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Christmas Morning Smoothie & a Breakfast Hop!

I warned you. The Breville Boss arrived in our home and here I am thinking I am Martha Stewart. Though I strongly suspect Martha would be making avant-garde smoothies with home grown kale and mystical chia seeds from some plant she propagated on her own that I’ve never heard of. So you get my recipe – a 3 ingredient smoothie for all the time you do not have on Christmas morning, while asking your kids to non-chalantly pose in front…

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A Review of the Breville Boss Blender and a BIG Breville Giveaway!

This post is dedicated to our older daughter, otherwise known as the smoothie Queen. Every single day, she would pull out our food processor and make – rather try to make – a fruit smoothie after school. It wasn’t bad at first but then it got old really fast, as lot of the smoothies she likes to drink and attempts at home made Frappuccino’s, ended in spectacular disaster. The food processor was just not cutting it, no pun intended. So…

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DIY Christmas Cards and a Christmas Craft Blog Hop!

I say this every year but I think this may be the last year I make Christmas cards. Not because I don’t like making them but because there are so many great designs out there right now that *I* want to buy. What a great pitch this is for a post where I am about to write about how you can make your own (I’d blame the spiked eggnog but I haven’t reached that far into the Christmas season as…

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DIY – Twig Wreath

I need another wreath in this house like my husband needs another Christmas tree. We have four Christmas trees, including the new 9 foot one in our living room. Nine feet. What? I mean who does that? Oh wait, my husband. But of course when you get an idea in your head in the late summer when you’re pruning dogwood bushes and think to yourself “These would make a great wreath form”, you make it anyway. Here’s what I did…

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DIY Mini Wishing Jar Ornaments

I spent the better part of our weekend cleaning up glitter. So of course I am going to share with you how you too can clean up your own glitter that will make its way onto every surface of your home, just by making these cute “Wishing Jar” ornaments. I am half kidding. Yes it’s a bit messy but your kids will love it. Really. Here’s what you’ll need: Mini Jars (I got mine at Dollarama) Gold Stars Fine Gold…

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Our Top 5 Picks from the Hasbro Holiday Gift Guide and a Giveaway!

We are shamelessly a toy family. I don’t even try and hide it anymore. We go big and all out for Christmas. I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea and that’s totally fine, but I swear to you my kids have done intervention’s when I attempt to donate any older toys. Our 7 year old daughter genuinely plays with *everything*and I also have toys from my childhood that I have personally kept, so they know that I can’t win…

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How to make a Festive Felt Christmas wreath

Ok. Christmas crafts in our house are underway. I’ve toned them down this year because well, there’s a lot of nice holiday products in stores. Yes I just said that. My hypocrisy is very obvious as I am about to show you how I made (and how you can make) a festive felt Christmas wreath. This is one of the exceptions to this season becauseĀ I love felt. It’s easily up there with my absolute favourite material to craft with it…

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Why my butcher block countertops and mineral oil are getting a divorce

I know. You’re sitting there thinking “Is she seriously writing another post about her butcher block countertops?” Consider me your science experiment. No really. Take my mistakes and trial and errors and learn from them, so you don’t have to go through all of this with your counters. If this is this is the first time you’re here, may I suggest reading my first two posts on the subject of butcher blocks. Adventures in Staining Butcher BlockĀ  – This where…

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