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Can’t wait for the holidays

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by Emma Elwin on 19 December, 2016

A sick Stella, the flu and Christmas decorations

Sorry for my absence lately, last week was quite intense to say the least. I had a feeling that something was not quite right with Stella and so we went to the doctor and it turned out she needed immediate surgery. That was Wednesday, she is still healing but seems to be getting better slowly. On Friday we will go back to make sure everything is in order and I just cannot wait to get the OK from the vet. Two days after her operation I got a mean flu that is stubbornly hanging on – in other words the last few days have been shit.

Now I am just looking forward to Christmas, lying in front of the fireplace with a cup of tea. On thing I managed to get done this weekend was to ransack our house for possible Christmas tree decorations since I am in not mood to buy any new ones. These prisms I just added a string to and they are ready to go up as soon as we have our tree. Other than that I am thinking Christmas crackers and apples as simple decorations. If you have any tips on easy DIYs for the tree I would be so happy to read them!


Jana: Hi, I have plans for making these http://www.blog.urbanoutfitters.com/external/blowup!_chilly_geo_garland.pdf this year. They're not from this year, but I just stumbled upon them and like them still... Merry Christmas!
December 21, 2016

Charli: String popcorn and cranberries! They can feed small animals later, too. Or find some pine cones and use some glitter and glue to make them sparkly. Gold paint also works well. You can even paint pretty leaves to make ornaments although they are too fragile to keep well. My Mum has one ornament that I made as a child out of felt and a walnut to look like Santa Claus (just his head anyway). Almost anything from nature can be turned into an ornament somehow! :)
December 20, 2016

Cajsa: Hi Emma, hope you're feeling better! I work as the staff editor for Houzz Sweden and we've written some xmas tree DIY tips that might be interesting/helpful. I love this one, written by my talented friend Anna: http://www.houzz.se/ideabooks/77492015/list/goer-det-sjaelv-julgirlang-av-vaeldoftande-torkade-apelsiner So beautiful and all you need are oranges and string...! I also like the stars in this one: http://www.houzz.se/ideabooks/56608386/list/goer-det-sjaelv-enkla-ideer-saa-du-kan-ha-en-lugn-och-froejdefull-jul
December 20, 2016

Louise: It is always nice to hang small gingerbread stars on the tree, maybe decorated with some glitter or just white icing! When I was little, my Dad always hung sweets in colourful wrappers on the trees, for anyone to eat whenever they felt like it! If you want to be creative maybe even small pieces of glittery jewelry could give a nice sparkle to the tree! Good luck decorating, and have a merry Christmas :)
December 20, 2016

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