Sunday, 16 October 2011

One Day Monday - Christmas Special!

So Halloween isn't massive over here in the UK like it is in America and other places, but I love all the cute projects, decor, outfits and treats I've seen in blogland recently. 


However for me not many will get made (except the treats!), Izzy may go trick or treating in her princess dress next door, or we may drive over to out parents and surprise trick or treat them, but it really isn't such a big deal here. (We actually had no trick or treaters to our house last year and we live very close to three primary schools.)


So instead I've been getting excited about Christmas! I've been doing okay with the homemade gifts, 



(I actually am this 'organised', though it's only because of my terrible memory as I forget what I've made and what ideas I've had for who.)


...so I'm now allowing myself to look more at decor and recipes. 


So if you're blocking your ears at this point and chanting 'not for ten more weeks, not for ten more weeks', I won't be offended if you skip this weeks One Day Monday!


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How cute is this advent calendar? I love that it would be great for adults and children, plus pretty simple and inexpensive. Found here on Pinterest.

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I love this recipe for air dry porcelain clay from The Junk Wave. You could make all sorts of gifts and ornaments with this. Plus it looks pretty cheap for the ingredients. You could do this ornament in mini with finger prints:

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Found here.

And on the theme of ornaments...

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From here.

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I love this garland from him.her.and olivia.

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And I'm not sure I should be showing you this one as I've already started this and it looks no where near as good... This very pretty version is found at Allsorts.

3 comments:

  1. I am a new follower of your blog! You are just too dang cute. I love all the homemade Christmas stuff. I am actually doing a huge Christmas bash on my blog with a few other ladies. I am looking for guest bloggers for December. I'd love for you to join in on the homemade fun! Let me know if you would be interested.

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  2. My baby woke up at 3am the other night and after laying back in bed I couldn't sleep the rest of the night because Christmas suddenly started flowing through my brain. I love your idea of organization! I will definitely be making myself a chart like that to help organize my gifts!

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  3. I just wanted to let you know I featured you today over at Blissful and Domestic:> Stop by and grab a button:>

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2011/11/pinning-it-wednesday-christmas.html

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