Category: Outdoor Living

Creative Storage for Your Garage

Anyone living in an urban community will understand the frustrations that come with keeping a garage clean and organized. From shoveling snow in winter to planting gardens in Spring, there are tons of seasonal tools and supplies that need to find room in this space. Having something that’s going to store all of those things […]

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Marc’s DIY Garage Door Makeover

Sometimes the easiest way to add value to your home it just to upgrade your garage door but that doesn’t mean you have to replace it or buy a new one. We challenged Marc to give this ugly, old garage door a DIY update. Here is how he accomplished a fresh, new look: 1. A […]

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What is Curb Appeal and Why Does It Matter?

What is curb appeal? The official definition is: The attractiveness of your house exterior when viewed from the street. Why is curb appeal so important? Curb appeal is often the first impression passers-by will get of your home. This becomes even more important when you are selling. If your house has an overgrown flower bed […]

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Tips to Extend Your Patio into Fall

One of the things, as Canadians, that we tend to get cheated out of is great weather all year round. We wanna make those four months of good weather count. Here are a few tips to extend your Summer into the Fall so you can really take advantage of your outdoor space. The number one […]

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3 Creative Ideas for the Cottage

1. Create a s’mores making station using a rake. (A new one, not a used one.) Roast marshmallows on the tips while melting chocolate onto graham wafers on the rake itself. This is a great solution if you have a few small children all waiting at the same time. 2. A robotic mop (iRobot Braava) […]

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Coconut Lime Ginger Beer Fizz

Ingredients 1-inch                    piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 1-2t                        simple syrup infused with cinnamon 2oz                         aged rum 2oz                         coconut water Ice 2oz                        ginger beer 1 lime wedge Sugar the rim of the glass In a cocktail shaker, muddle the ginger, squeeze lime wedge and drop in. Add the rum and coconut water; […]

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How to Prepare Your Cottage for the Fall

As we enjoy the last few weeks of summer, it’s time to start making preparations to close up the cottage for the fall and winter. Preparing your cottage for the cold months takes some doing; here are some tips to help make the process easier. 1. Avoid Water Damage – A great way to avoid […]

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Tips for a Successful Family Fishing Trip

A family fishing trip is a great way to connect and bond with the family.  Here are a few tips to make sure your trip is memorable – in a good way! 1. Decide where your are going:  One of the first steps in planning a successful fishing trip is to decide where you are […]

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2015 Swimsuit Fashion Show

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