Why You Need to Visit this European Store at Christmas

If you’re looking for a store that is part home decor, part delicatessen, part German bakery, full of beautiful household items and every December, filled with authentic Christmas ornaments, then you’ve got to visit Calgary’s Edelweiss Imports. Located in the heart of northwest Calgary, visiting Edelweiss is like taking a mini trip to a European village. We heard about this wonderful store from our neighbour Vicki, who…

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Quick and Easy Elegant Christmas Decor

Just one month away…I guess it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. So there’s shopping, baking, party planning, wrapping and decorating to get done. Well I can’t help you with the baking or wrapping, but I do have a few ideas for quick and easy decor that will look smashing. Firstly, I really dislike putting away a lot of everyday things…who has that much extra storage…

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Clever Ideas for Autumn Decorating

  This past week was a flurry of Harvest decorating. Not only did we do the outdoor planters for several clients, we also included a few snips of leaves and branches when styling indoors. Fresh arrangements make a home look pretty and cared for. Debbie and I carry garden snippers in our tool box and many times run out to clip branches, lilacs, or whatever’s in season. When…

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Summer Parties…How we do it at the lake

Do you have a love/hate relationship going on with pinterest? It’s fun to look at, and we’d all love to have our parties, weddings, dinners, crafts…(fill in anything here)…look like that. Sometimes we even try, and then bang – real life gets in the way and pinterest perfect doesn’t show up. For instance, if you’re having an outdoor barbeque and decide to invite 32 people….

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Get your Cowboy On…Stampede Inspired Decor Ideas

  Howdy Partner!!! It’s Stampede Time in Calgary. That means it’s 10 full days of western hospitality. The party has started and everyone is invited. Storefronts are painted and decorated, there’s hundreds of free pancake breakfasts and everyone is decked out in plaid and cowboy hats.  Stampede attracts over 1 million visitors a year and features the world’s largest rodeo. There’s good reason why it’s called the Greatest Outdoor Show…

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