How to create and get into New Years mood

A lot of holidays preparations start on cheerful and hopeful note but somehow as we get closer to the celebration, all excitement wears off as most of the time ends up being spent in the kitchen. Surely most women can relate – if I want a festive celebration, the best way to achieve it is…

Winter Holidays Checklist

Anticipating hours in traffic and getting last-minute gifts in panic? Have no fear – here is the checklist that can help you stay focused during the most wonderful time of the year. The easiest way to ensure that nothing gets forgotten is to think about it in categories. They are also organized in order of…

Holiday Traditions You Can Create For Yourself

While Christmas is the time of the year when the traditions of previous generations almost pushed on many of us, I say the traditions that should stay are the ones that make you and your family happy. Since I got married five years ago, I decided to create little traditions for myself and my family…

Getting ready for Thanksgiving

I don’t know about you, but as Canadian Thanksgiving is only a week away, all I can think about is Thanksgiving. Despite the usual business at work and home, I can’t help but daydream about the perfect way in which I will set the table for the main fall holiday. I get stressed about planning…

How to set a mood when entertaining

What makes a special occasion different from a regular dinner/brunch? Aside from the fact that it is actually special, there are many props being used to set up the mood. For example, while getting together as a family on the 25th of December does feel like Christmas, there are also other things that come to…