by Suzie Bonaldi

Christmas Prep 101.


CHRISTMAS MADE EASY WITH URBAN OUTFITTERS.

It's no surprise that I LOVE Christmas. I just can't get enough. Christmas songs, glasses of mulled cider, gift wrapping, present buying, pre-big day baking, dressing up in my reindeer onesie... It's never too much for me. This year more than ever I've been majorly nesting (don't get too excited there, we're not expanding the family), I think it's a combination of the darker, more dreary days, and the fact that 2016 has been one of the toughest years - both for myself and the majority of people I speak to it seems! I think it's made me more Christmassy than ever, so today I thought I'd talk you through how I prepped my mind, home and spirit for Christmas... Just in case you're in need of a little bit of festive motivation! 


LIGHTING
I've been stock piling fairy lights since November, and even though I think I now have a bit of a lighting overload, I'm still collecting new pieces all the time. Whether it's fairy lights, or little lamps, a warm glow really alters the mood of a room. Everything feels warmer and more snug, and just that little bit more festive. So festive and warm in fact that I plan on keeping these lights around long after Christmas! (well, the ones that aren't reindeer shaped anyway.) The newest addition to our home are the copper star lights from Urban Outfitters. They're just so beautiful and give a lovely soft glow.

PLAN AHEAD
Without realising it, I already have the majority of my Christmas shopping and planning in place for the year, leaving the most time possible for chilling out in the run up to Christmas day. Over the past month I've been heavily scheduling my days in a journal, making sure no detail slips by and no task is left unchecked (aside from the constant "take the rubbish out" line... Never seems to happen. Not sure why.) If you haven't already. Plan your gift giving, ask people if they need anything (no landfill gifts!), plan your food for the Christmas period (because we all know the few shops that are open over that time will have no stock!) and have fun doing it! Reward yourself for getting shizz done, even if just with a hot chocolate at the end of things. You'll feel so much better for being that little bit more organised and will enjoy your Christmas so much more. 

Daily Journal: Urban Outfitters 

COSY UP
There's nothing better for me than feeling super comfy and cosy when the great British weather is going it's thing outside. Snuggly jumpers, countless cushions and a whole lot of Christmas movies are just a few of the things (aside from fairy lights) that make me feel cosy and content. My bed is now 50% pillows and I'm totally okay with that and despite not going for a festive bed spread this year, it feels cosier than ever. My two new pillows can be found here and here and add a cutesy vibe to the whole set up. My new pink jumper is also the most snuggly thing and is great for throwing on over my pyjamas in the evening, or with my daily clothes to run errands. 


GIFT GIVING 
Gift giving at this time of year is one of my favourite things. I love planning gifts for friends and family, however big or small. This year I picked up a lot of things from Urban Outfitters. So when they said they wanted to work with me, it was a perfect match as I'd already purchased so much already! I picked up a few of their Daily Journals, which the organisational friends out there will love, as well as a little kitty makeup bag for my cousin, some cosy socks and slippers for my Mummy, some home pieces including the pink dish below and a little diamond mirror for Josh's sister. Then I have a marble phone case for another friend (who reads this blog so I can't name her!) as well as making a sneaky purchase of the Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 in light pink for the whole family to enjoy come Christmas day! I can't wait to have some cute little memories saved in polaroid form to look back on!

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*Post in collaboration with Urban Outfitters!

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  1. Really needed this post this morning! Love that your bedding isn't over the top festive, yet as you said looks super cozy! <3

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  2. I love Urban Outfitters, their stores are so good to look around and find different things. The journals are so cute, I have the marble effect one!

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  3. I absolutely love your interior! X
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  4. You have the prettiest interiors! Really enjoyed reading this post - I'm feeling super festive now!

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  5. I love all of your photos, all the bits from Urban Outfitters look super nice as well!

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  6. Aaaaah I really really want a polaroid camera for christmas :D it's the cutest thing! Happy holidays xx

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  7. i absolutely loveeee your cushions, they are amazingggg xx

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  8. A Winter Christmas just seems so much more festive, than the hot Summer one that I am so used to!
    We can't even put up our tree this year, because of a fluffy new kitten addition to our family, so I'm having to live vicariously through everyone else.

    Beth. x

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  9. These are all such perfect gifts! I always pick up a few things from Urban Outfitters :)
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  10. Nala looks so cute in that photo! I need to start using my polaroid again

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  12. These photos are looking so lovely !


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  14. Looks like you're ready for christmas! Wish I was just as ready haha

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  15. Fairy lights are definite must-haves for Christmas and just all year round x

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  16. The way Nala looks at you is just the cutest thing - beautiful photos too!

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  17. Urban Outfitters is my favorite store! They seriously have the cutest home decor and knickknacks :)

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  18. Beautiful and so cosy!! I love those star fairy lights; they really make things look so much more festive. I'm sooo ready to be off work so I can put on comfy socks and chill by the fire!
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  21. Thank you for your miracle Doctor Osemu Okpamen

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  22. Hello,
    I Read the article of a very great spell caster and it seems very helpful to me. I haven’t had the chance to have a proper relationship with my ex because we work together. This will be the final week or work and then I wont be around him constantly. Unfortunately, I broke one of the rules in the article and have been sleeping with him. Something I’m not proud of, especially since he has a girlfriend. Not to mention that she’s a girl he dated off and on for 3 years before he dated me.
    When I asked him why he kept sleeping with me even though he was in a relationship, his response was because I wanted it, and he wants me to be happy. But obviously what would make me happy would be to have him all to myself. That was when i read about Dr alexzander on how he help people in saving their relationship and i was really desperate for his help. There were things in our relationship that were tough. We traveled for 4 months right in the beginning, and it was hard due to different expectations. When we returned our living situation was unstable which caused a lot of stress on my end. And when I ask why he didn’t give me a chance to make things better he said he gave me tons of chances. Oh, and he compared our relationship with his past. He says that things were great, and then they went bad really fast, and that why his back with is Ex. Because it at least took them years for things to get that bad. So i was very sad and disappointing and decided to contact this spell caster for help with tears running out of my eyes and Dr alexzander promised to make things right in my relationship and also assured me that my boyfriend is going to come back to me within 78hrs. At first i was shock and didn't believe him because i thought it was impossible to do. But i gave it a try and trusted him. Dr alexzander asked for my details and his, then guarantee me of his return. Truly my ex lover started calling me and also begging me to forgive him and that's his willing to give us a second chance, then promised me never to love any other woman apart from me. it all seem like a miracle to me till now. Dr alexzander. Words can't express how i feel right now. it been 2 month now since you caste that love spell for me and nothing have gone bad between us. his now caring more than ever and also the loving kind of Man i have ever wanted for myself in life. I thank you Dr alexzander for saving my relationship. Indeed you are the best. I want to use this media to share my testimony for the whole world to see and know that there is still hope in your broken relationship, No matter how bad it seems don't give up hope and also contact this man who saved my own. you can reach him through his website address http://alexzanderhightemple-com.webs.com or contact him direct with his email address alexzanderhightemple@gmail.com. I thank you Dr alexzander for helping me and i will always share my testimony in every social media or place i may go to.
    (From United State Of America).
    Mrs Tracy Grilli.
    http://tracygrilli.blogspot.com.tr

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  23. great post, I love the camera and the fairy lights!
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  24. These photos are so pretty!xxx
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  26. Those cushions are just wow!Nice post :)
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  27. Such a cute post! :)

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