As Christmas fever heightens, I confess to feeling a little overwhelmed. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done. Which is why I’m so grateful to the bloggers who have volunteered to guest post for this festive series, providing their 5 favourite posts for your reading pleasure. Today it’s the turn of the lovely Kelly….
I’m Kelly, wife to my beloved DH, mother to Little Big Girl and the Dimpled Assassin and the worst dog owner in the world. We have just moved house to the Other Side of the M25, which will mean a great deal if you live in London but is probably extraneous information to the rest of the UK. I spend most of my time in the car running The Girls from one social event to the next whilst listening to the Glee Soundtrack. I bake, I sew and I blog, and take every shortcut I can. Sometimes I remember to get dressed. I am open to all forms of bribery, especially if people refer to me as ‘influential’ or offer a) cake or b) champagne or c) both.
This year I have been mostly writing about the random stuff of life, as I usually do, so I picked a blend of posts from across the year that best demonstrate what my daily life is like. If you want to find out more about home exchanges or the best recipe ever (Chocolate Fudge Sauce in case you were wondering) then head to Domestic Goddesque
I developed a great and very simple recipe that I have made lots since I posted it early this year, originally for Valentine’s Day. But my Girls regularly have Apple Tart Hearts for tea after a busy school day, and you only need two ingredients: pastry and apple sauce.
The girls and I really enjoyed learning about why we need to clean our teeth. They still talk about the project now but what they never mention is the most precious thing of all to me as a parent: they decided they wanted to learn about it themselves and after we looked online and found the idea behind the project, LBG came up with the test that we ran. Curiosity is a wonderful gift! I recommend the shell-less egg project: I was as excited as the Girls when we realised that it had worked.
I made a housewarming gift for a friend from cleaning supplies. All it took was time, but it really has been one of my favourite crafts this year.
I won a photoshoot which was amazing enough in itself, but my experience was the impetus behind this post which has received the most comments I have ever had. I’ve still to reply to them all because it makes me so emotional.
Our new house is a work in progress, but I finished the smallest room: the downstairs loo, with the help of a few charity shop finds and am really pleased with the results. And all the commenters love the wallpaper.