Valentines Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

These Chocolate Chip Cookies are soft and chewy, and decorated with red & pink smarties, they're perfect for Valentines Day! xo - - - - - - It's February!  How is it already February?  At the speed that time currently seems to be flying, I'm hoping that the next thing I know it will be summer.  Because right about now I tire of winter.  We have very very very long winters here in Alberta, and while I enjoy the first few months of this season, I eventually get tired of the grey and cold and … [Read more...]

The Gift of Home Made

A few days ago my husband received the nicest package in the mail from his Mom...when I saw what she had sent over I could hardly believe my eyes.  It was a box full of hand made gift bags, complete with tissue paper and gift tags to be used to wrap our gifts.  It's not often that people send and receive home made gifts any more, so when such a beautiful one lands on your doorstep it feels amazing.  Now I know these bags were for my husband, but I am completely smitten with them.  So much so tha … [Read more...]

Christmas Place Setting Ideas

Setting a beautiful table at Christmas doesn't have to be hard!  I'm sharing some simple ideas to make your table festive! - - - - - - - I find when I'm cooking a meal for a big holiday or gathering, I tend to overlook the table setting then I'm scrambling last minute to make the table look nice.  But I really like the table to look nice, so now I try to plan ahead of time.  And over the years I have realized that the table doesn't have to be complicated to look beautiful, in fact the more si … [Read more...]

Christmas Thumbprint Cookies

Thumbprint Cookies are a must for your Christmas treat plate!  And double the batch because they're going to get eaten fast! - - - - - - What is it about the Christmas season that just makes one feel like there needs to be dozens and dozens of cookies around?  I'm not complaining because I love cookies almost more than life itself.  I just find it fascinating that as soon as December hits it's Christmas cookie madness all around.  That's ok, I'll jump on board...twist my rubber arm.  So now tha … [Read more...]

My 2015 Holiday Home Tour

Welcome to my holiday home tour!  I'm so happy to have you here.  xo - - - - - - - The wait is finally over...I can finally show you my holiday home and I couldn't be more excited!  There are big changes in here!  In fact, everything is completely different from last year, and it's just the change I have been waiting for, for so long.  Over the years I have yearned for more traditional Christmas decor and colours, and finally that is happened with help from Lowe's!  I've brought in reds, greens … [Read more...]

Mincemeat Pie

This Mincemeat Pie is the perfect Christmas dessert!  Serve it up warm with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream...delicious! - - - - - - - My friend Clare has been delivering mincemeat tarts, made from her family recipe, to our home every Christmas and we look forward to them every year.  I hadn't really been a big fan of mincemeat, at least that's what I thought until I tried Clare's tarts, and now I'm a convert.  I mentioned to Clare that I wanted to share her recipe with my readers and I'm so h … [Read more...]

White Chocolate Eggnog Scones with Eggnog Glaze

Eggnog scones are a delicious way to use up leftover eggnog!  Add a little white chocolate and eggnog glaze, and you have a perfect holiday snack or addition to brunch! - - - - - - Eggnog seems to be one of those things that I always have around during the holiday season, and at times it's just kind of sitting there in the fridge with no one really drinking it.  But because it's the Christmas season I feel compelled to buy it so I do, but I make sure not to let it go to waste.  I like to  … [Read more...]

Simple Evergreen Christmas Wreath

Today I'm participating in the Home for Christmas blog hop hosted by Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com!  I'm sharing my Simple Evergreen Christmas Wreath that you can make in less than 15 minutes with simple materials you might already have at home!  Simple decor, is beautiful decor. - - - - - - This year I have gone back to simple and more classic Christmas decor and colours and it makes my heart happy.  The older I get the more nostalgic I get for my childhood, and a big part of that was Chr … [Read more...]

My Holiday Home Part 1!

I'm so excited to be a part of Lowe's Holiday Home program which has allowed me to completely transform my home into a classic Christmas wonderland!  This year I'm fully embracing my love of the traditional holiday colours of red, green and white, and I'm mixing things up with plaids, faux fur and a tonne of natural elements!  And I can hardly wait to reveal it all! For this project I decided to give my main living space a Christmas makeover, including the tree, my mantel, and the staircases. … [Read more...]

Traditional and Festive Gift Wrapping Ideas

I'm sharing some simple & festive gift wrapping ideas using plaids and natural elements!  Perfect for Christmas! - - - - - - Welcome my friends!  I'm so happy you are here today because there is a TONNE of inspiration for your holiday gift wrapping.  I've teamed up with a group of very talented bloggers who are sharing some tips and ideas for wrapping.  First I'm going to share my project, then at the bottom of this post you can see more projects, then enter an amazing giveaway! - - - - - … [Read more...]