Last Minute Christmas Recipes

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  Well today marks the official one week countdown to Christmas!  If you are still wondering what to put on your table this holiday season, here are some delicious last minute Christmas recipes for you!  These are a mixture of some great features from my Holiday Link Party, as well as a few of my favourite family recipes! There are main course ideas, side dishes, appetizers and desserts.  Enjoy!   - - - - - - - - Let's get eating! This Kale Salad with Pine Nuts and Pomeg … [Read more...]

Easy No Bake Christmas Desserts

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Since it's almost Christmas, I thought I'd share some easy no bake Christmas desserts with you!  We could all use some easy in our lives this time of year, I'm sure!  These scrumptious recipes are feature from our Holiday Recipes Link Party.  I hope you enjoy them...they're fast, delicious and perfect for the holiday season! - - - - - - - - This Tiger Butter by The Rolling Spoon looks SO good!  Aside from being served at Christmas, it would also make a great homemade gift for the teachers, … [Read more...]

Merry and Bright Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

Merry and Bright Embroidery Hoop Ornaments

Hello friends! Can you believe it's 10 days until Christmas?!  I officially declare this week gong show week...the week where I tackle my #paniclist.  I was chatting with my friend Tara of Suburble, and she referred to a Christmas To-Do list as a panic list.  Best description everrrrrr.  So that is what I'm doing this week...mildly panicking and getting things done!  Needless to say, I can't wait until the weekend! Anyway, I'm still full tilt and knee deep in Christmas planning and gift givi … [Read more...]

Christmas Music Playlist 2014

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I LOVE Christmas music...A LOT.  In fact, I sneak it into my car about mid November.  I figure since the holiday season is so short, I can start listening to it a little early right? I love so many different albums and types of Christmas music...I love classics like Bing Crosby and Ella Fitzgerald, but I also love newly released Christmas music.  And every year I like to put together a music playlist that's a mixture of all kinds of Christmas music, then I listen to all holiday season long.  T … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Cloud Dessert

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We're coming up to the final stretch before Christmas!  I can't believe how fast December is flying by, can you?!  I really have to remind myself to step back and enjoy the holiday season.  Next week I'm going to be slowing down over here and spend some quality time with my family...the kids are going to be off of school soon so we'll bake some whipped shortbread, make some cinnamon salt ornaments, build our gingerbread house, and hopefully get out to do some skating!  I'm really looking forward … [Read more...]

Delicious Holiday Appetizers

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Can you believe it's already the second week in December?  So much to do and so little time! Over the next couple of weeks we'll be getting together with friends and family in celebration of the holiday season, so I have been spending some time planning what we'll be eating.  Because, I mean food is the most important part right?  Food + friends and family = best time ever. I especially love nights where we hang out with wine in our hands and appies on the table.  So I've been busy pinning appe … [Read more...]

Baked Goat Cheese & Bacon Spinach Dip

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Hello friends!  I'm so thankful to have you here during this holiday season! Today with the help of 3 other bloggers:  Shauna of Satori Design for Living, Cheri of Kitchen Simplicity and Heather of Setting For Four, we are bringing some delicious recipes for the holiday season right to you! Here's what we made: Heather of Setting For Four made Snowball Cookies Shauna from Satori Design for Living made Festive Pomegranate Mojitos Cheri of Kitchen Simplicity made these adorable Gingerbread C … [Read more...]

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour 2014

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 Welcome to my Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour 2014! This year I spent a little more time than I usually do getting my home all ready for Christmas.  I'm not sure why, but I felt a little more overwhelmed at the idea of all the decorating (and a touch intimidated by all the beautiful home tours going on in blogland).  So I decided to give myself a few days (instead of a few hours) to decorate, and it was a lot less stressful having done it this way. And I figured that since the carpets wer … [Read more...]

Cheesy Baked Mexican Chicken Dip

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I'm officially knee deep in holiday season planning and prep!  How about you?  It's a crazy time of year, but I'm really trying to enjoy it...I don't want to go through my favourite time of year feeling stressed!  So my goal is to be prepared and plan for holiday parties and the big day well in advance so that I can enjoy all the moments when they arrive! One of the areas that I struggle with the most is food to be served before big dinners.  Appetizers.  I always struggle with what to make … [Read more...]