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It’s Friday!

It’s finally Friday and there’s just a few days left until Christmas! I thought I would be so organized by now, but I’m totally not, so this weekend will be spent getting ready for Christmas before we pack the car full and head down to the country. I can’t wait. What are you doing this [...]

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Cork “Gingerbread” Ornaments and Gift Tags with Homemade Puffy Paint

I love the look of gingerbread ornaments, so when I found some flat pieces of cork in my craft box, I knew I wanted to make “gingerbread” ornaments with them. It’s a really easy project and I like the idea of making gingerbread ornaments that will keep for years to come. I used homemade puffy [...]

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Mini Gingerbread Houses

Last weekend, to kick-off Christmas, we had a little cookie-decorating party for Alec and Louis and their friends Filip and Ebba. I thought it would be fun for them to do gingerbread houses, but the actual building isn’t really that much fun for such small children. So I prepped mini gingerbread houses for each of [...]

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Fragrant Christmas Oranges

This is the quickest, easiest thing you will make all December, but it really brings Christmas into your home. I’ve got a few oranges now hanging in my kitchen by the window, and the scent they give off is lovely. Here’s how to make them:

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25 Creative Days of Christmas – The First Week!

Have you been following our online advent calendar 25 Creative Days of Christmas? The first week’s posts have been so great – I want to try every single project! Here’s a little recap:  Day 1: Christmas Dip-deyed Tea Towels Day 2: Christmas Candle Holder Day 3: Tealight Paper Houses Day 4: Make your own Christmas [...]

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25 Creative Days of Christmas

It might be because this has been one of the darkest Novembers in history here in Sweden, but this year, I am so so ready for December and I am already really feeling the Christmas spirit. The boys, especially Alec, are starting to “get” and get into Christmas, and that just makes the holidays so [...]

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