A Simple Christmas

A Simple Christmas

Have you thought about having a simple Christmas? A holiday season without the stress, without going all out on decorations, events, and gifts. Consider celebrating a much simpler Christmas this year. By scaling back, you just might find more joy this season. As an added bonus, when you keep things simple, you have a lot more time to enjoy everything this special time of the year has to offer. You don’t need to empty your bank account to make it special. A Simple Christmas When I think back on Christmases … Continue reading

Sometimes Christmas Sucks

Christmas Sucks

Some years are wonderful with few worries and plenty of everything. Others are leaner, more stressful, and just plain sad. In the good years, the holidays are a lot of fun, but during the sad times, we may not enjoy Christmas all that much, but that is why sometimes Christmas sucks and that’s ok. Sometimes Christmas Sucks There’s a lot of stress put on us by society to be “merry and bright” during the holidays. We’re magically supposed to be in a good mood on Christmas no matter what’s going … Continue reading

6 Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas

Hostess Gift

During the Holidays, many of us are out and about visiting friends, neighbours and family to share in the holiday spirit. While you don’t have to take a gift to the person hosting, it is always nice to show your thanks with a hostess gift. If you know the hostess well, it will be an easy decision on what to choose. If not, here are a few ideas that should cover any hostess or host. 6 Holiday Hostess Gift Ideas Disclosure: The links and products in this post may be affiliate … Continue reading

Christmas Traditions – Making Lifetime Memories

Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions What are some of your favorite Christmas traditions? We all have them and they may just be more important than you think. Traditions, like putting up the tree on December 1st, buying a special new ornament each year, or opening one gift on Christmas Eve are a special part of the holiday season. While we share many traditions, we also have unique twists on them. Maybe it’s baking cookies on Christmas Eve. Maybe it’s joining in on the Elf on the shelf craze or a Snowman theme like we … Continue reading

7 Gifts for Girls – 6-8 Year-Olds

Finding gifts for girls can be a bit tricky once they reach a certain age. What is age appropriate, is she going to outgrow them? My daughter’s Birthday is less than a month away. I am trying to find her the perfect gift. She has her favourite toys but she is getting older and is beginning to outgrow some of those ones. It is time to find some toys for her to grow with. I have listened to my daughter tell me over and over what she wants for Christmas … Continue reading

Celebrate 150 Years – Free Events in Toronto on Canada Day

celebrate 150 years

We usually leave our plans for Canada Day as last minute since we can never decide on what to do. This year we want to celebrate 150 years with a day filled with fun family events and activities. There are so many celebrations and events to attend depending on what you are into. All events I have listed are family friendly and you can’t go wrong for a weekend of fun. Free Events to Celebrate 150 Years Looking for music, arts or a different taste for culture? Visit any of … Continue reading