Getting ready to decorate for the holidays!

Christmas Inspriration Board

I'm getting ready to decorate for the holidays so wanted to share where I got my inspiration! - - - - - - - Getting ready to decorate for the holidays! This year I could hardly wait to decorate for the holidays, because this was the year I was going to change all of my Christmas decor!  In the past I have decorated my home in jewel tones, with a lot of turquoise, pink, purple and silver, and I really enjoyed all the colour, but it's time for a change.  I grew up with traditional Christmas … [Read more...]

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri

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With this Christmas Stovetop Potpourri, you are 5 minutes away from your home smelling like Christmas! - - - - - - It's time to kick off the holiday season, and what better way than to make your home smell just like Christmas without the fuss of actually having to bake something.   I mean, obviously I love to bake, but sometimes you just want your home to smell like you've been busy in the kitchen all day.  This easy Christmas Stovetop Potpourri will fill your home with the nostalgic smell of … [Read more...]

What to watch on Netflix right now! #StreamTeam

Jessica Jones

- - - - It's no secret how much I love Netflix, in fact we watch it every day.  And over time as new shows and movies get added, 'My List' just keeps on growing and growing and growing! So as part of my role in the Netflix Streamteam, I wanted to share what's currently on 'My List'!  And I'd love to know what is on yours, so leave a comment...I'm always looking for new shows to watch! Since we're on the topic, did you know you can create a customized list of all the movies and shows you want … [Read more...]

Crockpot Risotto Milanese

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Making risotto in a crockpot is a such a simple way to make this delicious side dish!  Using this cooking method requires less attention and less dishes!  Today I'm sharing a recipe for Crockpot Risotto Milanese, and I'm also sharing my thoughts on the new crockpot 'the Risotto Plus' by Breville. - - - - - - The thing that I've learned about crockpots over the years that I have been cooking with them, is that they really can be your best.  For our wedding 16 years ago we were gifted a crockpot … [Read more...]

Christmas in November

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I had the amazing opportunity to attend Christmas in November on behalf of Gastropost (Postmedia).  My job was to cover the event as I experienced it, and now I'm going to share some highlights of the event with you! - - - - - - This past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to attend Christmas in November at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Jasper, Alberta.  Christmas in November has been a tradition at the lodge for the past 27 years, and I finally got to go and experience it myself for … [Read more...]

My Every Day Home

An Every Day Home Tour  3{A Pretty Life}

This past week I had a photo shoot take place in my home (I'll share more details once the shoot goes live!), and while I was getting ready for it washing blinds, dusting, reorganizing etc., I was starting to feel some major self doubt about my home.  Which is nuts, I realize, but sometimes it happens.  Out of no where I just stared to feel like my home wasn't good enough to be published alongside some pretty gorgeous homes and big names.  But I was asked for a reason I guess, so I embraced … [Read more...]

Delicious Pumpkin Desserts

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This collection of Delicious Pumpkin Desserts is sure to fill your sweet pumpkin cravings! - - - - - Hi friends! I think it's a pretty well known fact around here that I love all things pumpkin...pancakes, oatmeal, biscuits, soup, snacks and especially desserts!  I shamelessly admit that I look forward to the pumpkin barrage that hits us in the fall.  Can't stop, won't stop! Today I'm sharing a delicious (and mega-easy) No Churn Pumpkin Coconut Ice Cream over on the Kendall-Jackson blog! … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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These Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are soft, chewy and chocolaty!  They will satisfy your cookie cravings in one pan!  You need to make them. - - - - - Sometimes making cookies can be a bit of a's not the mixing, it's more the time it takes to bake the full batch of dough. It's not a lot of time, but sometimes you just want to get everything done in one shot, know what I mean?  That's why cookie bars are SO great.  You make up a batch of cookie dough, press it into a baking pan and … [Read more...]

Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats for Toys Program

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Make a treat, make a difference!  This holiday season Kellogg's Canada will donate $20 to The Salvation Army for every Rice Krispie toy inspired treat photo shared using the hashtag #TreatsForToys!  Then The Salvation Army will use that money to donate toys to children in need!  Be a part of making a child smile this holiday season! - - - - - - November is here and the holiday season is upon us!  This also means that kids are putting together their Christmas lists in hopes of seeing their … [Read more...]

Ghost Pizzas for Halloween!

Ghost Pizzas for Halloween  {A Pretty Life}

Make Ghost Pizzas for Halloween!  Such a simple and fun dinner idea! - - - - - Happy Halloween! I wanted to pop in today to share this simple and spooky idea for your Halloween dinner!  Every year I try to make a spooky pizza for the kids for Halloween night.  Pizza is always a big hit in our home, especially the home made kind, and I love that it's an easy dinner for me to prepare, so it's a win win for everyone.  This year I created this ghost pizza for my little trick or … [Read more...]