Sunday, 28 December 2014

Christmas 2014 | The Witt Family

Hey Everyone i hope you all had an amazing Christmas!
I wanted to share with you the snaps i took over the last couple of days!
We had a wonderful Christmas probably one of the best so far with the children as they were both at the age where they are understanding more about father christmas and starting our Traditions!

It was the night before Christmas...

And the morning of the big day had finally arrived!

Christmas Breakfast consisted of Pancakes, bacon & maple syrup yum!

Heres a short video of how our christmas 2014 went..


Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Starting new traditions | Christmas Eve Basket

Ive just put the children Christmas Eve Basket out by the tree for tomorrow. I am so very excited to see the look on their faces in the morning lets just hope they don't think its Christmas just yet!

Our usual tradition is always new Pj's & a couple of new Christmasy books but this year i thought id added a few extra bits. Most of these items are very useful! 
Including plates/ bowls & cutlery ( all Christmasy designed ha! )
Ive also thrown in snowman FUN from lush which is a 4 in 1 play-doh washing bar.
A DIY 'santa stop here' sign
pair of christmas socks
note pad and pen set
A new personalised christmas eve plate

Heres a video of exactly whats in the basket the price and where its from!


Monday, 22 December 2014

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas!

I really wanted to share these very inexpensive yet cute homemade gift ideas with you that i made a few weeks back ready for friends and family!

I made the Reindeer Hot chocolates for Alisters school teachers for the end of term as a thank you, he   pretty much made these as they are very easy to do and fun!

I love the personalised mugs using sharpie pens! Such a creative and cheap gift. This one would also be great for children to get involved in.

Gingerbread biscuit  Jar gift. I thought the idea of layering ingredients up to make a specific gift would be great for any friend or family member, sometimes not everyone has the time to do it from scratch so this is a great little gift that only requires a bowl, 1 egg and 1 cup of butter! Easy to find baking recipes to suit everyone also!

Watch my video to see exactly what you need and how to make them!


Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Christmas Gift Ideas for Her 2014!

I love this time of year browsing online and in-store for the perfect gifts for family and friends and for myself if I'm honest! I really wanted to share some of the products i have come across which not only would i buy for other people but i would absolutely love for myself and hopefully this might also give you some ideas if your struggling to find the perfect gift for Christmas!

1- Yves Saint Laurent Opium Black- Now my mum has always loved the Opium Original and to be perfectly honestly the original scent is not my cup of tea at all! But the new Black addition is divine. I personally would say this scent if for the younger lady, its a very sweet and girly scent although if thats what your into than go for it! I also love the glitter bottle. This fragrance would be great for a New Years Eve party! RRP- £42 -30ml- £90 -100ml

2- GHD limited edition rose gold straighter- Ok so I've never owned GHD's before! But i used to use my sisters years back and all my friends have them!  These are such beautiful looking straighteners in this lovely rose gold metallic colour, not only are GHD the best hair straighteners out there. GHD's heat unto 230c in just 30sec and these specific straighteners come with a sleep mode so they automatically turn off after 30 mins. Id also love to try and curl my hair with these! RRP £130

3- Clarisonic Mia 2 skin cleansing system - I actually have requested one of these for Christmas! As your aware my skin is forever playing up so hoping this will help it out a bit!  "The Clarisonic Mia 2 Sonic Skin Cleansing System uses a patented sonic frequency of more than 300 movements per second to clean, soften and smooth skin. In just 60 seconds, the action removes more makeup and more dirt and sebum than cleansing with your hands alone. Removing more dirt and sebum from your pores also helps prepare for a better skin care regime."   I thought id paste that in above as i tells you exactly what it does! I think any woman or even teenager with problematic skin would love this gift! RRP £120

 4- Olivia Burton dot dial leather watch- Im currently in need of a new watch, I've had my Skagen for a few years and its pretty scratched up! The plain jane i am i was so drawn to this classic looking watch by Olivia Burton , i love the dot detail on the dial and the brown leather strap. Its a dainty but not blingy and thats what i like! Its a bargain price to at RRP £65. It also comes in a few other 
colours to.

5- Joules Cream check Heyford Scarf- Me the scarf obsessed woman that i am i had to include a tartan one! I definitely believe you can never have too many! This checked scarf from Joules is the perfect winter staple to throw on any time of day. I love the different autumnal colours and the size ( its nice and oversized but not too big!) RRP £24.95

6- Whistles small patch work clutch- Im in love with this leather clutch from whistles! I actually had my eyes on the clutch which was holographic all over but than i saw this one which was more subtle! I think the added glitzy patches makes the clutch much more interesting and i think it would go with pretty much my whole evening wardrobe since i wear a lot of navy but with the holographic patch it technically means this clutch will pair with most outfits of any colour result! RRP £55

What are you hoping for Christmas?


Friday, 12 December 2014

My Autumnal Everyday Makeup!

I posted a video which i will link below of my current everyday makeup look, I love this time of yeah because my complexion goes back to the norm ( pale!) and i can bring out the beautiful warm colours for my eyes and cheeks for an everyday look.

Although i love my lipsticks and have too many which i rarely use to be honest! It is nice to pop on a bold lip for an evening with a subtle smokey eye. Im looking forward to a few dinner parties/ evenings I'm going to so i can make the most of of those lipsticks i really don't get a chance to use!

