Monday Happy List

Monday Happy List {Week 318}

Waitrose Gingerbread Box Kit

Starting the week by writing the Monday Happy List  is something I’ve been doing for a while. It’s a chance for me to sit down and reflect on the things that made me happy in the previous week, as well as to record some of our family adventures. It’s a post I always love to write.

Monday Happy List {Week 318}

Did you notice that I reached No 8 in the Tots100? I think I’m the only one who noticed but it’s still pretty cool. One of my Halloween craft posts went viral last month which probably helped, but it’s nice to know that people enjoy my craft tutorials.

Last week was a really crafty week, finally making the Brass Himmeli star kit I bought last year. I really wanted to make it so found some time over the weekend. It was surprisingly fiddly but fun. You definitely need to concentrate when poking wire through tiny brass tubes! The end result is stunning and I’m hoping we can put it up on the Christmas tree or hang it from the ceiling light like they do in Finland.

embroidered toadstool

I’ve been making more time to craft in the evenings. I bought myself the Autumn Craftpod sub box and whipped up the little felt fox in no time. The toadstool embroidery is taking me a little longer but I’ve been catching up with Billions whilst I stitch. I’m hoping for the Winter Craftpod box for Christmas so I want to make sure I finish this box first!

Nothing beats the smell of freshly baked gingerbread and I’m trying to make some of the gingerbread kits I bought to feature in my Gingerbread Gift Guide. Last week I made the Gingerbread Mug Hangers from Sainsbury’s which were delicious so I had high hopes for the Gingerbread Box kit from Waitrose. It turned out pretty well, despite poor instructions.

wet and dirty Bichon Frise pup

The weather was pretty poor over the weekend but we managed a very wet puppy walk round Eastcote House Gardens and a trip to Ruislip Farmers Market. We stocked up on fresh bread, humous and olives for lunch which seems to becoming a regular occurrence.

Have a great week!


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    Samantha Donnelly
    November 16, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Well done on being number 8 in TOTS you must be thrilled. I want to try a gingerbread kit I have never done one before so something new to try

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    November 16, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    I love the mushroom! You’re very talented. Congratulations on the move to 8 in the top 100, well deserved x

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    Yeah Lifestyle
    November 16, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    What a fabulous week you have had and congrats on being featured as number 8 in Tots. I can’t wait to bake a batch of our gingerbread cookies, not made the house yet so looking forward to your post

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    Jess Howliston
    November 16, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Well done on reaching number 8 in tots (and your viral post!) thats awesome! Oo I do love the smell of freshly baked gingerbread too, me and the kids are going to “attempt” to make out own gingerbread house this year lol! x

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    November 17, 2020 at 8:25 am

    Ooo yay well done on reaching 8! That’s an achievement! 🙂 sounds like you’ve had a great week!

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    Kacie Morgan
    November 17, 2020 at 8:59 am

    It’s a lovely idea to take time to remember what we have to be thankful for right at the start of the week.

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    Natasha Mairs
    November 17, 2020 at 9:53 am

    I love that toadstool embroidery you have done. I will have to look into that craft box as its sound right up my street

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    Rhian westbury
    November 17, 2020 at 10:39 am

    Congrats on moving up the tots100 you should be so proud of yourself. I need to make some gingerbread as I blooming love it x

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    michelle twin mum
    November 17, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Well done on your TOTs placing, and your pup is so cute and far to close to the ground for getting filthy! lol Mich x

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    Rebecca Smith
    November 18, 2020 at 12:46 am

    Congratulations on reaching number 8 in the TOTS chart! That really does look like a wet puppy walk!

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    Melanie williams
    November 18, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Looks like you have been busy for sure. Baking and also doing some fun crafting too which is right up my street xx

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    November 18, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    OH wow, no 8 is amazing. Well done you. It is hard work staying near the top. I love fresh bread, humus and olives. Need to get more in as the kids ate it all.

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    November 18, 2020 at 9:57 pm

    Well done on being number 8 in Tots. I want to try a gingerbread kit I have never done one before so something new to try for sure.

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    Playdays and Runways
    November 19, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    I love the smell of Gingerbread in the house especially at Christmas time. We usually make a gingerbread house on Christmas Eve.

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