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Twitpic part 3

Posted November 23, 2014 by James Hamilton

So anyways, Twitpic shut down but the photos will continue to live on in Twitter. But here continues the blasts from the past.Santa Speedo RunSanta 5kToronto Roller Derby

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Black Friday in Metro Vancouver

Posted November 22, 2014 by Rebecca Bollwitt

© 2004-2014 Rebecca Bollwitt – Miss604. Take our turkey-fuelled Boxing Day deals, amp them up, drive up the discounts, offer them before Christmas, and you have the shopping phenomenon south of the border known as Black Friday. The day after American Thanksgiving is all about deep discounts and deals at retailers of all sizes and […]

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FROZEN inspired Shortbread Cookies with Gay Lea + Contest

Posted November 21, 2014 by Anonymous

I’m usually one of those early shoppers, I like to get everyone one my list done before the hustle and bustle hits, but I leave my boys until mid December because they are constantly changing their minds, and adding to their list with every television commercial they see. This year, I haven’t even started anyone [Read On]

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The unending of Twitpic

Posted November 21, 2014 by James Hamilton

We were told that the photo and video sharing service that posted the content to Twitter would end in September of 2014 and that if we wanted the photos we would have to download them before they disappeared forever. Twitter ended up with the photo arc…

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Home Depot For The Holidays! #HolidaysHappenHere

Posted November 21, 2014 by Stephanie

The holidays are the perfect time to add some love to the house.  Little changes, sweet decorations, lots of candles, a few lights, and of course the perfect Christmas Tree can make a huge difference in the feel of your home.  Are you in need some inspiration?  Pop on over to see what is available […]

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Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls

Posted November 21, 2014 by Guest Contributor

Eggnogg Cinnamon RollsOne of my favourite holiday treats is a tall glass of eggnogg with some nutmeg grated over it.  Eggnog sure is a love it or hate it thing though!   This recipe for Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls is a great way for even non-eggnogg-ers to enjoy some of the special holiday beverage. Eggnog Cinnamon Rolls INGREDIENTS […]

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Open your home to guests this holiday season, without the stress! {Giveaway}

Posted November 20, 2014 by Anonymous

Often during the holidays we have family from afar come and stay with us for a few days over the season. This year our guests changed things up a little and visited us over Thanksgiving. Before preparing for guests, I always feel a little stressed out,…

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A Crayola Holiday! #giveaway

Posted November 20, 2014 by Stephanie

They are some of the most difficult people on you list to shop for.  They don’t need anything, they want “something” but aren’t sure what to ask for.  They are stuck somewhere between child and teenager.  They are a combination of the sweetest of sweet and the most challenging of all, they are the tween!  […]

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White Chocolate Christmas Trees

Posted November 19, 2014 by Guest Contributor

White Chocolate Christmas TreesWhite Chocolate Christmas Trees make for a pretty and complicated looking treat. Shhh!  They aren’t difficult to pull off at all though! They certainly make a wonderful addition to any Christmas treat plate!   White Chocolate Christmas Trees Ingredients: 12 oz. package of Wilton white or bright white candy melts green & red holiday sprinkles […]

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Rubiks Cube Celebrates 40 Years!

Posted November 19, 2014 by Anonymous

This Holiday, Rubik’s is celebrating the world-famous cube’s 40th Anniversary with a new sleek and durable design. Gone are the day of those stickers (sorry bro, you won’t be able to cheat anymore!) Rubik’s designers created new permanent tiles for the Rubik’s Cube, making for a faster and smoother mechanism and a better game experience. Best [Read On]

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It’s A Showstopper Jewellery #Giveaway !

Posted November 18, 2014 by Stephanie

Friends!  There are only FIVE Saturdays left until Christmas! Eek!  You do know what this means right?  The shopping malls and plaza are bananas!  Parking spots can only be found by playing the stalking game, and stress levels start to soar as you desperately start the hunt for the perfect gift for everyone on your […]

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Saucy meatballs revisited

Posted November 18, 2014 by andrea tomkins

Here’s the irony of dinnertime at this time of year: I am less inclined to cook and more inclined to eat. I blame short days and chilly temperatures! This recipe was one of our dinners this week, and I wanted to share it here because the girls were pretty excited about it. So was I, because […]

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Stocking Stuffers for a Confident Holiday

Posted November 18, 2014 by Anonymous

It’s that time of year again: extended hours, endless line-ups and overcrowded… everything. The festive holiday season is quickly approaching and the list of things-to-do is only growing. To help you unload the dreaded list of errands, here are a few ideas to give you a head start for those tricky little stocking stuffers! While [Read On]

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Waiting for Macy’s Parade in #Toronto

Posted November 17, 2014 by James Hamilton

One of Santa’s Elves sits on Royal Bank Plaza waiting for the famous New York Parade of giant, inflatable balloons to pass by. The elf has a present in his hands and his shoes curl upwards as he patiently waits for Christmas. I found out his name is Ev…

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UrbanMoms Holiday Wishlist Giveaway: 10 Prizes To Be Won!

