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5 Tips for Hosting an Easy Summer BBQ

Getting together with friends and family over food, has never been easier!  Here are 5 Tips for Hosting an Easy Summer BBQ!

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I think it’s obvious that I love to cook and bake, but at the same time I’m the first person to admit that there are times when it’s just nice to buy things that are ready to go.  This is especially true for last minute gatherings with friends and family…impromptu BBQ’s on summer nights are the best.  So I gathered some friends together for a BBQ and we tried out some of President’s Choice new Canadiana themed food from the PC Insider’s Collection!

Here are 5 tips to make these last minute get togethers fun and stress free!

5 Tips for Hosting an Easy Summer BBQ

1.  Buy everything that you can

Sometimes it’s just nice, and necessary, to buy everything that you need to host a BBQ with friends.  It takes the load off and means that you don’t have to spend the day in the kitchen preparing dinner!  We bought premade burgers, smokies, chips, buns, drinks dessert and Maple Marshmallow s’more ingredients!  I did make a pasta salad, but only because I wanted to!

5 Tips for Hosting an Easy Summer BBQ

For this BBQ we tried out the PC Loads of Canadiana Beef Burger and PC Poutine Flavour Smokies!  It was a great opportunity to try some fun new flavours!

5 Tips for Hosting an Easy Summer BBQ

2.  Make it self serve

Make dinner a buffet.  Spread everything you are serving out on a table, and let your guest help themselves.  People love to do this…it feels casual and fun.

5 Tips for Hosting an Easy Summer BBQ

3.  Put all the drinks into a cooler with ice

Fill up a cooler with ice and put it out on the deck where you will be having dinner.  That way your guests can just help themselves when they want something!  We put out a selection of PC Organics Watermelon Lemonade, iced tea, PC De-Alcoholized Lemon Radlers, and Caesar’s using the new PC Bacon Flavour Tomato Clam Cocktail!

5 Tips for Hosting an Easy Summer BBQ

4.  Keep the set up simple.

Host everything outdoors, this makes clean up so easy!  Then throw on a table cloth, put out paper plates, napkins and cutlery.  Set out cushions for comfort, string some lights around your patio, light candles and don’t forget to keep the bugs away with a citronella candle.  An easy breezy night.

5 Tips for Hosting an Easy Summer BBQ

5.  Don’t stress

But most of all, don’t stress.  Nights like these are supposed to be fun.  That’s why you’re buying what you need…so you can sit back, relax and enjoy your impromptu night with friends.

5 Tips for Hosting an Easy Summer BBQ

Have a delicious day!

Disclosure:  This post has been sponsored by President’s Choice, owned by Loblaw Companies Limited.  But as always the pictures, my voice, all content, and opinions are mine alone.  Happy Summer! xo

7 Ways to String Lights in your Backyard!

Make your backyard a twinkly retreat with some quick and simple ideas using string lights!

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This post has been sponsored by Wayfair Canada!  But as always all thoughts, ideas, opinions and such are my own.

One of the nicest things about summer nights, is being able to sit out on the deck under all of our twinkly lights.  There’s just something so pretty about the light they cast…it almost feels as if we’re sitting in our own little fairy garden.

7 Ways to String Lights in your Backyard!

The best thing about using string lights for lighting is how easy they are to hang.  Pretty much anywhere you would like them, you can hang them.  My favourite though, is to drape them along sort of droopy looking, as opposed to a straight line.

7 Ways to String Lights in your Backyard!

Last summer I put together the easiest patio light project and I still love it SO much.  Above is a picture of the lights strung around our deck space, hung from wooden poles on each of the corners.  I used to just go out and sit there under all the lights.  Pretty pretty pretty.

7 Ways to String Lights in your Backyard

This year I’ve added more string lights, but this time I have draped them all along our newly painted fence.  It feels like a magic garden out here now.  All.  The.  Lights.

There really isn’t an easier way to add such pretty ambient lighting to a yard!  I used the same hooks along the fence post, as I used for my project last year.  The hooks are great because you can put up and take down the strings of lights when ever you need to.  So pretty.  You can find me here just chilling.

