Blog Posts - Seasonal



Christmas wintery scene

Here's a Christmas interior I designed for fun :) I dreamt of a winter cabin, a basic minimalistic space with a large fireplace to be the focal point and add warmth and coziness. And, long hours of fun and relaxation with favorite people, exchan...
by My Paradissi on Dec 20, 2016

Linkup Party: Inspiration Spotlight Party 224 Crafts, DIY, Home Decor, Recipes & More!

Happy Friday! Ready for this week’s Linkup Party?? Have a craft project, recipe or blog post you’d like to share with us? Just scroll down to linky party after viewing features. Enjoy your week crafting, DIY, cooking…. I&#...
by Dear Creatives on Dec 16, 2016

MAKE GREAT MEMORIES FOR YOUR HOME WITH A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS PARTY

MINDFUL INTERIOR DESIGN:   This week I’m sharing a guest post by Sharon Parks, a party planner at Love Lucia’s Parties located in England.   It’s close to Christmas with the days hurrying by. Sharon shares some wonderful t...
by Nancy Meadows Designs on Dec 15, 2016

The unrefined Christmas decoration guide

As you probably have noticed by now, the ongoing decorating trend for the holidays (still) is an unrefined, understated approach with as little colors and ornaments as possible but with an overabundance of greenery in forms of wreaths, trees, garland...
by My Paradissi on Dec 12, 2016

Tips for Saving Money on Groceries

Most of our lives revolve around food and eating.  We dream about our favorite foods, share recipes with friends and family and look forward to our next meal.  So it’s not surprising that groceries make up a large part of any budget.  With good...
by Spirit of Saving on Dec 11, 2016

HOW TO EASILY WRAP A LARGE PRESENT AND LOOK LIKE AN EXPERT [VIDEO]

Have you ever wrapped a large present and it ended up looking like a wrinkled,  patchy cut-and-paste job?   I have more times than I like to admit and feeling very frustrated because of the end result.   Like you, I take pride in prese...
by Nancy Meadows Designs on Dec 9, 2016

Toolbox shelf for a Christmas hot cocoa bar

Every Christmas, I love to dream up a new hot cocoa bar idea. Blame it on our currently blustery weather! It. Is. COLD. And we west coaster Canadians aren’t use to it. So this year, a cheater idea came to mind. How about a toolbox shelf? I love...
by Funky Junk Interiors on Dec 8, 2016

Reclaimed wood Christmas Sleigh Rides arrow sign

I love love LOVE snow! As long as I don’t have to drive in it of course… But I think my love for snow stems from growing up on the dairy farm. A snow day flat out meant it was time to hook up the toboggan behind the tractor, with Dad towi...
by Funky Junk Interiors on Dec 6, 2016

DIY Merry Sign + Holiday Porch with Lowe’s & Habitat for Humanity

Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas! That’s what I got to say two weeks ago when Lowe’s asked me to cheer up a porch for a family that’s benefited from a new house through their partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Decent and affordable house is a chal...
by Centsational Girl on Dec 6, 2016

DIY Merry Sign + Holiday Porch with Lowes & Habitat for Humanity

Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas! That’s what I got to say two weeks ago when Lowe’s asked me to cheer up a porch for a family that’s benefited from a new house through their partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Decent and affordable house is a chal...
by Centsational Girl on Dec 6, 2016

Christmas inspiration by Soho House

I spent a good time browsing through the Soho House instagram this morning. The ideal imagery for daydreaming and virtual traveling to gorgeous places and spaces. These last shots bringing in the Christmas spirit are so pretty too.Join the...
by My Paradissi on Dec 5, 2016

Minimalist Greenery

I spent Friday tiling a backsplash for a kitchen at a transitional housing project for my local Committee on the Shelterless (COTS). Long time readers know I offer my services to that organization every year. Friday I had an assistant to help me. We...
by Centsational Girl on Dec 5, 2016

Adorable Gingerbread Desserts

Are you a gingerbread fan? I’ll admit that as a child, I wasn’t too fond of it. It wasn’t something my family made – I don’t recall ever being served gingerbread at home or by my grandmothers. And to be honest, the first...
by Creative Cynchronicity on Dec 4, 2016

McDonald's Canada's 2016 Holiday Menu Includes a Potato and Bacon Burger Plus Waffle Fries

While we're left just Peppermint Mocha for Christmas from McDonald's, up north in Canada, the fast food chain is offering a holiday menu that includes a new burger topped with a hash brown patty and bacon as well as waffle-cut fries.Here's what you'l...

CHRISTMAS DECORATING TIPS BY CELEBRITY INTERIOR DESIGNER KELLY HOPPEN [PHOTOS]

MINDFUL INTERIOR DESIGN:   Christmas is approaching faster than snowflakes in a blizzard, so this week I want to share some holiday decorating tips from one of my design mentors, Kelly Hoppen, London-based interior designer (kellyhoppen.com)....
by Nancy Meadows Designs on Dec 2, 2016

7 cool Etsy stores to shop your Christmas Cards

For the lovers of snail mail and traditions, look no further, these stores have some of the prettiest Christmas cards to spread the holiday love around. View Full Post...
by My Paradissi on Dec 2, 2016

Get a Job as Santa Claus: Strange Ways to Make Money

Christmas is only 24 short days away and you’ve likely already seen Santa in the mall for over a week. What you’ve probably not thought about is getting a job as a mall Santa. While it’s one of the more strange ways to make money, b...
by Debt Free Living Guru on Dec 1, 2016

Over 25 Cranberry Recipes, Crafts, Beauty, & Home Decor

Who loves cranberries? We do! We have a massive list of recipes, crafts, beauty tips and home decor that all have one thing in common… CRANBERRIES! Cranberries are a huge holiday tradition for many so why not try out a new recipe, create a new...
by Giveaway Bandit on Nov 30, 2016

Seasonal Cooking – Turkey Dinner

As the Holidays roll around, turkey makes its way up the list of popular family meals.  What brings back more festive memories than a classic turkey dinner with all the trimmings: stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, etc?  Anoth...
by Spirit of Saving on Nov 24, 2016

7 Soups for Winter

It’s that time of year when all I want to do is curl up on the sofa in a toasty blanket with a delicious bowl of soup, and forget all about the wind and rain hurling itself around outside (and generally everything else!) So, let’s all get cosy wh...
by renbehan.com on Nov 14, 2016


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