• Archive for November, 2013

    Make this: Homemade Christmas wreath

    by  • November 25, 2013 • Crafting • 0 Comments

    There’s a chill in the air, winter is fast approaching and Christmas is only weeks away! So today’s craft project is a quick and easy Christmas wreath for your front door. It’s really simple and fun to make and i’ve even created a little craft video to show the process step by step – to watch it just click here. All you need are a polystyrene wreath, some wool or twine and a few pinecones or berries to decorate. Simple! The whole thing took me about 15 minutes, so it really is a quick craft. Hope you enjoy it and please do send me in pictures of your finished wreath, i’d love to see them!

    Wreath | Craft | The Relaxed Home

    Wreath | Craft | The Relaxed Home

    Wreath | Craft | The Relaxed Home

    Wreath | Craft | The Relaxed Home

    Wreath | Craft | The Relaxed Home

    Wreath | Craft | The Relaxed Home

    Wreath | Craft | The Relaxed Home

    Wreath | Craft | The Relaxed Home

    To watch the craft video please click here.

    Images: Housetohome

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    Stir Up Sunday: Christmas pudding essentials

    by  • November 20, 2013 • Living • 0 Comments

    Stir Up Sunday is nearly here! This is one festive tradition I absolutely love, as it involves my favourite food of the holiday season – the Christmas pudding! When I was at School I remember the excitement of being allowed to visit the kitchens on the last week in November, to stir the pudding and make a wish. Breathing in all those delicious spices and scents and watching the pudding being made was always the official start of the Christmas season and this year i’ll be continuing the tradition with friends and family. Here are a few baking essentials to get you started. Happy stirring everyone.

    GreenGate Red Tin Shaker | Stir Up Sunday | The Relaxed Home

    Stir Up Sunday Christmas Pudding Essentials The Relaxed Home
    Christmas pudding print | Stir Up Sunday | The Relaxed Home

    Images: 1 Love From Rosie / 2 Kitchenaid Mixer, John Lewis / Spoons, John Lewis  / Apron Victoria Eggs / Mixing bowl, Sainsburys / 3 Notonthehighstreet.com

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    Love this: Nordic winter knits

    by  • November 18, 2013 • Living, One Perfect Thing • 2 Comments

    Do you want to know a secret? I recently discovered Duvet & Pillow Warehouse. Has anyone else found this litle gem yet? I was debating keeping it to myself, as there’s nothing better than having a secret source of brilliant home products, but that would have been mean. Basically, this modest-sounding shop is a fantastic source for beautifully made bedding and bath linen that is very, very affordable (they don’t have a high street store so they can keep their prices down). Their main collection is obviously bed and bath linen, but they also have this small but beautifully formed Christmas collection of cosy Nordic knits that I immediately fell in love with. The range starts from £7 (yes really). Snuggle up.

    Duvet and Pillow Warehouse | Nordic knit | The Relaxed Home

    Duvet and Pillow Warehouse | Nordic knit | The Relaxed Home

    Duvet and Pillow Warehouse | Nordic knit | The Relaxed Home

    Duvet and Pillow Warehouse | Nordic knit | The Relaxed Home

    Images: Duvet & Pillow Warehouse

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