Tag: christmas

Make the Holidays Bright at Glow Ottawa

| December 24, 2019 | 12 Comments
Make the Holidays Bright at Glow Ottawa

Make the Holidays Bright at Glow Ottawa Bright lights. This is one of the Christmas traditions my children and I love to see around the holidays season. We get a sense of wonder and delight at how lights can make whatever they adorn magical. When we heard that Glow Ottawa was coming to Canada’s capital, […]

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How To Eat Smart During The Holiday Season

| December 19, 2019 | 16 Comments
How To Eat Smart During The Holiday Season

It’s easy to gain pounds during the Christmas holiday season, so make sure to keep snacking on hors d’oeuvres and sweets smart with simple tips and tricks. It’s easier than you think to eat smart during the holiday season! We all know how to hard it is to avoid gaining weight during the holidays with […]

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Crème Brulée Gingersnap Cookies

| December 18, 2019 | 19 Comments
Crème Brulée Gingersnap Cookies

There are many traditions associated with the Christmas season. How have these Christmas traditions evolved over time? Many of our Christmas traditions have a long and fascinating history. Christmas cards, Christmas trees, Christmas carols, and other traditions are still important parts of our festive celebrations. Our family holiday tradition is to bake together! We have […]

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Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie Recipe

| December 13, 2019 | 24 Comments
Gingerbread Cookie Smoothie Recipe

Another Holiday Season is upon us! Some are already experiencing stress over the upcoming schedule, expenses, and family gatherings. The economy is not helping with these sometimes overwhelming feelings either. So what is a person to do when Christmas activities begin to take over our time and our lives? To help you, we have come […]

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20 Quick And Easy Holiday Ideas

| December 10, 2019 | 10 Comments
20 Quick And Easy Holiday Ideas

Decorating and entertaining for the holidays doesn’t have to be stressful or taxing, it can be simple and fun if it’s not taken it too seriously and time isn’t wasted trying to create that Martha Stewart perfection. Open the window to more holiday decorating options by decorating for the season rather than a specific holiday, […]

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12 Rice Krispie Treats for the Holidays

| November 29, 2019 | 18 Comments
12 Rice Krispie Treats for the Holidays

The holidays are a time for making treats to share. There are always cookies and fudge in abundance, but this year, why not simplify your holiday preparations and share a classic treat? I have found 12+ Rice Krispie Treats for Christmas that you are going to want to check out! From festive wreaths to a […]

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Gingerbread Play Dough Mats With Printable

| November 25, 2019 | 8 Comments
Gingerbread Play Dough Mats With Printable

Gingerbread Play Dough Mats With Printable Play dough mats are all the rage right now! Whoever came up with the idea is a genius! They are a totally inventive way to teach young children all kinds of educational skills without making a huge investment. How to use the Mats For those of you who may […]

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Make a Little Magic for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey!

| November 21, 2019 | 412 Comments
Make a Little Magic for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey!

Make a Little Magic for the Holidays with Canadian Turkey! Magic can be found in many different ways around the holiday season. One place I find magic at this time of the year is in the food my family savours. Preparing holiday favourites should not take you away from festivities you have planned with your […]

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How to Save More Money on Christmas Gifts

| November 12, 2019 | 12 Comments
How to Save More Money on Christmas Gifts

How to Save More Money on Christmas Gifts Christmas is famous for being a time for presents and showing the ones you love how much you care about them. It’s easy to see how it can also be a time that people spend a lot of money. You don’t have to break the bank on […]

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Holiday Entertaining Tips with FREE Printable Planner

| November 6, 2019 | 7 Comments
Holiday Entertaining Tips with FREE Printable Planner

Holiday Entertaining Tips It’s almost time to start entertaining for the holidays, which makes this the perfect opportunity to put together your plans. Whether you typically host large parties, or smaller get-togethers, there are scads of great holiday entertaining tips meant to help you pull off any size event without a hitch. These are just […]

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Festival of the Holidays At Epcot in Walt Disney World

| October 25, 2019 | 7 Comments
Festival of the Holidays At Epcot in Walt Disney World

Festival of the Holidays At Epcot in Walt Disney World Christmas time is always a special time of year for Disney, because they dress up Magic Kingdom. They bring out the carolers, display a massive tree, and do a nightly castle lighting ceremony; however, that’s just the beginning! They have after hours parties with a […]

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5 Things to Do with Your Kids for Christmas

| December 17, 2018 | 97 Comments
5 Things to Do with Your Kids for Christmas

5 Things to Do with Your Kids for Christmas  Are you looking to create Christmas memories and traditions with your children? There are a number of fun activities you can take part in as a family to make a great holiday experience! Whether you’re looking to pass the time while you wait for dinner, or […]

