Five ways to learn Italian!

This year we have made it our mission to become fluent in Italian. We have grown up around the beautiful language and one of our most near and dear goals is to be able to have a full conversation with our Nanna and Grandad and our family in Italy, in Italian. In the past few months we have been making progress and the looks on our Nanna and Grandad's faces when we sing the odd song or ask and answer questions in Italian, is all the motivation we need, when we find ourselves getting frustrated and feeling like it's too hard. Of course, it's a tad tricky at first, but we shall not be deterred and will not give up.

Book Review: Hitting that Sweet Spot by Lara Ward Cosio.

Published: March 6th 2017
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Twitter: @laracosio

Eeeeeeeek, where do I even begin? I feel so lucky that Lara Ward Cosio reached out to me, gosh I want to say, a year or so ago now, with 'Tangled up in you'. I fell in love with Sophie and Gavin's story and was so excited when the second book, 'Playing at Love' came along, to learn more about Connor and Felicity. Once more I was enamored with the characters and missed them the minute I finished reading. When Lara got in touch to tell me about 'Hitting That Sweet Spot', I couldn't wait to dive in and read about Shay and Jessica.

Live in the now.

We hear this saying a lot, 'Live in the moment, live in the now.' I feel like as I've gotten older it has really hit me more and I have started to understand it a little better. I'm very much one for to do lists, thinking ahead, making plans and having somewhat of an ideal image in my head of how I wish things to go, how I'd like scenarios to play out. Of course, at twenty- nine years of age, I'm aware that things don't always go to plan or play out exactly how we imagined. However, it doesn't tend to stop me from dreaming or planning till my heart is content.

Book Review: Right Here Waiting for You by Rebecca Pugh.

Release Date: 31st May 2017.
Publisher: HQ Digital.
Twitter: @HQDigitalUK @RebeccaPAuthor.

I have been following Rebecca Pugh's career since her debut novel 'Return to Bluebell Hill,' and it continues to inspire me every day. All of her previous books that I have read are sweet and thoughtful, which make them the perfect reads for a cozy night in or a relax by the pool.


Our earliest memories of coffee are sleeping over at our Nanna and Grandad's house, Grandad waking us up in the morning with a tray of milky cold coffee in a glass and a delicious kit kat to accompany it. It was our pre breakfast, if you will, before we went downstairs and had a scrumptious feast of roasted cherry tomato's, toast, eggs and bacon. We're grinning from ear to ear just thinking about those days! It's safe to say, our love for coffee has grown since then. We are coffee lovers through and through.

A Day at Disney's Animal Kingdom.

You may remember from a few weeks ago that my awesome husband surprised me with Disney tickets for my birthday. I shared our day at Hollywood Studios, for our four year anniversary, a few weeks back and today, because we had so much fun taking pictures at Animal Kingdom, I thought I would share that with you too! 

Book Review: Don't Stop Me Now by Colleen Coleman.

Release Date: 22nd March 2017.
Publisher: Bookouture.
Twitter: @bookouture @CollColemanAuth

I was literally just sat here about to start this review, thinking about all the things I want to get done this morning and how I know I can do it, if I just Don't Stop Now, i'm not even joking, those were my exact thoughts. Great segue, don't you think?! :)  

Top Ten Disney Songs.

So, we've talked about Disney parks, Disney food, Disney vacations and our favourite Disney movies. But recently, while in the car singing our little hearts out to the Tangled soundtrack, we realized that we have never spoken about Disney songs. This seems crazy to us, as certain ones could very well be the soundtrack to our lives. Plus everyone loves a good Disney song. We bet there are at least five that can take you back to a certain time and place as a child. Without further ado, here, in no particular order, are our Top Ten Disney songs.

