Don’t you just love this time of year?
It’s really the best but it’s also a time where one can go a bit overboard with the spending… This year I have quite a long list of gifts to buy but also have a budget to stick to! I’ve been shopping around and thought I’d share a list of christmas gifts under R200 that may come in handy! Some may call these “Stocking Stuffers” but I actually think these outshine the more expensive gifts as they are things that can be made use of 🙂
Can you believe we’re in November?
As we approach the spirit of the festive season, I’m really excited to welcome back our annual visitor who brings such joy into our home … our very own Elf on the Shelf.
The Elf on the Shelf is a fun-filled Christmas tradition which has captured the hearts of children and adults everywhere. The official Scout Elves, adopted by families around the world, help Santa manage his nice list by reporting back to him at the North Pole.
It’s almost Holiday time and I cannot tell you how much I am looking forward to having a bit of a break and spend some quality time with the kids, friends of family. That is exactly what the festive season is about!
We had our family picture taken with Santa last week and as we sat in Santa’s sleigh, I got very nostalgic thinking that this was our 4th year sitting there as a family. I then looked back at the pictures from the 1st year where Alyssa was so tiny, then 2 years later there was Aidan, and this year – we have 2 “big” children.
It makes me feel old, yet proud. Tired, yet accomplished. I don’t know how else to explain it, but I feel as if time is moving by way too quickly.
The Festive season is upon us and I am so excited to spend this special time with family and friends!
We are hosting a Xmas lunch with friends at our place this coming weekend, so I have the pleasure of setting up the festive lunch table.
When I attended Kamers in Stellenbosch last month, I fell in love with the dried wreaths on exhibition from JM Floral Design. I didn’t know how long it would last before it totally dried out, but thankfully it lasted and still looks great in time for our lunch.
I was excited about decorating it and thought of a few ideas. I searched Pinterest and Youtube and I got a few ideas but when I walked past the recently opened Lindt store in Canal Walk, a lightbulb went off!