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...]

Ghost Pizzas for Halloween!

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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...]

Last minute ideas for Thanksgiving!

Kale & Roasted Squash Fall Salad 3

In case you need some Last minute ideas for Thanksgiving, I've got you covered!  Everything from simple decor ideas, to pumpkin recipes, desserts and side dishes! - - - - - Like I do for almost all of our holidays, I tend to leave things to the last minute.  But I have a theory for this, I just work better under pressure.  If I have too much time to plan an event I end up overthinking and making more stress for myself.  So I tend to tackle things like holiday menus the week leading up to the … [Read more...]

Decorating for fall!

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I'm decorating for fall!  I really enjoyed putting together our mantel and decorating our living room for fall, and I hope you like it!  Maybe you'll even feel inspired to bring some fall into your home this season! - - - - - - It's the most wonderful tiiiiiiime of year!  It's fall and I want to shout my love of it from the rooftops.  The air is cool, the leaves are changing and I love it.  When September arrives it almost feels like the start of a new year...everthing feels fresh and … [Read more...]

Camping Food Checklist

Camping Food Checklist

Take the stress out of what food to pack on your next camping trip, with this camping food checklist!  And while you're here grab some camping recipe ideas too! - - - - - We love to camp.  It's just a great way to spend time with family, explore the world and enjoy the great outdoors!  We're not expert campers, but over the years we've managed to find a system that works for us, and we can get packed for our trips pretty quickly.  But one of the areas that I still find most challenging is meal … [Read more...]

My Summer Patio!

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I can't even begin to tell you of the relief I feel that we can now use our deck without needing to wear toques and mittens.  Nope, it's flip flop and fancy drink season on the patio!  Can I get a woot-woot?! We've been busy over the last couple of weeks getting our patio all ready to go.  We washed everything down, repainted the deck, trim and railings, bought some new chairs and cushions and planted all of our flowers.  It's been back breaking work but so satisfying now that it's all done. … [Read more...]

Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

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I really enjoy Easter, especially Easter eats.  At Easter I tend to make the same dishes year after year, but these food traditions are what we love most about this holiday.  Many of the recipes I use are ones I remember my Mom, or Aunts and Grandmas cooking from when we were growing up.  Things like Peanut Butter Confetti Cake, or 7 Layered Salad or Devilled Eggs...all really delicious comfort food.  When these dishes made an appearance it was like they were marking the arrival of spring.  Love … [Read more...]

Easter Basket Table Settings

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I've been having some fun with Easter planning this year.  I think it's because we've had a reaaaaaally long winter, and I'm dying for it to be over.  I just want spring and summer...warm sun, green grass, gardens, flowers, birds chirping.  It's time.  And I feel like Easter is the perfect time to pretend it's spring.  The stores and markets are full of fresh flowers and Easter decor, so I decided to embrace it. Earlier this week I prepared an Easter table setting for the Kendall-Jackson wines … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Recipe Ideas

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Hi friends! Lately I've been thinking about recipes for Valentines Day, even though it's still a month away!  I like this time of year and planning for Valentines Day even though we don't really do a lot for it.  I just like that it's a bright spot in what can be a dreary winter! So I thought I'd round up some recipes from my blog that would be delicious for loooooove day! Starting with this Olive Tapenade.  Last weekend I made this fresh take on the classic tapenade for a get together with … [Read more...]