Monday, 31 October 2016

Life lately in snapshots #11

Life lately in snapshots: Halloween and autumn on the blog
Happy Hallows Eve my pumpkins! This month I have felt my Sertraline tapering off a bit and the medicine is not working as well for me as when I first tried it. I have been struggling with feeling unwell
 and in a stupor, feeling like my brain isn't working properly and feeling overwhelmed and left behind with everything. It feels so horrible physically, similar to that queasy, nasty feeling you get with flu and on my bad days I can hardly move. Do bear with me - here's a look at this month through the lens!
Life lately in snapshots: Halloween and autumn on the blog
1. Greenhalghs gingerbread - Oscar and I have been making trips in town specially to pick up some of our favourite soft, sweet, fragrant iced gingerbread cookies. The mummies and mermaids are so cute! It's a chance to challenge myself when I am having a better day and I get a sweet reward to share at the end.

2. Making souling cakes - as well as carving pumpkins, we've had a go at making soul cakes to try - I love learning about old traditions so this was a lovely experience, making them the same as how they were made over a hundred years ago! Hopefully our trick-and-treaters will enjoy them too!

3. Vanessa Carlton - her music speaks to me in a certain way and I love the instrumental components in her songs. They are so moving and beautiful and often haunting - especially 'Hear the Bells'.
Life lately in snapshots: Halloween and autumn on the blog
4. Tanya Burr Cosmetics Face Illuminator - this has been on my wishlist for a while and I finally got around to trying it after placing a FeelUnique order for my sister's birthday! I would love to do a full review on my blog quite soon, the packaging is so gorgeous and you get so much product.

5. Oscar in his lil sweaters - I'm really enjoying layering my little love in all his little sweaters, jumpers and coats. There's something really special about sharing the colder months with Oscar: making tents under the duvet, keeping snuggly and warm, dressing up, going to see the fireworks, eating gingerbread, watching the fairy lights... it's like I am experiencing each of these for the first time all over again!

6. Lush toasty bath cocktail - my favourite Lush combination of the moment is the Pumpkin bath bomb and Lush Kitchen Phoenix bubble bar together. Mitch picked up the Pumpkin for me when at his gaming convention and I decided to add a pinch of Phoenix. The result is a super bubbly, cinnamon and ginger-like scented bath with bright orange waters! The Pumpkin has quite a dark scent, the sweet, yet raw and bitter kick of candied ginger, with a citrus edge. So cosy with the toasty cinnamon bubbles!
Life lately in snapshots: Halloween and autumn on the blog
7. My Too Faced Gingerbread palette giveaway - I'm too excited, there's no way I could leave it out haha! Go here to learn a little more about the festive scented Limited Edition palette from the Grande Hotel Cafe. I may have inadvertently themed my instagram to match. Maybe I could tempt you to enter?

8. Fox socks - cute matching socks always cheer me up and make my day that much sweeter. These fox ones are so warm and snuggly and I feel like I'm walking on a cloud.

9. Autumn reading has begun - this book is my favourite all year round; I love to read about what was going on in the Victorian farm at that particular time of year. My favourite fictional reads for autumn are the Susan Hill novels, Helen Dunmore and any gothic literature. I am also partial to a little poetry!

What are you up to this evening? I'm working on catching up with my replies and I will be sure to visit you back too! What do you like to read around Halloween? 


  1. wow ice creams! count me in.

  2. This evening I'll be waiting in for the trick or treater's with a big bowl of sweeties! I love your Instagram, it's so stunning and inspiring. Those socks are adorable. x x

    1. Wahh definitely calling at your house if I could Aimee haha! Awww so kind, thank you so much!! ♡

  3. lovely snaps!!!

  4. follow her she will follow u

  5. ooo I love the socks - i def get into my socks when it comes to winter they are so cosy!! Thanks for stopping by hun - Following you on GFC and insta :) xx

  6. Such a fun insta! Tonight I was out with my two little princesses escorting them to houses! Those fox socks are absolutely adorable!

  7. I hope you start feeling better soon. I love your pictures, they're gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

    x. Cattleya

  8. The photos look really comfy!! Wish I could get my hands on Tanya's cosmetics line too. I'll wait for your full review of the face illuminator! :)

    Followed you on IG and Bloglovin, btw :)

    Lyka Chiang | Instagram | Bloglovin

  9. ah your insta is too cute! i love everything, i had the same problem with sertraline too!
    jen / velvet spring

  10. I love how on theme your feed is! Those gingerbread cookies look so good and make me crave Christmasy things :D Oscar looks so cute in his little sweater!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  11. These little gingerbread biscuits look so yummy :D And I didn't know about the soul cakes, never heard about those and I can't believe I missed your post about it! It's great to keep traditions going.
    I hope you'll feel better this November, hopefully the thought of Christmas will lift your spirits and help you when medicine seems a little behind! :)

    Julia x

  12. beautiful photos


  13. Such pretty, romantic snapshots! I love what you're wearing in that photo with the gingerbread cookie!

  14. Such cute and lovely photos Elisabeth :D Your feed is amazing and so harmonious *.*
    You just got a new follower here :D
    Xoxo ❤

  15. Those cakes look quite tasty. Did your trick or treaters enjoy them?

    Take care,

  16. Loving your feed girlie! So pretty <3

  17. lovely shots! I hope you feel better soon! Happy Friday!


  18. I always love these posts of yours! They are so beautiful and artistic. As always that is the case this month also.
    Hope your experience with your medicine gets better. I've only tried Fluoxetine (also an SSRI), and have had shaky times with it. Sometimes it's better, sometimes it's worse. Hang in there! You are doing great!!
    Much love,

  19. Your little one looks so cute in that red sweater! Also entered your giveaway!