Christmas Home Tour Part 2

December 2017

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Ella asked me to put these trees up here and I almost said no because they were so imperfectly shaped, but I said yes and it put the biggest smile on her face. To be honest, I kind of love how wonky they look paired with this vintage piece of art we found this fall of a winter scene! 
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I honestly almost packed up this table this year, totally a selfish move because I just didn’t want it in the way of the fireplace any more but the kids really do use it every day. So, I left it and of course they have been enjoying it so much this season with yummy hot chocolates and fresh baked cookies! Ella is wearing her favourite Vonbon dress in the photos above and Noah is rocking one of their sweaters, you can check out their line {here}. They are a Canadian company! 
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Boy has this season been a whirlwind am I right!?! I cannot wait to kick my feet up and enjoy some cuddles and Christmas movies with the family. Every Christmas Eve we are with Craig’s parents and his sister & her hubby come with the kiddos and we all have a sleep over- well the kids do not really sleep but still haha! It’s one of my favourite times of year and I am excited to introduce our Gatsby boy too it, he has no idea what kind of spoiling he is in for. I can tell you, that beyond all of the colds going around and the endless tissue boxes emptying, the kids have been loving all of the Christmas baking going on around here. Last week was a hard one for me with all of us being sick but I have been trying so hard to still keep the magical time of this season alive in our house. My friend Andrea from Harlow & Thistle Blog that I mentioned in the first part of our home tour helped me to make this mini wreaths of cedar for the back of our bar stools and I attached these little snow shoe ornaments from last years decor. The kids love them! I wanted to get these super cute mini wreaths from the Hearth & Hand collection but when we went to the states last month they were all sold out and of course you couldn’t even order them online, so naturally I turned to Andrea to see if she could maybe re-create those wreaths for us. She of course got to it right away and you can see the lovely wreath she made hanging above our kitchen sink! We love it so much with the gold bells and she has the #diy for the wreath on her blog now. I am still so happy I kept things super simple this year, with us still unpacking so many things and not even having a closet yet (more on this at a later date haha) I really didn’t want a huge clean up after the holidays, I wanted us all to be able to relax and enjoy the time Craig has off together. SO let it begin!

I wanted to wait closer to Christmas to share the 2nd part of our Christmas home tour, especially since we decided to carry on with the rest of our giveaways in the New Year. However, we have one more left guys…do you have a Vitamix on your Christmas list? YES! Well, we decided to share one last giveaway with you guys for the holidays and for this one you can enter until midnight on December 28th!!!

We teamed up with The Feed Feed & Vitamix to share a yummy recipe we made with the Vitamix Winter Spice recipe we were sent in the cutest glass jar, this spice blend is delicious and can be used for so many different recipes! We actually made vanilla cupcakes with eggnog icing using the spice mix right after making these ginger loaves. I will share that recipe tomorrow possibly if I get around to it after all of my last minute packing in the morning, I know…you can shake your head at me haha. I always have a few last minute items and usually end up wrapping on Christmas Eve morning sipping on a latte and blasting the Christmas music. The kids usually help me for these because it is almost always what I’ve picked up for Craig or the cousins & grandparents!

This ginger loaf recipe is perfect for any last minute gifts you may need to put together, if you enjoy baking of course. I picked up these cute mini loaf pans and once the deliciousness is cooled I wrap them and add a cute bow and gift tag. People always appreciate freshly baked gifts and they can wash and re-use these delicious loaf pans too!

So, for the yummy recipe & giveaway…1 lucky winner will be getting a beautiful new Vitamix Ascent 3500 machine – a staple in our household guys. We use it for making soups, a lot of our baking or smoothies and even spreads! This amazing appliance is valued over $800 and who ever wins it is going to be SO happy, did I mention it cleans itself!?!

To enter simply share this blog post on your Facebook page and comment below letting us know you did. You can also enter on my Instagram {here}

Yummy Mini Ginger Loaf

A great treat that you can bake up for someone on your Christmas list!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Unbleached all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • 1 tbsp Winter Spice Mix
  • 1/2 Cup Organic Butter
  • 1 tsp Organic Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Organic Egg
  • 3/4 Cup Organic Molasses
  • 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325f and grease your mini loaf pans with butter

  2. Add all ingredients (except molasses) into your vitamix 

  3. Mix your molasses with 1 cup of hot water & whisk them together 

  4. Pour the molasses & water mixture into your Vitamix and run it on level 4 for a few minutes until a nice velvetty consistency is achieved

  5. Pour the mixture into your mini loaf pans and bake them for 45-50 minutes. 

  6. Make sure you let them cool after removing them from the oven before serving, the slices are delicious warm with butter. 

