The Dote Christmas Cookie Exchange Part 2

To continue on with our Dote Christmas Cookie Exchange, today we have recipes from our team of managing editors, Kelly Amonson and Jenny Flaman. Kelly’s Molasses Sugar Cookies My grandmother’s ginger cookie recipe is my favourite Christmas cookie. I remember making them with her in her kitchen every year. She was the one who taught me...

The Dote Christmas Cookie Exchange

For some people, Christmas is all about decorations, gifts, parties, or simply spending time with family. For some people, Christmas is about tradition, and for some of those people, tradition comes in the form of sweet treats, and more specifically, the Christmas cookie. The Christmas cookie is a special thing because it can take so many...

DIY Holiday Wreath

Growing up in the country, it was always tradition in my home to decorate with fresh greenery. There is nothing more magical than being out in the woods after a fresh snowfall gathering foliage, and leaving footprints in the snow. The fresh evergreens would fill my heart with glee and our house with the fragrance of the holidays. One of my...

Your Guide to Wines for the Holiday Hosting Season

The holiday season means parties – and parties mean wine, lots of wine. Different parties require different bottles, depending on whether you’re hosting an intimate gathering with friends, trying to impress the boss, or are in search for what to bring for those last-minute holiday soirees. Whatever the party situation, our friends at Bin...

Fall Floral Routine for your Saturday Errands

Carving out a few moments to yourself amongst the demands of everyday life can be challenging when balancing work commitments, friends and family, or home life, but in these fast-pasted days, the importance of being intentional with how we spend our time is more important than ever. It can feel like we don’t have time for self-care...

September Mood Board + Playlist

As a person who hoards magazines, I find myself using ones I don't keep to mood board. I find it a nice way to find inspiration, get creative, and channel what good things I want to come. I started doing them monthly to set small goals, and have inspo for the month, and now that its fall, its officially my favourite time of...

A Not So DIY, DIY

Banbury Lane by Robert Pashuk Architecture. As someone who doesn’t take very well to DIY projects, our Dote office needed some savvy storage solutions on a small budget, and I needed to embrace a creative little project.   I asked the Dote team for some help, and we set out to source some inspiration from Pinterest and discovered some...

How To Create A Spring Meadow Table Arrangement

I'll be honest - spring is absolutely my favourite season for flowers. I was born in April, and I always feel like I come alive all over again in the spring. I love watching the life and growth that just pours out of the Earth.  I especially love the colours that are born in spring. The leaves that turn a lush green colour in late spring...

Affordable Luxury with Tiffany Pratt

Luxury is different for all of us and style means different things to everyone. Curating a stylish space with all new or on-trend pieces can be expensive - but it doesn’t have to be. The one and only Tiffany Pratt returns to the Calgary Home + Garden Show with a much-needed burst of colour and energy to combat this seemingly never ending...

Our Relationship Between Memory and Music

There's something special about the relationship between memory and music. We all know it and feel it. That time you drove your crush home from school and The Cranberries CD was playing on the stereo. The road trip playlist you sang at the top of your lungs with your crew. Your first kiss and that 80’s hit that will forever be soaked in...