Tips for Trimming Your Tree

Tips for Trimming Your Tree

The Christmas season is one of my favourite times of the year, and part of the reason is because I absolutely love decorating for the holidays.  We typically put up three trees:  one in the dining room, one in the living room, and one in the basement for the kids.  Unfortunately we’ve never been able to have a real tree due to family allergies, but I’ve managed to find some gorgeous artificial trees over the years… and on the plus side, I can start my decorating a little earlier in the season!

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Top Cook-Books for the Holidays

Top Cook-Books for the Holidays

I think we can all agree that one of the best aspects of the holiday season is all of the yummy food!  Food is such a huge part of the season – whether we enjoy certain traditional meals because they are cultural, or have become traditional treats in our homes – or simply because we love the social aspect of gathering together with family and friends over a delicious meal – the flavours of the season are something we all understand and can appreciate!

With both American Thanksgiving, and the Holiday season approaching, I thought it would be fun to highlight some awesome cook-books, along with suggestions for dishes you may wish to incorporate into your own seasonal meals!  Who knows?  You may even start a new tradition!

Each cook-book on this list has been selected for a specific reason, and each offers a range of delicious meal options, from appetizers, to mains, to side-dishes, to desserts!

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Fall Chilli Cook-Off

Fall Chilli Cook-Off

Fall is one of my favourite times of the year, and I’m always looking for ways to celebrate the season.  I also really love hosting people in our home, and creating events and spaces where our friends and family feel welcome.

If you’ve been following me for awhile then you’ll already know that we did a major overhaul in our backyard this last summer, which resulted in our own little backyard oasis.  The only downside was that it took almost the entire summer for us to complete the project, so I was feeling like we hadn’t had much time to enjoy it by the time September rolled around.

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