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How to get your kitchen more organised in time for Christmas

How to get your kitchen more organised in time for Christmas

Whether you’re hosting a Christmas party this year, or the big day is being held at your house, or you just need to create some order during this busy season, getting your kitchen organised will provide you with that sense of calm. Today's post outlines 5 simple steps that will help you prepare for Christmas so you can use your kitchen more efficiently and feel more in control!

15 simple ways to be more prepared for Christmas

15 simple ways to be more prepared for Christmas

Imagine heading into December feeling on top of all your tasks - from present buying, card writing, house cleaning and calendar planning. 

Imagine spending the month of December focusing instead on the joy of Christmas with your family - decorating the tree, visiting the neighbourhood lights, attending parties and get-togethers, and enjoying your family's unique Christmas traditions.

With a little over 1 month til Christmas, now is the perfect time to start planning and getting organised so the chaos and stress of the busy season doesn't completely take over your life. Who's with me?

Now is the perfect time to start planning for Christmas!

Now is the perfect time to start planning for Christmas!

I know, I know, Christmas is probably the last thing you want to start thinking about. Believe me, after renovating for the last 7 months and finally feeling more settled, I cannot even handle thinking about preparing for Christmas! Eeek...

BUT, if you haven't already started, doing some planning and getting prepared is the best way to feel less stressed and more excited about the upcoming busy season. How to manage it? With my FREE detailed Christmas planner of course!

7 tips for a [relatively!] stress-free kid's party

7 tips for a [relatively!] stress-free kid's party

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Do you like organising kids' parties? I know some people absolutely love it, but I have to admit I'm not one of them. That creativity gene skipped a generation in our family, so I am definitely not the person whipping up an amazing birthday cake or creating gorgeous decorations. I admire those that can! However, with our son's 5 year old birthday that we celebrated this past weekend, one thing I think I did manage a lot better than other parties we've hosted, was a more simple and stress-free approach to organising it. It was a lovely, [relatively] relaxed and fun day for the kids and for us, which I think is the sign of a successful party! Here are my 7 tips to help you achieve the same for your child's party...

Organising your party planning

Organising your party planning

Every year we host a Christmas party at our place with around 30 of our closet friends. And each year it gets a little more fun (#hectic) as more kiddies enter the mix. So, this time I'm vowing to be a little more laid-back and a lot more organised in my preparations. Enter the party planner checklist!

Our Christmas Traditions

Our Christmas Traditions

Do you have any special traditions with your family over the Christmas period? Although this month is crazy-busy with the end-of-year wind-down, shopping, parties and all of the added stress of Christmas, we really do try to focus on the fun part too. Especially now that we have kids. Here are some of the Christmas activities that we are turning into our new, much-loved traditions. I'd love to hear about yours too!