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Family Advent Calendar : Design Santa in a Masterpiece Cards

Today, we’re going to design some Christmas cards in which we place Santa in a famous work of art. With the success of our Lichtenstein Inspired Cards, Frieda Kahlo and other Famous Artist Cards, and our Picasso Inspired Cards, we’re sure this will be a hit! Funny thing, after I came up with the idea for […]

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Family Advent Calendar : Support Forests Ontario #givingtuesday

It’s the second #givingtuesday on our Family Advent Calendar. And this one is in honour of trees. As you may know, we lost the giant Norway Maple in our front yard this year. The city of Toronto had to remove it because it was growing old and hollowing out! No worries, it will be replaced next spring […]

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Family Advent Calendar : Holiday Book Swap

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…It’s time for our Holiday Book Swap, a.k.a. our Family Book Exchange! A few days ago, I had everyone pick names from a stocking and choose a book for that person. Last year, we had a theme: Give a Books in which Gifts are Given in Secret. This year’s theme? Simply, […]

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The Lunchbox Season’s Top 10 Gifts for the Kitchen + a Soundtrack

    After this morning’s post about our Christmas Dinner Plans and my Christmas Wish List, so many of you asked about my favourite holiday gifts, I thought I’d draw up a shopping list for YOU. [Prices, in Canadian Dollars, are quoted at time of posting and are not necessarily the prices we paid for those […]

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Family Advent Calendar : Plan Christmas Dinner and Make “Test Cookies” for Santa : Dorie Greenspan’s Speculoos Buttons from Bon Appétit

TODAY’S FAMILY ADVENT CALENDAR MUST DO is a MUST DO x 2! I. Plan Christmas Dinner Original Photo [in Pink]: Chicks That Mix, White Peacock Events Blog Today, we will sit around the fire and plan our Christmas Dinner. Partly because I have a rather culinary-based Christmas Wishlist this year and partly because I want to take a turn from last […]

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Family Advent Calendar : Massey Hall Christmas Concert

TODAY’S ADVENT TBD: ATTEND A CONCERT! Today, three of us will be attending Christmas at Massey Hall, a concert with St. Michael’s Choir School, featuring Matt Dusk and The True North Brass. [And the other one will be singing in it!] Afterwards, we’ll grab a hot chocolate or, maybe, hit up a food truck!  Do you […]

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Family Advent Calendar : Tree Trimming Party with Homemade Eggnog

It’s the first Friday in Advent, which means that it’s time to trim the tree!! Tonight, we’ll be getting out the Favourite Photo Ornaments, along with the tree, the lights, and all the other baubles. We’ll order fish and chips, turn on some favourite holiday movies, and eat a few of the Chocolate-Dipped Macaroons we made […]

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Family Advent Calendar: Lunch, Shopping, and the Ferris Wheel at the Toronto Christmas Market

We might have started our Advent Calendar on Sunday… But, today’s December 1st!  So, let the official Countdown to Christmas Begin! Today, Bea and I will make a return trip to the Toronto Christmas Market! First, we’ll have a luxe afternoon luncheon at Cluny Bistro in the Distillery, where we celebrated like royals last year!  Then, we’ll head around […]

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Family Advent Calendar : Make Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

What would the first week of Advent be without a little holiday baking? We always wanted to test-drive a coconut macaroon. And, over the past few months, we did so. Today’s the day we go from test-drive to license-to-thrill.  Here’s our best-ever recipe for the Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons we’ll be making today. It’s a slightly […]

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The Lunchbox Season’s Advent Love-To-Do List 2016

Our sixth annual Daily Advent Calendar Starts this Sunday, November 27th! Will you join us each morning for an advent surprise? Here’s a little rose-gold taste of what you might expect to see here in the coming weeks! We hope you’ll follow along! The Lunchbox Season’s Advent Love-To-Do List 2016  Andes Mint Double Chocolate Cookies Bûche […]

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Our Family Advent Calendar is Coming…

Our Family Advent Calendar is Coming!  Join us on Sunday, November 27th for a daily advent TBD. Can’t sleep? Can’t wait that long? Then, check us on out Wednesday, November 23, for a Sneak Peak in the form of our famous Advent Love-to-Do List! Head still spinning? Can’t wait even that long? Check out Last […]

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Harry Potter High Table : Lemony Wonderful Chicken Pot Pie

Is anyone else having a bit of a Harry Potter themed week looking forward to the release of the Fantastic Beasts movie this Friday? With Bea’s birthday just around the corner, you can bet we are! Break out the The Lunchbox Season’s Famous Butter Beer Blondies! We’re also planning on watching the Mudbluds Quidditch documentary […]

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Election Night Cocktails: The White Pantsuit

I’m not sure about you, but I’ve been election crazy over here. I thoroughly admit I’ve been binge-watching CNN for the last 8 weeks. While we make our home in Canada, everyone in this house is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada! So, this morning, I woke up and couldn’t help feeling a little […]

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Take a Breather! Our Sugar-Free Flexible Granola Recipe

I’m not sure about you, but I’m pretty glad October is behind us. The speed at which it passed, however, wowza! November looks no less busy…So, I’m looking for ways to slow down this month. After all, I’m in the process of prepping this year’s daily Advent Calendar posts [look for those right here on November 27th!] […]

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