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Want, Need, Wear, Read – Why I’m NOT Buying The “Four Gift Rule”

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You’ve probably heard this before: you ought to buy four (that’s 4!) Christmas presents for your kids: something they want, something they need, something to wear, something to read. Personally, I couldn’t disagree more. Firstly, clothing items are not exactly presentable, unless your little one just started to discover her/his style (colour or character obsession at this stage really) and that’s …

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Christmas Bonbons With Dates And Walnuts

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If you’re looking for some quick Christmassy dessert for the weekend, you can definitely steal the show with these. They are a lot easier to make than they look, and that’s a bonus. We tend to forget about our refined sugar intake during the holidays (or let’s just admit: we just don’t care), but these bonbons require no extra sugar. …

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Sweet, Spicy Roasted Christmas Snacking Nuts

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I have to confess: I am addicted to this fantastic winter snack. When making them at home, the divine smell will turn your house into a German-style Christmas market. So why not make some mulled wine too? They could also make lovely, handmade gifts, if you fill small cellophane bags or glass jars with them. If you think the measurements …

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Review: Humble Stuff Eco Cleaning Products

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With Marie, the creative mind behind Humble Stuff we share the same ideas about being green. We even jokingly agreed on rather receiving eco-friendly cleaning products for Christmas than yet another jumper from Marks and Spencer. I’m always on the look out for natural everyday products without harsh chemicals and without giving up on performance. Not just for our planet, but …

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Red Velvet Buttercream Frosting For Cupcakes

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Recently, I had to make some quick, but Christmassy looking cupcakes for a charity Christmas fair, so I decided to use my good old Low Sugar Chocolate Cupcakes recipe and add some fancy frosting. Lovely, velvety, Christmassy red. The cupcakes are ready in 35-40 minutes and the frosting should only take another 20-25 minutes plus cooling in the fridge (about 10-15 …

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Her

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Last week I posted about my Christmas Gift Ideas For Him and this week I share my gift guide for all the lovely ladies in your life. Again, my selection consists of unusual, unique and one of a kind presents, carefully selected. I hope it will be helpful. Enjoy. Gifts don’t have to be expensive. But they need to be unique, tailored …

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Christmas Gift Ideas For Him

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Starting the Christmas countdown with a gift list for HIM as it’s normally the hardest job. (Followed by MIL.) “Darling, what would you like to have for Christmas?” “Dunno. Surprise me.” Yeah, thanks. I literally keep a little drawer in my mind where I save all the hints collected trough out the year! You think you know your other half, …

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Review: Nim’s All Natural Vegetable And Fruit Crisps

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I’m always on the look out for healthy and vegetarian nibbles. Bobcat is a very picky eater, he currently doesn’t eat any fresh fruits or vegetables apart from a little banana and some tomato. No matter how creative and persistent I am, he just won’t eat them. Therefore, I’m keen to try new things just to make him eat some …

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Risotto With Mushroom And Spinach

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This is an easy and healthy meal. Even small kids will like it. A lovely way to incorporate vitamin-rich spinach into our diet. Adding 3 different kind of onions and cheese will make this quick midweek meal very tasty. Because the spinach won’t turn your risotto green you don’t even have to explain it to your picky eater. Or tell …

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Review: Luxury Autumn And Christmas Bouquets From Prestige Flowers

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Sending flowers is still one of the most cultured way of gifting. These days you can buy everything online, even flowers. I received this beautiful bouquet from Prestige Flowers from their luxury range. Here’s my review: Delivery: It arrived very quickly (lots of their bouquets are available for next day delivery) and well packaged in a big carton box and special …