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Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Pumpkin spice matcha latte



This Pumpkin spice matcha latte, is a fresh take on the traditional coffee pumpkin spice latte and is much healthier too.
Its also completely vegan friendly, how many of you have had your first pumpkin spice latte yet?
I am so disappointed to hear that starbucks pumpkin spice is no longer vegan though!
But at least you can make this delicious matcha one at home!

p.s how cute is my lil pumpkin in the back? I'll have a DIY on this coming soon, so stay tuned for that if your interested!

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Autumn Pumpkin recipes #Vegan #Glutenfree



I've been going pumpkin crazy this week, coming up with tonnes of pumpkin recipes and making DIY pumpkins, I feel like such a cliche but I just love Pumpkin and Autumn.
Anyway I thought I'd share with you some delicious and interesting Pumpkin recipes, as usual there all Vegan & Gluten free, hope you enjoy...



PUMPKIN SPICE MATCHA LATTE


The first one is a Pumpkin spice matcha latte, its like a fresh take on the traditional coffee pumpkin spice latte and is much healthier too.
Its completely vegan friendly, how many of you have had your first pumpkin spice latte yet?
I am so disappointed to hear that starbucks pumpkin spice is no longer vegan though!
But at least you can make this delicious matcha one at home!

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Saturday, 16 September 2017

Creamy Healthy Vegan & Gluten free Pasta Bake


This recipe is by far one of my favourites, Pasta has to be one of my fave foods, and pasta bake is something I've been wanting to replicate into a vegan version for a while now.
So since I had an oven all to myself this weekend I decided to take full advantage and whip up a healthy vegan pasta bake.

Its kind of like the traditional cheese & broccoli pasta bake only much healthier, the sauce is made from cauliflower, but don't be put off its beyond delicious, yes it does taste like cauliflower but its also creamy cheesy and indulgent.


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Monday, 11 September 2017

How to live without a Kitchen?



Since its the starting Uni time of year, I thought I'd share with you a story of mine whilst I was at University.
That is as the title reads 'How I lived without a Kitchen for a year?' and some tips on how to do this...

We all know student accommodation can be pretty grim, but you don't know grim student accommodation until you've lived in London, its not just the student accommodation thats grim here though its the accommodation in general, not to mention the high rent prices, anyhow thats another story.

In the second year of University most students usually choose to rent in the private sector, as halls of residence are usually reserved for first year students.
In my second year of University I decided to adopt a Dog, I know stupid idea? I was 19 and very stubborn, but to be fair I wasn't like most 19 year olds, I wasn't a party girl, I am a total home body, complete introvert and prefer the company of animals over people and just fell in love with this little doggy.
So now not only did I have the issue of supplying reasonably priced accommodation in London, but reasonably priced accommodation in London that allowed pets!
Which is much harder than I thought it would be, for some reason London just seems to be against pets?
Which I just can't fathom? I mean I know they can be hairy, but that only takes some simple cleaning and my dog was extremely well behaved.
If anything humans are so much worse their loud, some are dirty and some cause damage, I could go on.
Anyway after searching the internet, going to estate agents, and visiting properties everyday for my whole summer, I finally found somewhere the day before I started uni, so it was quite a rush, but they allowed my dog, so I was over the moon.
The place was a room in a house living with Landlord, big mistake! It was a decent sized room, in a very nice area, the house was lovely but had been neglected a lot over the years and was falling apart.
I also had my own bathroom which was great because sharing bathrooms can suck.

Soon after moving in the landlady told me I was not allowed to use her kitchen at all, only for the washing machine, she supplied a fridge and freezer on the landing and a microwave.
When I went to do my first batch of laundry I realised why she didn't want anyone in her kitchen, It was disgusting, I'd never seen anything like it in my life, Its clear she was a hoarder, there was a huge hole in the ceiling it had rotted and was pacifically falling down, there was stuff everywhere, food, unwashed pots and years out of date produce, the smell was nauseating and there was black mould growing everywhere even in the fridge!
I wouldn't have used the kitchen there even if she'd let me it was vile!

I forgot to mention this cost me a whopping £500 and that was five 6 years ago, thats London for ya!

Anyway I'll let you know how I managed to cope without a kitchen, and if your in the same situation it may be helpful to you!