If you have been dreaming of stringing lights in your garden space, don’t wait another minute!  Just hang them.  You won’t regret all your lovely nights under their twinkle.  Here are more ideas of where you can hang string lights:

7 Ways to String Lights in your Backyard:

  • String lights along your fence.
  • Hang strings of lights from poles placed on the corners of your deck.
  • Run lights along your deck railing.
  • Hang lights back and forth along the inside your deck pergola or gazebo.
  • String lights in backyard trees.
  • String lights from a tree to your deck space, so your yard is lit up.
  • Hang lights on your patio umbrella.

String Light Ideas:

There are so many different kinds of string lights to choose from.  Here are some fun examples from Wayfair (each of the picture squares are clickable):

Have an inspired day!

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Gardening with Kids

Gardening with Kids can be fun!  Get them involved in planting seeds, flowers and a fruit and vegetable garden.  It’s so good for kids to get first hand experience with how to grow a garden!

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Can you believe that it’s already time to start planting our gardens?  The start of gardening season sneaks up on me every year, and I think it’s because our transition from winter to spring is not very obvious.  One day it’s spring, the next day it’s winter.  Literally.  But then it happens, all of a sudden it’s May Long weekend, and suddenly we have permission to garden.  Oh the relief!  So I burn off to the garden centre with all the optimism a Canadian feels once winter is truly and finally behind them.  Because if the garden centre is ready and full of plants, it’s time right?!  Yes.

Gardening with Kids

So on a sunny and warm morning this week, I ventured off to our local PC® Garden Centre and filled my cart.  It was one of those trips where I told myself that I would only get a few things, but then left with a trunk full of plants…and maybe the front seat too.  But who’s counting?  😉

Gardening with Kids

Who can resist colourful planters full of beautiful and lush flowers?  Not this gal.  Nope, I left with 3 of these planters for our deck.  I just loved the pink and purple combo…

Gardening with Kids

But my real goal on this trip was to gather plants for our edible garden.  The kids and I have been talking about planting an edible garden on our deck this year, and they want to be involved!  When kids want to help in the garden, I say let them!  Especially when it comes to growing fruits and vegetables.  I think it’s really important for kids to see and feel where food comes from.  It’s just too easy for us to get our veggies and fruits from the grocery store, so any chance I get to have the kids experience where food comes from, I take it.

Gardening with Kids

This season PC® Garden Centres are full of bright and colourful planters, ready to grow.  We were immediately drawn to the colour co-ordinated pots…kids love the bright visuals!  Red cages, red tomatoes, into the cart they go.  So fun.

Gardening with Kids

Then we loaded up the cart with seeds, companion flowers like marigolds and pansies, a flat of strawberries, a Garden Salad pot, tomato plants, fertilizer and colourful pots.  Now we’re all set to get planting our edible garden!  Although, I do have one more trip to make, and that is to go get the new PC® Triple Strawberry Combo…this collection contains three plants, one of each of Framberries, Pineberries and Strawberry Seaburst (you can see them in the online garden book here).  One of the things I love most about the PC® Garden Centres are their unique varieties of plants like these strawberries.  I always know each year when I visit, there will be something new.

Gardening with Kids

Another new plant that I couldn’t resist were these petunias!  Aren’t they amazing?  They look like they were splashed with bleach. So awesome.  I bought 2 baskets 😉

My kid on weed duty.  Every kid needs to experience lawn dandelion removal in their child hood. Hahaha!

Tips for Gardening with Kids:

Make it fun!  Let them pick plant varieties that appeal to them.

Give your kids a special pot to tend.  Make them responsible for planting and keeping it watered!

Don’t stress. You have your garden, let them have theirs (even one special pot).

Get them involved with the harvest!  Having a fresh salad tonight?  Let them pick the lettuce.  Need herbs?  Let them pick them from the pots.  It’s so good for kids to see where real food comes from.

Make it colourful!  Kids love colour!  Colourful pots, colourful flowers.

This is the special pot my 13 year old son picked!  I love this bright and cheery purple and green combo!  I see gardening in his future.  Love that.

Will you be gardening with your kids this year?  Any tips?

Disclosure:  I was compensated to write this post for PC® Garden Centres, but as always all thoughts, images and words are my own.  They really have beautiful plants in their garden centres!

Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Pizzas + 25 Valentine’s Day Ideas!

These Heart Shaped Pizzas with Heart Shaped Pepperoni are perfect for Valentine’s Day!  And with this recipe, you can make the dough with your bread machine!  Easy and delicious.

