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Off the Record: The Christmas Special!

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Hey Guys! The count down is well and truly on for Christmas so this will be our last Off the Record for a couple of weeks, as we will both be off spending Christmas with our families, eating too many mince pies and drinking one too many festive tipples. This week has been pretty manic finishing off DIY projects and posts ready for the weeks that we are away as there was no way we could leave you without a daily dose of BB!

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All that is left is to wish all our wonderful readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Now go grab a cuppa and enjoy our Christmas special, there are winter weddings galore and more festive DIYs than you can shake a candy cane at… 

EMILY LOVES…

♥ Baking Gingerbread! It made me feel super festive and the house just smelt of Christmas!

♥ Batman Marathons! Mr T treated me to the box set of Batman last weekend, we sat and watched each one back to back! True Marvel and DC comic nerd over here!

♥ Finally getting round to doing some Christmas shopping. I always leave it to the last minute and it sends me into a blind panic but I thought a week beforehand was quite good going for me, so I am treating myself to a small pat on the back!

♥ Christmas catch ups with my oldest friends. We always say we shouldn’t leave it so long to see each other but somehow life always gets in the way and before we know it months have passed since we last saw each other. On the other hand that does make the times that we do see each other even more special.

♥ Milkshakes and gossiping with my old housemate Char, because sometimes a girl just needs a milkshake to make everything feel better!

♥ Receiving Christmas cards in the post! Every year I look forward to receiving a christmas card from my friends who live in Chicago. They always write me a letter telling me what everyone had been up to that year (even the dogs!)  and it always makes me so happy! I hope they know just how much it means to me that they keep in touch like that. Christmas really is the most precious time for friends & family!

JESS LOVES…

Spending a weekend in Brecon to celebrate a friends 30th Birthday, it was SO NICE to have a little pre Christmas break away in a beautiful cottage surrounded by friends! We had a hot tub too so that was a massive bonus!! 

Taking Mushu with us and letting him spend his weekend with Leah & Leeroy’s puppy Luther. They absolute loved each other!! I wish we had another puppy for Mushu all the time, he was so content! 

Playing old board games. Does anybody else do this at Christmas time? There’s something so nostalgic about sitting around a board and getting your game face on! It always gives me lots of laughs! 

Having lunch with Meg, she’s one of my closest friends but we only ever manage to see each other once every few months! It’s so ridiculous but it means that when we get together we really do have so much to catch up on over delicious food! 

Watching almost all of my favourite Christmas films! I’ve still got The Grinch to go and there’s a couple more I’ve gotta watch just one more time before the big day is upon us! 

Finally watching The Hobbit! I remember coming out of the cinema last year thinking ‘Oh my god we’ve gotta wait another year for the next one!’ then POW. Next year was here in the blink of an eye! The conclusion to the films really was epic. Legolas is an absolute babe. 

WHAT WE’VE BEEN LOVING AROUND THE WEB…

DIYS

Photography by Local Milk

Soft Brown Butter & Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls + Whiskey Eggnog Frosting

♥ Pom Pom Mini Trees

Christmas Light Balloon Garland

Chocolate Mulled Wine

Palm Springs Gingerbread House

A Tree for Your Tree

WEDDING PRETTY

Photography by Eliza J Photography via Inspired by This

A Beautiful Bridal Session on the Salt Flats

Christmas Tree Farm Engagement Shoot

Rich Plum & Navy Wedding Inspiration

A Dramatic Winter Wedding Editorial

A Humanist Elopement in Scotland

FUN READS

Photography by A Beautiful Mess

♥ 15 Sweet Treats for the Holidays

♥ Munchkin the Teddy Bear Goes Sleighing

7 Quick Ways to Get Your DIY on this Christmas

Cats in Teacups Spreading Festive Cheer!

10 Easy Ways to Creatively Wrap your Christmas Gifts

WORDS OF WISDOM

♥ Your Most Overlooked Biz Success Secret

♥ Figuring Out What Your Blog is About in Three Easy Steps

And finally….12 days of Christmas with a difference!!!!

 

 

 

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