Friday, 27 December 2013

Christmas snapshots...

I have been slightly AWOL over the past week as I have been catching up on some sleep and spending Christmas with my family and friends. As usual, Mark and I had 3 (!) Christmases; one for us and our friends, one with Mark's family and one with mine. As you can imagine, it was very busy and filled with lots of amazing food, drink and fun and we had the most amazing time. I will be sharing my festive outfits (sneak peek here!) but here are a few of my Christmas highlights in the meantime...


Our Christmas tree went up very late this year (only 5 days ago in fact!) thanks to the leak in our ceiling but it did shake me out of my Grinch-like slump when I saw it twinkling away in the corner!


A sparkly jumper dress, leggings and my lovely new slippers from Mark were my outfit of choice on Christmas Eve, cosiness and stretchiness is key to a good Christmas outfit in my opinion...


Especially when you have to eat a roast dinner three days in a row! ;)


Mark and I have concluded that it is pretty much impossible to get a picture where we both look nice- I'm not sure what is happening with my face here! 


Me and my two sisters- can you tell that we are related?! 


We weren't sure what to get people this year for Christmas so we decided that Kilner jars filled with the ingredients for yummy oaty cookies are always a winning combination and  it was really fun choosing what extra ingredients to add to the jars- don't the layers look lovely! 


Of course we had to make a few for ourselves to do a quality test on the recipe and I can report that the cookies are lovely! 


We went out for a few drinks with our friends on Christmas Eve and so I swapped one sparkly dress for another! This gorgeous tinsel dress was from ASOS and I was so excited to wear it although I wish I had worn a slip underneath it, it was pretty itchy by the end of the evening! I just realised that this is an extremely 80s looking outfit with the leggings and pointy shoes (I'm pretty sure there's a photo of my Mum wearing something similar 25 years ago!) but I really loved it and itchiness excluded, it was a really comfy outfit and perfect for hiding my food baby ;)

Where did you spend Christmas? 
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11 comments

Sarah said...

Merry Christmas Maria! It looks like you had a great time- the cookies look great!
x

claire (jazzpad.) said...

Well this is the most Christmassy post I've read all week :) What fab ideas for presents, I will have to try that! It's my auntie's birthday next week and she would love this as she's a proper baking fiend.

<3 Claire @ Jazzpad

Anonymous said...

What an amazing present idea 😊

daisychain said...

Lovely looking day Maria, I've enjoyed your instagram posts x

Sophie in the Sticks said...

those cookie jars are a great present idea, such a fun item to receive :) x

Sherin said...

Sounds like you had a perfect Christmas. I can't believe how much your sisters look like you!

Gem said...

Love your gift idea! I had a lovely Christmas at home but i have to do it all over again with my boyfriend tomorrow. Don't think i can face another roast dinner, barf!

Lily Lipstick said...

Those cookie jars look amazing - what a good gift idea! x

duck in a dress said...

I love the Scandi slippers - fab colours and very festive!
We spent Christmas at my sister-in-law's in Cornwall - we had a couple of trips into Penzance and Newquay and managed to catch the carol service at Truro Cathedral! :-) x

Leanne Cornelius said...

It looks like you had a great Christmas! x
Leanne - A Slice of My Life

Vintage Reflection said...

I love the jars and the different layers. I've seen salads done in these jars and there so cute! I have a collection of these jars and love them so much!!x

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