Serenity You’s Christmas Toy Gift Guide 2014
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Still don’t know what to buy your kids for Christmas this year? Then take a look at some of these great ideas 1. Playmobil – I love playmobli it,s just so cute. I like the Family SUV which is priced at £19.99, Carry Case Shop priced at £9.99 and this is a must have for the Christmas run up Advent Calendar …
Great Books for Christmas Stocking Fillers
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One item that never disappoints me to receive in my Christmas stocking is a book. I love books weather it be a fiction novel, a cook book or even a a quiz book. I always by my kids books for Christmas too. Here are a few books that I wouldn’t mind receiving myself or for my kids this Christmas  The …
Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market & Craft Fair
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I love going to Christmas markets, but as i don’t drive I normally just stick to the local Victorian Christmas Market in my town. But I would love to visit some others, One that looks really good it the Birmingham Frankfurt Christmas Market and Craft fair. It’s on between 13 November – 22nd December at Victoria Square ,New street, Centenary …
Was Your Christmas a Diet Disaster? {guest post}
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Turkey stuffing, Christmas pud, creamy eggnog… all these treats are an integral part of the holidays but they can be highly calorific when eaten in large amounts. It’s also tempting to load up on Quality Streets and mulled wine while you’re waiting for your next meal, so when you think back over the last few week, how did all your …
Saving for NEXT Years Christmas
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Ok, you may think I’m mad thinking about Christmas 2014 when the last Christmas was only 2 weeks ago. But I’ve not gone crackers. In fact now is the best time to be thinking about it. The first thing I do is pick my colour theme for next year then I hit the shops just after Christmas and buy all …
How to Save Costs Over the Holidays {guest post}
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With the Christmas break coming up, it’s easy to get flustered about costs on top of all the organizing and decorating. It’s a time of good cheer and giving but sometimes there are just too many gifts to give, so much food to buy and so many bills to pay that it can all get a little overwhelming. But we …
Merry Christmas 2013
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Merry Christmas to all my lovely readersI want to thank each and everyone of you for supporting me this past year. Without you, my readers I wouldn’t have such a successful blog Thank you!And I would also like to thank all the other lovely bloggers out there who have helped me out with giveaways, guest posts, blog hops, giving me …
Letter to Santa – Free Printable
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My kids write letters to Santa every year. I normally buy a pack of ‘letter to santa’ packs from the shops, but this year I didn’t has I thought I already had some left over from last year. But I’ve searched high and low and couldn’t find them. So I searched Pinterest and found this lovely free printable. You can …
‘Nacho’ Ordinary Gift
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Happy Monday again, ya’all! Since Christmas is FAST approaching (9 days, depending on how you count it), I thought I would share a fun gift idea. If you’re anything like me, you’re too busy until the last minute to think of what to give co-workers, neighbors, friends, teachers, etc. There’s a lot of people that could go into that list! …
Christmas Gifts You Don’t want to See in Your Stocking + A GIVEAWAY
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{guest post} Ah, Christmas morning. Ever since we crawled out of the cradle, little in life can compare to the excitement of Present Day. Of course, over time that excitement can dissipate. The aging process makes us less impressed by high quality gifts. Let’s be honest though, the real reason the excitement in the Christmas air is not quite so …
Planning Your Perfect Christmas Party
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It’s officially the Party Season!! I love Christmas and I love a good party. And that mean’s I love Christmas Parties even more!!! If you’re planning your own Christmas party you need to start with a theme. A theme and a good costume is a must. Will you go for a Christmas theme, 80’s theme or maybe tell everyone to …
{guest post} 5 Gifts for the Hard-To-Buy-For
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This post contains affiliate links as well as regular links.  We all have at least one person on our gift list who causes us to go crazy trying to find just the right gift. It can be intentional or unintentional on their part, but the end result is the same: sheer frustration and a lot of unneeded stress! Before I …
Magic Reindeer Food
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Have you ever seen Magic Reindeer Food before. I bet you have. But quite a lot of my friends hadn’t, so I decided to make some for them. Every year I do this. I make my magic reindeer food and on Christmas eve my kids throw it out the front door so it lands on the steps that lead to …
