December To Do List

Is anyone else obsessed with writing to do lists? We have one master copy to do list but then we also seem to have so many other daily to do lists flying around reminding us of all the work we have to do. We have therefore decided to document our December to do list (mostly fun things).

Life can get so busy especially in December that sometimes we forget to just stop and take a look back at everything we wanted to do, so we thought if we document it we have to do it right?

What is on your December to do list? We would love to know as always!

Blogmas- We are so excited to be taking part in Blogmas again this year, we loved it last year but it does mean our to list has grown and Blogmas has justified its own to do list.

Baking everything Christmas related- We love baking all things seasonal especially at Christmas time! We spend our lives on Pinterest gathering all the inspiration we need to get in the kitchen and make the house smell like sugar and spice.

Attend a carol concert- This is one of our favourite things to do at Christmas time and last year we didn’t get round to going to a carol concert together.

Drink copious amounts of Mulled Wine- Need we say more? We love mulled wine and we even made our own last year which was incredible.

Watch endless Christmas films- Snuggled on the sofa with the fire on, hot chocolate in hand wrapped in a blanket our idea of heaven.

Winter walks- Just because its cold outside doesn’t mean you have to spend all of your time inside, get outside and explore the countryside.

Eat all the advent calendars- Chocolate for breakfast? Errrr yes please!

Put up the Christmas tree and outside lights- A tradition that will never end!

Wear tacky Christmas jumpers- If you see two girls wearing identical tacky Christmas jumpers walking around you can probably assume that is us.

Watching and take part in Vlogmas- We will be taking part in Vlogmas for the first time this year, we won’t be Vlogging everyday but we will try and film as often as possible. Watching Vlogmas is one of our favourite things to do we always catch up on it in the gym when we are doing some cardio.

Spend time with friends & Family- December is the month were everyone makes the effort to see family and friends and we absolutely love it.

Buy Christmas presents- Thankfully we have already started (super organised this year) but we still have a few more bits to get!

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December Favourites

As 2016 draws to a close, can’t believe how quick it has gone, we write up our final ‘favourites’ post of the year.

We have been super busy on the lead up to Christmas so it has been quite nice to sit down, relax and reflect on the past month and remember all our favourite things of the month and of course mot of them are going to be Christmas related!

1. Festive baking- we feel we have done an awful lot of baking this month, using Christmas as an excuse to bake and taste delicious sweet treats has been fab, but we have also baked some healthy goodies too. We get quite a  lot of our inspiration from Pinterest, finding ourselves scrolling through boards late at night. We though we would share our favourite bakes on this post. All these pictures you can find recipes for on our blog 🙂

2. Christmas dinners- this time of year is most deinfitely when you over indulge, in particular when it comes to epic an Christmas dinner. It seems we have had some sort of Christmas meal at least once a week in the month of December. We visited a lovely local pub with our friends from school for a Christmas dinner. We have had many Christmas lunches at work too, pigs in blankets, stuffing and brussel sprouts all round!

3. Festive bedding- any excuse to buy some new bedding, and Christmas themed is even better. There are so many places selling gorgeous bedding. Primark have a large selection at excellent value, George also have lots of bedding to choose from and also Next. If you didn’t get any this year, then why not make it a mew tradition in 2017!

4. Terry’s chocolate orange- we absolutely love terry’s chocolate orange at Christmas time, especially when it is on offer in almost every shop you step in! We also love buying the mini segment bags and the popping candy ones are also really good. Our love for chocolate orange will continue all year round but at Christmas we don’t need an excuse to eat it! Check out our Melting Chocolate snowman blog post here, where you can find our super chocolaty hot chocolate made with Terry’s Chocolate Orange of course!

5. Support for our blog- this month we took the bold decision to share our blog on our personal Facebook pages. This was a big deal for us, so we think that this will be our highlight of the month of December. We are very proud of ourselves for doing this, so December 2016 will be remembered forever!

Wonder what our January 2017 favourites will be, we cannot wait to make more memories and find out!

Our 2016 Favourites

Seeing as we have been doing monthly favourite posts, we also thought it would be fitting to do a post all about our key favourites/favourite moments of the year together! 6 faves for 2016!

1) Holiday to Ibiza – we booked a very last minute holiday to Ibiza for an absolute bargain! For some reason flights to Ibiza were super cheaper so we first booked flights and then decided to check out accommodation. We decided that we didn’t want to stay in San Antonia, firstly becuase its super expensive and secondly becuase we didn’t want to go away to solely party! We stayed in ? And paid to go all inclusive which was so worth it. The highlights of the trip were the day trip to the Island of Formentera and the day at Ocean Beach Club.
2) Running – this year we have loved going running, especially in the summer when its warm. We have explored a lot of our local area going on super long runs. Even in the cold winter dark evenings we have managed to keep up the running, but stuck to the roads and not the woods! We entered to the London Marathon for 2017 but were unsuccessful but would like to definelty enter a race of some sort next year.
3) Protein powder – this year we have really got into protein powder. We will have a protein shake after the gym but have also begun experimenting with it in the kitchen. We have got into pancakes with protein in them in a big way, it has been such fun experimenting with different flavour combinations. We have also made protein flapjacks and protein muffins so watch this space!
4) Nights out – we have had some very funny nights out this year, from local nights out to a crazy night out in Sheffield. We love dressing up, letting our hair down, having a drink or two and a boogie on the dance floor!
5) Fitbit – we both received fitbits for Christmas last year, so this year we have loved wearing them and tracking our steps. They particularly handy as we sit in an office all day long. Scarily they have become addictive and we always try to make sure we meet our target of 10,000 steps a day! Post to follow in the New Year so watch this space.
6) Photography – now we are not professional photographs but we have loved experimenting behind the camera this year. We have realised how important it is to take good photos for our blog and Instagram account. We now have a ‘bridge’ camera to take photos on, and have also got a tripod, this is very handy when there is no one about to take a picture for us. We would love to invest in a D-SLR in the near future. Think we need to get saving first though!
We cannot wait to see what 2017 will bring
What were your highlights of 2016? Share them with us!