Anyway so here is my very basic and quick Autumnal Makeup look that i have been wearing practically everyday for the last 1-2months!

Loreal colour appeal eye shadow beige platinum ( can't find online)


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Violets outfits | November

Thought id share some of Violets Outfits, this is actually quite requested but as you can probably tell on previous videos she's quite camera shy so thought pictures would be best!
Let me know if you'd like to do this as a monthly post.

Dress- NEXT
Tights- NEXT
Boots- UGG

Dress/tunic- NEXT
Jeans- H&M
Shoes- Mothercare
Bow-The Bow Boutique

Top- Nutmeg (Morrisons)
Leggings- Nutmeg (Morrisons)
Coat- Joules
Boots- UGG
Bow- The Bow Boutique

Top- Nutmeg- ( morrisons)
Skirt- GAP
Tights- GAP
Shoes- Mothercare ( little bird)
Bow- TBB

Dress- Boden
Cardigan- Charity Shop
Tights- H&M
Shoes- Mothercare ( little bird)
Bow- Tesco clip


Sunday, 30 November 2014

Breakfast Ideas | November

Heres some breakfast's I've had over the month of November, as you can tell i hate having the same thing every day i love switching it up a lot!

2 egg spinach omelette, half avocado & latte.

Porridge with raw milk, tsp honey, blueberries & sprinkle of cinnamon with water.

Home-made Date & Nut Bread absolutely delicious! natural yogurt with fresh pineapple & blueberries with a cup of tea! 

Slice of wholemeal toast with cashew nut butter, half banana sliced and half on the side with a black coffee.

Slice of wholemeal toast with butter and 1 poached egg with a caramel latte.


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Advent Calendars 2014 & GIVEAWAY!!

I thought id share a few of the different Advent Calendars that are out this year.
Theres is so many to choose from an Advent to suit everyone i think!

1- Lego Advent for the little boy or even teenager in the house! this is such a fun idea finding a new 'christmasy' lego person each day! More than id like to spend to be honest on an advent at £26-£28. lego They do have a few choices including star wars version and the girly 'friends' version.

2- Playmobil- This is like the lego one you open each day to receive a figurine or Playmobil piece to go towards the finished theme. Again it comes in a boy version and slightly cheaper at £16-£18 playmobil

3- Ciate mini manicure advent- I love this! this would be perfect for a teenager or if you fancy nail polish yourself why not treat yourself! You receive a 23 5ml mini nail polishes and 13.5ml ( full size) polish some are limited edition 'christmas' polishes or beads! its worth £128 but you pay £49 Ciate

4-Button Bag DIY advent- I have have this advent for my two, i brought the kit about 2 years ago and think its very cute and easy to personalise with their names and you can add your own advent gifts/treats. Its a do it yourself kit so great if your looking for a project for yourself to do or you can even get your child to help you. And of course the best bit is that is reusable! its £15.95 so very reasonable since you can use it every year. Button Bag

5-Lindt bear advent - For you chocolate lovers why not go for the Lindt bear advent. Behind each door you'll find 3 mini bears, 3 gold reindeer, 6 mini truffles, 6 snowballs, 5 Neapolitans and door 25 is a full size chocolate surprise! all for £9.99. Lindt

6- English tea shop advent- Tea lovers out there this advent is for you! This beautiful box contains 25 different tea bags ( 13 different flavours) all 'holiday' themed so perfect for this time of year! £10.98

7- Boots No7 Advent- Boots have a sell out calendar for the No7 lovers out there.. worth £135 but only pay £35 your receive 25 products ranging from skincare, makeup & much more! This box is hard to get hold of but can be found on places like ebay and even in some stores! boots no7

8- You Beauty Calendar- I came across this advent when searching for the best calendars around and i have to say i was very impressed with the contents. Again like all the above you receive 24 high end products some full size for £49.95 the box itself is worth £240! This box is definitely for a beauty lover with a taste for more indulgent products! You beauty

9- Traditional Advent- This is a beautiful traditional style advent by Alison Gardiner. A3 in size. Behind each door is a charming illustration of different 'Christmasy' themed rooms around the house. At only £6.95 its a real bargain Traditional Advent

As a little thank you for supporting my blog & youtube channel I've gone and brought a Ciate advent for 1 lovely person to win! All you have to do is enter the rafflecopter below it will last for 5 days only and i will post ASAP! International shipping!!

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Sunday, 23 November 2014

Doing abit at a time | Wrapping ideas.

Ive started my Christmas wrapping! shock horror i know what your all thinking.. you probably all thought id be on it every year anyway and be fully wrapped and organised but to be perfectly honest i hate wrapping with a passion!

Graham usually does the majority of the wrapping because 1 i buy all the gifts and 2 i just don't have the patience! Having said that I've bitten the bullet and started wrapping up this weekend and feels really good to do bits at a time.

Usually i buy cute and fancy wrapping paper but this year i thought id go for something different for the friends and family. I have opted for the average brown paper with cute tags, ribbons and i got this gorgeous stamp from amazon for only £2.60 stamp just to add an extra christmasy feel to it!

Heres a mixture of my current supplies from lots of different stores from ASDA, WILKO, 99P store and amazon!

I also love nothing more then putting gifts into pretty tissue paper and christmasy gift bags!
Its a quick and easy way to present a gift without too much faff either.

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