December 11, 2017
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Festive tablescapes – How to dress your dining table for Christmas

How are you decorating your dining table this Christmas? Will you be adding crackers? Have you got a beautiful floral display planned? Are you decorating the entire dining room with a theme? I’ve been thinking about my festive table and have been doing some much-needed research (good ol’ Pinterest!) into festive tablescapes. Here’s just a few of the photos that have inspired me: Continue reading “Festive tablescapes – How to dress your dining table for Christmas” »

December 10, 2017
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Winter wonderland wedding inspiration

Is there anything more magical than a winter wedding? Especially if it happens to snow on the big day too  – ahh, so dreamy! Even though I got married in the summer, I ‘d probably go for a winter wedding if I were to do it all over again now.  Just imagine all those fairy lights, the cosiness of being warm inside while the snow falls outdoors, and I’m sure you can picture how beautiful the wedding photos would be. Today I’ve put together some inspiration for the ultimate winter wonderland wedding. Continue reading “Winter wonderland wedding inspiration” »

December 9, 2017
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A guide to travelling with your dog over the Christmas holidays

Christmas is almost here, and for some people, that means travelling somewhere to celebrate the festive season. Last year, it was predicted that 4.5 million Brits travelled abroad for Christmas and New Year, and it is likely that even more people will be travelling this year along with their family, friends, or pets. With a third of British pet owners now taking their animals on holiday, it’s expected that more cats and dogs will be going on a long car trip or a plane ride this season. Travelling with your dog may be challenging, but it can be a fun experience if you prepare the right gear and plan your trip well. Here’s a guide to travelling with your dog over the Christmas holidays. Continue reading “A guide to travelling with your dog over the Christmas holidays” »

December 9, 2017
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How to plan a budget camping trip now to save money next year

If you’re anything like me, you’ll already be planning your holidays for 2018. If you’re super-excited about planning a getaway but aren’t so keen on the idea of spending a lot of money on a trip abroad, then a staycation might be best for you. More and more individuals, groups of friends, couples and families are choosing to holiday in their own country in recent years as there are plenty of places to explore at home in the UK and so much potential for saving money with this option. Continue reading “How to plan a budget camping trip now to save money next year” »

December 8, 2017
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DIY Christmas jumper bunting sewing project – The Second Hand Santa Challenge with Emmaus

This week has been an incredibly crafty one for me – first it was the wreath-making workshop and today’s blog post is all about my latest sewing project: Christmas jumper bunting. Scroll down to see my step-by-step guide to making this fun festive project – I hope you’ll give it a go yourself!In the lead up to Christmas, The homelessness charity Emmaus is asking people to thrift, craft and upcycle second hand items from our Emmaus charity shops across the UK to create bespoke Christmas decorations, jumpers, party outfits and gifts as part of its Second Hand Santa Challenge. I love all things festive and crafty, so you can imagine how excited I was to be invited to take part in this fun seasonal challenge. Continue reading “DIY Christmas jumper bunting sewing project – The Second Hand Santa Challenge with Emmaus” »

December 7, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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The most festive, fun-filled day you’ll ever have – Wreath-making workshop at Blackthorpe Barn

Yesterday I had one of the most festive days of my life. So much so, that I wanted to come home and tell you all about it straight away! You see, I’d just spent the whole day with my husband at Blackthorpe Barn – already one of the most Christmassy places in Suffolk – and we’d joined in with a couple of festive workshops; Christmas wreath-making and a “Waste Not” kissing-ball class. I’d go so far as to say that it’s a ‘must-do’ day out if you’re based in East Anglia and if you read on, you’ll find out why… Continue reading “The most festive, fun-filled day you’ll ever have – Wreath-making workshop at Blackthorpe Barn” »

December 6, 2017
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How to create a festive bedroom without going OTT

When you’re decorating your home for Christmas it’s tempting to drape tinsel over every picture frame and add flashing fairy lights in every room. But that means you don’t really ever get a ‘rest’ from the chaos of Christmas, and I think that the bedroom is the one space that you really do need to keep as a sanctuary. That said, I’m crazy for Christmas, and can’t help adding little festive touches into every room – yes, even the loo! So today, I’m styling up the bedroom to get a wintery vibe without going over the top… Continue reading “How to create a festive bedroom without going OTT” »

December 5, 2017
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4 Ways to make your home cosy for Christmas

When you think of a cosy home at Christmas, what do you imagine? I expect whatever you’re seeing in your mind’s eye is rather similar to while I’m thinking of. There’s the glow of low lighting, lots of soft textures, a roaring fire and steaming cups of hot chocolate on the coffee table. Am I right? Even if that wasn’t what you were picturing, I bet you like the idea of it now, eh?! Here are my tips for creating a gloriously cosy ambience in your home this winter. Continue reading “4 Ways to make your home cosy for Christmas” »

December 4, 2017
by Cassiefairy
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Sew-your-own Christmas Angel + win the pattern!

Remember your childhood Christmas tree – I bet it had an angel on the top, didn’t it? Over the years I’ve spotted more and more stars adorning the tops of our festive trees, but I love the traditional look that an angel adds when sitting at the very top of the tree. So today, here’s how you can make one for yourself, plus the lovely folk at Amazing Craft are giving away FIVE angel patterns to 5 lucky winners so read on to enter my giveaway below! Continue reading “Sew-your-own Christmas Angel + win the pattern!” »

December 3, 2017
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5 Ways that technology can change your life

In this modern age, it is rare to find someone who is yet to engage with technology. Even people who are relatively uninterested in the latest gadgets are still likely to be benefiting from technology in their day to day life. In fact, embracing the world of technology can actually help you to live life to the fullest. Technology can completely transform the way that you access the world around you. If you are wondering how this is possible, you’ll need to read on..! Continue reading “5 Ways that technology can change your life” »

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