Tag: tuesday treat

Tuesday Treat – Fresh flowers

Isn’t it great seeing spring flowers finally come into bloom? I’m sure I’ve been able to smell them in the air some mornings, which is a sure sign spring is about. Ever since our Christmas decorations were put away at the beginning of the year, I’ve continually had fresh flowers in the house. It wasn’t a conscious decision but every time one bunch went over, I bought a new one. Nothing expensive or fancy, trying to support local shops where possible and it has been lovely having fresh flowers, especially as our spring bulbs have only recently started to come into bloom.

Fresh flowers

The spring bulbs are finally coming up in the garden too. The crocuses have been about for a little while, but the daffodils have only bloomed in the last week. I’ve also noticed a few tulips and hyacinth are almost ready to burst into life. We didn’t have much colour in the garden over winter and I didn’t realise how much I would missed seeing their colour. We’ve resurrected a near dead orchid and it finally bloomed last week, which was amazing. Not only was I amazed that we hadn’t completely killed it, but that we were able to get it to bloom again. Bloomin’ marvellous! (*groan*) There’s something so lovely about having fresh flowers around, whether they’re in the garden or the home. They really brighten up my day.

Tuesday Treat – Pip and Nut Peanut Butter

I’ve always been a fan of peanut butter, the smooth stuff now, not the one with bits in. Since being vegan, I’ve become an avid reader of labels and was surprised by the ingredients in lots of jars of peanut butter. Not to mention the fact that most of them contain palm oil. While I don’t want to write about the ethics of using or not using palm oil, simply because I don’t know all the facts, I kind of think if you can make delicious peanut butter without adding anything, except for a little salt, then why would you add anything else? That’s what the people over at Pip and Nut think to.

Pip and nut peanut butterIt tastes exactly like peanut butter should – amazing. As it doesn’t contain palm oil, the peanut butter starts to separate when not in use. I always give it a good stir with a handy chopstick to mix it all back together. It is by far the tastiest peanut butter I have ever tasted, perfect on thick slices of hot toast, especially after a chilly dog walk.

Tuesday Treat – People Tree Sale

Who’s looking forward to pay day on Friday? *eyes moth ridden purse* I have been on a self imposed shopping ban to try and curb my festive spending. I’m not going to lie, it’s been tough. So many awesome sales going on. If, like me, you’ve held off having a spendathon, I come baring good news. The lovely folks at People Tree have given me an exclusive sale code, for 10% off all sale items until 7th February. Here’s some of the lovely things you could splurge on.

People Tree sale

{Bardot Breton top in red £20.25 || Gina shirt in polka dot brown £21.06 || Ruthie zig zag dress £35.10 || Star friendship bracelet £7.20}

I know, I know. I’ve posted this breton top before. But what can I say, I love these tops. I have two already and think I’m going to get myself one for the summer. I love this shirt too and think it would look great under a v neck jumper with a lush pair of jeans. I think this dress is amazing! The only place I would wear it is work, but why not hey?! I’m always on the look out for cute little bracelets and think this star one is adorable. For an extra 10% off these great sale items, the code you need it CCSALE10. Happy shopping!

Tuesday Treat – YAWstore

Social media can be a wonderful thing. You can use it as a way to raise awareness of great organisations doing big things to help change the world. Another wonderful things is, that as a consumer, you have the power to change things with what you buy. I’m always looking for new places to buy fairtrade, vegan clothing and just before Christmas, I came across YAWstore via Twitter. YAWstore sell clothes, gifts and accessories for the conscientious consumer. None of their products contain animal skin and they explain the ethical footprint of their products, so you, as a consumer, can make an informed choice. If only all shops were this transparent, eh?

Fox Tea Towel

YAWstore have a lovely collection of clothing and accessories for women, including a gorgeous Matt & Nat purse that I have my eye on. They also sell mens and children clothing, and a few gifts, including this adorable fox tea towel, which is made from organic cotton. Not only that, but if you want to get your craft on, you can cut out the tea towel and make an adorable fox toy, which is a great excuse for not doing the washing up!