Monday, 9 March 2015

DIY birthday card/present

Hi everyone,
Today's post is a diy birthday card/present that is perfect for anyone.

Chocolate bar card
  1. Begin with picking the persons favourite chocolate bars and plan a paragraph. It doesn't have to make sense, it just has to say a message.
  2. Use an A3 piece of card and draft it using a pencil.
  3. Go over the writing with black felt tip and sellotape on the chocolate bars.
  4. Done! It is a little awkward to wrap or a bit big to put in an envelope so I just put mine in a big carrier bag.
Check back soon for a new post

Love Daydream girl xx

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Hairstyles for school

Hi everyone,
Today's post is hairstyles for school. I don't know if you are like me, but I get really bored of wearing the same hairstyles. So today I have come up with a few easy and quick hairstyles for busy mornings or even going out.

1. Side fishtail braid
The fishtail is a really easy braid that looks really intricate.

For a fishtail you divide your hair in to 2 parts.
Take the small piece furthest away from the centre on one of the sides and put it ointo the other side.
Do this again but taking the piece from the other side and placing it on the opposite side.

If you are confused use the diagram above to help you. Once you get the hang of this it becomes really easy.

2. Waterfall braid
I love waterfall braids and they look super cute with straight, curly or any kind of hair.

For a waterfall braid you start of like a french plait - divide it into 3 small sections at the front.

Then plait it but after the 2nd time add a small bit of hair when plaiting the top section but let the bottom section go back into the hair and pick up a different part.


3. Messy bun
Messy buns are great! They look casual but can easily be dressed up with accessories.

For a messy bun, you need to tie your hair up in a high ponytail - the height you want your bun. Then twist your hair and swirl into a circle.

Secure with a bobble and use grips if needed.

Loosen by pulling forward and turning.

Also pull the part on top of your head forward to loosen.
Accessorise with bows, flowers and bandanas.

Have a great weekend.
 Daydream girl xx

Messy bun:  Source
Waterfall braid:  Source
Side fishtail photo:   Source

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Bread rolls

Hi everyone,
Today's recipe is bread rolls. When I first came to make bread I thought it would be hard, however I found this recipe and it is foolproof. You can make them into rolls, a loaf or shapes.

Bread rolls

300g strong bread flour
250ml warm water
3 tsp olive oil
1 sachet quick action dried yeast
1/4 tsp salt
Milk for glazing
Sesame seeds/poppy seeds (optional)

  1. Grease a baking tray or line a loaf tin.
  2. Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in the yeast and make a well in the centre of the mixture.
  4. Add the warm water and work into a dough. (If it doesn't come together, use more water but make sure it is still warm.)
  5. Turn onto a floured surface and knead for 5 - 10 minutes.
  6. Cut into 8 and roll each piece into a circle shape and place on a baking tray.
  7. Leave to rise for 30 minutes-1 hour 30 minutes, depending on how much time you have.
  8. Brush with milk quite generously (add any toppings) and bake for 10-15 minutes or until they sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.
  9. Place on the cooling rack and you are done!

I hope you enjoy these as they are super soft and super tasty. Check back Wednesday for a new post. Comment below what ideas you have for toppings.
   Daydream girl xx

Friday, 27 February 2015

Book review

Hey everyone,
Sorry I haven't posted in a while, hope you are all okay. I just wondered if you could let me know in the comments below what you like about my blog or what you would like to see posts about in the future. Please check back Sunday for another recipe post.

Girl online by Zoe Sugg
This book is really good and I recommend reading it. It really makes you appreciate that you have people to look out for you and think about how hurtful other people can be. This book is a novel about a girl called Penny who has a passion for photography. No one understands Penny ,except from her best friend Elliot, so she makes a blog as somewhere to share her worries with. When she gets the chance to go to America she thinks all her dreams have come true as she meets her prince charming, but when she gets back to England he isn't who he seemed to be and she soon sees the dark side of the online world

Running on the cracks by Julia Donaldson
This book is also really good and I would recommend it for 13+ yrs. It is a book that is the story of a teenage girl as she has many problems. Leo is 14 years old and lives with her auntie and uncle after the tragic death of her musician parents. Leo's uncle scares her by his inappropriate behaviour so she runs away to Scotland where she makes many new friends who help her to get back on her feet and carry on with her life. 

I hope you get the chance to read these book as they are both really good and teach teenage girls a lot about life. 
    Daydream girl xx

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Chocolate banana bars

Hey everyone,
I love making these bars, they are quite healthy and very addictive so I just had to share them.


  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 85g butter
  • 150g brown/muscavado sugar
  • 2 large bananas, mashed
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 150g chocolate


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar.
  2. Add the eggs and mix well.
  3. Stir in the banana, apple, salt and cinnamon.
  4. Pour onto a flat baking tray and bake for approximately 20 minutes (or until a cocktail stick comes out clean.)
  5. Take them out of the oven and cut into bar sized pieces. Leave to cool.

    6.Melt chocolate over a pan of hot water or in the microwave.

7. Using a palette knife, spread evenly over the cooled sponge.
8. Leave to set. Cut over the markas made earlier and enjoy.

Hope you enjoy making (and eating!) these bars.
   Daydream girl xx 

Friday, 20 February 2015

Chocolate brownies

Hi everyone,
Now I don't know anyone who doesn't like a good chocolate brownie and this recipe makes the most divine chocolate brownies ever and is super quick and easy!!

  • 200g chocolate (milk or dark, which ever you like best)
  • 1/5 cup butter
  • 2/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/3 tsp salt
  • 2 drops vanilla essence (optional)
  • Handful of nuts - walnuts or hazelnuts (optional)

  1. Melt the chocolate and butter - microwave or mix together over a pan of hot water.
  2. Add sugar, eggs, flour and salt. Mix well to combine.
  3. Add vanilla, nuts and any extras if using.
  4. Pour onto a baking tray.
  5. Cook at 180°C/350°F.
And that's it, sit back and eat your brownies. I ate mine hot with vanilla ice-cream.

Please comment down below if you make these brownies and what extras you put in the mix.
Check back Wednesday for a new post.
        Daydream Girl xx

Friday, 13 February 2015

Welcome to my blog!

Hi everyone,
This is my new blog called Daydreams, doodles and dilemmas. It is quite self explanatory to be honest, but this blog is about my thoughts, my drawings and my dilemmas(and I have a lot of dilemmas!)

I will also be blogging reviews, tutorials and maybe some photography. I really hope this blog is something you can relate to when you are feeling unconfident or just need a little pick me up.

Please leave suggestions of what you would like me to blog about in the comment box below. I hope you enjoy reading this blog.

Daydream girl xx