Mini Yarn Wreath Christmas Tree Ornaments #CDNHandmadeHoliday


So last weekend I was quietly minding my own business, doing a little Christmas crafting, when my husband came into the room and the following conversation took place: Him:  "Why are you making mini wreaths?" Me:  "Oh I just thought I'd hang one on the front door." Him:  "But you won't be able to see it." Me:  Staring. Him:  Silence. Me:  "They're Christmas tree ornaments." Him:  "Oh that makes sense." Seriously.  I still die laughing at the thought of the whole thing.  Like h … [Read more...]

Grey Cup Recipes


Well it's Grey Cup time next weekend!  And it just so happens that my home citys team is in the big game!  Ok, who am I trying to kid?  I actually had to do a search on the net to see who was in it this year haha...nonetheless, if there's an excuse for game day food this is it right? Ain't no party like a football partaaaaaay! And it just so happens that I have some recipes that make for great game here you are, 10 Delicious Grey Cup Recipes. Go Stamps!  ;) - - - - - - Let's ea … [Read more...]

2 Roasted Chickens, 7 Meal Ideas!


Weeknight meal planning and cooking can really be a challenge...we're all busy, everyone is hungry and time is of the essence.  There are days when I really have to dig deep to figure out what we're having for dinner!  And more often than I'd like to admit we turn to take out.  But if I plan properly, and bake and cook in big batches I can avoid all that dinner planning stress. One of my go-to big batch meals is roasted chicken, either roasting them at home, our purchasing rotisserie chicken fr … [Read more...]

Eggnog Bundt Cake with Eggnog Sugar Glaze


The other day I was sitting on the couch watching The Walking Dead with my husband and thought....hmmm I should make an eggnog bundt cake.  True story.  Why this occurred to me at that moment, I have no idea.  I think that it's likely due to the fact that my brain is pretty much never quiet.  That and I do everything I can not to pay attention to The Walking Dead because really, it's a horrible show.  It really is.  Anyway.  At least one good thing came out of it that idea. This idea. … [Read more...]

Caramel Corn


 Hello friends!  Today I wanted to share a recipe with you that is a family favourite! This Caramel Corn is actually my Grandma's recipe that I remember my Mom making during the holiday season.  Every year I looked forward to it, and now I make it for my family who love it as much as I did!  I absolutely love recipes that get passed down through the generations...there's something so special about sharing a recipe with your loved ones that generations before you have been enjoying too.  Love tha … [Read more...]

Weekend Reads {Edition 4}


Happy Sunday friends!  I hope you all have had a great weekend so far! We've been busy on our basement reno, Christmas crafting and visiting with's been a really nice weekend so far!  Today I plan on working on more Christmas posts...I love this time of year!  Anyway, I hope you enjoy this weekends edition of Weekend Reads! What's new here on A Pretty Life: I started some new Pinterest boards for the Christmas season!  I've been busy pinning some great things. Follow me her … [Read more...]

Ginger Spice Molasses Cookies {Holiday Eats}


Oooooh I'm super excited to share my first cookie recipe of the holiday season with you!  I love holiday baking and it can never come fast enough for me...especially Christmas cookies like shortbread, Turtle cookies, and Rugelach. Christmas cookies are the best.  Seriously. This post is part of a Rustic Christmas Blog Hop that I'm participating in with some extremely talented Canadian bloggers!  Check out their projects at the bottom of this post...some beautiful ideas there! So now, let's get … [Read more...]

Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas


Hello friends!  Well this is the last post from my collaboration with Canadian Tire for the launch of their new CANVAS holiday line.  I really enjoyed putting all of these projects together, and I hope you found them inspiring for your own holidays!  In case you missed them I decorated my front porch, set a mixed metallics holiday tablescape and made a holiday wreath for my chalkboard wall.  Today I'm sharing some Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas!  Gift wrapping doesn't have to be boring or stre … [Read more...]

Silver and Gold Christmas Porch


Today I'm sharing my Silver and Gold Christmas Porch that I worked on as part of the Canadian Tire Christmas catalogue launch.  In case you missed the others, so far I've shared my Holiday Wreath & Chalkboard Feature Wall, and Mixed Metallic Holiday Tablescape. - - - - - - Decorating my front porch for the holidays is one of my most favourite decorating things to do. I love to be able to greet my guests with a fun and festive entrance! And it is such an easy space to decorate because rea … [Read more...]