer where have you been?! I’m longing for long, light, warmer days. And hopefully more sunshine than we had last year. (I’m lookin’ at you Mr Wet Summer of 2015) Soaking up the sun - craving this feeling.:

Back to food. It was inevitable.  This squash, leek and broccoli pie is literally calling my name. Nommmm! Leek, squash and broccoli pie - Main course - Vegetarian & Vegan Recipes | Vegetarian Living magazine (with a vegan option):

And this for dessert. Obv’s. I cannot pass up a pavlova, no matter how much I try.

Strawberry Daiquiri pavlova:

What have YOU been pinning? Let me know your pinterest deets and I’ll hook up with you. I’m here over there. If that makes sense.

Happy Wednesday lovelies,

Kez x

Foodies Festival – Bristol – 26-28 June

If you follow me on Instagram or Pinterest you’ll know that I’m pretty obsessed with food.  I literally open my eyes and think about food. I close my eyes, and yip … I’m thinking about food. Lol.

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Food plays a huge part in family life, some days I feel like I’m constantly planning it, shopping for it, cooking it, feeding people it and then cleaning it all up.  I’ve recently taken a good look at our diet and have implemented some much-needed changes such as cutting out white bread and pasta, cutting down on chocolate, no crisps, making Davina flapjacks – all that stuff.

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But it can be hard to stay inspired. Real hard. Especially when there are 2 teenagers in the house who literally crave junk food – especially giant choc chip cookies.  So when I was asked to attend the Foodies Festival in Bristol with the girls I jumped at the chance.

They will probably kick and scream about going to a ‘Boring Food Thing Mom’ but perhaps the atmosphere and the promise of ‘Michelin-star and celebrity chefs cooking live, a vast array of artisan producers, new food and drink theatres and more street food than you can shake a satay stick at!’ may just tempt their little tastebuds and switch their mindsets to trying to eat more healthy with me.  There’s even some hands-on sessions for the little ones which I know Shan will just love.

As for me? I’m particularly looking forward to the giant Pimm’s teapot… bring on the Pimm’s!

The Foodies Festival is launching their New Festival at The Downs in Bristol with a Feast of Top Chefs to Celebrate their 10th Anniversary. It’s happening this weekend – and you can buy tickets HERE. 

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The Aga Rangemaster Chefs Theatre welcomes Great British Bake Off winner John Whaite, local MasterChef winner Ping Coombes and Michelin-star chefs Jonray and Peter Sanchez Iglesias of Casamia, who will cook their favourite summer recipes and inspire visitors to experiment with new flavours and ingredients.

Top chefs appearing at Foodies Festival Bristol include:
– Ping Coombes – MasterChef winner 2014
– Jonray & Peter Sanchez – Casamia
– John Whaite – Great British Bake Off winner
– Tim Anderson – MasterChef Winner 2011
– Louise McCrimmon – Harvey Nichols
– Romy Gill – Romy’s Kitchen
– Xanthe Clay – Food Writer
– Larkin Cen – MasterChef finalist 2013
– Angela Langford – MasterChef finalist 2014
– Mat Follas – The Casterbridge and MasterChef winner

MasterChef winner Ping Coombes will also launch her new street food pop-up ‘Chairman Ping’

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Chairman Ping joins the Street Food Avenue, a feasting hub at the heart of the festival, offering a huge selection of hot and cold dishes from around the world. Japanese, Thai, Brazilian, Argentinian, Indian, Mexican, French and African are just some of the cuisines visitors can tuck into in the Feasting Tent.

Visitors to the festival can look forward to toasting Foodies’ big year in the New Wine and Champagne Theatre with experts Neil Phillips and Charles Metcalfe, who will guide visitors through this season’s best wines and champagnes from the UK and around the world, while beer expert Melissa Cole hosts masterclasses in the New Craft Beer Theatre matching foods with craft beers.