Posted November 17, 2014 by Anonymous

We’ve made our list, checked it twice and it turns out all our UrbanMoms aren’t naughty, they’re nice! So we’ve put together our Holiday Wishlist Giveaway to help you fulfill your holiday dreams! Every week for the next six weeks, […]

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Put Me in the Story this Christmas {Giveaway}

Posted November 17, 2014 by Anonymous

I have three boys who love to read, and I’m so thankful for it! Bedtime snuggles and stories with the little boys are a favourite part of the day for all of us and even though my eight year old loves to read to himself now, he still allows us to share a chapter together [Read On]

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Caramel Corn

Posted November 17, 2014 by Anonymous

 Hello friends!  Today I wanted to share a recipe with you that is a family favourite! This Caramel Corn is actually my Grandma’s recipe that I remember my Mom making during the holiday season.  Every year I looked forward to it, and now I make it for my family who love it as much as I did!  I […]

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10 Jaw-Dropping Gingerbread Houses You Must See

Posted November 17, 2014 by Anonymous

Looking for a wonderful tradition to start with your family this holiday season? Why not throw on the aprons, bust out the icing and decorate your very own gingerbread house! They make a wonderful centerpiece for your holiday dinner or […]

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Can War Be Made to Look Too Beautiful?

Posted November 17, 2014 by Simon

It was the most stunning and beautiful tribute to those who died in the First World War I have ever seen.

A sea of ceramic poppies at the Tower of London, one for every British or Commonwealth soldier killed in that war.

But now the poppies are being uprooted.

The Christmas lights are going on.

And when Sainsbury’s, a big supermarket chain, tried to mix war and Christmas, it was accused of making war look too BEAUTIFUL…
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Vintage Silver Twig Christmas Swag

Posted November 15, 2014 by Anonymous

When I saw these little twigs I fell in love.. their silvery bark and sparkly tiny pine cones made my heart sing. They speak to me of Christmas, sweet little twigs dressed in winter’s frosty coat. I knew I wanted to make a new Christmas wreath, well, winter wreath with these twigs. So I hunted for two […]

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Acton Santa Claus Parade 2014

Posted November 15, 2014 by James Hamilton

Christmas floats full of families and fuzzy characters waved to the crowds of eager children and their parents along Mill Street in Acton. The Saturday morning parade started at 1 pm and moved through the downtown core of the small town of Acton on Nov…

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Ginger Spice Molasses Cookies {Holiday Eats}

Posted November 14, 2014 by Anonymous

Oooooh I’m super excited to share my first cookie recipe of the holiday season with you!  I love holiday baking and it can never come fast enough for me…especially Christmas cookies like shortbread, Turtle cookies, and Rugelach. Christmas cookies are the best.  Seriously. This post is part of a Rustic Christmas Blog Hop that I’m participating […]

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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

Posted November 13, 2014 by Anonymous

Hello friends!  Well this is the last post from my collaboration with Canadian Tire for the launch of their new CANVAS holiday line.  I really enjoyed putting all of these projects together, and I hope you found them inspiring for your own holidays!  In case you missed them I decorated my front porch, set a […]

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Silver and Gold Christmas Porch

Posted November 12, 2014 by Anonymous

Today I’m sharing my Silver and Gold Christmas Porch that I worked on as part of the Canadian Tire Christmas catalogue launch.  In case you missed the others, so far I’ve shared my Holiday Wreath & Chalkboard Feature Wall, and Mixed Metallic Holiday Tablescape. – – – – – – Decorating my front porch for the holidays is […]

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How To Prepare For Pictures With Santa

Posted November 12, 2014 by Anonymous

It wouldn’t be the holidays without your child’s annual Santa photo. It’s a great Christmas tradition where your children get to spill all their holiday hopes and dreams to good ol’  Saint Nick — that’s if they’re not already bawling their […]

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Mixed Metallic Holiday Tablescape

