Autumn Accessories Wishlist

Oh my, it’s got chilly, hasn’t it? I’m gonna be real here and say I’m definitely a summer girl. Although, I do love those first few weeks of October where one is still able to go outside without freezing one’s toes off, and still take nice Instagram pics. Cute.

Today I have pulled together some GORGEOUS Autumn accessories for you! I am particularly loving that leaf bracelet, and it’s only 99p! Enjoy, sweeties.

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H&M SCARF ¦ EBAY LEAF BANGLE ¦ SEKONDA WATCH ¦ NEW LOOK FLUFFY SOCKS ¦ KRISTINA AND COMPANY PEARL COIN NECKLACE

Which is your favourite item? What’s your favourite place to buy autumn accessories? Lemme know!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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Gingerbread Biscuits Recipe!

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No, that is flour. Grow up.

Anywhooooo, today I’m sharing my favourite gingerbread biscuit recipe! Now, gingerbread biscuits are different to just gingerbread. Gingerbread is softer, more cake-like and thicker, I had some in Germany and WOW. DELISH. But, I actually prefer biscuits as they’re very easy to make and obviously I get to use our 500 piece cookie cutter set *sassy emoji*. So, enjoy, gingerbread fiends.

Recipe adapted from Prima

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100g butter (or baking spread such as Stork)

6 tbsp (90g) golden syrup

50g light muscovado sugar

250g plain flour

3/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda

1tbsp ground ginger

Dash of cinnamon

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Melt butter in a pan.

Add golden syrup (don’t worry if that takes you a while, syrup is very sticky!). Add sugar.

Stir a little then bring to the boil and boil for 1 minute.

Take off of heat and leave for around two and a half minutes. This is the perfect time to measure out all of your other ingredients into a medium mixing bowl. No need to sift flour or spices.

Slowly pour the sugar mixture into the flour mixture, stirring as you go. It should form a soft dough ball.

Pat into a thick-ish circle and wrap in cling film, leaving a small gap for air to get out. Leave on the counter for 5 minutes to cool down slightly.

Whack in fridge for about an hour. If freezing, make sure the dough is pretty much completely cool before putting in the freezer.

Preheat oven to 190, 170 fan.

Once the hour is up, take out and roll out to thickness of a pound coin. Now, get creative! Cut out your dough in whatever shapes you like. As you can see above, I even drew patterns in the circles. Once you’ve cut as many as possible from that sheet of dough, re-roll and repeat. Keep going until you’ve used up all the dough.

Place on two (or however many you need) baking trays. I found you don’t need to use any expensive baking paper, foil does the job fine! Space out evenly.

Shove (NOT LITERALLY) in the oven for 12 minutes until golden!

Leave to cool on trays, we don’t do no fancy wire racks round here! Eat whilst warm, and they’ll be delicious and soft and eat cold and they’ll be crisp and lovely! It’s a win/win situation, really.

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If the biscuits come out of the oven connected together, wait until cool before breaking apart otherwise you’ll get a bumpy ridge!

Get seasonal! I did pumpkin and umbrella cookies, snowflakes will be perfect for Christmas, bunnies for Easter…have fun!

If the dough gets toooo firm in the fridge, just leave it to sit on the side for a bit to soften.

And that’s it! Super simple, the perfect Sunday bake!

What are YOUR favourite bakes? How’s the cookie cutter collection going?!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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Autumn Room Decor

Guys, today is a sad, sad day. Today, I finally have to accept that summer is gone *haunting music, black clothes and a tissue come out in a flurry* (yes, I know it’s October, it took me a while). But, that’s ok. Because you know what that means? NEW SEASONAL ROOM DECOR FOR AUTUMN! Today I’m showing you my autumn room decor as we go into the colder months. So…let’s get this party started! (don’t we live a life of adventure?!) I probably will add some Halloween stuff but at the moment it’s still in the loft!

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I had this striped owl but I thought it was a bit too summery. I got this lovely white owl a few years ago from Homebase. I think it’s much more suited to the autumn! I also switched out the catalouges from an old Boden one to a M&S one, I really like the greens in the latter one! My little fairy was a gift but I’m sure you could find it from any trinkety shop and my note holder is actually called Morris! He’s a donkey! I bought it from John Lewis years ago when I first had my own bit of money. It cost me a whopping £10, would never spend that much on it today!

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I got these shells from a trinket shop in Dorset but I think their a bit too summer-like for this time of year! I switched hem out with this smelly ( a good smelly) owl from TK Maxx and a leaf ‘dish’. I say ‘dish’ because I made it in like, Year 5 maybe? We just printed leaves onto clay and let it dry and it came out like a small bowl dish sort of thing. The owl smells really good, it’s not as strong as I’d like but I still love it!

