The Tuck Shop 90s Popcorn Mix

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Tuck Shop 90s Popcorn Mix

Your 90s snack dreams are about to come true.

I would like to apologise in advance for the amount of sugar you're going to want to consume after reading this post. It's slightly worrying that this is becoming a running theme in my foodie posts.

90s popcorn mix

For a 90s inspired recipe, I wanted to recreate one of my snack favourites. I knew I loved party rings, but I'd already recreated my own version a few months ago... yes, I do wish I was slightly more organised and had posted it this month, but never mind. I asked my Mum if she could remember anything I used to love eating, but there was just a never ending list. What can I say? I've always loved to eat anything covered in sugar. I was looking online for inspiration, then it came to me... popcorn.

Monday, 18 September 2017
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Easy 90s Inspired Nail Art Designs

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Easy 90s Inspired Nail Art Designs

There are two things that has come to light as a result of this post.

90s nail art designs

1. I saw a photograph recently of my nails, maybe taken a few years ago, and I was actually really shocked on how they looked. They were just so short and really badly maintained. I still definitely don't have the best nails in the world, but after my 17 promises, I am trying my hardest to look after them, and the results are showing.

2. This post actually got published. I was 90% sure this post wouldn't go ahead, not because I was very unorganised, but because this is my first nail art design I have ever done. I have tried to do some sort of "nail art" in the past and it just didn't happen.

barry m nail paint

If you haven't heard about why my September posts are all 90s based, where have you been?! You've already missed out on the cutest wallpapers ever, a playlist that will bring instant nostalgia, and a completely personalised fabric journal cover diy. For todays post, our nails are about to get 90s-fied. The oldest I was in the 90s was 10, and I don't think I was into painting my nails just yet, so I guess 16 years later is the perfect time to start.

Thursday, 14 September 2017
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90s Playlist: 50 Songs That Will Give You Instant Nostalgia

Sunday, 10 September 2017

90s Playlist: 50 Songs That Will Give You Instant Nostalgia

It's time to dust off your cd walkman, because we're going back to the 1990s.

From as young as I can remember, I have always been listening to and loving music. The majority of the 90s for me was spent buying the latest copy of 'Top Of The Pops' magazine, and getting up early on Saturdays, and jumping in front of the television waiting for my favourite pop stars to show on SMTV Live and CD:UK. A part of me slightly dreamed I would one day become a popstar, so I would make up dance routines and teach them to my friends in the playground, and spend hours reading over and learning the lyrics from every single CD I owned. There was always a lot of sound coming from my bedroom.

90s music flatlay

I also remember dragging my mum to Woolworths after school on Mondays so I could buy all the new CDs, because I HAD to have it first. The dedication was just top-notch. A little embarrassing story I'm going to share with you is when I was younger, I thought you had to buy 40 copies of a single to make it number 1, because it was the top 40, so you know... you probably don't know.

I was going to do your typical cheesy pop 90s playlist, but that has been done thousands of times before. Instead I have merged together a playlist; songs I loved to listen to back in the 90s, and 90s songs you'll catch me listening to now. Back in the day, I was really into my chart pop and artists like Steps, S Club 7, and A1. They always had catchy songs, and music very easy to make dance routines to. Nowadays I listen to all genres of music, and classic 90s songs always pop up from time to time. Songs I didn't even realise I knew until I heard them back.

Sunday, 10 September 2017
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How To Make A Fabric Journal Cover

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

How To Make A Fabric Journal Cover

I have been waiting to share this post for so long, and it's definitely a good one. I promise you, you're going to love it.

