Welcome! I’m Karina, wife to Jamie, mother to five Little’s and a lover of all things beautiful.

This is my journal, filled with all things creative and beautiful; from my adventures with my kids to recipes & DIY’s.

Thank you for being here. 


Elf on the Shelf has returned, which means it’s time to start shopping for the littles in your life. Whether their nieces and nephews, secret Santa’s or your own kiddos we have you covered.

For the little gifts under the tree or hiding in a stocking we have our Primrose silk bow hair ties or little larch dough trio, and for those who need to stay busy this double sided puzzle will keep them going long enough for you to still enjoy your coffee while it’s hot.

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Do you have any explorers in your house? We suggest the glass display box, to use a treasure box, you can fill it with treats a clue to keep them busy all Christmas day, or it can be used as an elegant jewelry box!

Bey blades are still a big hit in our house, we have plenty of “battles” that go one throughout the day. We couldn’t do a gift guide and not include one of our favourite local brands, Roe Roe and Co. these snuggle buddies have been a part of our family for years and they have so many sweet designs, including “Timber” the puppy and “Harriet” the bunny. For the storytellers in your life, check out these adorable woodland puppets! The creativity is endless.

If you’re looking for a “main gift” or one you could divide among a couple of kids, our 3-pack of plush animals is the perfect addition. We have 2 sets, we have foxes, elephants, kitties, bunnies and more! The choice is yours, visit the shop to pick your set!

We believe words have the power to speak life into the next generation, Be Clothing, has beautiful empowering clothing for you kids to wear with confidence!

This gift could be considered a gift to the whole family, but it’s inclusive enough for the bigger kids in your family to play while you’re getting dinner ready, Ticket to Ride is a quick fun game and is a great distraction from screen time.

We all love treating our kids, especially at Christmas, but sometimes, if we’re being honest some of these gifts are also for us! We love joining in with our family and seeing their imagination soar, many of the products we’ve created were inspired by our children including the Lilly doll bed, it’s the perfect fit for the plush animals mentioned above or a favourite doll. For the bigger kids in your life, who have a bit more independence, Pinovate has the best kits, including this Weaving Loom Kit. At Primrose we are known for our craftsmanship, and why not start them young with Melissa and Doug’s Solid Wood Building Blocks Set.

Do you have someone in your family who is always stealing your phone to take pictures? The Fujifilm Instax Mini is the perfect gift to capture the day.

Looking for a family activity to burn off some energy after Christmas dinner? Check out, Breathe Park! Another family experience is tickets to Storybook Theatre, tickets range in price to fit any budget and after a year of not being able to enjoy live shows it’s the perfect way to make it a family occasion while supporting local artists!

If you have performers of your own, check out this super fun karaoke machine! This is bound to fill hours with laughter and musical madness!

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Last Christmas we had the pleasure of creating a dollhouse for Jillian Harris, and it only made sense to name it after who it was created for, Annie. Annie’s Doll House is a little girl’s fairytale, with elegant design and simple rooms this gives space for any dream.

Hope this inspires you as you go about your Christmas shopping and that your day is filled with love and laughter.

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Gift Guide – For Kids

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