Category Archives: Holidays

Perfume Making – Friday Night

The loveliest time of year is approaching… and to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I have made it a tradition to View full post »

New Years Resolutions

Welcome to the 2017 year. To bring in the new year, a ritual in our home is to clean, organize and de-clutter before theView full post »

Easter Brunch

On Easter Sunday, many enjoy a lovely pastel decorated brunch. Easter brunch is special with the start of spring andView full post »

Carrot Cake

Moist, nutty, carrot cake… with cream cheese icing. Yum. Cake is a wonderful dessert to share and especiallyView full post »

Egg Decorating

Whether hand-blown and decorated or poached for Eggs Benedict, eggs have long been a staple at Easter. As early as 5,000View full post »

Little Leprechauns

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated in our home each year with trying to trap a leprechaun. A leprechaun is a type ofView full post »

Galentines

Hannah Bullivant believes in Prosecco. Brunch. Girl friends. She is pretty excited about Galentines day, aView full post »

Red Valentine’s Dinner

With seeing red everywhere, you know Valentine’s Day is coming. It is a special day we celebrate being in loveView full post »

Resolutions

Making resolutions for the beginning of the year has been a tradition since Babylonian and ancient Roman times 4000View full post »

Happy New Years

When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, it begins the New Year starting January 1st with full ofView full post »

Christmas Movie Night

Those fun loving Christmas movies give us warm, fuzzy feelings that make our hearts fill. Host a special night to watchView full post »

Death By Chocolate : Friday Night

We all love chocolate. The variety of chocolate foods are endless, with so many possibilities in the kitchen forView full post »

Pajama Day

Who wouldn’t want to stay in their pajamas all day long? Enjoying a fresh new set of pajamas and lounging aroundView full post »

This is Christmas

Each of us has our own style and way of celebrating this holiday season. It is a beautiful and magical time.View full post »

Feliz Navidad : Mexican Hot Chocolate

With a rainbow of festive colours from piñatas and streaming paper decorations to several courses of traditionalView full post »

Oranges & Stockings

A favorite for Christmas morning is finding what is inside of your stocking. It is the giddiness of opening tinyView full post »

Kindness and Cheer

It is that time of year to spread kindness and cheer. In the same breath, it is the season that gives us a platform toView full post »

Hanukkah & Latkes

The joyous festival of Hanukkah begins on 25 Kislev of the Jewish calendar. It celebrates two miracles – a greatView full post »

St. Nicholas Day

If you wake up the morning of December 6th to find a full bag of candy or presents waiting for you, it’s likely youView full post »

Winter Ice Skating Party : Weekends

With cold comes snow and ice. It provides a new landscape of winter activity, and with that activity comes a favoriteView full post »

The Christmas Tree : Rockefeller Center, NY

You know that Christmas Tree. The one in Christmas movies with New York as a location. We have seen this icon and manyView full post »

Tis the Season of Traditions

December. It is the fullest month within the year for traditions. Centered around our favorite holidays, likeView full post »

Elf on the Shelf

The first rule of The Elf on the Shelf is that you can’t touch the elf. The second rule of The Elf on the Shelf isView full post »

Advent Calendars

Whether in boxes, pouches, envelopes, windows or doors… or hanging from trees, walls, mobiles or branches…View full post »

Black Friday

As early as the 19th century, shoppers have viewed Thanksgiving as the traditional start to the holiday shopping seasonView full post »

Happy Thanksgiving

Our American friends are having Thanksgiving. The “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims afterView full post »

The Cookie Exchange

Cookie exchanges are a century-old tradition in which participants bake dozens of their favorite cookie, then take themView full post »

Candlelight : Friday Night

Candles have been used for light and to illuminate celebrations for more than 5000 years.  Accounts of candle use dateView full post »

Tiny Postal Service

It is the season of gift giving, and the early flow of sending cards and packages through mail to loved ones hasView full post »

Halloween Scares

What is Halloween without telling bone chilling stories or trying to jump out at people for a good scare? This is theView full post »

All Hallows’ Eve : Soul Cakes

Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve goes back as far as 2000 years ago to a Celtic festival held aroundView full post »

Tarot Card Reading : Friday Night

Tarot Card Reading is an ancient practice that is hundreds of years old. Celebrate the spirit of Halloween withView full post »

Fall Bonfire & Cookout : Friday Night

Setting the stage for a cool evening outdoors with a bonfire, provides a fun and relaxing night. The evening can be aView full post »

The Spooky Dinner

Bat wings, pumpkin guts and zombie brains topped with clotted vampire blood, sounds like a wonderful feast for anView full post »

Halloween Boo’s

Halloween is hauntingly fun all month long. With mystery, shadows and fright, it raises our adrenaline to be really View full post »

Thanksgiving Traditions

In Canada, we celebrate this food-filled holiday in October. Back in 1578, an English explorer named Martin FrobisherView full post »