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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Canadian Colour Inspiration…Holiday Pictures and Paint Picks

  Last summer we did a post with some of our holiday pictures matched to General Paint’s Canadiana Historic Colours. It wasn’t just us that loved the paint and photo connections, it was one of our most popular posts. It fills us with pride to read the paint names – Buffalo Narrows (chocolate brown), Juno Awards (pale blue),  Moose (dark brown), Killer Whale (black), Old…

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Red & Green…not only for Christmas

I know I know…say red and green and immediately Christmas comes to mind. Green branches with red berries and bows – it’s all about that time of the year. Holly, mistletoe, stockings hung by the fire… Yet red and green together can be quite spectacular. To come up with a colour scheme, we often get our inspiration from a piece of fabric, a photo or  a…

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Decorating for Christmas

I am sure every child knows exactly how many days (maybe even hours) are left until Christmas. Me, I just know that it’s coming quickly and there doesn’t seem to be enough time. We’ve had a busy few days with Christmas activities and our middle son’s birthday. Throw in a Christmas concert, a basketball tournament and the normal getting ready for Christmas preparations and life gets…

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10 Things We Are Grateful For

It’s Thanksgiving weekend already. Wow, that crept up quickly. Where did September go?? We’ve had a beautiful Autumn season in Calgary,(except for that wicked snowstorm in what was technically summer), and the weather has been gorgeous. Debbie and I have been working on lots of projects and meeting a lot of new people. As we’ve been driving around Calgary, (she drives, I’m suppose to navigate, but…

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