Alternative Christmas Gift Ideas for 2014

The Christmas cliché present is somewhat of a tradition – the socks, tangerines, the selection box of chocolates – most of us half expert to find some of these amongst our holiday gifts. However, it is always nice to receive something a bit more leftfield and unexpected. That’s why I’ve come up with a few suggestions. Here are some ideas for inspiration to help you get your friend or loved one something a little different this festive period. ...more

Holiday Attractions for Families

The holidays are here and the kids are out of school. What to do to keep the whole family entertained as well as keeping holiday spirits high? I've compiled a list of my favorite holiday theme parks and attractions around the country that kids of all ages, including adults, will enjoy! Plus, I've added in recommendations on where to grab a healthy bite for all sorts of special diet diners ; )...more

I Believe In Magic - Or At Least In Possibility

Every year, about this time, I always see several articles talking about all the reasons why parents choose not to embrace "the whole Santa thing." The reasons usually boil down to one of two things: either these parents are rejecting Santa because they want to focus their family's attention on the religious im...more

my break up letter to santa

Originally published on Santa, Santa, Santa. I’m not sure how much longer we can go on like this. I’m afraid that we’re just not good for each other anymore. Every year, I think it’s going to be different, but you don’t ever really change. ...more

Snap out of the Sweet Potato Blues

Sorry, Mr. Tired Holiday Sweet Potato Recipe, a cool new kid's in town!...more

DIY Holiday Chalkboard Jar Candle

It’s that magical time of the year. I’m kicking off the month of December with this fun holiday  chalkboard jar candle project.This candle looks beautiful as a centrepiece on the dining table during Christmas dinner or you can make several of these and assign spots at the dinner table by writing your guests’ names on the jar....more

I blame Charlie Brown (and probably too much coffee)

It's been simmering and was just below the surface. Then I watched Charlie Brown's Christmas Show last night and it happened.My Christmas Crazies started.Spending money and buying lots of "stuff" can leave me unbalanced at any time of the year, but this time of the year I get completely unbalanced materially and financially.(And have you indulged in Starbuck's bottled Iced Coffee - Vanilla? I may have just a little too much...)...more

Holiday Cold

Posted on November 28, 2014 ...more

Booze Baking: Mocha Rum Brownies


8 Great Holiday Skirts

The holidays are fast approaching. I’ve curated a selection of basic black with a few other pretty textures and patterns.Available at Anthropologie...more