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Thursday, 7 September 2017

Detox salad recipe #2



As a chronic illness sufferer more specifically Endometriosis, I tend to use food like medicine, so here is a great Detoxifying salad recipe, I came up with perfect for Endometriosis, and just all around general health.
Not only is it good for you, but its also delicious, so don't be afraid to give it a try!
It is also Vegan and Gluten free so fit for all!
I also have another detox salad recipe if your interested check it out here: http://www.libertylife.me/2017/05/detox-salad-recipe.html
And if your interested in finding out more about Endometriosis check out this post here: http://www.libertylife.me/2017/04/endovan-day-1-endometriosis.html

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Friday, 1 September 2017

What I eat in a day Raw Vegan


So today I thought I'd share with you a lil what I eat in a Day Raw Vegan style, I am not actually a Raw Vegan, just a regular Vegan, however I do like to eat a lot of Raw foods, since they are so beneficial to your health.
If you follow my Blog you may know I suffer from a Chronic illness 'Endometriosis, and that is one of the main reasons I like to eat a lot of raw produce as I find it can be very helpful especially on my high pain days, to help me manage my symptoms and reduce inflammation.
Hope you find this helpful, and it gives you some ideas on how to eat Raw, anyway lets take a look at the food!



BREAKFAST 


 To start my day off I had 2 large oranges, and I also had a big glass of water.
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Tuesday, 29 August 2017

4 Easy Vegan breakfast ideas for Back to School/University



Since its almost Back to School/uni time, I thought i would share with you some of my favourite quick and Easy Vegan breakfast ideas for when you don't have much time on your hands.
Which makes them perfect for a School/Work morning. 
I also want to mention that all of the recipes are not only Vegan but also Gluten free, and are adaptable to suit your own needs. 
Hope you Enjoy!...



PEANUT BUTTER GRANOLA



The first recipe is this deliciously indulgent Homemade Peanut butter granola, Its definitely one for the sweet tooth.
This one does take a little overnight prepping, however once its made you've got a whole batch of it and have breakfast sorted for the week!
If your not a big PB fan you can also change it up for almond butter or cashew if you prefer!

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Sunday, 27 August 2017

What to take with you to University?



Continuing on the little University series I've got going on my blog at the moment, I thought I'd write a little post on this topic today, as when I first left home to go to university, unfortunately unlike everyone else I didn't get the memo to pack light!

I've never been a light packer, I am the kind of girl that takes 8 pairs of shoes on a 3 day break, and only wears 2 pairs the whole time!
Anyway when I left my parents home in Sheffield to move to London for uni, I had in mind that I would be moving to London forever, and 7 years later I am still here!
However unlike most people I packed up literally everything I owned, my whole wardrobe, every handbag I owned which was far too many, my jewellery collection, keepsakes, home-wear, and even boxes filled with stationary and different kinds of paper and card, and much much more!
My logic was that I didn't want to have to repurchase anything in London, because it would be so expensive.
Which is true, but when all of your stuff fills up your dads seven seater from front to back touching the roof, and there's no space for any passengers, not to mention driving down the M1,you may have gone a little overboard!


Ofcourse my dad was fuming and thought i was insane, but being my stubborn taurus self, I insisted I needed absolutely everything I'd packed.
Obviously I had the biggest shock of my life, when I arrived on campus and realised everyone else packed about one large suitcase full.
I looked like Elle off legally blonde when she arrived at Harvard, minus the all pink outfit, and chihuahua, I didn't go that far!
Then I saw my dorm room, it was no bigger than a small walk in closet, and me and my dad spent about an hour bringing all my stuff in from the car, luckily I was on the ground floor.
I then proceeded to freak out about where the hell I was going to put all my stuff, but being savvy I managed to squish it all in neatly.

Anyway this is basically my little story of how not to pack, I thought I would offer some tips on the essentials you really need to take, although after telling you this story, your probably not gonna take advice from me haha, trust me I've learned from my mistake!



1. Seasonal clothes
When you first move onto campus it will likely be in september/october, so its best to take mostly autumn/winter clothes as it will be winter for a long time, of course this depends on the weather of where you live.
But I would say take a few short sleeved tops as well as you can never predict the weather especially not in England!
Its a great idea to just take your seasonal clothes as when you go home for breaks, you can just take back your winter clothes and switch them out for spring ones and vice versa!
I'd recommend slippers and PJ's, and flip flops if you have a communal bathroom.

