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Christmas

Christmas

Merry Christmas! {Video}

It's Christmas Day!  Today we're celebrating Jesus' birthday and the many ways that we are blessed through Him!  May your Christmas be a time of reconnecting and renewal, and may…
Christmas

Creative & Unique Ways to Wrap Gifts

Merry Christmas!  The Big Day is only 11 days away, and the big rush is on.  If you haven't got all your shopping done (like me), you're probably looking for…
Book Club

Celebrating Advent, One Day At A Time

Christmas is coming!  And with it comes the hustle and bustle of lists, shopping, baking, planning, cleaning, hosting and traveling.  But there's one thing we plan on doing this year,…
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DIY Painted Mason Jars

I was privy to a conversation the other day about how stressful hosting your family for Christmas can be.  And it really can be. But when Pinterest was born, planning…
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DIY Dried Fruit Christmas Centerpiece

Dried fruit decorations at Christmas create a rustic, homey atmosphere, and what more could you want during the season of giving and spending time with family! Dried fruit is easy…
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Christmas Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars

It's a dull grey day outside today, and my kitchen was in desperate need of being warmed up.  I had a Betty Crocker Pumpkin Spice Bars mix that I wanted…
Book Club

S’Mores Chocolate Chip Tarts

The summery taste of s'mores combined with the down home yumminess of chocolate chip cookies - so delicious! You can't go wrong with this super easy way to dress up…
Elf on the Shelf
Christmas

Dear Elf on the Shelf …

It's not you, it's me. You're a bit of a heart-breaker, aren't you?  You're adorable, with your mischievous grin and your well-planned pranks.  You may be a bit of a…
Christmas

Snow Day

When I was a child, two words were synonymous with day-long tobogganing and spending time with my friends, all of us giddy and savouring the surprise of the unexpected: Snow…
Christmas

Why I Love Snow Days

If you live in Canada, you've experienced a Snow Day.  As a kid, winter mornings always started with Mom turning on the radio.  I don't think we ever really listened…
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{How To Be A Blessing}

I just read this blog on how to bless others who may be experiencing a tougher financial situation than most.  It had some great ideas and thoughts, but a perusal…
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