How to organise your life

Hi everyone!

Today I will give you some useful tips on organising your life, and yes, I know not all of you are neat freaks, but that’s the great thing about these tips, they are for everyone, they are super easy and don’t cost you anything!

Tip no. 1

Make a list! This is so easy, but making a to do list for chores, a shopping list and even a to do list for homework can really turn your life around. If you want to go the extra mile you could even write down what time you’re going to do them.

Tip no. 2

Empty your room of rubbish. That’s  right, clean your room. Grab a couple of garbage bags, turn on some sweet tunes and fill the bags up with all the trash in your room. If you have any clothes you don’t want anymore, donate them, if there is that present from your great aunt that you got for Christmas hiding in the back of your closet, donate it or give it away. There’s no point trying to be organised if the place where you sleep is full of junk!

Tip no. 3

Organise your mail. This includes post, email and any other kind of mail. If you don’t like having to read a newspaper that you’ve accidentally stepped on, or opening an envelope that’s been half-chewed by your dog, then your saving grace is a basket attached to your door, so when your post arrives it falls right into the basket. Genius! Another idea is to get some magazine holders or some small baskets or boxes and organise you’re post into separate sections, for example, bills, work, parcels, junk mail and newspapers. For your email, simply delete all the emails you have already read and delete all your spam and junk mail. Once that is done, colour code your emails with what they’re related to. For example, blue for work, pink for friends and red for spam and junk. Et voilà, a rainbow coloured inbox!

Tip no. 4

Clear your computer desktop. Clear your screen of unnecessary items, such as old photos and documents you no longer need. This will keep your screen tidy, but you will also finally be able to see your screen saver!

Tip no. 5

Label your outfits. For school and work, this is perfect, simply make a tag, saying one of the days of the week, and hang it on your clothes hanger with all your clothes, so in the morning all you have to do is take the outfit that you’ve already chosen! So simple yet so effective!

Tip no. 6

Tired of those meddly charging cables? Problem solved! Make a charging station for free using an old shoebox, an extension cable, a pencil and some pretty wrapping paper or spray paint. Punch holes with the pencil in the longest side of the shoebox, big enough for the cable to go through easily. If you wanted to wrap it, wrap it before making the holes. Next, do the spray paint. Make a bigger square shaped hole on one of the short sides big enough for the extension cable. Put in your extension cable and plug in your chargers. Close the lid and there you go, an instant charging station!

Have fun!

Pippa xxx

Chocolate Mousse!

Hi everyone!

I have really been craving chocolate recently, so here is one of my favourite chocolatey recipes, drumroll please, Chocolate Mousse! This is super easy to make, super tasty and filling, and is best when served chilled to cool down your guests. Enjoy!

Ingredients
* 85g plain chocolate
* 1 tbsp cocoa powder
* ½ tsp vanilla extract
* 2 egg whites
* 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
* 50g full-fat Greek yogurt (or light if you’re on a diet!)
* handful raspberries to decorate
Method
* Chop the chocolate very finely and put it into a large bowl that will fit over a pan of simmering water. Mix the cocoa and vanilla with 2 tbsp cold water, and pour over the chocolate. Place the bowl over the gently simmering water, give it all a stir, then remove from the heat. Leave with the bowl of chocolate still over the water, stirring occasionally to check when melted.
* Stir the melted chocolate, it will be quite thick. Stir in 2 tbsp boiling water and the chocolate will immediately thin down and become silky smooth. Leave to cool slightly.
* Whisk the egg whites to fairly soft peaks, then whisk in the sugar until thick and glossy. Beat the yogurt into the cooled chocolate. Fold about one-third of the egg whites into the chocolate mix using a large metal spoon, then very gently fold in the rest of the whites until they are evenly mixed in – being careful not to over-mix or you will lose the volume of the mousse. Spoon into 4 small cups or (125-150ml) ramekins and chill for a couple of hours, or overnight.
* Place each mousse on a saucer or small plate. Top with a few raspberries, then dust with a little cocoa powder. Will keep for up to 2 days in the fridge.

Pippa xxx

recipe from bbc good food

Just a note to say…

Hi everyone!

Here’s just a note to say that I have officially finished my exams (does a mini celebration dance), and I am planning to do a lot more blogposts, so don’t forget to check up on my blog and see if anything new comes out!

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Pippa xxx

P.S does anybody have something they want to see on my blog? A recipe or something like that? If so, leave it in the comments, I am completely open to suggestions! 🙂

50 Followers!

Hi everyone!

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This is literally how I feel right now.

Over 50 followers!!!

*gasps*

I still can’t believe it.

*recovers*

Thank you soooooooo much, all those people out there who follow my blog, I really hope you like it, I really do mean it, I love you! ❤

Pippa xxx

P.S. next target: let’s get to 100 followers!!! XD

Tumblr. inspired decor

Hi everyone!

I’m sooo sorry I haven’t posted anything for ages, but I am now in exam season and things are a little stressful! Here’s a little DIY project that’s been going on in my room, I did it with a little twist, it was inspired by Youtube videos and tumblr. Enjoy!

First of all I grabbed a magazine, any magazine will do, and I cut out the letters I needed to make an inspirational quote, mine was from tumblr. too, and it said Young, Wild & Free. I liked this quote because it reflected the essence of horses, which was my theme.

Then I found some horsey pics off tumblr. and I printed them off. If you have any photos they would work as well, and then I stuck a small piece of blu-tack into each corner and arranged it in the shape of a heart.

If you like you can try making one yourself, it doesn’t take very long and looks so cool with some fairy lights!

Pippa xxx

DIY Face Masks, Part 2

Hi everyone!

Sorry it took a bit longer than planned, AKA a LOT, but I finally found a new recipe! This idea came to me because a reader suggested avocado, so, you guessed it, this wek is avocado face mask week! (Yay!)

Here’s the recipe, but before I do may I add the several benefits of avocado:

1. Avocado face masks are free from chemicals and synthetic ingredients that make them less allergic and skin irritating than the many store-bought beauty products;

2. Face masks using avocado as an ingredient are good for those who are having acne prone as well dry or sensitive skin.

3. The avocado face mask can reach the inner layers of the skin to impart elasticity to even the extremely dry skin.

4. They work wonders to slow down the aging process.

5. They are inexpensive and can be easily made at home using the natural ingredients easily available in your kitchen cabinet.

Take 1/4 ripe avocado and mash it up in a bowl until it turns lump free. Mix into the pulp 1 teaspoon of plain organic yogurt and 1/2 teaspoon of honey. Stir them well until you get a paste of equal consistency. Apply the mask onto your skin for 10-15 minutes or until it dries out. Rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat your skin dry with a soft towel before adding your fave moisturiser and enjoying your clear, fresh skin!

Have fun!

Pippa xxx

recipe from naturalbeautytips.co

Abstract Horse, no. 2

Hi everyone!

I’m nearly at the end of my mini-project, and I still can’t wait to see what it will look like when I’ve finished! Here is the second part, the galloping/cantering horse. The inspiration was the same as last time, and here it is!

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I really like the style and how you can improvise and make ‘mistakes’ without it looking wrong.

Pippa xxx