Christmas pet peeves

Since I have shared my Christmas loves, I thought I should probably share my pet peeves as well. It seems as you get older the list grows! 

Christmas Tack: 
We’re getting to the time of year were we start to overbuy, and the shops are filled with things that we really don’t actually need in our lives. Now let me be clear, When I say tack, Im talking over the top decorations, clothing, presents, that do not have any meaning. OR things that were a good idea at the time! but they was never a good idea. 

Over Crowded Shops:
As the big day looms we do seem to loose the plot and go shopping at every opportunity. thousands of shoppers fleeing to town centres, You can’t breathe yet alone think. Shopping is normally my Forte, add crowds into the mix and No. Not for me. 

Over Buying: 
Ok I am a sucker for doing this, but Im talking massive extents, common guys its not about how many presents are there to open on Christmas day, or how busy the tree is you should never forget Christmas is about love, families coming together and making memories. 

Christmas songs on repeat:
Ok So I love Christmas music! but! when that same Christmas song has been on the radio for the 15th time in one day! you have to admit that its starting to get a bit much! Variety is key. If you could send this message on to the shops as-well! Seems every shop you go in at one point has the same bloody song playing. 

Seasonal Weight Gain: 
Finally we all say that were gonna try and be good over the Festive season I know that I do, but when it comes down to it, there is too much nice food and we all seem to indulge, Never-mind guys, New years goals for this one.  πŸ™‚ 

Stocking filler ideas you can’t really go wrong with.

Tis the season to be jolly and The season for giving. So with only 20 days left till the big day, time is beginning to run thin. At this point present buying can become quite stressful, especially when you are clueless.  Christmas shopping has probably has about 3 levels. Super organised and Finished their Christmas shopping by November. Those who have not even started yet, and I literally mean those who haven’t brought one single present. Then there is those who will probably do it all Christmas eve. Which one are you? Because I am definitely stuck in the middle at the moment!

Christmas gifts never replace the gift of love

Were now all asking the question of what to buy, and so I have created my list of stocking filler ideas that you can’t really go wrong with when creating the Christmas sacks for our loved ones. and this 

Socks
I can’t be the only person in the world who has a slight sock obsession I mean who doesn’t love a few good pairs of socks!? Decorative ones of-course! 

Smelly’s 
Bubble Bath, Bath Bombs, Body sprays, Perfumes, Candle and the list goes on! Everyone baths, everyone likes to be clean and smell nice! so Smelly things are perfect as stocking fillers for Christmas!

Choccies
For years my mum has always put some chocolate coins in are stocking, along with an orange! Its like a must! 

Bed-wear
Its winter, its cold at night! Lazy days are always a possibility. Whats better than a pair of pyjamas, who wouldn’t want to receive these in their christmas gifts?

Mugs
A cute mug, or maybe a funny one, Mugs can never go a miss! even if that person owns way too many (like me)

Things to do
Books, DVDs, Puzzles, and crafty things. So many things that you could include in a stocking. Sometimes the little things are the best things a person could ever receive. 

One last thing….

The most important thing that you remember when you go out shopping this year, that it isn’t what you buy. Christmas isn’t about how much money you spend. It is certainly not about how many presents are under the tree. It’s the time you spend with your loved ones, putting arguments aside. Making memories, and living life to it merriest.  Good luck!

10 Things I love about Christmas!

The month is finally upon us! Happy 1st December guys.Β 
It’s insane how quick 2018 has gone by this year, so much has happened.Β 
Im really excited that this is the first post of many this month! Ive decided to challenge myself more.
Since its the 1st and Christmas is upon us, I thought I would share with you my top 10 loves about this jolly festive season.

Spending time with loved ones:
This had to go at the top of my list. One of the best and most important things to me when it comes to the Christmas period is the time spent with my loved ones.Β 

Festivities:
To be honest I feel like Festivities happen earlier and earlier in the year these days, but I suppose that’s because were just too busy as people now, and there’s just so much fun to fit in.Β Going out around the Christmas market, grabbing a festive hot chocolate and starting to feel the festive feel!Β 
When it comes to this time of year and you begin to see little kids faces light up with joy as the thought of Santa coming to visit them it cropping up, Elf is causing mischief on the shelf, how can you not think warm festive vibes.Β 

Is there a naughty elf on your shelf this year?

SPARKLES:Β 
Well this is an obvious one on my list, I love sparkles any time of year! and you should always live by the rule that sparkles and sequins are not just for the holidays! but since they are a holiday favourite, I love how much sparkle is out right now at this time of year.Β 

Christmas food & drink:
Theres no way of avoiding it, no matter how hard you’re trying to be good. Maybe its at home, or maybe it’s in the office, Could even be the multitude of nights and meals out in the run up to Christmas.Β 

Its time for a festive feast!Β 

Festive Colours:Β 
I love them all! when you just look at some thing and can think ‘oh it’s so christmasy’. Dark metallic colours always seem to catch my eye. Purples, reds, blues, golds, silver and my favourite colour any way rose gold. Its true that colours really do make the season!

Christmas Decorations:
Ok I admit it, If I had my way the Christmas decs would have been up probably half way through November. You always know that its officially Christmas when the decs have gone up, and the tree lights are twinkling in the background whilst chilling on the sofa, glass of wine in one hand and christmasy cookies in the other! Oh yes!
We don’t have are decs up just yet! but within the next few days the lounge will be twinkling! can not wait!Β 

Christmas baubles, fairy lights, the lot!Β 

Christmas Jumpers:Β 
They spend all year in our drawers waiting for this month! yep thats right, the return of the Christmas jumper and they are definitely on my list of things I love about Christmas. Nothing says Christmas spirit better than a cheesy Christmas selfie in an in-between tasteful but still a little tacky Christmas jumper. HO HO HO.Β 

Traditions:
We all have our traditions at this time of year, and granted there’s probably a few that are not on our like list for most of us, BUT traditions are just a thing. Its hard not to get excited about the little things, wether its a day out. a movie you always watch. or what ever it is you do on Christmas eve. I love having traditions that feel just as special every time round!

Christmas winter smells:Β 
When it gets to this time of year I love the smells that start popping up, especially gingerbread. Yep, gingerbread ANYTHING.Β 
Im a total sucker for christmassy scented candles, bubble bath, room sprays. Literally the lot.Β 

Christmas Eve:Β 
Finally I think my favourite day, throughout December I think my favourite time of it all has to Christmas eve. Its almost a calm before the storm of Christmas day, but still a very busy day. The hustle and bustle before people eventually just give up and finally start enjoying their Christmas.Β 

I bet that there’s so many more things that I could list on what I love about Christmas. I found this a really list of things to write.Β 
I’d love to hear others favourite things? Do you have a favourite tradition, smell, food? Leave a comment!