All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Christmas’

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 Handmade Holiday Gift Medium

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: candy cane scented lip balm. Now this would make a great stocking stuffer wouldn’t it? To make your own lip balm, check out my recipe over at the Evermine Blog.

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Homemade Granola Recipe

Christmas Morning Granola

My recipe for Christmas Morning Granola packed with pecans, cranberries and coconut is posted today at the My Own Ideas blog. It makes a healthy breakfast choice for holidays laden with rich food and too much drink. Top 1/3 cup of Greek yogurt with 3/4 cup homemade granola for a filling breakfast or a healthful treat.  

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Merry Christmas: A Whoville Party

Inspired by the festive Grinch Tree that graces the Garden Therapy house, we threw a Whoville-themed holiday open house for friends and neighbours.  A little kitchy, with many natural elements, and a retro vibe all rolled up into one makes for this theme. The party table was loaded with retro ribbon candies, scotch mints, nuts in the shells, colourful shortbread cookies, and …

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Grinch Tree Ball

The Magic of the Grinch Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree that graces the Garden Therapy house this year is not a huge, lush, extravagantly-adorned spectacle as it has been in the past.  Nope, this year we almost didn’t put up a tree.  I was feeling a bit grinchy and will admit that the holidays have been difficult in the past, the last few years in particular.  So this year the …

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