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Easy Christmas Tree Cookie Recipe mypoppet.com.au

Christmas Tree Cookies – A Fun & Festive Biscuit Recipe

These tasty Christmas Tree Cookies are so easy to bake, you’ll be whipping up a batch as gifts for all your friends and neighbours this festive season. The kids will love helping with the rolling, cutting and decorating. Get as creative as you like with the toppings, or decorate with a simple garland like I have here. I’ve used a…

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The ultimate Australiana GIft Guide - mypoppet.com.au

The Ultimate Australiana Gift Guide

If you have friends and family overseas and are looking for a uniquely Australian gift to send them this Christmas, I have the perfect selection for you from some wonderfully talented local Etsy makers. Is a loved one far away and a teensy bit homesick? Send them a little handmade taste of home. I love how these designers, artists and…

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easy christmas gingerbread recipe mypoppet.com.au

Quick & Easy Christmas Gingerbread Recipe – Egg Free

I do enjoy a good bit of gingerbread at Christmas time. I always imagined it to be difficult to make, so I’ve never really tried baking it myself until now. Recently stumbled onto a very simple recipe that called for just six ingredients, all of which I conveniently had on hand already. I was sure the recipe was missing something,…

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6 Sweet Christmas Treats for Candy Lovers

6 Sweet Christmas Treats for Candy Lovers – Recipe Roundup

Turns out Christmas Eve celebrations will be at my place this year, so I’ve started trawling the web for sweet and savoury recipe ideas that are a little bit more exciting than my usual festive repertoire. There are so many Christmassy recipes out there but most are best suited to a northern hemisphere cold Christmas. My mission: Find fun, modern,…

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Christmas Shopping

Free Parking in the Melbourne CBD this Christmas

It’s pretty rare that I head into the Melbourne CBD to do my Christmas shopping, lugging stuff around on public transport is a pain and parking can be super expensive. But I just got an exciting email that I wanted to share with you because it’s totally going to change the way I enjoy the city this Christmas. Emporium Melbourne…

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Cacti lovers etsy gift guide

Indie Shopping Guide: The Perfect gifts for Cacti Lovers

Cactus motifs are popping up all over home decor items this season, turns out these prickly plants have a softer side when they are used as print designs on art and soft furnishings. I’ve scoured Etsy for colourful cacti that would make ideal Christmas gifts with the added bonus that they are even lower maintenance than the real thing –…

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Bake some Santa shaped Christmas Cookies

Santa Cookies – a festive treat

I’m really looking forward to Christmas preparations this year. Emma is getting super excited at any glimpse of tinsel and has already requested a pony!! I’m hoping by making gifts and treats together she can start learning that Christmas is not just about opening presents, but about generosity and giving. We had a fun time making these Santa shaped cookies,…

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Freedom City outdoor setting

My Mexican Fiesta Christmas

You’ve probably noticed that Christmas is just around the corner, it has snuck up again on me this year. It’s my birthday month so I don’t really get into the Christmas spirit until I blow out the candles on my birthday cake.  We’ve been desperately in need of an outdoor setting to help extend our entertaining space, so it was…

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