Merry Christmas.

Blogmas is officially over but it doesn’t feel right not uploading a post today.

Today has been great, I’ve had a great time. I’ve said this numerous times but Christmas is my favourite time of year.

Christmas generates a lot of hype! For me at least I love the the excitement as Christmas is approaching. Although I love Christmas, I do feel incredibly deflated once Christmas is over.

It’s been great spending Christmas with Josh, I really hope that this time next year we will be living together. I’m ready to move out and have my own space. I want to have the chance to decorate my own place as well as the sense of achievement you get when you have your apartment and responsibilities.

I feel kind of ashamed to admit this, and I’m not really sure why as it’s not something I should feel badly about. This evening I started to feel really overwhelmed. I think I just became really tired and frustrated. I could feel my mood sinking and I just felt like I needed to escape.

I decided that I would take a bit of ‘me’ time and take some time to collect my thoughts. Afterwards I started to feel a bit better. I decided that I would write a quick journal post to write down how I’ve been feeling.

How has your Christmas been?

– Hannah ❤

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Christmas Eve.

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Welcome to Blogmas day 24!

Today is Christmas Eve! How quickly has December gone?

Blogmas is coming to an end, I cannot tell you just how sad I am about this. I’ve really enjoyed writing a post everyday. I feel that it has really kept me focused and motivated. I will be definitely doing Blogmas again next year.

I’m not sure whether or not I will be writing a post tomorrow. However I will be sharing my Christmas day over on my Instagram, so be sure to head over there to follow my day!

This morning, Josh and I got up early and headed over to a local restaurant for breakfast then we took a nice walk back to his mum’s house.

Today has been pretty relaxed to be honest. His family loved the cupcakes I made so that made me feel happy.

I’m very nervous to give Josh his presents, I really hope he likes them!

What will you be doing this evening?

– Hannah ❤

My Trip to Kent.

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Welcome to Blogmas day 23!

Today has been crazy busy. I got on a train to London at 6:22am this morning.

This Christmas I will be spending the holiday with my boyfriend and his family. I’m heading down a couple of days early so I can spend some time with Josh and his family before all the Christmas madness fully happens.

Presents need to be wrapped and put under the tree. I need to give his family the cupcakes.

It’s going to be a busy but exciting few days! Josh’s siblings are all younger so they really get into the Christmas spirit.

How are you spending your Christmas?

– Hannah ❤

Festive Baking.

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Welcome to Blogmas day 22! Today has been extremely busy as I’ve spent the good part of this afternoon baking.

I decided that I would make four different flavours this Christmas.

  • Coffee
  • Vanilla
  • Chocolate
  • Caramel

I added chocolate chips to the cupcakes to make them extra chocolatey.  I topped each cupcake off with some piped vanilla buttercream icing.

I added a few sprinkles on to the top of each cupcake.

I made 48 cupcakes. 6 of them I will be giving to one of our neighbours. 12 of them I will be bring with me on my trip to Kent and I will be giving them to my boyfriends family. The rest of them will be for family and friends.

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I love baking, especially around Christmas time!

What is your favourite thing to bake?

– Hannah ❤

Rainy Day Bits and Bobs.

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Welcome to Blogmas day 21!

I don’t know about you but during the winter time I often have days where I’m feeling a bit fed up and a bit overwhelmed with all the Christmassy cheer.

When I feel like that it tends to make me feel quite down. This year I decided to buy a few things to keep my mind occupied.

I picked up some cross stitches, some magazines and a colouring book, all Christmas themed of course!

I’ve always found colouring quite comforting and having these things to do in the evening times has really helped relax my mind.

The best part is, you can remove the pages from the finished pictures in the colouring book to decorate your room/house. You can do exactly the same with the cross stitches.

What do you to relax your mind during the festive season?

– Hannah ❤

My Winter Look.

Welcome to Blogmas day 20!

Winter days are for wrapping up warm and cozy. This is the look i’ve been rocking for the past month. Cozy scarf, Christmas jumper and curly(ish) hair.

I’m really getting excited for Christmas now. It’s really creeping up fast.

Over the next few days I have a couple of last things to do and then I will be officially ready for Christmas.

Tomorrow is my last day at work till the 30th December. I’m really looking forward to having some time off.

Are you already for Christmas?

