We’re now at the end of November and I don’t really know where the month has gone if I’m honest. It seems like Halloween was only a few days ago and now I need to be thinking towards getting the Christmas tree out of the loft ready to put up and to decorate the house on the first weekend in December. I think writing that has only just made me realise that it’s actually next weekend and I’m in a bit of a panic about it now. Every year before Christmas I like to have one big declutter and clean.
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When it comes to Christmas there are some things that I have very strong opinions about and one of them is the Elf on the Shelf. I don’t know when Elf On The Shelf started but I do know it wasn’t a thing when I was growing up or even when I was a teenager. I think I’ve only really noticed it online for the past 3 or 4 years but it could have been around longer than that. The basic idea of Elf On The Shelf is that in order for Santa to know which children are ‘naughty’ or ‘nice’ he
Usually by this time of the year I feel pretty smug. This year I feel whatever the opposite of smug is. You see, for as long as I can remember I have been the most organised person when it comes to Christmas. With the exception of 1 year where I thought I would try doing all of my Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve (I don’t know what I was thinking), I have always been done before December. My shopping is usually done, all of my wrapping is done and usually all of my Christmas cards have been written out and
I don’t know about you but both me and John (and probably Erin) love getting something delicious to eat or drink for Christmas. I think the Christmas season is all about indulgence and treating yourself, or someone else to something special that they might not have otherwise. This gift guide is full of food and drink ideas for any foodie you’re buying for this year. Sweet treats I know that advent calendars aren’t really Christmas gifts (unless you want someone to open them all in one go). However, I do think they are a nice thing to buy someone ready
Last Christmas Erin was just about to turn 2 (on 1st January) and I found choosing her gifts pretty easy. Now that Erin is nearly 3 though it has become a bit harder as she has clear preferences and will say exactly what she likes and what she doesn’t. With that in mind, today I’m bringing you some gift ideas for pre-schoolers! Toys Growing up we always used to get one big present for Christmas every year and something I always remember wanting was a doll’s house, probably because my Nanna had one that was amazing. I’m loving the Bigjigs Blossom
Christmas is probably the most expensive time of year for most families but it really doesn’t need to be. The media is full of stories about families going into debt, paying for Christmas on credit and generally making it a big thing that they really can’t afford… myself being one of these people in the past. However, there’s really no need for Christmas to be all about how much you spend, and what on, so I thought I’d share some tips on how not to get caught up in the cost of Christmas. Budgets If we were still buying presents
Speaking from personal experience, it is really easy to over spend or go over the top when it comes to buying presents for others. If you’re anything like me, and pick things up all through the year when I see them, the loft becomes a great hiding place but it always means I tend to forget what I’ve already bought. This means I end up with more presents than I need and spending more money than I should have. With Christmas in less than 100 days it’s really time to start thinking about ways to save money for Christmas so