Category: Holiday Living

hopespring holiday tour of homes

November 13, 2013

This past weekend, November 8th and 9th, we kicked off the holiday season by participating in the HopeSpring Holiday Tour of Homes. The tour featured five spectacular homes in the Waterloo Region, as well as the HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre’s Kitchener location. All the…

on our table – spring helleborus flowers

April 6, 2012

Our Easter table this year is very simple compared to last year’s Easter tablescape. This year we have several birthdays adding to the festivities of the weekend so I want to keep it simple and let the flowers speak for themselves. Helleborus blooms are one of my…

holiday living – woodland inspired outdoor decor

December 13, 2011

Imagine a stroll through the woods; walking amongst nature, smelling the earthy natural fragrance of the great outdoors, seeing lush textures of trees, branches, leaves and moss against a December sky. This was the inspiration for this outdoor decor: Ingredients: BC Cedar Boughs Birch Poles and…

holiday gift guide – local artists

December 9, 2011

With this weekend being one of the busiest shopping weekends of the holiday why not save yourself some major time, frustration and stress and shop from the comfort of your home or at one of the local galleries in Kitchener-Waterloo? Our tri-city is filled with fabulous artists who would…

wednesday’s flowers – oh little tree…

December 7, 2011

This year I’m not really in the glamorous, sparkly kind of Christmas mood. Perhaps it is due to the crazy year we have been though? Buying a house, quitting my full time job, moving, renovating and decorating…this list goes on. Therefore to end this year my soul…

oh canada holiday gift guide

December 6, 2011

Hey fellow Canadians! Like so many this year I’m trying to by local and handmade goods for holiday gifts this year. There is nothing better than given something that was made with love and not mass produced on an assembly line in some far away country….

Giving Thanks…

November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving to all our US friends, we hope you are full to the brim with yummy festive foods and cheer! A little note about the above arrangement: A blogger friend from NYC, Sarah from Chevrons & Stripes, asked me if I would be…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Zygocactus

November 23, 2011

With the holidays only 5 weeks away I think it is time we slowly start thinking about adding a bit of festive decorating to our homes. So this week we will kick off our holiday indoor floral arrangements, starting with Zygocactus (aka Christmas cactus). Zygocactus tends to be…

winter and holiday outdoor decorating

November 17, 2011

It is time to start winter decorating outdoors with fresh evergreens before the snow flies and we can help you. Living Fresh offers the following winter and holiday outdoor decorating: Custom Fresh Evergreen Urn and Planter Arrangements Outdoor Fresh Evergreen Wreaths and Swags Fresh…

Happy Flowery Halloween!

October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween friends!  Are you all full of sugar?  I know I am but I had a blast preparing for tonight’s trick or treaters.  This afternoon I picked up some candy, a pumpkin and a bunch of flowers to create a flowery Jack-O-Lantern for…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Mum’s Fall Garden

October 12, 2011

While I’m still digging away at the new gardens at the new house I have to say that I’m thankful for having access to my Mother’s lovely gardens anytime I make the drive to visit her.  This past weekend we did indeed make the drive and…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Simple Thanksgiving

October 5, 2011

Since Thanksgiving is this weekend for me and all my fellow Canadians I thought I would share with you a simple, but fun way to fest up your home or table.  The great thing about holiday decorating is the possibilities are endless and you do not need to…

Easter Table Inspiration

April 19, 2011

Easter is here … So, I thought I would share a little inspiration with you to get you decorating for the holiday this weekend.  Decorating a table for a holiday can be very complex or fun and simple; thats really up to you.  It’s…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Paper Hearts and Ferns

February 9, 2011

With Valentine’s Day so close I wanted to create a little treat for you, something fun, inexpensive and inspiring.  So I came up with a little idea that involves lots of hearts and a potted fern that would be easy for anyone and everyone…

Happy Holidays

December 25, 2010

Happy holidays from our home to yours!   Here is a little peak of our home decorated for Christmas: Have a wonderful holiday friends! Enjoy!

Wednesday’s Flowers – Just Add Fruit

December 22, 2010

Here is a quick, inexpensive and fun way to add some colour and interest to a holiday centerpiece with fresh fruit. Materials needed: Fresh Greens – Pine, Boxwood, Cedar Fresh Fruit – Pomegranate, Oranges, Lemons, Limes (Citrus fruits work best) Everlasting Berries Oasis Floral Foam Decorative Container…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Amaryllis

December 8, 2010

For me it is just not Christmas without an Amaryllis blooming in the house.  Forget the traditional Poinsettias, they just don’t do it for me, it is Amaryllis all the way around here.   The long-lasting blooms of the Amaryllis are strikingly beautiful and you can easily dress them…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Norfolk Pine

December 2, 2010

Well, the holidays are in full swing here, just finished cleaning up from our first party and I’m exhausted.  Despite the exhaustion, I still wanted to share today’s flowers with you.  In keeping with last week’s theme, white and natural, I created another quick and easy…

Wednesday’s Flowers – Frosty Fern

November 24, 2010

Can you believe it, the holidays are only 4 weeks away!  Yikes!  I have so much to do, so today I started decorating the house.  I like to keep it simple and fresh, while using product that will last from November until the beginning…