30 April 2015

Things That Make You Go Oooooo (April 2015)

I smoked my last cigarette with flowers in my hair

April seems to have flown by so quickly, I was super excited for a lot of things this month and it hardly feels like my feet have touched the ground. I've been making some very positive changes in my wellbeing which have worked wonders for my overall health and mood so I will be sharing them very soon for those of you interested, I'm just happy to be in a happy place although I am feeling a bit restless and in need of an epic adventure...

♥ I've been cooking a lot this month and one of my favourite recipe blogs has to be Food Adventures (in fiction) so much cute food!

♥ 5 Simple Ways to Maintain Focus

♥ This gave me a giggle and I'm totally guilty of a few of these!

♥ Being Kind to Others is Being Kind to Yourself

♥ My sleep schedule has improved so much thanks to these Sleeping Tricks

forest dream

♥ These Nut Milk Boba Creamsicles look AMAZING!

♥ Here are some great blogging tips from The Nerdy Fox

♥ Plug Into Your Weirdness

♥ I'm making a real effort to treat myself better so these 45 Simple Self-Care Practices have helped me so much so I try to do at least 1 a day!

♥ How to be Successful just by Improving your Common Routines

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♥ Game of Thrones is back and with it my obsession with the costumes, check out these gorgeous wearable looks for my girl Sansa

♥ Reasons to Love Whedonverse

♥ If you need a bit of extra motivation to do that workout here are 8 Surprising Facts about Fitness

♥ How to Land your Dream Job

♥ How Women Undermine Themselves With Words

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♥ I think I may have just found the perfect skirt for spring and summer

♥ Want to start a blog? Here are some great tips

♥ 100 Things To Love About Yourself (That Have Nothing To Do With What You Look Like)

♥ If you're having a bad day then here are 3 simple ways to make you feel instantly better

♥ 6 Signs You're Doing What You Love







Love & Bluebells
Cate
xoxo

26 April 2015

D.I.Y. Fashion Tutorial: Hannibal Inspired Antler Headband

The Nightmare Stag

Being a "Fannibal" antlers are something I have tried to make multiple times but I was never happy with the end results, this time however I was so pleased with how freakin' simple they ended up being and how awesome they looked that I thought I would post a tutorial so you all can make them to.

YOU WILL NEED:

Let's begin...

STEP 1: Wire Frame
First I wrapped some wire around the headband to give me and anchor then I basically freehanded the design until I got a shape I was happy with, using the pilers to help flatten and twist the wire, so go crazy with one you can make them as long or as short as you want .

STEP 2: Masking Tape
To create a basic shape and form the antlers I used masking tape because it's lightweight, sticky and easy to mould. I basically wrapped tape around the wire frame to create the defined points of the antler and add mass to it so I'd have a base to work with.

STEP 3: Papier Mâché
To give the antlers strength I decided to go down the papier mache route as this would be lightweight but durable and I decided to use glue instead of flour and water to prevent mould and create a stronger base. I used small strips of newspaper and did about 3 - 4 layers letting it dry for a few hours between each layer, if you want yours thicker then add as many extra layers as you want until you're happy with the result just make sure to let it dry completely before starting on the next layer.

STEP 4: Prime
Once I had allowed my Papier mache base to dry overnight I decided to prime the base to cover up the newspaper print so I would have a nice clear and easy base to work with. Also at this point you can also sand down any lumps and bumps you don't want, I chose to keep mine a bit rustic and gnarled for a more natural effect.

STEP 5: Paint
I used acrylic to paint my antlers black and painted about 3 - 4 coats until they were opaque. As with the primer be sure to let your paint dry completely for a few hours between coats to prevent any streaking and unevenness then once you're done allow them to dry overnight to make sure the paint is completely dry before you wear them.

STEP 6: Gloss & Decorate (optional)
If you want a shiny finish to your antlers you can paint on a coat of modge podge gloss and if you wanted to add a few flowers like the antlers above just simply glue them on with a glue gun.

