December 22, 2010


Wishing you all Peace and Joy for the Holidays!

December 21, 2010

Cedar Bough How-to

A house in my hood was recently torn down along with all the lovely old trees:(  Soo, the other day I collected some cedar boughs from the fallen branches and did some arranging for the holidays. TIP: Mantles are not very deep and the branches tend to slide right off. Use clear packing tape to […]

December 18, 2010

Copy Cat Chic

This girl has a site and a facebook page where you post an expensive designer item you love and the community of super shoppers (not unlike like myself) give you less expensive comparables. SWEET! Wish I had thought of it:) Check her out!!!

December 13, 2010

Martha’s Espresso Snowcaps

Ingredients Makes 18 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 4 teaspoons instant espresso 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 2/3 cup packed light-brown sugar 1 large egg 4 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled 1 tablespoon milk Icing sugar, for coating Directions In a medium […]

December 12, 2010

Less is More

Shopping √  Decorating √  Cards Sent √      Cooking and Baking is all that I have left on my Holiday to do list.  Soo This weekend I went through boxes in my storage room and looked waaayyy back to the back of my closet and dug out some treasures to send to consignment.  This is part […]

December 7, 2010

Table decor idea

Looks like I’m not the only fan of the Pine Cone this season – here’s a pretty picture and great use of cranberries from Nate Berkus’ website. Click image for link.

December 6, 2010

Tree Time

Decorating the tree in shades of brown, gold, and copper but the PINE CONES are the show stopper.  Here’a a pic of my tree. Number of Days in the house. 2  Number of times it has fallen down. 1

December 5, 2010

Light Sprite

Last night I had a question from one of my boot-camp colleagues shopping for a specific type of light.  I hope these are what you’re looking for Meaghan!…Happy shopping!  (…oh and these are all websites that ship to Canada)

December 4, 2010

Easy to Love Latkes

These crispy-on-the-outside-and-tender-on-the-inside latkes are delicious… and in my opinion a Hanukkah tradition that everyone should adopt! Click the photo for recipe link Update – I made these!! They were mmm good – N

December 2, 2010

Christmas Countdown

OK, I’m in it!! The Christmas spirit that is…… This month visit often for Christmas decorating inspiration and tips.  Today’s Christmas tree inspiration is from Traditional Home – my absolute favourite Magazine!  And those who know me understand that the super cute dog in the photo tipped the scales in helping me choose this room (same […]

December 1, 2010

Pomegranate Problem

How to get’em out… It’s easy. Just fill a large bowl with water. Lightly score the fruit into quarters from the crown to stem, cutting just the skin, but not the interior of the fruit. Hold the fruit under water, break it apart and use your hands to gently separate the seeds from the outer skin […]