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What to look for when buying a Mixer and a $400 Breville Giveaway! #ScraperMixerPro

Lean in really close. I have a secret to tell you. The girl who hates cooking actually bakes. By bakes I mean every weekend I make cookies, muffins and other recipes that make the house smell good. I don’t blog about baking and I am not quite sure why. It’s not like people ever search for recipes on Pinterest do they? Uh huh. Well do you want to know what I use to mix my ingredients with? A fork and…

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How to make your own Elf on the Shelf door

Let me preface this post with the following screen grab: Huffington Post Yes. That’s me. Making the headlines of the Huff Po. I told you, I live on Twitter. You’re probably wondering how the hell this post is not “upping the game” for your Elf right? Well, there’s a long story behind our Elf but I’ll make it short and sweet. One day she arrived at our door courtesy of the mail carrier, sent over by my mother. Who back…

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How to make Glitter Christmas Cards in less than 5 minutes

By the time you the time it takes you to finish reading this post, you will have been able to have made this card. Possibly more. Every year I make Christmas cards and every year I try to think of something easy. Sometimes that works out. Other times I pull back muscles. This year? These glitter Christmas cards, they take 5 minutes to make. Did I mention easy? Yes I used glitter. I hate glitter. But in this case, it…

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The felt chain garland craft that never ends

Last year we made some pom pom ornaments. No wait, my mistake, 2 years ago we made pom pom ornaments. I present exhibit A. Pom Pom Ornaments This craft has taken on a life of it’s own on Pinterest. My kids made MORE of them this year. I refused. If you need to know why, go read the post. Then if you try and make it, don’t say you weren’t warned. Well, like childbirth when you’re supposed to forget the…

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DIY Rustic Christmas Wreath

The only time of year you will ever hear me speak the words “Rustic” and “Decor” in the same sentence is around Christmastime. It’s not that I don’t like farmhouse and rustic decor (I think it’s beautiful) it’s just not necessarily our overall home aesthetic. However, Christmas time is a time where your house can explode into a calculated mess of everything red, traditional, kitschy, glitter bombs, wood and substances you didn’t even know could be used to make decorations…

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Have a Very Merry Scandi-Canadian Christmas with Lowe’s! #LoveLowes

If you happen to follow me on Twitter, you will know I have a very fun rapport with the Lowe’s Twitter social media team. They affectionately share my sense of humour and I have repeated many times of how they are a great example of a brand that really understands how to do social media well. So when I got an email from their PR team asking if I wanted to join their Blogger Program and collaborate on a holiday…

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DIY Rustic Sieve Christmas Wreath

Once upon a time, a long time ago, I picked up a strange round object at the Salvation Army. Listen, if you cook or bake in any way you’re going to look at me and go how the hell did you not know what a sieve is? I looked at the shape of it and said “Hey, you need to be upcycled into something and used as decor.” vs “I can’t wait to use this in my kitchen.” I’m sorry.…

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Wrapping Paper Scrap Christmas Cards

This is going to be short and sweet because the kids have a PA Day this week and I have a weekend full of crazy ahead of me. This years Christmas cards are coming soon, but last year for a variety of crazy reasons I did not blog over the Holidays. I know. I don’t understand that either. But just in case you need some inspiration for your Holiday cards, here are the ones I made for last Christmas where…

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