Tag: Christmas

The Advent calendar – Part Two

A few days ago I showed you some pretty cool DIY Advent Calendars in this post. Today, I want to show you a few more. While picking out which ones to show you here on Espresso Moments, I regretted not sticking to my original plan and buy a little something for each day before Christmas Eve. But done is done, and I’ll never talk my husband into doing it anyway. But next year, I’ll have a lot of inspiration to pick from.

I hope you’ve picked one to make for your kids – if so please share it with me – either in a comment or on Instagram (I’m @espressomoments there). I would love to see what you’ve done this year.

Have a lovely day <3

advent calendar part 2 bw Collage Advent calendar part 2 Collage

Newspaper Advent Calendar | White Advent Calendar via Jennifer Hagler | White Advent Calendar tree via Elisabeth Heier/Pinterest | Advent Calendar via Ikea Livet Hemma | Toilet paper roll calendar | Advent Calendar via Pinterest

On my radar – A Christmas candy edition

On my radar christmas chocolate

Right now I’m going a bit Christmas crazy. I cannot decide wether or not to buy a chocolate calendar for myself. I’ve been looking at a few different kinds of Christmas candy. I really think the Christmas Decorations from Johan Bülow are genius. The fact that the Bronce one is salty caramel choc coated liquorice, well all I can say is that I have to have one of these.

Christmas Decorations by Johan Bülow | Summerbird Christmas Collection | Summerbird pakkekalender (Advent Calendar) | Very Big Bronze – Salty Caramel Choc Coated Liquorice by Johan Bülow | Christmas Calendar Limited Edition by Simply Chocolate

My weekend

This weekend has been all about friends, family and Christmas. Saturday was the first Christmas lunch of the year in our home. A bunch of lovely friends and their kids came over yesterday. They all brought some food, and we talked, laughed, played Christmas music, ate lovely food and cakes, while the kids played and ate some food and candy.

Then we all went down to see Santa Claus light the huge Christmas tree in the city center, and danced around the tree afterwards. Then some of us headed back for more hot drinks and cookies.

When everyone left – we cleaned out most of it, read to the kids, kissed them goodnight, and watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s before heading to bed. It was a wonderful day.

Today, I’ve been working. I was a bit behind on the Blogging Your Way course reading, but now that’s done, and I’m ready for another week.

I’ll go look through a lot of boxes of Christmas decorations and make myself a huge cut of coffee now. Have a lovely night out there.

marks and spencer christmas 2013 feathers and silver theme gift wrap Photo via Heart Handmade

 

Getting ready for December

November has been hard work so far. On top of my full-time job, I’m attending another Blogging Your Way class. It’s yet again an amazing experience, and I’m trying to find time to change a few things on Espresso Moments and read through the course material at night. But it is worth it.

But I’m also busy getting ready for my all time favourite month of the year. December is magical – and I love to get cozy inside and decorate our home. I’m inspired by these pictures from Rosendahl. What do you think?

Rosendahl Christmas Photos: Rosendahl

Light a candle

It’s time to enjoy the company of your family inside. And what could be more cozy than to light candles all over the home? I put some of mine away for the summer, but it’s time to bring them out of their hiding place. I’ve found a few new ones – and I might buy the christmas light from Normann Copenhagen again this year.

Normann copenhagen lights

 

Photos: Normann Copenhagen