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Christmas is awfully near right now :) Can’t say I’m not pleased but I’m really wondering where all the time has gone to. Weren’t we just starting the year with K entering pre-nursery?!

We are mighty thankful for the orders that have come in. All paid orders have shipped and are on their way now. We can’t guarantee delivery in time for Christmas for any new orders, but we think, better late than never. Right? A lil bit of love never did hurt anyone. Some pretties are now out of stock but that’s all right by us. We have more lined up. Just as soon as we get a breather to list them (we think they’d be lovely for Valentine’s and birthdays, or all/no occasion gifts).

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See? We have been busy. Very thankful that the Entwined ring has been so well received this season. Both the version with and without the pearl.  Classic for everyday wear.

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 And here’s a flood of what’s been happening in the home. Ok, maybe I AM ready for the year to end afterall.

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Was surfing the net the other day and discovered gorgeous foods to bake. So armed with an incredulous sense of wanting to involve the kids, we got to work on making some Cranberry Rose cookies. It sounded like a good idea but I think I’d either stick to baking without the kids, baking easier items or just doing away with the roses.

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We started with a full cup of roses which had to have their petals picked and sepals removed. The kids got in on the action and whilst the child labour sounds awesome, in theory it wasn’t. Because the kids couldn’t sit still. They eventually toppled the bowl of freshly plucked petals (irony seeing these are dried flowers) and we had quite the mess to clear up.

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Ultimately, we got them done. They were yummy but they sure didn’t last very long! Pretty awesome stuff.

** Yes, I’m on yet another ‘all things roses’ craze again. Never died. Just took a hiatus.

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Spent a lazy afternoon washifying more stuff… An easy to do DIY project that is simple and can be done by kids (if you so choose). If you are like me, you’d likely have these items on hand. A couple (or more) rolls of washi tape, empty packaging (mine’s of macarons and if you are like me, they don’t last long enough to stain the boxes!) and a blob of blutack.

A quick run-through if you can’t already tell…!

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Easy peasy. Choose a firm enough box. If you’d like more structure and ‘coherence’, grab some blank canvas frames. Select your washi tapes (or use all!), and tape any way you’d like. And because washi tapes are so forgiving, you can simply lift and reposition if you aren’t completely satisfied.

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For this, I just covered the box cover. I flipped the bottom around to be a nice contrast. Position however you like and blutack it on. Or on a hook. Whichever your preference. I might get down to washifying the rest of the boxes. We’d see!

** Paper flowers are from another DIY tutorial earlier this year. :)

 

Don’t Forget…

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