Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Cleaning Mold Off Of Tile Grout - Tips Tuesday

Hi everyone, I sure have missed blogging on here, so I have decided to start adding weekly, home related blog posts.

I'm going to start with a weekly 'Tips Tuesday' or 'Tutorial Tuesday', beginning this week with 'cleaning the mold off of tile grout'.

We have a big mold problem in our bathroom! It's horrid! We don't have an extractor fan in there (this is something we will add when we replace our bathroom), so we have to have the window open constantly. Now that the weather is turning cold again, this is causing a problem and bringing the mold back with a vengence!

We had purchased a really expensive mold spray from B&Q which stank of bleach, so I thought, why not just try bleach? So I bought a 2ltr thin bleach from Sainsburys (which was about 40p) and a pack of cheap toothbrushes from Poundland:

I then went to work...



So, as you can see, it worked really well. If you're going to try this, make sure you have all the windows open =)

Saturday, 28 June 2014

Re-Launch Day!

Hi everyone, I hope you like the new look blog/website! I've spent most of the day doing it and as it's just gone 10pm here, I think I'm going to call it a night.

I'll be uploading some items to our Etsy shop tomorrow.

I hope you're all enjoying your weekends,
Lots of love,
Kate x

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Where have I been?

Hi guys, please let me apologise for my lack of blog posts this month. I started a new module on my BA Honours in Business Studies in February and it has completely taken over my life.

I have a lot to update on here and items to add to my Etsy shop, which I am hoping to start getting up together in the next couple of weeks.

I've started scheduling coursework and my blogging (for here and my other blogs) on a weekly basis, so once my time is organised better, I will be updating Emily Joan on a frequent, if not daily basis (whether that is a blog post or social media).

I am also going to be doing a weekly post, like I had been doing with the Pinterest Wednesday posts. but I will insted be doing tutorials, recipes, as well as the odd Pinterest post.

I also want to revamp the blog a bit, so it's all coming soon, so you will hear from me shortly =)

I hope everyone is doing really well xxx

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Wire Shapes - Pinterest Wednesday

Hello hello beautiful people =) It's that time of the week again for Pinterest Wednesday.

This week I had been thinking about having a play about with wire. It has been a while since I have done any jewellery making as I have been concentrating on coursework for a while, so it was great to get my tools out and have a play about with some wire.

I got the inspiration after seeing this pin:

I had a little play about this afternoon and made an 'E' and a 'Z':

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Re-growing fruit and vegetables - Pinterest Wednesday

Hi guys, I hope you're all doing well =)

For this weeks Pinterest Wednesday post, I decided to try out something I have been thinking about for a while after seeing pins like these:


After I'd eaten all the leaves from my swiss chard, I decided to give it a go! I placed the base in a bowl of water and put it on the windowsill in my kitchen.

I left it alone, other than changing the water on Saturday, and here is a photo I took of it today:

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Valentine's Day Card - Pinterest Wednesday

Hey guys, I hope you're having a fantastic week. The weather here is awful at the moment, high winds and lots of rain. Still, it's nice to have some snuggle time at home in the cold winter evenings with your loved ones, and with loved ones in mind, this weeks Pinterest Wednesday post is for Valentines Day.

I know some people don't really do Valentine's Day. We don't really. We (as I'm sure most people) think that you don't need to be told by the shops that it's time to show your other half that you care, for that one day... Saying that though, it is nice to take the day/evening out to specifically spend time with your other half.

We don't tend to spend any money around Valentine's Day. We might have a nice meal or take away at home with a homemade card and present.

It's with this in mind that I decided to make this card, after seeing this pin:

I really liked the fact that you could come up with things specific for your partner =)

Here is the one I've made for my gorgeous Husband:

Are you making anything homemade for Valentine's Day? We'd love to see it if you have! Let us know on our Facebook page or please comment with any blog links below =) xxx

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Nail polish & wire - Pinterest Wednesday

I saw this pin a while back and thought it was a fantastic idea!


I don't think I'd have the patience to create something as beautiful as that, but I quite like what I came up with.

I started off trying a bow:

I had problems with the bow as the circle was too large and I couldn't add enough nail polish to make it stick, so I made a thinner one to practice on:

And finally got it! 

So I created a collection of a few together:

And then painted them with the nail varnish. I'd advise that you first paint around the edges on the inside and let dry to a tacky consistancy, then swirl a full brush around the inside and it should take:

All dry the next morning:

I only had the black nail varnish to hand, but I bet it would look great with pastel colour nail polishes, like the ones from the original pin.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Clementine Chicken - Pinterest Wednesday

It's another food Pinterest post this week, and another bit of a cheaty one as I only got the idea from Pinterest, rather than follow the recipe.

Here is the pin that gave me the idea:

I had some clementines to use up and thought this looked great, so decided to give it a go with a twist. I had some onions and rosemary in the fridge so decided to use them too

Please excuse the photo being on it's side, Blogger flipped it for some reason

My recipe is as follows:
3 x clementines
1 x pack of organic chicken pieces (2 thighs and 2 drumsticks)
2 x small onions
2 x sprigs of rosemary
some new potatoes (how ever many you want for 2 people)
a little olive oil
some mustard

I put the chicken in the roasting dish, peeled and then chopped the onions in half, squeezed one clementine over the chicken and sliced up the other 2. Scrubbed the potatoes and sliced into small pieces, added them all to the roasting dish and then striped the rosemary leaves from the stalks and scattered them over everything. Before putting in the oven I brushed the chicken with a little mustard and added a small slosh of olive oil. I then put them in the oven at 180 for about an hour and a half.

I served them on a bed of stir fried kale and courgette:

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Etched Wooden Spoons - Pinterest Wednesday

Hi Guys, I came across this pin for etched wooden spoons:


I've had a wood burning tool for a while that I saw in Lidl very cheaply a while back and had been looking for an excuse to use it.

My Niece and I gave this a go last weekend, and I think they turned out great!

We will be listing some for sale in our Etsy shop over the next week or so (I will add the link when it's up and running).

I hope you're all enjoying 2014 so far xx

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Pretzels - Pinterest Wednesday


Hope you're all enjoying 2014 so far! Getting back into exercise after having a break for Christmas has been blooming hard work today, but so worth it. I've definately put on a few pounds over Christmas!

This year, we have a new addition to Emily Joan! My Neice Emily. She will be helping me with Pinterest posts, tutorials, packaging items and helping me out at shows. She may also start selling her own items too =)

So anyway, back to the Pinterest post haha!

I have been wanting to do a food post for a while now and after seeing the large pretzels for sale in Tesco, I decided I wanted to try to make my own.

I came across this pin:

Which is for a video by The Vegan Zombie

Here is the video: 

These were SO good! I definately recommend them! I used butter instead of vegan butter, but you could use vitalite or oil for the vegan version.

Here is my attempt:

I did half with sea salt and the other half with cinnamon sugar. They were absolutely delicious!