The Cosy Coffee Shop of Promises by Kellie Hailes

Release Date: 10th Feb 2017.
Publisher: HQ Digital UK
Twitter: @kelliehailes @hqdigitaluk

I couldn't stop smiling when I finished this book. I kept turning to Kelly and saying, "It just made me happy." I worried that I wouldn't really know where to start or how to write an interesting book review, because I just kept going back to those same few words. Honestly, I simply encourage you to read this sweet book, it was just a delightful read...and it made me happy! :p

Mum, Dad...I want to be...

Recently we were reminiscing about our childhood and got thinking about all the things we said we wanted to be once we were grown up. Today we thought it would be fun to share them with you. Some were mere childhood daydreams, some fizzled out, some barely got off the ground (We'll explain that later) and some we actually became.

Pastiera Napoletana.

We love hearing about other people's family traditions. It makes our hearts happy when families come together, be it over new Pajama's every Christmas Eve, getting creative with family Halloween costumes or visiting a pumpkin patch each year to pick out the perfect pumpkin. Whatever it is, we get a warm, fuzzy feeling in the pit of our stomach, along with an excitement and contentment that only those special family traditions can evoke.

Book Review: Spring at Blueberry Bay by Holly Martin.

Release Date: 7th April 2017.
Publisher: Bookouture.
Twitter: @hollymartin00 @bookouture.

Reading Holly Martin's books is like walking through your front door after a busy day at work. You know the feeling; the warmth that comes from stepping foot in your own home and the comfort that comes from being in your little sanctuary. Holly's writing, her characters, her stories, all give off that same feeling of warmth and comfort, that I could happily sit and read her books all day.

Hop into Easter!

You know it just wouldn't be Easter without Mini eggs. And, we don't mean for that to sound ignorant, as we know Easter isn't exactly about chocolate and Easter bunnies, but as we have gotten older we feel that Religion has a different meaning for everyone.

Book Review: The Duke's Unexpected Bride by Lara Temple.

Release Date: 1st May 2017.
Publisher: Harlequin Historical
Twitter: @laratemple 

I feel like my reviews for any Historical Romance book I read always start with the same declaration. That is; I really, really love Historical Romance! Maybe it's because I don't read it all the time, so each time I do it's like an extra special treat, like cake that you only have on special occasions, making it taste extra good. I hope you're following.

I can be your Halo, Halo...Halo.

Spring always feels like a happy time for us. We've mentioned before how it feels like a fresh start, with pastel colours and bright flowers as far as the eye can see, it just brings with it positive vibes for new beginnings and adventure. As Spring made it's way into our worlds, we felt that extra boost of inspiration with all our projects, but especially in our need to get in the kitchen and experiment.

Spring clean your mind!

6 things to do this Spring to help you feel more motivated, positive and rejuvenated.

Book Review: On Writing by Stephen King.

Release Date: 6th July 2010
Publisher: Scribner.

Today's book recommendation is rather short but sweet. This book was recommended to be by the wonderful Rebecca Raisin and it is Stephen King's 'On Writing'. Eager to learn, progress and understand the writing process more I picked up a copy and delved in.

My Wrestlemania Moment.

I have been a fan of wrestling since I was 12 years old. I have watched Wrestlemania every year since I became a fan and, of course, I've gone back and watched the ones before that, to see the legends that made it the show it is today. They call it the grand daddy of them all, a spectacle, a showcase, and ladies and gentlemen, after finally getting to witness one live and in person, I can confirm, it is all of those things and much much more.

Book Review: The Turning Point by Freya North.

Release Date: 24th March 2016.
Publisher: Harper Collins.
Twitter: @Freya_North

How do you write a book review when you are lost for words after reading the book? Well, I guess we will find out soon enough… ahem…

Happiness Diary: March.

When I first read Stephs, from Hello Steph, 365 of days happiness diary I thought it was such a great idea. In fact, our brother had actually mentioned doing something like this a while ago, but because I've always kept a diary I didn't want to add something else to my writing list. But then each time I read another month of Stephs diary, the more I felt compelled to try it for myself, simply because the posts made me so happy.