Toast to 2020 in Style and Ritz

Published January 02, 2020

It’s hard to believe we will be ringing in 2020 in the days ahead. For those of you with a little more energy to entertain, here are some nice ideas for hosting a New Year’s Eve Party. Gather your friends... Continue reading →


Published December 11, 2019

There’s something special about a homemade ornament on your Christmas tree. Over the years many of us collect ornaments from our travels, and receive them as gifts from friends and family. But the most special ornaments are usually the ones... Continue reading →

Wrap Your Gifts with Style This Year

Published December 01, 2019

It’s easy to overlook Christmas wrapping paper, but it’s worth putting in the effort to find something nice – the first impression of the gift is just as important as the gift itself. So this year why not try your... Continue reading →

Ring In The New Year With A Kiss

Published December 27, 2018

Ring in the new year with some dazzling homemade decorations. With a little planning you can take your New Year’s Eve celebrations to new heights. Here are a few ideas for a New Year’s party that are simple to assemble... Continue reading →

Holiday Decor

Published December 01, 2018

[caption id="attachment_3197" align="alignright" width="300"] Lunter photo Mike Wakefield Oct 19-18[/caption] This year take your holiday decorating to new levels with some easy and dramatic decorating ideas. No matter what your holiday decorating style is, you can create beautiful table settings... Continue reading →

Wrapping It Up!

Published November 16, 2018

Take your holiday gift-wrapping to the next level this year. It’s easy to set the tone for a memorable gift exchange when you plan a little ahead and add a personal touch to your holiday gifts. These simple ideas will... Continue reading →

Honeycomb Christmas Cards

Published November 22, 2017

These days it seems we are inundated with emails and text messages on a regular basis. The cyber world has taken over our correspondence to our friends and family as well the workplace. I have always appreciated the handwritten card.... Continue reading →

Geode Homemade Christmas Ornament

Published December 15, 2016

Every year I am impressed at how beautifully decorated the stores are during the holiday season. Carefully adorned wreaths, bannisters, table arrangements and tree ornaments are everywhere. It’s easy to be inspired by the gorgeous textures and colours of the... Continue reading →

Go The Extra Mile With Seasonal Gift Wrap

Published November 23, 2016

Holiday-printed gift wrap paper is nice, but it doesn’t compare to the homemade variety. You can always tell when someone has taken the time to creatively wrap your gift. Why not surprise someone this year with a beautifully wrapped present?... Continue reading →

Gift Wrap Ideas

Published December 23, 2015

I am always inspired by the creative ways people wrap their gifts. The wrapping is the first impression of a gift, so why not take a little time to properly present it to your recipient? Here are a few easy... Continue reading →