Steam/DDLC

So I got steam today just so I could play Doki Doki Literature Club just because Sean and Felix played it and it looks cool.

Does anyone else have any good game suggestions that are FREE?

Woot now I can get nightmares from Monika from my own computer.

~briar4ever6

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❄ A Fairy Christmas ❄ Day 6 (Online Stores)

Even if this isn’t exactly Christmas themed, online shopping is sometimes easier than going to a crowded mall. Here are our favourite online stores!

(this post is not sponsored by any of these stores)

chdiv34

Hey everyone!

Here’s a great list of online stores (click on the names to go to them):

  1. Shop Cheeky – I found them off of Instagram because of their great theme! They mostly have Korean inspired clothing and products, including ADORABLE phone cases!
  2. Liv and Jess – A clothing store created by a Youtuber named Tiffany Ma. 
  3. Luca and Grae – Another clothing store by a Youtuber named Aspyn Ovard.
  4. Amazon (Canadian site) – Everything can be bought at Amazon hehe

I only have four because I don’t shop online, but these are the only stores I look at haha.

~briar4ever6

chdiv34

Hi guys!

Recently, I’ve just been in love with Indigo because cute planners and notebooks have suddenly become my favourite thing ever. Unfortunately, most things are quite expensive there, but during the holidays they might have sales and you might just find your favourite notebook for a fairly cheap price!

One of my favourite stores of all time is probably Aeropostale, but not anything with its logo on it. Their plain clothing is quite nice to be honest, but those hoodies with its logo plastered across the front is something I wore during the ages in which we don’t speak of (aka middle school years). Aeropostale clothing is almost always on sale, and if it’s not, it probably will be in a week or two (so never buy anything for full price at Aeropostale!)

~Cari

❄ A Fairy Christmas ❄ Day 5 (Holiday Movies)

This post we’re sharing our favourite Christmas movies or videos!

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My favourite Christmas movie is A Charlie Brown Christmas! Even though everyone’s probably heard or watched it, it’s still my favourite.

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Another movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas. I LOVE the music and characters in it. 

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The last movie is A Christmas Story. It’s an old movie but it’s still funny. My dad loves this movie and even has 2 rolls of wrapping paper of it lolzzz.

~briar4ever6

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C L A S S I C :

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If you have not watched this please go watch this absolute classic Christmas movie

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Also please go watch these ones too if you haven’t seen them

~Cari

❄ A Fairy Christmas ❄ Day 4 (Secret Santa Ideas)

Today we’re sharing suggestions about Secret Santa Exchanges!

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Here’s something AMAZING my friends and I found at Chapters:

Image result for dancing with jesus bobbling figurine Sorry for the low quality, but it’s a little box with a bobbling figure of Jesus and a book on dance moves. My friend bought it for his secret santa lolzzzz. 

Something that is a good idea is filling a box with little bells with other presents. 

Lastly, get or make your own Christmas tin or box to put the gifts in, so that the person can keep using the box and won’t have to throw it away! I found some different sized ones that looked nice at the dollar store. 

Image result for christmas tins~briar4ever6

chdiv34

Hello again!

As I have mentioned previously, I love mugs. I think one of my favourite go-to presents is to fill a themed mug with other small gifts, such as chocolate (Ferraro Roche works great or other candies you know they enjoy) or other things you think they’d enjoy – personalize it!
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Of course, if you don’t know the person that well, gift cards are always a great gift, especially mall gift cards. I think most malls have this, but they are sold at the information center and you can use that gift card at any store in the mall. However, you will have to pay an extra fee (a $20 gift card might cost $25 because it works on so many stores, not just one like normal gift cards)

Pillows are also a great gift, along with small stuffed animals. Maybe not everyone will like this type of gift, so use your discretion.

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And if you enjoy baking, you could just make a HUGE batch of something, could be simple like cookies, or super fancy like macarons. I’m sure they’ll enjoy them both. And if you want, decorate them to be Christmas themed using food colouring or sprinkles!

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Hello friends 🙂

So I’m guessing most secret Santa’s are usually at school or some extra-curricular because you kind of need a lot of people for it to really work.

What’s great about this though, is it gives you a lot of school related gift options such as:

  • A staples gift card!
  • An assortment of pens/pencils
  • A pencil case
  • An assortment of erasers
  • Customized pens? (vistaprint.ca is a good website for customized stuff)
  • Customized t-shirt!
  • A nice water bottle
  • A drawstring bag
  • A bag full of mini snacks to eat in class 😉
  • An assortment of custom bookmarks and dividers
  • A school supply kit with a bunch of random erasers, pens, pencils, sticky notes
  • Starbucks gift card because coffee!
  • A gift card for your Local Bubble tea shop because bubble tea!
  • A cool phone case
  • A laptop bag (which might be a little more on the expensive side)
  • A wallet, because no one wants to lose their money!
  • A custom notebook or one that really suits them well (e.g. favourite color, favourite book/actor/movie)
  • A big box of candy
  • A can of tea/coffee
  • A cool assortment of bracelets that you can layer
  • Earrings!
  • iTunes gift card! (But mention that you can get Netflix with it bc really, who wants to buy $25 worth of games on their phone)

I feel like all people get now are gift cards which kinda sucks because I miss when people would spend a lot of time on gifts and stuff

-gravycf

❄ A Fairy Christmas ❄ Day 3 (Christmas Parties)

Welcome to day three of A Fairy Christmas! This post we’re sharing ideas on how to set up Christmas parties.

