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Our ULTIMATE favourite Christmas cookie recipes we do every year!
Baking, Dessert, DIY Family Food, DIY Kids Activities, DIY Parties & Holidays, DIY Recipes

Our Favourite Christmas Cookie Recipes (+How to make them FAST!)

We LOVE baking in our house, especially when it’s CHRISTMAS BAKING! It’s such a fun and relaxing activity for me, and my girls enjoy it too. They’re all very interested in how recipes are put together, and they love to decorate cookies. After several years of Christmas baking, I’ve come to love a few recipes that we make year after year. These Christmas cookie recipes – gingerbread cookies, sugar cookies & whipped shortbread cookies – are staples in our home, and today I want to share our special recipes with YOU! I’ll also show you how I bulk bake them & get them done early so that you can relax over the holidays.Continue reading

French Country Farmhouse Christmas Dining Room & Table Decorating Ideas
Christmas Decor, DIY Home Decor, DIY Parties & Holidays

French Country Farmhouse Christmas Dining Room & Table Setting

I’ve been feeling rather confused about which direction I want to go with our Christmas decor this year. I’m not sure if it’s the over abundance of social media or if it’s the fact that I took on a little too much work this season… either way, it’s been a struggle! I really love Christmas and the joy and peace we celebrate at this time of year, so with that in mind I tried to quiet all of the other voices around me for a little while and work on our first Christmas-y room in our home – our dining room. I used mostly what I already had in my holiday decor stash, and focused the decor around the feeling of peace and calmness. Welcome to our French country farmhouse inspired dining room all decorated for Christmas!Continue reading

DIY Home Decor, DIY Parties & Holidays

DIY Scarf Garland + The Creative Corner #171: DIY, Craft & Home Decor Link Party

Happy, happy Sunday, friends! It’s craft, DIY & home decor link party time – welcome to  The Creative Corner! I’m excited for another week of linking up your favourite projects.

Thanks so much to those of you that linked up your projects last week. So many of you are linking up and sharing your creations, and I love seeing all of your projects. Thanks for the inspiration!

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Unicorn Inspired Christmas Tree Decorating Idea
Christmas Decor, DIY Home Decor, DIY Parties & Holidays

Unicorn Inspired Christmas Tree

My daughter Little A’s 6th birthday is on November 20th, and we’re going to be celebrating it unicorn style this year! She loves all things unicorn, so we both agreed this would be a fabulous theme for her party. When I purchased a new Christmas tree this year for the Holiday season, I decided that I may as well set it up a little early instead of hauling it into storage and then out again so soon. (That’s my excuse anyway, and I’m sticking to it!) When Little A saw the tree, she wondered if we could hold off until AFTER her birthday to decorate it, but then we thought of a better idea – why not make it a UNICORN tree?! This unicorn inspired Christmas tree will be the perfect decoration for A’s party, and it turned out so cute that I thought I needed to share it with you here today.Continue reading

Holiday 2017 Trends Mood Board with Texture
DIY Home Decor, DIY Parties & Holidays, Life

2017 Holiday Trends Mood Board with Texture

Brought to you by Texture and TheCo.

I’m already excited and thinking about our Holiday plans this year. How about you? Every year in the Fall I start rolling Christmas decorating, fashion and food ideas around in my head, and as soon as mid-November hits I’m ready to go. I use a lot of things as inspiration for my Holiday style – my personal taste, nature, history, new products, fellow bloggers and designers – but one of my favourite style resources are magazines. There’s nothing quite like the perfect styling and photography that’s found in a magazine, and today with the help of Texture I want to share with you some 2017 Holiday trends that I’m loving this year!
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Canada Day Patriotic S'mores Bar
DIY Family Food, DIY Parties & Holidays

Canada Day S’mores Bar

My daughters were introduced to s’mores only very recently, and now that they’ve tasted these roasted marshmallow sandwiches from heaven, they’re hooked! As a fun surprise for them for this Canada Day long weekend, I thought it would be fun to set up a patriotic s’mores bar on our patio. Here’s how I set up this cute DIY dessert bar, and how you can make your own Canada Day S’mores bar, too!
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