New Years Eve Last Minute Inspo….

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Happy New Years Afternoon my ladies, 

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I still can´t believe that the new year will be here in a couple of hours although I have been prepping our dinner the whole morning. 

We did not plan to do anything today (the original plan was to get tons of Chinese take-away) but my mom wanted to do a Winter BBQ so we thought why not and planned out our NYE dinner.

NYE Table Scape

My table scapes are usually planned in advance so this one today has also been a last minute table setting with all the things I still had from last year or years prior. To be honest I do not switch much for NYE. I love a gold and black (sometimes I add silver) setting as it always looks glamorous and that is the theme I am going for on the last day of the year.

The plates I used are perfect for any kind of entertaining. I have those in several colors and these are my favorites for hosting. They elevate a table setting immediately with their metallic shimmer. 

Candle holders are a must at every table scape. I have been using the gold ones for every ocassion every since I got them. Were a huge hit at Emilia´s baptism table and our Christmas table too.

Napkins are a great piece to set the motto for the table. I love using cotton napkins but occasionally use paper napkins too if they are as pretty as these.

Glamorous Living Room Backdrop

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How amazing is this golden NYE backdrop I set up in our living room. I have been admiring these for years at other people´s NYE parties and never got one for myself but this was the year to go all out as we had sacrifice so much. I ordered this from Pink Party Dots as well and it was here two days after. The set up was so easy and quick, I did it all by myself.

Quick and Easy Side Dishes

Since we planned on having a BBQ. My husband will handle the grill I decided to go all out with the side dishes. 

I made parmesan rolls, the recipe is here.

Another side I planned are Caprese Sticks. I basically put mozarella balls, little tomatoes and a basil leaf on a small wooden stick and am going to drizzle some balsmamic creme on top before serving.

The bread salad an oldie but goodie from our holiday parties a few years ago. It is basically a lot of vegetables (I always use what we have), some arugula, bacon, pine nuts, parmesan cheese and bread crumbs on top. You can use any dressing you like. I always make a mustard dressing.

Stir fryed green beans are another favorite. I am using two cans of green breans and put them together with a cup of bread crums into a pan. When the bread crumbs are golden the beans are ready.

The last two side dishes I have planned are spinach dip (an awesome side dish to take to parties too, great to make in advance) and deviled eggs (got the recipe from Reese Witherspoon´s book Whiskey in a Teacup).

 

Wow this has been a much longer post than I anticipated. Just wanted to quickly share some last minute ideas with you guys.

I hope you are spending NYE safe. We are only allowed to be five people and everyone has to return to their homes by 9 p.m. so this will be a short dinner.

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All the X-Mas Movies we have watched this year and where to stream them…

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Hello ladies,

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Christmas Eve is only two days aways, TWO !!!! Wow time flies fast. We have been watching a Christmas movie almost everyday for the last ten days or so and we have come pretty far with all the movies we wanted to watch. There are some we still want to see but to be honest I don´t mind watching them after Christmas. 

X-Mas Movies we have watched so far

Christmas with the Kranks @netflix

Love this one so much because of Tim Allen. We are watching this one at least two times. The funniest thing how they try to avoid Christmas and go on a cruise cause their daughter left for the peace corps and they have to throw a last-minute Christmas Eve party.

 

National Lampoon´s Christmas Vacation @primevideo

This is by far my absolute favorite Christmas movie. Maybe because I can relate to so many aspects of the film. Family father Clark Griswold is planning the perfect Christmas with the highest expectations and get´s a ton of rocks thrown into his way.

 

Santa Clause 1 @disney+

Definitely like this one more than the second part. Tim Allen is the best in Christmas movies. This one is one of a kind. He scares Santa Claus which fall from the roof so he becomes the new Santa Claus. By his side all the time is his adorable son.

 

Santa Clause 2 @disney+

Santa Claus needs to find a wife before Christmas so he can stay at the North Pole. Definitely not an easy task if you only have 13 days but he made it and also delivered all the presents on time. 

 

The Nutcracker and the four realms @disney+

Definitely a must see. The most beautiful costumes and backdrops I have seen in a long time. Great actors and so much to discover. 

 

Dirty Office Party @netflix

This might be one of the real life movies. A huge Christmas party at an office going overboard because they wanted to trick their CEO. Starrs Jennifer Aniston. It is not as cheerful as all the holiday movies but was a nice change.

 

love actually @netflix

A real oldie (Keira Knightley looks like a baby) but always nice to watch. I personally like these types of cross movies where there are many different couples´ stories. 

 

Christmas Under Wraps @netflix

The first Christmas movie I have watched this year and in true “Hallmark” spirit it is definitely a forseeable romcom but the Christmas decor and spirit everywhere is great.

 

A Christmal Carol @disney+

This is the nicer version of Scrooged plus it is animated and much cuter to watch. A classic Christmas movie starring the present, the future and the past ghost of Christmas.

