mandag 11. desember 2017

15 Christmas Gifts In a Jar Ideas

Personally, I feel that one of the biggest challenges in terms of gift giving is what to give to someone who has "everything" and I guess I'm not alone with that challenge. Something that could work as a gift in these cases are gifts in jars, especially if it's of the edible kind. 

These types of gifts are sweet and inexpensive, yet a bit heartwarming. Those who know me well enough knows that I really love to give gifts that serve a function over various nicknack that will be stuffed in a drawer or a cupboard to be forgotten within a month. Gifts in jars could also work as hostess gifts or gifts to neighbours, teachers etc. in case one is in search of that.

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søndag 10. desember 2017

How To Decorate Your Christmas Tree For Less Than 45 Dollars

For a lot of us, a Christmas tree is a "must have" during the holiday season. Some have plastic trees, while others prefer "the real deal". Regardless of preferance, I wanted to give you some inspiration for how to decorate your Christmas tree Scandinavian-style for less than $45 with IKEA's Winter 2017 collection. Let's face it, one can decorate the Christmas tree without spending a fortune.

lørdag 9. desember 2017

Weekend Cooking; 10 Christmas Cooking Books To Check Out

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As I love to both cook and bake, I'm often looking in cookbooks for inspiration. Christmas is no exception to that rule (and please don't even get me started on my dedicated Christmas food and drinks Pinterest board, or Pinterest in general *cough*).
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As I'm probably not the only one, today I wanted to share with you 10 Christmas cooking books to check out.

Do you have a favourite go-to Christmas cookbook? If so, feel free to share in the comment section below.

fredag 8. desember 2017

Friday Finds/Gift Guide; 10 Stocking Stuffers Under $5

Are you on track when it comes to Christmas gifts and/or stocking stuffers? If not, I might help you out a little bit today.

I know that I'm one of those "weird" ones who's finished with all the gift shopping BEFORE December 1st (a deadline I've given myself each year after working in retail during the infamous holiday chaos one year), but the good thing is that it gives me a lot more time to do fun stuff during this month.

Oh, now I start to ramble a bit, nevermind that. What I wanted to share with you today was something so simple as a gift guide with 10 stocking stuffers under $5, all found on Etsy. It might be added costs on shipping, but if you're smart and have multiple persons who would love the same gift, feel free to buy more than one of whatever item. I've made a varied list, so there is a chance you might find something for both genders on this list.

Do you have any good ideas for cheap, yet fun stocking stuffer gifts? Feel free to comment below.

torsdag 7. desember 2017

Thursday Movie Picks; Ugly Duckling to Beautiful Swan Makeover

Wow, is it already the first Thursday in December? Time flies fast, but nevertheless it's time for a new Thursday Movie Picks post, thanks to the blogger behind Wandering Through the Shelves. The theme of the week was ugly duckling to beautiful swan makeover.

Here are my picks;

Disney's Cinderella; It is one of the more classical movies, so I thought it would be wrong NOT to have it on the list.

Three Wishes for Cinderella; It's an Eastern European re-telling of Cinderella, slightly magical and feministic and it's always aired 11 AM in Norway on Christmas Eve.

The Princess Diaries; For a bit of a good laugh, with the lovely Julie Andrews as a bonus.

tirsdag 5. desember 2017

Making a Home; 15 Christmas Crafts To Make This Season

I’m not going to deny that I enjoy Christmas. I also enjoy doing crafts. That means that Christmas crafts is seriously fun. At least for me, doing craft projects can be a bit calming (look at is as a sort of mindfulness). In some cases, the results of a crafty afternoon means having a pile of handmade and personal Christmas gifts one can give to family, friends and other loved ones. Also, the good thing is that it can be as cheap or as expensive as one makes it. And let’s face it; a lot of times a cheaper, yet thoughtful handmade gift can be a lot more valuable for the recipient rather than the expensive gift purchased last minute because one had no clue what to buy.
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Today I wanted to share a round up of 15 Christmas crafts one could make this season. Some are kid-friendly, while others are probably more suitable for adults. Luckily all of them are suitable as Christmas gifts, so if you make some of them, you can potentially tick off one (or several) gifts off the dreaded Christmas gift list.

Here's the list of Christmas crafts;