Sunday, 27 December 2015

My Festive OOTD | December 2015

My Festive OOTD | December 2015
Sunday, 27 December 2015
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I really hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, what ever plans you had with family and friends. For today's post, I thought I would share with you my outfit from Christmas Day:



 I only managed to get a few snaps because it was such a hectic day!
But, I managed to pick up this gorgeous dress from River Island on Christmas Eve while out with my family. There was only one left on the rail and it just happened to be my size...so of course it was meant to be! My sisters and I love getting a bit more dressed up with dresses and nice makeup on Christmas because it just feels a little more special, even though in reality we will just be chilling, spending time with family and eating all day!

I feel like this outfit would also be good for New Years parties or any upcoming occasion because of its monochrome print, it makes it quite a flexible piece. I can already tell how much of a staple and favourite this dress is going to become in my wardrobe.

Let me know in the comments: What do you like to do/wear on Christmas Day?



xx

The CHAI Tea Post. ☕

The CHAI Tea Post. ☕

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The secret is out: I am a self confessed chai tea addict.

I am that type of person who drinks hot drinks all year round, and I seem to go for tea much more than coffee. I have drunk MANY cups and types of tea, but for the last few months, chai has been my absolute favourite!

I thought I would make a post to share with you the best chai teas I have found (trust me I've tried a lot!) that are quite easy to find in most supermarkets.

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Five Days To Go...

Five Days To Go...
Sunday, 20 December 2015
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It's actually crazy how quickly advent has flown by and Christmas has approached, it honestly feels to me like it was the summer holidays only last week...Bur I can't believe there is only five days left to go until the big day!

I just wanted to make this little post to combine a few wintery photos of things that have made my December  festive, and I also wanted to wish you all a beautiful, magical Christmas this year: 
❣ make the last few days of 2015 count 



Lots of love,
-Monochrome Roses x

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Festive Shortbread Puppies ❄

Festive Shortbread Puppies ❄
Sunday, 13 December 2015
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As a lot of you will know, I love to bake. So as Christmas is approaching I decided to start baking some treats for my family. I got a cookie cutter in the shape of a puppy when I was on holiday last year and I completely forgot I had it until I spotted it in my baking drawer the other day. So...I had to make some puppy-shaped biscuits!



I also tried to make them a little bit christmassy by adding a red nose to some of them!

I used a basic shortbread recipe of:

175g butter
50g caster sugar
175g self-raising flour

(Makes 12-14)

and then I split the mixture in half, mixing one with vanilla extract and chocolate chip toppings; and the rest with salted caramel extract, and topped with some fudge pieces and a cranberry to make the facial features.





These went down a treat in my family, especially as we are all dog-lovers! I also think a few of these would be such a lovely Christmas present too.

I hope this has inspired you to do some fun and festive baking. Let me know if you like these sort of posts because I can definitely do more, and there are loads of recipes that I can't wait to try out soon.


Hope you are having a happy & merry December.



xx




Sunday, 6 December 2015

My First GRAZE box | Review

My First GRAZE box | Review
Sunday, 6 December 2015
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So I had heard all of the hype about Graze Subscription Boxes that I just had to get my hands on one to try them out for myself!





Mince Pie Flapjack- As I opened the packet, I got the most amazing smell of cinnamon and other yummy spices! And it definitely did not disappoint. I was so pleased to receive this one in particular in my graze box, because I browsed the snacks before buying and I immediately rated this one 'LOVE' because it looked perfect for me!

Jaffa Cake Punnet- I was so pleasantly surprised about this combination, to be honest I didn't expect this to be anything special but it was so delicious and I would definitely have it again! It was a lovely combination of flavours, and the orange infused raisins made it taste festive too.

Peanut Butter with Pretzel Sticks- I cannot deny that I am a peanut butter addict. So, once again this was a perfect treat for me. I loved the salty combination of the pretzels too. I had this as a mid-afternoon pick-me-up with a cup of tea and a pink lady apple...mmm!

Cocoa Vanilla Protein Flapjack- No surprise here because I loved this snack too! It tasted a bit like cocoa pops to me, which was my favourite cereal when I was little. So, I enjoyed this with a yummy hot chocolate whilst watching a Christmas movie last night.

This post is not sponsored, I am just extremely pleased with my box.



Let me know what you think of Graze Boxes and which of these snacks do you think would be your favourite?




xx








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