Traditional German Christmas Biscuits: ÔÇťButterpl├ĄtzchenÔÇŁ

One of my favourite Christmas activities is ÔÇô of course ÔÇô baking Christmas biscuits! Here in Southern Germany, we have a tradition of baking a whole range of different varieties throughout December, putting them all into little plastic bags (usually dotted with golden stars), and giving them to friends and family during Christmas gatherings. It’s like an unwritten law. You just have to participate. Continue reading

DIY: Orange Peel Star Garland

Hey everyone! DIY Sunday is slowly becoming a thing, especially since the weather has been awful this weekend. It’s been raining for days now and you can feel that winter is just around the corner. I don’t like decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving, but this grey weather inspired me to bring a little early Christmas spirit to our home. Continue reading

Easy DIY Christmas Decoration Part 2: Hand-Painted Candle Holders

DIY Christmas Decoration: Hand-Painted Candle Holders

It’s already the second weekend in December and that special Christmas feeling is spreading warm in our tummies. Golden lights and the smell of mulled wine and waffles surround us on every trip to the city. But between all the baking and searching for presents, I think itÔÇÖs important to find some time for ourselves and simply unwind. These painted candle holders are very easy and quick to make. You only need a couple of glass containers, gold acrylic paint and a small brush. They also make unique and very personal Christmas gifts!

Continue reading