10 Must-See Christmas Classics


  Christmas is on its way, and what better way to get into the holiday spirit than to watch a few of your favourite tinsel-time flicks? Check out these Christmas classics and enjoy nights of holiday cheer. A Christmas Story (1983) This holiday comedy classic is just that- a classic. It is family-friendly fun and lots of laughs that will make your nostalgic for … [Read more...]

Frozen Inspired: North Mountain Cupcakes

Frozen Inspired North Mountain Cupcakes

Keira, like most girls between the ages of zero and well.. let's face it, probably 109 loves Frozen.  I mean she can narrate the movie from start to finish.  I know every single word to every single song.  It's such a fun movie with an uplifting story that really empowers girls and women.    Plus the songs are all pretty great.  Well done … [Read more...]

Tips to Reduce Holiday Stress

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  Stress is a part of every day life, but during the holidays that stress goes up exponentially for most people. Don't be a victim of holiday stress this year. Instead, use some of these techniques to relieve as much stress as possible.  Write it out Write down the stress you are feeling and try to pinpoint where it is coming from. Most likely it has a source. … [Read more...]

Gooseberry Island by Steven Manchester


They met at the worst possible moment...or maybe it was just in time. David McClain was about to go to war and Lindsey Wood was there at his going-away party, capturing his heart when falling for a woman was the last thing on his mind. While David was serving his country, he stayed in close contact with Lindsey. But war changes a person, and when he came home very little had … [Read more...]

DIY Gingerbread Body Butter

DIY Gingerbread Body Butter

If you are looking for some last minute handmade gift ideas you will definitely want to check out this Gingerbread Body Butter and pair it with the Gingerbread Cookie Scrub I shared with you a couple weeks ago.  What a perfect combo for a Christmas gift or hostess gift.  Gingerbread from head to toe, these are two must-have recipes for deliciously soft and smooth skin … [Read more...]

How to Dress Baby for Holiday Parties

How to Dress Baby for Holiday Parties

  When I found out I was having a girl the first time I was thrilled at the thought of all the pretty little dresses and outfits.  I dreamed about changing her outfit a thousand times a day just for the fun of it.  Reality of course was that while I did change her outfit what seemed like a thousand times a day, it was usually because of leaky diapers or food … [Read more...]

6 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression

6 Tips for Avoiding Holiday Depression

The holiday season is often a time of stress and depression- you may have to deal with unwelcome guests, or face the holidays alone while others are with their loved ones. You may be facing financial issues, or you just don't like to deal with crowds of people. Whatever the reason, there are some really good reasons for being depressed during the holidays, and there are some … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Stocking Holder


 A couple weeks ago I shared with you my DIY project for a DIY Christmas Card Display.  This DIY Christmas Stocking Holder is a similar project born out of my quest to solve the Christmas problems that arise when you have no mantel.   Also like the Christmas Card Display I used reclaimed wood from a wood pallet and Distant Star from the OPULENCE lifestyle … [Read more...]

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Pop-Up Book by Lisa Ann Marsoli #FMEGifts14


  Start a new holiday family reading tradition with this delightful pop-up retelling of the beloved Christmas story. Just in time for its 50th anniversary, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is now a stunning pop-up book, a treasure for generations to come. All of the classic characters join Rudolph for his North Pole adventure: Hermey the elf/aspiring dentist, Yukon … [Read more...]

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Classic Story Deluxe 50th-Anniversary Edition by Thea Feldman #FMEGifts14


The Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer television special first aired on NBC December 6, 1964. Fifty years later, it has become a beloved Christmas classic—capturing the heart and wonder of generations of fans. Here is the complete story from the classic TV show, gloriously illustrated in full color and in an elegant gift book edition. Perfect for reading aloud!  … [Read more...]

Eggnog Muddy Buddies

Eggnog Muddy Buddies

 Eggnog, what would the Christmas season be without it?  These Eggnog Puppy Chow aka Muddy Buddies celebrate the unique flavour of Eggnog with a favourite treat.  They store well for up to a week but I doubt they will last that long! These are perfect for Holiday Parties or just a homemade treat around the fireplace.  You may find yourself stocking up on … [Read more...]

The Art of Eating Through the Zombie Apocalypse by Lauren Wilson #FMEGifts14


Just because the undead’s taste buds are atrophying doesn’t mean yours have to! You duck into the safest-looking abandoned house you can find and hold your breath as you listen for the approaching zombie horde you’ve been running from all day. You hear a gurgling sound. Is it the undead? No—it’s your stomach. When the zombie apocalypse tears down life and society as we … [Read more...]

Samba Days Gift Experiences #FMEGifts14


It's less than two weeks until Christmas! Panicking yet?  Gift cards are always a great option but what if I told you there was another option out there.  One that would allow you to gift an experience rather than another thing.  Enter Samba Days Gift Experiences. Samba Days offers Gift Experiences in a variety of themes including Action and Adventure, … [Read more...]