I'm back on youtube after being away for many months. I find it hard sometimes as it's like being on bigbrother constantly, apart from you have to watch yourself 10 million times over until you edit yourself 'cool' enough for someone else to watch - just to go and leave a negative comment or thumbs down. Social medias kinda brutal when you think about it right? Anyway, I'm not my biggest fan however I've decided to put that aside as pictures just aren't doing it for me at the moment. I love them, photography truley is my passion. However, you then miss the quirks, funny, cute or even insane moments. That's what i want to document... along with the crying and sad. I don't want to create clickbait titles or crazy thumbnails. My channel is going to be what it is. Our life. Like it or lump it but I do hope you enjoy it haha.

Here is the first vlog back, i have uploaded more since then so you have a few to catch up on!

Smallable Store

In all honesty, you're all probably bored of me blabbering on about how much I love Smallable, but for you all that don't follow me over on Instagram... I LOVE SMALLABLE.
Smallable is somewhere you can find beautiful things that have been perfectly curated for your home, nursery to even skincare or fashion.
I personally have loved the company since finding them when i was pregnant. This however made me spend far too much, that's what your first ones all about though right? I love to shop with a whole range of brands and they seem to always stock the ones i adore which is perfect for Indias modern bohemian style and myself, the shopping addict.
I think that in general, the clothes are a little bit pricier as they're a lot more special/better quality and some brands sustainable. However they have the best outlet which i'm constantly refreshing, defo one to check out if you can't afford the full price items.

I pulled this from their site -
''We love brands and designers that tell a story and that are committed to making goods with the utmost respect for human beings and the environment. We like being selective, without being elitist. Well-being, beauty and goodness are the very essence of our DNA.

We support designers who are committed to:

- environmental protection and human respect.
- ethical production by supporting communities of women and men and by adhering to employee protection schemes.
- a local limited production.
This is what Smallable guarantees; products made with care by passionate designers, very often in small quantities and sometimes by hand.''

Doesn't that just make you love them more?!

My Favourite brands to shop on there include- Rylee and cru , BuhoLouise Misha and louis louise
They currently have a private sale going on so i sifted through the pages and found these... Alas, i have no money this month so please shop so i can live through you all. So many gorgeous pieces ... goes and cries in a locked toilet.

Its also the best place to find your matching outfits with your babe.
My Favourite brand to twin in.

Sidenote* I was talking to my friend the other day and discussing the prices of Mamas and Papas and how when you're in the shop although you wince, you would easily pay £22 - 34 for a dress, so how come we find it harder to support smaller businesses when presented with that price? Is it because it's a in the moment rather than see the numbers on the screen? 
Another sidenote* I spent more than i EVER have on a Millk knitted set for India and she wears it 2/3 days of the week for the past 8 months.  i, of course, bought it in the bigger size. whereas things i have bought from lets say Asda or Next have been worn once or twice and forgotten about. So i think that if you truly love something and you will enjoy seeing your little one being in it. Go for it. Just make sure you buy some Vanish! Never be afraid of ruining clothes, there's always a solution to fix it plus life is for living! 

My Coconut Milk Float

I came up with this very deconstructed version of a cream soda float, as I was making my coconut milk I suddenly thought how nice 'nice cream' would be with it ... and here we are. My life changing morning, lunch or dinner bowl was made. Okay not so life changing but it is scrummmm.
 Everything in this bowl is using my coconut milk I make with my almond cow machine. 
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It honestly saves you a bomb with the amount you pay out for nut-based milk and also gives you the base to a lot of insane recipes with the leftovers it creates! Zero waste, Zero plastic.
So here we go let's start with the coconut milk recipe :
    1 cup fresh coconut shreds or flakes
   a pinch of sea salt 
  3 pitted dates 
   1 tsp vanilla extract 
Soak the coconut shreds/flakes in hot water for 1-2 hours.
Rinse the coconut shreds or flakes in water briefly. 
Place the coconut shreds in the Almond Cow filter basket with the dates, this adds sweetness to your milk. 
Fill the base of the machine with water up to the fill line, add the vanilla extract, and attach the top of the Almond Cow. 
Press the blend button on the top of the machine, and allow to blend for about 45 seconds. 
Keep the coconut remains as you can make energy balls, biscuits, brownies, granola... whatever your heart desires with it! Or you could just totally eat it then and there. Yumm.Once I made my milk I added some to my chia seeds so that they could sit and drink up the goodness ready to serve at the end. I prefer these white chia seeds . 

There's so many different ways to use them, I'm sure you've seen all the recipes on Pinterest. When added to milk the best way i can describe them, is similar to rice pudding texture wise. You can sprinkle on muesli, fruit or even use in baking.
*Chia Seeds are high in Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids. Antioxidant-rich, they contain complete protein, more calcium than milk and are an excellent source of dietary fiber. 

Next up was to make up a batch of nice cream. It is so simple and so much healthier than icecream.
As soon as you see your bananas go brown, slice them up thinly and chuck them in your freezer, once frozen add a splash of milk, vanilla essence and honey to your blender along with your bananas. 
Viola, super creamy 'ice cream'. It will keep in your freezer for about 2 months. 

That's it! just spoon some of your nice cream, coconut milk and chia seeds in your bowl and for the finishing touch coconut caramel sauce - which is honestly pure heaven.
It's so satisfying to make a meal completely from scratch with something you've made, even my biscuits were made from the coconut meal left by the Almond Cow machine.

Chai Almond Milk Recipe

Soak those almonds of yours about a cup full overnight so they're all juicy and plump.

So first of all lets get the kettle on and stew some chai tea bags, you could totally make your own flavour and not cheat with a tea bag by stewing honey, cinnamon , ginger, vanilla, cardamom , cloves and cinnamon with a bit of water. Who has time for that though? You'll have to strain it etc etc etc i'm lazy so lets get back to the tea bag deal. 
You'll only want a little bit of water in with the chai tea just enough to get the flavour running through your milk.
While thatsaaaa brewing lets make the almond milk, now i have a Almond Cow machine and i know that not everyone has that luxury so i'm going to give you the recipe on how i made it before hand.
Usually people say to peel the skin off the almonds but honestly i don't notice the difference enough to feel the need to do so.. but if you would like? then do so. Stick them in the blender with some water ( the ratio i use is 1 cup almonds 3 cup water  ) and blitz until smooth...pour the liquid out in a secure muslin cloth over a bowl ( or you can get a straining bag )  and pour the almond mixture in to it. Then bunch up the cloth or bag and squeeze the milk out SO DAMN SATISFYING. You'll be left with pulp which you can make in to almond flour, just dry it out and store in to a jar until needed.
Last step combine your brewed chai tea and milk together, thats it.
The milk lasts up to 3 - 4 days in the fridge :)

It's so much easier than you think and cheaper than buying it already bottled. 
I love experimenting with vanilla and agave nectar.

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