 

Christmas Made to Order @netflix

This was by far the worst movie I have watched in quite some time. All the decor was so cheesy and over the top and the acting was horrible. I didn´t even finish it.

 

The Grinch @netflix

A classic Christmas movie for the whole family. So cute to watch. This one never gets old.

 

My Christmas Inn @netflix

The story of a succesful marketing lady inheriting an inn in a cute little city. She warms up to the city and its residents and decides to leave her old life behind and works at the inn. Cute story but a little flat. 

 

Holidate @netflix

A wild Christmas movie from the perspective of a single who has to come home alone for Christmas so the rest of the family can bother her to get a boyfriend. She makes a pact with a guy she met to “fake” spend all the holidays toghether until the ultimately fall in love. Starts and ends with Christmas but covers every holiday throughout the year.

 

The Christmas Chronicles @netflix

 

The Christmas Chronicles 2 @netflix

 

Jingle Jangle @netflix

 

Family Stone @primevideo

 

Christmas Wonderland @netflix

 

X-Mas movies we still want to watch

Home Alone Part 1 and 2

Miracle on 34th street

Santa Clause 3

Elf

The two biggest surprises in terms of story and picturesque moments are definitely The Nutcracker and Jingle Jangle.

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Breakfast Board for Christmas Morning…

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food, breakfast, breakfast board, waffles, pancakes, breakfast ideas, christmas time, christmas morning

food, breakfast, breakfast board, waffles, pancakes, breakfast ideas, christmas time, christmas morning

food, breakfast, breakfast board, waffles, pancakes, breakfast ideas, christmas time, christmas morning

food, breakfast, breakfast board, waffles, pancakes, breakfast ideas, christmas time, christmas morning

food, breakfast, breakfast board, waffles, pancakes, breakfast ideas, christmas time, christmas morning

food, breakfast, breakfast board, waffles, pancakes, breakfast ideas, christmas time, christmas morning

food, breakfast, breakfast board, waffles, pancakes, breakfast ideas, christmas time, christmas morning

food, breakfast, breakfast board, waffles, pancakes, breakfast ideas, christmas time, christmas morning

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Happy Monday,

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and welcome to Christmas week. The countdown is officially on and I still can´t believe that Christmas is on Thursday. It is a huge blur for me this year and without any festivites it is a little unreal too.

We always made pancakes for Christmas morning but for this year I wanted to take it up a notch so how about a breakfast board??

Yes, my dearest friends it is easy, delicious and an absolute great idea. You could combine any kind of food. We made mini pancakes, waffles and bacon and put lots of toppings on the board too like jam, nutella, chocolate drops, berries and maple syrup.

This is THE real treat. I absolutely life for breakfast and was so so happy about it. To be honest I thought it would be harder to get everything done in time but it was very manageable.

Another great addition would be french toast. Or you serve a hearty breakfast board including bacon and fried eggs, avocado and toast plus it is so pretty on the eye.

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Gift Guide – Baby…

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This is by far my favorite gift guide. I love to pick things for Emilia. Why are baby toys so damn cute?! Maybe that is one of the reasons we have way too much toys already.

I am always looking for cute things as well as toys she can learn things with and books.

Today´s gift guide is the last of the season because things won´t arrive in time after tomorrow so it makes no sense at all. I have only done four this year but with a baby at home it was enough stress. I always try to do different gift guides, not the usual ones you can see everywhere. I hope you liked them and it wasn´t too much.

Gift Guide for the Baby

 

SkipHop activity gym // We got this from a family friend and she loves to be in it. All the play features are awesome and it is the right height so she can also interact with our dog. 

Tummy Time Lama // I ordered this before she was born and to be honest she didn´t like it all for tummy time but now she frequently plays with it. 

Stacking pyramid // This entertain her a lot.

Stand-up penguin // We got this one some time back and it is her best crawl companion. 

Singing book // We don´t own this but I think the idea of a book playing a different song on each page is really cute. 

Wooden blocks // My husband probably loves them more than Emilia does. He builds little towers and she comes and knocks them over. They can entertain themselves with this for a long period of time.

Ball pit // We got one for our little girl for Christmas and I can´t wait for her to sit in it. She loves little balls and I think she will be in heaven.

Baby bath robe // Isn´t it the best to cuddle up in your soft robe after taking a bath? 

Mobile // This would be such a cute gift for a newborn baby. 

Baby armchair // We are going to get one for her birthday as she is a little to small for it now but in my opinion this is the perfect chair for a boss baby!!

Stuffed octopus // Looks very cute and soft and is available in a ton of color combinations.

Play mat // The mixture of the wood and the gray cushion looks so exquisite. Definitely not an eyesore for a living room.

Hopefully this has helped. I for myself found a ton of toys I am going to get for Emilia. Maybe not the best outcome but also not the worst.

 

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