‘Doubt Kills More Dreams than Failure Ever Will’ You go wrong when you don’t believe in yourself. Failure isn’t the part that will end up crushing all of your dreams, it’s when you doubt yourself and your abilities. If you really dream of achieving something, […]
‘The Best View Comes After the Hardest Climb’
Things won’t just get handed to you in life. You have to work for everything. But with all of that hard work, you will get the most rewarding results. You will hit low points, unable to see any way out of that state, but just keep climbing, no matter how tough and steep it may be, because you will be so proud of yourself when you find success at the end of it all. And when you feel down and think it’s all just a waste of your time, keep your head held high and continue to keep aiming and working for your goals, as you can do it. Everything is possible!
Oh my goodness gracious me, can you believe it’s Christmas Eve, because I for one find it hard to believe!! This month has raced by… this entire year has to be honest! But, I thought today I would look back through the month of December […]
One thing I always remember doing every Christmas Eve before bed as a child was throwing some reindeer food out on my garden. I always thought it was soooo much better than putting out some carrots and water, so here’s a simple way for children to make their own reindeer food.
What you need:
- Edible glitter
- Cake decorations
The most important part of the reindeer food are the oats and raisins, to help give those reindeer enough energy for the entire night.
Then you definitely need to add a bunch of different cake decorations, or anything else that’s edible and you feel like those little reindeer would like to munch on.
Last, but not least, no one can forget to add glitter, as this is what will sparkle and glisten in the moonlight, capturing the attention of the reindeer! Just make sure that it’s an edible glitter, and not one you would use for crafts, as you don’t want those reindeer getting ill.
I love how simple this reindeer food is, and I also love the memories of getting everything prepared for Santa and the reindeer on Christmas Eve. I hope that the love of the tradition of making reindeer food on Christmas Eve will be enjoyed by another little soul now, since as a child it used to be something that I was always excited to do and get prepared.
I for one feel like December is rushing by, and that might mean that some of you are still a bit stuck for what to get as some of your final presents or little stocking fillers for friends and family, so I’m going to give […]
I’ve always seen these adorable canvas’ all over Pinterest, and always been so obsessed with them, knowing that one day I would make one myself, and that day has come! My canvas consists of a melted rainbow crayon background with the words ‘Merry Christmas’ written […]
One of my favourite things to bake, other than cakes, are mini meringue kisses. They’re sooo easy to make, and definitely a massive hit!
- 150g granulated sugar
- 3 egg whites
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Food colouring
Step 1- Preheat oven to 110oC, and cover a baking tray with baking paper
Step 2- Whisk egg whites in a large bowl until it forms stiff peaks (For this I would highly recommend using an electrical whisk, as I don’t have one of these at university, and end up having to get my whole flat involved, helping me whisk, so it takes longer than normal)
Step 3- Whisk in half of the sugar
Step 4- Fold in the other half of the sugar, and the vanilla extract
Step 5- Put lines of food colouring within the piping bag, and fill it with the meringue mixture
Step 6- Pipe the mini meringue kisses onto the baking tray, and put it in the oven for 1 hour. Let the meringues cool slightly before attempting to remove them or else they could possibly break
I really love this recipe, but it does result in me eating an excessive amount of meringues, as they’re too good not to eat!!
Let me know if you try out the recipe, and what your thoughts are.
Even though around Christmas time it might seem a bit busier, as people rush around trying to get everything ready, and making sure that everything’s perfect, in reality I love Christmas time, and see it as more of a chilled, relaxed time of year. So, […]