Black Friday, Sustainability and Covid-19

I have been having a lot of thoughts about this years Black Friday, Sustainability and the Covi-19. This is also things I have discussed with some of my friends and family.

We are less than a month away from Christmas today and I have noticed that a lot of people plan to shop their Christmas Presents on Black Friday or Black Week as I have seen a lot of online stores have. A friend asked me how I feel about all the online shopping relating to the transportation of products going here and there. Almost all the transportation equals emission that are bad for the enviroment. Therefore Black Friday is not good for the enviroment.

But I think more people will buy there Christmas presents online this year, because of Covid-19. At least I have bought most of my Christmas presents online since I am in a high risk-group. Usually I would have been in stores looking for the perfect gift. This year I have done most of my shopping online. I fill bad about it because I would have loved to do my part for the environment as well as the stores in my small town and shop form the local shops. What I did not know because I started buying Christmas resents in August was that a lot of shops offer to pick up your order and meet you outside of the store. That would have made it easier to shop. It can also be a good idea to buy present at Etsy and support small stores that have not been able to go on Christmas Markets and sell their products.

What are you thoughts?


December, stress and moving

Hey everybody,
I am alive.. It’s been so long since I posted here but between writing my Bachelors thesis and preparing to move to the new house. There have not been a lot of time for anything for a couple of months, but I hope to be able to continue posting here soon.

The stress of everything has been bad for my mental health. I have had more panic attacks and I have been more anxious. I know that it is the stress and I am just trying to work through it the best I can. Some periods in ones life are harder then other, but I want to feel the ups and down in my life. It helps me with my writing and feeling like a human.

It is 10 days to Christmas and I am looking forward to spending some time with my family and maybe have a couple of days without studying. And hopefully wake up in the new house on Christmas. But we will see.

Today I am going to shop for some Christmas food with my mum and then I am going to pack and wash cloths. And Probably watch a Christmas movie.

I wish you all an fantastic Saturday,
Love, Nea

Would you rather ~ Christmas Edition part 2

Time for would you rather the Christmas Edition part 2.

Would you rather wear ugly Christmas sweaters for 1 year or stay with the abdominal snowman for 1 week? I would rather wear an ugly Christmas sweater for 1 year. 

Would you rather take a look at Santa’s list or peek at your presents? Definitely take a look at Santa’s list.

Would you rather laugh like Santa or talk like an elf? Hmm.. hard… But I think I would have to choose to laugh like Santa…

Would you rather string a mile of popcorn garland or light & keep 500 candles burning at once? String a mile of popcorn garland.

Would you rather have snowflakes for eyelashes or icicles for teeth? Snowflakes for eyelashes.

Would you rather decorate 10 trees or wrap 100 presents? Easy. I would rather decorate 10 trees… I am really bad at wrapping presents.

Would you rather have Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer for a friend or Frosty the Snowman for a friend? I think I will have to go with Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Would you rather be at home on Christmas and get lots of presents or go to Disneyland for Christmas but not get any presents? That’s an easy choice. I always wanted to go to Disneyland, so Disneyland it is.

Would you rather ride on the Polar Express or live in a giant gingerbread house? Ride on the Polar Express of course.

Would you rather solve a page of Christmas-themed math problems or write a five-paragraph essay about the meaning of Christmas? Write the essay.

Would you rather visit Betlehem or the North Pole? The North Pole.

Would you rather have pointy ears like an elf or have a nose that glows red like Rudolph’s? Have Elf ears.

What would you pick of these options? Have an fantastic Wednesday!

Love, Nea

Christmas Eve

Yesterday was Christmas Eve and the day that we celebrate Christmas in my family. But this year we spent the 23rd at my brother’s house with my sister-in-law, my nephew and my parents. My brother is working over Christmas so we thought we could make the 23rd to our Christmas Eve. We had a wonderful time with great food and laughter. My nephew loved his presets.

Yesterday we were going to have a mini celebration just with my parents at our house. But my mom wasn’t feeling well so my husband, our dogs and I spent yesterday alone at home. It was a cosy Christmas with just the four of us and I loved it. We got to spend some time with the dogs and just be together without any stress. And I didn’t spend a minute thinking about us moving and leaving the dogs in Sweden. And that was really nice.

We ate good food, we watched Kalle Anks Jul (Donald Ducks Christmas program) and then some Christmas movies. We opened our presents. And we laughed. And that is for me a wonderful Christmas.

Today we have no plans at all. I hope you all have a fantastic Christmas Day.

Love, Nea

Would you rather ~ Christmas Edition part 1

Just a few more days until Christmas. And I found this would you rather and I have divided it up in at least two parts. Here is part 1.

Would you rather relive a past winter holiday again or get to travel to a future winter holiday? Relive a past winter holiday again. 

Would you rather spend the holidays with your family or with three celebrities (you can choose the celebrities)? Spend the holidays with my family.

Would you rather have to cook the big holiday meal every year or have to clean up and do the dishes after the holiday meal every year? Cook a big holiday meal every year. 

Would you rather give up Christmas trees or Christmas cookies? Give up Christmas cookies.

Would you rather get one amazing holiday gift or 10 OK holiday gifts? One amazing holiday gift.

Would you rather know what all your gifts are or be surprised by all your gifts? Be Surprised!

Would you rather eat only Christmas cookies or only drink hot cocoa? Only drink hot cocoa!

Would you rather have to put up outdoor Christmas lights for all your neighbours or wrap all the holiday presents for extended family?  Wrap all the holiday presents for my extended family

Would you rather travel during the holidays or stay home? Stay Home.

Would you rather star on a popular holiday music single or star in a popular holiday movie? This one is hard… But I think I would choose a popular holiday movie.

Would you rather be an elf in Santa’s shop or a reindeer on Santa’s sleigh? A reindeer on Santa’s Sleight. Think of all the places you would see.

Would you rather give up one family tradition or start a new one? Start a new one.

Would you rather sing Jingle Bells once every hour for 2 weeks or wear an Elf Costume to school for 1 week? That’s easy, wear the Elf Costume. I think I would be a very cute Elf.

Would you rather watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas or Christmas Story? I love the Grinch so I have to say How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Hope you liked it. Have an amazing Sunday afternoon!

Love, Nea

Christmas Stocking Fillers

It’s just a few days left until Christmas and I just wanted to share some ideas on what you could fill the stockings with. This is things I think you can find almost at any bigger Supermarket, at least I hope you can.

First for the Children:

  • Crayons and colouring books
  • Sidewalk chalk
  • Stickers
  • Slipper socks
  • Mittens
  • Small car toy
  • Bath toys
  • Books
  • A puzzle

For the teenagers:

  • Lotions
  • Flash drives
  • Lip gloss
  • Chapstick
  • Diary
  • Pens
  • Socks
  • Keychain
  • Itunes gift cards
  • Other gift cards
  • Fidget spinner
  • Mystic 8 ball

For women:

  • Lotion
  • Candles
  • Face Mask
  • Nailpolish
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate
  • Books
  • Scarf
  • Socks

For men:

  • Money Clip
  • Keychain
  • Golfballs
  • Stressball
  • Luggage tag
  • Coffee mug
  • Beer opener
  • Magazine
  • Socks
  • Tie

That’s all I got for stocking fillers. I hope you liked it. Have an fantastic Sunday.

Love, Nea