Author Archives: Becky

Etsy Item of the Day: Christmas Hippo Hat

When only a hippopotamus will do, wear this super cute Christmas hippo hat! Crocheted by hand, this hat is available in sizes from newborn to adult, so you could buy hats for your entire family and have your own bloat. [Yes, a group of hippos is called a bloat!] For a truly custom cap, you can specify the colours of the braided tails and trim—or even change the colour of the hippo.
Christmas Hippo Hat

Etsy Seller: Hooks and Quotes

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Last Minute Floral Gifts

Christmas is only 4 days away! If you’re still looking for gifts or perhaps want to send a bit of extra holiday cheer to loved ones, consider ordering a floral gift. With less than a week until Christmas, many floral gifts won’t make it in time; however, I did the research for you and pulled together some bouquets and plants that will arrive before Christmas. But hurry! Most of these will need to be ordered TODAY to be delivered in time.


Bouqs • Grace
A local Bouqs Artisan Florist will design a bouquet using a soothing mix of white flowers with green accents.

Holiday Tulips

1800Flowers • Holiday Tulips
Vibrant red and white tulips make up this bouquet. Add a little holiday cheer by including a red vase.


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Etsy Item of the Day: Tacos for Santa Card

This card cracked me up! As a taco lover myself, I think it seems totally reasonable to leave tacos out for Santa. Featuring a hand drawn illustration, send this silly card to someone special [since tacos are special]. If you need more taco goodness, check out this set of four different holiday cards.
Tacos for Santa Card

Etsy Seller: Pizza, Pets, and Nonsense

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Imbibe Some Christmas Cheer at a Miracle Pop-Up

With only 7 days left until Christmas, hopefully you are just about done with your shopping, wrapping, and baking. If so, take time this week to go on a date night with your sweetie or plan a night out with pals to have drinks at one of the Miracle locations. Miracle is a holiday cocktail bar pop-up that is only open from Black Friday until Christmas Eve, and they are currently in 50 locations across the United States, Canada, Brazil, Panama, France, Greece, and China.

While many restaurants and bars may put up a tree or a bit of holiday decorations during December, Miracle pop-ups are covered with Christmas cheer from top to bottom and wall to wall. The ceiling is dripping with lights, the tables are covered with wrapping paper, and there is Christmas decor galore. I even read about one location that has a gingerbread house photo booth! The decorations are retro and kitschy, bringing forth feelings of cozy nostalgia.

Miracle does offer some snacks and small plates, such as charcuterie and cheese, manchego stuffed dates, spinach salad, Chex mix, cookies, and lamb meatballs. However, with merry names and holiday flavours, the real star of the show are the cocktails. Here are just a few drinks that caught my eye:

  • Snowball Old Fashioned – gingerbread bourbon, wormwood bitters, lemon zest
  • You’ll Shoot Your Rye Out [Ha! Get it?] – pumpkin spiced rye whiskey, Budweiser-marshmallow syrup, egg
  • Fa La La La La, La La La La – gin, aquavit, hazelnut liqueur, cardamom, vanilla, lemon, egg white, club soda
  • Jingle Ball Nog – cognac, amontillado sherry, peanut butter, almond milk, pandan, cream, nougat syrup, egg, nutmeg

Best of all, many drinks are served in rather fun holiday glasses or mugs!

As I mentioned, there are fifty Miracle locations spread all over the globe. Keep reading to see if there is one of these fun holiday cocktail pop-ups in your city!

Etsy Item of the Day: Personalized Shark Ornament

Showing off his toothy grin, this chipper shark is just too cute! Made of felt, this ornament can be personalized with the recipient’s name, and the name plate is available in your choice of 33 colours. This ornament would be perfect for any children or other shark lovers on your list.
Personalized Shark Ornament

Etsy Seller: Orange Blossoms

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