DIY PINK Velvet Cake! | My Favourite Recipe + Free Printable!

Hi everyone!

I hope that all of you are having a great day!

Recently the weather has been absolutely gorgeous! It’s been raining heaps and I’ve been really enjoying it. In fact it’s been the absolute perfect weather to bake something.

So, I decided it was time to make some red velvet cupcakes-but with a twist! As you all know, I love pink so I decided to make pink velvet cupcakes and share my super easy recipe with all of you!

I’m not exactly the best baker out there, so I usually prefer to use ‘tried and tested’ recipes and just experiment with that! Anyway, I got this recipe a while ago, and trust me; it’s absolutely impossible to mess it up. (Which is great for me haha..)

I also decided that since I love to bake, it would be really fun to merge all of my favourite recipes into one random blog series!


Oh, and I also compiled this recipe into a cute ‘lil printable so you can easily download it,if you decide to try it out!

You can grab your download here!

Here are a couple of pictures just to show you how I made it!

It tastes awesome and I had an amazing time making it! If you are ever bored and in need of some good ol’ cake (who can say no to PINK cake?!) and want to bake, then try out this recipe! you definitely won’t regret it haha..

I’m really sorry for the short post, I just really wanted to blog about cake and coziness?Ooh and stay tuned for next week’s post! It’s going to be a really exciting one! (well, hopefully anyway!)

Let me know what you thought of the recipe and the series in the comments down below! I’m also really curious to know-Do you like cake, and if so, what’s your favourite type of cake? I think my fave definitely has to be red velvet! (Well,,Pink velvet now haha..) Ooh, don’t forget to try this out and let me know how it goes when you do!



DIY (Eco-Friendly) Statement Necklace + How To Personalize Any Outfit!

Hi everyone!

I’m really excited about today’s post because it’s going to be merging three of my favorite things together: Fashion, DIYs and being eco-friendly!

Recently, I happened to spot a couple of gorgeous statement necklaces; they were bright, colorful and unique. And I loved them.

Lately I’ve also been wanting to get more into conserving energy and saving the planet,consuming less etc.. and on that thought, I thought that those necklaces looked easy (and fun!) enough to DIY, so that’s what I did!

I have tons of old beads that I don’t use anymore, and I thought that I’d try to re-use them for this DIY. I had a couple of pretty bracelets that accidentally broke (oops) and I had collected the beads, hoping that they would come in handy, and I was right! They did!

I decided to paint my beads and charms (both taken from old bracelets) and I used a chain that I had bought ages ago, that went well with my plan for this necklace!

-Step 1-

You can connect the invisible thread to the chain using a jump ring, if your chain is a bit more delicate, or you can just tie a double knot through the chain, like I did.

You’ll have to close the chain first (with the clasps already on the chain) and then add in the thread in the middle part of the chain.You might have to remove a couple of the links in your chain or you could just use pliers to prise it open, to get to the middle.

You just need to thread in the invisible thread (that’s a mouthful haha..) through one link of the chain.

-Step 2-

Now it’s time for the fun (and slightly nerve-wracking) part: the beads. I recommend planning out a pattern or having a little idea of how you want your necklace to look before you begin, because that will definitely make it easier.

After you are done threading in your beads, you can tie a double knot at the other end of the chain to connect it all together, and then you are done!

You could also just go wild and add in all sorts of combos as well, too! Just have fun with it, it’s your necklace, it’s a part of you. It’s your statement so make it as big and bold as you want it to be.

You don’t even have to use beads or charms if you don’t want to! You could always trade in the invisible thread for some colourful yarn and make something intricate with a macrame knot style necklace! It’s all up to you,and how you want to make your statement!

I decided to go with an all silver theme with a statement pink bead in the centre and I also wanted to add in some charms after every two beads, to give it some variation and also because that’s what I wanted it to look like; a charm bracelet style necklace mixed with a unique layout!

When it comes to styling statement necklaces, it’s all about incorporating your personal style. You can either use your statement necklace as a statement piece to dress up an otherwise ‘ordinary’ outfit, or you could simply use it as a unique accessory to add in your personality to an already fab outfit!

I usually like to style my statement necklaces with shirts or dresses which have high collars so that I can slide the necklace under the collar, or I just wear it with a dress and a cute jacket.. the options are honestly endless!