The Nightmare Stag

If you decide to make your own antlers be sure to let me know in the comments, I want pics!
Love & Stags
Cate
xoxo

24 April 2015

5 Fandom Friday: Games I Love To Play


Lately I don't seem to play very many games so for #Fandom5 I struggled to think of anything I actually regularly play. After watching Tabletop I would love to get into playing more board games as they would make a refreshing change from computer games, speaking of although I spent a large chunk of my life playing games I don't really play them at all now. I used to love playing action and adventure games but now all I really have time for are cute little puzzle games which I normally play on my phone so the games I chose are the ones I have had the most play out of recently which all happen to be hella cute!

Disney Tsum Tsum
(add me: Cateaclysmic)

Phoenix Wright

Animal Crossing

Professor Layton

Katamari Damacy

Check out #Fandom5 creators The Nerdy Girly & Super Space Chick & join in on the Fandom Friday fun!
Love & Puzzles
Cate
xoxo

21 April 2015

On Etsy: Sushi, Cookies, Direwolves & Superheroes

House Stark Direwolf Scarves

There have been quite a few new items added into my Etsy Shop lately so I thought I would share some of them with you incase you've haven't seen them yet. I absolutely love crafting and sometimes find myself up all night working on a project, when I get in the zone I can't stop! A lot of the designs I've made lately have been projects I've had in mind for a while but haven't had much time to complete so I'm so happy to share them with everyone today.

Game of Thrones Direwolf Scarf (Lady)
It has taken me a long time to to complete my Direwolf scarf collection because I wanted to get the perfect yarn for each of them. Lady is the final addition to the collection and I decided to go with a simply grey design with silvery flecks to represent her and Sansa's innocence and youth.

Kawaii Mini Sushi Bracelet
When I first got into polymer clay jewellery making one of the 1st things I made was a sushi bracelet so I thought it was about time for an updated one now my clay skills have improved, and I had to include my absolute favourite Tamago on there to, just looking at it makes me hungry.

Pink Love Heart Macaron Bracelet
A friend mentioned that it has been a while since I made any macaron jewellery and they're right it has been almost two years since my last one. When I was in London I treated myself a huge raspberry flavoured macaron from Laduree which was super cute and just as delicious so I thought I would recreate it in clay. 

Candy Cookie Bracelet
All I've been baking lately are cookies so of course I had to create some cute jewellery to match the occasion and as yummy as this one looks it probably won't taste that good but never fear I shall be posting a few of my fave cookie recipes soon.

Purple Bunny Scarf
A lot of my bunny scarves are pastel coloured so I thought I would make something a little bit darker and found this beautiful purple yarn in my stash, I think of this one as an older sibling to my Candy Violet Bunny Rabbit Scarf.

Kinder Egg have been releasing a bunch of awesome Marvel themed eggs lately so I thought I would make something awesome out of all the extra figures I have and turned them into necklaces, they all look super cute don't you think?

Love & Cookies
Cate
xoxo

17 April 2015

5 Fandom Friday: Favorite Theme Park Rides


I has been a really long time since I visited a theme park and even longer since I visited a theme park other than Disney so no doubt by the end of this post I'm going to be wanting to book my next trip to a Disney park! I can't remember a lot of the rides that I've been on and it's been that long that I'm sure some of them may have changed, there are also a bunch of rides which I wanted to go on but didn't have the time to like Tower of Terror or any of the Pixar rides but if I ever am lucky enough to visit again I'd love to try out some new rides as well as visit some of my old favourites...

DLP Feb 2009 - Space Mountain: Mission 2 at Night
Space Mountain (Disneyland Paris)

Pirates of the Caribbean
Pirates of the Caribbean

Haunted Mansion
The Haunted Mansion

Indiana Jones Adventure
Indiana Jones: Temple of the Forbidden Eye

Big Thunder Mountain, Disneyland Paris
Big Thunder Mountain

Check out #Fandom5 creators The Nerdy Girly & Super Space Chick & join in on the Fandom Friday fun!
Love & Mickey Ears
Cate
xoxo

15 April 2015

Inspirational Quotes #61


"When I look in the mirror who do I want to please? Do I want to please people or do I want to please Mary first? So I began to want to please myself first. I can't please everybody. I can't be the slimmest girl. Be the best you that you can be." - Mary J. Blige

13 April 2015

Wishlist Wants: Game of Thrones is BACK!!!


