Get excited for Christmas: ten favorite pins

Hello hello all my lovelies,
I don't know about you but I've been starting to get excited for Christmas.
I've been pinning like crazy these last few days and my Pinterest board is full
of amazing ideas, recipes and crafts to make the holidays very special this year.
Over the next few weeks I'm going to start organising and ofcourse share it all
with you.
For now let me show you ten of my favorites and lets get excited for Christmas together!
Peanut butter reindeer cookies? Yes please. Not only do they look super
cute, I bet they also taste amazing.
What a great idea to bake brownies in a cookie cutter shape! Not quite sure
if they would come out ok...but I guess you can always give them
as a present, just like that.
I love presents that are wrapped up beautifully and these are
just perfect.
Some pretty cushions to give your home a festive touch.
I do wish I could sew, I would totally make these!
These little pinecone elves are just so cute. I might attempt to
make a few of these with the help of my very own little elves.
I'm pretty sure they would enjoy that very much.
I love this advent calendar idea, this would look really sweet
on one of my bookshelves.
I've said it before and I'll say it again...I wish I could sew! Isn't this
just the most amazing stocking EVER!! I want one.
I love the simplicity of this Christmas wreath. Wouldn't
mind at all if it was hanging on my door.
I'm sure many of you will have these little guys pinned as well.
I never got round to making them last year but I will this year and I can't
wait see my kids faces when I present them their snowman icecream treat!
Another snowman but this time of the hot chocolate variety.
One of our Christmas traditions is sipping hot chocolate and eating
cookies while decorating the tree. The other day I found some marshmellow
shaped snowmen and I can't wait to use them now.
So there you have it, ten of my favorite Christmas pins.
Want to see some others?
You can follow my "t'is the season to be jolly" board here.
Have a great Tuesday everyone!


London shenanigans.

I know I know...I've been a real blog slacker.
I just can't seem to find the time these days and I know some of you
were asking about my London trip.
So without further ado...
I'm so happy I had to renew my passport and go all the way to London for this.
It gave me an excuse to meet up with one of my besties.
You know what, I would have been so lost without her there.
Luckily she knows her way around this great city!
First stop was the Belgian Embassy...getting all the passport stuff
over and done with only took about ten minutes so plenty of time for us
to wander around, catch up and take loads of silly photos.
You ready for the photo dump of the century?
Here we go.
We walked past Piccadilly
We had lunch in a Japanese restaurant and the food was to die for!
I seriously wish I could have some of that right now.
Eating noodles with chopsticks proved to be a bit of a challenge...
Oh, we also passed the Ferrari shop and I decided I HAD to have a photo
taken...I mean, why wouldn't I make my husband super jealous about the fact I got to sit on an actual
formula 1 Ferrari.
I also came across a very handsome pirate...sure I've seen him before though!
So once we were done taking photos posing with fast cars, food and
toys we decided it was time to get serious
Yes, that is us being serious.
She'll love that I posted this photo of course, but then that is the good
friend that I am.
Sadly soon after that it was time for us to part so with a hazelnut latte in
hand we said goodbye and both hopped on our trains back home.
You want to know something exciting though?
This weekend we are meeting up again!!
we are also seeing another bestie...
one that was really missed while we were in London,
so much so we made a replacement
yes...she was REALLY missed! Hahaha.
Have a great Tuesday my friends
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My amazing, crazy and talented friends

and happy Tuesday to you all!
For some reason I feel like throwing confetti...
Maybe I'm just in a festive mood today.
Could be because I'm excited for tomorrow.
You see, I'm going up to London to have my finger prints taken
and after that I'm meeting up with my friend.
YAY! Woop woop, party time.
Finger prints? I can just hear you think this...why?
Well you see...
I'm a criminal.
Nahhhh, not really! Hahaha.
I'm a Belgian girl living in England remember and my passport
expires soon and they brought out this new thing where all
passports have to have fingerprints on them.
So off the the Belgian Embassy in London I go.
Sure glad I only live a 30 minute train ride away.
I can't believe I'm meeting up with one of my friends though,
and this after they posted a video( on Facebook might I add),
saying they don't need me anymore as they found a replacement for me...
Aren't they lovely!
You know what else is lovely...
this website one of my other friends has.
She's a graphic designer and has recently set up her own
company called Bespoke
You should really check it out, her artwork is AMAZINGGGGG!

