Portable Gift Wrap Station

Small children have this uncanny way of just always being there. You know what I mean right? Like when you have just closed the bathroom door or when you have just closed your eyes, or when you have just started to wrap their Christmas gifts.  They can sense you are alone, that you may perhaps…

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5 Ways to Decorate the Table with Nature for the Holidays

As Christmas approaches, I’m always on the hunt for new and frugal ways to decorate our dining table, something simple yet stunning and cohesive with my current theme. I have always admired natural displays using all that grows and looms outdoors, the richness in colour, the immense texture and interest those natural elements create when…

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Punch Bowl Ice Ring

When I think about celebrating the holidays I think about opening our home to our friends and family. I think about piling platters full of festive sugar cookies with sparkly red sprinkles, gingerbread men with shiny round candy buttons and shortbread with thumbprints dead center in the middle of them, filled to overflowing with Mama’s…

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DIY Gift: Simmering Potpourri

I don’t know about you, but I struggle with finding appropriate hostess gifts around the holidays. With so many dinners to attend (and I do so gladly because a great cook I am not), I often find myself stumped with how to bring a meaningful and useful gift to those hosting. A beautiful candle was…

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DIY Ribbon Christmas Tree

Growing up, I remember coming home from school before Christmas break, so excited to show my Mom the little ornament I had made at school for our Christmas tree. My mom was always ecstatic and she encouraged my brother and I put our homemade decorations on the tree. She always said back then that someday…

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Five Gifts Five Ways

I can remember being a little girl and watching, completely fascinated, by my Grandmother’s swift hands as she folded and tucked gift wrap carefully and lovingly around a flat rectangular gift box. I had the important duty of handing her scotch tape and to this day that smell brings back, like a flood, those memories…

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DIY No-Sew Holiday Stockings

I will never forget the first time my husband and I got one another presents for our stockings. We both filled it with one another’s favourite candies and silly little things from the dollar store. It was pretty much the best part of that first Christmas together as we opened our stockings in bed on…

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Holiday living room makeover

As part of my job, I’m fortunate to be able to change my décor from season to season in my own home. I truly enjoy the process, but this particular project has so much more meaning to me as it gave me a small opportunity to give back for the many sacrifices my parents have…

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