I had enjoyed doing ‘favourite’ style posts for quite a lot of months last year. But towards the end of the year, things just got a bit hectic with other posts and I missed a few. So I thought that I would do a bit of a round up of the things that I have been enjoying so far this year. I know it sound silly to say that, it’s only been like two weeks, but with Christmas been and gone, I have had the chance to try out a few new things and been lucky to try out some new gifts.
So here are some things that I have been loving so far this month:
Bath Blasters from Soap Bombs*
If you asked me a few years ago about taking a bath, I would have never told you that I liked them. I was definitely a shower girl. Don’t get me wrong, I still love showers. But I find myself taking baths more and more. I think it is nice to lock the door and take time out after a long day, right? I am quite boring with my baths though and end up just using what the kids use. So when I had the chance to choose a Bath Blaster from Soap Bombs, I was excited to try it out. I literally can’t remember the last time I used a bath bomb.
I chose the ‘Lemon de Vida Loca’ bath bomb. I do love the smell of citrus scents but the name was enough for me to choose it haha. It was much larger than I thought it would be, but for £2.50, it was a good size. It smelt amazing and fizzled into my bath straight away, making it a lush yellow bath. My skin felt amazing afterwards too; really smooth.
Raw. Vegan. Not Gross.
I was given an Amazon voucher by a client as a Christmas gift, so I immediately had to spend it! I swear by cook books and cook a variety of meals in our house. It is rare that we have the same thing twice (unless it is amazing of course). My husband and I are attempting Veganuary, so I thought a vegan book would be good idea, hence the Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. by Laura Miller. Even better when it’s raw and you don’t have to cook, just chop.
The book is quite simple and the recipes don’t use lots of random ingredients which is always a winner. It has a party food section that I really like, as it is hard to cater for those events for vegan food. I have made several recipes from this book so far and I have been pleased with it. I do need a US-UK translator for some, though – who knew we called ingredients such different things?!
When you want to avoid sugar, snacks are the hardest things to find. You have to prepare in advance and make your own. This is fine most of the time, but some times I just don’t have time to prepare sugar-free snacks. So it is nice to know that you can get things like Jelly Squeeze from places like Amazon and Ocado. Even better is that they are gluten-free and vegan, so no animal products used to make the jelly. They don’t use sweeteners or sugar, just natural goodness.
I put jelly pouches in my children’s stockings at Christmas and they loved them. I tried some too and they were really tasty. I will certainly be looking out for these again. Good to have this kind of thing in the house in bulk when you want something sweet.
What have you been loving so far this year?
*PR samples. All opinions are my own.