2019 Christmas Countown

We cannot believe that it’s that time of year again and there is less than a month until Christmas. As you know, we like to countdown the days in December with a feel good advent calendar. This year is no different except we are kicking it off with a surprise! Check back on December 1st to see what we are up to and how we saying “thank-you” to all of you. We are going to spend December once again hanging out in our community, shopping locally, spreading joy through Random Acts of Kindness and squeezing in some “me time” as well.

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’tis (almost) the season : our favourite hostess gifts for 2019

It’s coming up quickly people. One easy way to get ahead of the holiday madness is to have a stockpile of ready-to-go items for easy gifting. Growing up my mother would do a different homemade treat each year. The treats would be used for hostess, neighbour, teacher or any other gift we needed. She’d spend a weekend and package up homemade Bits’n Bites or spreads and have a few dozen ready to go. This is a goal for me this month, so I have one less thing to think about in December. Whether you want to do homemade or store bought (preferably local!) here’s what’s on our inspiration list for 2019. Our goal was to think functional and thoughtful, with items that were either local, reusable or consumable. Less “stuff” for the win!

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Happy Halloween from West Side Storeys

Can you believe October is over already? And just a few more nights before the clocks fall back and it feels like midnight at dinner time. Are the trick-or-treaters in your household all excited for tonight? The weather looks terrible but unlike Montreal, Toronto has not moved Halloween. Tonight is THE night. Halloween brings back so many memories; of good costumes and bad, heavy Unicef boxes around your neck and enough candy and excitement to last until Christmas. Here is a round up of some fun Halloween “facts”. Have a fun and safe evening!

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My favourite Instagram accounts for home inspiration.

Photo Credit: Cup of Jo

Most of my personal instagram feed is filled up with home interiors and food. I don’t use Instagram for news, or really to keep up with anything in particular. I like it for a quick escape and prefer light, beautiful content. Not that any of us need to spend more time on social media, but if you do like a few minutes of escapism in your day, here are my ten favourite Instagram accounts related to homes or interiors.

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