DIY Popcorn Mix Gift Box

Monday, 11 December 2017

DIY Popcorn Mix Gift Box

If you're new here, and have happened to just stumble upon my blog, hello my name is Aycan, and I’m addicted to making popcorn.

But not just any popcorn.

Regulars to my blog and social media would have seen me share my popcorn recipes, which are usually filled with a lot of fun and tasty things, and so much more than just popcorn. For example, my 90s popcorn mix which includes party rings, pink wafers, and rainbow drops, and my crushed micro egg popcorn mix, which includes layers of chocolate, chocolate, and just a lot more chocolate.

popcorn mix gift box
Monday, 11 December 2017
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10 Ways To Stay Motivated While Blogging This Christmas

Sunday, 10 December 2017

10 Ways To Stay Motivated While Blogging This Christmas

Christmas, (and well winter in general), is one of the hardest times to stay motivated and stick to your usual blogging schedule. As much as you love your blog, there is a whole lot of better things you'd want to be doing right now instead of blogging.

I hear you!

As soon as December hits, we lose all sense of commitment. Part of us know we deserve a break, but the other half still wants to get content out. We can't exactly push Christmas back, so we know it's ok if our posts are a few days weeks late. December is such a packed month, and throw blogging into the mix, it's a lot to handle! If you're just like me and are still going to be working hard throughout December and into the new year, here are some useful tips to keep you motivated.

festive beauty lifestyle flatlay
Sunday, 10 December 2017
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'Tis The Season | Free Christmas Wallpapers

Saturday, 9 December 2017

'Tis The Season | Free Christmas Wallpapers

How are you enjoying blogmas so far?

I'm asking like you're going to answer back... but please do in the comments below.

So far we've made our homes and tastebuds feel super festive, now it's time for our mobiles and tablets to get a Christmas makeover!

christmas wallpaper
Saturday, 9 December 2017
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Homemade Hand Embroidery Christmas Cards

Friday, 8 December 2017

Homemade Hand Embroidery Christmas Cards

Have you started writing your Christmas cards yet? Well hopefully not, because I have some homemade hand embroidery card ideas for you to try. I always love receiving homemade cards, and it’s something that I always end up keeping.

hand embroidery christmas card

Not only do I love receiving them, I love making them. To be honest, I love making most things, (if only I had the time) but there’s something about Christmas that calls for homemade. I guess with so much being mass produced, it’s nice to make things a little more personal.

Friday, 8 December 2017
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Festive Gingerbread Truffles

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Festive Gingerbread Truffles

I don't like Christmas pudding.

There you go, I said it.

I feel like I'm committing a Christmas crime, and I'm going to be banished from any festive activities for the next 10 years. Despite me not liking Christmas puddings, I wanted to keep with the festive theme this Blogmas, so I've used them as my decoration inspiration. How cute do they look?! Not only do they look great, but they taste amazing. Not a horrible pudding taste, but a rich and indulgent taste of warming ginger, and a sweet chocolate coating.

festive gingerbread truffles
Thursday, 7 December 2017
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DIY Christmas Stocking Garland

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

DIY Christmas Stocking Garland

I have such a fun diy post for you today. Maybe it's one of my favourites.

I said maybe, I'm in love with every single one of my diys, it's hard to pick a favourite.

We hang our stockings on the fireplace, but how about decorating your home with this Christmas stocking garland? They are made up of mini stockings, which does mean you can't fill them with treats, but it will look so lovely, and extremely festive!

Just like with my other diys this blogmas, they're ideal to be made by anyone, no matter your skills set. There is even a free printable so all you'll need to do is print, trace, cut out and sew. It's may sound like a lot to a complete newbie, but trust me when I say it looks way more complicated than it actually is.

diy christmas stocking garland
Wednesday, 6 December 2017
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Black Cherry Hot Chocolate

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Black Cherry Hot Chocolate

I was never a huge fan of hot chocolate.

It wasn't the chocolate part I never liked, it was the hot part.

I sound a little strange right now, but I never drank tea or coffee, so hot chocolate was never on my top list of drinks to devour. I'm always pretty warm, so a hot drink just made things a lot worse. This all changed in February 2009, while I was in Paris during a college trip. I was absolutely freezing and my tutor could see me suffering and was kind enough to offer to buy me a warm drink. She was slightly shocked when I said I don't drink anything hot, but with a bit of persuasion, she brought me a hot chocolate. I don't know if it was because I was that cold, or because it was that delicious, but since that moment, I became a converted hot chocolate fan.

dairy-free black cherry hot chocolate
Tuesday, 5 December 2017
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