Thursday, 13 November 2014

A Cosy Festive Lounge

As you know I have been having a really good tidy up ready for Christmas. I have had a massive de-clutter and have organised my cupboards to perfection ready for the festivities. I have been looking at making a start on decorating my bathroom, then I'd like to organise my bedroom. Cosy throws and comfy cushions are just what's needed at this time of year and I really like Cookes Furniture bedroom chests, and all the lovely new bedding available from BHS. 

As I have been browsing online, I have noticed how many lovely products are available for the home, especially for the Christmas period. Lots of really cute cushions for the lounge have caught my eye from Adsa Direct and Wilkinsons, all at really affordable prices. Plus, lots of places are selling candles that smell of Christmas, I love them all so I can not wait to fill my home with the scent of apples, oranges and spices, getting me in the mood for the upcoming party season.

I love how cosy Christmas makes me feel, with a roaring fire, scented candles and fluffy throws. It is my idea of heaven. Have you spotted any cute festive accessories for the home? Anything super cute caught your eye?

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Christmas Eve Hamper Ideas For The Kids

Christmas Eve Hamper

One of our Christmas traditions is to give Christmas Eve hampers to the kids. My lot are older now, but they still love to receive their Christmas hampers and I Love putting them together. Years ago when the kids were small, we used to wrap up new PJ's and slippers, usually they would have a festive design and we would give them to our very hyper brood on the night before Christmas. New PJ's were always a great way to get them to go to bed at a reasonable hour.

These days we have a lot more choice of great value products to fill a hamper for very little money which means you can put together great hampers on a budget. I have taken one gift bag and filled it with little surprises to keep the kids entertained while you rush around with last minute preparations. I usually use a gift bag for my hampers, but you could use an old shoe box and cover it in some Christmas wrapping paper. 

A few ideas for items to fill the hamper:
  • Make your own Christmas decorations
  • Festive colouring books 
  • A story book
  • Reindeer food
  • A magic key for Santa
  • Cookie cutters to make a treat for Santa
  • Snowman Soup
  • Christmas craft kit
  • A Christmas DVD
  • Some new PJ's
  • A soft toy

Do you put together Christmas hampers? 
If so what do you like to fill them with?


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