I don’t usually post much about meals or recipes on here but I really wanted to share with you my favourite pasta dish.

Schwartz have gifted me an italian herb seasoning but all views are my own. I usually mix together my own herb selection but it is handy that you can get an Italian herb seasoning!

Most of the time I like to have a tomato sauce with my pasta, I usually make this myself with passata, herbs and garlic. I also like to grate some cheese on the top sometimes. Nick is happy to have pasta for dinner but prefers to have chicken with it too so I will be sharing with you a chicken based pasta.

What I used:

Chicken breast

Pasta

Schwartz Italian herb seasoning

Passata

Garlic

You can really just make it up as you along with regards to measurements as we all have different tastes! I am making dinner for two people(myself and Nick) but I won’t be having chicken so I have only used one breast.

I started off by heating the oven to 180 and I then seasoned the chicken with the italian herb mix and some garlic. I usually cook chicken in the oven for 30-40 mins.

Whilst this was in the oven I measured out the pasta. I always find it hard to measure it so roughly how for two handfuls per person.

I then started making the sauce. I used a carton of passata and I then cut up some garlic to add and also added in the italian herb mix. You can buy your own tomato based pasta sauces but I always prefer to make my own. You can also add salt and pepper if you wanted or add in some onion.

I usually boil the pasta for ten minutes and heat the sauce for about five so after everything is prepped I can clear up before I need to boil the pasta.

You can either mix the sauce in with pasta once it’s cooked or serve the pasta and add the sauce to the top. I like to put the chicken on the top to make it look more presentable. You can also add cheese or something else on top of you want. There are so many variations of this meal you can do and I live how easy the italian herb mix is to use!

Do you have a favourite pasta dish?

Sarah x

Now that is December, it is officially OK to start watching Christmas films! There is always a great selection on Netflix and Sky/TV but it is also nice to put on a classic DVD. 

Two DVDs I have this year for Nick and myself to watch are:

Nativity: 4 Film Collection

£17.99 on Amazon

This collection contains all 4 of the Nativity films, neither of us have seen them before so I thought it would be good to get all 4 to work our way through 🙂

It is ideal family watching and once we have watched them I will probably share them around with my family to watch. Quite excited to start watching them this weekend.

Dreamworks Ultimate Holiday Collection

£9.99 on Amazon

This set looks amazing. I love Christmas specials. We usually end up watching Minnie and Mickeys Christmas DVDs but I am excited to see Shrek the halls! Again, this is great for any ages and any members of the family. It may be something we save to watch on Christmas day!

What are your favourite Christmas DVDs?

Sarah x

Last year I first tried Munchy Seeds and was so impressed with them. They recently re launched with new packaging and new flavours so I wanted to share my thoughts with you!

Nuts and seeds are so good for you and can be a staple in your diet if you are vegan. You can snack on them straight from the pack or mix them into meals.

Munchy seeds have a great variety, both vegan and non vegan.

The ones I have been trying are:

Savoury crunch

Salted caramel pumpkin and sunflower seeds

Mega omega roasted tamari seven seed mix

Sweet chilli roasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds

Warm cinnamon roasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds

My favourite ones are the salted caramel roasted pumpkin and sunflower seeds. These are my two favourite seeds to snack on anyway and it is nice to have a bit more added flavour to them! The mega omega seed mix is also really good as it contains seven different types of seeds and they are all really good for you and high in omega , protein and fibre.

Seeds are great for you as they are naturally gluten free too. A lot of people suffer with gluten intolerances and have to be so careful with what they eat.

Do you like seeds?

Sarah x

If you read my posts regularly you would have seen me mention Femmeluxe quite a few times. I have got quite a lot products from them before and always been so impressed with their range and the price.

I order all of the items in a small/medium which is a UK 8-10 or a size 10 if there was no S/M option and I find this is the best size option for me and they fit really well.

I really am trying to step out of my comfort zone with what I am wearing so decided not to get anything black and to get all camel coloured clothes to try as this is a colour that is very on trend at the moment but I didn’t actually own anything already this colour.

