Spring closet cleaning!

Hi! I’ve been going through my walk in closet.. the thing is that a year ago I started hanging my clothes on one side of the closet after they’ve been washed. So throughout the year the clothes that I use the most are all hanging on the right side of the closet and the clothes I don’t use at all are all hanging on the left side. 

I’ve been going through them and have gathered two full black bags that are going to charity. 

Now the closet feels so fresh, so clean! 

Believe me I found quite a few clothes that I completely forgot I had as well.. good day for charity and good day for me!

Vorhreingerningin í skápnum stóð yfir.. Ég byrjaði á því fyrir ári síðan að hengja alltaf fötin sem komunúr þvotti hægra megin á slána í skápnum.. þær eru þrjár en ég meina.. Þannig að yfir árið hafa fötin sem ég nota minnst og ekki neitt safnast saman vinstra megin á slánum.

Tveir svartir ruslapokar takk fyrir fara beinustu leið í fatagám til hjálparsamtaka.

Hressandi! Svo finnur maður helling sem maður var búin að gleyma.. 

xxx Sandra

Food menu – 1st week of March 

Below is our food menu for this week! I hope this helps to inspire you to food plan and give you some ideas for your own food plan! 

Monday: whole chicken cooked with sweetpotato mash and fresh vegetables.

Tuesday: Chicken kebabs. Here I use leftover chicken from the day before. I cut the chicken up in small pieces and cook it in a little bit of oil in cayenne pepper and a little bit of cinnamon. I also use leftover fresh vegetables from the day before (cucumber, paprika and lettuce). I put the chicken in a tortilla wrap with tsasiki dip and vegetables.

Wednesday: penne pasta with ham and mushrooms.

Thursday: Tortilla pizzas. Using leftover ham and mushrooms from night before and tortilla wraps from Tuesday night. 

Friday: Rump steaks with baked potato and pepper sauce.

Saturday: Tacos. You can still use the same fresh veg as earlier in the week and save more shopping.

Sunday: roast chicken with root vegetables and mash.

Top tip : always go through your cupboards and use the ingredients you have there to save money. Use the food you have to make meals. And always always go to the shop with a shopping list! Any comments or thoughts please comment! I love hearing from you.

Sandra xxx

Isofix – life saver and must have

After 5 weeks of taking baby in and out of the car I struggle to see how people managed before the isofix. I genuinely do. The car seat method is something I can’t understand!! 

One click in and push a button to get the seat and baby out.

It’s also proven to be a lot safer .. win win!

That was all.. if you don’t have one and your car has isofix – get it! It’s very worth it! 

Ps. If your car doesn’t have isofix do a bit of research online to see if you can get the part fitted. I paid £60 for an isofix bar at the Mercedes garage as my car didn’t have it already in. So instead of getting a new car (this really did cross my mind) I fitted the bar onto the bolts that were hidden behind the seats. 

Best £60 ever spent

Mæli svo hiklaust með Isofix base-i ef bíllinn ykkar bíður uppá það. Mér hryllir við tilhugsuninni að hafa þurft að spenna stólinn endalaust með belti undanfarnar 5 vikur! Minn bíll var ekki með Isofix en því var léttilega reddað með því að kaupa Isofix hlutann, festa hann svo á boltana sem voru faldir bak við sætið. Ég vissi ekki að það væri hægt fyrr en ég fór á smá google leitar!! Einfaldlega rölti inní Mercedes varhlutasölu og labbaði út með það sem þurfti. 

Sandra xxxx

2017 – food menus and food planning!

I decided that my new year resolution would be to have a menu for the week and be a bit more organised with our food shopping. I realised that by going to the shop every day to buy that nights dinner is costing us an absolute fortune! 

I realise that we are already knees deep in January but I’ve just settled a little bit with the little one and life is seeming a bit normal again.

I decided to go food shopping every Monday and I would share with you the menu to maybe give you some ideas if you would like to do the same? If you appreciate this please let me know in the comments! 

This weeks menu 

Monday: chicken burgers on brown rolls with salad and wedges

Tuesday: baked potatoes with tuna & salad

Wednesday: chicken fajitas

Thursday: Mexican lasagne w nachos

Friday: Soup w crusty bread

Saturday: Penne pasta w chicken 

Sunday roast

If you have any questions or wondering about recipes please leave me a comment and I will happily help!

Á nýja árinu ákvað ég að taka Sólrúnu Diego til fyrirmyndar og vera með matseðil fyrir vikuna, bæði til að spara pundin og af því að ég fæ grænar af þessari spurningu á hverju kvöldi “hvað eigum við að hafa í matinn”. Nei ég held að þið skiljið ekki hversu mikið ég hata þessa pælingu! 

