Cosy Organising

With Christmas only two hand countdowns away (eight days SAYWHAT?) we're feeling pleasantly chuffed that everything is sorted (all except for Christmas Day food - I'm totally leaving it to Little B on Monday!) and most presents were purchased months before. Admittedly, next on the list is wrapping - which if you ask me, the first few are always fun and have attention to detail... Then the rest? It becomes a chore. So at the weekend, I carted all the presents upstairs along with boxes of wrapping and sellotape and a big mug of tea and headed to the spare bedroom to get fully festive. And feel like an elf for the afternoon.
In trying to be ridiculously organised, Little B has been tidying the house bit by bit daily, "so not to leave it to the last minute" (honestly, I'm such a messy person.. I can't help but leave things about the place..) and so Sunday morning I set about freshening up the spare bedroom with this new bedding set from the Secret Linen Store, which may I add is so incredibly soft, that it's almost difficult to stop stroking it (weird huh?). Little B's parents are staying in the spare room over Christmas and because we love playing host, new bedding is always a win (and even more of a win when it's packaged so beautifully that you debate leaving it like that in the airing cupboard...!) and by slowly replacing those floral bedsheets we used for guests, it makes for a very happy Little B's papa.
And because we all know how much I enjoy my own bed, and any form of cosy and snug bedding, I felt it was only right to jump into that freshly made bed whilst wrapping my presents.. I guess we could call it testing it out? To make sure the guests have a good night sleep.... Right?
And although I mentioned how much of a chore wrapping presents normally are, maybe this time wasn't so bad. Having a short break after every present wrap, before finishing it up with a pretty gingham bow and a tasty Lindt treat, and sipping on hot tea whilst staring out the window (or stopping those pesky kitties from fighting the wrapping paper...) made that afternoon a pretty chilled one. And one that has me counting down the days till those gingham bows will be no more. Next year I'll be opting for tin foil...!

37 comments

  1. I love this post - how is your photography so gorgeous?!?!
    Daniela xo | danielascribbles.co.uk

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  2. I wish I could be so neat and organised! I agree with Daniela your photography is ace!

    Emma Louise from theemmalouise.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  3. Lovely idea for the extra little gift under the ribbon... I may be borrowing that (because my wrapping doesn't usually happen till the 24th!!)
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  4. You've wrapped that present so beautifully! I agree, I get the first few box shaped things done easily and prettily but then I get to the awkward shaped things and it's a bit of a nightmare. The new bedding is gorgeous too, it looks just as soft as you say! x

    Josie’s Journal

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  5. Everything about these pictures just absolutely exudes coziness. I love it!


    Merry Christmas (although I'm not ready for it yet - here's hoping I will be in 8 days!)


    xx Kathryn
    http://www.throughthethicket.ca

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  6. I love seeing wrapped gifts, there is something so satisfying about it!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  7. Love the brown paper. I just brought some today for presents, so you've given my a bit more inspiration!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

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  8. Oh that bedding looks delightful Katy! I need to take a leaf out of your book for sure. In fact, I may just have a re-read of your beautiful home posts to kickstart some form of motivation to complete my apartment (:

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  9. Your wrapping is so pretty, I love the ribbon you're using!

    Tessa / Bramble & Thorn

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  10. I love your wrapping ideas - those presents look gorgeous! xxx

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  11. I absolutely love your wrapping ideas! Definitely inspired me :)

    Angela x
    The Sunday Chapter

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  12. I really love that mug! Such great wrapping ideas, I really need to start mine! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  13. I love pretty wrapping, and yours is definitely that! The bedding looks lush, I just want to stroke it x


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  14. I absolutely adore your photography, your wrapping is amazing x

    I have a MAC eyeliner giveaway on my blog if you wanted to take a look :)

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  15. These photos! I'd dive on in there with you happily! Can I come be your cleaning elf in return for that guest room?! I do love crisp stripes and wooly knits, it is just so perfectly cosy. Are you doing Christmas at yours this year then? How exciting!

    xxx

    Chambray & Curls

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  16. absolutely loving the duvet set! saved the link to my bookmarks :)

    Rose and Weston x

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  17. Love your wrapping! It's really beautiful. And that bedding set is just lovely.

    xx Mimmi, Muted Mornings

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  18. love your pictures everything looks amazing. xox

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  19. Amazing… so snug!! www.thehedonistavista.com

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  20. The bedding is beautiful! & your wrapping is perfect!
    So excited for Christmas!

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    x

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  21. Where's the mug from hun? Am I right in saying ASDA? Lovely post!

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  22. It's from Asda.. I linked it at the bottom! x

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  23. Ahh thanks Jordan, Grey and White bedding is always a winner :)

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  24. Ahh thank you.. I wouldn't say they all are like that! ha.

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  25. YOU CAN DEFINITELY COME BE MY CLEANING ELF - I HATE CLEANING. And yep, we're doing Christmas at ours this year :) whoop! xx

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  26. Ahh thanks Anna - I think it's pretty basic, but the rest didn't look like this.. haha.x

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  27. Love the mug too, George have some beautiful things in their collection this year xo

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