First Day of Christmas

December is finally here and that also means Christmas!

Even though we’re now in a larger home, I’ve still not bought a full size Christmas tree for the house. As lovely as it would be, it does take a while to set up for just the two of us so we’ve kept to our usual ‘Christmas corner’ and bought a small tree instead.

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Red is my least favourite interior colour but there are two exceptions in the year where I let a little bit of it trickle into the house – Chinese New Year and Christmas. I’m surprisingly quite a traditionalist at Christmas and I love a bit of red when adding festive cheer around the home!

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How have you decorated your home this year? What colours have you used?

I can’t believe how quickly another Christmas comes around – let the countdown to the holidays begin!

Making Art.

Finding the right artwork for our home is proving to be a really difficult task – it’s either expensive and beautiful or affordable yet not quite right.

In a bid to end our torment in finding some art for home, H. decided to try and make his own geometric poster to fill our art void. He’s quite proud of his efforts and wanted me to post this on the blog to share with you – what do you think?

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It’s a bit different to what I imagined the art would be around our home but we’re happy to have this as a temporary fix around the house until we can buy something that ticks the boxes!

Beautiful Things.

One of the battles that I have with H. is that we don’t always see eye to eye on what goes into our home. He’ll often ask me why I want to have what I want in the house and my usual reply is “Because I like beautiful things!”

In fact, I say it so much that I thought it would be a bit of fun to make a poster of it and have it on our shelf… at least it will save my breath next time H. asks – I could just point to it instead!

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The past weekend also saw me add to my latest addition of beautiful things… my new silver Uashmama bag! I’m sure you’ve seen these floating around on various blogs and Pinterest but for those of you who don’t know, it’s a washable paper bag. Most of you probably think I’m crazy BUT it’s pretty and functional – it’s now the new home for our keys.

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Can’t believe a year of blogging has gone by so quickly – hope you’re all having a good Queen’s Birthday weekend!