I'm so happy that Game of Thrones is back on my TV! Who is your favourite character?
Love & Swords
Cate
xoxo

10 April 2015

5 Fandom Friday: 5 Magical Items I Would Love To Own


This week's #Fandom5 is all about magical items we would love to own, I have to admit most of my choices relate back to travel because I would love to just instantly transport myself to another place. My Dad worked abroad a lot when I was younger and being a halfling and it doesn't matter where I am in the world half my family is always on the otherside so having my own time machine or the ability to teleport was always a big dream of mine anywho with all that being said I do have a thing for awesome magical weapons even if I'm too much of a wimp to use them...

The Tardis
So let's start with the obvious because who the hell doesn't want a Tardis? I mean it's got everything you could possibly need and can go anywhere you possibly want and it even comes in my favourite colour to.

Pixie Dust
I'd love to have a bag full of Pixie Dust on me so whenever I felt like it I could just sprinkle myself with it and fly away somewhere, with all the pretty sparkles Pixie Dust has to be the cutest form of transportation.

A Dragon
I'm pretty much surrounded by dragon paraphernalia here in Wales but I kinda like it because dragons are awesome! I'd love a dragon for similar travel reasons and also because they look badass, it would also be awesome if I could get a talking one preferably one that sounds like Smaug...

Mjolnir
Because I want to be worthy of the power of Thor and own a cool weapon...

Anything Sailor Moon related
Wands, lockets, pens, tiaras, cats it doesn't matter it's all cute, whatever they use I want, I just want to be a Magical Girl to!

Check out #Fandom5 creators The Nerdy Girly & Super Space Chick & join in on the Fandom Friday fun!
Love & Dragon Fire
Cate
xoxo

08 April 2015

THE LIEBSTER AWARD!


The beautiful Amber Rose of Glam Girl nominated me for the Liebster award which is an awesome way of getting to know fellow bloggers and discovering new blogs to follow so I thought I would share the love and hopefully share some things about myself that you may not know....

Rules
  • You have to link back to the person that nominated you
  • Write 11 facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions given to you
  • After completing these questions, nominate 11 bloggers with fewer than 200 followers and give then 11 questions of your choice
  • Let your nominees know they've been nominated with a link

11 Facts About Me

♥ I was born in Bangkok but moved to the UK when I was just a few months old.

♥ I didn't get my Thai Citizenship until 2012, but yes I'm now officially Thai both by blood and paper.

♥ When I'm on a plane it's likely I will pass out before takeoff as I'm one of those lucky people that can sleep on flights which is really useful on those 14 hour flights back to Thailand.

♥ I did Ballet dancing for about 5 years.

♥ Despite the fact I live in Wales I have a really Northern accent.

♥ Noodles are something which I can eat everyday and never get bored of.


♥ I haven't worn a pair of jeans in nearly a decade!

♥ For years I was scared of dogs after my Nan was bitten by one but I still really loved them and my dog Bo helped rid my fear so now I will shamelessly run up and cuddle any dog I see.

♥ I'm allergic to shellfish, which sucks as I used to love eating prawns.

♥ I learned how to do my make-up by watching videos on YouTube.

♥ I eat really spicy hot food, like really hot, the hotter the better!


11 Questions For Me

What made you decide to start blogging?
It started off as a way to vent about my daily life but as I wanted to rid negativity from my life it has become more something I use to share all the things that make me happy and make new friends.

What's your middle name?
Ann

If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Right now it would be Japan but Hobbiton comes a close second

Cats or dogs
True Love Dog Cafe (Bangkok, Thailand)

What's your must have beauty item?
Coconut oil

What's something in your closet you couldn't live without?
My Westeros skater dress from Blackmilk or my Direwolf Jacket

How do you spend a typical weekend?
Weekends are my blogging days, so I'll probably finish up and schedule a few posts then plan out some new ones, take The Russ Pup out for a walk, try out a few new recipes, do some exercises, make things, catch up on comics and watch a couple movies.