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Thursday, 24 August 2017

8 Tips for University Students



1 Get used to being broke..
Unless your lucky enough to have plenty of money already, chances are when your going to university for the first time you will probably be leaving your family home and having to make it on your own.


2 Budget!
This is probably the best piece of advice i can give you! Sit down and Workout how much money you have and how much you've got coming in, what your expenses are e.g food travel accommodation then workout how much you have left after these, for yourself e.g for clothes, going out etc if any!
Just don't go over that budget Ok!

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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Coffee Chat! #My week #Hedgehog




Hey guys,

Hope your well?
Its been a long time since I've done one of these coffee chats, mainly because my life's so boring and I have the same routine day to day, so I don't think there'd be much to tell you.
This week however has been a little more eventful.
So although this is called coffee chats, I am currently sipping on a well deserved glass of prosecco, it is the weekend after all!
If you wanna see a cute hedgehog continue reading!

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

How to get into a Fashion University in London?




Now that its getting close to Freshers Enrolments at University, I thought I would give some tips on those looking to get onto a Fashion Degree, whether that be this year or next, or in the future these tips may be helpful to you.
As someone who did a Degree in Fashion at a prestigious London University I thought I would give some insight on how to actually get into one because its a lot harder than most people think!



1. Be extremely Passionate about Fashion
Many people think that fashion courses are easy, fun and Glamourous, whilst they are fun if thats what you enjoy, its very competitive and far from glamorous the majority of the time.
If you don't Eat, Breath and sleep Fashion then its probably not for you!

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Thursday, 10 August 2017

Alternative 'butternut squash' Pasta with Aubergine Pesto





This Vegan, Gluten free pasta made from Butternut squash is a great lower calorie, filling and comforting alternative to traditional pasta's and zucchini noodles.
Along with the Aubergine pesto it makes a delicious healthy Dinner, hope you like!

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Monday, 31 July 2017

8 Benefits of 'Rosehip oil' and Review





1. Anti Aging 
Rosehip oil contains omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which are great for use in preventing premature ageing and on already aged skin.
It also useful for skin with hyper pigmentation and sun damage.
I can't say myself how useful it is for ageing having young skin, however I have slight fine lines around the eye area, which i think have improved since using Rosehip oil.

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Sunday, 30 July 2017

vegan avocado pesto pasta



Today I wanted to share with you my 'healthy vegan avocado pesto recipe', it tastes just as great if not better than regular store bought pesto, and is fully natural and nutritious, its definitely an all round crowd pleaser.
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Sunday, 23 July 2017

Bullshit chronic illness "cures"




I apologise in advanced it's gonna be a bit of a rant today, but I felt extremely compelled to write this. 
As a chronic illness sufferer of 'Endometriosis' to be exact, it probably comes as no surprise to you that I spend a lot of time online and reading, trying to find ways in which to help my illness. 

However when doing this you tend to come across a lot of so called "cures" all of which claim you do this one diet, eat this particular food or buy this supplement, and you'll never be in pain again! 
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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Vegan Chickpea 'tuna' mayo



Ok so its not exactly 'tuna mayo' but its a great vegan alternative which is absolutely delicious, and from what i can remember this is so much better than tuna mayo!

This simple tasty recipe makes for a great sandwich filling, topping jacket spuds, adding to salads, mixing with pasta, or even as a dip for tortilla chips.
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Thursday, 6 July 2017

ST.TROPEZ Gradual in shower Tan



Now that were into the summer months, I am on the hunt for the perfect fake tan.
Having very pale skin, and not been one to sit in the sun, its fake tan all the way for me.
The main attraction to this fake tan for me was the ease of it, you simply apply whilst in the shower wait 3mins and wash off!
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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

June Favourites



Not so many faves from last month, however I do love that their all very pink! 
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Monday, 26 June 2017

Cucumber vegan cream cheese & tofu canapés



I've got a new recipe for today, that I came up with last week, its a nice light canapé perfect for summer parties or a snack or even a light dinner during the heat. 
Its very simple to make and only contains a few ingredients, its kind of a vegan version of the classic salmon & cream cheese canapés.
Ooh forgot to mention its also Gluten Free, which most of my recipes are since I am pretty sensitive to the Gluten! 
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Thursday, 22 June 2017

Best sunscreens for your face!