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My lovely sister bought me this owl bag from TK Maxx last year! I currently have it filled with some Belgian chocolate that I bought on a school trip a couple weekends ago (post on that maybe? Lemme know). It’s got such an autumnal theme…I love it so much!

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I really like this duvet cover from Ikea. It means whenever you want a change you can just turn over the duvet and get a completely different look! I use the floral side in the spring/summer and the checks in autumn/winter. I love the reds and pinks in it! The TK Maxx pink pillow is turned round because it’s actually got reindeer on the other side…a touch too early for Christmas, me thinks!

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This blanket is the fluffiest thing you will ever stroke.Honestly, I could cuddle up in it all day. It was only £12 from Costco last year! One side is sherpa and the other a soft kind of’ ‘plush’. When the sherpa side gets a bit hot, the plush side keeps a bit cooler so you can just switch the blanket round!

Well, my daaaaarlings, I hope you enjoyed this post. OH BIGGO QUESTION COMING UP. Does anyone know where to buy cheap fake autumn leaves? I searched around and Poundland don’t have them til November (blah).

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

3 Hot Drinks for Autumn/Winter – Tea/Coffee Free!

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Hi everyone! Today we have my top favourite drinks for Autumn/Winter. I don’t actually like tea or coffee (I know, going against my British roots!) so having a yummy hot drink was sometimes a struggle, unless I wanted to drink hot chocolate every day. I found these 3 were my absolute favourute, I drink them ALL the time! I thought it might help some of you who are bored with drinking just water! So, here we go!

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1. Lemon and Honey

Couldn’t get more yummy than this! I know this is normally a drink you have when sick, but it’s too good to save for just a few times a year. Simply mix 1-2 lemon wedges and a squirt of honey with boiling water. This has SO many healthy benefits such as aiding the digestion system, clearing skin and boosts the immune system.

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2. Cranberry Infusion

This herbal tea is AMAZING. It’s really fruity so gives you a sweet kick, without the sugar! It has no caffeine, so perfect for drinking before bed and was only a £1 from Sainsbury’s. I stir the bag vigorously for 30 seconds, squeeze and throw away tea bag. You can add honey or sugar/sweetener if you like, but I don’t think it really needs it.

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3. Hot Squash

I love hot squash! Please bear the colour though! You wouldn’t normally drink squash hot but it really enhances the flavour. Just make it as you would normally would but with hot water. I like using orange squash, but summer fuits, lemon or apple and blackcurrant work well too.

Soooooo…what do you think? Are you going to try any of them out? Let me know in the comments!

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

1 Tee: 3 Autumn Outfits

Yo, whatup?! Oooo the Autumnal feelzies are coming on at the mo. Starbucks, sweaters, owls…you name it, my lovely friend. BUT. And that’s a big but (hehe). I have a confession. I, Lottie, have never actually tried a Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. I know, I’m disappointed in myself too. But, the thing is, I don’t really like the taste of coffee. Can you actually taste it? Or do they do a PS Hot Chocolate? Lemme know. Anyway… I’m going to do a seasonal series here on my bloggy-woggy. I have this basic white crop tee from Topshop and, boy, it’s one of the best £10 I’ve ever spent. You can honestly wear it with anything. So, I have styled it into 3 Autumn Outfits for you, and will list where I got all my pieces. Enjoy!

1. Daisy Girl

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My beautiful doggie ♥

 

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Sister found some conkers on our walk ♥

Top – Topshop ♥ Leggings – TK Maxx ♥ Shoes – Converse All Star Low Canvas in White ♥ Bucket Bag – Sainsbury’s ♥

 2. Burgandy and Khaki

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Top – Topshop ♥ Skirt – H&M (last year sadly) ♥ Jacket – Sainsbury’s ♥ Bag – Accessorize (last year again) ♥ Socks – Primark

♥ Shoes – Converse All Star Low Canvas in White ♥

3. Edgy Checks

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Top – Topshop ♥ Jeans – Topshop (£10 in the sale…bargain!) ♥ Checked Shirt – New Look (VERY old, sorry) ♥ Socks – Primark

♥ Shoes – Converse All Star Low Canvas in White  ♥

So there we go! 1 tee styled into 3 different Autumn outfits! As you can probably tell, I do keep things for quite a few years. A lot of the stuff I have is pretty old. But who said reusing pieces is bad? I love Autumn fashion, every year is different but I still love the burgundy and khaki colours that come in every year. Summer is always neons, crop tops and pineapples/watermelons but Autumn is always unique.

What are your favourite pieces this Autumn? Are you already preparing the hot choccys and snuggly blankets? Any requests for posts?

Lots of Love,

Lottie ♥

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