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Making time for each other at Christmas VonShef

I love Christmas, it something I look forward to every year. However I find December is such a busy month for us as a family. The children have a list of Christmas activities, productions at school, carol service, Christingle, disco’s and then they always have friend’s birthday parties. Then we have the decorations, the gifts, the food, works Christmas party for my Hubby and wrapping all of the gifts which as much as I love I always find to be a very stressful thing.

VonShef items review

With all of that and work, finding couple time together can always be difficult. We are not a once a month date night kind of couple, we love spending time together and when possible we will head out for a meal. More often than not it will be a lunch on a rare day off.

So, this year I want to make sure that me and my wonderful Hubby share a meal together. It could well be a take away but just something so we have an evening just us with a nice bottle of fizz and sitting at the table. It will be nice to spend some time together without the very excited children. I’m not sure about you but when the advent calendars come out on the 1st December my children go into hyper Christmas excitement.

DOMU brands have kindly offered to send me some items from VonShef to help make our pre-Christmas date night the little bit more special.

Entertaining with VonShef

I was sent this set of 4 bamboo placemats and matching coasters, brushed gold coupe champagne glasses and a gold water pitcher. All of which as just gorgeous, I love the feel of these products, they are well made and lovely to use. 

I have a few champagne flutes and I love champagne or processo, I’ve even quite like a flute of Asti however in all of the champagne and champagne cocktails I have drank, I have never used coupe style glass before. I actually really like the style of glasses, something a bit different and looks beautiful.

The gold is so on trend right now, and I just love it. Those rich luxurious colours along side the jade green that is filling the high street. DOMU know how to stay on trend and it makes me very happy.

Making time for each other at the when there is so many other things going on around Christmas is super important. I loved having a romantic meal with my Hubby to just sit and talk about things, even if some of it was about Christmas and all of the things we had planned.

We had a lovely evening together, thank you DOMU and VonShef for making it that little bit more special.

 

*I was kindly sent items from DOMU in exchange for this collaboration.*

My SodaStream Review

Recently SodaStream got in touch to see if I would like to review one of their new SodaStream machines, of course I would!

ice blue sodastream I remember as a child my Dad going out and buying us one, we didn’t have many fizzy drinks in our house, so for Dad to get us on of these was a real treat for me and my sister. I remember Dad being as excited as us about it. It was a great boxy looking machine with glass bottles. I’m sure now it would be classed as a retro item, who knows what happened to it.

sodastream canister

Now I can share this excitement with my little ones who are only allowed fizzy drinks on our treat days or if we are eating out.

ice blue sodastream

SodaStream Review

SodaStreams for those who don’t know about them are little magical items that make your tap water into a delicious fizzy drink. You then have the option to add flavour to your carbonated drink.

sodastream bottle

I choose the icy blue, which looks almost minty green on line but is a real icy blue shade that I love. Although maybe I should have gone for the pale pink, which is super cute.

sodastream bottle water line

The SodaStream is very easy to use, your only a couple of simple steps away from your drink. Fill up your SodaStream re-useable bottle with tap water or filtered water to the fill line on the bottle. Ensure your gas bottle is attached correctly, attach the bottle and push the button on top of the machine. Give it a couple of short blasts and you are done!

soda stream

I love that it’s so simple to use, just make sure the bottle is in correctly, it doesn’t sit on the bottom of the machine, there will be a little gap. So don’t think that it’s not in correctly.

The children love it too, I make sure the bottle is in correctly and they can add their bottle and then push the button to generate the bubbles. It’s great because they love to get involved and its also sugar free, as it’s just tap water. The children now have it in their bottles or we will tip it into glasses for them to enjoy. My advise is to keep a bottle of water in your fridge so you can always have a cold fizzy water, for me I like my water to be cold.

I love my SodaStream

I do love fizzy drinks, I know I really shouldn’t drink them as much as I do. However it’s my plan to use our SodaStream Spirit as much as possible to cut down on the amount of diet coke that I drink. I’m able to take a bottle of the fizzy water with me wherever I go, so I don’t feel the need to buy diet coke on the go.

