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Christmas advent calendar

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For Christmas this year my daughter decided to make lots of home-made decorations. Of course first up is an advent calendar for the 1st of December. She found a unique one that she fell in love with at blog.dawanda.com. This is her version below. I think it looks awesome.
Now to the instructions on how to make the envelopes.
Firstly cut 25 pieces of paper, my daughter used a Sudoku puzzle cut out of a newspaper, photocopied and printed 24 times. The size depends on the number of chocolates you want  to put in the envelopes, my daughter made the ones pictured a bit larger to hold 2 chocolates, 1 for her mum as well. Then fold the square on the diagonal to form a triangle
Now take the corner D across to A, then corner C across to B, so that the edges are parallel to the lower edge. Tuck the front door in the triangle.
Fill the bag with a chocolate or 2, or you might like to put a small gift into each one as a surprise. Next get some round tags or even stickers. My daughter used circles cut out of a sheet of scrap-booking paper and numbered them 1 to 25.
Attach the circles by punching a hole through the top of the envelope and circle, then attach both with bakers twine in a colour of your choosing. Finally hang them from your branch, and enjoy.
Instructions courtesy of  blog.dawanda.com
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Weekend at Rye in East Sussex.

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These pictures are re-posted from fancywindows.blogspot.com.au, and I wanted to share them with you as I adore anything vintage, shabby chic and boho. This home is amazing.


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Mood boards

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Mood boards are great for organizing your ideas into reality. By laying it all out on the table you can see how some items might work well together while others wont. These inspiring moods boards below have all been done by students attending Blogging Your Way, the first ever online e-course about blogging founded by Holly Becker from decor8.com.

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Bouquets

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I adore flowers, they are so colourful, cheerful and uplifting. I hope you enjoy the ones I have picked here for you to look at
 
All images via Pinterest.com
Cheers Tanya


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The Dapper Toad: An oven for my Muffin

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I just had to post this adorable cat home I found on The Dapper Toad website. It looks so cosy, I’m sure any cat would think so too

The Dapper Toad: An oven for my Muffin: I’ve had this crochet cat nest pattern , by Eilen Tein pinned for ages now. There it sat on my crafts board, taunting me. “If only I had …
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Tips for creating rooms for 1 to 4 children

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These awesome children’s rooms are all found on apartmenttherapy.com
Hanging beds
This family utilized the closet as a niche for the baby’s crib by taking off the door
Loft beds for triplets
 4 beds all on the one wall with under bed storage
2 bunks, one above the other
Cheers Tanya