Sunday 22 December 2013

Feeling the Magic

Quite frankly I've been feeling the Christmas spirit since December 1st, and I ain't running out of steam any time soon. I have things to share and photos to show but so little time to do it. It's hard to find the time when totally knee deep in the fun.

So i'll keep this one short but know there is more to come...


Real trees, the smell is delightful!
Favourite decorations old and new...

Finally painting a long promised bird for my brother. A festive Robin that I bet he misses this time of year...

I hope you like it big brother, it's on its way over the pond to you right now x

Obligatory blackboard excitement and a new this year gingerbread house advent calendar. The boys went nuts for it...

And about an hour ago we made orange peel decorations...
We hung them in the window but you could put them on the tree.

I got the idea here

Christmas lights, they are quite literally magic in a box...

All of this is only the tip of the festive iceberg in our house I assure you...

Despite my first born having an ear infection and my youngest's belief that it can't be Christmas if it hasn't snowed outside, we are feeling the magic...

Can you feel it?

It tingles right?

It's still there even now when we are all grown up and do grown up things...

The magic is still there.

Merry Christmas to you xxx


  1. Love the chalkboard!! The orange slice decorations must smell heavenly! Have a marvelous holiday!!

  2. What a gorge painting! We just saw a robin outside of our window a few days ago. I was surprised to see him in the winter. Pleasantly so.

    1. Thank you :) We see them mostly in the winter here. I hope you have a lovely Christmas hon xxxx

  3. Oh I SO want to come over to your house on Christmas!!! LOVE the bird painting xx

  4. Christmas with kids is so much fun! You have an excuse to be a kid again yourself! Love the photos and I absolutely love the robin painting. You are a talented artist!

    1. wow coming from you that is a huge compliment!

  5. Hey love by now is a new year where you are at. just wanted to wish you the best in the new year. For you and your family. Hope your brother made it and you guys are having the best time. All my love. xoxo

    1. Happy New year to you and your lovely family too xxxxx

  6. You create magic with your beautiful creativity, pictures and words- your home looks so cozy and lovely Sian. You saved the best image for last- beautiful boys you have and with the Christmas lights...swoon.
    Happy New Year my friend across the pond- wishing you a wonderful year a head.

    1. Thank you so much! I wish the same for you xxxxx