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Valentine’s Day is coming soon!  Do you celebrate?  Decorate? Or make yummy treats?  If you’re looking for some ideas for love day, I’m hoping today’s blog post will get you into the Valentine’s Day frame of mind!  I’ve joined together with 24 talented Canadian bloggers to bring you a total of 25 amazing Valentine’s Day projects, with everything from recipes, table settings, drinks, wreaths, crafts, decorating ideas…you name it, it’s here!  You will find images and links to all the amazing projects created just for you, at the bottom of this post.  I love bloggers.

For my contribution to this collaboration I created these Heart Shaped Pizzas for Valentine’s Day.  I love to make themed pizzas for different holidays…I made this ghost pizza for Halloween, and now these heart pizzas for love day.  Come see how I made them!

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

Pizza is always a favourite around here, especially homemade pizza!  You just can’t beat the taste of a homemade crust…this crust recipe is crunchy, yet light, and so flavourful.  But one of the best things about it, is that you can make it in the bread machine.  SO easy.

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

To make these pizzas festive and special just for Valentine’s Day, not only did I shape the dough into hearts, but I also cut the pepperoni into heart shapes using a small cookie cutter.  Aren’t they deliciously adorable?!  Has pepperoni ever looked more cute?

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

After stretching the homemade pizza dough into hearts, I spread on some pizza sauce.  You can use either homemade or pre-made pizza sauce, I use pre-made sauce because it’s easy.   Eventually I hope to create an easy homemade sauce recipe, but for now, pre-made works great!

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

After I cut out the heart shaped pepperonis, there were quite a few leftover pieces.  I didn’t want to waste this pepperoni so I added them under the cheese so you couldn’t see it, but makes these pizzas extra pepperoni-y!  SO good.

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

Sprinkle on some cheese.  Ok, A LOT of cheese.  #allthecheese

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

And now to decorate!  These heart shaped pepperonis are the cutest.

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

Bake and wait as your cheesy pepperoni pizza bakes and bubbles away in your oven.  It’s worth the wait.

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

Ready to eat…yummmmmmmm

Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

Even after baking the pizzas the heart shaped pepperonis hold their shape really nicely.  Such a fun and a great way to enjoy a family Valentine’s Day dinner!

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Heart Shaped Pizzas for Valentine's Day

These Heart Shaped Pizzas are perfect for Valentine's Day.  With this recipe, you can make the dough with your bread machine!

Servings 6
Author Jo-Anna@APrettyLife

Ingredients

Pizza Dough Ingredients:

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast

Pizza Toppings:

  • 3 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup pizza sauce (more if needed)
  • pepperoni, cut into heart shapes (see instructions below)

Instructions

Making the Pizza Dough:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to your bread machine.
  2. Select the Dough/Pasta cycle (it's usually about a 1 hr and 30 minute cycle).
  3. Once the dough cycle has completed, remove the dough to a surface lightly dusted with flour, and cover with a clean tea towel. Let rise for 15 minutes.
  4. Roll out and shape the dough into one large heart shape, or 3 medium hearts, then transfer to a prepared baking sheet. (I prepare a baking sheet with a light layer of olive oil, or some corn meal.)

Assembling the Pizzas:

  1. To make the pepperoni hearts, use a small heart shaped cookie cutter and cut out the hearts.  Set aside.

  2. Spread the pizza sauce onto the heart shaped dough bases..

  3. Add the pepperoni extras from cutting out the heart shapes (not the hearts, but the edges so you don't waste any pepperoni).  See picture.

  4. Sprinkle on the grated cheese.

  5. Add the pepperoni hearts.

  6. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is bubbling.

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Valentine's Day Heart Shaped Pizzas

25 Sweet Valentine’s Day Ideas

Now it’s time to see more fantastic Valentine’s Day ideas!  I hope you get a chance to visit the all of the talented bloggers listed below, as they share their projects over the course of the next week!  There are some ah-mazing projects.  You can also follow along on Instagram with the #CBValentinesDay hashtag!