I was playing around with different designs in my head from around the start of the year, but I wasn't ready to 100% commit to anything yet. I don't know why, but when it comes to diys, I put absolutely everything I have into it. I make sure that I think about it from every angle, and make sure the materials are easily accessible for all, and it will be fun and achievable for everyone, no matter your skills level. My last diy was in April, and I would love to be able to post several diy's each month, but the perfectionist in me, well... hopefully soon I'll be able to grow an extra pair of arms and get them done much quicker. Anyway, let's start talking about todays creation.

diy fabric journal covers

I don't know about you, but I used to love covering my school books in the brightest coloured paper possible. It would always make it quicker and easier to find my book amoungst the pile of horrible muted tones, plus my love for personalising every little single thing I own, has been with me FOREVER. So to continue 90s month, we are creating the coolest fabric covers. If you're still at school, (and are allowed), you can cover your planners, or school books. You can cover your work diary, or bullet journal, your favourite sketchbook, absolutely anything you can dream of.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017
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My 90s Snackbox | Free Wallpaper

Saturday, 2 September 2017

My 90s Snackbox | Free Wallpaper

You may think September is all about the ending of summer (sob) and the start of everything autumnal, or a fresh new academic start, but September is much more than that; it's the month of my birthday. This means for one month, Little White Socks is turning to all things about ME! That might sound a little strange as clearly this blog is all about me, but things are about to get very 90s around here. I am indeed a 90s kid, and what's better than putting together posts inspired by my favourite things I loved from the 90s. Coming up this month with have diy's, food, a playlist, a very special freakshake, and so much more.

90s sweet biscuit wallpaper mobile tablet

First up, is a wallpaper set I am so in love with, I am having to change my wallpaper daily because I can't pick a favourite. 'My 90s Snackbox' is inspired by a very small selection of sweets and biscuits I was obsessed with as a child. I have given the love hearts a little make over with some modern sayings. Though, I have seen love hearts recently with emojis on. Not going to lie, it made me feel slightly old. Next up we have party rings. I recently spoke about my love of these, and recreated my own vegan party rings which I have been craving ever since. The final design are iced gems. I don't know about you, but when I was little (and even a little a lot older) I used to break off the icing and leave them in the bag, and eat all the biscuit part first. What can I say, I have a very sweet tooth. These are available on both mobile and tablet, and look great as lock and home screens.

Saturday, 2 September 2017
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How Blogging Changed My Life

Sunday, 20 August 2017

How Blogging Changed My Life

When you read a title as substantial as 'how blogging changed my life', you'd assume this post would be filled with all the big sponsorship deals I've had, and all the places I've been given the opportunity to visit, and how my blog has become a huge business I can concentrate on full-time. As amazing as all that sounds, and it really does, at this stage, blogging has changed my life in ways money or materialistic items couldn't buy. It's been changed with confidence, friendships, self-awareness, and a whole lot of growing. My blog was never meant to be a 'thing', it was meant to be a temporary fix. A hobby to pass the time, and allow me to focus on something, while the rest of my life was in chaos. Years on, it's given me passion and motivation in all aspects of my life, not just online. As heartbreaking as it would be, if I had to give up my blog next week for what ever reason, or I never made a single penny from my work, I know that I have gained personal skills that has changed the way I think and feel about myself, my work ethic, and the people around me for the rest of my life.

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Sunday, 20 August 2017
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Vegan Fruity Chia Jam Filled Cupcakes

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Vegan Fruity Chia Jam Filled Cupcakes

Yes, yes, yes.

I know I was supposed to be sharing a summer freakshake recipe (as for voted on my Twitter poll), but I envisioned these cupcakes, and when I have my mind set on something... I have to do it. You'll definitely forgive me once you see what freakshake I'm going to be making to celebrate my birthday next month, plus, have you seen how cute these cupcakes are?

Completely inspired by summer, the secret surprise to these cupcakes are the fruitist centre possible; chia jam. This is honestly the easiest jam to make, and it only needs 4 ingredients. I'm going to make this a staple in my fridge now, and if you have any left over from this recipe, you can spread it onto bread, crackers, stir it into your porridge, or just pile even more onto your cupcakes when serving. You can pick any fruit you like, but the riper it is, the tastier it will be, plus the smell is beautiful!

vegan chia jam cupcakes
Tuesday, 15 August 2017
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