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Finally it hit — the full force of the cold weather. We’ve had an unseasonally warm autumn so far, which has been bliss. But this week, like the snap of the fingers, it became so damn cold.

Shivering. Icy. Windy. Sweaters. Mittens. Black ice on the roads. Heat up high in the car. Hot bubble baths. Chili, Soups, Stews. And lots and lots of hot drinks — teas, coffees, ciders, cocoa. 


My preferences are plain black coffee but only at 49th Parallel or Milano Coffee (all in my hometown), otherwise Starbucks Americanos (with raspberry syrup), Cappuccinos (from any cafe), Chai Tea (with rosewater), Snow Dragon Mint Lattes (peppermint tea, vanilla syrup, steamed milk), Japanese green tea (not matcha), and very good quality jasmine tea


But my absolute favourite hot drink ever? 

It has to be the “Forever Nuts” tea latte from David’s Tea. OMG. The best. I cannot describe how utterly amazing this drink is. It’s earthy, nutty, with a touch of cinnamon. It tastes like roasted almonds and warm fireplaces and cozy blankets. 

I request it with soy milk (because they don’t have almond milk) and agave syrup as my sweetener. You order it right in the shop and they steep it for you and steam up the milk for you and put the milky foam on top. OOoohhhhOOOOh. So, so good.

It’s also caffeine-free, so more of a relaxing, comfy drink for the cold weather rather than a morning pick-me-up. 

Trust me, it’s amaaaazing. I am not doing it justice, but I’m telling you (unless you have nut-allergies) it is the most taste-buds-exploding, cashmere-sweater-of-a-drink you’ll ever have.

Go get one now! 

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♡ TGI{Black}F



I live in Canada, so…we don’t have Black Friday because, well, our Thanksgiving was in October. We do, however, have Boxing Day — the day after Christmas — which is our version of Black Friday.

Even so, Canadian retailers are starting to get on the Black Friday bandwagon and giving us crashing deals. TGI

Ho hum. Bored already.

Americans have it so much better. Enjoy! 

PS: Damn, I would like Jake Gyllenhaal to “salmon” me, like he did to David Letterman. *giggles* (Watch HERE). 

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Candid Caleb | Hipster Santa


I found a ton of awesome naughty and funny holiday cards (refresher HERE for Part I). Now here’s some more! 

Click on the image to take you to the site to take a better looksy and to buy them! 

PS: There’s lots more under the cut.

Dog As Pony

Simple Things Prints

Word Play Design UK (*Bloody autocorrect)



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Classy Cards Creative


I’m all about spending hours of valuable time on Etsy — the DIY craft site where artisans sell their awesome wares.

I’m loving the unique and unconventional holiday cards you can find there. For my love of them, refresher HERE and HERE.

The funnier-“out-there”-raunchy-and-“oh-no-they-didn’t,” the better. Here is a compilation of the best ones I’ve found so far. Peruse, chuckle and be merry!

Click on the image to take you to the site to take a better looksy and to buy them! 

PS: There’s lots more under the cut. And for even more take a peek at Part II HERE

Grimm & Proper

Emily Coxhead

BE Paperie



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