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How to Wrap Your Christmas Baking (+ Tiny Prints Giveaway – Ends 12/6)

I’m always trying to create interesting ways to wrap edible Christmas gifts. I think homemade cookies and breads are such an easy and heartfelt gift to give to neighbors and friends, don’t you? Today, I want to share with you a few fun ways to package your Christmas baking gifts this year. Then, scroll to the bottom of this post to see more Christmas gift wrapping ideas from my blogging friends & enter to win your own Tiny Prints goodies!
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Life, Reviews & Giveaways

Comfy Wardrobe Basics for Winter + A Silver Icing Giveaway (Ends 12/10)

What’s your favourite “winter uniform”? For me, I love, love, LOVE me a comfy tunic top and warm leggings or skinny jeans that I can layer over or under other pieces. I think this combo is just as comfortable as yoga pants or sweatpants, but it looks so much more put together! Lately, my favourite tunic and legging combo are these pieces I found from Silver Icing:Continue reading

DIY Crafts, DIY Family Food, DIY Home Decor, DIY Kids Activities, DIY Parties & Holidays, Reviews & Giveaways

A Fun Kids Christmas Table Setting Idea (+ Win A Holiday Party Pack from Stuck On You!)

Why should the adults have all of the pretty decorations on their table during Christmas dinner?! We often have a “kid table” at our holiday gatherings that’s especially for the little ones. I think it’s a lot of fun to make this little table a special and interesting place to sit, so here are some ideas that will make it just that! (Make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter to win an adorable Christmas party pack from Stuck On You!)Continue reading

DIY Family Food, DIY Parties & Holidays, DIY Recipes, Reviews & Giveaways

5 Essential Holiday Party Tips (+ My Thoughts on the Dyson V6 Absolute Vacuum)

I had the pleasure of hosting my first Christmas party of the season over the weekend and it was SO much fun! There’s something so wonderful about taking some time to hang out with friends and take a little break from our kidlets. We had some food, had some great conversation, and got to try out the Dyson V6 Absolute vacuum!Continue reading

DIY Home Decor, Reviews & Giveaways

DIY Living Room Styling Tips at The Edmonton Fall Home Show + Win Free Tickets!

Since winning the title of Western Canada’s Next Home Stylist this August, life has been one happy blur! I flew to Vancouver at the end of August for a meeting with Marketplace Events and Urban Barn to determine what my presentation would look like at the Western Canada home shows this Fall, and I presented at my first show last weekend in Calgary. I was SO nervous right before the presentation, but as soon as I connected with some smiling faces when I got on stage, I was OK. It was really exhilarating to speak on the main stage, and I truly loved it. I can’t wait to do it again! Continue reading

Fashion, Life, Reviews & Giveaways

What to Wear With Skinny Jeans This Fall + A Jewelry Giveaway!

It’s that time of year! It’s time to dust off the scarves and boots and enjoy Fall fashion. It’s so weird – every year at this time I get the clothing bug and I put a little more effort into my everyday “mom uniform” than I usually do. I don’t know if it’s because I love Autumn clothing so much or because my birthday is in September, but whatever the reason this is my yearly pattern.

This year, I’m embracing skinny jeans (or jeggings) and booties. If you missed my first petite curvy mom style post of the season, you can see all of my wardrobe basic picks over there with links to everything. Today I wanted to share with you some top ideas that I think pair well with skinnies for Fall. Plus, you’ll want to scroll to the very end of this post to enter to win some Elle Bliss Jewelry jewels and get an exclusive coupon code. They’re gorgeous and I loved how my Elle Bliss necklace and bracelets finished off these looks!Continue reading

DIY Kids Activities, Reviews & Giveaways

Back To School Clothes Shopping Tips + Little C’s French Inspired Wardrobe from Marshalls

It’s hard for me to take in, but my Little C is going to Grade 1 in September. That means she’ll go to school every weekday. Oh, I’m going to miss this girl! She’s so excited – she can’t wait to ride the bus every day and see her friends more. She’s already counting down the days. Recently, we’ve started shopping for her back-to-school wardrobe. The other day I asked Little C what kinds of clothes she wanted to wear to grade one. “Clothes that no one else is wearing!” she said. My breath caught in my throat – this girlie is just like me! I distinctly remember having exactly the same attitude about my wardrobe when I was in school. It made me smile and nod with mama pride!

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