Showing posts with label #festive. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #festive. Show all posts

Sunday, 10 December 2017

#MySundayPhoto // Festive

I recently read some Festive photography tips from Motherscuffer over on Jennie's blog  and thought I'd try my hand at trying to get some good ones of the boys.

None of the big boys wanted to get involved and Ru my usual photo happy child wasn't really feeling it either.
So this was the best shot.

I will attempt to have another go when they're all feeling a little more willing to indulge me.


Thursday, 22 December 2016

Getting My Festive Priorities In Order With JORD

I usually start planning for Christmas in October, but never really kick into gear until the 1st of December.
This year because of the move I've not really been able to plan properly.

I just about got my Christmas shopping done in time, but preparing the house to host our first ever Christmas has had me on edge!

Am I going to have enough time to get it host the perfect Christmas.....the one that will be talked about for years to come!
For us to have an amazing first Christmas in our new house!

I am constantly roaming the house thinking "oh that needs some festive love or thats too much"
The big day is approaching and there's still fairy lights to put up and wrapping to be done!

It hit me yesterday that rather than stressing over the silly little things that don't actually matter to anyone else but me and to actually sit back and enjoy the TIME with the boys whilst their off for the holidays!

So once I got my timings and priorities in order, we have spent the start of the festive holidays, decorating our trees, making home-made Christmas decorations and playing games!

I'm no longer feeling stressed, and I feel the house is looking amazing, now the stressing has stopped!

This beautiful JORD wooden watch, has helped me realise that time is precious and that I shouldn't waste it getting worked up over the silly things.
Glancing at it whilst I'm playing with the boys I don't feel as I'm wasting time but actually using it wisely!

Beautiful and unique it sure has been a conversation starter whilst out and about on my Christmas runs.

JORD have a wide range of stunning women watches and men watches.
Each watch made with care and style!

If you would like one, I have exciting news, you can enter a giveaway to win a $75 gift voucher to spend on a watch of your choice and you'll also receive a $25 dollar discount voucher just for entering! Just click here and good luck!

The giveaway is now open and will run through 31/1/17 at 11:59pm.
The 25% e - voucher expires on 14/3/17.

"This  post was sponsored by JORD wooden watches"

Friday, 25 November 2016

Tire Your Kids Out! Getting Through The Christmas Holidays

By this point of the year, everyone’s already looking forward to Christmas! Plenty of good food and gifts mean that it’s a time of year that’s relished by all of us. However, for parents this might not always be the case. Of course you enjoy spending time with your kids when they’re not at school, but at the same time it’s hard to think of ways to keep them occupied. Here are some ideas that don’t just involve their Christmas presents…
Get Artistic And Creative

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This is the time of year that you can really get creative with your kids. Look online for any creative Christmas projects that you can do together. You could make a wreath for your front door, or colourful paper chains to hang up in the rooms, or even a centrepiece for Christmas Day. Making clove oranges is fragrant and fun, and will give your home an incredible Christmassy citrus smell. If you want to bake together, you could make simple Christmas sugar cookies before icing them together. Buy cookie cutters online in the shape of Christmas trees, Santa Claus and his reindeer so you can ice them together. You could even give them to your family and friends as Christmas gifts! Likewise, you could get your kids to decorate photo frames that you can give to their grandparents with photographs of them in, for a fun and personal gift.
Go Out On Day Trips

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Obviously you can’t do this every day, because it might get expensive and time consuming, but this is a great opportunity for you to take your kids out and really enjoy an exciting day together. This time of year there are Christmas markets springing up all over the country, so you could take your kids along there to buy a few Christmas gifts and indulge in some sweet treats. If your family is a sporty, active bunch, consider an activity inside like rock climbing or even a high adrenalin trampoline park. By the time you get home, they’ll be tired out and begging to go to bed early – all the better for you! Alternatively, you could take a cultural route and look around for carol services and special Christmas exhibitions at your local museums, or maybe even celebrities turning on your local Christmas lights. This time of year there’s something going on every day!
Wrap Up Warm And Get Outside

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Even though the cold outside might seem a little oppressive, remember that you can use this time of year to make some incredible memories. If you wrap up in lots of layers and with woollen scarves, hats and gloves, you can spend time outside completely comfortably. Put on your walking boots and get hiking – if you have a dog, it’s important that they still get plenty of exercise this time of year, and going on long dog walks or hikes is a great way to spend time together as a family. Just make sure that your dog is wrapped up warm too! If it snows, take your kids out tobogganing, or if you want to keep it low key, go out into the back garden so you can all make snowmen and snow angels together.