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

Method

  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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Boys trousers !

Ive been asking myself Why is it that trousers never fit my son?

This has been baffling me for the last 21months, I never had a problem with my daughter’s trousers constantly falling down. 

What is because she was a little chunky monkey? 

Is it because my son has a tiny waist? 

No I’ve concluded that it is because girls have leggings!! They are naturally tight and stretchy so just fit better over all!

Boys the other hand don’t have that luxury (I am aware you can get leggings for boys but there just not for my taste). Boys jeans seem to have the space capacity for a nappy but the waist doesn’t sinch in??? It makes you wonder if designers of children’s clothes actually have children. 

As for the adjustable inserts in the waist, there a complete waste of time in my opinion, they just don’t make the blindest of difference. Oh and don’t get me started on the joggers with the strings on the front!! There just false advertisement, they give you false hope that they could actually solve all your problems and then ots ripped away from you when you realize that once again there fake and are totally useless! 

If anyone out there feels my pain or even better has solved this problem and knows some magic elf making boys trousers that actually fit please put me out of my misery!

Much love

Rhianna xx 

Calling anyone with a taste bud.

I’ve always had a love for cooking but since the children have been born, I’ve become Lot less adventurous and have almost lost my passion.

I’m stuck in a rut of cooking meals i know the kids will eat and my repertoire seems to have diminished 😭.

I treated myself to a new oven last weekend it arrived Wednesday and my passions is beginning to return with it but sadly my imagination seems to still be missing. I’m in need of serious help. So I’m asking no I’m begging you to share some of your family favourites to get my taste buds tingling and my imagination bursting!

So please please share some recipes/links/or just ideas with me.

Much love 

Rhianna xxx

Procrastinating 

We are in need of moving home. We have a two bedroom house, which when we moved in we had only one child who was 9months old, no plan of anotger for a good few years and at the time I was desperate to move back home and ant cost. 

I love the house it’s stil needs work to make it perfect but like I said we moved with  9month old and very shortly after fell pregnant with our youngest. So home improvements weren’t at the top of our to do list! 

The problem is we don’t want to have to move EVER again so the next house has to be perfect. I’m not sure if striving for perfection is what is making this seem impossible or if the right house just isn’t out there at the moment?

We don’t really want to move but the kids can’t share a room for forever! 

Help!! Is it me or is the right house just no out there???

Much love 

Rhianna xx

Sale shopping for the crazy Christmas lady 

I love Christmas it’s the only holiday I celebrate really, and oh I go all out!. I am also a crazy Christmas shopper, I start early for bargins and to spread the cost. Christmas is expensive for us , we both have largr families as well as our sons birthday in november, my partners december and christmas as well. 

Today when I went into my local town which is very very small I did manage to get some bargins for the kids. 

Lovely floral jumper only £3 peacocks

Denim dress £8 peacocks 

Hair bows £1 each pound land 

This bag wasn’t a sale item but o couldn’t resist £9 peacocks

Joggers £4 peacocks

Peacocks have a massive sale I also got a few just tank tops in various colours for £1 each!  

At this rate I’ll be done by October lol.

Much love 

Rhianna xxx