Tagged: holidays

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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ADVENT CALENDAR RANT

For the first time I feel the obligation to create an advent calendar for The Bean! Last year his advent calendar was unlimited snuggles every day, this year, I want to add some more excitement t0 it. Feeling the mom pressure building over here. So I have hunted high and low for some inspiration, to get my creative juices flowing, pre-creating.

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Now I just have to figure out what I can do with my limited DIY skill set, and what to put in the little parcels.

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LAST MINUTE: WRAP IT UP

I am always on the look out for some nice gift wrapping ideas, even though I am not always great at following through on those ideas. I still have a few small gifts to wrap up before the big day tomorrow, so here is a last minute wrap inspiration rant. Good to keep around for future birthdays and other events where handing off a gift is happening.

Happy Christmas!

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Hope you all have a lovely Christmas!

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THURSDAY NIGHT WISHLIST

December is right around the corner, I am considering trying on the creation of a gift guide this year… We’ll see about that, but right now I’d like to share a rather self-indulgent wishlist. Here are five little items I am craving these days!

Bobbi Brown Bath

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To be honest, I would actually like all of the fragrances he’s got bottled up like this, simply because I like to look at them. The scent I would love to carry though must be ‘Bath’… Nothing like feeling fresh every step of the way!

Muuto Myh in Light Green

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Oh my how I wouldn’t mind a few of these for our kitchen… Muuto all the way!

MUJI Cinnamon & Mandarin Candle

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The perfect scented candle for the winter season and the upcoming holidays… I have a great love for the scented candles from MUJI, when I was living in the UK I used to hoard these and scatter them around my abode. Been missing them lately, you rarely come across them over here…

Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Dress

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This dress is on my always around wishlist, so I’ll keep it around for this one as well. This would be perfect for upcoming christmas parties and dinners… Wish I had almost a 1000 quid to spend on one dress, then this would be it!

Staub Round Cocotte

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Any of the amazing cookware from Staub is on my forever wishlist, just look at the amazing color on these! Who in their right mind wouldn’t want this as a part of their kitchen inventory?

More wishes will arrive… No doubt about it!

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HAPPY VALENTINES

Since tomorrow is valentines day I feel like it would be out of character for me not to bring on a over-the-top valentines inspiration post. Our valentines is a very subdued matter – since we both freak out at the idea of sitting in a pink-infused restaurant – preferably squeezed between two other couples who are more of the touchy-feely-persuasion than ourselves… We are more valentines on the down-low I guess – but still – why not get inspired by the pink, the love and the heart-shaped everything?

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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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