Jul
7
2015

June Degustabox Review and Kallo Rice Cake Based Toffee Cheesecake Recipe
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june degustabox reviewThis month me and Jon have been testing out our first Degustabox. I have been fancying trying out Degustabox since they first came out. We are very much foodies in the Two Hearts household and I for one am always willing to try something new. So I have teamed up with Degustabox to try and work some of their surprise items in to recipes for the summer months. I can’t wait to see what I get and what I can come up with, I love a good recipe challenge. Continue reading

Jul
6
2015

Barkbeats Subscription Box Review
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Reviews_0008 Opie was very excited to receive his first Barkbeats box in the mail recently! He is one spoilt doggy at the moment! Barkbeats is a monthly subscription box for the pooch in your life! Each month they will receive a selection of tasty treats, soft toys and chews, around 5-6 premium products suitable for their size. The box is between £13.50 and £14.90 (depending on subscription) and is delivered directly to your door once a month. Opie loved his box and can’t wait to get another one! Continue reading

Jul
4
2015

Enjoying Tea Review
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Enjoying Tea Review I’ve mentioned it before (in my last tea review) but I will say it again, I LOVE TEA! Seriously love tea! I usually drink 10 plus cup of regular (Tetley Tea) a day, but I really want to start trying a few different types of tea. I already drink Nettle and Dandelion (for my hay fever) but I had started trying Twinnings Blossom Range, which I really enjoy. 

This week I have been testing out an Enjoying Tea Sample Pack. The pack arrived with 6 dinky canisters in it all containing a different type of loose leaf tea; Early Grey Black Tea, Jasmine Green Tea, Roasted Mate Chai, Keemun Black Tea, Organic Slimming Oolong Tea and Vanilla Roobios. I love that they came in the little tins as they have been perfect for taking to work with me, and of course they look pretty cute too! Continue reading

Jul
3
2015

The Importance of Heirlooms
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Cross-Jones Photography ring photosWorking in the wedding trade means I get to see a lot of wedding bling! Glorious diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires and everything in between! A wedding and engagement ring is so important and personal to the bride and groom, whether you spend a lot or a little on it, it is still the external symbol of your marriage to the rest of the world.  Continue reading

Jul
1
2015

What I Wore – Linnea Clogs
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2015-06-30_0005When these Moheda Linnea Clogs arrived in the post I was a little at a loss on how to style them. They are so far from anything I currently or have ever owned and totally different to my usual style, but I love a challenge! I really love the delicate floral pattern on them, which is totally perfect for the summer months but white shoes often post a few problems, and obviously a clog is something I have had a chance style before, but I had fun and came up with this simple summer outfit, perfect for a walk down the beach or maybe for a festival Continue reading

Jun
30
2015

Fashion Flashback: Prom Dresses!
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The price of a prom As most of you are aware Jon and I run a photography company, so this time of year we often find ourselves setting up in school halls and local hotels to take formal portraits for end of school year leavers proms. And that got me thinking about my prom. I’m 28 now so my leavers prom was 12 years ago, it feels like an age ago and if I’m honest I don’t remember a lot about it, so I thought I could dig out some of our old photos (excuse the not-up-to-usual-standard photos! Broken scanner so these are photos of photos!) to share with you all. Just a few snaps of me and my girlies back then in our prom dresses, before we got to our actual prom (which I can’t find photos of!) Continue reading

Jun
29
2015

Add a Personal Touch with Vignettes – Plus Oscar’s Boutique Giveaway!
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creating vignettes with oscars boutiqueI love the idea of little clusters of pretty stuff dotted around my home, or the technical term vignettes. When we moved into our house I knew I wanted to make it more personal, more us. Living in rented houses for 7 years, then back in my parents house for 18 months before we got our home I never felt like I could really make the space properly my own. But now that we have our own house, and we know we aren’t going to be moving anytime soon I feel like I can properly decorate and accessorise the place to really reflect me and Jon.

The house has still got a huge way to go in terms of decorating as we are just doing a bit at a time, I see no rush to get everything in place straight away, I would rather be selective about what we put in our home and take our time choosing and finding the perfect items. But the vignettes have started to take shape in the dining room on my awesome midcentury modern G-Plan Fresco sideboard. Continue reading

Jun
26
2015

Introducing Lorna Syson Designs
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lorna syson designs
A few weeks ago I blogged about my amazing new cushions from Lorna Syson designs, which I am ever so slightly besotted with. Lorna is an award winning British designer who’s designs are inspired by the countryside around her. She prides herself on creating quality items, sourcing the best materials and producing everything in the UK.
 
I got the chance to ask Lorna a few questions about her business, her style and…her dream party!
 

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Jun
24
2015

10 Inspirational Homes with House Plants
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House plants in hexagonal shelvesIve never been much of a green fingered person, and I hadn’t ever kept house plants until I moved into our new home in September, but I had always admired those who had beautiful blooms in their home. Our house mate when we were living in Cardiff had some beautiful huge Yukka type plants, which looked great in the window of our living room and just added a lovely bit of nature and life to our heavily electronic and cluttered house. 

I know have 2 beautiful orchids and a (struggling) red peace lily but I hope to add more to our home over time, next I am thinking some air plants or cacti, before I attempt something a bit bigger. I wrote a post a few weeks ago on how to look after an orchid and it got me thinking more about bringing nature indoors. So I started nosing at green fingered inspiration on Pintrest. Here are some of my favourite real homes with beautiful and impressive house plants, something for me to aspire to.   

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Jun
21
2015

Cornerstone Shaving Kit Review – Men’s Shaving Product Delivery Service
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Cornerston shaving box review

I hate shaving! I have never found a system which I am happy with. I’ve tried using sensitive gels, sensitive foam, shaving oil, extra sharp this and that many bladed razors, an electric shaver and even the lady shaver. Nothing has managed to give me a smooth and irritation free shave so I have given up. I usually end up using the mini trimmer that came with my hair clippers and put up with a little bit of stubble. That is until now. 

Here is my Cornerstone Shaving Kit Review
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