25 Valentine's Day Ideas

Monday

Heart Shaped Pizzas for Valentine’s Day by Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life
Blood Orange Limoncello Cocktail for Valentine’s Day by Tara of Suburble
Ombre Cake Makeover from a Grocery Store Cake by Colleen of Lemon Thistle
Valentine’s Popcorn by Janella of Ma Belle Vie
“Warm Heart” Hand Warmers by Sarah of Flourish & Knot

Tuesday

Valentine’s Day Embroidery Projects by Heather of Home to Heather
Valentine’s Candy Inspired Table Setting by Andrea of Personally Andrea
Valentine Heart Strawberry Pop Tarts by Jen of Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Valentine’s Day Date Night In Gift Basket Idea by Christina of The DIY Mommy
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookies by Shauna of Satori Design for Living

Wednesday

Felt Valentine’s Day Cards by Alex of Northstory
Lovey Dovey Vegan Chocolate Bark by Joann of Woman in Real Life
Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging by Thalita of The Learner Observer
DIY Valentine String Art by Tash of The Dreamhouse Project
Fluffy Valentine Sugar Cookies by Kendra of Joy In Our Home

Thursday

Easy DIY Valentine’s Wreath by Laurie of VinYet ETC
Raspberry Pie Mousse Cups by Daniela of Lifeovereasy
Valentine’s Day Breakfast by Dannyelle of Life is a Party
Valentine’s Mantel by Jen of Rambling Renovators
Boyfriend Bouquet | Floating Heart Terrarium by Cynthia of Cynthia Zamaria

Friday

Embroidery Hoop Valentine Art by Christine of The DIY Dreamer
“You & Me” Wood Sign by Lindi of Love Create Celebrate
Chocolate and Coconut Coated Heart Mini-Cakes by Jane and Sonja of Sustain My Craft Habit
DIY String Heart Wall Hanging by Melissa of The Sweet Escape
Heart Shaped Marshmallows for Valentine’s Day by Christine of Amidst the Chaos

Have a delicious day!

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Heart Shaped Pizzas for Valentine's Day

Winter Living Room Decorating

Embrace winter and decorate your home to reflect this beautiful season!

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This year during the week between Christmas and New Years I took down all of my Christmas decorations.  It seemed like the perfect time to get our house back in order.  There’s just something so beautiful about that lull between holidays, the pressure of Christmas is off, the fridge is stocked with delicious holiday leftovers…but the best part is that we never have much on our schedule so we’re sloooooow moving.  The kids are busy with their Christmas gifts, and I get busy getting my house cleaned and ready for January.  One of my most favourite feelings is that one when the house is a clean slate again…the tree is down, the decorations are put away, and now I have a fresh start.  I love January.

At this point many people start decorating for Valentine’s Day, but I just can’t, it’s too early.  I don’t want to move too fast into the next holiday, so instead, this is the time of year when I choose to embrace winter.  Currently we are in a deep freeze with more snow in the forecast, so there is no denying winter is here to stay for a while.  And instead of dreading it, we embrace it, both outdoors and indoors.  Outside we’ve been busy snowshoeing, skating, walking, and tobogganing, and inside we’re cozying up on the couch with homemade hot chocolate, fires and tonnes of Netflix.

So come inside my winter home, it’s fresh and cozy in here.

Winter Living Room Decorating

Winter Living Room Decorating

The nice thing about decorating for winter is the use of bright and fresh winter colours like white and and icy shades of blue.  These colours create such a cheery and light space.

Winter Living Room Decorating

I started with my mantel which is the focus of our living room area.  I wanted to keep it simple and light so I didn’t do much decorating here.  I added in natural elements like pine cones and birch branches, which both are things I love so much in home decor.  I used many of the same elements on my Winter Porch!

Winter Living Room Decorating

I actually kept a couple of things out from my Christmas decor…I left the pinecone garland on the mantle, and kept out the tree candle holders, but moved them to my bookcases.  I think they both work great for winter decorating.

Winter Living Room Decorating

But my favourite part of our winter living room is our couch loaded with soft blankets and tonnes of pillows.  I have a thing for throw pillows in case you haven’t noticed!  But I love how they look on my couch, and I like to snuggle in with them…my husband not so much, he tends to shove them aside but whatevs.  😉

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Molly loves the pillows too.  Isn’t she the cutest?

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I found the snowy owl and birch tree pillows on clearance at Chapters…they were part of their Christmas decor, but I thought they were perfect for winter…the snowy owl and birch trees are all images of our Canadian winters and I LOVE that.

