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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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10 Fun Ways to Use a Fireplace in Spring

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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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Healthy Snacks on the Go

In a hurry? Opt for one of these healthy snacks! Invalid Displayed Gallery

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DIY Decor Ideas using Succulents

In addition to being low maintenance, non-green-thumb-friendly and drought-tolerating, succulents also happen to be interesting to look at it, making them the ideal plants to decorate with, indoors or out. We’ve rounded up five great ideas to incorporate succulents into your home’s decor.   A Succulent Terrarium  Simple, satisfying and self-contained, a DIY terrarium is […]

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6 Areas of Your Home That Need Protection During Remodeling

The purpose of remodeling your home is to make it better than it was before. However, some areas are vulnerable to damage during the home construction process. Whether you intend to tackle the renovation project yourself or hire a contractor to handle the work, there are steps you can take now to protect certain areas […]

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Spicy Buttered Lemon Chicken

Favourite foods, seasonal soirées, and spending time with family and friends are just a few things that define the holidays. But these seasonal staples also mean busy schedules with little time to prepare nutritious meals. Fast food may be a quick solution to getting meals on the table, but chef Matt Basile of Toronto’s first […]

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Fabulous Lamb Recipes for Spring

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Clever Outdoor Cleaning Hacks

  So you’ve spring cleaned the inside of your home, but that’s only half the battle. We’ve rounded up some hacks to help you tackle the outside.   How to Clean: Your Grill  What you’ll need: Ammonia Trash bags Rubberbands Rubber Gloves The last thing you want, come grilling season, is to have all of […]

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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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Top 3 Reasons To Hire a Cleaning Company for Your Home

Many homeowners may feel awkward or uncomfortable about hiring a cleaning company Bend, OR to clean their home. It may seem pretentious to hire help, or unnecessary to spend money on a task that you could reasonably accomplish yourself. However, for those who have the means, the money you spend to have your house cleaned […]

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Avocado Lime and Coconut No-Bake Cheesecake

Try something new, with this creamy and delicious no-bake cheesecake recipe. This tropically-inspired spin on a traditional cheesecake features a richly flavoured toasted coconut crust, topped with a creamy avocado and zesty lime cream cheese blend. “It’s a gorgeous shade of lime green that contrasts beautifully with the garnish of red raspberries,” says Tom Filippou, […]

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7 Fresh Makeup Tutorials for Spring

It might not feel like it quite yet, but Spring is coming. If you’re ready to kick off the Winter blues and embrace Spring with a fresh, new look – here are some of our favourite Spring looks! #1: Bronze Eyes & Peach Lips #2: Bold Pink Lips & Simple Bronze Eyes #3: Spring Makeup […]

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Plan Your Wedding with Marc & Mandy

Join us February 2, 2019 for a complete episode dedicated to wedding planning and the hottest styles for 2019 weddings! FEATURING: CELEBRITY GUESTS Should you consider a destination wedding? Celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie shares the pros and cons to consider. Learn about planning a first look and hosting an unplugged wedding with celebrity wedding […]

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Beauty & Pampering Gifts for Her

EYES & LIPS Spoil the makeup lover on your list with an Enchanted Eyes Liquid Shadow Set with three travel-size Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows in high-shimmer sheen and three travel-size Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows with dazzling, ultra-sparkle finish. Stila also offers an All Day Lipstick Trio for weightless, creamy, full coverage. […]

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Little Ones

STOCK UP  Fill their stockings with colorful gifts they can use at home and school like this fun calculator, available in a variety of colors. Sharp, www.sharp.ca BUILDING BLOCKS Encourage creativity in children and adults of all ages with LEGO building sets. Help Stephanie battle it out on the tennis court with LEGO Friends Stephanie’s […]

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Creative Giving: How to Give a Gift Card

THE PERFECT GIFT IDEA Gift cards are the perfect choice for those hard to shop for individuals on your list. Pick a gift card from a store with multiple departments so they have plenty of choices! – Giant Tiger, www.gianttiger.com SEW IT UP Crochet a cute gift card ornament that will also become a keepsake […]

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The Perfect Holiday Gift: Chocolates with a Twist

Chocolate is the universal holiday gift idea. It’s the perfect gift for a hostess, a client, a hard to shop for loved one or the person who has everything. Nearly everyone loves a good chocolate. The problem is that with so many people giving chocolates as the go-to gift, it can seem a little “been […]

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Holiday Travel Favorites for Christmas

MONTEGO BAY Escape the cold with a sunny family vacation they’ll never forget! The Holiday Inn Resort  + Spa Montego Bay offers all inclusive packages for worry-free vacations with plenty of activities available to please every member of the family! Conveniently located just ten minutes from the airport! – Holiday Inn, www.holidayinnresorts.com/OfficialSite/MontegoBay PUERTO VALLARTA Enjoy […]

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Marc & Mandy’s Favorite Gift Ideas for Guys

KINGSMEN GROOMING PRODUCTS Conquer your beard with the right tools! Beard balms, beard oils and Kingsmen’s grooming gift sets make thoughtful gifts for the distinguished gentleman. – Kingsmen Grooming Products, www.kingsmengrooming.ca THE BARBER SHOP PRO Conair’s Magnetic Motor Clipper features Japanese Steel blades for an amazing cut through any hair type and comes with an […]

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Marc & Mandy’s Favorite Gifts for the Fashionista

MIA & LUCA HOBO BAG Available in a variety of colors, this hobo bag offers plenty of space, suede details and tassels for a look that is classic and stylish but with just a bit of fun. – Bentley, www.shopbentley.com EVERYWEAR PANTS Comfy, yoga-style pants in regular and Ponti weight fabric for chilly weather. Laila […]

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Marc & Mandy’s Favorite Gift Ideas for Chefs and Foodies

MINI-PREP PLUS PROCESSOR Grind or chop ingredients instantly at the touch of a button. Features a 3-cup bowl with handle and auto-reversing SmartPower Blade. – Cuisinart, www.cuisinart.ca SUPERSTEAM + It’s 3 ovens in one: whether you’re cooking with Superheated steam, regular steam, or convection heating, you can cook anything just the way you want. – […]

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Marc & Mandy’s Home & Decor Gift Ideas

A FRESH COAT Update your home before guests arrive with colors from Simon Chang’s 2019 Trend Collection! – Beauti-tone, www.beauti-tone.ca QUALITY DIY Create DIY tabletops, artwork, jewelry and more. Low odor formulation allows for indoor use, with no ventilation required! – Ecopoxy, www.ecopoxy.com PHOTO ART Turn your photos into affordable, stunning wall art that is […]

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Marc and Mandy’s Delicious Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients: 1 seeded pumpkin 3 cups water 1tbsp salt olive oil Seasoning variation: Seasoning salt Barbeque seasoning/ salt Red pepper flakes/ paprika/ cayenne/ salt Cinnamon/sugar/salt Parmesan cheese/black pepper/ salt 1. Seed a pumpkin using a large metal spoon. 2. Use a colander and water to separate the seeds from the stringy pumpkin insides. 3. Bring […]

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