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Christmas. What I got. What you got. Hope it wasn’t herpes.

Yes I know. Christmas is about family and friends and good food and charity and peace on earth. I understand and acknowledge that. But I love the presents. I know a lot of families cut out the presents once everyone […]

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Merry Christmas to all and to all a good fight.

It’s Christmas Eve. The day before the most anticipated day of the year for many of us. December 25th, known more commonly as Family Fight Day. The day family gathers together to exchange gifts, good wishes and karate kicks. Everything […]

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A New Year’s Eve Napkin Folding idea.

Since I will be abandoning you over the holiday break like a squirrel abandons a rancid nut, now is the time to show you a napkin folding idea I have for your New Year’s Eve table. (yes, I will be […]

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Christmas House Tour 2014.
The Outside.

Have a look here for my Christmas House Tour Inside. Christmas is a time for giving.  We all know that.  It’s also, of course,  a time for receiving.  I myself have already received 2 burns, multiple scratches and a paper cut […]

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Hot Buttered Rum
Get drunk & fat in record time.

Certain things just sound delicious.  It’s in the name.  Like clotted blood sausage. Sorry, clotted blood sausage is actually proof of the opposite fact; that certain things just sound undelicious.   If you drizzled a crisp, light, pastry with chocolate and […]

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Christmas Present Dioramas Up Close

  Yup!  It’s a surprise Tuesday post.   I wanted to give you a close up view of the Christmas wrapping I did this year and if I didn’t do it on a Tuesday (instead of when I regularly post […]

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Christmas House Tour 2014

  Welcome to my home.  Please don’t stay long.  You’ll mess the place up .  It hasn’t been this tidy since last Christmas’ photo shoot.       The foyer.  On the centre hall table is a glass cake pedestal […]

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Your Chance to Show Off

I can remember it like it was yesterday (which means I can’t remember it at all). There I was at some place, doing some thing that I vaguely remember made me happy. Or maybe it was sad. I was happy […]

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DIY gifts you still have time to make!

It happened again. With the stealth of a jungle cat, Christmas has come screaming out of the bushes ready to eat us alive. Or at the very least, have us eat ourselves to death. It’s a surprise every year. Christmas […]

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The Art of Doing Stuff Shop is now open.

The Art of Doing Stuff now has a shopping page.  “What is that?!”  you curious questioners ask. Well I’ll tell you.  If you look over to the right hand sidebar of the page you’ll see something that’s never been there […]

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A Christmas Conversation with Betty

The holidays are upon us and with that comes the most important part of the holiday season; making memories. Getting back in touch with friends and family who we haven’t seen in … well about half a day in my […]

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Learn how to make Spun Sugar.

  There are a couple of reasons why you want to make some spun sugar this holiday season and a couple of reasons why  you don’t. Let’s go through the list of why you DO want to make it first. […]

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Although I have remained unscathed, I am not responsible if you hurt yourself while cleaning your gutters or trying to tame a chipmunk.