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​L-R: Harvey Nichols Bristol head chef Louise McCrimmon, Romy Gill of Romy’s Kitchen, Michelin-star chef Peter Sanchez from Casamia and Anthony Wolowiec of Vin D’am

New Tasting Theatre invites festival-goers to discover new tastes and learn new skills with Confectionary Made Easy classes from boutique chocolate maker Fiona Sciolti, Morgan Jupe and Vin D’am wine tastings, and a sausage making and tasting masterclass with Great British Sausage.

The Cake & Bake Theatre is an inspiration for passionate bakers with top local cake makers and bakeries sharing their tips for baking delicious summer cakes. Visitors can also enjoy 3D cake modelling, Chocolate Making and Sugar-Craft masterclasses and a complementing Chocolate, Cake and Bake Village selling bakes, jams, gadgets and baking essentials.

With over 200 exhibitors in the Artisan Producers Market selling award winning cheeses, wines, bakes and condiments; festival-goers will be spoilt for choice with samples and for what to buy to take home and enjoy – a perfect setting to meet the producers and share their passion for food and drink.

For those brave – or foolish enough – the famous Chilli Eating Competition challenges those who like it spicy to try and break the current record of 16 million scoville eaten to win the Chilli Eating Crown – that’s 6400 times the average chill heat! 

Little foodies can explore their taste buds and learn basic skills with Picnic in the Park themed masterclasses in the Childrens Cookery Theatre, where Kiddy Cook will show them how to make finger sandwiches, jellies and chocolate bugs.

After a day of food and fun, foodies can relax and soak in the atmosphere with live music from the Entertainment Stage and a glass of bubbly or cocktail from the Giant Pimm’s Teapot or Captain Morgan Mojito Ship.

If you’re in the South West I think this will be a fantastic day out for the whole family – I’ll be popping a review up on it next week and I’ll be filming the day so look out for a video on my YouTube channel toooooooo!

The Weekend Post – #1

My weekend in pictures. A bit of partying. A LOT of painting and sanding 🙂

Probably the best selfie I’ve ever taken

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I jumped on the Primark tshirt bandwagon and busted out this bad boy. Yip, not much I love more than wifi 🙂

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Oh presents in the mail… how I love thee! I joined the #stationeryswaptastic swap organised by Innocent Charms Chats.  The awesome Vikki from Love From Mummy sent me these gorgeous gifts to feed my stationery addiction – you ROCK sweets!

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On Sunday we went to my friend’s little boys birthday tea – he turned 5 and is obsessed with all things Belle. Bless him. Although it’s debatable as whether this is Belle on the cake or a drag queen. haha!

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Sunday night = snack night, especially now the new series Home Fires has started! Dave really should be the cook in our house, he whips up stuff like this out of nothing. Love that boy.

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Our decking is coming along and yesterday we whipped up our benches out of the pallets we have left. It took me most of the day to sand those bad boys – now to paint and decorate… all the fun stuff! I’ve got more posts coming on how we did this if you’re interested.

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As we’re eating healthy, I decided to give a recipe in the Essentials magazine a go. It’s a vegetarian salad of butternut, sweet potato, beetroot, rocket, pomegrantate seeds and a delicious nutty dressing. YUMSVILLE.

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So that’s what we got up to this Bank Holiday weekend, pretty chilled.. lots of food and diy. Pretty good weekend all in all. What have you guys been up to?

I captured some of this in my weekly vlog this week – here it is if you have 30 mins to chill out and look at my awful hair.

Linking this up to THE WEEKEND POST linky over on the gorgeous Write Like No-One’s Watching blog – go check out more weekend shenanigans there by clicking the badge below!

Meal Planning Monday – 08/03/2015

So here’s what grub’s up for this week! Video of our grocery haul at the end of this post 🙂

Meals for this week: 

Monday: Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Tuesday: Utterly Scrummy’s Fish Pie

Wednesday: Cottage Pie & Veg

Thursday: Grilled Salmon, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Superfood Salad

Friday: Jacket Potatoes with Tuna/Sweetcorn & Salad

Saturday: Out for Dinner

Sunday: Roast Beef and all the trimmings

Here’s my grocery haul that I did yesterday – all food bought at Lidl – spend: £ 117

Linking up to At Home with Mrs M’s #mealplanningmonday

Meal Planning Monday