When to Give Personalized Gifts {guest post}
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I think the best answer is that we should always give personalized gifts! I mean, think about it. No matter what the occasion, if you put plenty of care into choosing a gift, then the gift receiver will feel that tender-loving care. Let’s take a look at some great ideas for any occasion. Birthdays I love birthdays. Why? Because one …
How to Create the Best Atmosphere this Christmas {guest post}
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How To Create The Best Atmosphere This Christmas For me growing up, Christmas was not on the same day as everyone else, but rather on Christmas Eve. Sure, we still called the 25th Christmas, but it was on the 24th when all the exciting stuff happened. That’s when we opened the presents, and that’s when we brought out the alcohol …
Christmas Decorations Ideas for Home {guest post}
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Christmas is a holiday celebrated annually in commemoration of the birth of Christ. This special holiday is celebrated each 25th December. Though it is mainly a Christian holiday, it is gaining popularity among non-Christians. Most people have family reunions on this day hence bringing a sense of togetherness in the family. Each Christmas spent is a cherished memory. Of importance …
Mabel Labels Christmas Offers
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At just $5 each, our sweet little combos make perfect stocking stuffers, party favours and personalized add-ons to other gifts. Hurry! These festive designs are available for a limited time From now until 12/31, Mabel’s Labels is offering their limited edition Stocking Stuffer Combos and Holiday Return Address Labels! The Stocking Stuffer Combos make the perfect stocking stuffer, party favour, and personalized add-on …
Blurb’s 2013 Gift Guide
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Blurb continues to wow me each year with how easy they make it to create your own high quality custom book. Use Blurb’s 2013 Gift Guide to find inspiration! I love the ABC children’s book on page 6 and the cookbooks on page 7. The Gift Guide is also an instruction guide for how to make a beautiful Blurb book gift for anyone in your …
Cleaning up after Christmas {guest post}
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 Cleaning up after Christmas   Christmas is one of the happiest, festive times of the year, there are lots of parties and presents and unfortunately with this…a lot of mess.  Here are some hints and tips to help you to clean up better at Christmas and after Christmas parties. Keeping your house clean on Christmas day is impossible, unless you …
Mint Chocolate Balls
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These are similar to the White Chocolate Fudgie Snowballs I made.The only difference is that these are green and mint flavoredall you need is:4 tbsp of butter24 tbsp of icing sugar (powered sugar)150ml of milkabout 400g white chocolategreen food colouringpeppermint essencechocolate powder (optional)  place the butter, icing sugar, milk and white chocolate into a microwavable bowl, give a good mix. microwave on high for …
My First Wrapped Presents
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I am so behind with Christmas this year, normally I am all sorted by now. But I have only just started wrapping all the presents up Here are the first ones done. My mum and dad’s Linking to some of these great parties
White Chocolate and Cranberry Bark
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This is the most easiest and simplest recipe ever!! all you need is white chocolate and dried cranberries Simply place the chocolate pieces into a microwaveable bowl and heat until melted. Then simply pour the melted chocolate onto some foil, sprinkle the cranberries on top and leave to set. When ready just break up into smaller bits.  Easy peasy or …
Mint Cream Stars
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I made these last weekend and a few days later I saw some more on Taming The Goblin, and I have to say her’s look much nicer then mine as she uses a snowflake cookie cutter, which I have to get!Mine uses the same ingredients has  The Monko UsesI used 300g condensed milk and 600g icing sugar (powered sugar), a …
White Chocolate Fudgie Snowballs
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aren’t these sweet! to make these all you need is: 4 tbsp of butter 24 tbsp icing sugar (powdered sugar) 150ml milk about 400g of white chocolate granulated sugar Put all the ingredients except the granulated sugar into a microwaveable bowl. Mix well. and microwave on high for 1 minute, give a good stir and keep on microwaving for stirring every …
Mini Yarn Christmas Trees
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I’ve seen loads of these yarn Christmas trees around, so I thought I’d make some myself. All you need is a paper plate, yarn, hot glue and some sequins. First get your paper plate and cut it in half. Roll it up into a cone shape and hold it together with some tape. Then starting from the top hot glue …