22 December 2018

Mia Bella Passions 2018 Christmas Message...❥

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Wishing Y'all a wonderful, fun-filled
Be safe, be happy, find joy in the little things, love, laugh and smile.
Mia Bella Passions is taking a holiday break too
and will return on January 17th 2019.

19 December 2018

A Simple Christmas Table Centrepiece...❥

Every year I buy a few new things for my Christmas decor collection.
Do you have one of those too?

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Well, I simply love Christmas.
And this year decorating was kept minimalistic.
Not real minimalistic, 
but Mia Bella Passions kind of minimalistic.
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The colour theme this Christmas is green and white tones with wood.
For the Dining table decor styling,
a simple aqua table cloth was placed on the table.
Add one home sewn, Christmas green checked gingham table runner.

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Then a round metal tray with wood handles was placed in the middle of the table. 
Onto that three white embossed ceramic mini planters were placed.
Into each of these a candle.
I used aqua coloured candles to compliment the aqua coloured tablecloth.
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Then place a ceramic white deer as a focal feature.
Around the candles add some faux pine greenery and pinecones.

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All of the items used for this centrepiece were sourced from KMart NZ.
Except for the candles which were bought from Briscoes NZ on sale.

#christmastablecentrepiece #christmasdecor

13 December 2018

FUN Christmas Ice Cream Cake...

What a fun Christmas foodie activity.

 Believe me, you will be laughing so much doing this!

Take one pre-prepared ice cream cake.

A tray full of edible decorations.

Take turns adding something to the cake.
You will be laughing and shouting things like...
Quick it's melting...
oh no my candy cane has fallen over... 
hurry up, hurry up...
noooo the creams lost its fluff...
it won't stand up...
quickly get the sprinkles!
When we created our cake we simply laughed ourselves silly!

Once it's all pretty and Christmasy devour it!

Now that is what you call perfect fun for the foodies!

To prepare cake:
Use a round tin preferably with removable click release side.
Slightly soften 1 Litre of ice cream.
(I used vanilla, but you can use any flavour you desire.)
Tip into a tin.
Use some more ice cream to fill in the side and level the top.
On the day of decorating.  Remove from freezer and plate.
Cover with plastic wrap and place back in the freezer until required to decorate.

Then decorate:
Drizzle with a layer of chocolate crack topping. 
Let it drip down the sides...

before embellishing with edibles...
ready to use canned cream, Christmas themed biscuits, chocolates and sprinkles.

#christmasfood #christmasdessert #icecreamcake

3 December 2018

Beach Inspired Christmas Tree With Driftwood...

The colour theme was for Mia Bella Passions Christmas tree this year is green and white tones with wood.
I decided a beach theme would be fabulous as I live right by the sea.

I made mini starfish ornaments by hot glueing a string hanger onto each one.

The tree decorating began with the lights, then the rope, which was wound around the tree.

 I wanted to add some flowers to the tree too,  
so the perfect creamy white faux hydrangeas were poked into the tree.
The stems are long but blend into the foliage.
The white toned and sea green baubles were hung next.

A laser cut wood Christmas star placed on the tree top.
And at the bottom, some raw sacking was placed to cover the tree stand.

The driftwood was collected off my local beach.

Washed and dried before adding the final beachy touch to the tree base.

For the coffee table, I placed a premade wreath and added some battery powered mini greet Christmas tree lights.
(oh look - a pop of red has snuck into the colour scheme!)

This looks fabulous at nighttime!
In the centre of the wreath, I popped a glass contained Ecoya Pine scented candle.
These candles are amazing, and the scent is true pine!
Perfect hint of the real thing if you opt for the artificial tree.

Where I got things:

Fir tree from Kmart.
Baubles from Kmart.
Starfish from Amazon.
Hydrangea flowers from Spotlight (on sale).
Rope from Bunnings.
Woodstar - a free gift from Better Homes & Gardens Magazine

Table Wreath:
Wreath from Bed Bath & Beyond (50% sale)
Mini Green Tree Lights from Farmers
Ecoya pine scented candle from Farmers

#christmastree #christmasdecor #beachthemedchristmas

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