Christmas Cleaning Routine 🎄 – 10 Steps to Prep for the Season

Christmas Cleaning Routine | 10 simple steps to get your home ready for the holidays

The holidays can be a stressful time, especially because of all the extra “stuff”. You’re also busier than usual, buying and wrapping gifts, celebrating the festivities with friends, and just generally prepping for the season. What you need is a Christmas cleaning routine that will ensure your home is in tip-top shape while still leaving you plenty of time to cosy up under a comfortable blanket and watch “Elf”… again. 😉 More -> More ->

How To Have Yourself A Minimalist Christmas

Minimalist Christmas | Simplifying Xmas | Minimalism | Simplify

It may come but once a year, but that doesn’t make Christmas any less stressful. Apart from all the cooking, cleaning, shopping, etc. there’s also all the extra “stuff” to deal with. This can be anxiety-inducing, particularly when you’ve been making a concerted effort to declutter. So how can you have yourself a minimalist Christmas in the midst of all the chaos? More -> More ->

How I Celebrate Christmas As An Atheist

I’ll be keeping this (reasonably) short and (hopefully) sweet — because I know you’ve other things to be doing with your time this week — but I wanted to talk about how I celebrate Christmas as an atheist. Obviously, atheists don’t subscribe to the ‘birth of Christ’ belief. But, as well as that, some people feel that atheists have no right to celebrate the season at all, or that it’s somehow hypocritical or “cheating”. Me? I feel that Christmas can be for everyone, not just for Christians. How and why I celebrate Christmas as an atheist: For me, Christmas is… More ->

10 Ways To Reduce Stress This Christmas

It’s hard to stay sane over your sprouts at this time of year. The festivities can be a financial drain, and families gathered together around an open fire can lead to feuds. So let’s reduce that blood pressure this holiday season, shall we? Today, I’m sharing my top 10 ways to reduce stress this Christmas. Ready? Let’s go-ho-ho. Ways to reduce stress this Christmas — SAVING TIME (& MONEY) 1. Card writing You don’t need to write eleventy billion cards — I’m pretty sure the teacher you had in third class won’t even notice. You may still feel obliged to… More ->

CHALLENGE: 16 Things I Want To Do Before 2016

16 things I want to do before 2016 -- challenge

I don’t want to worry you but the end of the year is just around the corner. *gulp* Having said that, these last two months are my favourite time of year (with the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day being the pinnacle) because the new year brings new promise and new opportunities. I feel excited and motivated, and eager to challenge myself so I can round out the current year on a high. So when I saw that Kara over at BohoBerry.com had posted a picture of her “16 before 2016” list, I knew it was perfect for me.… More ->