Get ready with me...Christmas Eve

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

'Twas the night before Christmas when I decided to take you all along with me. 
Wrapping presents the night before is a tradition for me. Some say last minute I say festive. 
Then using this beaut 'Candy Mountain' bubble bar I fill my bathroom with candy cane scent and chill out before getting ready for bed. 
Sparkles are the best plan for Christmas Day. 
This is my recent favourite moisturizer it is a really winter berry sort of smell. 
Then I sit down with a fantastical hot chocolate made with almond milk, real chocolate, marshmallows, cream and a candy cane. 
Then before bed my brother and I always watch 'The Grinch The Stole Christmas' which is by far my favourite chriatmas film. 

I hope you all have a brilliant Christmas and get lots of food, presents, rest and happiness! Lots of love xoxo

Last Minute Festive Window Displays ...

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Hello Festive Friends! Another Christmas blog post I spy for you. Today I present to you my own window display which is echoed throughout the entire house during the Christmas period. Most of these I either made myself or purchased for very little which is always the best type of decoration. Enjoy! x 
Tutorials for the snowflakes can be found here

The No Skills Needed Festive Bunting...

Thursday, 18 December 2014

 Helllloooo, whilst procrastinating from doing anything remotely useful for my degree I made bunting for my house and actually enjoyed myself. So I thought I would share it with you all so you can hopefully make your own stress-free bunting!

Step One : Pick your fabric. Festive is best of course! I picked two to do alternate but you can have the same or have each triangle different. 

 Step Two: Draw out your triangle on the wrong side of the fabric. I made the top of mine on the fold of the fabric to save on sewing! The measurements are up to you whether you want tiny triangles of really big ones! Just remember they will be smaller when you sew them up. 

Step Three: Cut it out! But make sure you keep the wrong side facing out ready to sew. 

Step Four : Sew it up! I did use my sewing machine but if you don't have one you can hand sew. Make sure you leave a small hole so you can turn it the right way round. 

Step Five : Then turn out it the right way by pushing it through the small hole you hopefully remembered to leave. Then to turn out the corners properly, you can use a kebab stick or a pencil to poke them through. 

Step Six: Now sew up the hole you left.  

Step Seven: Repeat this until you have the amount you want.


Step Eight: Now you just need to attach them. I used a long scrap of the holly fabric folded over each triangle and then zigzag stitched over the top. You could use ribbon or a string of beads or bells or tinsel. The festive possibilities are endless. 

Le Fin!

Let me know if you try this and I would love to see any pictures of your own bunting!

What to read during the festive season...

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Since December has come around so quickly I really haven't had chance to get into the festive spirit, so to try and get my head into the candy cane head space I have been re-reading some festive themed books and as always I thought I would share with my festive troupe.  


A book for a festive pick-me-up...
'Let It Snow' by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle 

'The worst blizzard for fifty years three wintry love stories one magical night. 
When one girl unexpectedly steps off a stranded train, she sets off a series of life-changing events. Soon fourteen pumped-up cheerleaders will descend on the local Waffle House, the Duke's DVD night will be rudely interrupted for a Twister mission, and a lovesick barista will determine the fate of a single teacup pig.  

For reading by the fire on a cold day ... 
 'Life After Life' by Kate Atkinson 

'What if you had your chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? 

During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. 
What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to?  

A book for a magical winter adventure...
'The Snow Child' by Eowyn Ivey 

'Alaska, the 1920s. Jack and Mabel have staked everything on a fresh start in a remote homestead, but the wilderness is a stark place, and Mabel is haunted by the baby she lost many years before. When a little girl appears mysteriously on their land, each is filled with wonder, but also foreboding - is she what she seems, and can they find room in their hearts for her?'

Christmas Baking Inspiration!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

IT'S HAPPENING!!! We have 21 days to go! So to kick off the festivities I thought I would share some of the photos from the baking session my mum and I had! Let me know if you would like any of the recipes or tutorials for any of these!