Winter Living Room Decorating

When I was growing up seeing Snowy Owls swoop between fields was a regular occurrence, so when I saw this pillow I was instantly in love.

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Love love love so much.

Winter Living Room Decorating

Winter Living Room Decorating

Fresh and airy, yet comfy.  I’m really happy with how it came together, I especially love it at night with the fire going and candles lit.  It’s all of this that helps me love January as much as I do.

Winter Living Room Decorating

So there is my winter living room!  We’re going to enjoy it for a couple of weeks until I pull out all of the Valentine decorations!  Do you decorate for winter?  Or do you go straight to Valentine’s Day?

If you haven’t seen my Winter Porch, make sure to pop over!

Decorating the Porch for Winter

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Decorating the Porch for Winter

Decorating the Porch for Winter is a great way to embrace this beautiful season and greet your friends & family!

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Let’s take a little adventure today and visit a couple of beautiful winter porches, and maybe gather some inspiration to decorate your own porch, entryway or front step for winter!  I’m participating in a Winter Porch Blog hop with Design, Dining and Diapers and House 214 Design, and we are excited to share our winter decorating with you!  Winter is a beautiful time to decorate…

With winter being our most predominant season here, I think we should welcome it with open arms. Or at least a decorated porch!  Haha!  But honestly, I like welcoming in our different seasons with a little festive decor…it helps break up the monotony of what can feel like a verrrrrrry long winter/spring.  And I have to admit the house feels pretty bare after all the Christmas decorations come down.  So to keep our home feeling cozy during our winter, I add some winter decorations.  I’ve got my living room all decorated, and yesterday I decorated my porch.

Welcome to my Winter Porch!

Decorating the Porch for Winter

Because our winter has been SO cold and snowy this year, I decided to decorate to reflect this weather…which I love, I might add!  Cold and snow needs cozy and rustic, so that’s how I decorated.  And as you can see we have a tonne of snow, and it just keeps coming and coming but I love it.

Decorating the Porch for Winter

To decorate this porch space, I decided to ‘shop’ my home, so to speak.  My goal this year is to keep things as simple and minimal as I can around here, so that means less shopping for stuff.  I have too much stuff already, so I’m just going to try to decorate in new ways with it all.  This porch was decorated with items I have already.  Love that.

Decorating the Porch for Winter

Cozy blankets, pillows, candles, my favourite Sorel winter boots, snowflakes, birch logs and pine cones.  Wintery indeed.

Decorating the Porch for Winter

Decorating the Porch for Winter

What I love most about this space is how quiet and neutral it is.  All soft  colours that reflect what our winters look like here…white, brown, grey, sparkly.  Calming and really lovely.  Winter really is a nice season.

Decorating the Porch for Winter

Add some light from the candles and this is a lovely winter space.

Decorating the Porch for Winter

I love how it all came together…it almost makes me want to sit out here with a cup of hot chocolate.  I said almost.

Decorating the Porch for Winter

Now hop on over to visit Taryn’s Winter Porch over on Design, Dining and Diapers!

Design, Dining and Diapers Winter Porch

So how about you?  Do you decorate for winter?  Or are you all ready for Valentine’s Day?

Have an inspired day!

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Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour, I’m so happy to have you here!  My home tour is 1 of 29 Canadian Holiday Home Tours hosted by the lovely Christina of The DIY Mommy!  29 homes…isn’t that amazing?!  I hope you can take a moment to visit more gorgeous holiday homes…I have the links at the bottom of my post.

So today is my day to share, and I’m so excited that you are here!  The halls are all decked out, the fire is lit and our mugs are full of eggnog.  It’s a magical time of year isn’t it?  Welcome to my holiday home.  It’s Christmas all up in here y’all!

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

And just in time for your visit, it decided to snow.  I can’t even tell you how excited this made me!  I’m one of those Canadians that absolutely LOVES the snow and the cold, so this was a welcome site to wake up to!  And because I love you, I wanted to make sure you saw the snow too…I even barricaded the door for a few hours so no one would put footprints in this picture!  True story.  You might have seen my picture over on my Facebook page?  LOL  Since then I changed a few things and added my Winter Wonderland Bottle Brush Wreath to the door, and hung my Vintage Truck Wreath on the light fixture.

