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It’s Christmas Again – Streken Bozik

It’s christmas again! So soon you say but yes it is christmas again in our home.

Bozik as we call it.

The traditional orthodox christmas celebrated on January 7 (based on the old Julian calendar)

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The celebrations for this christmas are much more subdued ( as we are still recovering from the last one) On Christmas eve Maksi helped make bread into various shapes (my family have always made dolls).

Then in the morning as is tradition in my family the kiddies received the baked dolls as gift.

Once we downed our little dolls we headed to church then onto lunch with the family.

Simple and lovely.

Do you have any simple traditions like this in your family?

Julia xx

 

Happy Snaps – Christmas

 

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I hope you all had a very merry christmas, did you?

We had a lovely christmas eve dinner at my parents place where we chased the kids around the house and talked about all the funny things Jingle got up to this year.

I’m always a little sad when christmas is over, but not Aleks he has dubbed me the christmas Nazi and is glad I will be giving it a rest for another year.

Bring on the New Year

Julia xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Eve Eve

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Yesterday we had a spare of the moment little christmas lunch with my brother and his family who are visiting from Melbourne.

There was lots of “splash splash”, cold drinks, yummy food and laughter.

Sometimes I think these casual little get togethers before christmas are better then the actual day because there are no real expectations and we can all just relax and enjoy.

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and Thank you so much for coming here reading my words are looking at my pictures it really truly means the world to me.

Julia xx

 

 

In The Garden – We paint

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I can’t tell you how many times a day Maksi will come over and say “muma painting?” it’s so cute, makes me melt every time. I really wanted to have a go at making twig stars. So Maksi and I collected some on one of our trips to the park.

After we were finished painting them, I took to them with some garden shears to make them even then bound them together with string and hung them from the fire place.

When Maksi got up from his nap he ran over pointed to them and said “stars, bootiful”

Is there a cuter age then 2?

linking up with this lovely lady 

 


The Beetle Shack

Happy Snaps – This Week

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1. according to Maksi every morning must start like this

2. Maksi’s crazy hair

3. I gave his fringe a little snip and then cried

4. Teacher gift, a punnet of strawberries, you can download the printable here

5. we are calling it “the rat smile”

Hope you had a lovely week it has been a busy one here.

9 Handmade Christmas gift ideas + Free Printable Gift tag

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Today along with nine other awesome bloggers I am sharing a handmade Christmas gift idea, My contribution is #5 Homemade basil and some free printable homemade gift tags to add to your gifts, scroll down to check it out in full.

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I love that pesto is so versatile you will find yourself putting it on everything. Tonight I had it with pasta tomorrow morning with eggs and on pizza for dinner. Your family and friends will thank you for it. It lasts about three weeks in the fridge.

 

 

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If you would like some gift tags to finish off your gift then click here for some I prepared earlier.  FREE printable homemade christmas gift tags.

Julia x

 

 

 

 

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags

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Today I am sharing these printables over at Chibirun.

I went a little less traditional this year.

You can download your free printables here.

If you are after something a little more traditional you can check out the Gift Tags I created last year here.

I have also released my customised christmas cards for this year on the website. If your looking for something a little more personal to send to your nearest and dearest head on over.

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Julia

 

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Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags

I had lots of fun whipping up these gift tags for those last minute wrappers like myself.

Next year I will wrap as I buy ;)

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Download your free printable Christmas gift tags here

Check out my Christmas wrapping board on Pinterest for lots of inspiration.

Enjoy

Julia x

Christmas Fun

 

We had a little visitor this morning and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

He was sent by Santa to check up on us, so we have all been on our best behaviour.

 

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Check out all the details about our little visitor at Elf On The Shelf

It is such a fabulous family tradition to start with you little ones.

 

 

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