Category: The Blog

Transform Your Basement into a Rental Suite

If you live in a desirable area and you’ve been thinking about transforming your basement to attract renters, now may be the perfect time. In today’s housing economy, converting your basement into a rental suite is an excellent way to help pay off your mortgage, while providing affordable living accommodations for low-income renters. Not only […]

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Healthy Lifestyle 101: Making Wellness A Real Thing In Your Life

People who want to make healthy living their normative state of being and knowing should recognize the power of systematically implementing wellness strategies that will generate substantive results. Below you’ll find several strategies that you can implement to get on track to cultivating a healthy lifestyle: 1. Cultivate A Strong Yoga Practice. One of the […]

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DIY Spring Garden Party Ideas

 

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Spring Skin Care Tips for Men

When you think of skin care tips, men don’t immediately come to mind but they have skin issues just as much as we women do. Here are some skin care tips for men that are perfect for Spring! Skin Care Tip #1: Clean the skin every day, morning and night with specific products to get […]

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Top 5 Tips For Losing Weight After Having A Baby

Just about every new mum is really concerned with how to go about shedding those extra pounds left over from her pregnancy as quickly as possible. While they will naturally lose the weight over time, many mothers want even faster results, and that is where diet and exercise come into play shortly after giving birth. […]

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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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How to Cope with the Baby Blues

Research shows that 8 in every 10 moms will experience the baby blues. You may feel worried, anxious, tired for no reason and unable to concentrate. Here are some coping tips you can try at home: Don’t Deprive Yourself of Sleep: A full eight hours may seem like an unattainable luxury when you’re dealing with […]

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Tips on Planning a Spring Garden Party

There’s nothing like a long, cold winter to make you itchy for Springtime; and what better way to celebrate the onset of the season than to throw a garden party! Here are some tips on planning and executing your Spring garden soiree.   Play into the Spring theme. This goes for invitations, table decor, and […]

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Creative Ideas for Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

 

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10 Fun Ways to Use a Fireplace in Spring

 

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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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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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Pampering Gift Ideas We Love

 

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Stylish Gift Ideas for Her

 

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Great Gift Ideas for Active Guys

 

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Our Favorite Holiday Gifts for Kids and Tots

 

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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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Tips on How to Cope with Christmas After Losing a Loved One

 

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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

 

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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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The Healthier Way to Banish Fat Before the Holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, you might find yourself with weight loss on the mind. Whether you’re (nervously) anticipating Christmas parties or incoming family and guests, looking your best could be the difference between a happy holiday or not.     The experts at Medilean Wellness & Weight Loss Clinic urge consumers to forgo the fad diets and shed […]

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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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