What is the most used app on your phone?
Instagram with Line and Twitter coming a close second!

What is your favourite part about blogging?
Definitely meeting people from all around the world and making new friends

What is an interesting fact about you?
I have a scar on my left thumb in the shape of a triangle because I cut it on a tin can when I was a baby or you know it could be something to do with the Illumanati, I'll let you decide.....

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Do you think you'll still be blogging?
I hope so I love blogging and sharing my adventures but hopefully by then I'll be settled down in the mountains of Thailand surrounded by a dozen doggies, drinking ice coffee.

11 Questions For You
♥ What makes you happiest?

♥ What is the best thing you've ever eaten and where?

♥ Where would you like to travel to right now?

♥ Who or what inspires you the most?

♥ What is the one skill you would love to master?

♥ Recommend me an awesome TV Show or Movie, I need something new to watch!

♥ What is your most treasured possession?

Do you cook and is there anything you would consider your signature recipe?

♥ If you won the lottery how would you spend the money?

♥ What is your favourite outfit?

♥ Do you have any blogging advice?

My Nominees
♥ Cally of Twinklestah 
♥ Violet of Candied Dreams
♥ Jaz of SuperheroesXYZ 
♥ Gail of The Equinox Fashion 
♥ Rai of Blargle Fargle 
♥ ChikSolo of The Nerd Cave 
♥ Usagi of Usagi in Wonderland 
♥ Charlotte of Happy Little Geek 
♥ Jessica of The Crazy Bat Lady 
♥ Mariko of Gamerwife 
 Rosa of Gingerbread Sagas

If anyone else would like to take part feel free to do so & spread the blogger love!
Love & Noodles
Cate
xoxo

05 April 2015

HAPPY EASTER!!!

Bunny Scarves

Happy Easter everyone, whether you celebrate today or not I hope you have an awesome day. I personally will find any excuse to celebrate the awesomeness of bunnies and the photo above shows just a few of the bunny scarves I have made this year which you can find for sale in my Etsy Shop. Unfortunately I don't have any Easter presents for you today but I will be hosting another giveaway soon so stay tuned for details!

Love & Bunnies
Cate
xoxo

03 April 2015

5 Fandom Friday: Five Times I Totally Fangirled


I'm going to be honest there aren't that many times when I completely lose my cool and Fangirl out (blame the British genes) so I kinda found this topic difficult that being said I probably Fangirl a lot more often than I think because I have a tendency to get loud and bouncy over the tiniest things like my supermarket having kale in so anyway here are my top 5 fangirl moments

San Diego Comic Con 2013
My first time there so I think I fangirled at absolutely everything and who wouldn't? America is so enthusiastic about everything and it definitely rubbed off on me that weekend, you should totally check out my past blog posts for some epic fangirl funtimes.

Me & Stan Lee
Meeting Stan Lee
It was a very brief moment but wow, I never thought I would actually meet the man himself!


Rescue me Chin Boy and show me the stars...
When the Tardis came to town...
During the Doctor Who 50th celebrations the Tardis took a tour of the country and surprisingly popped up in out town so of course as soon as I heard about it I had to rush out for a photo.

Supernatural returning to UK TV
For some damn reason UK TV likes to ditch (Once Upon a Time) or in some cases never pick up (Agent Carter) awesome TV shows. Supernatural has be thrown about to different networks put on at ridiculous and random times and then not shown at all FOR OVER A YEAR so when it finally came back our on TV this year I got just a little bit excited about it.

Area 51 (53)
Visiting Area 51
Being a huge X-Files fan growing up as soon as I saw you could take a trip to Area 51 I had to go and it was honestly the most fun I had whilst I was in Las Vegas.

Check out #Fandom5 creators The Nerdy Girly & Super Space Chick & join in on the Fandom Friday fun!
Love & Cupcakes
Cate
xoxo

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