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22 November 2011 Happy holidays

With the last of the leaves of the season finally (mostly) raked up and bagged, I could finally turn my attention to decorating the porch this weekend. I swear, I have as much fun (and take as much time!) decorating the porch as I do the inside of the house. It takes a long time […]

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The Christmas Eve Photo Project 2010

24 December 2010 Happy holidays

Last Christmas, inspired by Andrea, I took one picture each hour from 8 am to 8 pm on Christmas Eve — the Christmas Eve photo project. And I loved the results. This year, since we’re having a quieter Christmas (my brother’s family only joins us every second Christmas) and because I had to work for […]

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The one with her annual reindeer rant

14 December 2010 Happy holidays

Hmmm, something’s just not quite right. The tree is up, the stockings are hung, the malls are filled with frantic holiday shoppers and Magic 100 has switched to all-Christmas-music-all-the-time format. I’ve blogged about Santa parades and the Portable North Pole. I’ve got all my bloggy holiday traditions covered, but it feels like something is missing. […]

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It’s a 21st Century Christmas

10 December 2010 5 things

This post was inspired by a CBC article about how Shaw Cable moved its beloved Yule Log channel to a Video On Demand channel. The previously free stream featuring nothing but a Yule log burning in a fireplace, now entering its 25th year, will now cost 99 cents. The fee, plus a matching amount from […]

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The Great Christmas Tree Quest 2010

6 December 2010 Happy holidays

The alternate title of this post is “In which she becomes convinced that natural trees are the best possible option for Christmas.” It was about -10C with the faintest hint of snow in the air when we headed out to Ian’s Evergreen Plantation to find our very first not-plastic-and-metal Christmas tree. Did I mention it […]

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Enjoy an “olde fashioned” Christmas in Manotick this weekend

3 December 2010 Happy holidays

Looking for a great way to kick off the countdown to Christmas? Why not come on down to Manotick this weekend and enjoy the village that has completely captured my heart? On December 4 and 5, the village transforms itself into a Christmas village with horse-drawn carriage rides, a crafter’s market, breakfast with Father and […]

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O Christmas Tree

23 November 2010 Consumer culture

Okay bloggy peeps, here’s another debate that started on Twitter but simply needs more than 140 characters to be fully explored. I am in the market for a new Christmas tree. I have an ‘artificial’ tree that is one of the last surviving remnants from the practice marriage. It’s nearly 20 years old (holy crap, […]

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Christmas Parades of Eastern Ontario – the 2010 Edition!

1 November 2010 Fun for kiddies

Edited to add: Click this link for the 2018 Santa Claus and holiday parade info! Last leaves drifting from the trees? Check. Halloween safely behind us, tucked into bed with a sore belly from too much candy? Check. Weather turned cold, grey and damp — and snowy?!? Check. Yay, it must be time for my […]

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Merry Christmas to all!

25 December 2009 Happy holidays

Wishing you and your families a joyful Christmas filled with love, laughter, and a good dose of silliness. With much love, DaniGirl, Beloved, Tristan, Simon and Lucas

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The Christmas Eve Photo Project

24 December 2009 Happy holidays

Inspired by Andrea, a photo-essay of hourly pictures of the most excitement-laden day of the year: Christmas Eve. First stop, breakfast with cousin Noah at 8:30 am: (Can you believe they were up at FOUR am? Yeesh!) 9:30 am: The gingerbread house is decorated, and accessorized with Belgian chocolate Santa, courtesy of my Loblaws advent […]

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