I think, in my ways, I really used to be the kind of person that scoffed at New Year’s resolutions. My tendency was always towards taking the side of “you can make a change whenever you want – you don’t need a new year for that,” and while that’s still true in many cases, I have to say that I entered 2018 with a deep fire and a vigour for the burgeoning creativity in my life.
Not only did I get to cap off 2017 by spending a solid week and a half at home in Ottawa with my family (in many ways, the real gift, am I right?), but I was spoiled with food, laughter, and, of course, some incredible gifts.
When Christmas morning rolled around, the generosity of gifts I received from my parents and my family was, as always, completely overwhelming. Before I cap off a resoundingly successful and prosperous 2017 with a wordy and emotional blog post (soon to come), I wanted to take a few minutes of your time to share some of my favourite gifts I received over the Christmas holidays.
The best part about Christmas is the baking, right? These decadent Christmas cookie sandwiches with holiday M&M’s is the perfect addition to any party, cookie exchange, after-dinner dessert spread, and more!
In the mood to whip up some sort of festive, Christmas baking you know everyone is going to devour? Of course, you are because while everybody loves sweets during the holidays, not everybody has the same tastes. Some people go for treats that are pure chocolate and some take the more traditional route with desserts like fruit cake.
This ultimate holiday gift guide for anyone living in a condo is about items that are practical and pleasant for everyday life.
I live alone and I live in a condo. It’s both a blessing and a burden at the same time because while I have freedom and independence, any home you occupy by yourself is hard to maintain – especially when it’s small and unique in its layout. However, what’s managed to help me the most is the gifts I’ve received – from friends, from family, from my parents. Each small token has helped shape the home I’ve been able to build and has, in its own way, helped make my life even the slightest bit easier. That’s why this gift guide is so important to me.