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Personalized Christmas Gift Wrap


I received a voucher last year for a complimentary order of personalized Christmas wrapping paper from Minted. I was amazed how good it turned out and how vibrant all the colours were! I uploaded my own photos to customize an already existing design I found on their site. It took me about 30 minutes to source the photos and minutes to upload before I was  on the checkout page.

I really loved this design by Jennifer Wick because I could choose a variety of photos in different sizes.  The text on a few of the designs are customizable as well. My Christmas wrapping paper arrived in about 10 days, but you can put a rush order on it if you’re thinking of doing the same thing for the holidays. (more…)

Cute Christmas Cards


Have you ordered or bought your Christmas cards yet?

I just put in an order for my all-time favourite – pop-up cards from the MOMA store that I send almost every year. There’s still lots of time to order your Christmas cards and have them shipped to you ASAP. I usually send them out right after American Thanksigiving and thought I would share my round-up of the best Christmas Cards from around the web:

Pop-up Christmas Cards from The MOMA – I always get an elated reaction when one of my friends opens up one of the unique pop-up cards that the MOMA produces every year. I send them because they are SO memorable and stand out from the rest of the pack – especially when you’re mailing them to clients. $20 for 8 pop-up cards.


Cards that give back from Sanctuary Spring – I raved recently about how much I love this social enterprise that employs women who have escaped the sex trade in the Phillippines and provides them a living wage creating these handmade cards. They have a cute little holiday collection and cards run around $5/each.Rifle Paper Co. – I love the vintage and floral style of Rifle Paper Co. and their Christmas postcards are full of charm and whimsy. Postcards means you can keep it short and sweet. They are also a bargain at $14 for 10 cards. (more…)

My Reading Nook Makeover


The funny thing about living in a townhouse is that the space always ends up being very long and narrow – which makes it super awkward for placing furniture. We were unsure of what to do with the empty space we had next to the front door and under the window.

It was a little too far from the TV to integrate into the living room area, so I decided to create a reading nook for myself to catch-up on magazines or to laze around on my laptop.


The main piece that we started off with was a White Chaise Ektorp Lounger from Ikea that we picked up on Craigslist for $150.


I then added a Threshold Acrylic Stacked Ball Floor Lamp ($80) from Target. If you haven’t shopped Target’s Threshold Collection yet – RUN. It’s incredibly stylish and super affordable. Our entire house is practically outfitted in Tar-jay goodness. It’s nice to be able to mix high and low. (more…)