Nú þegar lífið er semí komið aftur í fyrra horf eftir barnsburð ákvað ég að byrja! 

Matseðillinn er hérna fyrir ofan, endilega splæsið í komment ef það eru einhverjar spurningar! 

Sandra xxx

Newborn. New mummy.

She’s here. 

Our beautiful daughter was born on the 4.1.17. 

Mom and baby are very well and are enjoying these first days getting to know each other.

I’m getting to know that she likes to be up during the night and then sleep during the day, hence why I’m writing this at 2am. 

These first days have been wonderful and challenging at the same time as to be expected. 

I promise more posts soon!

Já dóttir okkar kom í heiminn 4.1.17 og eru fyrstu dagarnir heima búnir að fara í það að kynnast þessum nýja einstakling. Hjartað springur af ást á meðan að þessir fyrstu dagar eru mjög krefjandi á sama tíma. 

Lofa fleiri færslum bráðum!

Sandra xxx

Mushroom and Parsley soup

What’s better then winding down from all the festive over eating then a healthy filling soup? 

This soup really is delish, even though I say so myself! Perfect for using that half tub of mushrooms I always end up with in my fridge that always ends up in the food bin! 

Ingredients:

  • 200 g Mushrooms of your choice
  • Medium sized onion
  • Garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons flat leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 2 vegetable stock cubes
  • 200 ml single cream
  • 2 tablespoons Butter

Melt butter in a saucepan and add a finely chopped onion with the crushed garlic. Let it simmer in the butter, without browning, for 5 minutes while you chop the mushrooms. Chop mushroom! Add flour to the saucepan whilst stirring – don’t have a high heat on to prevent it from burning! Dissolve 2 stock cubes in 700 ml hot water and add gradually to the saucepan whilst stirring. Add half the chopped mushrooms to the saucepan and the parsley and let it simmer for 15 minutes. Whilst soup is simmering put the other half of mushrooms on a pan and let it fry with a tablespoon of butter until they begin to brown. 

I always think soup tastes better then next again day but I couldn’t resist with this one it smelled yummy! If you try it please comment and let me know what you think! 

Mér finnst ekkert betra á milli jóla og nýárs en léttir hollir kvöldverðir og þá sérstaklega súpur! Þessi sveppasúpa er æði! 

Innihald

  • 200 g Sveppir
  • Meðalstór laukur
  • Hvítlauksgeiri
  • 2 matskeiðar steinselja
  • 2 matskeiðar hveiti
  • 2 grænmetisteningar
  • 200 ml rjómi
  • 2 matskeiðar rjómi

Bræðum smjörið með fín skornum lauk og hvítlauksgeira í pott. Já ég ætla að tala eins og við séum að gera þetta saman það er eitthvað svo huggulegt! Aftur að súpunni.. já í pottinn er þetta komið og við skulum láta þetta malla aðeins saman án þess að laukurinn verði brúnn. Á meðan skerum við sveppina í litla bita og geymum til hliðar! Bætum svo við hveitinu rólega og hrærum hratt á lágum hita. Leysum upp grænmetiskubbana í heiti vatni og bætum í pottinn smám saman og byggjum súpuna upp.  Bætum svo við steinseljunni og helmingnum af sveppunum í pottinn. Látum þetta malla á meðan við smjörsteiktum hinn helminginn af sveppunum á pönnu þangað til þeir eru orðnir brúnir og bætum þeim líka við súpuna. Bætum svo við rjómanum og þá er þetta komið! 

Endilega láttu mig vita í komment hvernig þér fannst súpan

Sandra xxx

Maybelline 3 for 2 deal in Boots – Total saving £38.97!

I love a good deal and will share with you guys when I come across one! All about the sharing! I went to boots to top up the make up because I was running low on foundation.. then I seen there’s 3 for 2 on all Maybelline make up! Which was perfect because I read great reviews on the Fit Me foundation and I wanted to try it.. here’s a picture of everything I got..


Get this.. because I got 9 products 3 of them were free.. 

doesn’t stop there as the Super Stay sprays were all free as well because of a Maybelline event they had on.. with every 3 Maybelline product bought you got 1 spray for free. 


So I paid £40.94, saving £17.97 

Plus I got the sprays for free that are priced at £6.99 each according to boots.co.uk.. 

Total saving £38.97!

Plus points on my boots card! Love it!

Ef þið eruð að koma til UK mæli ég með því að kíkja í Boots. Það eru svo oft tilboð í gangi og öll flottustu drug store merkin eru þar! Meðal annars Nyx, Sleek og Barry M!