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If you ask me what my very favourite thing is I would not hesitate to say my family. I came into motherhood quite late on, and was immediately overwhelmed with how amazing it is. Now I would like nothing more than to be a Domestic Goddess, and surround my family in love, good food, beautiful things and lots of happy memories. And like the majority of families these days, we need to do it on a budget!

I firmly believe we all have a little bit of the Domestic Goddess inside us, just waiting to break out. Whether that is knowing how to make a roast chicken feed a family of 4 for a week, being able to make, repair or recycle clothes, hunting down a bargain, or simply turning everyday, simple things into pretty or useful items, with a little bit of imagination we can all dip in to the Goddess inside and make our lives that little bit more interesting.

I hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I enjoy sharing my (challenging) journey into Domestic Goddessness!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas is coming!

Now that Caoimhe is at school nursery I'm looking forward to all the Christmassy things she'll be doing. They are currently practising for the nativity play (it's top secret and she won't tell me anything about it other than that she will be singing something!) and I can't wait to watch her with her friends from nursery and reception..... Surely one of the nicest things about being a parent is watching your kids take part in a school event. And yes, I am definitely going to cry!

The children have also been preparing for the school fair later this week, and we were asked to make some things for the school to sell, namely a cracker with a small gift inside and a 'jumble jar'. Of course the children are supposed to make them themselves but obviously 4yr olds will need some help. Caoimhe helped me to collect the things together for the jumble jar, some bobbles, key rings, sweets and obviously there had to be some crafty things in there too, so I added some glitter and some gold and silver pens. I decorated the top with some Christmas wrapping paper and ribbon. We will make the cracker this week and I'm sure Caoimhe will enjoy helping me to decorate it.

The Christmassy prep didn't end there. There has been an afternoon baking with grandma, making Christmas cakes, and Violet the elf has come to stay too... I'm sure there will be more about her visit in future posts.

I'm linking up with Wendy for  Handmade Monday as usual so don't forget to go and have a look at all the other blogs linked up there.

Til next time!


fatmonica said...

Love the look of the jumble jar-it turned out great!Enjoy the nativity,it's the best part of the school year!

Wendy said...

I love the idea of a jumble jar - sounds like a lot of fun! School plays and nativities are all just amazing. Enjoy it, they grow up far too quickly xx

Wendy said...

I love the idea of a jumble jar - sounds like a lot of fun! School plays and nativities are all just amazing. Enjoy it, they grow up far too quickly xx

Handbags by Helen said...

I love the idea of a jumble jar.

knitnrun4sanity said...

I am sure that you will love the play. As a teacher I find them really quite stressful - until I realised the bits that go wrong are the bits the parents love the best!

Ali said...

The jumble jar is a great idea. I think I might make one as christmas gifts. I bet you can't wait to see the play.
Ali x

Martha said...

enjoy the xmas preps! the best time of year and much awaited :) esp the xmas crafts with kids :)