Author: TheSweetEscape

  • 2015 Sweet Escape Review

    2015 Sweet Escape Review

    Well, looky who’s back. Why is it sooooo hard to get back into the swing of things after the holiday madness? Like why do I all of a sudden turn into a sloth? Not surprisingly there’s been a whole lotta reviews, roundups, reflections, predictions, and goal setting for the past and present year popping up […]

  • DIY: Paper Ornament

    DIY: Paper Ornament

    Just in case you’re a bit of a last-minute holiday slacker and still haven’t put up your tree and feel like getting your craft on then this is for you. I don’t know about you but I like to change up my holiday decor a little bit every year. It can get expensive to totally change […]

  • DIY Modern Wreath Wall Hanging

    DIY Modern Wreath Wall Hanging

    A little while ago I was asked by the fine people at Makeful TV if I would be interested in hosting a holiday-ish DIY workshop for their first ever blogger event. Gimme a craft and an audience and I’m ready to go. They were open to me choosing my own project, which is awesome, and I […]

  • PRETTY TECH: Free Holiday Wallpaper Download

    PRETTY TECH: Free Holiday Wallpaper Download

    You may recognize this adorable guy from a fabulous publication named Merry. Yeah, we’ve kinda been talking about it a lot. We can’t help it, we’re still gushing over the mag filled with handmade holiday inspiration. We’ve gotten so many comments about the cover that we thought it would be fun to make it into a […]

  • Almond Snowball Cookies Recipe

    Almond Snowball Cookies Recipe

    Don’t let their simplicity fool you. These little snowball cookies are jam packed with nutty almond flavour. Like throwing a snowball, you can’t stop at one. It’s impossible, I’ve conducted an extensive study. My Italian family makes very similar cookies, in fact you may see/hear them referred to as Italian cookies or Russian tea cakes. Those people don’t […]

  • Merry Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

    Merry Handmade Holiday Gift Guide

    Have you had a chance to check out Merry Mag yet? There’s tons of great holiday handmade inspiration in there. But if you’re not really the crafty type and don’t love holiday market crowds but love to support makers then you’ll want to check out the Merry Handmade Holiday Gift Guide. Here’s a peek of […]

  • Introducing Merry Mag Holiday + DIY Hot Cocoa Bar

    Introducing Merry Mag Holiday + DIY Hot Cocoa Bar

    This really does deserve a drumroll because it was an event to make it happen! I’m super (tired) and excited to introduce Merry Mag Holiday 2015!! I can’t believe we’ve come full circle and this crazy idea I had a year ago is back and still going strong. If you’re late to the game, Merry […]

  • Merry & Bright with Hot Pop Factory

    Merry & Bright with Hot Pop Factory

    Today I have something for both the craft and tech nerds out there, myself included. I wouldn’t say I’m a huge tech nerd but it’s kinda part of the job and when I got the chance to combine crafts with lasers, well that was a no brainer. When the cool people at Hot Pop Factory […]

  • Drink up: Holiday Sangria Recipe

    Drink up: Holiday Sangria Recipe

    So I admit it, my favourite part of the holidays is the shindigs – the good, the bad, the ugly, I love them all. It’s the only time of the year where you can actually wear those outfits you bought “for that time when I need to get dressed up” and over indulge on food […]

  • Styling: Our Fall Tablescape with Pottery Barn

    Styling: Our Fall Tablescape with Pottery Barn

    I know everyone out there is itching to sink their teeth into the holiday madness but I’m still lingering on Fall over here. Plus for our American friends, they still have their big Thanksgiving feast to look forward to. Whether you’re hosting for the big feast or just having an extra special Sunday dinner, this […]

  • Reese’s Spread Peanut Butter Chocolate Milkshake

    Reese’s Spread Peanut Butter Chocolate Milkshake

    Man, it’s been too long since I’ve shared something delicious with you. The good news is that I have a mouth-watering treat to share with you, the bad news is that I’m about to get you totally hooked on something. Like, wake up in the middle of the night and eat it out of the […]

  • Hello Holiday Guide by Leon’s is here!

    Hello Holiday Guide by Leon’s is here!

    If you know me and haven’t seen me around for, ohhhh say, the last 3 months or so it’s because I’ve been pouring my blood, sweat and tears into this baby. It’s time to say Hello Holiday! with this guide for your happy holiday home by Leon’s furniture. It’s full of holiday home decor, DIY […]

  • SPACES: My Loft Living Room Makeover

    SPACES: My Loft Living Room Makeover

    I hate to admit it but I realized that I’m one of those people that will get 80% of a project done super fast then drag my feet getting the last 20% done. It happened with my kitchen makeover and now with my loft living room update. The good news is that it’s done and […]

  • STYLING: Summer Dinner Party Video

    STYLING: Summer Dinner Party Video

    I know it’s cliche as hell but damn I’ve been busy. Like wake up early to do some work, go to work, come home and work kinda busy. Which is why I’m a little bit behind on the blog updates. But it’s all good stuff! So let’s just take advantage of my tardiness and pretend […]

  • A Weekend in Prince Edward County

    A Weekend in Prince Edward County

    I hope you all had a great weekend! It was the long Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada so today is really like a Monday for me. Posting on Tuesday has nothing at all to do with the fact that I’m soooo behind in blog world. The truth is that I have so much cool stuff […]