How to Wrap Gifts without Wrapping Paper!

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December 3, 2019

I’ve always lamented how much wrapping paper gets wasted at Christmas time, so this year I came up with some gift wrap tips for minimalists on how to wrap gifts without wrapping paper! ( Say that 5 times fast lol!) This year I bought simple white paper boxes and bags and embellished them with ribbon, […]

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10 Gift Ideas for Kids that aren’t Toys!

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November 29, 2019

If your house is anything like mine, it’s filled with too many plastic toys! This Christmas I am refusing to fill the house with more plastic (and we will donate much of what we have now). This year, we are focusing on non-disposable, non-plastic, non-consumeristic gifts in our quest to become more minimal. Here are […]

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5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Him – That He Might Actually Like

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November 27, 2019

If the men in your life are anything like mine, they can be a little hard to shop for. And by a little, I mean a lot! Finding Christmas gift ideas for him can be a challenge! Here are 5 different ideas the he might…just might… like! PANTS Every guy I talk to at work […]

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Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas for Her

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November 27, 2019

Gift Giving is my love language and each holiday season I carefully choose thoughtful presents for my friends and family. It’s a fun challenge to find unique Christmas gift ideas for each person on my list! Here are some of my best ideas for her this year! TOP GIFTS FOR HER Note: I tend to […]

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5 Unique Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers

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November 26, 2019

We’ve been blessed with amazing teaching staff throughout our daughters’ first years in school! I try to find thoughtful and useful gifts for our teachers that show our sincere appreciation for all their hard work and the care they give our kids each day! Sometimes gift guides have so many products listed that it can […]

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Free Printable Christmas Planner

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November 24, 2019

The holiday season can be so stressful. There are so many events to attend, gifts to buy, decorating and wrapping to be done, meals to prepare etc.. Sometimes it can feel completely overwhelming. This year I created a Christmas Planner to help me stay organized and on budget! If you’d like to print out a […]

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DIY Christmas Advent Calendar with Printable Tags

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November 8, 2019

Each year we buy the girls Christmas Advent calendars. They are usually the inexpensive ones you can buy for a few dollars with chocolates inside. We splurged on Playmobil calendars last year. The girls loved those! I wanted to do something a little special this year! I made this DIY Advent calendar made from simple […]

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A Bright & Happy Halloween Party

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October 14, 2019

My youngest daughter has an October birthday and it’s always fun to tie a Halloween theme into the fun! This year summer was short and wet here in Edmonton…so I felt like lightening things up in our screen room with a bright and happy Halloween party set up! We usually put the patio furniture in […]

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How to Set an Effortless Easter Tablescape with Crate & Barrel

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April 8, 2019

I like to keep my Easter décor simple. My girls (5 and 7 years old) won’t let me get away without festooning the house with an assortment of bunnies and eggs. However, by keeping the palette neutral and classic I can enjoy the season as well! This year I teamed up with Crate&Barrel to create […]

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7 Easy & Unique Gift Wrapping Ideas

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November 25, 2018

I love giving gifts. In fact, gift-giving is my main love language according to Gary Chapman. (If you haven’t read about the 5 love languages it’s a must! It will change your life and how you view your relationships!) There’s nothing I love more than picking out the perfect, thoughtful gift for a friend or […]

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