Blogmas Day Twenty Two: More Christmas decorating…❄ïļ

Hi guys 👋🏞

So, I obviously did a post at the beginning of Blogmas showcasing some of our decorations, our tree and some of our tree decorations…well…

… I may have bought some more when I went into town this week!

I thought I would share them with you as they are a different theme to our other more traditional decorations.

In our hallway/entrance room we usually have a sort of winter vibe, but this year I could only find a few bits amongst our decs ( I have no idea what’s happened to the other stuff) so I thought I would add some more stuff to make it a bit better.

One of the things I took inspo from is the escape room we did a few weeks ago… random I know, but they had baubles on the ceiling… and they looked so cool, so I took the idea and fitted it into the winter theme…

I went into Wilko this week and they had a big pack of giant baubles in whites, silvers and light blue… perfect for a winter theme… and half price!

I added white lights which go along the wall. We have had these up before but they go really well with the theme in this room as all the other lights we have are warm lights.

And of course tinsel! Light blue, silver and white.

Also from Wilko I got some hanging snowflake garlands…. these are white and silver and look very nice hanging in the doorway to the lounge.

I also grabbed a little fake Mistletoe hanging decoration as it looked cute 😗 and went well with everything else (white berries & glitter!!)

And my little winter friends to top it all off. They always go perfectly in here, but even more so this year.

❄ïļ What do you think? ❄ïļ


What is your favourite colour scheme for Christmas?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Only 3 days to go!!! Ahhh so close now.

Blogmas Day Eleven: A Harry Potter Christmas Tree âšĄïļðŸŽ„

Hi guys 👋🏞

So every year we have two Christmas trees (because why have one when you can have two!!)

I have already posted about our regular, lounge Christmas tree but, we also have a very special Christmas tree in our bedroom…

**Drum roll***

It’s a Harry Potter themed tree!

(What a suprise ðŸĪĢ)

Originally I used bits of memorabilia to decorate my tree with a Sorting Hat topper, but as more and more Harry Potter stuff has become available (thanks Warner Bros and Primark!!) I have built up quite an extensive collection of baubles.

Most of them are from Primark sets but a couple are from the Studio Tour in Watford, as are the ribbons.

Without further ado, lets take a look at the different stages I went through to create my awesome Harry Potter themed tree.


First up…

Lights

They have had a little upgrade this year… but what could be more magical than star shaped fairy lights in the four house colours (nothing, exactly!)

After that…

Tinsel

I go for red and gold as although all Hogwarts Houses are represented on the tree anything like tinsel or bows are very much in a Gryffindor colour scheme.

Next…

Baubles

As I said, alot of the sets come with a bauble for each house, so all are represented… but more heavily represented are mine (Gryffindor) and my husbands (Hufflepuff) favourite houses.

I bought two new sets of baubles this year (from Primark)… the top one is from a set of four and each bauble is clear with cute, thin tinsel inside to correspond with its Hogwarts House… the tinsel also has lots of tiny little stars in it. The house emblem and name is also written on the front in the same colour font.

These are my favourites so far. They are so pretty.

I also picked up another set with four baubles. Each one says something from the series, eg: ‘Platform 9 3/4, Lumos, Forbidden Forest & Golden Snitch’

Then..

Ribbons

Gryffindor themed of course!

And Finally…

The topper

I bought this in the sale last Christmas time. I think I got it just after Christmas so it was a bargain.

This is the first year I will have used it. It looks great.


Here is the final tree! – Looking super magical if I do say so myself 😉


How is your decorating going?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

14 days Until Christmas!

Blogmas Day Five: The tree is up ðŸŽ„

Hi guys 👋🏞

So the tree and decorations are finally up!! 🙌🏞 and its starting to feel really festive up in here.

Let’s take a look.

Super festive âœĻïļ


Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

20 days until Christmas

Blogmas Day Four: Christmas Decorations ðŸŽ„

Hi guys 👋🏞

The decorations are up! A little later than I would have liked but they are up now.

I especially love getting out our tree decorations, it’s so cool to see them again and all of the ones you’ve picked and the memories from over the years.

I thought I would share with you some of our special/significant decorations that go on our tree.


This is our souvenir decoration from our 2018 Holiday of a lifetime to Orlando, Florida. DisneyWorld was incredible.

From the same holiday, this is our Universal Studios souvenir decoration.

These decorations have been handmade by my Nephews and Niece so these are really special.

This one is a little homage to my childhood, of NEVER being able to find my name on any decoration/magnet/keyring – it was always ‘Rosie’ never ‘Roseanne’.

This pretty ‘Mr & Mrs’ decoration was given to us as a wedding gift, the year that we gor married (2016) so this is a nice momento of that significant year. Plus, the box was cute and had ‘Bestfriends for life, husband and wife’ written on it.

I bought this cute, personalised decoration at Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, London, in 2019. I got this as a suprise gift for my husband. It also reminds me of the day out. Me and my Uni friends were celebrating having met 10 years previously.

It was a strange time but also pretty standout in terms of years of our life, so I got these personalised ‘COVID’ decos because you’ve gotta make the best of a bad thing.


Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

21 days until Christmas

Bookcase tour 📚👉ðŸŧ

Hi guys 👋ðŸŧ

So, I started the new year by giving my bookcase a little reshuffle.

Here are the different shelf arrangements…

1. The Harry Potter Shelf

This is obviously a must ðŸĪŠ

It’s a mixture of my copies of the book series as well as other illustrated versions and books about the wizarding world and films.

2. The tbr Shelf

My ‘to be read’ (tbr) shelf is all of the books that are on my list to read. It’s rather extensive at the moment – who else has a problem with being unable to stop buying books?! ðŸĪŠ

It’s got quite a nice mix of different genres to choose from, from easy readers, Thrillers, Autobiographies, Novels, Romances, Fantasy etc.

3. Recommendations Shelf

This shelf is my go to when anyone asks for a recommendation. I get asked for recommendations quite a bit so they are handy to grab.

4. My Favourites Shelf

These books are some of my alltime faves. Most I have read more than once.

Some of my favourites include ‘Bridget Jones’ – ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ – ‘Animal Farm’ – ‘The Land of Stories Series’ and ‘Goodnight Mr Tom.

This one kinda spills onto two shelves – special mention to Heidi Swain whos books almost have a whole shelf to themselves now haha.

5. My Childrens Book Shelf

Working with Children as well as being an Auntie means that I can appreciate a good picture book. I have some classics as well as just random ones I have picked up on the way. These are a mixture of Fiction and Non Fiction.



I love colour co-ordinating my shelves too, I have done this with my ‘tbr list’ as there is quite an array of different books and covers.

This always looks pretty cool.


How do you organise your bookcase?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Blogmas Day Eighteen: My Christmassy Reading corner ðŸŽ„

Hi guys 👋ðŸŧ

ONE WEEK UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!


I like to decorate and make my reading corner nice and cosy.

Let’s take a look!

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Blogmas Day Seven: Decorating our tree ðŸŽ„

18 days to go!

Hi guys 👋ðŸŧ

I hope you are enjoying the Christmas build up and feeling suitably festive.

One of my favourite things to do to make me feel super festive is decorate the tree and we were finally able to put ours up this weekend.

I do most of the festive decorating around the flat but we always decorate the main tree together.

We have a traditonal colour scheme of Red, Gold & Green.

Lets take a look!

Until Next,

Roseanne 🙂

Blogmas Day Five: My Harry Potter Tree âšĄðŸŽ„

20 Days to go!

Here is my Harry Potter Christmas tree.

Enjoy!

There is a mixture of ornaments of all the different Hogwarts Houses, with the main theme being Gryffindor.

Gryffindor is my favourite Hogwarts house so I have the Gryffindor bow ribbons? extra Gryffindor ornaments and extra red and gold baubles.

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Harry Potter Geek Gear Haul âšĄ

Hi guys 👋ðŸŧ

So, late last year I got an awesome glass cabinet for all of my Harry Potter Merch!

If you’ve been around here before (or you know me) you’ll know that I’m a massive Harry Potter fan.. ⚡

So this is very exciting!! Any Potterheads on here!?!

I will be doing a post on here, of my HP Cabinet once it’s as I want it, so keep your eyes peeled for that 👀

Let’s get into the haul…

There was a sale on Geek Gear and I just couldn’t resist buying a few new bits that I didn’t have.

Mini Skele-Gro Bottle 💀
Umbridge Cat Plate 💝
Yule Ball Invite 🏰
Neville’s Remembrall 🌟
Hogwarts Crest Print âĪ💚💛💙

I love that the items came packed in (what I assume is intentional) Weasley Wizard Wheezes coloured packaging 👌ðŸŧ

I can’t wait to add these to the cabinet.

The print is going up in our room, with our other ones.

And I’m going to keep my eyes peeled for more cool HP merch, because now I have a cabinet I can never have too much haha ðŸĪĢðŸĪĢ


Have you guys got any cool HP Merch recommendations?

Or personal favourite pieces?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Blogmas Day Fourteen: My Harry Potter Christmas tree âšĄðŸŽ„


So, a couple of years ago I had a Harry Potter themed tree, but then disaster struck and my second tree broke (sad times)

This year, my twin sister who also loves Harry Potter, created a Harry Potter themed tree and it made me reallllly want one again..

Plus, we went to the HP tour and they had so many Christmas decorations that injust couldn’t resist. See yesterdays post for the ones I picked up.


I used a plain 6ft tree, and added some plain/glittery red baubles as a base (I’m going for a Gryffindor theme, Obv.)

I purchased some Gryffindor ribbon at the HP tour and I made this onto bows… I popped them on first.

Then I added my Harry Potter baubles that I already owned, and my new ones from the tour (see yesterdays post)

I had house baubles of the 4 house colours, 4 clear house baubles filled with gold glitter, purchased this year and a large glittery Hogwarts Crest bauble that my mum got me a few years ago.

These all came from Primark.

Finally, I added a few little extras that I have in my collection, some HP glasses, a couple of tickets for the Knight Bus and the Hogwarts Express, as well as a few little characters (Can you spot Ron & Dobby?!)


All in all, I’m really happy with how it came out.

And now our room looks super festive too 🙌ðŸŧ🙌ðŸŧ

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