After another trip to HomeSense to check their Valentine’s Day stock, we came back with nothing at all related to Valentine’s Day!
We bought a lovely new cake stand that was on offer for a fiver. We also picked up some chocolates for a birthday present and a pretty tin with tea inside for a Christmas present.
Ant got himself a cutter thing that he can use to cut shapes out of the bread. He makes the sandwiches for the school lunches and the other day cut a love heart out of Kaycee’s sandwich. She found it very funny when she opened her lunch, as did her friends!
He puts little notes in Ella’s lunch. The other day he forgot and not only was Ella disappointed, her friend was as well!
Ant and I have decided not to buy each other anything for Valentine’s Day. We’re saving for a holiday for just the two of us. If we were buying presents, though, I’d love any of these treats from HomeSense 🙂
*We were sent a gift card in return for showing some of the gifts available at HomeSense
Whenever January rolls around, I always start feeling like I want to change things in the house. After the lights and glitter of December, January is cold and dull.
I want to refresh my home and make it colourful and bright, ready to welcome spring.
The super wonderful husband and I took a trip to HomeSense on Thursday. He likes to see what kitchen things they have and I like to look at everything else!
We want to decorate the living room because it’s been plain magnolia since we moved in three years ago. Some colour needs injecting into the room but I’m not sure which colour to choose.
I have made a decision about our shower room, though. We want to get rid of the pink toilet, shower and sink but we need to save for those. I can’t go another year with the room as it is so I’ve picked grey as the main colour and we’ve started buying bits and pieces.
I’ve never picked grey before so I’m not exactly sure what I’m doing! I saw some lovely grey towels in HomeSense and I’m going to check on the web to find a nice wallpaper to match the colour and do a feature wall in there.
We’ve also changed the colour scheme in the kitchen. We had light blue accessories but because Ant chose to have a candy apple red KitchenAid mixer, we’ve changed the kettle, toaster and other things to red. I really like it 🙂
Please Note: We were sent a gift card in return for this post.
You know HomeSense is one of my favourite shops, right? I really enjoyed browsing for Christmas gifts the other week. I was spoilt for choice.
I’ve done all of my Christmas shopping now but already I’m planning ahead for next year! I like making gift baskets for people and tailoring them to each person.
For Ant, I’d do a foodie gift basket because he’s really into his baking and cooking right now. I used to do the majority of the cooking but now he does it all and delicious it is too!
HomeSense has a great assortment of foodie items like this oak smoked rapeseed oil. He’d love this because he always uses rapeseed oil and he loves anything smoked!
I know a few people who would like these other foodie gifts
Don’t you just love the marshmallow snow?!
If anyone wants to buy me a present from HomeSense, I’d be very happy to get one of these tins containing panettone. I LOVE panettone but I love the tins even more. I’m thinking I could start a collection!
If you’re after something a bit different, there are some great games and funny gifts to choose from.
They have the usual smelly gift sets. Some people complain about smelly gift sets but I love getting them. I don’t buy myself indulgent bath products throughout the year so it’s nice to get some at Christmas.
My girls would love to get these on Christmas day 🙂
Thanks to HomeSense for my gift card. I treated myself to some new wine glasses to go with my Christmas dinner service and some Christmas wine glass charms 🙂
Two words I love to hear together: Christmas and HomeSense! I love decorating for Christmas and visiting HomeSense when they have Christmas stock in, is one of the things I look forward to when I’m Christmas shopping 🙂
They have a huge range of decorations, including some really gorgeous snow globes. If I had room, I’d be a snow globe collector. They always felt magical to me when I was younger.
There’s something about Nutcrackers. I don’t know what it is, I just can’t get enough of them!
Ant bought me a Santa like this last year. I love him and can’t wait to stand him on the hearth at the side of the fire when we decorate 🙂
These angels are beautiful. If I hadn’t already bought a new angel for the top of our tree, I’d have to go with the second one. (I love the first one but I think she’s made of wood and wouldn’t sit on top of the tree very well!)
Don’t you just adore this sparkly Nutcracker? I do!
HomeSense sent me a gift card in return for this post. I had a wonderful shopping trip! You can see my purchases on another post soon 🙂
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