Iced Tea Sparklers and Orange Garland – Getting Ready For Christmas with Pure Leaf

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That festive time is here.  Collectively, our communities come together to create festive events for those around us.  We love to entertain, to invite friends and family from near and far into our homes and hearts, to spend this joyus time together.  As someone who loves to both decorate her home for the holidays, and entertain.  I am always looking for new and exciting ways to stage my home. This year we've decided on an old fashioned … [Read more...]

Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Have you ever tried to make your own cream soups?  I promise, it’s not as hard as you may think.  Making soup is simply the task of adding flavour to liquid!  Today I’m going to share with you one of my favourite soups, Cream of Mushroom, but made at home with Carnation® Evaporated Milk…rather than the store bought that I’m used to. First of all, where there is soup, there is flavour. Chop garlic and onions and cook them in butter at a … [Read more...]

Christmas Magic & Traditions {with Kinder Giveaway}

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It's all about the kids. That's why I put so much effort into Christmas. I want them to feel the same magic that I did when I was a kid. It's not easy though...to make that magic. The world is busy, there seems to be less time to spend on making those memories, those traditions. Our family has always done Christmas big.  I cannot think of a Christmas as a child where I was disappointed, and I know that my Mom sacraficed a lot for me to be able … [Read more...]

GIFTS MADE EASY

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Christmas is coming and I have already made a jump start on shopping this year.  I refuse to find myself standing outside a closed shop window on December 24th, staring at the gifts I didn’t buy.  No way.  I have already begun my shopping and have I have a budget and a list already in place.  I am a planner, and I like my holidays to be easy.  That’s why I’m looking forward to the Shoppers Drug Mart #giftsmadeeasy campaign. Some of the gifts … [Read more...]

Marvel Superhero Mashers Mash Packs – Holiday Gift Guide

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If you have a little one who loves superheros, then you'll likely find Marvel Superhero Mashers near the top of their list.  These are the perfect toy for your little Spiderman or Wolverine.  With so many to choose from, they can easily become a toy that kids collect, and play with over an over again. So, what are Mashers? Mashers are those favorite superheros that we all know and love, but with one thing different than most action figures. … [Read more...]

Keep The Laughter Going All November Long #StreamTeam

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It's November!  The days are shorter, evenings are much longer and bedtime seems to creep up earlier and earlier.  Funny how less sunlight just seems to naturally equal more sleep. Finding something to-do in the evening is a little harder this time of year.  By now most of the yard work is all done, the holiday decorations and preperations are being worked on, and our daytime to-do lists grow on.  Shopping for the holidays, planning events, … [Read more...]

Help Me Crown the Ultimate Christmas Movie? #StreamInto2015 {Giveaway}

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It is officially the holiday season and I am a holiday movie Buff!  I can't wait to sit down with a big bowl of buttery popcorn, wearing my too-big ugly Christmas Sweater and my fuzzy socks, under a blanket while the snow falls to the  ground. Every year it starts off the same.  The first movie I watch is Christmas with the Kranks.  Quickly followed by ELF and The Santa Clause. Over the season I watch just about every Christmas movie... … [Read more...]

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