The Sunshine Blogger Award #6

Hey everyone! I hope you are having a good week.

This post is about an award my blog received recently from the lovely Claudia from New life-Fresh you

Claudia is a great blogger and if you are interested in fashion and beauty then her blog is right up your street! You can find her blog here 

The rules for accepting this nomination:

  • Thank blogger(s) who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

Here are the questions from Claudia:

  • What is your favourite movie genre and why?
    Similar to Claudia mine is Romantic Comedy! You can’t beat them!
  • What was the last TV show you binge watched?
    Power and I am eagerly awaiting the next series! I would seriously recommend this series I loved it!
  • Would you rather Sandals and socks OR triple denim?
    Triple denim.
  • What is your favourite thing to do on a lazy Sunday afternoon?
    Chill with friends and maybe grab some nice food. I am also partial to a Sunday drink! Helps ease the fear for the week ahead!
  • Where is your favourite place to visit?
    Oh I’ve been to lots of great places so this is really a tough one. I have to say that I really enjoyed Portugal when I went though, so much in fact I went back 3 times after that!
  • What do you wish you could tell your 11 year old self?
    Not too care so much what people think and enjoy being a kid.
  • Your biggest pet peeve?
    Another tough one, definitely on the list would be queuing for things, I don’t enjoy that at all.
  • Coffee or Tea?
    Tea for sure, I’m addicted!
  • A night in or a night out and why?
    Night out! I love a good party!
  • If you were to go on a talent show, what would your talent be?
    hahaha really don’t think I have any major talent. I  used to do Irish dancing for year so I suppose I could do that!
  • If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
    Mmmm I always think that I would love to be a television presenter.

My nominees :

So very Sarah

FAITH WOLFF KUHN

The one that travels

Lucy Charlotte Pearson

The Perks of being Different

In a messy world

Jasmine Eclipse

Citrus and Cinnamon

In Dianes Kitchen

funkyg3003

Girl Masked

If you want to take part of this please answer the same questions I answered. They seem fun and I’m looking forward to reading your answers.

Congrats to all my nominees and thank you very much Claudia for this award.

Love,

Sarah-Ann x

New Years Resolutions – 1 month on….

Hi everyone!

Sorry it has been a while since I’ve done a post. I’ve been really busy with work this month and then this week I wasn’t well! Struck down with a stomach bug! I thought I might have a bit of time to write a blog post but I really wasn’t feeling up to it. I’m coming around now and thought I would write a blog post to fill you in on my new years resolutions.

So in January everyone is great at setting goals for the year and the motivation lasts a week or two and then it gets forgotten about. Since it is the first week of February I thought it was a good time to check in and let you know how I am getting on with my new years resolutions.

The first new years resolution I made was to join a gym and go at least twice a week. I am happy to say that I have stuck to this new years resolution with the exception of this week as I haven’t been well. A part from this week though I have been going about 3 times a week so I am delighted with that. I really want to get back into shape and improve my fitness by the Summer time. I have been a member of a gym on and off for I don’t know how long so I am determined to keep going this time.

kettle bells

The second resolution I made was trying to eat healthier. I would say that my diet isn’t that bad but I definitely could be sticking to this resolution a lot more than I am at the moment so this is a work in progress. I’m going to try and continue this one as I know it will take a while to get into a routine. I will check in with an update on this in a while.

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The third new years resolution I made was to get involved in some sort of charity or do something to help others. I am still in the middle of organising this but I am planning on helping with the soup runs in Dublin in the next couple of months so I will let you know how I get on with that. I think it is really important to give back if we can. Also getting involved in something like a soup run really makes you appreciate what you have and also makes you aware of the the more unfortunate people around us. It is important to remember them and help them in what ever way as we can.

charity

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and that it reminded you to keep up your new years resolutions or to start them back up again!

 

thanks for reading,

Sarah-Ann x

 

 

New Year Smoothie Health Kick

Hi everyone!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a nice Christmas and new year. If like most of us you over indulged this Christmas season what better way to start the new year than with a healthy smoothie. Smoothies can be a really easy way of getting more fruit and vegetables into our diets.

There are many benefits from drinking smoothies such as:

Improved digestion

Detox

Strengthening your immune system

Energy

Not to be forgotten smoothies can be really tasty too. I’ve pulled a few of my favourites below.

Healthy Green smoothie:

A simple combination of fresh leafy greens, flavorful fruit, and a liquid base is all it takes to create a green smoothie.

The Green smoothie is really good for reducing bloatedness.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 large cucumber peeled, cubed
  • 2 cups pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lime juice

METHOD

  1. Place spinach, cucumber, and celery into blender. Blend until smooth. The cucumber should provide enough liquid, but if not, add a little water.
  2. Add the pineapple,, ginger, and lime juice. Blend again until completely smooth.

  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 days.

    green smoothie

    Strawberry Smoothie:

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup strawberries/raspberries or a mixture of both if preferred.
  • 1/2 a banana
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (optional)
  • Half a cup of orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons of natural yogurt
  • Handful of ice cubes.

    METHOD

    1. Place strawberries, banana and yogurt into the blender. Add the yogurt, orange juice and ice. Blend until smooth.
    2. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 days.

     

    pink smoothie

    Tropical smoothie:

    INGREDIENTS

  • cup chopped pineapple
  • 1 cup mango
  • 1 banana
  • Half a cup of orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons natural yogurt
  • Handful of ice cubes

    METHOD

    1. Place pineapple, mango and the banana into the blender. Then add the yogurt and orange juice. Blend until smooth.
    2. Serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 days.

      yellow smoothie