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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

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 […]


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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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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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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 […]


hand painted 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

Festive Stovetop Potpourri – Make Your Home Smell Like Christmas!


December 13, 2019

When I want to house to smell good over the holidays, this festive stovetop potpourri is my go-to solution. It creates the most delicious aroma and it looks so pretty simmering away on the stove! What is Stovetop Potpourri? Make Your House Smell Yummy Naturally! There’s nothing better than walking into a house that smells […]


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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 fun ideas on how to wrap gifts without wrapping paper! I love how you can make each gift personalized and extra special without creating unnecessary waste. Buy Plain Boxes & Bags This year I bought […]


Scandinavian Christmas tablescape

A Minimal & Modern Country Christmas Table Setting


December 1, 2019

I love setting a beautiful table, especially at Christmas time! Christmas decor doesn’t have to be thematic or expensive. I set up this modern country Christmas table setting using items I already owned. The minimal and neutral palette blends beautifully with the snowy scene outdoors! Fresh Garland Ceiling Installation Last year I made an indoor […]


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