Marc & Mandy

Unstick Christmas Entertaining Contest

From Christmas cookies to Christmas dinner, Unstick has a solution for all your holiday entertaining! Enter today and you could win a set of Unstick Liners for your own home including Unstick’s Reusable BBG Grill Sheet, Reusable Oven Liner, Reusable Roasting & Baking Sheet, Reusable Cake & Loaf Liners, Reusable Frying Pan Liners, Reusable Casserole […]

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Luxury Log Cabin in the Woods

People wanting to flee from their hectic lifestyles can now rent luxurious Beavers Bend cabins for an incredibly reasonable rent rate. These striking cabins are nestled off the main highways in a private and quiet wooded 65 acre property. Spending time in a spectacular nature setting like this one allows individuals to kick back and […]

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Five Tips for Creating an Appealing Dressing Room at Home

A large master bedroom usually has a dressing room. A dressing room serves as the place where a woman dresses, puts on her makeup, brushes her hair and finishes getting ready. The best thing about decorating a dressing room is you can let your creativity run wild. Look at five tips for creating an appealing […]

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Expert Advice: Is a Tub Necessary?

Q: I’m in the middle of remodeling and my husband and I can’t agree. Neither of us ever uses the tub, we both prefer showers. I feel like a tub would just waste space in the room that we could have used for storage or a larger shower but he is worried that we’ll regret […]

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Expert Advice: How Much Paint do I Need?

Q. How much paint do I need to paint my room? A: In generally, a medium size room (12’ by 12’ with 8’ high ceilings) will usually take about ¾ of a gallon per coat for the walls. It is important to choose a good quality paint to ensure proper coverage with two coats. My […]

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Expert Advice: Bathroom Renovations for Resell Value

Q: I have completely gutted the main bathroom in my home and I am working on design plans but there are so many options. I plan to sell the house in a few years so I’m wondering what some of the most popular choices are when it comes to improving the resale value of the […]

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Expert Advice: Carpet Repair – Clean First or Stretch First?

QUESTION: My carpet has bumps and I want to get it stretched and cleaned. Should I have it cleaned first or stretched first? We asked Pablo of Curly’s Carpet Repair and this is what he recommends: There are people and/or cleaning companies who will tell you to get it cleaned first and than stretched. They […]

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Expert Advice: Grid-tied Solar Energy Systems

QUESTION: Can you explain a grid-tied solar energy system to me. What can I expect when installing a system like this? ANSWER: “Grid-tied” means that your home is still connected, or “tied” to the BC Hydro power grid. When the sun is shining, your house will use the solar energy first and if you require […]

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Expert Advice: Finding Space for a Freestanding Tub

Q: I would love to replace my traditional tub with a freestanding soaker tub but I’m not sure if I have the space. How much room do I need to be able to install a freestanding tub? – Elizabeth P. Hello Elizabeth, The good news is that freestanding tubs come in a variety of sizes […]

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Expert Advice: Using Wood in a Bathroom

Q: Can I use wood in a bathroom? I’ve seen some gorgeous pictures of bathrooms with beautiful wood feature walls but is that even practical with the amount of moisture in the bathroom? – Taylor B. Hello Taylor, You are correct, wood and water can be a precarious combination and the use of wood elements […]

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Canada D’Eh Contest

Hey you! You may not live in an igloo or ride a dogsled to work. You may not play hockey or say “EH?” in every sentence. Your poutine consumption may be infrequent and your maple syrup use may be minimal. But we know you’re a proud Canadian and that’s why we want to help you […]

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MARC AND MANDY SIZZLE Longtime TV duo, Marc Atiyolil, known for his keen sense of design and Mandy Atiyolil, a mother and advocate of health and wellness star in North America’s highly successful Marc and Mandy Show. The show’s half hour format helps today’s busy women find balance as they juggle all aspects of their […]

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Unstick Summer Entertaining Contest

From baking to BBQing, Unstick has a solution for all your summer entertaining! Enter today and you could win a set of Unstick Liners for your own home including Unstick’s Reusable BBG Grill Sheet, Reusable Oven Liner, Reusable Roasting & Baking Sheet, Reusable Cake & Loaf Liners, Reusable Frying Pan Liners, Reusable Casserole Dish Liner […]

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5 Ways to Spend Your Time in Canada

Heading up to Canada for a vacation? There’s a lot of space to cover and your time may be somewhat limited, so prioritizing can be the difference between a memorable time and a forgettable one. Check out some of the activities below to make the most out of your vacation hours and see the best […]

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10 Easy DIY Ideas for a Trolls Themed Birthday Party

Planning a birthday party for a Trolls-loving little one? Here are some easy, affordable ideas for decor, menu items, favors and more!  

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Enter to Win: Queen Rainbow Bed from Prairie Barnwood

Enter to win a Rainbow Bed from Prairie Barnwood. This incredible rustic rainbow bed has been designed with comfort and beauty in mind. This masterpiece has been handcrafted perfectly and specifically to achieve each row of color.  The headboard  is 54 inches tall with a queen size bed frame.     a Rafflecopter giveaway For full contest […]

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What NOT to Get Your Mom on Mother’s Day

On Mother’s Day, we do try our best to get her something that we didn’t get her last year, like the rock concert tickets to YOUR favorite band. She’s a special lady, so we are going to give you a list of things to NOT get her. Hope it helps! Bad Gift #1: An I.O.U […]

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Mother’s Day Gifts that Keep on Giving

If you ask any mom she will tell you that not a day goes by that she isn’t thinking about, or worrying about, her children.  Therefore Mother’s Day is a time to show how much you appreciate all the time, worry, and love that she has put into raising you.  Show your mother that you […]

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Mother’s Day Gifts for a New Mom

If someone you know has just had a baby, Mother’s Day can provide the perfect opportunity to honor her.  Here are some gift ideas born to please: Food Delivery Service News moms are overloaded with tasks and responsibilities—and, of course, they’re sleep deprived.  In between getting to know and care for their baby, new mothers […]

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Why Every Mother Needs a Time-out

Mothers are so busy taking care of everyone else, they often put themselves last on the list. If you are a busy mom, here are some simple ideas to  nurture and pamper yourself and keep that inner spark glowing: Diet and Exercise: Women who eat right and get enough sleep usually experience greater levels of […]

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Bake Bunny Cookies with Your Kids for Easter

Easter is a creative time for children with arts and crafts—and especially in the kitchen if they can bake and decorate Easter Bunny cookies in many different shapes and sizes. Take a look at this easy little recipe for Easter Cookies. Certain ingredients are essential for texture and taste success, like the combination of margarine, […]

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DIY Wainscoting Ideas We Love

 

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Creative DIY Ideas for Your Kitchen Backsplash

 

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Reno Johnston’s 6 Keys to Creating a Successful Mindset

Get Over Yourself If you’re sitting here reading this right now, get over yourself. And I say that with the utmost love. Get over yourself because that’s the first issue. You are so caught up in yourself and thinking you’re not actually improving, you’re not growing. Progression is so important. It’s fundamental. If you’re not […]

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Kitchen Design Inspiration from Evelyn Eshun

Evelyn Eshun shares two kitchen looks inspired by soapstone from Greensville Soapstone! Look #1: For this look, I choose a very dark, nearly black soapstone which provides a beautiful contrast with white cabinets. This sets that perfect backdrop for my new obsession, brass hardware. I love brass hardware, it just gives you that luxurious touch. […]

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