I love this time of the year. Walking around and looking at all the beautiful trees turning red and orange – I fall in love all over again every year.
This is also the time of the year when I really snuggle up with a cup of warm coffee/ hot chocolate or a cup of tea in my favorite corner and enjoy a good book. I use this time to recharge my batteries and it’s an important time of the day for me. Ever since I got into the habit of reading books again I’ve experienced a greater joy. I love getting lost in some universe and getting to know the different characters. The best feeling (and the worst) is when you find yourself not wanting to read the last couple of pages, because you know this will be the end of the story – and you don’t want it to end just yet. That’s when I really love reading books.
I’ve got a long list of books that I want to read this winter. But the other night, when we were visiting my sister-in-law, I got the idea of an advent calendar with books. Somehow, I hadn’t spotted the Comoran Strike series. Don’t ask me why – it’s still a mystery to me. However, there are good things about discovering the series this late. I don’t have to wait for the next one to be published. I’ve been reading a little bit about the series, and I’m pretty sure that it’s just what I need for those cold winter days.
With four books in the series so far – well it’s the perfect advent calendar gift-set if you ask me. To make it easy for your husband/ best friend/ mother / or whoever buys you an advent calendar, I’ve collected the entire series right here.
Four Sunday’s of Advent (add links)
#1 The Cuckoo’s Calling
#2 The Silkworm
#3 Career of Evil
#4 Lethal White
Are you ready for advent? In one week we’ll light the first candle and celebrate the first advent. I haven’t created this year’s advent wreath, but hopefully, I’ll get it done this weekend. I’ve been using one of my Kubus candleholder for the past couple of years, but I’m actually considering going more ‘natural’ this year. I’m very inspired by some of the pictures below. However, I also love using my son’s Schleich animals, to make it more playful.
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Advent is just around the corner. Are you ready? If now, I’ve got some last minute ideas for you. Some of them might need a bit of shopping before you can create them at home, but you’ve still got a few days left.
I ended up using my Kubus candle holder from ByLassen again this year. I like in nice and simple – also when it comes to Christmas decorations. I’m a bit of a weird Christmas freak, when it comes to decorations. Truth be told, I’m more of a winter decorations kind of gal. I’ll add snowflakes, trees, snow, glitter, silver, some black, some lights and some toy animals and cars – and then I’m ready for December
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I had way too many plans this last week, so I got a bit behind on the posts here on the blog. Therefore, I’ve decided to combine two posts that I had planned. I wanted to do a post full of gift ideas for my 7 year old little guy, and then one for my tween. Due to lack of time, I’ll show you what I ended up buying for them instead. I had a hard time picking out the gifts for my little guy, but I found the last one yesterday. Now they are all wrapped up and ready for next Sunday. How about you, are you ready for Christmas?
Kähler Nobili – white three
Book: Iqbal Farooq I Indien by Manu Sareen
Book: Hvor langt er der til verdens ende by Lars Henrik Aagaard
Lip Balm Kit Made by Me from Rudolph Care – I cannot wait to try this with her
Nike Mercurial Lite
Hay Timeglass – gold
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We only buy advent presents for the kids in our home, primarily because my husband isn’t too pleased with the idea in the first place. He thinks the kids get enough presents in December already. But I love each Sunday, because I think it’s special waking up to a small present, and then play with it afterwards. I think it’s an okay compromise, and I would rather buy four bigger presents than 24 small ones for each day.
Even though, my husband isn’t into it at all, I’ve still got a long list of things I would have bought for him – had he been into it. I hope the gifts I’ve picked out will inspire you – and hopefully your man will be happy, when he opens it on a Sunday before Christmas.
Are you ready for four Sundays of advent?
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