We try to take our own bottles with us places, we normally all have our drinks bottles with us but this will help cut down the amount of tins and plastic bottles we put into the recycling bin each week.

sodastream bottle with bubbles

Not only do SodaStream give you delicious fizzy water, you can buy a selection of flavourings to enhance your experience. Fruit drops, that are only £2.99 each, zero calorie and make 80 servings and they come a range of different fruity flavours. Not only do they sell Fruit Drops but also Soda Press Co retro looking bottles that have a range of retro flavours including cola, lemonade and tonic. I haven’t actually bought any of these yet, but I’m going to order the cola and the tonic. So it will mean I never run out of tonic for my gin………. Yummy!

I really love my SodaStream and I am so grateful to SodaStream for helping me to relive my childhood memories with my little ones.

A series of winter home décor ideas

Winter home décor

Sprinkling a little holiday cheer around your home doesn’t need to be a huge undertaking with a tiny bit of creativity (and help from Pinterest), you may make simple, budget-friendly decor that will fill your house with a festive feeling! Each product you purchase can be utilised in year-round decorating.

winter wreath over fire place

Home decor is extremely important, regardless of what the season is. You may definitely locate the one which blends with your home decor. The easiest means to transition home decor from fall to winter is to remain within the very same colour range.

Winter room décor (bedroom décor, to be specific)

Bedroom decor is particularly important to make you awaken with joy in the morning. Winter living room decor ought to be possible from several perspectives.

If you would like to have a look that won’t date, you can incorporate a decorative backdrop along with soft furnishings with neutral colours. Not just it will bring warm, but it is also going to complement the appearance of the room.

Winter room décor for the kitchen

The kitchen is one location where you should apply several forms of lighting. There is a significant lot of your Christmas decor that may transfer over to winter decor and some is as simple as just dropping the red. Sometimes all that excess decor can feel overwhelming, so one would welcome the chance to clean up.

Country winter décor for the kitchen

French antiques can be used since emphasis is put on a casual and welcoming look. A warm and welcoming feel is just one of the chief elements of a French country kitchen, even though it is a harder one to quantify.

christmas cookies

Kitchen display cabinets

After you have the correct cabinets in place, there are lots of methods in which you are able to decorate it to bring the most out of your kitchen. Glass-front cabinets like these from Harvey Norman are a genuine treat to organise. Display cabinets are fantastic parts of furniture for providing great storage. All the same, decorative flair makes for a big plus.

Cabinets may also be supplied unfinished by request, so you may oil or paint them to your preferred finish. Strong wood cabinets might be safer, but are expensive. When it has to do with kitchen cabinets, many of us crave custom design. If you’re reworking your kitchen cabinets, then you’ll need to learn how to construct a sink base cabinet.

Storage trunks for presents

storage trunks

A huge storage trunk is veritably an awesome tool for decluttering the items which you want to keep. In fact, lidded storage trunks like these from Homes Direct 365 are available in an assortment of colours and materials and would be ideal to store presents in near the tree or to hide from the kids. An upholstered Kilim blanket box is indeed an excellent option if you’re trying to find something with a great deal of room.

Winter table décor

Wedding table center pieces are crucial for creating a coordinated winter wedding theme for a great many wedding table settings.

christmas table decorations

Garlands and wreaths along with wintergreens may also lead to a festive feel and smell, developing a multi sensory winter ambiance for your visitors. A wreath laid in the middle of the table can be the start of an ideal center piece. In addition, in winter table decoration, it is possible to incorporate some ornaments or symbols. There are delicate and long-lasting ornaments on offer. Decorations can help revel in celebrations in the air. You can thus come up with your snowman. It’s time for those accessories! Ribbons and twines may add a finishing touch that’s anything but ordinary.

To decorate the entire area, you are able to use white trees with LED lights rather than flowers on it. After all the Christmas trees are taken down and the holiday lights are put away, it looks like the home is a bit bare. When you’ve chosen the ideal tree, showcase your own personal style with a wide assortment of Christmas tree decor.

Use what are called winter goods like cones or branches of evergreen trees and make your table seem amazing. Keep it rustic for the ideal all-natural feel. Making your own bright and beautiful decorations and winter holiday ornaments is an enjoyable activity wherein you can revel with your children. There are umpteen ideas that you can try.

If you need a mostly neutral room, it’s still possible to add colour and accomplish a neutral feel. The living room with a well-equipped traditional library and a fireplace is the ideal place to enjoy with family members and friends. Next, gather things which you might want to decorate the table with.

 

*This is a collaborative post.*