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Christmas is finally on its way and Winter has definitely arrived. The days are getting shorter, and it’s so darn cold! I leave to go to work in the dark, and on the drive back it is pitch black. So when I get into the warm welcoming embrace that is my home all I want to do is snuggle up on the sofa and vegetate! Some people would call this laziness, but what else would you do on a week-day Winters eve? If tortoises can hibernate then so can I!!!

I thought I would come up with my own recipe for the perfect Hygge evening. You know...that word everyone seems to be going on about at the moment. The Danish culture of enjoying life’s simple pleasures and taking time out to just be at peace. It’s all the rage and I am obsessed with the whole idea of it.

Ingredients
Candles
Hot water bottle
Favourite movie
Tasty Beverage
Yummy snacks
Cozy loungewear


-Switch off your phone. Unless you plan on watching a movie on it there is no need to be staring at the screen going cock-eyed. The light emitted from it actually keeps you more awake, so put it down for a couple of hours and you will find yourself much more relaxed. Phones are also bringers of stress, which is the exact opposite of what Hygge culture is about!


- Grab all your cushions, covers and candles and create a haven where the stresses of life leave you and you are totally relaxed. Pretty much make the fort that every adult secretly wishes they had. Who said they are just for kids?!


- Put on your coziest loungewear or PJ's. Preferably ones that have just been washed and are all fluffy and smell delicious.



 

- Pour yourself a cup of your favourite tasty beverage, whether that is a warm drink or an alcoholic tipple - no-one is judging! It's your time to relax...go for it! While you're at it, don't forget to stock up on tasty treats because let's be honest you won't be leaving your Hygge paradise for a while!



How cute is this Santa mug? I don't really drink too much hot drinks, but I just had to buy it!
 


- Settle down in front of your TV and Netflix and chill to your hearts content. It's your evening, you can do whatever you want!

Once you have done all these things you will have created the best Christmas Hygge evening possible. Can't wait to go home and try out this recipe again! Yum.

What's your perfect Winter's evening?

xoxo

Emma


    

A Not-So-Christmassy Paperchase Haul





There is no denying that Paperchase have some of the best Christmas decorations going. Every year they come out with more and more amazing, adorable and unique decorations, and it's just so easy to get carried away in the fun of it all.

Last Friday, before my friend and I went to see Fantastic Beats and Where to Find Them (which is amazing by the way!), we decided to have a wee snoop to see what goodies they had. £40 later I walked out with some not so Christmassy Christmas decorations.

My reasoning for spending a stupid amount of money is that a most of the things I bought can be used all year round. Decorations are for life. Not just for Christmas.

So let's start with the last thing I spotted on my way out the door. These adorable cookie cutter lights!



So cute! They are battery operated too, so no need to find a mains socket to plug it in. BONUS! There's 10 lights in 3 shapes: a gingerbread man, a star and a tree. To be honest, I will probably want to have these out all year round, I am obsessed with them!

Next in my shopping bag were these cute mini felt cacti. Of course, I hear you cry, when I think of Christmas I automatically think of plants that grow in predominantly dry environments! Weird I know, but oh god I couldn't help myself. Although there are little plastic loops attached to each cactus I probably won't be hanging them from my tree. Expect to see them in more blog posts no doubt! 


I also came across these sparkly little dudes. Great for adding a bit of glittery cosiness to a room. Again, i'm not sure what I am going to do with them but I am sure they will find their place at some point. I love glitter so much that I just had to buy them!


They come in a pack of 9 and in three different colours: a teal-green, grey and black. A great alternative to the normal red and green we see everywhere this time of year. Also, who doesn't love a bit of glitter? Did I say that I loved glitter??

I am currently doing a bit of home reconstruction and redecoration. By that I mean I am in the middle of a crafty project where I decorate a paper maché model house. Every time I see something that may be useful I buy it straight away. When I came across these teeny tiny table confetti I knew they would be perfect! Shaped as Christmas trees and gingerbread men, I can't wait to use them. I will, of course, be writing a post once the finished house is done. Need to get cracking with it!


The final decorations I purchased would be more suitable for Halloween, or Día de los Muertos to be entirely accurate. I have always loved the brightly coloured Mexican Sugar Skulls, particularly as they remind me of my time in Texas in 2011. So I had to pick up the beautiful wooden skull Christmas decorations. Such great quality as usual from Paperchase, so I am looking forward to loving these for a very long time.


Are you more of a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas decorations? Or do you like to go a bit wild? I can't wait to start properly decorating, but as It's not December just yet I can only plan and plot as to what I want to do! 2 days to go.....

xoxo

Emma 

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