Friday, February 28, 2014

Walk With Me by Jade Lee Wright


I am thrilled!! 

The designers have finally revealed the complete cover of my novel entitled, 'Walk With Me.

It will be bound and ready for collection early next week - I can hardly wait to hold my book in my hands... what a surreal feeling.



I am looking for anyone that would be interested in a copy and wouldn't mind reviewing it on their blogs as a book review so that my pride and joy can gain some exposure in this big, scary world!

Should you be interested please pop me an email or a comment below. 

Have a gorgeous weekend everyone!
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mane N Tail Detangler: The Tangles and Knots Solution | Product Review

Oh.
My.
Word.

I think I have died and gone to hair heaven. 

My mornings after a shower are now absolute pure bliss. 

Mane N Tail recently sent me this Detangler in the post after seeing my review on their shampoo and conditioner. I was so thrilled to receive it and very excited to try it out. 





Firstly, let me tell you what an absolute nightmare my hair is in the mornings. Once I've washed it, no matter how much conditioner I use, I just cannot comb out the knots. 
Half of my morning is spent wrestling with a hair brush! 
But not anymore!!! 

The Mane N Tail Detangler is an absolute lifesaver and I honestly could not believe the results. I must admit that I was a little skeptical when I first started spraying it onto my damp hair. I didn't understand how it would help me comb out the knots - I still don't actually! It is magic. 

After I'd sprayed a good few spritz's of this stuff into my hair - I grabbed my nemesis... The Comb.

Brushing my hair has never been so easy!

You know that half of the reason I decided to chop off all of my hair into a pixie cut last year was because I just couldn't handle the knots anymore?
Had I known this product existed - had I done further research before making the drastic decision to hack off my long locks.... I wouldn't be so regretful right now.
Cutting off all of my hair and styling it into a pixie cut didn't banish the knots anyway - but Mane N Tail has. 


I can never go back - likewise with the shampoo and conditioner. 
I swear - once you have used these products you won't be able to use anything else! 
I am so happy with Mane N Tail - and I have no doubt in my mind that you will all be too!

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

What is in my Bag?!

Hi everyone! 

This is my video on what is currently residing in my Audrey Hepburn, 'Mary Poppins' bag! I did this video over the weekend and had a lot of fun with it - at first I really wasn't into the whole 'Vlogging' thing and I didn't really know what to say... but I think I'm slowwwwwly getting the hang of it! 

Enjoy!

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Romantic Fashion


Anybody that truly knows me knows that I am probably the biggest Jane Austen fan you will ever meet.

I derive a lot of my romantic streak from Austen and it is no secret that she is definitely a huge inspiration in my life and my passion as a writer was definitely fueled by her. 

She's just a freaking genious to say the least... 

So I had to share with you one of my favorite tee's that has a quote that Mr. Darcy says to Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice:

"In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

These photo's were taken during the week - I wore this t-shirt to work along with a blue skirt and a silver waist belt. After work, I enjoyed an evening with my folks. We had wine and chatted about all sorts of in depth things. It was truly wonderful to connect with them again. 

This is a photo of my dad and I sharing some sort of funny story with one another accompanied by wine. 

We didn't know that the photo was being taken at the time - they are the best kind of photo's, aren't they???


Once we realized photographs were being taken - we pulled ugly faces at the camera (two peas in a pod):

I love my family.
Of course we have our major up and downs, as all families do.... but we overcome them all and support each other 100%. 

Wow... well that was a fashion post gone wrong!! Sentimental much??? :) 

Have a goodie fellow blog-a-holics x

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Jade Learns Something!


Hey everyone! 

This is a really quick video of a phone call between me and my brother. I've just discovered the iPad and have been playing around with it and so I've just learnt how to upload videos! 

I'm sure they will get better through time... I'm still a vlogger newbie to be fair. Hope this gives you all a bit of a laugh anyway... There is a real, longer and more interesting video I shot today that will be uploaded tomorrow! 

Until then...


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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Stuffed Bell Peppers Recipe

This easy-to-make recipe is quick and convenient for those nights where you really don’t feel like slaving over the stove.  It is a succulent combination of diced red onions, slithers of baby marrow, carrots and broccoli stalks seasoned in a lemon and black pepper spice and soaked in rich soya sauce. These ingredients are layered over a bed of rice and put inside an oven-baked pepper.



Ingredients (serves two):

  •          2 Red Peppers
  •          2 Chicken Breasts
  •         1 Red Onion
  •          2 Baby Marrows
  •         1 Carrot
  •         Broccoli
  •         Brown Rice
  •         Soya Sauce
  •         Oyster Sauce (optional)
  •          Lemon and Black Pepper Spice Mix
  •          Garlic
  •         1 Lemon

Start your preparations by slicing the top of your pepper off. Keep the top aside and use it as a lid for decoration purposes later. Clean out your pepper, being sure to take out all of the seeds.


Turn the oven on to 180 degrees and place the peppers inside to cook through. There is no specific time required for this as it fully depends on your personal preference. Keep a close eye on your peppers as they bake to ensure that they do not burn. Turn the peppers face down once they are almost done to ensure that they are cooked underneath too. I remove mine when the skin of the pepper starts appearing to have a shrivelled texture.








While the peppers are in the oven, put some rice on to the boil and prepare you vegetables. Dice up the red onion, cut the baby marrow into thin stick-like strips and slice the carrots into bite-size circles. 
To finalize your vegetable preparations, pull apart the broccoli into small stalks before heating some extra virgin olive oil in a pan. 






Firstly, brown your onions until they become a golden color, then add in the rest of the vegetables. Let them cook through, sprinkling over some lemon and black pepper spice mix and stirring continuously. Pour in a few hearty lugs of soya sauce, which will bring the vegetables a more salty flavor.  
At this stage you can put the vegetables onto the lowest heat, stirring every so often and move on to slice up your chicken breasts into strips. Cook the chicken strips through, squeezing over some lemon juice and grinding in some black pepper corns as you see fit. You won’t necessarily need salt on your chicken because the soya sauce is already substantial enough.






Add the chicken strips into your vegetables and mix your ingredients together thoroughly, keeping the pan on a low heat so that the vegetables do not go cold.
Remove the peppers from the oven and place them onto your plates for serving. Drain the rice and spoon it into the bottom of your pepper, flattening down the rice as much as possible to create more space for the chicken and vegetables to be layered over it. 



Drizzle over a few drops of oyster sauce (optional) should you find the meal slightly to dry for your liking. The oyster sauce will moisten the dish up and create an additional, intriguing flavor.  

This meal is wonderful in both summer and winter seasons and is delightfully healthy as bell peppers are a great source of vitamin A, C and E. These peppers are also filled with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients and assist in cell renewal. They are great for keeping your skin looking youthful and your hair healthy. Studies show that bell peppers can also control diabetes and aids in certain types of cancer prevention. Furthermore, this dish is filling and by all means, delicious.

 


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