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First one!!

Christmas is great and parties are great because friends and stuff with makes CHRISTMAS PARTIES even better because it’s like 2 happy and amazing things combined 🙂

Ideas for your Christmas party:

A hot chocolate station

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HOW AWESOME DOES THIS SOUND, LIKE I WANT ONE AT MY HOUSE AND NOT JUST FOR PARTIES

Imagine a row of either hot chocolate packets or a HUGE pot of steaming hot chocolate with a ladle, a big tray full of different and aesthetic mugs, a glass container full of marshmallows, bowls full of peppermint sticks, cinnamon, spices, caramel drizzle, hazelnuts, the list goes on

Honestly, it’d be the highlight of the party.

A Huge Christmas Playlist

We may or may not have a post coming soon about our Christmas playlists 😉

It’s always good to have a big playlist full of classics, or even some modern Christmas music to really set the mood for your party.

Lights

atmoshphere- I think this would be beautiful in a gazebo in your "dream backyard" or over top of your hot tub

Gotta love fairy lights 🙂 They also set the mood very well and also look really cool in pictures!!
In fact, might as well make a whole photobooth for pictures!
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Secret Santa

A really great way to have fun with gift giving and receiving, especially at small parties with close friends!

-gravycf

chdiv34

Hey everyone!

I don’t really remember going to any holiday parties but I do have some tips on how to make sure it’s going well, if you’re hosting it.

  • Make sure there’s enough food/drinks. Once when I went to a New Years Eve party the host ran out of either food or drinks-I forgot, but make sure that doesn’t happen! 
  • If this is for teens or around that age group, set u a photobooth! You only need to get simple background using wrapping paper as the background –
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    and stick bows around .Image result for christmas bows
  • Maybe for fun make a place where people can decorate something. Baking cookies without any decorations  and putting it on a table with a bunch of supplies like frosting or sprinkles would be a good idea. Another would be to let your guests go crazy with your Christmas tree if you really trust them enough 😛
  • This goes with the last one, but have an ugly sweater decorating party! There’s sometimes not a great selection of those in stores so have everyone buy a simple sweater with a bunch of random decorations for it like bows, ribbon, stickers, or iron on decals

~briar4ever6

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❄ A Fairy Christmas ❄ Day 2 (Favourite Treats/Recipes)

Welcome to day 2! We’re going to be sharing our favourite holiday treats we love, with some recipes!

chdiv34

Hey everyone!

I love drinking hot chocolate, and it tastes even better if you put a candy cane in it because of the peppermint.

Peppermint hot chocolate recipe

Another thing I love is eating shortbread cookies dipped in milk! I have this big tin of different shortbread cookies which taste amazing with milk. Dipping it in milk also helps me eat it better because they’re too hard on my braces hehe.

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One last thing are gingerbread men. Especially if you decorate it with a ton of frosting because I always eat that part off first lolz.

Gingerbread Men Cookies

^ Click on the picture for a recipe

~briar4ever6

chdiv34

Hey guys! I’m here for day 2!
(click on pictures to go to the recipe that the image displays)

So mugs have suddenly become my aesthetic, and words cannot describe how amazing Christmas/winter mugs are for me, and because it’s winter, it’s my chance to use all these cute mugs. Of course, hot chocolate is the #1 drink for Christmas, and as much as I love most hot chocolate packages, here’s a recipe from Bobby Flay that tastes even better ❤
http://www.cookingchanneltv.com/recipes/bobby-flay/toasted-marshmallow-hot-chocolate-3111121
(it even includes toasted marshmallows to add into your drink, which makes it 10x better)

 

 

Of course, the other part to Christmas treats is definitely the cookies. Cookies are honestly quite simple to make, as long as you have the time. To make it Christmas themed, simply make some icing and sprinkle with red and green sprinkles. Or for an even more minimalist cookie, sift powdered/icing/confectioner’s sugar (same thing, different names) on top to make it look like snow.
For the cookies themselves, any plain cookie would work, but I would recommend going with vanilla so you can really decorate it with anything.

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For those of you who enjoy mint, add some mint extract in addition to vanilla extract when making your cookies. It makes the cookie just that much better. You can even add mint extract to your icing if you’d like!

chdiv34

Hello again, friends

I’m not much of a baker so here’s a list of food I like to eat especially during Christmas time 🙂

Cookies!

This is the one brand of pre-made dough cookies that I swear by and always look forward to eating:

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Pillsbury chocolate chip cookies!!
And I know I’m not alone on this opinion because if I ever offer one to a friend, they always ask me for the recipe or brand, trust me these are soooo good

Dip them in milk and you have a recipe for happiness

Eggnog!

