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


November 22, 2020

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 that he might…just might… like! Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. This […]


Mini Gingerbread House Mug Hugger Cookies

How to Make Mini Gingerbread House Mug Hugger Cookies


November 12, 2020

I’ve been wanting to make these sweet little gingerbread house mug hugger cookies for a while, so a Christmas cookie exchange was the perfect opportunity. Scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to find 12 more Christmas cookie recipes from my talented blogging friends! Treat yourself to a slow morning with a […]


Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards & Gift Tags

Entertaining & Holidays

October 15, 2020

The older I get the more I crave simplicity. This Thanksgiving I set a minimal Scandinavian style table and I think it might be my favourite yet. I created classic printable Thanksgiving place cards that you could also use as seasonal gift tags once the holiday has passed! (You can download them further down in […]


Neutral and gold thanksgiving table

Mini Fall Floral Centerpiece Ideas

Seasonal Decor

October 8, 2020

It’s Canadian Thanksgiving this week so I’ve teamed up with some amazing bloggers to bring you some fall floral centerpiece ideas! I created this thrift store tablescape to see if I could make something pretty for just a few dollars and it ended up being one of my favourites. In order to stick to my […]


Fun Halloween Costumes for Small Dogs


September 20, 2020

Oh heeey, it’s Ollie here! I’m a lemon beagle. I like long walks, chasing bugs and stealing food off the kitchen counter while my Mamma is putting my sisters to bed. I had fun trying on Halloween costumes so that you could check out some ideas for your best friends this year too! Here are […]


A Simple Summer Tablescape for Casual Dining


July 9, 2020

Ahh summer… warm breezes, sunshine sparkling on the water, long lazy days, camping, sticky s’mores, stargazing and road trips! Summer is the best! Our summers are short and we like to make the most of them. The last thing we want to do on a hot summer day is to cook an elaborate meal or […]


Valentine's Day cards

Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards


January 27, 2020

I love Valentine’s Day! We decorate the house (see Valentine’s Day Decorating Ideas), bring in fresh flowers & candy, and create Valentine’s Day cards for the girls to bring to class! Here are some cute & free printable Valentine’s Day Cards! I love how you roll! This year, I thought we’d make our own Valentine’s […]


Neutral scandinavian Christmas mantle

Holiday Hosting Checklist – 10 Ways to Make Guests Feel Welcome


December 15, 2019

The holidays are a time for visiting and hosting and endless parties! Here’s a holiday hosting checklist of ways to make guests feel welcome in your home this season! #1 Make Room Welcome guests from the moment they walk up to the front door! Turn the porch lights on, put out a welcome mat and […]


Colourful Winter potpourri on the stove

Stovetop Potpourri – A Quick & Simple Recipe


December 13, 2019

When I want to house to smell good over the holidays, stovetop potpourri is my go-to solution. It creates the most delicious aroma and it looks pretty on the stove! I’m usually in a hurry over the holidays and I don’t have time to source fancy ingredients from a health food or speciality store. This […]


Minimalist gift wrapping

How to Wrap Gifts without Wrapping Paper!


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! Buy Plain Boxes & Bags This year I bought simple white paper boxes and bags and embellished them with ribbon, string, customized […]


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