Teacher Gift Ideas

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Stuck with ideas of what to get the kids teachers this year. As a teacher it is nice to get a gift of any kind that shows appreciation of the hard work you’ve put in to help their children. But if you want to get them something a bit extra special this year, check out my teacher gift ideas list.

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The Best Christmas Party Outfits

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It’s that time of year again, whether you’re dashing out to get something for the kids for Christmas Jumper day or the invites have started coming for the festive parties. Don’t panic over what to wear I’ve got something for everyone in this round up. I’ll guarantee you’ll have the best Christmas party outfits this year.

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Retro Christmas Decorations

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At Christmas hubby and I often get very nostalgic about the Christmas’s we had in our childhoods. Everything seemed much more magical, lights twinkled more and everything was a dazzling display of foil and tinsel and glitter. This is probably due to use being children of the 1980’s. This year I am throwing off the chic co-ordinated look and going all out with an explosion of retro Christmas decorations. These are my current top picks.

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70 christmas cross stitch patterns free to print

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I really haven’t been as crafty as I normally am this year. With being back teaching and the constant work needed to keep up the blog. My crafty side has slipped. But Christmas always compels me to make something. I so wanted to get my cross stitch back on. It’s the perfect winter crafty activity. So I designed 70 new Christmas cross stitch patterns, which are free to print. To make up some new projects with.

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Vintage Quilts A to Z of Vintage

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The older I’ve got the more I have loved my bed. Now I like to carefully dress my bed and my latest obsession has been vintage quilts. I am naturally a hoarder or textiles and being able to possess something as beautiful as a quilt is a dream. So I’ve gathered my current favourites, some truly vintage and some modern reproductions for you to also enjoy the joy of quilting.

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October Blogging Stats and November Goals

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October has been a busy month and I’ve been working hard to make my time working on my blog more profitable. It’s slow progress but there are good signs showing. I’m also really pleased that these moves I’ve been making havent affected my October blogging stats. In fact they’ve got better!

 

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7 Tantalising Easy Lemon Recipes

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I love foods with contrast. Sweet and salty, creamy and spicy. Those for me are the most interesting things to eat. Which is why I love using lemon in my baking. The fresh acidity cuts through the fattiness in some cakes and balances out the creamy icings. So I’ve gathered my favourites to give you 7 tantalising easy lemon recipes.

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5 Fantastic Vegetarian Soup Recipes

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Soup is just a fantastic dish. I love making soup at this time of year. It is an easy option, when I’m tired. Requires only one pot, is nutritious and the kids love it. So it’s a winner in the Cartwright household. Currently we have our favourites and I’ve got five fantastic Vegetarian Soup recipes to share with you.

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