New Year, New You 2020

People often get reflective towards the end of the year or the start of a new one. It’s a great time to start planning your new year, making resolutions or reevaluating what’s important in your life. This time, that’s doubly the case for me. Almost two months back, I handed in my notice. I had absolutely no idea what I’m going to be doing in 2020. For the first time, I didn’t really make any plans. I just knew that I wanted a change. In order for the end result to be different, you have to change the process. You can’t stick to the same habits, the same hobbies and the same behaviour but expect completely different results.

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Diamine Inkvent Calendar – the inks inside it!

It’s Christmas yall! Merry Christmas to all that celebrate it – and I hope everyone (regardless of what you celebrate) has a very great season. This post also completes my twenty five days of Blogmas. I hope you enjoyed the series. I am not done yet, though. There will be a lot more content coming in the new year. Today, I finally finished opening my Diamine Inkvent Calendar: featuring twenty five days of glorious inks. Now that I have all of them opened, I wanted to share the contents!

Blogmas - Inkvent Calendar

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DIY Gift Card Holder

It’s Christmas Eve! I cannot believe we’re almost at the end of Blogmas 2019 – or that I have made it this far! But we still have a couple of posts left and some more before the New Year so let’s just jump right in. If you have not already managed to get a gift for someone, then a gift card is probably the easiest thing to get now! A lot of stores offer instant codes that are emailed to you or the recipient. Today, we’ll be looking at how to make a quick and easy DIY gift card holder for the occasion – or any occasion, really.

DIY Gift Card Holders

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Gift idea: Selfcare Box

I had an absolute blast making my Secret Santa gift for my colleague in the recent weeks. It was pretty obvious that she got it from me – it took her seconds to guess. So I guess I’m okay posting this up now! However, I just wanted to share the gift with you as it was so much fun to make. I might actually make myself one – and perhaps some others for other people. Presenting the selfcare box!

Selfcare Box

This year, I opted to make a self-care box for the recipient. The budget was only £10 so I definitely had to get a little creative. It is possible to purchase some premade self-care boxes for slightly more. I personally love the Blurt boxes but they are double the price (they are definitely worth it though). Since I was trying very hard to stick to the budget, I ended up making a bunch of things myself.

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Ethical Christmas

At work, we often have a theme for our Secret Santa. This year, the theme was “ethical” and it got me thinking a lot about what that means. It took me a little while to come up with a gift idea. However, I came up with several different ideas that could all be ethical. I wanted to share some of those with you today. For me, ethical products are better for the environment, for animals and for people. Things that are locally sourced or perhaps handmade, supporting small local businesses. I hope this post helps you to plan ethical gifts and an ethical christmas holiday.

Ethical Christmas

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