I have never tried eggnog until like 2 weeks ago, and to my surprise, it was actually really good!! It tastes exactly like Purdy’s Chocolate ‘s bubble gum ice cream, which is my favourite. 

I got mine from safeway:

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I find it a little sweet, so I like to water it down a bit with some milk
Although I’ve never tried any other eggnog, this brand’s is very rich and smooth, which I heard is a good quality in good eggnog 

Also when I got it, I heard someone behind me say “Oh my favourite eggnog is here!” so I’m guessing it’s pretty well-liked 🙂

Hot Chocolate

An essential during the winter time, like Fairycari and Briar have said.

I usually use the powder hot chocolates from trader joe’s- 

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It’s really good because it’s not too sweet, and of course, it’s a good price and also organic.
I know adding milk makes it richer and stuff, but I strangely like hot water with the powder
I think it’s something to do with having drank hot water hot chocolate in my childhood because the taste gives me a bit of nostalgia
Also, I’m not a big fan of sweet things (ironically I like eggnog though)

-gravycf

 

❄ A Fairy Christmas ❄ Day 1 (Room Décor Ideas)

Welcome to day one of A Fairy Christmas!

Today, we’re talking about room décor ideas and how to decorate for the holidays!

chdiv34

Hey everyone!

So for me personally, I like winter blue, white, and pastel colours, especially for Christmas. I love snow themes with light blue and other light colours. Something like this:

I wish I decorated for Christmas but I don’t have money to get decorations haha\

I suggest getting a festive blanket that could work for everyday use so that you don’t just use it for like 1 or 2 months. Pillows are great because they kind of give the aesthetic or feel to the room, and you can easily make your own or decorate a plain one.

~briar4ever6

chdiv34

Hello friends,

I really want to decorate my room for Christmas but I have no time because of school and, well, 

But here is what I have done with my room and some ideas 🙂

Candles!

  • Candles make your room smell so good
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    I know sometimes places like bath and body works give you headaches from the overwhelming scents but if you smell their candles individually, you might hit a gold mine and find one that you find really good. Also, they last a decent amount of time and keep you somewhat warm. It’s like your own private fireplace that comes with a bonus of a sweet smell :))A hack to make your own sweet smelling candles: Warning: Be careful of hot wax. You do not want to touch hot wax. If you don’t trust yourself, ask a parent to help you handle the wax.
  1. Take basic white candles and burn them until all the wax has melted.
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  2. Drop some essential oils or lavender extract into the melted wax.
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    Personally, I’d use lavender or peppermint essential oils. 
  3. Let the wax harden and save for use next time!

    Fairy lights!

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I know, so basic. They make me happy though and they’re really bright so they really set the mood for Christmas.

Giant Knit Blankets

  These are really pretty and look really cozy but are really expensive 😦

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Fake Fireplace

 

I made this for 2 years, and I would make one this year, if I had the time
It adds a nice personal touch to your decor and gives you your own personal cozy fireplace 🙂

Blankets

I love layering a BUNCH of differently colored/patterned, soft blankets on top of eachother and burying myself under them when I sleep
I always feel kinda cold and it’s nice having that warmth
Also there’s this nice feeling of being in a really cold room but being warmed by layers and layers of blankets.

-gravyf

 

chdiv34

A Fairy Christmas 2017

Welcome to A Fairy Christmas 2017!

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This is our third year doing this, but this year we’re doing things a little differently. The two other years, we posted every day starting on December first until Christmas! This year, we’re going to be posting every other day until Christmas. Each post we will all write about a topic and give you some ideas for the holidays!

We always write in a different colour, so Briar will write in red, Cari will write in blue, and Gravycf will write it green.

We hope you enjoy our posts!

~Cari, Gravycf, Briar4ever6

Christmas Wishlist!

I don’t expect any of these because some of these are expensive so yea lolzz

  1. Ultra Sun or Ultra Moon
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  2. Ketchup chips
  3. Those soft round balls of scented happiness at the Disney store

    ^ I hope to be that girl one day
  4. A fluffy jacket
  5. Money hehe
  6. Pokémon stuff

I might want to ask for USUM but I HATE asking my parents to buy me things idk why I don’t like to lolzzz

Let me know what’s on your Christmas listttttt

~briar4ever6

p.s. get ready for A Fairy Christmas 😀 Christmas is in exactly one month!

Top 5 Favourite Chips

I love eating chips lolzzz

  1. KETCHUP CHIPS I LOVE KETCHUP CHIPS WHEN I DIE I WANT TO BE BURIED IN KETCHUP CHIPS
  2. salt and vinegar
  3. barbeque
  4. dill pickle
  5. regular lays

This was a really short post so I’m making a Christmas Wishlist woohooooo

Comments you’re favourite chips so that we can eat it together and get fat!!

Also Happy Thanksgiving for all the Americans out there!!

~briar4ever6