Ok, let’s talk about Christmas movies for a second! What’s your favourite?! Which one really gives you all the Christmas feels?! For me, it’s Home Alone and Love Actually but maybe you’re more of a Elf kinda person? Or maybe you prefer the classics like It’s a Wonderful Life! There’s SO MANY good ones am I right?!

Here’s a fun fact for you though, Emily has never watched Home Alone or Elf!! Can we all just take a second to process that?! I mean WHAATT?! I know what you’re thinking, how are the two of you even friends right now?! Well, I’m going to have to kidnap her this Christmas and force her to watch them haha in fact, I might just whip up a batch of this vegan hot chocolate while I’m there and make a fun Christmas themed evening of it! Complete with Elf quote mugs of course! Here’s how you can make your own…


  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk // 3 Tbsp cocoa powder // 1 tsp pure maple syrup // 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract // 1 pinch ground cinnamon // 1 pinch sea salt //
  • Plain white mugs // Elf quote vinyl stickers* //

* If you’d rather make the Elf quote vinyl stickers instead of buying them then of course you can! You just need a cutting machine like the Cricut Maker and vinyl in the colour of your choice, simply type in the quotes you want it cut out in the Cricut Design space and let the machine cut them out for you! Alternatively, if you’d like to cut this step out then you can just purchase the stickers here.


Christmas DIY: How to Sew Your Own Star Garland

How to sew a christmas star garland

For me one of the best things about christmas has to be the decor. I love making the house look all festive there is something about it that makes a house seem all warm and cosy! I have been a bit of scrooge this year and won’t be putting any decorations up until we are back from Sweden, it didn’t feel right to put them up and then to leave the house, I want to be there to enjoy them. Usually I am very traditional with christmas decorations but I am determined to experiment with some colour this year, especially after featuring our latest colourful & bright inspiration board and Vibrant flower garland.

This week we have a DIY from the girls over at the fabulous Strange Case Collective and we really must thank them as I know they have been completely run off their feet these past few weeks, they have some very exciting things coming up including an amazing TV feature with a well known DIY queen.

Lets just say I am well Jel!

How to sew a christmas star garland

You will need: 2 sheets of A5 Glitter card in two colours. We chose red and gold to tie in with our Christmas theme ♥ A pair of scissors ♥ A pencil ♥ A threaded sewing machine.