Monthly Archive for: ‘December, 2013’

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Free Desktop Calendar Wallpaper: Citrus Celebration!

Happy New Year! As a huge thank you to our faithful readers, we will have a number of freebies for you all year long: canning labels, gift tags, printables, and a monthly calendar planned to give away throughout the year. Let’s start with this cheery January 2014 calendar you can download to your desktop or mobile device. What do you think of …

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Yule Log Recipe

Festive Yule Log Recipe

Just in time for the holidays Carolyn Herriot is back to share with us a tantalizing recipe straight from her book, The Zero-Mile Diet Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes for Delicious Homegrown Food (Harbour Publishing). Place this festive yule log on a handsome platter, decorate it with a sprig of holly and serve with assorted crackers and mulled spice wine. Ingredients 4 oz (112 gr) …

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Grand Scale Holiday Lights At VanDusen Garden

Holiday Lights to Dress Up the Winter Garden

Full disclosure: these are NOT photos of my garden. Oh how I wish that it was…well, maybe not. I would have a broken body from the amount of work it takes to manage the 55 acres that makes up the beautiful VanDusen Gardens. Each year VanDusen dresses up their 255,000 plants and surrounding areas with the most amazing holiday displays, some of …

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Candy Cane Lip Balm Recipe

Candy Cane Lip Balm

Now here is a case of a moment on the lips means NOTHING on the hips! A completely calorie-free indulgence that’s lip-smacking good, and, hey, it smell great too: candy cane lip balm. This is one holiday treat that you’ll be pulling out all year round. Now this would make a great stocking stuffer wouldn’t it? Here is the recipe: …

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Make it a Handmade Holiday and Win $200 in PayPal Cash!

I vowed to make this a handmade holiday again this year. I plan to make all of my gifts, or support artisan shops who sell handmade goods. It’s pretty simple given how many fabulous things there are on Etsy and at local craft shows, plus as you know I love to make gifts. It doesn’t mean, however, that this is …

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