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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 […]


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How to Make Mini Gingerbread House Mug Hugger Cookies


November 12, 2020

Treat yourself to a slow morning with a good book, a latté, and a yummy mini gingerbread house “mug hugger” cookie on the side. Mug hugger cookies are a fun way to spice up your Christmas tea, latté or any other delicious hot drink. They are simple and fun to make and they can double […]


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Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards & Gift Tags


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 […]


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Mini Fall Floral Centerpiece Ideas


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 Thanksgiving 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 […]


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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 […]


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How To Make 10 Arrangements from Grocery Store Flowers


August 13, 2020

I love having fresh flowers in the house! But flowers can be expensive, especially beautiful arrangements from professional florists! Luckily it’s easy to fill your house with flowers for way less. Here’s how I make the most out of inexpensive grocery store flowers! The Best Grocery Store Flowers I found these bouquets at Costco, my […]


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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 […]


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10 Things To Do When Social Distancing Ends


April 17, 2020

As much as is doesn’t feel like it right now, social distancing and the COVID 19 pandemic will eventually end. What will life look like when it’s over? In part, that’s up to us! Here are 10 things to do when social distancing ends… #1 Slow Down The number one thing I’ve learned so far […]


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How To Make A Valentine’s Day Heart Piñata


January 30, 2020

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and this cute little mini heart pinata is an easy addition to your Valentine’s Day decor! I’m making one for each of my girls this year to hang at their places at the table. I usually make them a special breakfast and put out a few little decor […]


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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 […]


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