Monday, 11 July 2022

Chummys Bakery Brownies Review*

Anyone that knows me will know that I have a huge sweet tooth so when I was contacted by Chummys Bakery to review some of their brownies, I absolutely jumped at the chance. Chummys are one of the UK market leaders in baked gifts, sending delicious treats throughout the UK. Their range includes cupcakes, cookies, brownies and more.

My brownie delivery arrived beautifully packaged in an eco-friendly box wrapped in greaseproof paper and tied up with string. I could smell that amazing baked goods scent as I opened the box. I received a box of six different brownies to try. I always think it's a bonus when you can order from the comfort of your own home and receive the delivery through the door. It's a great gift idea for a loved one or family member too.

I received a box of six brownies including Salted Caramel, Lotus Biscuit, Ferrero Rocher, Triple Chocolate, Nutella and Kinder Bueno. The box came with instructions on how to best store the brownies including information on freezing them if you can't eat them all at once (not a problem in my household!) Chummys also recommend warming the brownies up for 10-20 seconds and I can confirm this is the BEST way to eat them. 

I would go as far as saying these are some of the best brownies I have ever eaten. The perfect consistency with a slight crunch to the outside but warm gooey middle is the absolute dream pairing. The flavours were incredible and I am intrigued to try out some of their other flavours and their cookie selection too. A box of 6 retails at around £15.50 but you can save money by subscribing.

To see the range of other treats available, head over to the Chummys Bakery website, or check them out on Instagram @chummysbakery.

*I received this item free of charge in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please see my disclaimer for more information.

Thursday, 30 June 2022

Kitchen Transformation with Desenio*

When we moved into our home one of the first things I wanted to do was change the kitchen, but soon realised this would be quite a big expense. The kitchen was very dated with brown wooden cabinets and lino flooring. When we had saved up enough money, I had Norfolk Custom Kitchens provide us with a quote and we booked him in for the following month.

We started off by ripping out the old kitchen, very satisfying. This left us with even more mess and with a toddler around we were keen to get it finished as soon as we could. Luckily the workmen were fast and before we knew it the electrician had rewired the room ready for our new appliances.

When the kitchen was finished I really liked it but felt as though it wasn't complete and it just needed something else. Wall art can really go a long way to complete a room and the blank space on the wall above the boiler was a canvas just waiting to be filled. I've known of Desenio for a number of years and when looking for art they are my go to. The brand is considered one of the best in the industry and they have thousands of different designs to choose from.

The Desenio website was so easy to use, I ended up just typing in 'kitchen' in the search and looking through all of the ones that came up to find the ones perfect for this space. The results ranged from scenery to photography to word art and illustrations. When I had chosen the three prints I liked the look of, I was then presented with different measurements to choose from. I chose the sizes I wanted and liked the fact that the correct size frame was also recommended to me so I added those to the basket too. I found the Gallery Wall Tool really helpful too because I could see which sizes looked great alongside each other.

My parcel arrived in just a few days and was packaged well. I opted for black frames for each print to go with the kitchen decor and these were in the main box, with the actual art in a separate cardboard envelope to keep it flat. I took off the protective film, placed my prints in the frames and they were good to go. We put them on the wall, stood back and admired the finished look. I am very impressed with the prints I chose and really do think they finish off the kitchen.

I went for the following prints:

I put the three larger prints on the empty space above the boiler which filled the space perfectly. I then put the smaller coffee print above the kettle. The colours were so complimentary to the colours of my kitchen and even matched the kettle. I have since received multiple compliments on the art since having them up.

My overall experience with Desenio from start to finish has been exceptional and I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking to buy affordable good quality wall art. There really is something for everyone with the wide range of categories available online. 
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