Category: The Blog

Eating in Germany: Top Restaurants To Try

If you’re like most people, you know that one of the best parts of traveling is enjoying unique regional food. If you are taking a trip to Germany, you can look forward to some interesting and delicious options, such as currywurst and spätzle. To try the most authentic versions of these regional dishes along with […]

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love baking and I love Halloween so making this recipe was a lot of fun! I’m not sure what my kids and I love more; baking or taste-testing the final product. Since Halloween is right around the corner, I figured we could try making them into dinosaur footprint cookies by pressing a (cleaned) toy […]

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Melissa Maker’s Thanksgiving Cleaning Tips

Cooking can be messy business, especially when it comes to a big event like Thanksgiving dinner. That said, there are a few things you can do to set yourself up for success with minimal mess. Melissa Maker, from the YouTube channel Clean My Space, shares some tips on how to safeguard your kitchen from typical […]

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Games to Play With Your Family at Thanksgiving Dinner

Whether you’re entertaining friends, family, or a combination of both this Thanksgiving, pre-planning a game or two can go a long way in ensuring your celebration is a memorable one. (The upshot: your guests will come for the food, but they’ll stay for the entertainment!)   Bingo Preparation for this game involves a quick survey […]

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Discover Fun Ways to Keep Your Pet Active this Fall

Getting outside with your pet in the hot summer for lots of activity isn’t always easy, but fall is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors together. Here are some great ideas for you and your furry friends to enjoy this colourful and crisp season: Visit a pumpkin patch. Grab the leash and bring […]

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7 Must-Haves for Your Fall Wardrobe

In contrast to the easy breezy fashion associated with summertime, piecing together a fall wardrobe tends to be a far more complex affair. (Think: layers, and lots of them!) Even so, fall is oftentimes the preferred season for those with an affinity or an appreciation for fashion. If you fall into this category, keep reading for […]

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Fireplace Mantel Decor Ideas for Thanksgiving

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Pumpkin Craft Ideas for Kids

‘Tis the season for fallen leaves, beautiful colours, and of course, pumpkins. As the weather starts to get chillier and the days get shorter, kids often get bored and don’t know what to do with themselves. Keep their little hands busy with some pumpkin crafts.   Pumpkin Bird Feeder A perfect fall craft that can […]

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DIY Centerpiece Ideas for Thanksgiving

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Creative Hacks for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

Cooking a big meal, especially for a high pressure occasion like Thanksgiving, can be a intimidating and overwhelming. Chef Rob shares some of his tried and true hacks for getting through this big day. For your turkey: The best way to cook a turkey is overnight, slowly and on a low temperature. Chef Rob suggests […]

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5 ‘Natural’ Make Up Looks For Fall

Everyone wants to look natural when they go out. How does one achieve this look? 1) Smog Eye Shadow and Eyebrow Pencil: What you need: – Light foundation – Eyebrow pencil – One nude colored eye shadow – One coat of mascara and a bit of blush 2) Just a Little Mascara: What you need: […]

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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes So Good Guests Will Want Thirds

Take the bite-sized dessert trend to the next level this Thanksgiving with a mini pumpkin cheesecake. This no-bake treat is perfect for getting the kids involved, and the budget-friendly ingredients can be found at your local Walmart. Mini no-bake pumpkin cheesecakes Makes 24 Ingredients: 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 2 tbsp melted butter 4 oz […]

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Yummy Thanksgiving Cocktails

Is all that turkey making you thirsty? Wash down your poultry with one – (or a couple) – of these five Thanksgiving themed cocktails.   Pumpkin Pie Martini Find the recipe here.   Cranberry Ginger Martini Find the recipe here.   Autumn Colors Cocktail Find the recipe here.   Thanksgiving Cider Find the recipe here. […]

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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas for Father’s Day

Dad, You Are Dynamite!! ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 6 What an explosive idea! Try this dynamite wrapping paper, it's the bomb! Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('d68673c3172551155fa365c0658b36a5', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Homemade Father’s Day Gifts You Can Make With Your Kids

Building Memories with Dad ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 8 This great little project is a wonderful way to keep some memories alive with your child. It means spending time together and really bonding. Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('c0f9195892206d7074ff29c3c5f82f53', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More

Father’s Day DIY Ideas for Grown Ups!

A DIY gift is meaningful and memorable, not matter what age you are! Here are some great DIY gift ideas that aren’t meant for kids!

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How To Simplify Your Next Renovation Project

Expensive and stressful; two words often used to describe the home renovation process. If you’re planning a home renovation project, project delays, household disruptions and overspending can all lead to a lot of frustration. To avoid this, it is important to plan ahead, get organized and set realistic expectation. These three tips below will ensure […]

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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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Creative Ideas for Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Caprese Quiche ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 If you want to serve mom something a little fancier then PB&J; try these caprese quiches. Tasty! Source jQuery(function($) { new NggPaginatedGallery('7c1442f2c0233ffbf7b0b8573dea7321', '.ngg-imagebrowser'); }); Read More