Summer begins… Sunday Edition #6

Today is beautiful, and we’ve having our first BBQ of the year!

Finally get to get the summer tops out and rock the sunnies!

I’m hoping this is the start of a glorious summer, as last years will take some beating!

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Ibiza 2011

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#instagood Photo a day!

Big things come from small ideas, and a few months on #marchphotoaday is the latest Instagram hashtag is producing imaginative and inspirational images daily on the photo sharing iPhone application.

User Fat Mum Slim created her monthly plan which has gained an international following the #marchphotoaday sets the theme of the days upload that has lead followers to offer their own individual interpretations.

#marchphotoaday

These titles have given me the enthusiasm to know that to post, I’m still getting use to having a camera constantly in the pocket, I do love my iPhone! I’ve been dipping in and out of the plan but it has made me think more about fun photo opportunities.

#febphotoaday

I wanted to share just some of my favourites from the last month… and if you want to see more follow me on Instagram @danielle1610

February 1: Your view today

February 2: Handwriting

February 3: Words

Six: Dinner- Brasserie 44, highly reccomended

Seven: Buttons- on my Levis

Number Nine: Front door- In a three bedroom flat, I have no idea why my door is 5!

February 12: Inside your closet

Happy Valentines: You may recognise from my last post!

February 16: Something new- Off to Amsterdam with friends

February 23: Your shoes- Amsterdam gift

March 25: Green- Just the one green nail

February 25: Green- Just the one green nail

Lastly the 27th: Something you ate- Chicken dinner you got to LOVE a Sunday roast!

And Finally it’s March, and lets hope the start of Spring!

March 4: Today's photo- Bedside

Super Sunday Edition #5

Being told its ‘Super Sunday’, due to the non-stop sports being shown throughout the day has lead me to decide, maybe the best place for me is in the kitchen.

Mumma Higgins Cake Stand

Having raided my Mum’s cookery book, in search for her secret brownie recipe! My only bargaining tool was a strategic trade with ingredients to my Yorkshire pudding mixture (Oh how I love Mum’s fascination with me living in the North) so here it is American Chocolaty Goodness … I’m sure she won’t mind!

And it’s all in the spirit of the Super Bowl, of course.

Mumma’s Homemade Brownie Recipe

This is so simple you’ll wonder why you haven’t made millions instead of Betty Crocker…

  • 175g Melted Butter
  • 175g Brown Sugar
  • 75g Cocoa Powder
  • 75g Self-raising Flour
  • 2 Eggs

Sneaky bar of white chocolate, half to eat half for chunks

All in together beat until all combined and smooth looking, bake for 20mins in the oven at 180c

No need for baking paper a touch of butter on your tray will do the trick.

Chill to room temperature and cut to biteable portions.

With all this baking I think a pizza order is on the cards, well that is the best way to enjoy living the American Dream.

The moment I wake up…

Before I put on my make-up…

Finally a Sunday edition on a Sunday! As my favourite film is currently on TV, this Sunday is really becoming my perfect afternoon.

The Way You Look Tonight

In honour of the 1997 Julia Roberts classic “My Best Friend’s Wedding” I say a little pray for you… I wanted to bring you another of my wedding inspirations, one which I’ve been following for about 5 years and a true source of bridal beauty. Snippet and Ink’s blog has established itself as the ultimate daily blog for all things lovely.

Having fallen in love with Kathryn’s inspiration boards which continue to set and inspire my creativity with each tiny detail being of such a high standard. My only slight obsession for wedding photograph has grown with every ‘real wedding’ which has been posted over the years.

Snippet and Ink has become a part of wedding vocabulary and such lovely way to share great themes, stunning photography and so many stories from beautiful couples on their big days. http://www.snippetandink.com find a link on my featured blog roll on the left of Sixteen10’s home page.

Until next time, D x

Sunday Edition #3

Inspiration is defined as the act or power of exercising an elevating or stimulating influence upon the intellect or emotions; the result of such influence which quickens or stimulates; as, the inspiration of occasion, of art, etc.

My inspiration board can be seen by clicking on the Interests tab on the main main. I hope to bring you further descriptions and insights, into these elements of my personality over the next few months. Until then x

Sunday Edition #2

I may be a day late but I wanted to share this Sunday Edition post with you…

As you may have heard and honestly I believe the only reason, I would have flown back from a girls holiday in Ibiza for …. A wedding! Really no choice either miss out on one or… do both!

So thank you to the newly wed couple Niamh and Adi for sharing your special day! My beautiful sister made a lovely Bridesmaid, she played her part as the Belle of the ball like a natural and not a girl who had grown up dreaming of this role for her bedsitter come great ‘big’ friend!

The couple’s happiness and love gave a real quality to this perfect day. The only day this month were the sun shone so brightly for these two, both at the lovely local church where they exchanged their vows to the bold rustic barn where guests enjoyed divine food and serious dancing.

Niamh and Adi with the Brides parents

A heartfelt Father-of-the-Bride to a hilarious five paged Bestman’s speech made treasured memories even if I didn’t win on the individual scratch cards which filled our name places.

My family- Sister Kelsey as Bridesmaid

Coming from a family of dancers (not professional I may add) the band were entertaining as well as providing hit after hit, donning different costumes to fit the genre of music they played. Inflatable guitars and Mexican sombreros were given to guests as we watched the Bride and Gloom take the stage for a second less traditional first-dance.

The entire day combined two families; with fun, simple and gorgeous elements truly one which sets my goalposts for future weddings.