Tag Archives: Christmas

How To Wrap The Perfect Gift

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There are some people who look forward to wrapping gifts and there are others that dread it like the plague. No matter how you feel, Christmas is on the horizon and it’s time to wrap those gifts! Unless you haven’t even started shopping and need these last-minute gift ideas.

During my final year at the University of Toronto, I scored a seasonal job wrapping gifts – oh you know, just around a couple hundred of them. I managed one of those mall gift-wrapping kiosks in the underground path and it was a sweet temporary gig that was sort of fun and crafty at the same time. (more…)

An Easy Festive Cranberry Orange Punch


Are you hosting a big get together over the holidays? Not sure what to serve?

I like to put out a big bowl of this super Easy Festive Cranberry Orange Punch! It doesn’t require any fancy ingredients – unless you want to get fancy. It’s a nice non-alcoholic signature beverage to welcome your guests with if you plan on doing any holiday hosting.

You can always leave out a chilled bottle of vodka in an ice bucket next to your punch in case anyone wants their drink spiked! (more…)

6 Ways to Make Holiday Hosting a Breeze


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Are you doing any holiday hosting for friends and family this month?

Don’t panic!

I love to entertain and have thrown many a party or two and am sharing a few tips and tricks on how-to take the stress out of holiday hosting. You definitely want to make sure you get the most out of your time so you can sit back and actually enjoy your own party! (more…)

This Beautiful Day’s Holiday Gift Guide 2016

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I’m almost done my holiday gift shopping this year and these are some of the best things I’ve come across for everybody on your list! Can you believe Christmas is less than THREE weeks away?!?

For The World Traveler

Treat him or her to one of the gorgeous personalized leather passport holders from Portland Leather Goods for a perfect holiday gift. I chose to have my name added to the front and chose from one of the many designs they have on their site. (more…)

DIY Holiday Cookie Mix Gift in a Jar


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One of my most favorite and easy DIY gifts to create every holiday season is this Layered Cookie Mix Gift in a Jar. If you can scoop ingredients with a spoon – you can make this gift! That’s how easy it is. Here’s how: (more…)

How-To Save Money Over the Holidays

DIY your own Christmas Wrap - Photo Credit

DIY your own Christmas Wrap – Photo Credit

By: Tiffany Mealia

Trying to save money over the holidays?

The festive season is a time to slow down, take some well-deserved time off work, and spend quality time with loved ones. This sounds great in theory but we all know how busy life actually gets around the holidays.

We are so wired in that it’s hard to find time to even see people during the holidays let alone prepare. As the pace picks up, we tend to leave our shopping until the last minute. We then find ourselves spending without thinking, thus we’re left with a rising credit card bill. To prevent the debts from reaching scary heights, we’ve prepared a few savvy tips for you to save money over the holidays without letting your sanity slide:

1. Budget: Decide who you’re going to buy for and make a list of how much you will spend on their gift. Shopping with your list in hand makes it much easier to find what you’re looking for. Keep your eyes peeled and pre-scout if possible, because a pricey gift might be on sale somewhere else! (more…)