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Archive for December, 2012

Wishing You A Merry Pretty Christmas!

Hello lovelies!

The time is almost here! I can’t believe Christmas is just around the corner – the year has certainly flown. I want to thank you all for your readership of The Good Girls Guide this year – some new and exciting things are planned for 2013 FOR SURE!

May you and your family have a truly blessed and magical Christmas next Tuesday – I pray God fills your day with joy and love, and Santa fills the stockings 🙂

Phillipians 2 vs 1-2: “Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.”

A Merry Bright Beautiful Blessed Christmas

xxx Love Kimberley xxx

Christmas Time! Decor, Craft & DIY Ideas for a Fun Festive Season

Christmas is around the corner everyone! I can’t believe 2012 has gone so fast 🙂 While I’m beginning to swelter in 30 degree heat, I know that there are many of you who are wintering in sub-zero snowy climates; I’ve spent a few Christmases in snow, and it’s really special and adds to that truly traditional Christmas feeling, but then again, I love a hot Christmas!

Think lazy afternoon lunches out on the patio, plenty of pims&lemonade, beach days & red bobbled hats, afternoon snoozes out on a mattress on the lawn, leftovers with bubbly, swimsuits and stripey tans, presents and early morning walks…

To celebrate all the fun and festivity of Christmas, here’s my usual selection of fantastic Christmas-inspired decor, DIY tricks & tips and some craft ideas too. I hope you and your loved ones have a truly blessed time this year, and that the joy and love of Jesus is with each of you 🙂 MERRY MERRY!

Wooden Christmas Tree Decor

Wooden Christmas Tree Decor | source Trend Hunter

Red & White Love the Day

Red & White Love the Day | source Catch my Party

White Winter Decor

White Winter Decor | source Tabitha Emma

Cute Yarn Snowmen

Cute Yarn Snowmen | source Style State

DIY Silver Christmas Crafts

DIY Silver Christmas Crafts | source Style State

Snowy Candle Decor

Snowy Candle Decor | source Pretties & Posies

CandyCane Wine Stopper

CandyCane Wine Stopper | source Trend Hunter

My Motivation to Buy a Kindle…

I’ve been a reader my whole life. In fact, it’s reached nerd status and notoriety too. It all began in sub B (grade 2) when I read the entire Bobbsy Twins series and got about half way with Nancy Drew’s earlier adventures (prior to the vastly updated and cooler Nancy Drew Files). I then moved onto Willard Price’s Adventure Series and proceeded to devour everything that had been stamped with Enid Blyton’s cool scribble.

It all followed in quick succession as I became a preteen: The Babysitter’s Club, Sweet Valley Twins (and later, Sweet Valley High and Sweet Valley University), Thoroughbred (my obligatory 11year old horse obsession), Sweet Dreams (I cringe) and Fearless. I’ve loved series to the absolute utmost and own and have read the Harry Potter series around 20 times (each book). Followed by Ken Follet’s epic masterpieces of Pillars of the Earth and The World Without End, I have also owned and read multiple times the Spud series, the Millennium series (The Girl), the Twilight series and the Hunger Games.

You know when people watch series? Well I read them. And so – for this very reason (and so that I don’t have to lug a bag of 10 books when I go away in December) I am getting a Kindle. Hoohah.

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