– Hannah ❤

Cozy Afternoons.

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Welcome to Blogmas day 19!

It’s been so cold in the UK. Over the past month iv’e found myself spending most of my time in fluffy and cozy jumpers. There is nothing I dislike more than being cold. When I arrive home from work I tend to take a shower straight away and change into my cozy clothes.

Cozy clothes and cute Christmas socks are something that I love about winter.

My winter go-to outfit at the minute is either the purple jumper I’m wearing in the image above or one of the two Christmas jumpers that I own. I wear it with a pair of black leggings I picked up from Primark. To top the outfit off, I slip on a pair of these adorable socks that I picked up from Tesco about a month ago.

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What do you like to wear in the winter time?

– Hannah ❤

Wrapping, Packing and Planning.

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Welcome to Blogmas day 18!

Today I pretty much finished off wrapping everyones Christmas presents.

I’ve finished them pretty early to be honest as I don’t usually start till Christmas Eve. However, this year I will not have time this Christmas Eve. This year, I will be spending Christmas Eve baking and packing my bags to go and spend Christmas with my boyfriend and his family.

I really don’t want to forget anything so I thought it would be best to pack and wrap everything in advance. It’s one thing less to worry about when Friday comes around.

This week is going to be hectic. I have a to-do list as long as my arm to get done. I’m also working everyday which isn’t leaving me much time to get things done. Friday, I have therapy and after that is when I will start to get everything ready to go.

Where are you spending Christmas this year? Are you all ready for Christmas?

– Hannah ❤

 

The Christmas Tag.

Welcome to Blogmas day 17.

Today I decided I would take part in a Christmas tag.

What is your favourite Christmas Movie?

Honestly, this changes every year! This year I’ve been loving ‘A Christmas Prince’. It’s super sweet. I mean who doesn’t love a cheesy adorable film at this time of year?

What is your Favourite Christmas Song?

Oooh. I have so many! Um, maybe Last Christmas by Wham! I love it. I cannot listen to it enough. I just feel like it never gets boring.

Do You Open Presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?

 

Christmas morning, of course!

What is your Favourite Christmas Scent?

Good question! Probably cinnamon and Snow Fairy from Lush, because… well… it’s just lush! Haha!

What tops your tree?

We used to put a star on the top of the tree. Then we had an angel for a while. This year we don’t have anything on top, maybe I should add something on top now.

Is your tree real or fake?

Fake. Although when I was very young, my parents used to buy a real tree at Christmas.

Have you ever gone Christmas Caroling?

No, I’m way too shy to go…

Although, having said that, when I was younger, me and my siblings used to sing in a choir and we used to do Christmas concerts.

White or Coloured Lights?

Oooh. Both! They can both look lovely.

But I would say if I had to pick one, I would probably say white lights.

Eggnog or Hot Chocolate?

Hot chocolate definitely!

Are You A Buddy the Elf or Ebenezer Scrooge?

I LOVE CHRISTMAS so… Buddy the Elf 100% I wish it could be Christmas everyday… 

When do you put up your tree/decorations?

My family always puts them up in the second week of December. If it was up to me, they would go up on November 1st. (Maybe when I move out 😉 )

If you could travel anywhere for the holiday season, where would it be?

Probably Germany. I really really want to go to their Christmas markets.

Do you make new years resolutions?

Always, but I’m not going to give any of them away here… You’ll have to check back on my blog in the next couple of weeks.

I hope that you enjoyed this tag. If you decide to take part I would love for you to tag me so I can read your answers. 

– Hannah ❤

Sweet Things.

Welcome to Blogmas day 16.

One of the amazing things about Christmas is the baking.

A few days ago I spend a couple of hours doing some Christmassy baking. I decided to make some coloured vanilla cookies and some caramel cupcakes.

I’m not too happy with how the flavour of the cookies turned out but I will be giving them another go at some point. The caramel cupcakes were beautiful. I added chocolate chips in the mixture too. I topped them off with pink vanilla buttercream icing and some white sugar sprinkles.

I decided that this year I will be making about 5 sets of 6 cupcake boxes full (30) to give away to friends and family. I’m so excited as it will give me the chance to make a few different flavours and topping combinations.

Over the next week I will start putting these boxes together.

What Christmas baking will you be doing this year?

-Hannah ❤