December Bucket List

“I planned out our whole day. First we’ll make snow angels for two hours, then we’ll go ice skating, then we’ll eat a whole roll of tollhouse cookie dough as fast as we can, and then to finish, we’ll snuggle”

Buddy, Elf

As if your social calendar wasn’t already positively packed with an endless, sugar plum induced haze of  festive extravaganzas… I decided to bestow this perfectly curated Holiday Bucket List upon all of you today! So clear your agendas ladies & gents, there’s Christmas cheer to be had & copious amounts of eggnog & questionable fruit cake to be consumed; all gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, meat-free & of COURSE free from any, & all artificial colours &/or preservatives ;)… totally just kidding, it’s the holidays, & like the one time that I allow myself to eat ALL of the holiday foods… Anywho, here it is! Read More


This Month On HHH…

“For Christmas this year, I will be making a donation in your name into my bank account”

Your E Cards

Happy, Happy December! If you’ve recently strolled down Queen Street West, past the ever-so “Insta-Worthy” holiday windows at The Bay, & toward the insanely gorgeous cavalcade of lights at City Hall, I’m sure that you’re more than well aware that Holiday Season has arrived here in Toronto! It’s the “second” most wonderful time of the year! Aside from Halloween of course… in my “bah-umble” opinion. Hehe.

So to celebrate all things festive, I’ll be dedicating this ENTIRE month to everything revolving around Christmas & the holidays! From Gift Guides to Healthy Santa’s Milk & Cookies & “Better For You” Holiday Treat Alternatives, I am so BEYOND excited for everything that this month has to offer!

Anything else you’d want to see on the bog this month?!

Brit


All Things Candles!

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle”

James Hell

Candles are a serious Godsend when it comes to interior design; they’re often quite cost-effective, create a warm or relaxing ambiance & possess the ability to completely transform any space within your home. I mean seriously, who doesn’t love candles?! Not to mention, I’m nearly one hundred percent sure that candles are super great for the whole “Feng Shui” situation of your home… at least, I think that they are. Seems like this would be an accurate assumption, no? Anywho – today is obviously ALL about the candle, specifically what to look for & what to avoid!  Read More


Healthy Kitchens – A Day with Bloomsbury

“The kitchen is the heart of the home”

Quotesgram

When we think of the source of our allergies or sensitivities, we often think of those glaringly obvious culprits; pollen, gluten, pets or dust all immediately come to mind without an ounce of hesitation. But what if I told you that in actuality your kitchen may be what’s behind your seemingly never-ending fatigue or those pounding headaches?! Yes, you read that correctly… your kitchen. To be quite frank I was just as shocked as I’m guessing that all of you are – unless of course, I live under a rock, but I’m hoping that’s not the case! However it is one hundred percent true! In fact, just last week, I had the pleasure of touring the Bloomsbury Fine Cabinetry workshop & they absolutely schooled me on my lack of healthy kitchen knowledge… which I’m now SUPER excited to share with all of you today! Read More


How To: Make Your Bedroom Feel Luxurious

“Your future depends on your dreams… so go to sleep!”

Mesut Barazany

I’m totally one of those humans that absolutely requires 8 hours of sleep in order to be a fully functioning & contributing member of society… & don’t even think about talking to me unless I’ve fully consumed my morning cup of joe. In order for me to feel well-rested (which as an admitted troubled sleeper is much easier said than done), I need to feel like my bedroom is a space that both feels luxurious & promotes a state of relaxation. Below are a few of my favourite ways to help increase the “fancy factor” of my sleep space. Read More


DIY Aroma Pot Simmers

“A distinct smell… a mixture of the dried leaves on the ground, & the smoke from the chimneys, & the sweet ripe apples”

Arlene Stafford Wilson

As much as I’m truly obsessed with activities unique to fall, I’m actually most fond of any & every smell that is ubiquitous to this time of the year; scents of cinnamon, citrus, apple or rosemary particularly tickle me pink. UGH… just absolutely love them all! There’s something so warm & soothing about each of these fragrances that literally makes me want to engage in an endless binge episode of various movies or books whilst curled up by the fire on a brisk autumn day. I mean, is there anything more euphoric sounding than this? Methinks not. So this past weekend, I explored the somewhat “alien world” of DIY Aroma Pot Simmers to make my very own, little splice of fall all for myself. The results = utterly fabulous. Read More


My Gastropost Feature

In case you weren’t already aware… I am positively OBSESSED with Halloween! So I was super honoured when The National Post featured my “Bloody Cocktails” photo in the Gastropost section of their newspaper last week! It truly made me smile last week! You can check it out HERE… & be sure to keep the recipe in your repertoire for Halloween next year! It’s equally parts delicious & spooky!

What was your favourite Halloween treat?

Brit