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Find of the Week:


Got a kid on your list who likes to building blocks? I found these three different sets of Mega Blocks at Dollarama for just three bucks each. At these prices, you can give the complete set.

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Traditional mistletoe seems to have been ousted by the "why-beat-around-the-bush" kissing ball. I've seen these made entirely of glued together pinecones. My version is easier. Just fill a large plastic ornament with mini pinecones, sprinkle in some Christmas confetti for a little sparkle and use a colorful ribbon for a hanger. 

If you wish, you can tie pieces of greenery into the ribbon before hanging.

See past Quick Tips here.

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December Features:



New is not always better and, although Iíll admit itís hard to walk away from some of the fabulous new decorations you see in stores in November and December, It can be just as good to buy into your imagination instead.

After all, part of budget decorating is about using what you already have on hand in new ways. This is especially helpful at Christmas time when budgets are stretched just trying to make sure everyone on your list has an appropriate gift.

Here are four ways to decorate for Christmas with what you already have. Iím all about traditional colors but thereís no rule stating you canít try these ideas using your own favorite hues. 

Read New Ways with Old Decorations  for the full article.



The advertisers will argue with us, but you really donít need to spend a sleigh load of money making your home beautiful for the holidays. All you really need are a few dollar store basics and a small investment of time. If you like to make crafts at home, these ones take next to no time to make and each one costs about $2.

Continue reading Craft Your Christmas



I love candles. They seem particularly appropriate during the holiday season, maybe because they mirror the warmth and glow we feel within ourselves at this time of the year.

So letís get our merry and bright on with these four illuminating ideas. 

Continue reading Merry and Bright  for the full story.













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