Get Your Home Winter Ready Now

Fall is the time to prepare your home for another Canadian Winter. This year make your home maintenance simple with this handy fall checklist. “There snow reason” not to get started right away!
Let’s start at the top: Declutter your Gutter. A good working gutter is essential to keeping a well READ MORE >

 

Tips & Tricks for Great Pumpkin Picks

Move over Charlie Brown, the time has come for families to embark on the search for the “Great Pumpkin”. As the weather turns crisp, thoughts of hayrides and harvest fill the air and families look forward to that local pumpkin patch excursion. Whether your goal is to READ MORE >

 

The top 8 things to do this Long Weekend

The long weekend is almost here, and if you’re like many people, you probably haven’t had the time to plan any type of getaway or vacation. Have no fear, there are better days to come – they’re called Saturday and Sunday (and holiday Monday!) So, if you’re READ MORE >

 

Thrill of the Grill

Ten things you may have never thought of throwing on the barbeque. If you’re like most Canadians, the BBQ season lasts 12 months of the year.
So when summer finally hits, it’s time to get creative. Veer away from the classic summer menu of hot dogs and hamburgers and celebrate READ MORE >

 

The Muskoka Chair

From its humble beginnings as a family lawn chair, the Muskoka or Adirondack chair has become a symbol of cottage life and the epitome of summer comfort. Why the fascination? Is it the fact that they’re so comfortable that once you sit down in one there’s no going back, or that they READ MORE >

 

The Appeal of the Weeping Mulberry

Planting a Mulberry Tree is a quick way to invite birds and other wildlife to your yard. Once the tree starts producing fruit, you’ll be delighted to see the many types of birds enjoying those juicy red berries. I’m fortunate enough to have a Dwarf Weeping Mulberry in my front garden and can READ MORE >

 

Simple ways to Celebrate Summer

It’s finally summer, Canada Day is just around the corner, yet landing on a Tuesday doesn’t lend itself to a long weekend. But it’s summer and time to celebrate, yet there may be times when you’re looking for a kick start on this summer celebration. Basic things to put yourself in a READ MORE >

 

For the love of Mason Jars

It’s trendy and fun. Have you noticed the rise in Mason Jar popularity lately? But why buy knock offs when you can create your own neat crafts? After my enthusiastic attempt at canning last summer, I now have a shelf full of the coveted mason jar, just waiting to be “repurposed.” So I thought I’d look at READ MORE >

 

10 Inspiring Ways to Recycle Wood Pallets

Top 10 creative ways to recycle your wood pallets. Last week was Earth Week and it got me thinking about all the wonderful ways we recycle and reuse. Having just finished making a lovely wine rack out of a used wood pallet (photo above), I started digging for more ideas. READ MORE >