Here are two outfits which incorporate my favorite ways to wear the necklace!

For this outfit, I decided to go with a water coloured shirt underneath a teal overall style-dress and of course the necklace! I really like how the necklace contrasts and coordinates with all of the colours!

I wanted this outfit to be a bit more toned down, so I picked out this white Broderie-Anglaise style dress and paired it with my sparkly denim jacket.(Yes, it does have glitter on it. I don’t know how. It’s amazing. Unfortunately you can’t really see it in the picture, unless you look really close.)

Anyway, I think a statement necklace really helps to transform an ordinary outfit to an extra ordinary one. Especially ones that you’ve made yourself!

I think it’s really cool to know that I’m the only one in the world who owns a necklace exactly like this one. There definitely might be similar ones, but nothing will be the exact copy of my one!

What did you think of this post! Are you going to try this DIY out?! I hope so! Oh, and what do you think of my necklace? At first I didn’t really like it, but the more I wore it, the more I liked it. I suppose it’s just one of those things ha ha.. also, if you made a statement necklace, what do think it’ll look like? What is your version of making a statement? Let me know in the comments!

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and for reading my post!

Have Chapped Lips? Try THIS! | My FAVORITE DIY Lip Scrub Recipe.

Hi everyone!

Today I’m finally going to be sharing my go-to DIY lip scrub recipe. If you are anything like me and you have chapped lips all.the.time then this recipe is definitely for you! I discovered this recipe quite a while ago and I altered it lil’ bit to make it more amazing and I really hope that you all like it!

Oh, and you know the best part about this recipe? It can be done made in under three minutes and it’s really really easy too!

  • Sugar- 1 tablespoon
  • Coconut oil-1 teaspoon (you could also substitute this with olive oil or even honey)
  • Vanilla Essence or Extract.
  • Pink or Red food colouring (optional)
  • A Container

  • Mix together the oil and sugar.

  • Then add in vanilla extract (or any other flavoring of your choice) along with a couple of drops of food coloring. (For a little pop of colour or tint after using the lip scrub!)
  • Mix it all together, pop it into a container and then you are done!

If you want to, you can decorate your container as well,I used a bit of washi tape and a couple of letter stickers to make mine a bit more unique and fun!

I absolutely adore this lip scrub and I hope that you do too! It was honestly a life-saver because at some point my lips had gotten so chapped that I could barely even smile without suppressing a grimace of pain. It was awful.

I’d recommend using this with a toothbrush (I know it sounds weird but, hey, it works!) and sort of using it to brush your lips? (With the lip scrub, of course!) It’s actually one of the most effective ways to use it as well could use your fingers too,of course, but this was just the easiest and the quickest way to do it!

Oh,and you can always feel free to experiment with new flavors and combinations! I made Nutella lip balm a while ago and I can definitely customize this recipe to make a Nutella lip scrub too! You can be as wild and creative as you’d like!

Okay, now I’m dying to know: if you could make a lip scrub or a lip balm in any flavor or combination (go as crazy as you’d like), what would it be?? I think I would probably make something that smells like chocolate but looks like a rainbow. (Rainbow chocolate? Hmmm)

Oh, and do you have chapped lips too? If so,how do you deal with it? I’d love to know!

Comment down below and let me know!

Lee @ Golden Pink Journal

Thank you all so much for reading and for your lovely comments!

DIY Motivational Pom-Pom Pillow!

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all having an awesome Tuesday! This post was originally going to be another ‘Motivational Monday’ post (hence the delay) but I decided not to, because I didn’t want to do two Motivational Mondays in a row but I still did want to share this DIY with you all! 😊

Lately I’ve been going through a bit of a cute throw pillow making obsession. For some reason it’s very very satisfyingly to just sit for and make something completely original and then stuff it and just watch it come to life! It’s just really fun! 😍

I even think it’s becoming a bit of problem ha ha..I’ve already made about three pillows and I’m not even close to overcoming it? 😂

So I decided to make the most of it and share one of my favorite DIY pillows with you all! I hope you like it!

