{ Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category }

recipe: jillian harris’s no-bake pumpkin pie in a jar

Thanksgiving may be over, but that doesn’t mean fall cooking has to end too. I’m a firm believer that pumpkin pie should become a staple dessert year round. Who’s with me?

pumpkin pie in a jar recipe: jillian harris’s no bake pumpkin pie in a jar

After meeting up with Jillian Harris last week, the lifestyle expert unveiled a few of her favourite autumn recipes that are just as simple as they are satisfying. Read on to learn how to make her no-bake pumpkin pie in a jar!

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the great thanksgiving debate: apple pie or pumpkin pie

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, which means it won’t be long until we’re surrounded by friends and family enjoying a festive Thanksgiving feast. But, when the dinner plates are cleared and the coffee is served, which delicious Thanksgiving dessert will you be enjoying? Do you wait all year for that first slice of pumpkin pie, or do you prefer homemade apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream?

thanksgiving menu pies the great thanksgiving debate: apple pie or pumpkin pie
Whichever you prefer, our favourite pumpkin pie recipe and apple pie recipe are definitely worth trying. And, if you’re looking for other great desserts with that same festive flavour, why not try one of these tasty recipes.

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jillian harris’s fall entertaining tips

If you’re tasked with hosting a holiday bash this season, fear not: It doesn’t have to be stressful. Don’t believe me? Just ask Jillian Harris, the co-host of Love it or List it Vancouver and ultimate lifestyle expert.

jillian harris cheese board jillian harriss fall entertaining tips

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host gift idea: piebox

Pie holds a special place at my Thanksgiving table. While I’m not a turkey dinner person (I know!), I always look forward to the dessert course, and pie always pleases. If you’re making the effort to bake your own pie – be it pumpkin, pecan or apple – you’ll want it to arrive in one piece. This simple and attractive pine Piebox, handcrafted in Chicago, is the storing and transporting solution.

PieBox host gift idea: piebox

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4 easy one-pot meal recipes

When it comes to cooking a large meal there’s one thing I haven’t quite mastered yet, and that’s timing. Because of this, when I’m on the hunt for a new recipe, I usually try to find easy one-pot meals. This way, I don’t have to worry about something overcooking, and it cuts down on the amount of dirty dishes.

If you feel you can relate, or are simply looking for a new recipe to serve family, friends or dinner party guests, why not give one of these tasty one-pot meals a try.

sah blog one pot recipe cannelloni 4 easy one pot meal recipes {Photo: Edward Pond}

1 Cheese cannelloni with spinach and artichokes
A one-pot recipe for cheese cannelloni that’s bursting with taste.

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behind the scenes: diy wrapping paper

It’s getting to be that time of year again…the holidays. Which means presents. Which means wrapping! Last year, the Design Team created 4 different styles of DIY wrapping. This year, I looked to some of my favourite wallpapers for wrapping inspiration. And since our November issue is now available, I thought I’d share some behind the scenes pictures from my crafting. It was a ton of fun and not that hard to do (I promise). These would be great crafts to do with kids! Read on to learn more about the steps and to see some progress shots from the shoot!

Wrapping Front behind the scenes: diy wrapping paper photography Ryan Brook

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3 easy diy decor ideas: budget hack edition

Fall is most definitely upon us.  Thanksgiving is just two short weeks away and the fall colours are in full force.  There is no denying what’s next.  And I won’t say it…saying the W word right now feels way too soon.

Where summer is all about bare feet, flip flops, and cold drinks, fall is thick socks, cozy blankets, and warm drinks.  It’s also a time to make the house a bit cozier too.  Article after article, beautiful pin after beautiful pin, show homes with throw pillows and rugs to make the house feel hibernation-worthy. It’s just the price tags that send a shiver down my back.

If you want to warm your house up without breaking the bank, here are three easy DIY projects to help save you money.

Heather In Heels DIY roman blinds via @StyleatHome 3 easy diy decor ideas: budget hack edition


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take me back to brooklyn

Last week I had the pleasure of heading to Brooklyn with some media friends to check out the west elm Holiday 2014 preview. First off, for all you west elm fans, get ready for some fabulous new items this coming holiday season. I can’t post anything too detailed just yet, but stay tuned in the next few months. I fell in love with pretty much everything they showed me! Here are some pictures I snapped from the whole trip – a whirlwind 24hrs. It was my first real venture into Brooklyn…and I’m dying to go back and explore some more.

Bridge take me back to brooklyn View of the Manhattan Bridge just down the street from the west elm head office. There was actually a giant TV screen playing the US world cup soccer match set up under the bridge!

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wrap the perfect gift with gift horse & co

There’s just something about a beautifully wrapped present that makes gift giving extra special. If you’re someone who loves getting creative when it comes to birthday or holiday gift wrapping, then you’ll love Gift Horse & Co.

Newly launched, this premium gift wrapping subscription-box service offers members wrapping papers, ribbons and embellishments for stylish gift giving all year long.

sah gift horse and co wrapping boxes wrap the perfect gift with gift horse & co
Founded by expert gift stylist, Corinna vanGerwen, each box contains a selection of  unique products to help you create beautifully wrapped presents.

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recipe: sugar cookie bridal shower favours

This past weekend I hosted a bridal shower for my best friend and bride-to-be. Planning a bridal shower can sometimes be challenging, but it’s also a lot of fun. With help from the rest of the bridesmaids, we had pretty party decorations, a menu full of tasty recipes and lots of delicious desserts. After dividing the to-do list there was one last thing that needed to be done; bridal shower favours.

SAH blog bridal shower sugar cookies recipe: sugar cookie bridal shower favours
When it comes to gifts for guests, I am a firm believer that baked goods are always a great idea. Almond macarons, cake pops and even double chocolate brownies – all delicious choices. After scouring Pinterest for ideas, I decided to put together favours that were as delicious as they were pretty.

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