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MINIMALIST GIFT WRAPPING

I am late with my gift getting, as usual! To be honest, I am late with everything holiday related. I have boiled it down to this pregnancy being a bit harder than my first one. I am currently getting treatment for a pelvic region living its own life, it is all over the place. On top of that, the lack of sleep, all I do is twist and turn. So at the end of the day I am left with next to no energy, all is spent getting my pregnancy affairs together when the little one is in day care. When he comes home, all my time is devoted to him from the moment I pick him up till he falls asleep. The few hours I have left in a day is then spent planning the next couple of days, cleaning up the days mess and trying to find a comfortable position to rest in. Not much time left for holiday hunting! But, everything is getting closer, so I need to get my stuff together ASAP. So this weekend I am doing this years Christmas card, and next week is devoted to getting and wrapping all of the gifts before we leave for the holidays on Friday.

Getting gifts for everyone is one of my favorite things about Christmas, that and the wrapping of the gifts. Right now I am looking for some good wrapping ideas. Here is a collection of some great minimalistic wrapping ideas I´ve come across hauling through the isles of Pinterest. I especially love the use of fresh greens in the wrapping, it´s all about the details!

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WRAP IT UP

And I’m back! For some reason time seems to pass like lightning these days, may be because of the lack of sunlight – or maybe I’ve just got more on my plate than usual? This year, as every year, I haven’t even had the time to consider what to get friends and family for christmas. I’m getting on it this weekend, I have promised myself that… I love giving gifts, and I try my hardest to make every gift a personal one. Which means I do my best to put as much effort into gathering ideas, hunting for the right thing etc. Then comes the wrapping of the gift. I really enjoy putting a lot of heart into wrapping gifts for people, maybe it is because I am a fan of the aesthetical things in life, maybe it’s because it’s about handing over something personal or maybe it is all about giving myself more things to do when I’m on my week off work? Who knows? Anyways, I have gathered up a bundle of visual aid to help me through the wrapping process this year! 

For the monochromatic, via

For the animal lover, via

For the dads, via

For the simple answer, via

For the one that recycles, via

For the mothers and grandmothers, via

For the vegetarian, via

For the hipster, via

For the christmasy one, via

For the manly men, via

For the traveler, via

For the baby boy, via

For the colourful one, via

For the monochromatic, via

For the cat-lover, via

For the little ones, via

So, are you a wrapper?

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MOTHERS DAY INSPIRATION

Tomorrow it is mothers day – and I have already sent of my little box of treats for my mother…

This is my little gift box for my mum – two lovely jams from Dalfour and a lovely box of Belgian chocolate… My mum opened it as soon as it arrived – and she loved it. It is such a great thing to give a tiny bit of goodness once in a vile. The beautiful box covered in lovely bugs is from Søstrene Grene – I have two of them in my tiny home office space – absolutely adore them!

Well back to some mothers day inspiration – for those of you who haven’t got it all figured out by now!

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I can’t think of a mother who wouldn’t like a beautiful floral arrangement…

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A very do-able DIY – make your mother a lovely breakfast to devour in bed… Total relaxation.

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Oh my – these townhouse gift boxes are absolutely brilliant… And guess what makes them even better – you can print them right here! I know I am giving them a go…

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How about making your mother a lovely picnic basket and head out for lunch?

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Or you could bring your mom a bunch of colorful balloons…

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Here is a lovely gift box idea for the ones who lives a bit too far away to show up on the door with a gift…

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How lovely is this packaging?

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A very cute mothers day card collection… Ticket away! This is also a lovely printable – and you can get it here.

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How about giving your mother some lovely cupcakes spelling out mom?

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THE MUGTAIL

I have been drooling over these for too long – and today I finally got a reason to start collecting them (found one under the christmas tree) – I am talking about the mugtails from Kinto. The H was kind enough to indulge my need for mugtail – and set of my collecting spirit. He got me the lovely fawn mug – so now I’ve pinpointed a couple more I “need” to get.  They will look perfect next to our new Nespresso machine – oh what a good night!

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THE CHRISTMAS MIX

Since tomorrow is christmas eve – why not end the night with a great christmas mix? And since it has been a whole 5 days of no posts – why not make it up with a bunch of feel good holiday inspiration? Well that’s what I’m gonna do – here goes…

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I say yes to using miniature chairs as christmas ornaments…

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Gold glitter anyone?

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Perfect display of what seems to be the perfect pancakes…

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Simple yet holiday ready…

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Give me the deer and give me it now!

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Some well put together and pretty darn cute decorations.

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Awesome wrapping… Gotta love the pine cone!

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Pick and mix stamps – so getting some of these – not just for christmas purposes… You can get them here.

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Peppermint ice cream and some hot chocolate anyone? I wouldn’t mind trying this one out – get the recipe here.

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I wouldn’t mind some of these amazing birch straws from Anthropologie at my christmas party – would you?

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Lovely printable gift tags via HeyLook

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PINK CHRISTMAS

Back from another long weekend at work – and I am back home – totally deflated… But I am ready for a good week or so of free time to finish off some christmas shopping and just hugging the H. Tonight I am going to spend some time creating one of my colour based christmas inspiration posts. Today it is about pink – a colour I do not have the greatest relationship with – but hey, I’m not opposed to a challenge from time to time. So here is pink christmas inspiration that doesn’t make me feel like I am nauseous after a massive sugar rush!

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This is as far as I can go with pink… Still feel these images give me the right kind of christmas cheer!

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