  • White Cloth (or cloth in any other colour of your choice)
  • Paint (in any colour of your choice. I chose black paint) and Paint brushes
  • Markers or Paint Pens (if you don’t want to paint)
  • A Pom-Pom trim. (If you don’t have this, then you could use any other lace or ribbon that you have at home)
  • Stuffing
  • A pencil
  • And a Scissor

  • The first thing you will need to do is cut your cloth to the size that you want your throw pillow to be and map out your design on the cloth. Make sure to fold it in half so that the cloth is perfectly even on both sides.


  • For the next step, you will have to grab your paint or your markers and do a little outline of the word that you have chosen and fill it in with paint. or you could even leave it as it is.

ided to try and replicate a picture of the word instead. (If that makes any sense at all haha..)

Here's what I used to help me! (I just typed out the word in my fave calligraphy style font and looked at it for inspiration!) ❤️

  • After that,you have to either glue or stitch your trim along three edges of the pillow. This is to close up the edges and to attach the trim. For me this was the hardest step as I’m not very good at sewing but it was also quite relaxing and even a bit satisfying? 😂

Important Things to Remember.Don’t forget to leave one edge open so you can add in the stuffing.

  • If you are using glue then make sure to turn the pillow inside out before glueing the sides.

  • Now it’s time for the really fun part. STUFFING!! Stuff the pillow with as much stuffing as you possibly can! The more the stuffing the more cuddly and cosy it’s going to be! 😍❤️ just have fun with it!

And that’s it!

Here’s how my pillow turned out!

It’s not perfect but I’m still really pleased with it! 😊❤️

What do you think of my pillow? Are you going to try this DIY out? I do hope so! Oh and if you do, what will you write on your pillow? I’d love to know!! 🎉Alright now it’s..Time for the Comment of the Week! 🎉
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Wacky Wednesday! | Making GLITTER Slime??

Hi everyone!

Welcome to Day two of my Celebration Series! So today, I thought it’ll be fun to have my very first Wacky Wednesday on this blog!

I haven’t ever done one of these before, so I’ll just explain what they are about!

Wacky Wednesdays are the days of the week when I experiment, try out new things and basically do a lot of fun stuff that I wouldn’t usually do on an ordinary boring day!

This Wednesday I’m going to be making Slime for the first time ever, and I’m really really excited!! I know that most slime recipes usually work, but I’ve still heard of quite a few that don’t work as well and I’m quite curious to see how it turns out.

Oh, and I’m not just making any ordinary slime either-I’m going to be making glitter slime! Because we all know that glitter is amazing and wonderful and magical. (Unless it gets everywhere and you have to clean it up haha…That’s probably the only disadvantage 😂)

Anyway, let’s get started!!

Alright, so I’ve gathered my ingredients as you can see from the picture above. Now I’m going to add in a teaspoon of washing powder (or detergent), and three teaspoons of water as well as a couple spoonfuls of glue!

(I got this recipe from my friend who loves slime, she said the recipe is foolproof so that’s good enough for me!) 😁

(Please excuse the terrible lighting!!)

I’m going to mix it all together now and just hope for the best?

Alright so I’ve mixed everything together and this is how it turned out. Not exactly like slime….Unfortunately!

I’ve already looked up some remedies to fix my poor slime (I’m going to name it Jelly) but I’ve found nothing. And by nothing I mean that nothing is working to make Jelly look more like…welll…like slime 😢

Jelly is also quite watery so I’ve tried adding in more washing powder but that just made it lumpier. I also tried pouring out the extra water in the bowl and even adding more glue and slowly stirring it but everything just seems to make Jelly worse 😔

I think I must have gotten the recipe messed up so maybe that’s why it didn’t turn out well? 😢

I’m playing with her now and I’ve come to realize that-I guess that’s how Jelly is going to be from now on!

And you know the surprising part? ☺️

I don’t even mind so much because squishing her and just playing with her is actually really fun and really satisfying! I know it might not really look like it’s fun but trust me-it is! The only disadvantage is that your hands get kind of messy, but it’s still really easy to clean up.

It’s definitely not slime, but it’s still really unique! And the more I play with it, the more fun (and messy) it gets…

I’ve added in a TON of glitter now (although I don’t think you can see it, the picture isn’t very clear, I’m really sorry about that!!) and now Jelly looks perfect! (I hope so anyway!) (It looks awfully gross in the picture, but it wasn’t really like that haha…)

Making slime definitely failed, but when one door closes, another opens right? And this door led me straight to an even more fun (and squishy) ball! So I’m not really very disappointed! Quite the opposite actually. 😃

I think I learnt quite an important life lesson today haha…who knew that making ‘slime’ cold teach you so much? 😂❤

How would I rate this experience? Probably a three out of five. 💗

Will I ever try it out again? Yes! Definitely!! I want to make actual slime (someday) as well so I’m definitely going to be trying this out again! It might even turn out to be actual slime next time! (Well, hopefully anyway!)