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So I begin my tour on our front porch…while we may not spend any time out here during the winter because it’s just too darn cold (in fact at this very moment as I write this it’s – 21 degrees C with a – 31 windchill!), but I like my front porch to welcome family and friends to our home in a festive and comforting way.  With lights, greenery and plenty of pretty!

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

This year I have once again embraced traditional colours of Christmas…reds, greens, white…with plaid, faux fur, birch wood and fresh greens.  These are the elements I remember from Christmas’s of my childhood, and it makes my heart happy to surround my family in them for Christmas this year.

Now, come on in where’s it’s cozy and warm.

Come on inside…I’ve got a fire going and hot chocolate to warm you up!

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

First, let’s stop at the office. Last year we had a gorgeous flocked tree in our living space which we absolutely loved, but this year the consensus was to once again have a real tree in the living room.  But because I adore my flocked tree SO much, I decided to put it up in our office and I love love it.  It’s the nicest lighting to work by…so festive and pretty.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

This tree is all decked out in red and white with candy cane ribbon…I just love it.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

And as sit in my office this is the view I have of our staircase.  Staircases were meant to be decorated with festive garland weren’t they?  Now let’s head into the living room where it’s definitely Christmas!

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

I can’t resist bottle brush trees, so I thought why not put a few out on display?  They’re the cutest.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

But my favourite space in my Christmas home this year is this little corner in our living room…I love everything about it…our tree, the mantel, our stockings, the plaid pillows…love love love.

Pretty Christmas Mantel

And I actually decorated our mantel for Christmas this year!  With all the Christmas decorating I do, I tend to overlook my mantel.  I think it’s mainly because the tree is such a focus in this room, and I never really knew how to balance it with decorating the mantel…I just didn’t know what to do with it.  But this year I had a vision and went with it…and it all started with those adorable skate stockings!

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

But seriously, these stockings.  Aren’t they the cutest?!  Why I’ve never hung them on our mantel before, I’ll never understand!  They need to be hung because they’re the best.

Pretty Evergreen Wreath. Just add fresh evergreen sprigs to a faux evergreen wreath to make it look more authentic.

Then to tie everything together I hung the Simple Evergreen Wreath I made last year, but updated it by stuffing in some fresh evergreen sprigs and added a Buffalo Plaid ribbon.  Love.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Then I added more fresh evergreens right onto the mantel ledge…everything is more festive with evergreen branches!  And it smells amazing.  I love how it came together.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

And of course our tree!  This year we decided to go back to tradition and get a real tree, and I’m so happy we did.  It smells wonderful and looks right at home again in our living room.  Our tree is loaded with ornaments of all different shapes, colours, and themes…some are from mine and my husbands childhood, some are the kids, many are homemade by the kids over the years and some are new that I have found and loved along the way.  It’s eclectic, meaningful and perfect.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Now it’s time to cozy on up to the fire with a hot cup of tea and enjoy the season.

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

Merry and Bright Christmas Home Tour

I love all the lights at night…so does Miss Molly…

So that is my holiday home tour, I hope you enjoyed it and maybe found some inspiration to deck your own halls this season!  If you are looking for more ideas for your own space, I hope you can take some time to check out these beautiful Christmas homes that are part of this years Canadian Bloggers Home Tour!  I love this tour because I really just enjoy seeing how everyone decorates their home for the season…everyone has such a different style, but they’re all amazing!  Another great way is to follow the hashtag #CBHomeTour on Instagram!

Now Let’s Go On A Canadian Bloggers Home Tour!

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Monday

northern  //  style exposure   //  The Learner Observer  //  The Uncommon Law
Heather In Heels  //  Clean and Scentsible  //  The Sweetest Digs

Tuesday

Amidst the Chaos  //  Brooklyn Berry Designs  //  lemon Thistle
Suburble  //  Life is a Party  //  PMQ for two

Wednesday

Love Create Celebrate  // Satori Design for Living  // A Pop of Pretty
So Much Better With Age  // VinYet ETC  //  Woman in Real Life

Thursday

The DIY Mommy  //  Fresh Crush  //  Time With Thea
A Pretty Life  Me!  //  Home To Heather  //  Nalles House

Friday

This Little Estate  //  Craftberry Bush   //  The Happy Housie
Kimpowerstyle  //  Elliven Studio

Have a very Merry day!

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