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Friday, 15 December 2017

Three Things Before Christmas Day

Christmas is right around the corner, everyone is looking forward to Christmas day. Opening presents having a luxurious breakfast, it just gives the start of the day a festive euphoria. Also having a massive Christmas lunch far too early in the day in my opinion. Then lounging around the television, full of food watching your favourite Christmas movies. Everyone loves Christmas day but I also love the run up to Christmas. Theres so much you can do to get yourself in the Christmas mood or to spread Christmas cheer to all of those scrooges out there. Here are three of the things that I love to do.

//01 Festive Baking & Sharing

Christmas baking is fun to do at all ages. Kids love it, your parents will love it and hopefully you will as well. You can make whatever you fancy from mince pies which you can jazz up like I did here with a mince pie cinnamon roll combination.  You could also try the classic gingerbread men. Everyone loves food, Christmas food especially. It's nice to pack it up, go see family. Your grandparents, auntie, sibling, whatever you fancy really. Give them a visit, take your favourite festive movie and have a cosy afternoon enjoying your baked goods.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Why You Should Clear the Clutter Before Christmas*

In the run-up to Christmas, you undoubtedly have a million things to do, from buying presents and decorating the tree to planning for the feast you’re preparing to cook up on the big day, so I’m sure the last thing you want to do is add an extra chore to your list. However, the process of decluttering is something that you really should consider doing for a few good reasons for doing so…

Trying To Be Stress Free

Stress is everywhere and most of us experience it on a daily basis. I, like a lot of people don't handle stress very well. I get tight chested, irritable and it also flares up my anxiety. I have started taking steps to reduce stress in my life and manage it better. My goal of 2018 will be to stress less and not worry over silly things that can't be helped.

So what am I doing? There are a few things that all contribute to feeling better and not stressing so much that is working for me so far.

Saturday, 9 December 2017

Festive Favourites

It's the most wonderful time of the yearrrr, I bet you sang that first line! Getting in the festive spirit is definitely my jam. Christmas is just the je ne sais quoi of the year for me. That perfection, that cherry on the top. Everyone is in high spirits as much as everyone being on the spirits. I even treated myself to a pre mixed can of vodka and coke for tonight. Look at me being a normal adult and having a drink. 

Back to todays topic, my favourites for this festive time of year. First of all home bits, you can't have a festive season without fluffy socks, fairy lights everywhere and a hot water bottle. My feet always get cold so I just love my faux fur hot water bottle between my feet, keeping them warm while having a hot chocolate. 

Friday, 8 December 2017

Lily's Four Month Update | Playtime & Struggles

I'm sure every parent in history has said this but she's growing too fast! It's crazy to think that in 2 months we will of had her for half a year already. So much has changed in the last month it's unreal. She so much more independent and wants to do more things.

She has come so far this month, she manages to hold her head really well without support, I'm pretty sure she will be weaning soon onto some purees. She still sleeps amazing, just last night she slept 9 hours. She has become a lot more interactive and playful. She laughs all the time. She loves to play with her toys, watch TV and is a lot more aware of what is going on.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Gift Guide | The Body Shop On A Budget

Christmas is certainly a time that breaks the bank and you end up spending a lot more than you would want to. This year I'm 100% on a budget due to maternity leave, as a lot of you know. With O2 you have O2 Priority and you get so many good deals as well as freebies. Things like free chocolate coins at W H Smiths, a free advent calendar from Thornton's and a free hot drink every Tuesday from Cafe Nero. I saw a Body Shop offer for online and in-store, spend £50 and get £25 off. That is an amazing offer and they have it online on their own website at the moment as well so everyone can use it. 
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