Life

Studying Away at College – Part 2

  Not everyone stays in their home city when they go to college. My brother Danny is living away at college, so I thought I would ask him for a few tips and advice to give to students  thinking of moving away in September. Some people think that going away for college is all about… Continue reading Studying Away at College – Part 2

Beauty · Craft

A Hand-ful of Lavender Goodness

  This September has been very different for me. I have just started college and everything is completely new.  I have a new routine, getting up earlier than usual in the morning for the bus is one of the tricky parts.  I am certainly appreciating more all the times my parents drove me to school!!!… Continue reading A Hand-ful of Lavender Goodness

Craft · Life

Super Joe’s 18th Birthday Party!

My brother Joe loves all things superhero. He was 18 a few weeks ago so I felt it was a good excuse for a surprise party and the theme of course was a no brainer!!  We managed to keep it a secret for a whole month while we made props and decorations. Homemade masks, capes… Continue reading Super Joe’s 18th Birthday Party!

Life

Thejellybeanblog meets Irish Fashion Blogger Retro Flame!!

Last Wednesday evening my sister and I attended a Dressup Market event with special guest Retro Flame. The event was held in the Imperial Hotel in Cork city. I have been following Retro Flame’s blog for almost two years and her sister Kaelin was at the event also. It was lovely to meet them in… Continue reading Thejellybeanblog meets Irish Fashion Blogger Retro Flame!!

Food

Summer Fruit Pies baked with Berries from my Garden

As baking is one of my favourite hobbies, I’m constantly looking and searching for new and simple recipes to make. During the summer months, I enjoy having some extra time to bake and cook which I really like. The majority of the time I bake bread, muffins or cakes for my family as a treat.… Continue reading Summer Fruit Pies baked with Berries from my Garden

Food · Life

Summer Sipping

We are having a wonderful summer here in Ireland, the sun is shining and everyone’s in a great mood. A heat wave is definitely something we are not used to getting. Sometimes it’s hard to keep hydrated throughout the day and at the moment as it’s hot and sunny, it’s even harder. So, today I… Continue reading Summer Sipping

Beauty

Spring Care for Skincare!

Normally during the colder wintry months I feel it is the time when skin needs that extra bit of TLC. Your skin can feel dryer and duller than usual. This year I’m studying for exams so my skin is definitely on a roller coaster journey.  Now that we’re in April, and hopefully some sunshine is… Continue reading Spring Care for Skincare!

Life

Frosty Shades of Grey

At the moment we’ve been having snow and ice here in Ireland. I thought it would be a perfect idea to share how I’m snuggling up during the snow. A lovely Christmas gift I received from my friend’s Kelly and Jessie and their mum Ann was a hot chocolate and mug set. As it’s still cold… Continue reading Frosty Shades of Grey

Beauty · Life

Fit For February, with Adidas and Lacoste

Hello everyone!  Christmas 2017 I was very lucky to be gifted many presents all of which I love. They were so good that they inspired me to write a post about them. One thing I really like about gifts is when they’re practical and you know instantly you’re going to get so much use out… Continue reading Fit For February, with Adidas and Lacoste

Food

Barrymore Bake-off…Ready, Steady, Bake!

At our Charity Christmas Café, we got donations of beautiful home baking. Many people requested the recipes of our talent bakers so I decided to give them a try myself and share them as requested, enjoy!! Dawn is our lovely neighbour from Scotland. She gave us this recipe to recreate and share, it is yummy and… Continue reading Barrymore Bake-off…Ready, Steady, Bake!

Craft

Mother’s Day Tea Gift For That Special Mum

Today I wanted to share with you how to create your own pretty little tea bags with loose tea and some fine wedding tulle. I thought this idea would be perfect for a Mother’s Day gift because every time your mom makes a cup of tea, she will be reminded of your kind gesture. I… Continue reading Mother’s Day Tea Gift For That Special Mum

Life

Chocolate Tea at The Three Spoons

My mom and I are big fans of herbal tea and we drink it all the time. Green tea is my favourite especially with lemon. When my moms friend Martina mentioned that she bought chocolate tea I was very intrigued so I went out to hunt down this delicious sounding tea! The Three Spoons shop in… Continue reading Chocolate Tea at The Three Spoons