Christmas, Motherhood, Mum Hacks, Recipes

12 weeks of Christmas!

Well it’s 11 weeks until Christmas, if you missed last week’s 12 weeks of Christmas
Please feel free to check it out…. I hope everyone has atleast started there shopping, or are you a leave it until the last minute kinda person ?? 

This week I’ve tried to share Christmas decoration ideas, which is a hard feet as everyone has there own taste and style so I am hoping I’ve covered everybody. 

Also I’m sharing an easy fool proof ginger bread recipe for you all to try!

paint your own decorations from b&m £3.99

The disney store has an amazing tree decoration section averaging £13 each 

LED Christmas heart from Matalan £12

Personalised tree decs from not on the hight street £12

Garland from studio £9.99

Wooden advent calendars I think are a must have. My daughter has a Christmas tree and my son a train.

Christmas card holder from studio £9.99

modern wreath from debenhams £16

Santa please stop here sign from Debenhams £6 (4 for 3 deal)

traditional garland from Tesco £10

stag head over the door wreath hanger from not on the high street £14

Christmas vintage style bunting from Amazon £5.99

reindeer lantern from Amazon £3.99

Ginger bread man recipe.

350g plain flour  plus extra for rolling out

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 

2 tsp ground ginger 

1 tsp ground cinnamon 

125g butter

175g light soft brown sugar

1 egg

4 tbsp golden syrup


  1. Place the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon and into a food processor. Add the butter and blend until the mix looks like breadcrumbs. Add in the sugar.

  2. Lightly beat the egg and golden syrup together, add to the food processor and pulse until the mixture clumps together. Tip the dough out, knead briefly until smooth, wrap in clingfim and leave to chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.

  4. Roll the dough out to a 0.5cm thickness on a lightly floured surface. Using cutters, cut out the gingerbread men or any shape you wish. place on the baking tray, leaving a gap between them.

  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown. Leave on the tray for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling. When cooled decorate as you wish. 

  6. Eat and enjoy 

I hope you have enjoyed this week’s addition to the 12 weeks of Christmas series.  

Please Comment below with your favorite part of Christmas? Weather it’s the food, the family gatherings or the festive decorations I would love to hear from you.

Much love 

rhianna xx  

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