Mmmm… that smells like Christmas!

Do you decorate your home for Christmas ….. put up a tree, hang stockings, put a wreath on your door?
Or course you do!
Do you play Christmas carols, drag out the old favourites and play them on repeat for a solid month?
We do, It’s Bing Crosby’s White Christmas in our house!

You’ve gone this far, why stop now?
Make your house smell like Christmas with a fabulous scent.
It’s only fair that you pack as much Christmas into your house while you can, we only get to celebrate it once a year!

I’ve tested and rounded up my favourite Christmas scents for 2016.

First up, the Côte Noire soy blend candle called Christmas Day.
This is a subtle scent which is light and elegant.
They are presented in a classic glass jar and would be perfect for the Christmas table as the scent is not overpowering.

Côte Noire Christmas Day | Hamptons Home
Côte Noire Christmas Day | Hamptons Home

 If you follow me on Instagram you would know I am a big fan of the Circa Home range. I like a fragrance to fill my home from the minute you walk in the door. Circa Home have brought out 2 fragrances for Christmas this year.
The Grapefruit and Juniper is fresh and summery which is perfect for an Australian Christmas.

Grapefruit and Juniper Wax melts | Circa Home
Grapefruit and Juniper Wax melts | Circa Home

The Red Spiced Pear is a little more traditional and has a fruity tang and exotic spice scent.

Red Spiced Pear | Circa Home
Red Spiced Pear | Circa Home

The Christmas packaging is so pretty you don’t even need to wrap these. They are both available as candles or soy wax melts to use with your electric wax warmer. What? You don’t have a wax warmer yet, you better put one on your Christmas list, they are the best!
I really love both of these scents and can’t pick a favourite.

 Endless Candles has brought out a really fun range of scents that are sure to have you reaching for the eggnog and gingerbread!
The scents are (from left to right) Holidays, Eggnog and Gingerbread.
I have been burning the Gingerbread at home and it smells so delicious, the girls want to bake Gingerbread on the weekend, these candles should come with a warning that they may cause you to crave and indulge in your favourite Christmas sweets.

Christmas section | Endless Candles
Christmas section | Endless Candles

Voluspa have released their holiday collection with a handful of celebratory scents.
I haven’t tried any of them, but I like the sound of this one – VOLUSPA’s Visions of Sugar Plum Candle is filled with notes of tart white plum, dried cherry dusted with powdered sugar, toasted hazelnut and lemon zest.
And have a look at that pink glass canister!

Voluspa Visions of Sugar Plum candle | Saison
Voluspa Visions of Sugar Plum candle | Saison

The gold polka dot packaging of this one had me at hello! I am a sucker for beautiful packaging, but in all honesty Palm Beach Collection do gorgeous candles and I’m sure it smells divine.

LE Christmas 2016 Rosewood and Balsam | Pal Beach Collection
LE Christmas 2016 Rosewood and Balsam | Palm Beach Collection

I hope you found one you love!

What’s your favourite scents of Christmas?

Hayley x

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Christmas Wreath Showcase

Well this is a bit fun!

The gorgeous gals at DIY Decorator have gathered a group of bloggers together, and today we are all showing you our wreaths!

Christmas Wreath Showcase Collage

This is mine …

Wreath - Happy as Larry
Wreath – Happy as Larry

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And while we’re talking all things Christmas, here’s a peak at some other Christmas decorating in my home this year…

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I highly recommend you pop over to these beautiful bloggers and check out theirs today too!

DIY Decorator
Gallerie B
Glamour Coastal Living
Kirsten & Co
Life Love & Hiccups
Lilyfield Life
Nooks & Cranny
Style and Shenanigans
The Builder’s Wife
The Style Curator
The Stylist Splash

I’d love to see your wreath! Or your christmas decorating! Tag #mumlittleloveschristmas on Instagram and show me!

Hayley x

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Christmas decorating …

I love to decorate for Christmas, throw tinsel around like confetti, add splashes of clashing colours and make my house light up like Las Vegas, OK, so not really like Las Vegas, but a little bit of sparkle and twinkle!

I tell myself that I won’t start decorating until the 1st of December every year, but everything looks so pretty that I can’t help myself and Christmas starts creeping into our home in November.

So for those of you, like me, who need to start planning a little early, I’ve put together some of my favourite decorating ideas and shopping finds now.

COASTAL CHRISTMAS

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Achieve this look with a palette of soft blues, sandy neutrals and lots of starfish!

Coastal Starfish Stocking | Pottery Barn
Coastal Starfish Stocking | Pottery Barn
Felt Wreath | Happy as Larry
Felt Wreath | Happy as Larry

CLASSIC CHRISTMAS

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Traditional Christmas colours always look festive, go for red, green a gold and lot’s of it.

Classic Christmas Garland | Flossy Flamingos
Classic Christmas Garland | Flossy Flamingos
Wreath cushion | Alfresco Emporium
Wreath cushion | Alfresco Emporium

A WHITE CHRISTMAS

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You can achieve this elegant look quite simply, but you’ll need to use all your self control, because the palette is quite strict. You’ll need to stick with primarily white and metallics, but boy it’s worth it, this looks amazing!

Handmade ornaments | Springwood Porcelain
Handmade ornaments | Springwood Porcelain
Reindeer standing in white | Alfresco Emporium
Reindeer standing in white | Alfresco Emporium

You didn’t think I was going to forget about the #blueandwhiteforever gals did you?

BLUE AND WHITE CHRISTMAS

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Stockings | Villa de Luxe Boutique
Stockings | Villa de Luxe Boutique
Hand painted ornaments | Indigo Home
Hand painted ornaments | Indigo Home

What colours are you doing this christmas? I’d love to see, tag #mumlittleloveschristmas on Instagram!

Okey Dokey, I think I’d better get started then! If you need me I’ll be drowning in tinsel and glitter …

Hayley x

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Christmas Shopping – Little Gals

Christmas is coming, and it’s coming fast!

I have found so many great gift ideas in this past year of shopping adventures and from my #mumlittleloves initiative on Instagram. I thought I’d share my favourites with you over the next 5 days.

I’m breaking it into 5 categories for y’all – Gals, Guys, Little Gals, Little Guys and Babies.

Next …

LITTLE GALS

Flamingo terrarium | Happy Place Terrariums
Flamingo terrarium | Happy Place Terrariums

I like to pop a little bit of live greenery into my kids rooms. This terrarium is perfect, it is filled with air plants that barely require any care, and gorgeous little pink flamingos. It is adorable for any little girls bedroom.

Fairy Tales do come True | Toucan
Fairy Tales do come True | Toucan

It’s never too young to introduce your kids to art. I love filling my girls bedrooms with inspirational quotes and reminders. This one is perfect for any princess.

Pearls of Love double chain bracelet | Mad Alice Jewellery
Pearls of Love double chain bracelet | Mad Alice Jewellery

Mad Alice Jewellery have a gorgeous range of jewellery made especially for little girls, crafted with sterling silver and swarovski pearls, it is made to last. And what little girl doesn’t love a special piece of bling.

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Sublime Stitching embroidery kits | One Sunday

These embroidery kits include everything you need to start stitching, perfect for a rainy day, and a lovely skill to learn. Not just for the little gals, I would love this one myself!

Love Shelf | House of Cherub
Love Shelf | House of Cherub

Every little girl has a collection of treasures and special things that they like to display in their bedrooms, what better way to show them off than on this beautifully handcrafted ‘Love’ shelf. Isn’t it adorable!

I hope you found something for the little girl in your life.

Happy Shopping (just click on the pics to be taken to the item for sale)!

Hayley x

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