Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Perfect Food Pairs | 2014 Blogger Challenge

The #2014BloggerChallenge topic this week is Perfect Pairs. And after thinking long & hard about which two things just work perfectly together, and I came to one conclusion - FOOD. 

We all have snacks and nibbles that just make our lives that little bit better with their harmonious flavours. So I thought I'd share some with you guys, and maybe throw in a few of my own inventions.

Bacon & Maple Syrup
When I first heard about this combination I was sure it would be horrible. But after reluctantly trying a piece, I fell in love! 

Celery & Cheddar Cheese
A far healthier option, but probably just as delicious! Try experimenting with different types of cheese too! If you're not a fan of cheese, try houmous instead. 

Strawberries & Cream
The old favourite, but still mouth-watering even now! 

Now one that I haven't tried...

Potato Chips (or crisps) in a Sandwich!
Apparently the crunch works with the bread, but I can't imagine it! Maybe when I'm in the mood for trying new things I'll give it a go?

What are your favourite food combinations?

Love Sian xox

Monday, 18 August 2014

Print Splodge!

When we were young, we all dreamt about starting are dream business, and becoming successful entrepreneurs. Now I don't know how many of you actually carried out these dreams, but I want to tell you about someone you did - my best friend Imogen.

She started a business called Print Splodge. Print Splodge makes customised shirts, hoodies, bags and garments in whatever style you want. You can choose the colour of your piece of clothing, and how and what you want the writing to be like. It's all hand-printed so it's amazing quality, and at really good prices! The personalised t-shirt prices start at just £6 - nowhere else is better! You can also send her your own shirt, and Imogen can print it for you!

It all started off as just an idea, which needed a lot of planning and time. But unlike most of us, she took it to the next level. She's a real inspiration to me, and she should be to you to!

Her business has only just started, but I want you to give it all the support you can, as I think it could go really far. Here's how to contact her:

instagram: @printsplodge
email: printsplodge@gmail.com

Feel free to email her for extra detail, and to find out all her amazing deals on clothing!

Let's all help Imogen start up her business, so next time you want to get a present for a friend you know where to go! They make amazing gifts, and items for a team event! Please give her some support, I'm sure you'd appreciate it if you were in her position.

Have you thought about starting a business?

Love Sian xox

Thursday, 14 August 2014

No Mosquito!

I love holidays in hot places, but a pet peeve of mine is mosquitoes. Those little insects have the power to completely change my holiday. I happen to react pretty badly to mosquito bites, so anything that can prevent them is a god send.

So when I heard that you could get an app to help keep away mosquitoes, you can imagine my reaction.

Meet No Mosquito!

No Mosquito is an app that plays a sonic sound (which can't be heard by humans) to repel mosquitoes. You can adjust the frequency of the sound, the time in which it's playing and other factors. 

When on holiday, I'll switch the app on and I can switch off my phone (to save battery). I'll leave it on while I'm outside, and I'm not completely sure it's just the app, but so far I haven't got bitten! 

Maybe it's just mental, but it makes me feel more secure when I have this on. So if you're anxious about getting bitten by mosquitoes, I recommend this app!
Just search No Mosquito on the App Store.

Do you hate mosquitoes? How do you prevent getting bitten?

Love Sian xox 

Friday, 8 August 2014

Youtubers You Should Know About

At this moment in time I am probably on an airplane, getting off the airplane or in the airport. But that doesn't matter - you are still getting a post!

I am going to talk about a few youtubers who haven't got the popularity they deserve, and I think with your help, we should put them on the map! They are still fairly popular, but I think they should go further. So without further a do, here are the lesser-known faces of youtube.

1. Sarah Close
Sarah is an amazing singer, who has such a unique and beautiful voice. I listen to her videos on repeat! She always manages to make my favourite songs sound that much better! I wish she would create some original music soon, because I need her voice on my iTunes playlist. She is so talented, and I recommend you all go check her out on youtube and subscribe! 

2. Tyde Levi
Brother of the famous Troye Sivan, Tyde started his channel very recently. His videos are funny, well made and just overall very good! I think he deserves more subscribers as the standard of his videos are very high. He also has more popular youtubers like Tyler Oakley and Troye Sivan in his videos, so it's always nice to see more of them on his channel. Go subscribe!

3. SacconeJolys
Much like the Shaytards, this cute Irish family make daily vlogs. They have two kids now (Amelia and Eduardo), who are adorable, and never fail to brighten my day. They also have separate channels with amazing recipes and other fun videos very regularly. I love their videos, and if you like light-hearted long vlogs then definitely subscribe!

What Youtubers do you think should be more popular?

Love Sian xox

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Sims 3

I'm sure most of you will have heard of The Sims 3. 

The Sims 3 is a life simulation video game, where you can create 'Sims' (people) and act out their lifes. You can choose what they look like, their character traits and their aims in life. You can get jobs, have a family, get pets, develop skills and basically live their life for them. The original Sims 3 just comes with the option to manage Sims, but you can buy expansion packs like Pets, Into the Future and Island Beach. At the moment I only have the Pets expansion pack.

This may sound like a strange concept at first, but I have to tell you, it's extremely addictive. I found out about it some time last year, and decided that I have to buy it. I love creating families, and making different situations. I also love creating and building my houses, and I feel like a complete interior designer. 

Another exciting news is that Sims 4 is coming out soon! So if you're intrigued by this post, and want to give Sims a go, wait till Sims 4 comes out and you'll be nicely treated!

Have you played Sims before?

Love Sian xox

Friday, 1 August 2014

Film Sequels That I Want to See | 2014 Blogger Challenge

I have always been a massive fan of films, and going to the movies, so this #2014BloggerChallenge topic is perfect for me. When I watch a good film, I am always desperate for a sequel - so here are a few films that should be continued (hint hint) or are going to be, and I can't wait to see! 

1. Avatar
With those amazing special effects, and unique story line, there has to be a sequel. But I'm afraid the sequel will be worse and let me down!

2. The Avengers

I love this series of movies, and I can't wait for the sequel. Each time one ends, I'm dying for another!

3. Grown Ups
I loved the first two - they were both hilarious - so why not bring out a third!

4. Frozen
Everyone loved, and is still loving this unique animation. Maybe not straight away, but I'm looking forward to seeing Frozen 2 at the cinemas.

5. X-Men
So many movies, in so many different places in time, but they still manage to intrigue me. A definite favourite of mine, and I could watch them forever!

What movies do you want to see more of? 

Love Sian xox