Simple Ways to Decorate for Christmas

Thursday, November 26, 2015

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Christmas can get a little hectic. The social schedule, fitting in work in between, the shopping, the cooking. Sometimes we just need one bit to become a little simplified. Today I'm sharing a few simple ways to decorate for Christmas.
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1. Table Decorations
Choose a simple piece of greenery and some pinecones. Add in a decoration or two and you have a simple table setting.

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2. Hanging Decorations
Decorations aren't just for the tree. Hang a few in different places around the room. Simple.

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3. Fairy lights are your friend
There is nothing that cannot be made better with fairy lights.

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4. You do not need a big green tree
Eucalypts in the garden dropping big branches all over the yard? Collect a few, whack them in a jar/vase and hang a few decorations & wa la! Christmas tree!! This is my favourite way to decorate when we are heading out of town for Christmas but still want a few decorations for the weeks leading up to when we leave. No one wants to come home in early January to a large green tree, but a few sticks are easily packed away on your return from holiday.

And there you have it. A few simple ways to decorate for Christmas. What are your go to simple Christmas decorating tips? Do you have a tried and true decorating tip that helps you through this busy time? Please let me know in the comments below.

Ps Christmas Decorating, My Christmas Tree, When do you put up the Christmas tree?

Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

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I have only been able to catch the first episode of this show, but I have to say that I like it. Fashionably Late with Rachel Zoe uses the late night talk show model to discuss all things fashion. It takes fashion seriously while still having a little fun. You never see, on tv, fashion being talked about in this manor and it is so refreshing to have Zoe delve into fashion and discuss it as if you would politics or sport. There are a million sport chat shows and it would be awesome if other networks copied Zoe’s show and produced more shows like this. I’d watch. 
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Link Love - Routines, Homes and Summer

Saturday, November 21, 2015

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The weekend has rolled around yet again. I'm taking a long weekend this weekend as my brother is in town. We plan to do a lot of swimming with 40 degree temperatures predicted for most of the weekend.  A few waterholes and a lot of our swimming pool. Hope you stay cool this weekend!

Catching my eye on the internets this week....

A fabulous mid-century modern home on My Scandinavian Home

This week I shared my morning routine & here are 22 Morning Routines that will inspire you to get out of bed.

This dress by Elk looks perfect for summer.

Barbarianism  will not win - a father's moving tribute to his son who died in the Paris attacks last weekend.

My Morning Routine

Thursday, November 19, 2015

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I love reading about people's routines, so today I thought I would share my morning routine with you!

When you have a 3 year old, you don’t tend to need an alarm. Lulu wakes me up anywhere between 5:30am and 6am. Nick and I alternate which mornings we exercise (You can read about how we fit exercise into our daily routine here). If it’s his day to go mountain bike riding* then I play with Lulu, make coffee and breakfast. For breakfast I love muesli and Lulu normally has toast.
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Post breakfast is a scramble to shower, clothe, hair and make-up before getting Lulu ready. By the time I’m ready, Nick is normally home to help get Lulu ready. I then prepare her daycare things while he gets ready.  

We leave Triple J on in the morning as a time keeping devise and because for the most part, they tend to play great music in the mornings. 

Nick’s work is across town and takes longer to get to, so I drop Lulu at daycare.  We’re normally backing out of the driveway around 7:50am. The daycare drop off is usually a fairly easy process. She loves her daycare and her friends and is easily distracted as soon as she gets there.  I then drive to work. To get a little more exercise in my day I have been parking a little way away from my work and I normally arrive a little after 8am which I make up at the end of the day. 

What does your morning routine look like? It is all rushed or a little relaxed? Please share in the comments below.  
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Saturday Mornings - Coffee and TV on the couch!

*If it’s my day to exercise then I head to the gym and shower there before heading home to help get Lulu ready for daycare. 

Ps 3 Ways to Fit Exercise into your Daily Routine
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