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Shop for Hope with Winners and HomeSense


I know you still have a few people on your list to shop for.  I know it’s getting down to the wire and you just want to get it done.  I have the answer.  Head to Winners or HomeSense and pick up something from the Shop for Hope line.  Look at how cute that owl […]

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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

rocky mountains

A few days ago, Jack Frost decorated town for the holidays.  Every tree received a glistening coat of white hoarfrost.  Hoarfrost occurs when there’s humidity in the air when the temperature plunges.  This humidity freezes in the air and deposits onto the trees as it falls.  It is often formed from large crystals so it […]

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Gluten Free Orange Spice Christmas Cookies

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  The story of these Gluten Free Orange Spice Christmas Cookies starts with an evergreen. We started our weekend by wrestling with an 8 foot tall tree until it sat atop our car.  Such a strange tradition isn’t it?  The husband and I bickered and argued as we do every year during this task.  “That’s […]

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Raising the Bar Stool. A Makeover Story.

chair makeover before photo

An extremely awesome friend of mine, Jessica, had these counter height stools in her home.  She was done with them.  They just weren’t working for her any more and when I took them off her hands I could almost feel the relief washing over her.  You’ve all had that feeling haven’t you?  That purging sense […]

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Simple Holiday Greenery

christmas decor

Well, December has arrived and I suppose it’s time to start decking the halls! I tend to go at this in a slow and steady manner instead of all at once.  We love to have a real tree so we won’t put that up for a few weeks yet but I love to have greenery […]

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Win Tickets to the CPO!

A Merry Little Pops

Need some assistance to get into the spirit of the season? The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra has got you covered. There’s no possible way to leave A Merry Little Pops without your heart growing a few sizes. What a perfect family evening full of music and good cheer! For event info and to order tickets click […]

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In the Age of the Mean Girl

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I look to the shampoo chair and she’s beaming as the stylist scrubs, washes and conditions her hair.  I explain that months ago, she’d cut her own hair and it had taken ages to grow long enough for a proper cut.  I agreed that she could have it chin length, as she wanted, and when […]

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Fisher-Price Smart Stages Mower Review

Fisher Price learning levels mower

  By Katie Edwards Katie writes about easy kids’ party ideas at Best Birthdays. She’s a librarian and researcher, and obviously a mom. She works for a non-profit in Calgary.   I have two kids under 5 years old, which means if we enter a toy store, we are there for at least an hour. […]

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Filling up the Walls

family room wall before

We have delicious high ceilings in this house which we love.  They make things seem so open, airy and light, but they also leave giant walls to fill.  Lots of huge open spaces means things can feel a bit sparse and undone.  The task of filling up our wall space has been a bit overwhelming […]

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Holiday Candied Popcorn Bars

Christmas popcorn bars

Going into the holiday season, I love having a treat recipe up my sleeve that will please everyone, is easy to make and doesn’t break the bank.  This is such a recipe.  These candied popcorn bars are so simple, yet they are sticky and satisfying and hit the right note for holiday entertaining.  The great […]