31 July 2014

Things That Make You Go Oooooo (July 2014)

By the Seaside

July has been an amazing month, this summer is has been treating me well so far and with August being my birthday month there's only more fun times from here! I'm currently in Thailand spending some quality time with the family so expect some exciting blog posts of my adventures soon and a full report of my time in London. I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer but if not hopefully these links will cheer you up!

 60 Things to Be Grateful For In Life

 11 Ways To Create A Life You Don't Need To Escape

 Confident In Your Skin

 If Game of Thrones was Thai Street Food

 Do it for the Love

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 A Message To Aspiring Female Creators In Comics

 33 Unusual Tips to Being a Better Writer

 DIY Farmer’s Market Tote – No Sew Reusable Bag!!

 Learning Happiness

 Twitter I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down

VOLUME Magazine

 Empty to Empowered: 3 ways to Unleash Your Strong

 How Do I Start a Lifestyle Shift?

 How dogs rescued me from an eating disorder

 Lady Liberty Floral Crown

 How to Date Yourself




Love & Frappucinos
Cate
xoxo

26 July 2014

10 Awesome Geeky Tees

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10

Capes & Sabers
Cate
xoxo

24 July 2014

Banana, Maple, Walnut Muffins (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Banana, Maple, Walnut Muffins (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Before I left for Thailand I had a few things left in my cupboard that I wanted to use up, namely a bag of walnuts and some maple syrup, so I decided to bake some muffins for the family to enjoy whilst I'm away. I love experimenting with flavour combinations and maple and banana is a most deliciously heavenly match and as I wanted to cater to everyone's dietary needs I decided to keep the recipe simple, vegan and gluten-free.

Banana, Maple, Walnut Muffins (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Ingredients
  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 1 cup self-raising gluten free flour
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • ½ brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tsp baking powder

♥ Preheat an oven to 180°c and line a muffin tin with 12 - 15 cases.

♥ Mix together the banana, maple syrup, sugar oil and baking powder

♥ Add the coconut and gluten free flour until thoroughly mixed then fold in the walnuts.

♥ Divide the batter into the muffin cases.

♥ Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden brown.

♥ Once baked remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool before serving.

Eat and enjoy!

Good Luck
Cate
xoxo

22 July 2014

Building a Time Machine with LEGO!


Lego has been a lifelong love of mine, it was my favourite toy growing up and now with its awesome nerdy themed sets like The Lord of the Rings, The Simpsons, DC, Marvel and Ghostbusters it has once again become an obsession. Lego has proven there really is no time limit or age restriction on the things that you love and most importantly EVERYTHING IS AWESOME!

Lego Back to the Future

Lego Back to the Future

It's ridiculous how long this has been sitting in my closet, I think I got it sometime last September and I actually have sets waiting to be built from even longer so I thought it was about damn time I opened one of them because Lego is no fun if it just stays in the box, it's made to be built.



Back in 2011 I actually met the awesome Christopher Lloyd and got a photo taken with him in a REAL Delorean, definitely one of the best things to ever happen to me at a Comic Con. Back to the Future was one of my favourite films growing up and Christopher Lloyd is a legend I'm such a fan of everything he does so when I first saw that Lego came out with this Back to the Future set I had to have it.

Lego Back to the Future

Lego Back to the Future

The kit even included extras that you could add to it to make it look like all 3 versions of the Delorean which I thought was pretty cool. It took me about 2 hours to build and I actually filmed the process but condensed it into a more watchable 3 minutes and stay tuned till the end of the vid to see some of my mishaps, but don't worry despite the freak outs it was a pretty fun build and I can't wait to do more.



Do you love Lego? Be sure to let me know in the comments what's on your Lego wishlist.
Love & Flux Capacitors
Cate
xoxo


17 July 2014

The Ultimate List of Travel Links (Part 3)


Summer is here and it's vacation time, in fact as you're reading this I'll be on a plane to Thailand for six weeks of fun times and food with the family, so whether you're off on your own adventure or need a little inspiration there should be something in this post to guide you.

 The Benefits Of Travelling When You Are Young

 My Great New Zealand Adventure!

 The World's Oldest Backpacker

 My New York Tips

 Everything You Shouldn’t Do On An Airplane

 101 Travel Tips: From How To Pack To Combatting Jet Lag


 5 Destinations For International Playgirls To Drool Over...

 Packing Tips for Travel

 28 Reasons To Love Taipei

 Globetrotting on a Budget

 Cat CafĂ© Tokyo!

 Alternative Tourism: 16 Hot Tips on How to Travel Like a Local


 The Top 10 Mistakes I’ve Made Living In Italy

 Icelanders are Kooky

 7 Reasons Why, Exactly, You Should Travel

 How to Travel with a Friend and Not Kill Them

 Airport Tips

 Budgeting Tips for Traveling the World


 When in Paris: A Mini Guide

 Live Every Day Like You Travel: 4 Lessons from the Road

 Visit some of the World’s Geekiest Travel Spots

 California Love! A Mini Travel Guide To Los Angeles

 Fly Better

 Packing Party


 My guide to Northern Ireland

 The First Rule of Having In-Flight Internet Access is....

 Traveling In Your Early Twenties Vs. Traveling In Your Late Twenties

♥ How To Truly Relax While Traveling

 Top 5 Adventures in Wales

 Modern Etiquette: Being a Great Travel Partner + Guest


 How To Travel While Working A 9-5 Job!

 Escapes

 10 Essentials For A Long Haul Flight

 What is Wanderlust? 10 Signs you are a Wanderluster

 Flights of Fancy: How To Have Your Own Party In The Sky

 How to Fight Jet Lag



Love & Adventure
Cate
xoxo
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