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Organised Christmas 2014 – Day 37

Task 1 Make a timeline for cooking Christmas Day meals Task 2 Make some reindeer food for Rudolph Purchase an Elf on the Shelf from The Book Depository, free shipping worldwide.  Use the Elf on the Shelf Planner, notes from Elf, letters from Santa acknowledging good and bad behaviour, plus elf report and more. idea found here Disclosure: […]

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  • polly blue

    Thankyou for your posts this year and sharing your Christmas ideas. You have been a saviour to many and I have loved being able to recieve your tips each day. Iin a frantic world your emails have been a welcome constant that has kept me on track. So thank you and merry christmas to you and your loved ones…ReplyCancel

  • Venny Sarmiento

    Thank you for the reindeer food recipe – this is on our Advent Calender for tomorrow!!! Just wondering if you will be publishing a ‘memory’ type activity this year – a sheet that the children need to add their answers too about the year passed and the year ahead?? I think you may have done one last year but now I cant find my copy!! Eeeek! Thank you!ReplyCancel

Organised Christmas 2014 – Day 36

3 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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  • Melissa

    I am a little behind in the organised things to Christmas. when will the 2015 xmas planner be available please?ReplyCancel

Roast Pumpkin, Spinach & Turkey Pasta Bake

This pasta bake is a delicious way to use up some left over Christmas turkey meat.  A creamy and very flavoursome roast pumpkin, spinach and turkey pasta bake.  This bake made enough for our family of 5 plus left overs for the next day.  Serve with salad and you can easily stretch it out to […]

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  • Bettina

    Can I just tell you how much I appreciate the time that you take to create this site. I love your recipies (they’ve NEVER failed!), and your organising tips.
    So, thank you, and Merry Christmas to you and your family :-)ReplyCancel

Organised Christmas 2014 – Day 35

6 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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Organised Christmas 2014 – Day 34

7 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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  • Seven days to go!! Can’t wait :)ReplyCancel

  • Louise Thomsen

    Thank you for sharing our Silly Putty! And thank you for the reminder to buy new batteries…and locate the screw driver lol! Louise xReplyCancel

Organised Christmas 2014 – Day 33

8 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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Organised Christmas 2014 – Day 32

9 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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Organised Christmas 2014 – Day 31

10 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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Planning a Christmas lunch

This post is sponsored by Coles We usually catch up with both sides of our families on Christmas day coordinating lunch with hubbies family and dinner with my family.  This year we sadly won’t see my brother in law and his partner so we planned an early Christmas celebration lunch recently.  We tried to make it […]

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  • Casey Mayne

    Comp entered! Thanks for such a wonderful comp and delicious lunch menu. The ham glaze sounds delicious. I think we will give that one a go this year. Yum!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Ooh it was Casey and just smelt so good during the morning I was cooking it!ReplyCancel

  • Bec

    You are amazing, I just love your Christmas time posts! This one made me feel like I really want to do Christmas lunch with your family! Ha ha your attention to detail is incredible, you have great ideas and similar taste to me with your decorating. I just love it all xxx Merry Christmas from my family to yours xReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Bec I love this time of year, and feel so lucky we got to have Christmas lunch early with one family and get to do it all over again on Christmas day. Those Christmas decorations are gorgeous I really do love the santa sitting on the table!ReplyCancel

  • amy

    What an amazing lunch! Looks divine.
    We usually juggle Christmas day too. We live in the Hunter valley and my family in Sydney and it pains me to not be able to see everyone. So we are usually to and fro on the day. One year we didn’t and I was an absolute mess. Hope you have a lovely Christmas. I plan on throwing the lunch next year and will definitely be referring to your recipes!ReplyCancel

Organised Christmas 2014 – Day 30

13 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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Organised Christmas 2014 – Day 29

14 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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Organised Christmas 2014 – Day 28

15 days till Christmas Day This series will help you prepare for Christmas.  Each weekday I will share with you Christmas organising tasks, gift ideas, recipes, crafts and fun elf antic ideas. Use ‘The Organised Housewife Christmas Planner’ to help organise tasks throughout the series.  This planner will keep all your checklists, planners, budget, travel information and […]

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  • Those smoked salmon pikelets look divine! They remind me of blinis and whenever I see them at a cocktail party I dive straight for them! :PReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Lorraine, i agree!.:) They are very popular in our house, just so yummy.:)ReplyCancel

  • Claire

    Good morning Kat!
    I just wanted to drop you a line and thankyou for inspiring me everyday!
    Your daily emails remind me to be a better mother, my house is cleaner than ever & some of your recipes have become family favourites!!!
    From my family to yours we wish you a Merry Christmas!
    Adding this recipe to my Christmas menu. xReplyCancel