December 01, 2014

I’m back from an unplanned blog hiatus because November was a pretty hectic month. There were lots of ups and downs which didn’t leave much time for writing and I can’t believe today is December 1st. The beginning of the last month of 2014 and one month until my birthday! It seems unreal that the year is coming to a close and it’s been quite an adventurous one.

Fort Myers Beach

Mom & I in Fort Myers Beach


But before all that end of year nonsense we’ve got the most wonderful time of the year… Christmas! We usually head to Florida in December, but this year we will be staying in Canada and having the most Christmas Christmas ever 🙂

Recipe to come!


I love this time of year, spending time with friends and family, nights in front of the fireplace and of course holiday parties! We’re going to do as many fun holiday things as we can this year, so if you have suggestions on things to do, then leave a comment.

Lotus Leaf #PRESSDAYS SS15 post to come!


My best friend is feeling better 🙂

My sister and I went to the Markham Santa Claus Parade on Saturday with our parents and some old family friends. It used to be an annual tradition when we were kids and it was pretty fun to gather at the big old house on Main St and cheer the parade along. There were some really great marching bands, talented gymnasts and dancers showing off their stuff and of course we go to see Santa!






Gideon was excited for Santa


Grandpa & Gideon 🙂



Tonight Jason and I went out and got advent calendars so we can count down the days to Christmas. Mom has always gotten us kids advent calendars and it’s a tradition I love and will continue. I thought today that we should make them, but maybe for next year.

I hope you’ve all had a great year so far and I’m sending you light, love and some holiday cheer!




The gift for the person who has everything

Ok, this is kind of a sales pitchy post BUT to be perfectly honest it is something that I have purchased for someone on my list AND something that I’ve experienced myself.

As you may know I’ve been a Samba Days Sambassador for the past two years.  Samba Days is a gift card for an experience.  There are tons of different options to choose from, for people of all ages and across the country.  You can choose from Adventures – like Flight Lessons or Skydiving; to Body & SoulSalt Cave Tranquility & Massage or Yoga Sanctuary; to my personal favourite, the Gourmet Getaway – check out the Inn On The Twenty (read my review here).  They also have gift cards so you can let your gift receiver decide on their own experience as well.

I am a last minute Christmas shopper myself, so the ease of purchasing online is a real time saver for me.  The Samba Days cards are also available in store at places like Shoppers, Longo’s, 7-11 or Safeway.

I’ll be doing another amazing Gourmet Getaway in the New Year with Jason and we’ll be heading to Riverbend Inn & Vineyard In Niagara-on-the-Lake.  I’ll of course write about it here, so stay tuned for a review.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!

Merry Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve!  Can you believe it?  I honestly can’t and it really snuck up on me this year.  I’ve got one more present to get before we head up to our parents for the night.  Hopefully Santa can find us with all the moving around and back and forth between Florida and Toronto the past month :)

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday.  I’ll leave you with some Mariah to brighten up your day.

Wish you were here Pony.

It’s Christmas Eve

And it’s snowing! Maybe we’ll get a white Christmas after all. I am very excited to see my family and give them the presents I’ve bought and made. I’m almost ready and just have to get one last minute present, in case my knitting project doesn’t get finished in time today. Oh and I need to get Harley a little something because he has been a very good boy this year. I’m going to forego the Show and Tell this week, for now, because I just don’t have the time to put it together before we leave for our parent’s house. I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday with family and friends.

Merry Christmas!

Haha… Here’s another photo of Harley in his sweater. He got it from my sister and doesn’t really like to wear it itl, but it’s so funny to put it on him and watch him walk around.

It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas

“Soon the bells will start
And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart.”

I am so excited! Chad and I are off to do the last of our shopping and then all I need to do is bake and finish wrapping. This might be the first year that I’m not scrambling on Christmas Eve day to finish up. Fingers crossed.

What do you have left to do before Christmas?

Meowers in his Christmas Sweater