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BAKING: Easter Medley Tray-Bake

A baking blog post – by me? Is this actually happen? It appears so. Last week I did some baking despite the fact I’m appalling at it well it didn’t involve an oven so. Seen as Easter is now over and the large majority of us will have loads of chocolate cluttering up our fridges I thought I’d share with you a little idea in order to throw it all into a creation and eat it all as quickly as possible I mean it’s summer soon who needs the temptation of a Malteser Easter egg? 

So to begin with the standard items you’ll need 100g of margarine, 3 tblspoon of golden syrup and 300g of chocolate – if you want to get rid of some Easter eggs to do this bit then that would work too! You’ll also need 200g of digestive biscuits no need to splash out on the McVities! Now this is where your choice comes in – I used 200g of Mini Eggs and about 100g of maltesers but if you are creatively inclined and want to experiment – go for it! 

  • Step One: Melt the margarine and the golden syrup in a pan on the hob until it’s all nice and mixed. 

I used all the golden syrup but I think I’d actually recommend not using as much as it seemed a bit ‘soggy’ 

  • Step Two: Put the digestives, maltesers and 100g of mini eggs into a sealed bag and bash away until it’s all crushed 
  • Step three: Begin to melt the chocolate either on the hob or in the microwave – I found doing it in sections was better rather than throwing it all in! 
  • Step four: Whilst keeping a close eye on the chocolate, move back over to the margarine and syrup and mix in the bashed up mixture until its all mixed in
  • Step Five: You will then need to grease a tray and pour the mixture into the bottom of it and then flatten and smooth it all out nicely
  • Step Six: Once the chocolate is all melted, you then need to pour it over the top of that mixture in the tray again smoothing and flattening it all out! 
  • Step Seven: Take the reminder of your mini eggs and again bash them all under before sprinkling them on top of the chocolate
  • Step Eight: Finally put the tray into the fridge and leave to set until its hard – I feel this will vary so just do what you think is right.

DONE! Share them around your family and feel relieved at the fact that you no longer have tempting chocolate lying in your fridge! 

                             Lydia xx

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Sleep Hypnosis: Does it really work?

Sleep is a topic that has been discussed SO much recently. Only the other day I was watching the news when it was discussing the rising rates of children and adults with insomnia and difficultly sleeping – I 100% fall amongst this category and recently I’ve struggled ridiculously with my sleeping pattern only getting to sleep sometimes at like 6 which is awful! One thing I’ve tried and tested in order to help me is sleep hypnosis. 


I do engage in sleep hypnosis quite often sometimes multiple times a week so I think I do have a lot of experiences on whether or not it works so I wanted to share these experiences with you and hopefully help out some of you who struggle like me. 

The way I do this is through YouTube – late one night before Christmas I was just willing to try anything so I just googled sleep hypnosis and tried it out. From what I remember it partially worked I fell asleep and then woke up later. Since then I’ve tried it many a times and sometimes it really has saved my life and got me to sleep. However I do feel that it only works if you are already quite tired, I generally only use it when I’ve already been up for ages so at that point I am already shattered! But when I’ve tried it say as soon I’ve gone to bed it hasn’t worked mainly because I’m not at the point of being overly tired.  

Personally, I’d recommend Michael Sealey on YouTube as I’ve found he is the best – he has so many different types of sleep hypnosis, some I like and some I just don’t but I think it’s a case of trial and error to find the best for you. 
Have you ever tried sleep hypnosis or have any tips on dealing with insomnia?

                            Lydia xx

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How to increase blog traffic: Advice as a newbie!

So I have this blog now for over a month which will seem like nothing to some of you lot who have been doing this for years! But in this time i’ve done a lot, a lot, a lot of research – reading blog posts on SEO tips, blog traffic and all things stats. Some people don’t like stats but i do focus on them (sorry!) and reading blogging tips posts are my absolute favourite as i just find it so interesting. I thought i’d share with you my blog traffic tips as a new blogger, and share how i’ve grown my blog in the first month or so of blogging as i’m really proud of my growth so far.

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My Favourite Make-Up Products

Only more recently in my life have i established and developed a set make-up routine – i used to swap and change products all the time but now i have my set products that i repurchase opposed to trying out different ones all the time like i used to, so i thought i’d share these with you.

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Why I Hate Blogging!

