Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Custom Creations for Christmas

This holiday season certainly has kept me hopping! I always love to create custom pieces and this year I have made lots of incredible goodies. Heres just a sampling...

Always a pleasure to handstamp those hard to find terms of endearment such as Nano, Gigi or Gima
The recipient of this order wanted to add some bead bling to jazz up her pieces.
So many different variations for the men in our lives as well. They all seem to like hockey though!
While I am closed for the season to custom pieces theres a whole new year and plenty of ideas waiting!

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Weekend Reading: Kindle Freebies

Finally it's the weekend! Here's hoping that you have some time to put your feet up and relax. For those Kindle readers here are afew freebies to cozy in with!

***Please note at the time of this posting all titles were listed for free. Prices subject to change***

MISTLETOE, MOONLIGHT, and MURDER: A Ravenwood Cove Cozy Mystery

Quirk Books D.I.Y. Gift Guide: Curated by Quirk D.I.Y.

Cozy Mysteries Cookbook: Recipes from Hope Callaghan's Cozy Mystery Books

How to Retire Early: Financial Independence, Retire Early: FIRE

Shackles: The truth will set you free

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Our Trip to the Toronto Christmas Market

Nothing gets you feeling festive like a trip to the Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District. I decided to take a day off and adventure with the kids and I'm so glad we did!

As a newbie to the market I wasnt sure what to expect nor was I sure if the kids would like it. My boys are a bit older now and luckily for me are into both shopping and eating and there was plenty of that! I would recommend purchasing your tickets ahead of time if you are going on the weekend (the market is free admission weekdays and before 5 on Fridays). We went around 3pm on a Saturday and got in ahead of the lineup.

There are tons of little pop up booths with food and gift items in addition to the regular shops. My favourite food treat were the potato tornados from Das Kartoffelhaus but there was no shortage of goodies for those with a sweet tooth. The kids brought home some sensational sugar and gingerbread cookies from The Gingerbread House. The hardest part was only choosing a couple!

In addition to all of the shopping and eating we enjoyed listening to the wonderful carollers and the boys couldn't resist a ride on the carrousel and Ferris wheel where they had a great view of the CN Tower. After dark the giant Christmas tree and all the lights were absolutely breathtaking! And what better way to finish the day then a visit with the jolly man himself at Santa's House.

Check out the full list of what you can find at the Toronto Christmas Market website.

Friday, November 23, 2018

From Our Handmade Friends: Kindred Krafting Black Friday Sale

Our handmade friend Kindred Krafting is offering a great Black Friday sale! I have always been a fan of her work and have watched her business grow over the years. She offers a variety of products including mugs, ornaments, signs and paper crafts. Pop over to her page and have a blast seeing her unique creations. You have until 7pm tonight to take advantage of her sale!

Back and Better Than Ever!

My goodness this blog has been hearing crickets over the last couple of years! I apologize for my absence in the land of blogging. I will admit there were lots of life changes and I had lost my zest for writing.

This post is just a quick note to stay tuned there are lots of things coming your way.....

Friday, November 21, 2014

Kawartha Beads Giveaway on Simply Frugal

I'm thrilled to have once again been included in Simply Frugal's Holiday Gift Guide for Etsy. Be sure to stop by and check out all of the great Etsy businesses AND be sure to enter the giveaway for a $40 Gift Pack from Kawartha Beads!