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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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Chic & Simple Narhwal Valentines [Free Printable]

After last year’s amazing Tea Valentines, Bea decided that she wanted to have a very simple Valentine card to give to friends. So, I decided I would go out of my comfort zone by trying to sketch one of her favourite animals, a narwhal. “Wait, a minute? What? You don’t draw?” ARGH!!! No!! I make […]

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Year of the Monkey Graffiti Resolutions [Free Printables]

Each year, we leave off our resolution making until Chinese New Year.  And, each year, we present our resolutions “graffiti style” by filling in an image of the new year’s spirit animal.   On February 8, 2016, we begin the Year of the Monkey. So, we’ve got a little Year of the Monkey Graffiti Resolutions Free […]

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Merry Christmas!

Dear Readers, We Wish You A Very Merry Christmas! Thanks for following along with us on our Fifth Annual Family Advent Calendar! Here was our original Advent 2015 Love To Do List: And here are all of the links to our “accomplishments!” Family Advent Calendar 2015: Family Tree Trimming Party Family Advent Calendar: Make Italian Lemon […]

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Christmas Eve Checklist

It’s Christmas Eve! Oh my word!! You know what that means…. The Lunchbox Season’s Christmas Eve Checklist □ Bake more cookies for Santa!  □ Feast on the bowtie pasta and simple sauce we made together! □ Make clove oranges! □ Drink hot chocolate and sing carols by the fire! □ Listen to Jon Solomon’s 27th Annual 25-Hour Christmas Radio […]

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Give to the Daily Bread Food Bank

Today, we’ll be donating non-perishable items to the Daily Bread Food Bank box at a local grocery store or fire station [for instance, Fire Station 227, 1904 Queen East] and making a contribution online to Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank.  The Daily Bread Food Bank is a registered charity that is fighting hunger in our communities. Every […]

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