This is what I know this week in regards to Christmas…. 30 Days today and Counting! We are EXACTLY one month away from Christmas!! Are you getting prepared yet, scared yet, excited yet?? Anything yet!!
This week also means its the start of Kate from Puddles and Gumboots new Christmas linkup called Making Magical Christmas Traditions, and I have to say I’m most excited about this! Being a Christmas enthusiast (wont use freak here at all people!) I love that people are going to come together and share their traditions that they have.
I know that by now, you would know of our special Christmas little tradition edition who arrives at our house unexpectly and stays with us for Christmas! I’m talking about our Buddy Bear… The Elf! Although Master D has started calling him Buddy Man, and Miss M is positive he is a she!
Its seems that with all the excitement of Christmas hes decided to come a little early this year! And has arrived today!!!
Naturally arriving in style, it looks like he’s gone and shrunk Santa’s sleigh and brought some new friends with him too!
Each year when Buddy comes, I know that he will bring the children something little for them to treasure. This year Buddy has been shopping at Coles and picked up all the kids a special little figurine which they can hang on their own little tree in the playroom. We are just missing Mater so if anyone sees him at your local shopping centre please let me know!!
Along with Buddy arriving he’s also brought with him a new tradition to the Mummy to Five household for the kiddies! An advent calendar with a difference!!
Each day the kids will be able to pick out a book from the front, and open it and we will all read it together as a family. It might be first thing in the morning, of during the day or the last thing at night but its a lovely way to spend time together as a family and also for the kids to countdown to Christmas! I know that it takes a lot longer that one would think to wrap 30 books!! But I love all the new wrapping papers that places like Coles, Woolworths and Crazy Clarks have this year!
The box isnt going to stay there under the tree, because I just know that little hands would get to them, they will be moving to the shelf next to the Christmas tree just out of their reach!
The first book that we will be reading is A Christmas Story, I thought very fitting to start of our daily book advent calendar!
With all these books being talked about, after chatting with some new friends I’ve been able to get together a selection of books to giveaway!!
First up is 1 set of three Christmas Golden Circle Books, with titles including A Christmas Story, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and The Poky Little Puppy’s First Christmas. (valued at $10.00)
For all new mums or mothers with young babies, these next two books, I know will be great for you!
Taste it by Jan Murray, is jam packed full of nutritious recipes for your children from the ages of 17 weeks to 3 years! They are simple, easy to prepare recipes that will make you feel like supermum, knowing that your baby is having the best meal in the house!
I have 1 copy of Taste It by Jan Murray to giveaway to one lucky reader! (valued at $15.70) Thanks to Bermingham Books!
Baby Bowl by Kim McCosker, of 4 Ingredients fame, has branched out to create a very special cookbook just for your young children. With lots of simple recipes included in the book, it also covers information on fast preparation, nutritional value and shows you which are the best ingredients/recipes to freeze and how long they store for. Covering also Gluten Free and Dairy Free recipes this will become your daily go-to book when looking for something to cook for dinnertime.
I have 1 copy of Baby Bowl by Kim McCosker to giveaway to one lucky reader (valued at $16.99) Thanks to Simon & Schuster
For all you lovers of fresh delicious recipes using lots of herbs and spices you will love the popular 4 Ingredients Gormet Garden recipe book, written by Kim McCosker and Rachael Bermingham! With over 250 recipes all using 4 ingredients or less, this is perfect for all those hot summer days that are creeping up closer and closer to us!
I have 2 copies of 4 Ingredients Gourmet Garden to giveaway to two lucky readers (valued at $15.00 each) Thanks to Coles (I got these for FREE when I purchased 2 tubes of the Gourmet Garden)
Now that we are into the final month before Christmas, its time to start planning what food your going to be cooking over the Christmas holidays. With the summer heat nearly here, you want quick, easy and seriously yummy meals! Kim McCosker has just released her 4 Ingredients Christmas recipe book! This is a limited release cookbook and the first one thats been in colour with picture, so it’s even more special for these Christmas holidays! My favouite in there is the Garden Bed Pavlova! YUMMY!!
I have 3 copies of 4 Ingredients Christmas, valued at $29.99 each to giveaway to readers! Thanks to Simon & Schuster
And last but not least is a very special Christmas book. Perfect for getting your home and mind sorted this Christmas period! Christmas Sorted! by Nina Rosace is a simple and effective guide on how to organise your Christmas. Broken down into sections like Traditions, Crafts, Shopping and Survival Guide, this is a handy book to keep in your bag or near your desk to be able to refer to all the time!
I have 1 copy of Christmas Sorted by Nina Rosace, valued at $14.95 to giveaway to one lucky reader! Thanks to Nina Rosace!
All you have to do to Enter is fill out the form HERE* and tell me in
25 Words or less which book you would like to win… and why!
Most creative answer for each book wins!
Have a great weekend!!
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Competition ends 4th December and winner announced on the 5th