Living My Real Life

I can’t believe it’s Saturday again.  Of course, for my friends who live in the USA it’s Thanksgiving Weekend so…

Happy Thanksgiving.

In New Zealand we don’t specifically celebrate thanksgiving, but we have other traditions.

On the Blog This Week

Yesterday I paid tribute to a dear old lady, my friend Tim’s Aunty Doreen who very kindly shared her Christmas Cake Recipe a few years ago.  She passed away so I wanted to honour her by sharing her Fruit Cake Recipe with you all.

Aunty Doreen's Christmas Cake Recipe

This week I also shared a Christmas Charm tutorial. These cute little charms would be amazing on a charm bracelet, a pair of earrings or even a necklace.  Or, you could make them, attach them to a wine glass charm and give them to friends for Christmas.

Christmas Charm Tutorial

Around the Web

There’s been a lot going on this week.  

Sharon from Now Choose Life got me thinking about seasonal decorating in your bedroom with this post.

Now Choose Life

So, I wanted to ask:

Do you change your decorating based on the seasons?

I change my throw pillows and the bedding,but I don’t do a huge redecoration.  Ithink though, that we don’t have enough seasonal change here to make it feel like we need to. Certainly, when we lived in Canada I felt much more inclined to change everything when the weather changed from sun to snow.


If you're stuck for what to buy for presents, Danielle from Faith and Farmhouse shared a really good list of suggested gifts for a teenage girl.  

Faith and Farmhouse

While I don’t have any teenage girls in my life right now, there were some great ideas for other members of the family too.  

I loved this Dried Orange Slice Wreath that Donna from Modern on Monticella shared this week. Imagine the smell of drying oranges wafting through your house!

Dried Orange Wreath

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet or are you one of those super organized people who has already finished? I used to be one of those!

Let me know in the comments section below and remember to pin any images and subscribe so you will never miss a thing.  

Have a wonderful weekend.

November 28, 2020