You can find the Winter Spice recipe by Vitamix on their website {here}! This post was made in collaboration with Vitamix and all opinions as always, are my own. The winner of the Vitamix giveaway will be announced here on the blog on December 27th.

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60 Comments

  • Reply Mariale Schrobback December 2017 at 10:21 am

    What a beautiful space! Like the rest of the home! Enjoy this time with your family. Merry Christmas! Xo

    Shared ☺️

  • Reply Abby December 2017 at 10:38 am

    Shared!! I MUST have this vitamix lol
    Your house looks fab and when I renovate next year you can come do my decor!!!

  • Reply Abby December 2017 at 10:43 am

    Hmmm my first comment didn’t seem to post! So here I go again!!
    House looks beautiful and I need you do decorate mine when I renovate next year lol merry Christmas

  • Reply Kristie Stoodley December 2017 at 10:45 am

    Shared! Ps those pjs are super cute

  • Reply Alison Chornobaj December 2017 at 11:00 am

    In love with your kitchen and stove. Shared this post as there was too much not too! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply Julie A December 2017 at 11:42 am

    Shared on FB (Jules Austin). Would LOVE to win a Vitamix! ? Awesome giveaway, thank you!

  • Reply Carin Morganti December 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Shared publicly on FB. Love your blog! Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year!!!

  • Reply Alexis Verhoeven December 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Shared!

  • Reply Alison McFarland December 2017 at 3:00 pm

    Shared on my FB! Mamma wants a Vitamix for Christmas!

  • Reply Awa Chery December 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Shared on my Facebook! Your home is just fab!

  • Reply Julie D December 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Oh that looks delicious! Shared on my FB page, try small things. Happiest of holidays!!

  • Reply Jill H December 2017 at 6:04 pm

    Shared post on FB! Love your home! So glad your kids get to help decorate, I’m sure that will be part of their fond memories!

  • Reply Brittany December 2017 at 6:46 pm

    This recipe sounds delicious! I’m gf/df so I’ll be modifying it a bit and will let you know how it turns out! ?
    Happily shared your post on FB- I love watching your stories not only for ideas but the videos of Gatsby being cute ?
    Happy holidays to your whole family! I loved your pic with your matching pj’s on especially the ones for Gatsby!! ???

  • Reply Alison Braidwood December 2017 at 11:58 pm

    I shared on Facebook (Alison Braidwood). That ginger loaf looks fabulous. And I love your woodland themed loaf baker. Super pretty.

  • Reply Kelly D December 2017 at 9:54 am

    Shared on facebook. Your recipe looks great!

  • Reply Kim December 2017 at 10:35 am

    Entered!! Thanks for the opportunity

  • Reply Carla B December 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Shared this post on Facebook! Your kitchen is beautiful!

  • Reply Dawn December 2017 at 3:00 pm

    New year resolution…..more smoothies!

  • Reply Karen L. December 2017 at 9:27 pm

    Shared on Facebook! Thank you for the giveaway!

  • Reply Alana December 2017 at 9:55 pm

    Shared on FB! I would love to have this Vitamix!

  • Reply Alana December 2017 at 11:13 pm

    I don’t see my comment so I’m reposting:

    Shared on FB!

  • Reply Cindy Morcillo December 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Shared crossing my fingers!! ?

  • Reply Deborah Byers December 2017 at 4:00 am

    Hmm posted and shared but did not know if you meant twelve across Canada or in Ontario so posted anyway…. Happy Boxing Day!

  • Reply Jessica Lawrence December 2017 at 11:20 am

    I shared! Looks yummy!

  • Reply Alyssa McCardle December 2017 at 11:25 am

    Shared! Beautiful home 🙂

  • Reply kristen visser December 2017 at 11:52 am

    Shared on my facebook wall https://www.facebook.com/kristen.visser.1/posts/10155905027143965?pnref=story

  • Reply Stephanie December 2017 at 12:06 pm

    Shared!! Would love this for our new home!!

  • Reply Laella Saffer December 2017 at 12:58 pm

    Shared !

  • Reply Shawna Cochrae December 2017 at 1:22 pm

    Shared! 🙂

  • Reply Steve December 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Shared!!!! ??? This would be great for my journey to become Montreal’s next sex symbol ?

