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Merry December!

And so we are here, the last month of the year and I'm crossing my fingers hoping that when we enter into 2021, we see a brighter light throughout the year. Because I'm sure you will agree that 2020 was like being stuck in the 'Groundhog Day' movie every day. I must say that not everything was bad because the things I was restricted to do normally, made me realize how precious life is and what is really important. And for this I am grateful as it allowed me to enjoy the little things in life.

By now, if you are not tired of the Christmas music because the radio stations have been playing it since August, then I say, let's get festive because we've changed the rules this year - ANYTHING GOES!!

Here are some festive dates that will inspire you...and before you ask, no, I'm not making these up so party it up!

Reasons to celebrate in December:

Dec 1 - Clark Kent's Birthday
Dec 5 - Bathtub Party Day
Dec 7 - Pretend to be a Time Traveller Day
Dec 11 - Gingerbread Decorating Day

Dec 16 - National Re-Gifting Day
Dec 20 - National Sangria Day
Dec 25 - Merry Christmas
Dec 31 - Happy New Year
Wishing you and your family the best Christmas!!
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This month, I would like to introduce Jennifer Schmid, she is a home designer and stager who works just outside the GTA, serving areas from Bolton to Barrie.

She wanted to share some inspiring staging tips with you for  the holidays.

Have a read...

Staging for the Holidays
Are you selling your house during “the most wonderful time of the year”?

Seasonal decorating might turn out to be best way to capture the buyer’s holiday spirit and make your place stand out above the rest! Here are some of the “coolest” ways to stage your house this winter:

Start with a monochromatic palette – while classic red and icy blues can be beautiful, whites and neutrals are trending and are easiest to blend to your all year-round style. 

You can build your look with chunky throws, faux furs, natural garlands, pinecones and glowing candles. Layer these items to create spaces where people can imagine snuggling and spending time together. However, choose no more than 2-3 rooms for holiday décor otherwise it might overwhelm the timeless features of the house you’ll still want to showcase.

Stage your dining table for a holiday meal with complete settings, linens and a beautiful centerpiece. Let your visitors visualize a full course holiday experience! 

Appeal to their senses with candles that provide a warm glow and delightful scents of vanilla and cinnamon coming from the kitchen.

Choose a place for a perfectly sized tree – it should be an attractive focal point but not too large to look cramped or take up too much floor space, making the room look small. Decorations should be simple and compliment the other pieces you’ve put out. Keep the twinkling lights on, even for daytime showings. And do you have a working gas fireplace? Make sure to tell realtors to turn it on! Nothing says comfort like a roaring fire.

Don’t forget curb appeal. Perhaps you don’t want to put up all of your twinkling lights (since you’re hoping to move!)  A few strands of classic white lights will provide just the right sparkle. Consider a beautiful front door wreath from a local nursery! Flank that door with attractive planters with some healthy greenery and some fun winter accessories and your front entrance will grab everyone’s attention.
Keeping your holiday decorations simple and classic will make buyers fall in love in a place where they can create their own memories.

Happy Selling and Happy Holidays!
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If you are a Sagittarius:

This could well be the month for growth for the Sagittarius people. Your genuine attitude and actions may give you quick results. Professional changes may take place for a few, or new opportunities may come your way now. Financially too, you may be on a sound footing. You may accord priority for improving communications with siblings, which in turn may get you their respect. The family size may increase for a few of you, as the birth of a child is likely in some families. Children’s progress can also keep you more relaxed. You may actively participate in social programs, too, which may give your internal satisfaction. But better to postpone any plans for the acquisition of properties, as this may create some issues or drag on unreasonably. Your health should be good.

If you are a Capricorn:
People born in the Capricorn sign may find this month going their way. Whether it is education, family, love life, or money matters, your desires are likely to materialize now. You can also overcome challenges, thanks to your belief in yourself and in the almighty, and win. Try to be clear about what you want to achieve and strive to reach your goals; then, planets are sure to support your growth in life. Some of you may become more spiritual at this time.

Source -

Since we're keeping it festive, this looked like an easy recipe to whip up...enjoy!


  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 pound white candy coating, coarsely chopped
  • Chopped peanuts, optional
In a bowl, combine the sugar, peanut butter and butter. Chill in freezer for 30 minutes or until easy to handle. Shape into 1-in. balls and place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 30 minutes or until firm.

Meanwhile, melt the candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl. Dip balls and place on waxed paper to harden. If desired, sprinkle with chopped peanuts.

Test Kitchen Tips
Dark, white or milk chocolate confectionery coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores or Bulk Barn. It is sometime labeled "almond bark" or "candy coating" and is often sold in bulk packages (1 to 1-1/2 pounds). It is the product used for dipping chocolate. A substitute for 6 ounces chocolate coating would be 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet, dark or white chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening melted together.

Oh...and Cookie scoops make quick work of shaping the snowballs. 

Courtesy of Taste of Home website.

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