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Santa Matching Game with Printables

| November 7, 2018 | 9 Comments
Santa Matching Game with Printables

Santa Matching Game Playing a matching game is a great way for your child to gain memory skills and have fun at the same time. There’s no reason to spend money on games like this, when there are so many free printables available online.This Santa matching game fits right in with the spirit of the […]

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Ring in the Holiday Season with Tile #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 01/19

| December 20, 2017 | 60 Comments
Ring in the Holiday Season with Tile #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide ~ CAN 01/19

Ring in the Holiday Season with Tile One of the fun traditions of the holiday season is hanging stockings for the Man in Red to fill with goodies to enjoy on Christmas Day. In our home, we also love adding items that can be used every day. An interesting item I have on my wish […]

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7 Simple Strategies to Help You Reduce Christmas Stress

| December 12, 2017 | 25 Comments
7 Simple Strategies to Help You Reduce Christmas Stress

    7 Simple Strategies to Help You Reduce Christmas Stress Did you catch yourself cursing at the driver who just snagged the parking spot you’ve been waiting patiently for? Are you impatient with your kids? Your spouse?    Are you completely overwhelmed trying to make Christmas a memorable and magical moment for your loved […]

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Top 10 Christmas Movies Of All Time

| December 4, 2017 | 45 Comments
Top 10 Christmas Movies Of All Time

 Top 10 Christmas Movies Of All Time It’s that time of year again… time to settle in with your favourite snack, a cup of hot chocolate and your favourite Christmas movies! This is a list of top 10 films you don’t want to miss. Which ones are you going to watch first?     A […]

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Practical Stockings Stuffers for the Whole Family #ChurchAndDwight ~ Giveaway CAN 01/07

| December 4, 2017 | 94 Comments
Practical Stockings Stuffers for the Whole Family #ChurchAndDwight ~ Giveaway CAN 01/07

  It happens every year! Just when you think you’ve wrapped up your holiday gift list without going over-budget, you realize that there are still stockings to stuff. Not to worry, we have you covered. Here’s a list of some of the best stocking stuffer ideas out there that are both practical and affordable. And, […]

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Put your Best Holiday Self(ie) Forward #ChurchAndDwight

| November 30, 2017 | 11 Comments
Put your Best Holiday Self(ie) Forward #ChurchAndDwight

The holiday season is truly a magical time of year. All of the cooking, the gift wrapping, the tree decorating and…oh, is that stain on my shirt in this year’s holiday picture? And a leftover piece of turkey stuck in my teeth? Gasp! It’s a holiday nightmare! Nowadays, it’s impossible to escape from the onslaught […]

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How to Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

| November 29, 2017 | 20 Comments
How to Decorate for Christmas on a Budget

    How to Decorate for Christmas on a Budget For many, Christmas is their favourite holiday, but it can also be the most expensive holiday. There are things you can do to help save money when you decorate for Christmas. Are you trying to stay on a budget this holiday season? Fortunately, there are […]

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Buzz in to Fun with Little Live Pets™ Lil’ Ladybugs #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/15

| November 21, 2017 | 56 Comments
Buzz in to Fun with Little Live Pets™ Lil’ Ladybugs #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 12/15

Buzz in to Fun with Little Live Pets™ Lil’ Ladybugs   Some people may not like insects, but ladybugs are up there as one of the most popular within this groups of animals. They are small, cute and colourful. Kids also love to try to keep them as pets. Little Live Pets™ has a line […]

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How to Host a Holiday Party on a Budget

| November 20, 2017 | 14 Comments
How to Host a Holiday Party on a Budget

Hosting a Holiday Party on a Budget More than any other time of year, the holidays seem to bring with it a sense of wanting to make the perfect memories for our friends and family. We are looking for that perfect tree for the house, the perfect gifts for our loved ones, the perfect cookies […]

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Holiday Planning Tips With FREE Printable Planner

| November 14, 2017 | 12 Comments
Holiday Planning Tips With FREE Printable Planner

    Holiday Planning Tips It’s hard to believe that the holidays are just around the corner. Where did the year go? That being said, you still have plenty of time to plan for a festive holiday season. Here are a few (of many) tips to consider.                 Use a Holiday Planner One […]

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Sharing the Spirit of Giving

| December 27, 2016 | 4 Comments
Sharing the Spirit of Giving

Sharing the Spirit of Giving It’s a snowy day and I sit in front of our large breakfast nook window with my two children, watching the snowflakes stick to the trees like thick vanilla icing. It’s one of those cozy days where it feels good to not have to go anywhere, to just stay put […]

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Holiday Preparation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank #ChurchAndDwight

| December 14, 2016 | 7 Comments
Holiday Preparation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank #ChurchAndDwight

    Holiday Preparation Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank It can certainly get expensive during the holidays from shopping and entertaining to baking and decorating! Many of us have a tendency to spend and buy more than we can actually afford financially. The holiday season should definitely not break our bank accounts nor should it load […]

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