So now that its getting hot in England, I thought i would do a lil post on some of the best sunscreens I would recommend specifically for your face.
I personally have very sensitive skin, so always find the body sunscreens are too harsh to use on my face so i always end up with the problem of finding a sunscreen, that will actually suit the sensitive skin on my face.

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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Do you really need and eye cream?





I am no dermatologist, or aesthetician, however skincare is something I've always been very interested in and passion about, so I have spent many years researching, getting to know ingredients and trying out products for myself. I also got very good grades in science, if that makes you feel any better about taking advice from me!

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Low calorie Vegan Gluten free Yummy Pizza!



I am a big lover of Pizza who isn't?! However sometimes I don't feel like a heavy dinner, so this pizza on a tortilla wrap is a great alternative especially during the summer months, and if your on a diet, but still want to enjoy yummy foods!

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Friday, 9 June 2017

Sake Cocktails



Recently I enjoyed some homemade veggie sushi rolls, and to go along with the sushi, i decided to try some sake for the first time!
It was very tasty sweet and refreshing, but rather strong for my light weight self, so I decided to dilute it a little by making some sake cocktails, so here are a couple i came up with, so thought i'd share.
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

May Favourites!



So here are the my faves from last month, I'll give you a rundown on what they all are...

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Sunday, 4 June 2017

John Frieda Haul!




I've been a big fan of John Frieda products for years, there a little more pricey compared to most drugstore haircare, but there definitely worth it!
It's also great if you catch them on the 3 for 2 offer at boots. 
I thought i would do a little review of what i purchased for you...
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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

What should I do with my life? Coffee & A Chat #3




Hey you!
Hope your well?


'What should I do with my life?'
Ever pondered this question?
I am sure we all have at some point in our lives.

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Monday, 29 May 2017

Endovan 1 Month update! #Endometriosis



So its officially been a month that I have been using the supplement Endovan.
'Endovan' is a supplement used for Endometriosis, Fibroids, and ovarian cysts. I was using the Endovan for Endometriosis.

It is an all natural supplement designed to reduce excess fibrin, which occurs from Endometriosis and retrograde bleeding, and the adhesions and scar tissue it forms.

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Friday, 26 May 2017

Best facial Wipes!



Now I am a big advocate in always removing your makeup before bed, and cleansing and moisturising your skin twice a day.
But there are some days when you come home from a long night, and you just don't have an ounce of energy left to even think about cleansing your face!

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Detox Salad recipe



I've been on a bit of a Detox kick lately, If you follow my blog then you'll know I suffer with a chronic illness called 'Endometriosis' (Endo) check out this post if you want to find out more about Endo
http://www.libertylife.me/2017/04/endovan-day-1-endometriosis.html

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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Vegan Cottage Cheese recipe!



Before I went vegan, I used to enjoy cottage cheese regularly, recently I've been trying to up my intake of probiotics, due to suffering with lots of digestive problems.

I love coconut yogurt, and whilst grocery shopping online, cottage cheese came to mind.
I searched allover the internet trying to find a pre-made vegan cottage cheese, however they don't currently stock one.
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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Coffee & a chat #2 Get to know me!



Hey you, so I realised from my last coffee and a chat I didn't really introduce myself so much, and Instead I just spilled out all the TMI stuff to you, sorry about that, I am very socially awkward, so there's fact number 1 for you.

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Saturday, 13 May 2017

Endovan 2 week update! #Endometriosis




If you keep up with my blog, then you'll know I suffer with a Chronic condition called Endometriosis. I am in severe pain everyday along with chronic fatigue.
I had a laparoscopic surgery for Endo in January and I am currently using the mirena coil to manage my symptoms, however I am still suffering.

I came across a product called Endovan which is targeted at Endometriosis sufferers it is an all natural supplement and is supposed to help reduce the excess fibrin in Endometriosis.
Being in pain everyday I figured it was worth a shot to try out this product.

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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

April Favourites!



So I thought I would do my first ever favourites post today, I am a big fan of favourites posts and reading reviews, so I thought maybe others might like to look at them too...

