With a New Year comes new challenges, new adventures and a whole load of new possibilities. The best thing about getting this fresh start is that everybody is in the same mind set at the same time, it’s easier to achieve your goals when everyone is on the same page. January is a time to accept a new beginning and move on from whatever was dragging you down before. New Years Resolutions are a great thing to encourage you to become a happier you.

Here are 6 resolutions that I think everyone should give a shot!

 

1- Try Something New Every Day

Simple, yet effective. Setting yourself the challenge to do something you’ve never done or eat something you’ve never tasted will open you’re mind to so many possibilities. You will feel pride and accomplishment in yourself when you find new things you love.

 

2- Save

Buy a box that you can put money in, but cant take back out. Every day put £2 that you would usually spend on unnecessary snacks in there. By the end of the year, you’ll have £730 saved in there. Christmas bonus!

 

3- Go Your Own Way

It’s easy to get caught up following others lifestyles, doing things that don’t make you happy just to keep others smiling. Sometimes it’s okay to speak up and say what you would rather do. If nobody wants to listen, the go do it yourself.

 

4- Smile

That is all. Smile, it’s contagious.

 

5- Do a ‘Dryathalon’

You heard me. Choose a month and for that entire month… NO alcohol! Your body will thank you.

 

6- Look After You

Self care is not selfish. It’s one of the most important factors in life. If you don’t know how to look after yourself, you’re never going to be able to look after others.

 

Comment your resolutions below!

All the best for 2018,

Fiona x

Cute Easy Halloween Treats

Halloween is just around the corner! I was looking on pinterest this week for some cute baking ideas and came across a lot of fancy cakes and cookies but my favourite were some easy rice crispie treats. I say easy but, you have to be prepared to get your hands messy. Although the recipe is simple and there is no baking involved, they are an absolute mission to mould without getting sticky!!

I think these are a great, super cute and fun idea to do with kids, they literally take 15 minutes to make and the only washing up needing done after is a bowl, a spoon and your hands! Kids don’t mind getting sticky, so they’ll definitely be up for doing all the messy moulding.

 

 

   All you need is:

  • 180g of white mini marshmallows
  • 3tbsp butter
  • 3 cups of rice crispies
  • Food colouring to match your design
  • Decoration

 

Method:

Melt the butter in a pyrex bowl over a pot of boiling water, add in the marshmallows and mix until melted. Take off the heat and mix in the food colouring until you reach your desired colour then mix in the rice crispies until they are all coated in the marshmallows. Leave the mixture for a few minutes to cool slightly but not too much!

Now, the messy part. For the pumpkins, lightly grease your hands with butter and using a handful of mixture mould into ball shapes, stick a rolo and a green smartie on the top and viola! Rice crispie pumpkins!! You can either eat them now whilst they are warm, or stick them in the fridge to set further.

For the frankensteins, line a square tin with baking parchment and slightly grease. pour the mixture in and leave it to set in the fridge for an hour. Cut the set mixture into rectangles, using some melted chocolate stick on some googly eyes, squiggle on a brain and draw a straight line with some vertical lines over the top to represent a stitched mouth!

If pumpkins or frankensteins aren’t for you there is plenty of alternatives! You could leave the mixture white and mould some ghosts instead, or you could use black food colouring to make some spiders.

I would love to see how you guys get on making these! Send your pictures to me on twitter @FionaMeiklePT or comment them below!

Have a fantastic Halloween, 

Fiona x