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Christmas

Its a wrap

IT’S A WRAP Gone are the days we buy a three pack Christmas wrap bundle at the supermarket, no, we’ll leave that to Santa for the Children’s stockings.  Let’s face it, today we are all about aesthetics, if something looks beautiful then it warms our hearts and encourages our minds to seek out the beauty in everything around us. The Christmas Table at my little house is all about a theme, we’ve had Geometric Glamour, Woodland Winter, Vintage
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My Christmas Nest

MY CHRISTMAS NEST If you have been following me for some time you will know I have embarked on a journey of living a little more simply.  Taking time to appreciate the beauty in simplicity and quality.  I have shunned the chain store market in search of a more sustainable lifestyle where perhaps less is more. And so to Christmas, in the spirit of giving and receiving gratefully and with a clear conscience  for my Lagom lifestyle I
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Sundowner

SUNDOWNER The name Sundowner comes from Africa, it represents the early evening when you can celebrate a good days work with a drink, preferably a G & T, while you watch the sun go down. I prefer my Gin and Tonic pool side, well before the sun goes down, on a lazy Summer weekend and sometimes I think it’s best not to mess with a good thing;  G & T and a wedge of lemon has done us
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The Christmas Table

THE CHRISTMAS TABLE Thats it, 2016 Christmas Dinner done and dusted.  The weather was less than perfect but in the end does it matter?  A time for togetherness and belonging, family, food and fun. My son is off to Norway to study in a few days time and so my theme this year? Norwegian Peaks and Mountain Flowers (okay, I picked them on the roadside in my community but still…) The little mountain peaks are wooden Christmas Tree Decorations
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Styling 101 | Christmas

MY LITTLE MONOCHROME CHRISTMAS Despite the fact I have no littlies in the house I still feel the need to count down the sleeps to Christmas.  I’m not sure why that is, perhaps habit.  Advent calenders with a daily chocolate were such a treat as a child, but with two sisters it always seem an age to get to my turn! When my son was little we had all sorts of different ways of counting down, from the
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Christmas Wish List

CHRISTMAS WISH LIST A Christmas Wish List?  We all have one, right?  Well, no, maybe not! While we are busy juggling everything to do with Christmas, suddenly were asked by our nearest and dearest, yes asked; “What would you like for Christmas?”  “Well, um, let me see… I cant think of anything right now… because I am too busy thinking of what everyone else wants!” Well this year I am getting it in print so when someone asks
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Christmas Tablescape

  Officially as the 01st December I can start to post some Christmas Magic; I’m not really feeling it yet so lets see if a little styling can make it happen. And what better place to start than some Christmas Tablescapes? Photography and Styling by mylittlehouse Rosemary, artificial berries, cinnamon sticks and a tealight in a wooden pinch pot Add a wooden serving tray, linen napkin, black cutlery and a paper ornament Or gold cutlery – cant decide! And don’t forget the
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Feelin’ hot hot hot

FEELIN’ HOT HOT HOT We are having an unbelievable summer here in NZ; temperatures are souring and while loving the continuous clear days I am beginning to wish it would cool down a little – NO!  I hear you say?  Well I suppose you are right we need to take it while we can; our weather is so unpredictable we could be wishing our way to an early winter! So how to cool down?  Keep hydrated, drink WATER, H20, AQUA!  Whatever you call
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The Christmas Table

Every year Christmas at My Little House involves a new table setting.  The family arrive and the first thing they do is check out the theme, this involves a name place that they may take home as a memento of the evening.  This year I didn’t host the event, but my sister did a wonderful job keeping up the tradition.  Of course I couldn’t let a year go by without decorating my own Christmas table so on boxing
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Christmas at My Little House

We all have different things that invoke memories of Christmas, some are from our childhood and some from the power of advertising.  These memories spark good feelings as well as little to do lists in your head.  Heres a few from My Little House.. Colour; even the most monochrome interiors can afford a little bit of colour at Christmas Gifts; when you were young the pleasure was in the receiving, as you age the pleasure comes from giving and for me,
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