Deanna and Sam’s Favourite Things…Day 2!

Day 2 is all about Our Favourite Holiday Recipes!

Pomegranate martini - Most popular cocktails seriesDeanna’s Recipe

Oprah’s Pomegranate Martinis are a staple in our house on Christmas Eve. They are so delicious and I like to think they might be a little nutritious too!

Servings: Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pomegranate juice
  • 2 ounces Absolute Citron vodka or white tequila
  • 1 ounce Cointreau liquor
  • Cup of ice
  • Splash of sparkling water (optional)
  • Squeeze of lemon (optional)

Directions

Shake ingredients in a shaker and put in chilled martini glasses. Put pomegranate fruit into glass as garnish.

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We love making this Monkey Bread or Cinnamon Breakfast Cake (as we like to call it). The house smells amazing as it bakes away and it’s a cinch to make.

Ingredients:

  • 20 Frozen Bread Balls
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 1-2 Tbsp of Cinnamon
  • 1/2 Cup Melted Butter

Directions:

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl. Place the bread balls in a Bundt cake pan. Sprinkle the dry mixture over top. Then pour the melted butter on top. Cover with a cloth and let it sit over night. In the morning, place in the oven and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Try to let it cool slightly before demolishing.

What are some of your favourite recipes for the holidays?

If you would like to see some decorating tips, check out Day 1 here: https://deannacollinsrealestate.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/deanna-and-sams-favourite-things-holiday-addition/

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Christmas Gift Basket

Deanna and Sam’s Favourite Things…Day 3!

We hope everyone is enjoying our Favourite Things so far! Today we’re talking about our Favourite (and local) places to get into the Christmas spirit.

If you have any room left on your calendar here are some of our favorite local events we think you should check out.

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Balance Equestrian Centre Santa Day 

http://www.balanceequestrian.ca/camps–news-and-events.html 

Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens Santa Barn http://woodlandgardens.ca

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Coastal Black Estate Winery

https://www.facebook.com/coastalblack/photos/a.231055996925370.62939.136980602999577/861445633886400/?type=1&theater

C.R. Museum Festival of Trees http://www.crmuseum.ca/festival-trees

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Maritime Heritage Centre Christmas Market

10:00 AM -3:30 PM every Sunday in December.

We hope you get a chance to experience some of the great events and festivities here in Campbell River! Are there any events we missed that you think we should be featuring? Please let us know!

If you would like to see our Favourite Recipes, you can click here: https://deannacollinsrealestate.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/deanna-and-sams-favourite-things-day-2/

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Christmas Gift Basket

Deanna and Sam’s Favourite Things…Holiday Edition!

Welcome to Our Little 5 Part Series regarding our Favourite Things!

Over the next couple of days we’ll be sharing our Favourite Ideas, Tips and Tricks for the Holiday Season.

Today’s post is all about Decorating for Christmas!

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This time of year I love decorating the house. I am a throw pillow addict. One closet is already dedicated to throw pillows, and since Target has moved to town it’s officially full! Target is a GREAT place to buy a couple of festive pillows. I personally love the golds and silvers. Maybe I might pick up a bright turquoise or classic red. Or you can add a throw blanket in a festive colour or pattern to introduce a bit of Christmas magic to your room.

white pine decorating

You don’t have to wait until Christmas Eve to snappy up your table. I like to bring the outdoors in (no need for Febreeze). I prefer white pine myself, but snipping a few pine, fir and cedar bows and arranging them on your mantle or just a bit in a vase is easy and smells delicious. I even pop fir bows into my outside planters since they’re empty of all their summer flowers.

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My all time favourite decorating technique is simply using Christmas balls. I fill huge glass vases, dishes and even old wooden crates .Then I put them all over the entry, the bathroom (all over the house really). You can keep it all solid colours or you can mix them up.

Happy Decorating!

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Christmas Gift Basket

Kids Winter Colouring Contest!

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It’s time for another CONTEST!! But this one is just for the kids (sorry grownups)!

Let your little artists loose and use their creative skills to add some colour to this winter scene. Once your wee people have finished their masterpieces, make sure to write their name and contact phone number on the back and drop it at the Royal Le Page Advance Realty office by December 8 before 5 pm to be entered into the contest.

Please note, that by entering the contest you are giving us permission to post your talented kiddo’s artwork on Deanna’s Facebook page and Blog. Click on the link below to download the image!

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Good Luck to all your little artists!