I was hoping for a quiet Sunday at home with both kids, my husband, Christmas music, Advent presents, glögg, gift wrapping, reading and maybe watch a Christmas movie. Hopefully, it turned out almost like that. We added a bit of redecorating and a brunch at a local cafe.
Last night I had planned to watch one of my favourite girlie Christmas movies – The Holiday (I had a bit of a crush on Jude Law back then) – with my daughter for the first time. She can read the subtitles now, and I promised her last year that she could watch it this year. But we got home a bit too late for her to stay awake during the whole movie. We decided to wait until next weekend.
So we’ll wait a bit longer before we kick off the holiday movie season. I’ve got a few more that I want to watch before Christmas. Which Christmas movies do you watch in December?
The kids love to pick out presents for my husband and I. They get super excited every time, and they sure know which presents they bought for us – even years later. This year I’ve collected a few things that I know my husband would love. I’ll either go into the city with the kids, or enjoy a quiet afternoon at home with them while shopping for the perfect gift online.
My man loves cooking and baking bread. Therefore, most of the gifts this year are culinary related. So far these items have made the list.
Check out my Pinterest board right here for more inspiration and to see my ongoing wishlist. I update it from time to time during the year, and then I pick out some of the gifts I’ve collected and email the links to friends and family. Somehow, they are not as impressed by the whole Pinterest thing as me 😉 Hopefully, one day they’ll see how practical it really is.
Are you ready for the first Sunday of Advent yet? Have you made your Advent wreath? If not, hurry up and get your Kubus 4 candle holder and let’s get started. I’ve selected a few examples of how to decorate your ByLassen candle holder.
I’ll show you a few tips on what to use this year. So don’t worry, you’ll make in time to sit back and enjoy the day with your family too. Check out what I did with my own Kubus 4 for Advent here on Instagram.
My boy is growing up fast. A few months back, an older boy we know said that he could now see that my boy was getting older. It was just after my boy had turned six years old, and he started asking for more Lego among other things. Shopping for his Christmas gifts this year only made me more aware of the fact that my boy is more attuned to what is out there. He’s more specific about what he wants to add to his wishlist.
This year it’s all about Star Wars. Apart from the Lego Star Wars things, which I’ve written a post about right here, I’ve got a few other things in mind for him this Christmas.
I’ve already got the cool Empire Strikes Back poster from the Etsy shop Handz. If my boy likes it, as much as I do, I’m thinking about getting the other two as well. I’m waiting for a frame for the poster, but I’ll show you as soon as I get it framed. Keep an eye out for it on Instagram.