Caramel Corn

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 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...]

Ginger Spice Molasses Cookies {Holiday Eats}

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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

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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

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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...]

Mixed Metallic Holiday Tablescape

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I love to create beautiful and festive tablescapes for holiday gatherings!  But to be honest, this is not something I've always enjoyed.  In fact, I used to feel overwhelmed by the idea that everything had to be perfect, but when I realized that not only is perfection not realistic, it's also just not necessary.  Setting a beautiful table for the holidays is actually very simple.  If you have boxes of Christmas decor and ornaments, you have a treasure trove of table decor! Setting a table is the … [Read more...]

My Holiday Wreath & Chalkboard Feature Wall

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 Hello friends! This week I'm jumping into the holiday season with two feet, and sharing my holiday projects that I worked on for Canadian Tire.  I have been waiting for quite some time to share these projects...I love the holiday season!  My hope is that you will feel inspired and in a holiday decorating spirit! The first project that I wanted to share is my holiday ornament wreath hung on my chalkboard feature wall, which was inspired by the very fun chalkboard trend!  I have a wall nook in m … [Read more...]

An Exciting Collaboration with Canadian Tire for the Holidays!

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I'm so excited to finally be able to share my collaboration with Canadian Tire with you! I have been wanting to share this collaboration with you for months, but I've been sworn to secrecy since August!  Yes, August!  While out on our summer vacation in Ucluelet I received an e-mail from Canadian Tire asking if I would like to collaborate on some projects for their new Christmas catalogue and the launch of their new CANVAS Holiday line.  I remember lying in our camper listening to the ocean wave … [Read more...]

Easy Silver Bells Wreath Ornament

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Hi there! Well it's almost the big day, and I finally feel like I've got things coming together.  My gifts are bought, and I even got a few wrapped...it's a miracle really (speaking of wrapping and holiday prep...have you seen my 'Keeping it real' series going on on my Facebook page?  I'm having fun sharing some of my holiday realities with you...I figured we could all use some holiday realness and a few giggles).  Anyway, I'm really really looking forward to Monday when I'm going to unplug for … [Read more...]

Easy Last Minute DIY Christmas Ornaments

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Hi friends!  I'm so grateful that you came by today...it's such a busy time of year, so I'm thankful that you've taken time out of your day to visit!  If you still have a few gifts to get, I have a really great and really simple project for you! I've been seeing these DIY Christmas ornaments all over and I really wanted to make a couple of my own for our tree and for gifts!  These are so easy to make...less than 5 minutes each, and they cost less than $3.  Yep.  $3.  Awesome! These silver and … [Read more...]