Posted November 11, 2014 by Anonymous

I love to create beautiful and festive tablescapes for holiday gatherings!  But to be honest, this is not something I’ve always enjoyed.  In fact, I used to feel overwhelmed by the idea that everything had to be perfect, but when I realized that not only is perfection not realistic, it’s also just not necessary.  Setting a […]

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Seasons Christmas Show

Posted November 10, 2014 by James Hamilton

Kick off the holiday buying season with Canada’s fastest growing Seasons Christmas Show from Nov 21 to 23, 2014. The 10th annual holly, jolly show is in Hall Five at the Toronto International Centre beginning next Friday at 10 am. “The Christmas season is one of the most magical times of the year. Snow gently falls on the towering 25 foot real Christmas tree as you are transformed into the season. Nothing reminds us of the joys of the season like the scent of fresh pine and the twinkle of Christmas lights.”

To get ready next weekend’s Seasons Christmas Show you can actually watch Santa ride through town during the Toronto Santa Claus Parade which starts at Christie Pits at 12:30 pm this coming Sunday, November 16. Check the website for the route of HoHo – Happiness.

Season’s Show Hours and features: 
Friday, November 21 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., 
Saturday, November 22 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 
Sunday, November 23 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

©       Our newest feature, Festive Firsts is where entrepreneurs join us for the first time. Find unique one of a kind gifts for those hard to buy for people on your list.
©       Purdy’s Chocolate Bar, a Chocoholics dream will be returning again this year, this interactive lounge area complete with sampling is always a crowd pleaser. Show goers will be able purchase chocolates to take home! Perhaps a “to me from me early Christmas gift”?  
©        Specialty sections Savour the Flavours and Fashion Finds are back again this year. Your inner Diva or Foodie will not be denied!
©       Back by popular demand, The Dairy Farmers of Canada have always been a fan favorite with their fascinating seminars and delicious array of cheeses. Watch for their new holiday inspired demonstrations
©       How to Workshops; Join self-proclaimed Christmas ‘junky’, Kate Seaver of Kate’s Garden daily as she teaches visitors the ins and outs of how to whip up some amazing seasonal décor. 

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My Holiday Wreath & Chalkboard Feature Wall

Posted November 10, 2014 by Anonymous

 Hello friends! This week I’m jumping into the holiday season with two feet, and sharing my holiday projects that I worked on for Canadian Tire.  I have been waiting for quite some time to share these projects…I love the holiday season!  My hope is that you will feel inspired and in a holiday decorating spirit! The first […]

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Christmas Is HOW Many Days Away?

Posted November 6, 2014 by Anonymous

I received a very alarming email this morning. I was going about my day, dealing with an overflowing inbox (as per usual) when Outlook informed me I had a brand new message. “There are only 49 days until Christmas!” the […]

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Halloween over, time for Christmas

Posted November 4, 2014 by James Hamilton

Trick or Treat candy is selling at 50% and before it flies off the shelf Santa has already started putting up Xmas decorations. Commerce Court at Bay and King Street has their illuminated metal trees lit up like, well like Christmas trees.The elephants…

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Saweet! Potato Casserole with a Crunchy Nut Crumble (Vegan + GF)

Posted November 4, 2014 by Angela (Oh She Glows)

This is a side dish you’re going to want on the holiday dinner table. Or maybe, on your regular fall dinner table. Because who can wait for the holidays? It is sweet potato season after all, which means in this house we’re cooking them a couple times a week. Give me all the sweet potatoes, […]

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Double Dark Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Tart (vegan, gluten-free, grain-free)

Posted October 31, 2014 by Angela (Oh She Glows)

Halloween week without chocolate is simply a crime. We must fill our quota! Luckily, I have the perfect solution.. After teasing you with this dessert the other week (and seeing you lose your mind over it) I figured I better deliver the goods. I set a lofty goal of making this chocolate pie as friendly […]

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Crispy Smashed Potatoes with Avocado Garlic Aioli

Posted October 15, 2014 by Angela (Oh She Glows)

Meet our new favourite side dish. Yukon Gold potatoes are boiled, smashed, roasted until crispy, and then topped with a decadent, yet heart-healthy, avocado garlic aioli. Be still my heart. In the spirit of new beginnings for our little family of three, I decided to add something new to my Thanksgiving repertoire this year. Eric […]

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(Not) In The Pink

Posted September 3, 2014 by Chandra Clarke

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In general, I am not an Angelina Jolie fan. I see her face too often in the tabloids at the grocery store checkout, and usually the news about her has been, well, weird. One Jolie headline, however, raised my estimation of her a notch. Supposedly, she offended her in-laws by refusing to dress a daughter […]

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