Camel Slinky Ruched Thin Strap Midi Dress – Vienna

10 / Camel

£16.99

It fits really well and is similar to the material of the other dresses I tried last Christmas from Femmeluxe. It is quite tight and stretchy so I was unsure how it would look once on and I worried my underwear would show but I just put on plain knickers and a strapless bra and you couldn’t even see underwear lines or anything through the dress, really impressed!

Camel Crop Loungewear Set – Deanna

S/M (8/10)

£18.99

If you have read my previous posts about Femmeluxe you will know how much I am a fan of two piece outfits.

I find all of their lounge wear sets are super comfy. The material is quite thick and this one is plain black. The trousers fit perfectly and I love having a top to go with it. They come in a variety of colours and patterns too.

I think to get two items of clothing for this price is so good. You can either wear them together or wear them with anything else really. The trousers would look good with any top/jumper or top really, they don’t necessarily have to be worn as the set.

Camel Oversized Sweater Mini Dress – Ola

S/M (8/10)

£12.99

I already had this in the khaki green and black and I liked it so much I got it in camel!

I love oversized jumpers and dresses this time of year. They are perfect to wear alone or with leggings/tights. This is so comfy and quite a thick material. It is the same feel as their loungewear sets and they are always so comfy.

Camel Waterfall Duster Belted Long Coat

S/M (8/10)

£18.99

I love how well this fits and how on trend it is. I have seen so many people in coats like this and especially in this shade or a nude/pink. I think it looks really good and could be worn with anything from a tracksuit or jeans or even a dress. It has a belt on but I prefer to wear it open.

Delivery is always super quick and I am always impressed as the clothes turn up in a couple of days, great if you need a last minute outfit! They are all packaged well and bagged individually.

Sarah x

Of the many different styles that have emerged over the centuries, Art Deco is perhaps the most popular, with its very bold and distinctive lines. This extrovert style first emerged in Pre-World War I France, and announced itself to the world at the prestigious International Exhibition of Modern Decorative and Industrial Arts, which was held in Paris in 1925. The style embraced the desire to be modern, and to move away from the purist trends that were around at the turn of the 20th century.Art Deco found its way into everything; architecture, manufactured goods, art, furniture and, of course, jewellery.


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Strong Geometric Lines

At the time, artists and designers wanted to move away from the flowing curves of the Art Nouveau period, and the result was the bold, straight lines that were enriched with rich colours and textures. If you are looking to add a few items to your jewellery collection, Kalmar Antiques has a collection of Art Deco jewellery at reasonable prices. Once you have found the ideal item, a secure online payment will see the jewellery packaged and despatched to your home address.

The End of Hard Times

The end of WWI saw the European women who had sacrificed luxuries in aid of the war effort call for some colour and elegance in their lives. With French clothing designers Poiret and Chanel presenting stylish designs that fitted the bill perfectly, the French and British aristocracy embraced Art Deco, which also saw an explosion of Art Deco jewellery.

The New Woman of Freedom

The explosion of Art Deco coincided with a liberation of the female in western societies, which may have been recognition for the important behind-the-scenes work they did during those four long years of war. Women were now seen playing sports, smoking cigarettes and enjoying a level of equality that was a long time coming. Such was the bold colours and lines,the Art Deco style still remains as popular today as it ever was.

Antique & Vintage Art Deco Jewellery

There are online Australian antique dealers that specialise in Art Deco jewellery, and they can easily be found with a Google search. Most women have at least a few Art Deco jewellery pieces in their collection. By searching online, you can view a wide range of rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets that are made to this exciting and colourful style that is Art Deco.


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The Foundation for Future Trends

The Art Deco period was definitely responsible for many of other fine styles that followed over the next 75 years, and while it might have signalled the beginning of a new industrial age, it also inspired creativity among designers and artists around the world. Art Deco is believed to have influenced cultures all over the world, especially the Japanese and Chinese markets, where they blended Art Deco principles with their own unique styles.

If you would like to browse some fine Art Deco jewellery, search online for a respected antique dealer and he would have a great collection at affordable prices.

Sarah x