  • Reply Pepper Faber December 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I love your blog and instagram feed very visually appealing. I LOVE your instastories and how REAL/authentic you are in them. When you are somewhere for work you always share great tidbits of information.
    I would LOVE to win a Vitamix. Thanks for sharing your home tour, very beautiful!❤
    Shared on fb

  • Reply Pepper Faber December 2017 at 2:22 pm

    I love your blog and instagram feed very visually appealing. I LOVE your instastories and how REAL/authentic you are in them. When you are somewhere for work you always share great tidbits of information.
    I would LOVE to win a Vitamix. Thanks for sharing your home tour, very beautiful!❤
    Shared on fb

  • Reply Alissa Craig December 2017 at 2:25 pm

    Shared! Nothing better than a vitamix

  • Reply Alissa December 2017 at 2:26 pm

    Shared

  • Reply Amy Howitt December 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Shared!

  • Reply Nadia December 2017 at 3:13 pm

    Shared! Would so LOVEto have a Vitamix in my life and my kitchen!

  • Reply LILLIAN BROWN December 2017 at 4:18 pm

    Shared was hoping Santa would bring me a Vitamix but not in the cards this year, lovely pictures of the kids, they make Christmas,

  • Reply LILLIAN BROWN December 2017 at 4:28 pm

    My first comment did not show up? Shared . would love to have the Vitamix to make nice hot soups this winter

  • Reply Korrie Hodgins December 2017 at 5:18 pm

    Shared!!! Recipe looks delish.

    • Reply Roxanne West December 2017 at 8:59 pm

      It’s so yummy! Good luck xo

  • Reply Christy e December 2017 at 5:28 pm

    Shared on Facebook! Looks so good! And your home looks amazing!

  • Reply Jennifer Rector December 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Shared on my Facebook page!
    Thank you for this wonderful blog post and giveaway!
    Happy Holidays!

  • Reply Natalie December 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Cute pjs! I love a ginger loaf. It’s so good with this lemon sauce we make! Yum! I shared on my facebook (Natalie Van)

  • Reply nicole December 2017 at 8:30 pm

    shared on Facebook!

  • Reply Allison schrobback December 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Amazing post. The house looks beautiful. I just found your blog. Looking forward to future posts
    Shared on Facebook

  • Reply Quratulain Adeel(oysterbeads) December 2017 at 3:13 am

    ?Blessed and beautiful person you are with such amazing God gifted decore sense & knowledge. May you and all family members live happy, healthy an blessed life in this home Amin!
    “Shared on fb @Quratulain Adeel”

  • Reply Jennifer Pilon December 2017 at 9:38 am

    I already entered on Instagram but I wanted to checkout this delicious recipe you were talking about in your Instastories…I got to try it out because it looks so good! Thanks for the chance to win…love you & your family!!?

  • Reply Maddy McKenzie December 2017 at 9:44 am

    Wow love your house. I’d love a Vitamix. My kids and i are desperate for one, courtesy of watching too many demos in Costco lol

  • Reply Lacey R December 2017 at 9:50 am

    Shared on Fb! Love the little wreaths on your bar stools in your kitchen! Merry Christmas to you and all the best into the New Year!

  • Reply Bernice December 2017 at 4:22 pm

    Shared on Facebook , love your home , thanks for the chance

  • Reply jenn beckett jennpup December 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Share on Facebook! <3 Thank you!

  • Reply Rebecca Roberts December 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Thank you, shared on my Facebook as Rebecca Roberts. Thanks for the delicious recipe! Happy New Year!

  • Reply Lushka Smith December 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Lovely home.

    Shared on Facebook

  • Reply Rachel E. December 2017 at 9:55 pm

    I had to copy and paste to share to facebook as your fb quick link is broken. But it is done. Shared! Thank you

  • Reply Samantha C December 2017 at 10:59 pm

    I love molasses cookies, I’ll have to try this!

  • Reply Andrea D December 2017 at 11:45 pm

    I have a total crush on Vitamix! Haha, but seriously I’ve heard so many amazing things about them!!!!! Shared on Facebook (Andy Duncan)

  • Reply Tannis W December 2017 at 1:13 am

    I shared on Facebook as Tannis Wiebe.

  • Reply Tannis W December 2017 at 1:17 am

    I shared on Facebook as Tannis Wiebe.

  • Reply Jackie Man December 2017 at 1:08 am

    Love your home and thanks for the recipe! Shared on Facebook!

  • Reply Shepherd Winfield January 2018 at 1:21 am

    Shared on Facebook. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely prize. All the best in the new year for you and your family.

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