Tag Archives : Christmas

Canadian Blogger Christmas Swap 2014


I miss Christmas when you’re a kid. You write out a long list of all the things you want knowing you’ll get a few things and you’re not expected to give gifts, or help cook, or shop, or wrap or any of the tedious tasks that come as an adult! But I definitely felt like a kid again when I…

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Oh Christmas Tree!


I remember Christmas growing up in Fort McMurray. We would all bundle up, drive out to the bush, and pick out a Christmas tree to cut down and bring home. My mom hated it because the trees were thin and often had empty spots. She called them the “puka tree,” puka being Hawaiian for hole. But we kids loved it,…

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Turning an Expensive Gift List into an Affordable One


I don’t know about you guys but my poor husband is racking his brain on what to get me for my birthday and Christmas (which are stupidly close together) because everything on my wish list is expensive. I want a mountain bike, a paddle board, a new snowboard jacket, and a trip to Hawaii. I already have almost everything I need…

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The Family Stone, My Favourite Holiday Movie


Holiday time is approaching and with it comes holiday movies! The kids and I love watching Elf over and over and I am addicted to White Christmas but my absolute favourite holiday movies is The Family Stone, a romantic comedy with a lot of big name actors that almost no one has heard about. Here’s the gist of it The…

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Under $30 Gifts for Hikers


My workplace has already begun our annual Secret Santa and we were asked to create a wish list of gifts $30 or under. This is my exact list. 1. LifeStraw Filter Straw ($19.95) LifeStraw® is ideal for hiking, backpacking, camping, travel, and emergency preparedness. The straw-style filter can turn up to 1,000 liters of contaminated water into safe drinking water, filtering out…

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Canadian Blogger Christmas Swap 2013


I want Christmas to be over. Normally, I am the queen of Christmas but Ryan has to work so I am going to Seattle to spend Christmas with my family without him. Our first Christmas as a married couple will be spent apart! This makes me the Grinch! Scrooge! Bah humbug! But I did get my first sense of Christmas…

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