I’m not the biggest DIY person, but I found out how easy it is to make a beautiful door wreath so I made one for my parents. It’s super easier and all you need is a plain wreath in metal or some other material, your decorations, ribbons and a hot glue gun. It’ll take you some time and in my case it also cost me a badly burnt finger, but only because I’m clumsy. I’m sure DIY-magicians can make something better, but I’m satisfied and the people who’ve seen it has commented on it and said it was beautiful! :D

 

If you’re one of those that runs around with no idea of what to give someone, then maybe this will help. I know it’s not always easy to find the perfect gift. You wanna give something personal, but at the same time it needs to be something the person wants. We’re all different and we all wish for different things, but one thing is for sure – the perfect gift does exist!

Start by thinking about what the person is like, what does the person enjoy? Look around their room or home, talk to others close to them. It’s a key element to “investigate”. People change and what they might have liked last year might be a nightmare now, so be careful and listen when you talk to them. I personally always tend to look closely at stuff I really want and I usually slip out something along the lines: “Man I wish I had this”. I’m sure I’m not the only one like that and if you just observe a bit then the perfect gift will reveal itself.

Anyways, enough of me rambling. Here are some ideas of what to get people if you have no clue what so ever.

For a boyfriend/girlfriend:
–  Write small notes about what you love about them, put them in a jar/container. It’s very inexpensive and maybe not the most creative, but it is a winner for most people.
– A nice bottle of Champagne.
– A trip somewhere.

For family:
– Homemade stuff is always appreciated.
– Wine, board games, etc.
– A dinner.

For friends:
– Services in a jar, cookies in a jar, etc.
– Music, DVD’s, books.
– Concert tickets, movie tickets.

And I’m sure gift-certificates will always be appreciated :D

 

This recipe is a traditional Danish Christmas cookie. It smells divine and taste like heaven. I’ll admit they aren’t figure friendly, but you won’t get the same taste if using fat free stuff. This recipe will make around 35 cookies :D

 

Ingredients

75 g of Almond flour
250 g of All purpose flour
1 Egg (L/XL)
180 g of Sugar
200 g of Butter (Salted and soft – room temperature)
1-1½ tsp of Vanilla powder*

 

How to

Step 1: Mix the vanilla powder, sukker and buttet together until it’s creamy.

Step 2: Add the egg and mix well.

Step 3: Add the two kinds of flour and mix until smooth.

Step 4: Put the mixture in a fabric piping bag with a star tip and pipe the mixture into circles (5 cm diameter)

Step 5: Bake at 200 degrees celcius until they are lightly golden brown (10-14 minutes)

 

*The vanilla powder can be replaced with the seeds from a large vanilla pod.

I’m one of those people who love Christmas, yet I refuse to listen to Christmas music and decorate before we hit December 1st. For me Christmas is December and not October and November. I’m kinda getting tired of mall/shopping centers and other stores already decorating for Christmas in October, I mean come on – that’s 2 months before!
Anyways.. The point of this post is not to complain it’s to share my Top 10 Christmas songs, hope you enjoy :D

1. Last Christmas (technically not a x-mas song, but whatever)
2. Jingle Bells
3. White Christmas
4. Happy Christmas (War is Over)
5. Jingle Bell Rock
6. All I Want for Christmas Is You
7. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
8. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
9. Silent Night
10. Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer