Love Your Christmas Home Day 3
Wed 13th, Nov, 2013
Welcome to Love Your Christmas Home with a beach cottage Day 3
Today we are doing some preparation for a pretty, not perfect Christmas.
So I’m thinking about things that I want to do for a lovely sparkly non-stressy festive season…years ago when I started to think that unless I made Christmas special for me I’d end up rushing around making everyone else’s Christmas happen and fall down in a crumpled mess on Christmas Day, I started to think of little things to do to make this time of year nice for me – in those days I had a baby and a little one and life was busy but in a very different way to now. I sat down and thought about things I wanted to do, make and experience over the Christmas period, interesting things came up, there wasn’t too much money spending involved but just sweet rituals and a comfy holiday home- I wanted Christmassy music in the house, I wanted mince pies, lovely scents, to spend time wrapping presents and enjoy it, lots and lots of candles and lights, I wanted to enjoy the special time and mostly I wanted to enjoy the foofing. All sounds pretty simple right? Yes, but to have those things in the middle of December and enjoy it requires a little bit of fore-planning and stock-piling – not a lot but a bit.
So today we are looking at doing some festive season stashing – getting a few things together over the upcoming weeks so that when all around you swings into Christmas mode and you, all of a sudden, have the urge to dowse all around you in sparkles, drink mulled wine or limoncello, have a sparkly bath, and feel the irresistible need to make holiday decs from doilies, you can because you have it all there at your fingertips. Been there my friends and have to say if I’m not time poor about love it ;)
Today we are thinking about gathering things in your home to make it pretty not perfect this Christmas – so what do you need to gather so that Christmas for you is nice? Right now I have in my head a bit of a natural Christmas mixed with a coastal theme, so I’m going for rustic bits and bobs plus herbs and things – I’ve got together a few of them already…
Here are the things I am looking out for over the next few weeks to stash – there may or may not be a white magic wardrobe involved…you don’t have to spend a lot of money on any of these though, I get most of my stuff from discount stores and the supermarket and a lot of it is already in your home, it’s just making a note of where it is….
These are the things being gathered for my Love Your Christmas Home nest egg this year….
Christmas movies for my ipad
candles & lights
Christmas tunes for my ipod
That’s just my basic list, so have a think about what’s going on yours – what do you love to have around you? Are there specific Christmassy things you love to have? Food you want to indulge in? Any comforting things to splurge on (I like new pj’s for Christmas and now in Australia I buy Christmas thongs too). So jot down yours and get stashing.
I’ve put together a printable list of other pretty ideas too for a bit of inspiration, you can find it over here along with Day 3 of the Festive Planner and the 5 things to do today to get your Christmas this year pretty xx
ho ho ho
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