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How to handle the post-Christmas cleanup 1

How to handle the post-Christmas cleanup is a paid collaboration with Clearabee. Although Christmas is something to look forward to each year, there’s one part that can fill you with dread – the post-Christmas clean up. Once you’ve given and received your gifts, had family over, cooked Christmas dinner and taken down the decorations, it’s soon time to clean up. Unsurprisingly, a lot of waste is produced over the festive period. In the UK, the amount of waste produced increases by 30% at Christmas. Instead of sending everything to landfill, you should try to recycle as much as possible. Clearabee offers same day waste collection and they divert 95% of what more »


Clove and Orange Pomanders perfect for Christmas 1

Clove and Orange pomanders are perfect for Christmas. They add a fabulously festive touch and scent to your home and for me are the smell of Christmas. I used to make these with my mum over advent when I was younger as we never put the tree up until after my birthday on 20th December, so they are so evocative of that time for me.


Spreading the cost of Christmas 1

Spreading the cost of Christmas is a paid collaboration. Christmas is expensive. Even with all the will in the world, we can not always be prepared for the cost associated. Or perhaps we have been saving for Christmas and then something happens and all those savings disappear. That is what happened to us this year. Our dog Alvin became unwell and had to have a major operation which we hadn’t planned for and due to a previous condition we do not have pet insurance.


Christmas Baking With The Family: Our Favourite Sugar Cookies Recipe 2

Christmas Baking With The Family: Our Favourite Sugar Cookies Recipe is a paid collaboration with Funky Pigeon. I am a BIG fan of Christmas traditions and Christmas Cooking. Over the years I hope these traditions cement by boys’ memories of our times together. I for one have always loved it when we are all in the kitchen and some of our best conversations happen when we are baking up a storm.


Free Printable Christmas Star Ornaments with Templates

Free Printable Christmas Star Ornaments with Templates is a paid collaborative post with Epson as I am #EpsonAbassador. I wanted to really put the EcoTank ET-7700 through its paces this month, so I designed a free star decoration inspired by the ones I used to make as a child from the previous years Christmas cards.


Make your Own Homemade Christmas Crackers

I am a big fan of Christmas Crackers, I love the excitement and anticipation of pulling a cracker at Christmas. So why not make Christmas Day go with a bang by making your own Homemade Christmas crackers.  They are super simple to make and you can add your own unique gifts, jokes and party hats in order to personalise your Christmas Day. I know it is super easy it is to pick up a ready-made box from any supermarket, however, in order to get gifts that my family will use and not just tat they are often expensive and really wasteful. I love how making crackers adds some wow factor to Christmas more »


Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornament – Air Drying Clay 2

What is not to like about this fingerprint Christmas tree ornament made from air drying clay? Anyone that knows me will tell you I am a big lover of creating Christmas ornaments from air drying clay and that I also a fan of using fingerprints to create keepsake decorations such as these Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornaments. In the past, we have made fingerprint snowman ornaments and also heart ornaments. I have seen Fingerprint Christmas Tree Ornaments made with salt dough, but I wanted to use white air drying clay.


10 Fun Family Christmas Party Games 1

Try these fun family Christmas party games with your church, friends, at the office for a work party at school for a class party, or even at an ugly sweater party! I can’t wait to try these for family night this Christmas season! Every year we have a big Christmas Eve get together with my best friend. Between us, we have six boys aged from seven to fourteen. As the years go by we have gathered us a great selection of kids Christmas party games that our boys love.  As much as we love all the games we normally play we need to up our game and find some more family Christmas party games as we have been hosting for more »


The Importance of Christmas Traditions

The Importance of Christmas Traditions 1

The importance of Christmas traditions is a paid collaborative post with Christmas Tree World.  I am not going to lie, this year has been a challenging one in The Mad House, a person very close to us died and it has weighed heavy on my mind and in my heart since. They left behind a young family and that is what inspired this post and cemented my thinking about the importance of Christmas traditions.