Showing posts from December, 2021

Merry Christmas 🎄 2021

  Hello everyone! Can you believe it's  Christmas Day ? Christmas can mean different things to different people; a time to celebrate, a time for giving, a time to spend with friends and family.  Some of us may find Christmas difficult this year; for multiple reasons! Many of us were looking forward to this Christmas after last year's cancelled celebrations, only to have to change plans again this year. A sudden spike in Covid-19 cases has meant a Christmas season tainted by the pandemic for a second year running, with family reunions dimmed by the prospect of more restrictions. It can be easy to forget the real reason for the holidays and get overwhelmed by everything that's going on. And to stress about having the perfect Christmas and buying the perfect gifts. In fact, the best gifts are things that we already have been given throughout the year (love, friendship and support). Christmas is actually about celebrating how we have already received the very best gift of all; 

How to prevent and soothe dry winter skin

Hello everyone! For the northern half of Earth, the Northern Hemisphere, today is the first day of winter!  Have you ever noticed how your skin is affected by the changing seasons? If so, you’ve likely noticed that your skin often seems to get  drier and flakier in the colder months . Having dry skin doesn’t necessarily mean that you also have dehydrated skin. These are two different phenomena. While  dehydrated skin lacks water ,  dry skin lacks sebum . Also, dry skin is a  skin type , while dehydration is a  condition . What does dehydrated skin look like? Dehydrated skin  can be dry, itchy and even dull looking. The overall complexion may appear uneven, and fine lines are more noticeable. There are steps you can take to keep your skin looking healthy, even when temperatures dip and there is no escaping the winter cold. Unlike dry skin,  dehydration is treatable with lifestyle changes . Replenishing your hydration is the first step, so it is crucial to  drink plenty of water .  Tips

Weekly recap 13 - 19 December

Hello everyone! Since Christmas is only a few days away, this week's three posts were inevitably Christmas-related.  On Monday, I shared some tips to help you get more organised this Christmas . Then, on Thursday, I listed  8 Christmas books for children to read during the holidays . And finally, on Saturday, I suggested another 8 Christmas books, this time for us adults to enjoy. Christmas books are a sure way to help us get in the Christmas spirit! Links: December 13, 2021 - Getting organised for Christmas 🎄  December 16, 2021 - Eight Christmas books for children 📚  December 18, 2021 - Eight Christmas books for adults 📚  Don't forget to  subscribe  if you haven't already! Thank you for reading and Happy Holidays! 

Eight (8) Christmas books for adults

  Hello everyone! Only one week until Christmas day!  Some of you might still need a little help getting into the  Christmas spirit . Just like the TV movies we all love to watch during the holidays, books can be just as festive.  Christmas books  are not just for kids; this post list books to read at Christmas for adults, including some romance novels, comedies, and even mysteries. In my previous post, I suggested  eight Christmas books for children .  This time, I chose eight books for adults!  The Christmas Escape  by Sarah Morgan An uplifting story of friendship, the festive season, and risking everything for the biggest gift of all! Last Christmas in Paris: A Novel of World War I  by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb An unforgettably romantic novel that spans four Christmases (1914-1918) One More Christmas at the Castle  by Trisha Ashley A heartwarming novel about second chances. The Greatest Gift: A Christmas Tale  by Philip Van Doren Stern The Christmas movie  It’s a Wonderful Life

Eight (8) Christmas books for children

Hello everyone! The holidays are a magical time! Moods are high as we spend more quality time with our loved ones. A great way to spend time with the little ones in our family during the holidays is by reading Christmas books to/with them. If you are a parent or guardian, you can also add these books to your child's nightly bedtime stories . Here are eight (8)  Christmas books that the kids will surely love: Merry Christmas, Mr. Mouse  by Caralyn Buehner The story of the Mouse family’s first Christmas. A lively story about discovering the joy and meaning of Christmas. Love Came Down at Christmas  by Tim Wesemann Gentle rhyme and beautiful artwork bring young readers to the manger to celebrate the gift of the Christ Child. A Night Like No Other  by Werner Cherie A book that shares the story of the first Christmas night. They Followed the Star   by A.E. Dingee From the Sony Pictures Animation’s film  The Star . Bo the donkey and his friends   follow the Star that leads them to