Category Archive for: ‘Gifts’

Bourbon Cranberry Sauce Recipe

The Perfect Thanksgiving Gift: Bourbon Cranberry Sauce

Today we are celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada. I’m thankful for the people I get to celebrate it with this year: friends and extended family who have earned the title of family, warmed my heart, and been there when I needed them most. I’m also thankful to live where the majority of cranberries are grown. If you haven’t seen a cranberry bog …

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How To Make Pinecone Firestarters

These Festive Pinecone Firestarters Make a Crafty Gift and a Fun Fall Project

If you are anything like me you have a collection of pinecones somewhere. Perhaps you found some delightful ones on a walk in the neighborhood or a visit to a park. They just begged to be picked up, don’t they? That’s nature doing its job. As you collect those pinecones you may notice papery seed pods floating out of them. …

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Healing Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub Recipe

Healing Himalayan Pink Salt Scrub

This Himalayan pink salt scrub is a powerful detoxifier packed with healing minerals for your whole body. With rose petals and essential oils added, this scrub becomes a home spa treatment that also heals, soothes, and revitalizes the skin. There are many benefits to using Himalayan pink salt as a culinary ingredient, as it is full of 80+ minerals and …

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Pretty Felted Succulent Wreath

A Fall-Inspired Felted Succulent Wreath

In looking for a non-traditional take on a fall wreath, this year I went with something completely different, felted succulents made from wool sweaters. This DIY wreath is easy to make and can be brought out every year to mark the changing of the seasons. Warm up to autumn this year with a cozy fall wreath made from thrifted sweaters. …

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Delicously Warm Spiced Peach Brandy Preserves

Warm Up to Fall with this Spiced Peach Brandy Preserves Recipe

This peach brandy preserves recipe has to be my all-time favorite jam.  When I first tried it I was blown away at the complexity of the flavor and how different peaches could become when species and liqueur are added. It takes a predominately summer-flavored fruit like peaches and adds the warmth of cozy fall spices. This peach brandy preserves recipe is …

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How To Paint Watercolor Succulents Step 8

How to Paint Watercolor Succulents the Easy Way

Have you ever wanted to learn how to paint the easy way? I love the look of watercolor painting but I admit that I find it a bit intimidating to get started with. It’s probably been 20 years since I dabbled in the light touch of water and paint, finding myself more at home with forgiving acrylics. Then I discovered …

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