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Thursday, 4 May 2017

Healthy filling Vegan salad #1


So I am a big lover of salads, but one thing I hate is when you go to a restaurant, order a salad and they come out with the tiniest plate of the bog standard lettuce, cucumber and tomato.
I mean there's tonnes of different lettuce and salad leaf varieties and veggies, so it shouldn't be difficult to come up with an inventive salad.
And if anything salad should be on the biggest plate, I like to think of it as a free food!
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Saturday, 29 April 2017

ENDOVAN Day 1&2 #Endometriosis





So I haven't really spoken about it on my blog, but I've mentioned it here and there.
I suffer with 'Endometriosis' a Chronic condition that causes extreme abdomen and pelvic pain, amongst many other symptoms, which I will go into more detail later on incase your unfamiliar with Endo.

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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Eating in #Vegan #Birthday



So Yesterday was My Birthday, and unfortunately I was having an Endometriosis flare up, incase your unfamiliar with Endometriosis it is a Chronic condition that causes severe stomach and pelvic pain along with many other nasty symptoms!

Anyway due to my shitty Endo flare up I was unable to go out for a meal like I had hoped, so instead 'we' me and my bf brought the restaurant to us.

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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Vegan, Gluten Free, Endometriosis Diet friendly Grocery Haul!




By the title of the post you probably think my diet sounds pretty restrictive but honestly its not, I don't feel restricted at all and can pretty much eat whatever I want!

I have been Vegan for 2 years now and was vegetarian for about 16 years before that.
for the last year I have been Gluten free as I suffer with IBS and found cutting out Gluten really helped with that.
I was also recently diagnosed with Endometriosis a chronic condition so I have been following the Diet for Endometriosis ever since, to try and ease my symptoms.

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Coffee & a Chat with Liberty! #PMS #Endometriosis



So I decided to start a new series on my blog, which is basically like a coffee & a chat with me, writing about my week, offering advice, and a place for you to share your thoughts with me too.

Hope you enjoy, now lets put the kettle on, get comfy and chat...

Todays going to be a lot about periods and lady stuff so if that makes you uncomfortable leave now!

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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

nugg face masks...





Recently my skin has been pretty dry and no amount of moisturiser has been able to conquer it.
And if you suffer with dry skin and flaky patches then you'll know it doesn't look very appealing, and its especially difficult to try and put makeup on.

So i thought I'd try and find a nice face mask I've used lots of different face masks before and even made my own, and whilst their fun to do, they never seem to really target the issue.

I'd heard a lot of good reviews about nugg and I've also tried their lip mask and find it fantastic so i thought I'd give them a go.

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Saturday, 15 April 2017

Eating Vegan on a Budget?


Being Vegan, and Broke I know how difficult it is to find reasonably priced Vegan products.
However if you stick to simple foods you can eat a perfectly healthy Vegan Diet on a Budget!

Here are some examples of cheap healthy vegan foods...

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DIY Exfoliator

Hey guys, so I myself like to use a lot of natural products on my skin, so whats more natural than actually making them yourself, not only is it natural but also cheaper! :)

So here is a recipe I use to make my own exfoliator , which you can make from simple household goods...

You will Need...

sugar (or salt they both work just as good)
for this recipe I used sugar as that was all I had in the house

Extra virgin olive oil (must be extra virgin as this is a lot better for you skin than the regular kind)
You could also use coconut oil instead

Your choice of shower gel or Vanilla essence (This is optional) but i like to add it to give it a better scent
I used body shop strawberry shower gel in mine which smells amazing.

Old container

Fork or spoon (to stir)


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Juice Detoxing Good or Bad?



Now I know there's a lot of hype going around about juice detoxing, and since I have tried them myself and have researched a lot into this, I thought I would do a post on my opinion on them.


The supposed Benefits of Juice detoxing are..
Weight loss
clearer skin
Energy
detoxes the body
better digestion

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Making Paper Jewellery...

Being creative is a great way to relieve stress, I always find being creative very therapeutic.

Here's a really simple idea to make your own paper/card jewellery i tend to use it on shoots, but you can just use it for fun or to wear for costume parties...

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Belle Fleur


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'God said thou shall not kill so why kill Animals?'



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Pumpkin spice matcha latte

This Pumpkin spice matcha latte, is a fresh take on the traditional coffee pumpkin spice latte and is much healthier too. Its also c...

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