Category: HOLIDAYS

  • Introducing Merry Magazine! A Handmade Holiday Guide

    Introducing Merry Magazine! A Handmade Holiday Guide

    So I’ve never been pregnant but this is the closest thing to giving birth that I can relate to. Today I’m so excited to welcome into the world Merry magazine . She’s my baby. Merry is a 100 page online magazine packed with original and awesome handmade holiday inspiration from myself and some of my talented creative […]

  • GOOD EATS: bocconcini cheese snowmen appetizer

    GOOD EATS: bocconcini cheese snowmen appetizer

    How can you look at these adorable little guys and not smile?! I don’t care how old you are, these should be on any holiday party hostess’ appetizer table. Like seriously – look at them! They are almost too cute to eat. Almost. I bet you were just thinking “mmm, a snowman caprese bite or […]

  • MAKE IT: DIY holiday gift tags

    MAKE IT: DIY holiday gift tags

    If you’re like me and keep all your crafty scraps then you probably have a bunch of short pieces of ribbon tucked away that aren’t really long enough to be super useful, until now. This really easy DIY is a great way to use up scrap ribbon or gives you a reason to go buy […]

  • photo holiday cards with Shutterfly

    photo holiday cards with Shutterfly

    Ok, so this post is either going to make you laugh at me, make you think I’m a total narcissist or make you go out and order some cards with you or your family’s face plastered all over them. Hopefully it will be the latter. Here’s the thing – I absolutely love Shutterfly and their beautiful […]

  • DIY: holiday cheers mimosa bar

    DIY: holiday cheers mimosa bar

    And…..the holiday flood gates are open. I’m not sure if you’ve been following along on Instagram or Facebook but you may have seen me post a few sneak peeks of an upcoming project (#MerryMag). Well I’m happy to announce that Merry magazine dropped today! It’s an online mag jam packed with holiday handmade inspiration that put […]

  • EVENTS: grown-up halloween party ideas

    EVENTS: grown-up halloween party ideas

    I admit that I’ve been a little bit distracted (read: completely consumed) by my kitchen reno and have neglected my fave holiday, halloween. The end is near with the kitchen people, stay tuned. But as far as halloween, which I loooooove, it’s fun to go crazy and if you have kids it’s kinda part of […]

  • DIY: handmade christmas card with Cricut

    DIY: handmade christmas card with Cricut

    I know, I know…you’re like “get out of my face Christmas, I’m not ready for you”. I feel the same way and I can promise you that there will be no more signs of Christmas until after Halloween but I had to share with you my latest Cricut Design Space Star Challenge project that I submitted […]

  • DIY: 5 thrift shop halloween costume ideas

    DIY: 5 thrift shop halloween costume ideas

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadian friends and readers! Today many of us are gathered around the table filling our bellies and being thankful. Or we’re on the couch recovering from a turkey hangover. While we’re celebrating one holiday, I admit that my mind is on my most favourite holiday that’s just around the […]

  • DRINK UP: Canada Day Strawberry Coconut Margarita Recipe

    Canadians aren’t exactly known for our over the top patriotism. But when there’s a reason to proud, we’re there waving our flags. You could say Canada Day is a great day to celebrate being Canadian. What are you up to? I’ll be celebrating with a patio BBQ party but of course and I’ll be showing […]

  • DIY: spring rosette candy jars for Easter

    I’ll be honest, Easter isn’t my favourite DIY holiday. It’s probably because I don’t have little monsters…errr I mean the sweet pitter patter of feet running around doing egg hunts. But when our friend’s at May Arts Ribbon generously offered for us to raid their ribbon selection for our monthly blogger DIY group, I thought I would […]

  • {DIY: free printable valentine coffee sleeves}

    Well aren’t you lucky. Two Valentine DIY‘s in one week. For the last minute people out there who don’t want to make a big deal of valentines day but want to acknowledge it in some little way, this is for you. Here are four free coffee cup sleeve printables so you can make your babe’s […]

  • DIY: gold leaf heart vase

    DIY: gold leaf heart vase

    Whether you’re lucky enough to get some flowers on Valentine’s day or if you treat yourself (yeah!) you’ll need some place to put them. How about giving your plain dollar store vase a little touch of golden love? It’s so easy that I’m almost embarrassed to show you. So first I’m going to show you […]

  • DIY Valentine goodie bags

    DIY Valentine goodie bags

    I’m happy to be participating in my very first blog hop today. That means you’re getting 10 great posts for the price of 1! Keep reading to get this adorable free printable to make some sweet valentine goodie bags for your sweets and at the end you’ll find 9 more fabulous valentine DIY’s from my […]

  • {LOVE: Be Mine, Be Minted $100 Valentines GIVEAWAY}

    Love it or hate it, it’s that time to wear your heart on your sleeve. Now I’ve been single longer than I would ever admit publicly so for the record this message of love is brought to you by a party of one. I think we should take Valentine’s Day away from the lovers and […]


    Happy new year everyone! Make it count. Are you curious? Find out what the stars have in store for you with this 2014 horescope.