• Sweet Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Friends

    Sweet Christmas Gift Ideas for Your Friends

    Our friends are so precious. From the girlfriends we’ve known since childhood to the mums we met at toddler groups, they are all so important to reminding us that there’s more to life than the school run.  As Christmas approaches, it’s time to start thinking of how to show our appreciation for their friendship over the last year. If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are some little gift ideas to let the ladies in your life know you care.  Scented Treats If your friend loves to fill her home with beautiful scents, a beautifully fragrant candle or diffuser can make a lovely gift. While there are high end options available…

  • 7 Tips for Surviving Your First Christmas with a Newborn

    7 Tips for Surviving Your First Christmas with a Newborn

    Babies are wonderful especially when they come during Christmas. With one in your arms now, you’ve not only gotten an early Christmas present, but also the best. And while it will be amazing to cuddle the little pumpkin on his first ever Noelly celebration, it is also that type of day where things can get nuts especially for a new momma and her needy new baby.  Without any assistance or a twist in the normal agenda of baking, cooking, decorating the home and endlessly receiving visitors who have come to celebrate Christmas with the newest member of the family, the stress can come down really hard on you. But that…

  • Be Inspired By Scandinavian Style This Christmas

    Be Inspired By Scandinavian Style This Christmas

    When we think of classic Christmas scenes, our minds are immediately drawn to snow, pine trees and reindeer. So it comes as no surprise that Scandinavian styles are inspiring us a lot this year when it comes to decorate our home. It’s the kind of place which doesn’t even have try hard to feel like Christmas. As a result, the Scandinavian style is simple and natural. So a few small touches here and there can have your home feeling more festive in minutes. Have a read to get yourself feeling inspired for some decoration ideas. Pine Tree Of course, most homes have a Christmas tree in them. However, have you…

  • Pinecone Christmas Ornaments

    Pinecone Christmas Ornaments

    We gathered quite a few pine cones this year so thought it will be good to have a go at transforming them in decorations for our Christmas tree. First I painted them – Some in white and some in gold. I left them on the counter to dry for a couple of days and than the really fun part started. You can let your little ones help you with painting as its a fairly easy job to do. My girls adore colouring: I tried out ribbons in different colours to decorate the pine cones. Everything I had around the house really – pink, white and gold and gold or simply…

  • Cute Pom Pom Christmas Tree Cards

    Pom Pom Christmas Tree Cards

    My girls love crafting and unfortunately I don’t do it enough with them. It is hard to keep occupied a 4 year old and a 7 year old with the same craft. But they love pom poms and these ones are really cute! And this is how the idea of these cute Christmas tree cards came up. We had to make some new cards to send to our relatives all around the country and the world. I found these mini pom noms in one of our local shops last summer but even since than I knew that I will use them for some kind of Christmas craft. Supplies To Make…

  • TP Christmas Tree Decorations

    This is a very easy craft that even the tiniest of hands will be able to do by themselves. Well mostly…make sure you do supervise your child as accidents can happen to the best of us. Materials: Toilet Paper Rolls Paint – gold & silver Coloured String Scissors Stapler Take one TP paper roll and cut it horizontally like 1 cm wide. Colour them and let them dry well When dry, staple them together creating a star like in the image. Put some of the string around one of the star holes and bind a knot at the end. Hang it in your tree.  

  • Egg Carton Christmas Tree

    Make Egg Carton Christmas Trees

      At the beginning of the month I was showing you our egg carton caterpillars and I said that we also made some Christmas trees. Well is not yet december but thought that is time to show you our craft.   Supplies: egg carton green and red paint pipe cleaners brushes scissors Instructions: If you plan to let your kids cut the cartoons and they are quite young like mine (under 7) are then you should cut the little “cups” yourself. You can of course let them do the rest alone. Using the end of your scissors make little holes on the top of each “cup”; Let your kids go wild…