How to decorate your Christmas Tree…

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It is the most wonderful time of hte year and what makes it even more pretty – an amazing twinkling and glittering whimsical Christmas tree in your house. It makes it more homes and also adds to that special pre-Christmas feeling.

The Christmas tree is the heart of our home during Christmas time and every day I can not wait to light it up when it gets dark outside in the evenings.

There are several ways to decorate your tree and and I am sharing how I do it today as well as the items I am using. Our tree is from Fairy Trees and I have ordered it off of amazon. It is the flocked tree in 180 cm. 

How I decorate our Christmas tree…

– first of all I put it together and fluff it out as much as possible / I am looking from different angles so I can find every area that still needs fluffing

 

– after that I vaccum cause the flocked trees loose a lot of artificial snow each year 

– then I am putting the tree skirt under

 

– now it is time to decorate / I start with my ornaments 

 

– followed by my garland (if I had a super long garland in one piece I would put the garland onto the tree before the ornaments put these are just pieces I drapped over in the front of the tree)

 

– now I am adding special ornaments like the pink glitter poinsettias and the glitter bows and the tree top

 

– the lights are the last thing I clip onto the tree and then I am ready to celebrate it

 

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What to put into your Toddler´s advent calendar…

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Buying little gifts and frills is one of my favorite things to do for Emilia cause she is always so amazed even by the smallest things like little figurines a piece of chocolate or stickers.

The advent calendar I got is the prettiest I have ever seen anywhere (you can buy it here – I have the XXL version). It looks like a huge pile of presents. Each one different in color and decoration but all equally pretty. This will we used for years and I can get Helena one as well when she is old enough. This type of advent calendar is great cause as the interests change you can adjust the little things you will be filling it.

She really gets it now that it helps counting down the days until Christmas Day. It is going to be so cute opening a door every morning seeing her excitement but I am still going to put it away every morning cause you never know with these nosy toddler!!

What to put into your toddler´s advent calendar…

– Playmobil 123 or Duplo figurines (I have broken up little sets and divided it)

– Schleich animals

– stickers

– little Play-Doh´s (the confetti and glitter ones are super small and fit most doors)

– wooden food for play kitchen

– doll clothes / accessories (I have broken up an outfit with pants, shirts and shoes into three days)

– doll bottles or pacifiers

– little match box cars (for boys)

– other figurines they would love to play with (I got some from Peppa Pig as well)

 

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The one and only Gift Guide you´ll need….

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I have decided to make one huge gift guide staring all the people I am gifting for Christmas and then this will be it. I plan on sharing lots of fun holiday ideas as well so I need the extra time for that.

 

The Baby Girl….

The Toddler (Girl)…

 

The Outdoorsy Sister-In-Law….

The Sporty Brother-In-Law…

The Whimsical  Mom / Mother-In-Law…

 

The Dad / Father-In-Law…

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Ruffle Skirt and Berry…

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Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who is celebrating today. In is not a holiday in Germany so we had a normal day like every other Thursday.

So let´s chat about this cute outfit. Winter is hard and long so adding some color as a mood boost is crucial. 

I personally am not a huge fan of short skirts. I have a few and love them but my heart goes out to midi skirt but this cute ruffle number is amazing. Colorwise and stylewise. 

The skirt has several pretty and vibrant colors but I decided to go with a berry sweater for this look.

 

 

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