I've been slacking on the blog lately...and I apologise for that! But sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day for everything I want to fit in. I feel like this month has been crazy and flown by! I wake up, work out, eat breakfast, spend most of the day distractedly editing videos whilst also trying to fit in some kind of crafts or fun activity time with the kids, tidy up after them, feed them, panic online shop for Christmas presents, edit some more, cook/eat dinner, clean up, bathe the kids and put them to bed. By the end of the day I'm exhausted...and I still feel like I have 10000 things left to do! I am dreading going to the post office tomorrow as I know it's going to be completely manic! And I also have to somehow squeeze in filming a Christmas baking video *insert monkey covering eyes emoji here*
Anyhow, enough complaining before you guys think I'm an ungrateful cow...ha ha ha! I swear I'm not! I love my blog & writing to you guys so I will always try and make time for that. AND I'm fully aware that there are lots of people out there who are far busier than me & probably a lot more successful at getting it all done on time too. (Says the girl who still hasn't managed to post ONE Christmas card o.O) This outfit is verrrry simple and not anything you haven't seen before but I do love this Abercrombie Christmas jumper which I bought last year from ASOS! It's so soft! My jeans are by GAP the 1969 Always Skinny - these are my proper pre-pregnancy jeans that only fit me comfortably if I'm being really good workout & diet-wise! I instantly regretted wearing them as we ate a roast chicken dinner today. Oops.
(yes, that is a hairbrush in our ice-maker...thank you Eduardo)
Today's Christmas craft was baking Christmas cookies! Actually these are what my mum called plätzchen, which I think is basically the German for gingerbread (feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!). One of my favourite childhood memories is of baking these with my mum, a tradition that she carried on from when she was little. Just to clarify, my mum is Irish but her mother is German so that's why she called them plätzchen! Here's a sneaky Throwback Thursday of me about a year older than Emilia doing the exact same thing as her!
As you can tell Emilia was pretty excited about baking cookies :) She also did a great job decorating them though I very nearly sustained a minor injury while reaching for the box of sprinkles on the top shelf of our kitchen cupboards. (Think 25 different tubes of sprinkles crashing on top of me and smashing all over the floor...yeah. Baking with kids is easy, baking with idiots such as myself not so much.)
Here's today's vlogmas episode if you haven't already watched it! It involves me having a heart to heart with you guys, cooking breakfast, working out, showing what I ate that day, bathing the kids and getting weird with some googly eyes. If that sounds like something you'd enjoy check it out!