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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

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

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('5e38bb3425fbc7b5c12649e203253635', '.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('7568948e40a71686ee59ede4e450e6c3', '.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('f1e834aef6d6d70518c9b46120392b2c', '.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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Tips on How to Cope with Christmas After Losing a Loved One

Keep it Simple ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 7 It really is OK to not go all out at Christmas. If you feel that this year you just can't send Christmas cards, host the family gathering or other things of that nature; then don't! You are entitled to not do all the running [...] Read More