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.
Simple Winter Wool Forest Wreath is a paid-for collaboration. This wreath was inspired by this beautiful winter wonderland wreath I pinned last year but I had already made a simple white winter wreath last year using a feather bower and I wanted to mix it up a little. So I had a look through my craft stash and sound 3 balls of finger knitting wool that I thought would be perfect.
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 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.
Make Sure to Send your Teacher a Thank You Card this Christmas is a paid collaborative post with ThankATeacher.co.uk. Every single day I take my hat off to the teachers out there. I have always said that they have the ability to make or break the school experience and I am so lucky that my boys have, and have had, some amazing teachers in their lives.
The Clueless Parents Guide to TikTok is a paid collaborative post with TikTok, but all opinions are my own. You can be forgiven for not knowing what TikTok is if you are not a teenager, but last September, it had more app store downloads than YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, and even Facebook. It might be the world’s fastest-growing social media app and as a parent, it might also be the world’s most confusing! So here is my clueless parent’s guide to TikTok.
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.
We LOVE making our own Christmas Decorations from Air Drying Clay. Each year we add to our ever-growing collection of seasonal decorations with more ornaments. I have to say that I do love these Gold and White Air Drying Clay Christmas Decorations. The addition of some gold paint has really elevated them.
Over the summer we took four teenage boys to France and were lucky enough to be offered a Ford Tourneo for the journey. These boys’ were all taller than me and two of them were taller than the husbeast. We knew we were going to need a seven-seater, but even then most of them do not have the luggage room that is needed when you are travelling.