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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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Refinishing an Old Bedroom Dresser

Dear Marc: Do you have ideas for refinishing an old bedroom dresser? It’s a low, two-drawer dresser with a honey wood finish. I like the piece of furniture, but I want to “glam it up”. Help! Darlene Dear Darlene: The other day, I was sitting with friends and family in my sister’s dining room when […]

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DIY Faux Fur Chair Project

Dear Marc: I found a faux fur chair with natural stained wood at a flea market and I want to refinish it. I went to a fabric store to replace the existing faux fur with a more muted colour only to realize that this type of fabric is pricey! Do you have any ideas how […]

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DIY Repurposed Weathered Wood Sign

“I’m from the country and I like it that way” – Tracy Byrd, #1 Billboard Hit Country Music Artist Dear Marc: I have two eight foot lengths of 1 x 6 inch weathered wood. We had an old fence dismantled and these pieces were left behind by the contractor. I thought of throwing them out […]

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Enter to Win: Mother/Daughter Shopping Spree!

Are you ready to spoil Mom this Mother’s Day! We’re giving away a $200 Giant Tiger shopping spree. The winner will receive 2, $100 gift cards: one for themselves and one for their mom. Enter today for a chance to spoil yourself, and your mom, this Mother’s Day! And yes – sons can enter as […]

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Enter to Win: Lotus Living Art

The Lotus is a sacred plant found throughout Asia and is symbolic of purity, beauty and good fortune. The plant grows in ponds and rises above the surface of the water to create a sea of green from which beautiful blossoms of various colors emerge. Lacquer & Lotus uses the leaves of the lotus to […]

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How to Create a Multi-functional Basement for the Whole Family

The finished basement is a space in the house where the whole family can come together to enjoy some communal time. If you’re looking to renovate your basement to make it more usable, consider that this space is often expected to take on many functions such as being a living room, a guest space, and […]

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Unstick New Year’s Resolution Contest

With the new year fast approaching, you’ve probably already given some thought to what you want to do in the new year. This year, resolve to enjoy healthier, easier cooking with Unstick! Enter today and you could win a set of Unstick Liners for your own home including Unstick’s Reusable BBG Grill Sheet, Reusable Oven […]

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Pampering Gift Ideas We Love

Pampering Bath ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 9 Lavendar and Honey Bath Fizzies from Calgon give her an excuse to relax in a well deserved, warm bath for a while. Available at Walmart. Click Here For Marc & Mandy's Complete Holiday Gift Guide jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('a4ade95b3227cf003158521f27ba4e70', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Stylish Gift Ideas for Her

Liquid Matte Lipstick ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 8 Matte lipstick is all the range right now and we'd love to find this liquid matte lipstick from Noir Cosmetic Studio in our stockings. Click Here For Marc & Mandy's Complete Holiday Gift Guide jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('5f9cced6a3b53a1bc63fde4bb023054b', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Great Gift Ideas for Active Guys

Keeping it Fresh ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 8 This set of Bodman Body Sprays from Loblaws will keep him smelling fresh all year long. Click Here For Marc & Mandy's Complete Holiday Gift Guide jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('01d4ffbc1bb84e7981ad7735ae237ad3', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Our Favorite Holiday Gifts for Kids and Tots

Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 8 The perfect tech for kids, Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 by VTech lets them take pictures, videos, play games, tell time and more! Featuring a new sleek and stylish design, this durable smartwatch includes 55 digital and analog customizable watch faces to help kids learn to [...] Read More

The Perfect Holiday Gift to Combat Dry Winter Weather

The holiday season is here and that means spending time with loved ones, drinking eggnog, and baking holiday favourites! Sadly, it also marks the return of frosty weather, and with it, dry feet too. With the gift of endless pedicures and much deserved “me time”, Amopé’s holiday offering is guaranteed to please during even the […]

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Holiday Favorites Giveaway: Round Trip Airfare for Two

Enter To Win Round Trip Flight for Two! Why we love it: Start off the new year with a getaway for two, visit family or just enjoy some time away together.  After all the busy holiday rush is done, what could be better?a Rafflecopter giveaway The *Fine Print* – One randomly selected contestant will win […]

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Holiday Favorites Giveaway: PUR Water Pitcher

  Enter To Win PUR Water Pitcher! Why we love it: The PUR Pitcher makes it easy to get clean, delicious water right from your fridge. Using MAXION® Filter Technology, the filter removes 96% of Mercury and 95% of certain Industrial Pollutants! Clean, delicious water any time you need it! The *Fine Print* – One […]

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Holiday Favorites Giveaway: Hot Tools Professional CurlBar

Enter To Win Hot Tools® Professional CurlBar! Why we love it: Innovative 90° Ergonomic Design – helps keep arms in a natural position when styling, reducing stress and fatigue Large Read Digital Temperature Controls – flashing heat indicator allows easy read with 8 settings from 310°F to 450°F. Optional Curl Timer – set time needed for uniform curls […]

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Holiday Favorites Giveaway: A Year’s Supply of Spokes

Enter To Win A Year’s Supply of Spokes! Why we love it: These air-puffed potato snacks come in a variety of delicious flavors with natural simple ingredients! They are the perfect alternative to chips if you’re looking for something healthy to snack on for your next family movie night! The *Fine Print* – One randomly […]

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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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