Hi! Thanks for stopping to read my blog. I am going to be trying my best to update you every Tuesday, that is depending on if the kids aren’t running rings around me!
So this past week I had one of my favourite hours since joining the main channel at QVC. This was down to one very special little guest. Those of you that follow me on Instagram will already know that I got to work with Malteaser the dog! We had a fabulous Pampered Pets hour bringing you some of the great solution-based products for your pets and also lots of lovely treats for them too.
Like the Neater Feeder pet bowls and Forthglade meals for dogs. Malteaser was such a sweet little dog and was a true professional showing off the Pet Angel Detangling brush and Torus travel water bowl. When it came to trying to get him into the Cozee Pet bed he was more interested in jumping up on the sofa, proving the old adage of ‘don’t work with children or animals’ is still relevant! I hope he comes back for future shows because he put such a big smile on all of our faces.
Outside of QVC
Oh boy the rain was back again this weekend, could it please just stop?! I don’t hate the rain but I love to be able to spend lots of time with the kids outside and there’s only so much rain they will put up with. So Fred and I took them to the cinema to see the latest Disney film, Coco. Oh my goodness, I completely loved it, so did the girls. It’s the story of a little Mexican boy who’s family believe they are cursed because of music, thanks to his Great Great Grandfather, the problem being he adores music and thinks of nothing else.
So on the night of ‘Dia de Muertos’ the celebration of the ‘Day of the Dead’, he ends up travelling to the ‘other side’ to discover the secrets of his family and to try and fulfil his dream to be a great musician. It’s a world of skeletons, but I promise it’s not scary or I wouldn’t have taken the kids and after all it’s Disney!!!! It was the most wonderful, visually beautiful, fascinating, funny and moving film. I completely sobbed at the end! It’s really beautiful and not just for kids so if you get a chance to see it then do!
What I’m using in beauty
If you haven’t discovered Becca yet then let me introduce you to it. It’s main goal is to give you flawless, luminous looking skin, so the Today’s Special Value that is coming your way this Thursday 1st February is the perfect way to get the most incredible looking skin, starting with primer, lightweight foundation, highlighting pressed powder, under eye corrector and even an iridescent lip gloss to give your lips a gorgeous shimmer. I have tried it out for you in this video to give you a better idea of what it’s going to do for you so take a few minutes and give it a watch.
What I’m wearing in fashion
I’m definitely having a bit of a shoe moment right now and this week I want to share a really beautiful pair with you. They are the most divine pair of Marc Fisher Flats called Annabeth. When I saw these I knew there was a chance that they wouldn’t fit me because they are so pointed, as I am really a size 8.5, but I didn’t care so I’ve bought some shoe trees to stretch them a bit! So with that in mind, because they are so pointed I would say go up a size. It’s not often you find flats that are this elegant and fashion forward. I have them in black but they also come in a dark red/burgundy.
The second piece to share with you is this sweater from Marble, I wore it this weekend but forgot to take a picture during the day so apologies for the pictures as they are a little grainy. Tilda and Ivy were desperate to be in the picture too! The top has a high low hem with a chiffon detail and a batwing sleeve. I have the Charcoal Multi but we also have a Black Multi too. Such an easy throw-on piece that’s effortlessly stylish.
What I’m cooking
This week I’m sharing my Sticky Chicken recipe, it’s very much freehand pouring so no exact measures but you’ll get the picture. There are lots of recipes for this on Pinterest and I did a bit of a mix of a few. First I made a marinade of soy sauce, clear honey, freshly squeezed lemon plus some grated peel and two cloves of chopped garlic. I then put a pack of boneless, skinless chicken thighs in a bowl and poured in the marinade and left it covered for at least an hour. I find chicken thighs take in much more flavour than breast when using a marinade.
I then popped it in an oven dish, with the excess marinade, and put in the oven for about 30 mins. While that was cooking I took some Pak Choi and sliced it longways down the middle, I then griddled this on the hob with a little olive oil. Meanwhile I boiled up some brown rice, it’s much healthier than white and has a nicer nuttier texture in my opinion. Once the chicken was done I sprinkled it with sesame seeds and popped the thighs on the griddle pan just to crisp them up a little. I was actually quite surprised how tasty this all was, I wasn’t sure if it would be ‘sticky enough’ or marinaded enough but it was really good and again very simple and a perfect week night meal for me and Fred. I think next time I might add a bit more honey and perhaps even some grated ginger to the marinade too.
So that’s it from me for this week, let me know what you’ve been up to and if you like the look of the Becca Today’s Special Value.