Okay so hate might be a strong word, but they are some things i find really hard or can’t quite get my head around about blogging! I have only had this blog for a month so i though i’d write this post now and then look back further into my blogging life and see if anything has changed!

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‘How-to’ de-stress

Well hello to you my reader chums! With the everyday routine, celebratory events and all life throws in between, stress can become a regular occurrence. It’s something everybody has to deal with no matter what, but there’s many easy ways to cope with it. For my how to, here’s 5 ways to help you de-stress.

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Weekly Round-Up #2

My second little weekly round- up post, going to also link all the new posts on my blog this week from both me and guest bloggers so please click the images to go read those great posts!

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How to Create Your Own Workout Plan! - By Lydia

HOW-TO/10 TIPS TO SURVIVING ANXIETY 

DIY/ HOW TO MAKE A VISION BOARD

FAVOURITE BLOGGER POSTS OF THE WEEK:

Should we celebrate numbers in the blogging world? – mariaj.co.uk

Maria runs one of my favourite bloggers to read, if a new post pops up i will always read! This one was about celebrating blogging milestones and whether or not that is seen as being frowned upon in the blogging community. Really interesting and relatable post! I commented my view on the topic over on her blog in the comments!

Behind the Blogger: 25 Facts About Me – theanxiouscanadian.com 

Melissa’s facts post was also one of my fave – i love reading them and i haven’t read too many recently actually so this was a nice thing to pop into my inbox. Melissa is part of the #HerEditionTeam and has wrote for this blog before (she wrote the Tips on how to survive Anxiety post linked above – go read!) So i just love her blog and this post was a lovely light read

I haven’t read many blogs this week as i’ve been snowed under with deadlines, but they are just my top picks! Don’t forget to head over to there blogs and comment, tell them you came from this post so they come and take a look – whatever you like!

Lydia x

 

 

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10 Tips on ‘How-to’ Survive Anxiety

Over time, I have been asked on more than one occasion for tips regarding how one goes about surviving anxiety. So, I have decided to post a list of the top ten things that I have found help.

Please note, I am not a physician, so none of these tips will “cure” anxiety; they will simply help you on your journey.

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How to Create Your Own Workout Plan! – By Lydia

In the lead up to summer a lot of us will be wanting to work on our ‘bikini bods’ – but i just feel this post will help a lot of us, including myself, who want to up our fitness level and just become generally fitter and healthier. Going to the gym/exercising isn’t just something that people do in order to lose weight, it’s also a great thing to have in everyone’s lives as exercise generally leads to happier feelings and in my opinion, just a general sense that you’ve done something that day! So this might be a slightly longer post but i hope it it will be beneficial to us all, before i start just a slight disclaimer: i’m quite clearly not a qualified PT or anything of the sort, i’m just a girl whose been to a few gyms in her time and thought i’d be a fun thing to write about…

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Weekly Round-Up #1

This is the first post of a new series on my blog that loaaddssss of others do which is just the basic weekly round-up! I’m going to focus mine mainly on blogs/posts i’ve loved this week and may occasionally through a few random life updates in there.

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#1 – skinnedcartree.com  

  • Corinne is just amazing, i’ve enjoyed reading her blog before but rediscovered the love when an old post of hers appeared on my Twitter Newsfeed (i mean do you see already, this girl is amazing, she’s got me reading a blog post from 6 months ago?!) How I got my DA to 45 – so from then onwards i pretty much read all of her relevant ‘Blog Tips’ and i feel like i’m now a blogging expert…well i will try. Whether you are a new blogger like me, or you just want a good blog read – Corinne is the one for you!

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#2 – millieonhearts.com

  • I found millie’s blog in a #GRLPOWR chat last week and it’s so beautiful! I am in complete awe of her layout/design/photography – everything! I’ve particularly been loving her  Travel Diaries, they are just making me so jealous yet so ready for summer! Even if you don’t have time to read just yet, take a look at Milena’s whole blog design – she’s winning!

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#3 – lalsiee.com

  • I just had to mention lauren in my weekly round-up, as she is the inspiration behind these posts! I absolutely love her Merry Mondays series, i just think its really nice to read about peoples lives and what they’ve done that week – it’s a cute little read. Lauren’s also part of the #HerEditionTeam so look out for more posts off her in the future. Lauren also hosted the #bloggerssparkle chat which i did get involved in and was so much fun – i’m loving blogger chats so much.

     Lydia X