Category Archives: Christmas

All the Bling Bling of the Season

I’ve been taking down my Christmas lights this week. While I like to make the house sparkle through Christmas, there’s something quite wonderful about this late winter clean up. Subtle changes are evident in the garden as I strip away … Continue reading

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Christmas at Leigh Square

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As the day gets boxed up

In typical Boxing day tradition, December 26th is a lazy day in the Thomas house. Lego sets are being built, board games make their début & Rapunzel’s hair has been brushed for the umpteenth time.  The kids are a buzz, delighting … Continue reading

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May all your Christmas’ be Bright!

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Create an Air Garden with a Tillandsia Wreath (Contest Alert!)

With all of their quirky spikes & flauntably fabulous colours, Tillandsia’s are a artistic and unique addition to the home garden. These air plants are beyond simple. They require no soil and cause no mess. Just a light misting once … Continue reading

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Submerged Arrangements with Proven Winners

Looking for a quick last minute Christmas project to fill your table with colour? Check out my latest post over at the Proven Winners blog. If you don’t already have a beautyberry you might just be inspired to add one … Continue reading

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The Festival of Lights: Bringing the Magic of Christmas to Life

The lights are back on at VanDusen Botanical Gardens with the kick off of the 28th annual Festival of Lights celebration. If  you’ve missed this Vancouver classic in previous years, you’re in luck. The garden has pulled out all the stops with … Continue reading

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Tomato cages and other fun ways to deck your halls!

Our home has been looking rather dark these days. We don’t turn on our lights until December 1st, but we are well past that now. Time to get moving! Although in previous years I’ve been known to be ready and … Continue reading

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Christmas at Alouette Tree Farm

Have your tree up? We picked up ours last weekend at Alouette Tree Farm in Maple Ridge. We love a trip to the farm. Always more of an adventure than a chore, it’s a fun outing with the kids. Trees, … Continue reading

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Creating fun kid-centric Christmas projects: the Lego house

This weekend we’re dressing the house up for Christmas. Wreaths have been made, garlands hung. Nutcrackers patrol the mantle. It’s Christmas time, and the kids are loving it! Around this time we would normally put together a ginger bread house, … Continue reading

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