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6 Easy DIY Home Hacks Using Reusable Shopping Bags

Well the holiday season has come to an end. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas for those of you who celebrate it. I had a big gathering this year and that meant a lot of boots at the entrance. Even after I had moved all our personal boots and shoes out of the… Continue reading 6 Easy DIY Home Hacks Using Reusable Shopping Bags

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DIY Dollar Store Barbie-Doll Christmas Tree That Barbie Can Decorate!

If you have a Barbie enthusiast this would make a great Christmas present! I saw this Christmas tree decoration in the Dollar store and knew it was a perfect size for Barbie. That got me looking around for what could go with it for decorations and I was amazed at what I was able to… Continue reading DIY Dollar Store Barbie-Doll Christmas Tree That Barbie Can Decorate!

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My Repurposed Christmas Tree Stand Make Overs

Our son got us a new Christmas tree a few years back so it was time to retire the old tree stand and it's been stuck away in a box ever since. I decided there had to be another way to incorporate it in my Christmas decor so here are few ideas I came up with.

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What Your Christmas Poinsettia Wants You To Know

If your Poinsettia could talk, what would it tell you? It might go something like this! Dear Poinsettia Owner - Thanks for bringing me home! I'm glad you didn't stick me in the trunk or a cold vehicle - I'm a tropical plant, cold isn't my thing. Before  you scare off the children from coming… Continue reading What Your Christmas Poinsettia Wants You To Know

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8 Family Activities That Make a Difference at Christmas!

 What is better at Christmas time than the opportunity to gather your family together and spend time together doing something meaningful for others (people and pets!). Here are 8 helpful and feel-good activities that make a positive difference in your community. “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps,… Continue reading 8 Family Activities That Make a Difference at Christmas!

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Easy Beautiful Crocheted Christmas Garland

Are you looking for an easy and festive Christmas crochet project? This  white eyelash/feather yarn garland is a beautiful, stylish addition to any tree and beginners can make this too! SUPPLIES3 -5 Skeins of Eyelash/Feather Yarn 1.75 oz. / 50 g - 64 yard / 58 m(I purchase mine at the Dollar Tree)6.0 or 6.5mm… Continue reading Easy Beautiful Crocheted Christmas Garland

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5 Ways Christmas Changed After My Stroke

When I was 47 I had the unfortunate experience of having a stroke that resulted in initial loss of my right side of my body and a discovery that I also have an inoperable brain aneurysm (well, they can but risks are very high)  It was shocking - I was in the best shape of… Continue reading 5 Ways Christmas Changed After My Stroke

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My Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Dilemma

One of these years I'm just going to do it. I'm going to resist my need for tradition and release myself from the habit of staying true to my box of handmade ornaments and meaningful old decoration I've collected from loved ones over the years. Yes, one Christmas I'm going to decorate my tree with… Continue reading My Annual Christmas Tree Decorating Dilemma

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DIY Christmas Appetizer Skewers

These  Christmas skewers are so festive, fun and easy to make! Add some holiday cheer to your appetizers! These are great for fruit kabobs, cheese, shrimp - the possibilities are endless! SuppliesPlastic SkewersStick on or glue on Christmas embellishmentsGlue if you aren't using sticky back embellishmentsFruit, Cubed Cheese or your choice of appetizer or snack… Continue reading DIY Christmas Appetizer Skewers

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Making and Baking Gingerbread: Tips & Tricks

I have to be honest, I haven't made gingerbread for years now. Sad but true. I decided maybe it's time to revisit my favorite gingerbread recipe except I ran into to one problem -  after all these years, it was no where to be found! That lead me to set off on a search of… Continue reading Making and Baking Gingerbread: Tips & Tricks

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Christmas Cuteness: Henry and the Santa Hat

When Henry joined our family it was a special day. Our grandsons were getting older and after 35 years of having children around, be it our own kids or our grand children we found ourselves feeling somewhat alone. Don't get me wrong, I've had kids since I was one so having the time to expand… Continue reading Christmas Cuteness: Henry and the Santa Hat

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20 Popular Canadian Christmas Traditions

Well Christmas is fast approaching and with it so many different traditions but there are a few that are more common than others that you are likely to see most often if you are new to Canada. It's a diverse country with diverse ways of celebrating the holiday but there seems to be those favorites… Continue reading 20 Popular Canadian Christmas Traditions

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Christmas Gift Bag Decor Accents

I originally posted this in 2015 but I just found this fabulous textured gift bag and had to do an update. This bag feels and looks like needle point and makes for some beautiful decor accents! By just cutting out the size you need and inserting it into the picture frame or simply cutting out… Continue reading Christmas Gift Bag Decor Accents

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DIY Christmas Poinsettia Angel Fairy

I did it again, I dragged another abandon doll home from a community garage sale. Her face was so dirty and her dress had been ripped off. She looked sad and neglected. Like with all my abandon dolls, I transformed her into a flower fairy but since it's Christmas she's an Angel. My flower fairies… Continue reading DIY Christmas Poinsettia Angel Fairy