I adore the camper vans and think they would look brilliant on a canvas
in a kids room. Did you know you could have your favourite print (or a custom made
one) printed on canvas, t-shirts, postcards, note cards and so on.
I'm thinking these might make excellent Christmas gifts or stocking fillers!
You'll have to let me know your favourite!
Please do go and have a look and why not LIKE her Facebook page as well.
Go on, you know you want to!
Besides...I might hold a give away of one of her prints later this week,
you do not want to miss this!!!
So while you are off checking out her amazing work I'll say bye!
Have a fantastic Tuesday my lovelies
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Five thoughts and five finds.

I am using my crock pot for the very first time today.
At the moment I'm cooking a delicious beef stew, I'm so very
excited and can't wait for dinner tonight.
Expect to see loads of recipes in the future.
I have a feeling Christmas will be here and gone before we get to
enjoy it. I must admit I got really excited walking down isles in the
supermarket and seeing all the chocolate coated ginger bread stars and
other goodies but it's still so early in the season.
I bought the first stocking fillers today.
It's all the shop's fault, they shouldn't be selling these things already!
But I wanted to get those chocolates before they sold out, so yes.
I love cushions. My husband doesn't get it.
I have some new pretties in mind to adorn my sofas.
Yay for pretty cushions right!
I walked passed the school earlier and saw Dylan play football
with his friends. I actually stopped to watch him and it made
me so happy to see he was having so much fun.
Just made me want to go up and give him a cuddle.
Want to know what I've been drooling over this week?
Just check these out.
I love these decorated pumpkins, such a great idea.
I feel a project coming on.
Crock pot apple butter! Oh yes, I am SO making this!
How cute is this! I I had a baby girl I would definitely buy
this, it's just adorable.
Love this watch so much.
Wish my birthday wasn't so far away, this would make the perfect present.
Not just one but TEN ideas for pretty cushions...
and they have ruffles, and bows...oh heaven.
Think I might invest in some pretty fabrics soon.
Hope you like my selection this week.
Go and have yourself a wonderful Thursday OK.


Lost and found.

Jeans, cardigan:Next, top:Primark, belt:Forever21, necklace:Wonton Mommy
I had a completely different outfit planned for today.
Red and blue.
Then this morning I was rummaging through my collection
of necklaces and happened upon one I hadn't worn in a while.
All of a sudden I knew I had to wear it today.
So the red cardigan I had planned went and the mustard one was brought in.
I love when things like this happen.
You see,
I hadn't forgotten about this necklace, I had put it in a
little bag to protect it and over the months it had worked itself
to the back of the drawer.
Finding it again was like being reunited with an old friend.
So glad I came across it again.
Have a great Wednesday!


Ten things to do this month

Hello hello, here we are again!
Not only has Monday flown by, so has September.
I love October.
I love a dry October even more.
At the moment it's nothing but rain.
I have good hopes all this rain will pass soon and we'll have
some golden sunshine soon.
And with that here are ten things I would like to do this month
Go to the apple festival at the nearby farm, buy some yummy scrummy
apples and make a delicious apple pie.
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Go for a long walk on a crisp day and come home to a bowl
of warm homemade soup and crusty bread.
Wear some cosy jumpers and pretty scarves.
I would also love to find some cute hats for the kids.
Go for a walk in the woods and collect coloured leaves and chestnuts with
the kiddies. When we get home they can use the leaves in
some craft activities while I roast the chestnuts. Yummy.
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Organise the wardrobes, donate some unused toys,
declutter the kitchen cupboards and decorate the house for fall.
Go and visit the pumpkin patch, pick out some pumpkins
and carve them. I've got some great ideas for this year's pumpkins.
Have a movie night with the kids where we indulge
in some spooky snacks and watch The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Buy the first sparklers of the year and go outside
with the kids to burn them.
They love these.
the kiddies with their sparklers last year.
Make some delicious soups. I'm thinking pumpkin and red pepper soup
or roast butternut squash soup will definitely be on the menu
at some point this month.
Find some amazing costumes and take the kids trick or treating.
Have a wicked Halloween.
So there you go, have you got a list with things you want to do this month?
I'd love to know.
Have a great Tuesday.
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