All posts tagged: festive season

How to stay healthy during the festive season!

The festive season is amping up. The parties are being had, the shopping is getting done…or at least started, I hope? And the festive feast with all its trimmings is being planned. With all this going on, it usually means we have a tendency to overload on sugary treats, processed finger food and dare I say a few glasses of the stuff that makes you a little warm and fuzzy inside.  Now, I’m not saying don’t relax and enjoy yourself, do, its the festive season after all but too much of the above foods and drinks can be harmful to our health. It can lead to sugar crashes, fatigue, brain fog and a little extra weight gain….now we all don’t fancy that, when  after all, its a time of year to be upbeat and joyful. The good news is, there are definitely ways to keep the holiday season healthy while still taking part in the festivities and having fun. Firstly, here are some tips I shared with you last year on how to moderate and …

Quick and Easy home made gift ideas.

Stuck for some Gift ideas?  Want to make some lovely personal handmade Christmas gifts for Family and Friends? You think you don’t have time to make or cook something but these simple homemade gifts can be whipped up in no time and a super easy to make!   I love giving my friends a lovely homemade gift. It always makes it more personal, along with the pleasure of knowing you made it yourself.  But I also know your all busy Chic’s, so I have created for you a few really simple and quick homemade delights. All these gifts can be made up from 5-15 minutes and will imbue you with the pleasure of giving something that will be enjoyed and well received. What you will need; Ingredients for one or all the below recipes. Some lovely jars with sealed lids. You can get these from any $2 shop, reject shop, Kmart or of the likes, for $2-5 ea. Some lovely Christmas ribbon and gift card. Optional– I like to get a few little Christmas decorations to tie onto the ribbon for extra …

6 little reminder for the upcoming festive season!

I don’t know about you, but Christmas can be a crazy time of year. The gift shopping, endless parties and dinners, kid’s activity breakups, Xmas meal planning and tying everything up at your workplace. The build-up can be exhausting and overwhelming and for some, just not fun at all. Below I have listed 6 of my top tips to losing some overwhelm from the build up that can otherwise get a little cray, cray! I personally love this time of year and for me, Christmas has always been a time of year that I have enjoyed and I always look forward to the whole experience except for the part where everything just steps up the pace and you are trying to fit everything in. I did have a panic day, just recently, though. I sat down and looked in my diary and realised that Christmas was fast approaching. I still had things on my years, ‘to do’ list that had not been achieved, I have a full work schedule leading up the big day and the social …