Christmas Tradition Ideas

Whether you are just starting out or you've been your celebrating together for years, it is never too late to start some Christmas traditions. There is something magical about this time of year that makes us want to make lasting memories with our family. My own small family have several yearly Christmas traditions that make each any every holiday season special in their own way. I thought I would share some ideas that are easy and inexpensive to add to your December. Buy a New Ornament Every year buy a new ornament to put on…
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Stocking Stuffer Ideas

I am a big believer in the magic of Christmas and that means that Santa still makes his yearly visit to our home. Before I even had children of my own my sister told me something that stuck with me and I told my kids the same thing. She told her kids that Santa would never bring them anything that their parents couldn't afford because that would make parents feel bad for not being able to do it themselves. It seemed wise and she was pretty masterful at making Christmas magical despite her limited funds.…
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DIY Art You Can Do In Day

I am not an artist. At least not in a, you give me some paints and I'll give you the Mona Lisa, type way. In fact paint by numbers is about the level of art I think that I create. I am, however, a renter with boring beige walls everywhere and a desire to fill them with something bright and colourful. This is the perfect art project for someone, who like me, doesn't see themselves as artistic and doesn't have a lot of time. I easily managed this art project in a day but I…
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Father’s Day Coupons He’ll Love

I find my husband very difficult to shop for and his birthday and Father's Day fall within a few days of each other every year. As you might imagine that makes this time of year a little bit stressful for me. Of course, he would tell you that he is easy to shop for and that he will be happy with whatever I get him. This is possibly true but here's the thing, he likes expensive toys and we do not have a lot of our taste in common so I am constantly worried that…
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Picture Frame Makeover

A little while ago I mentioned to my friend Hannah that I was planning to hit the thrift stores in an effort to find some cool used picture frames. My plan was to give them a makeover and use them to add a punch of colour to my otherwise very bland wall (remember that i rent and can't paint the boring off white walls). Before I had made it to even one of the second hand stores I planned to visit, Hannah informed me she had found a bag of old frames amongst her attic…
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How To Guarantee That You Love Your Paint Colour

As soon as people discover that my education is in interior decorating their next questions are almost always about choosing paint colours. 'What colour do you think would look good in here?', 'Would you help me choose a colour for my bedroom?', 'What's the best colour for a kitchen?', 'What do think of a dark accent wall?', 'I am afraid of going to bold and getting tired of it, what do you think?',... I am totally happy to answer these questions (Depends on the colour of the furniture, how much natural lighting you get, and…
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Valentines Day Gift Ideas That Won’t Break The Bank

Valentines is just around the corner and you may be starting to feel the desire to find something to express just how much you love that special someone in your life. I have to admit that I find gift giving an amazingly stressful activity. I am constantly worried about whether they will like it or not. I tend to overthink and not enjoy the chance to demonstrate my affection like giving a gift should. In reality I don't think a gift has to be expensive or over the top to do this. I believe pretty…
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My Crocheting Obsession

About six weeks before Christmas I found that my extreme organisation had actually left me with a little extra time on my hands and I got the idea in my head that I would do handmade gifts for my friends. I hadn't crocheted in years but I figured with the help of YouTube that I could learn how to do scarves for some of them. I went to the craft store and bought my needle and a coupleĀ  skeins of yarn and went to work. What happened next surprised me, I became obsessed with my…
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5 Super Simple Gifts in a Jar

At this time of year we start thinking about all the gifts that we need and the people that perhaps we forgot to add to the list, but don't panic. I am a firm believer that Christmas is supposed to be fun and magical so let's leave stress out of it. If you have no idea what to give your kids' teachers, your next door neighbours or the name you pulled in the Secret Santa at work I think I have some ideas that are super easy to throw together and not very expensive either.…
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6 Fun Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

I went a bit crazy trying to recreate Pinterest pumpkins this year. I am not actually the biggest Halloween fan normally. I mean, don't get me wrong, I will throw up a few decorations and I like carving pumpkins but it is just not my favourite holiday. I like to focus more on the autumn stylings of this time of year, maybe it is because I absolutely hate anything gory or bloody and so much of Halloween is about trying to scare or gross people out. Still there is something super fun about pumpkins and…
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