And that’s it for this Wacky Wednesday!

What do you think of Wacky Wednesday? Do you like Jelly? (I mean the ball of fun and the real Jelly) Have you ever tried making slime before? If so, how did it turn out?? What was your experience like?Do you have any tips to share?? Oh and if you haven’t made slime then will you make it after this?? (I think you should still go for it!) Let me know in the comments down below!

P.S-If you are wondering why I called it Jelly, it’s because it moves about just like Jelly so I figured that, it should be it’s name! ☺️😂

The Jar of Smiles! | Only 1 Day left! #SpreadSmiles

Hi everyone! 

First of all I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of your support and lovely comments! It all really means a lot to me and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. 

Also,can you believe that there is just one day left?! I certainly can’t! I think I’m kind of going to miss blogging everyday but hopefully my weekly blog posts will make up for it. 

To celebrate, I thought that I’d share a little DIY on how to stay positive and it also doubles as room decor! I actually found out about this quite a while ago and I loved the idea so much that I just had to share it with all of you. I decided to call it ‘The Jar of Smiles’,because whenever I look at it,I smile because I remember all the good things that have happened. 

Here’s how to make it! 

  • A Jar 
  • Coloured paper
  • A writing utensil 
  • Positive thoughts 😉

Every night,at the end of the day take a minute and think. Think about your day and then write down the most lovely thing or things that happened that day to make you feel happy. It could be as simple as ‘I borrowed a great book from the library’ to ‘I smiled at fifty people’ If it made you smile then just write it down. Don’t forget to include the date so that you can remember exactly when it happened. 

Then on a not-so-good day, you can take your Jar,open it up and read about all the lovely things that have happened to you and realize how blessed you are! 

I was feeling curious yesterday,so I opened up my Jar and read a few of the ‘smiles of the day’ and as I was reading it,I felt extremely happy because I remembered some lovely things and I think that this not only makes you think in a more optimistic way, but it also helps you relive some amazing moments and remember at least one great thing that happened each day. 

I do hope that you try this out because it is super easy and fun to make and fill. Not to mention the fact that it takes less than three minutes to assemble. Also it is very satisfying once you finish a jar and then you start another one, and the one that is full just makes you feel warm and fuzzy on the inside because you know that you have collected all of your happy memories, and can look back onto them whenever you wish. 

Are you going to try this out? Do you do something similar to this everyday? What do you think of this idea? Let me know in the comments! 

The Countdown Begins! | Spread Smiles Contest | 3 Days left! + Extra Details! 

Hi everyone! 

So this post is super exciting because I’m having a countdown on my blog! I decided to change the dates as to when the contest ends and make it end on the Eighth instead of the fifth to give you all a bit more time to work on the writing aspect of things. 

I’m also starting a countdown because there are only three days left until my online store in Shania’s blogger mall opens! I will also definitely be doing a little update on that soon. 

I will be blogging on each day leading up to the Eighth and I couldn’t be more excited! I will be sharing a little story on positivity, a fun DIY and of course-The Results!

 The results will be revealed on the Ninth and I will be accompanied by my lovely sister and mom to judge the entire thing, and I thought that I might share a bit of how the process is going to work. 😃

First we will pick out the best stories/posts/poems ( which will be awfully hard because all of you are super talented 😉 ) and then put all of the names of the people who wrote them into a hat and the people who got bonus entries will get their names in the hat thrice! 

Then we will pick out three names and choose the best story/post/poem of the three and that person will win the Grand Prize and the runners up will receive free personalized wallpapers and get their writing featured on my blog! 

So get ready for three awesome days full of fun and positive vibes! 

If you haven’t already entered then don’t forget to check out my Massive Blog Update and enter! I’m very excited to read all of your lovely work and when you enter you have a chance to win a $25 Amazon Gift card and much more! So go ahead! Have fun and #SpreadSmiles 😁