Traditional Household Skills Can Help to Reduce Excessive Waste

As only 30% of Canada’s waste materials are successfully diverted from landfills, Waste Reduction Week has encouraged people to do more to recycle, reuse and reduce the amount of household waste that they produce. One of the easiest ways to achieve this goal is to make more use of traditional skills and improve your sewing, culinary and gardening techniques. As well as helping you to express your creativity, by learning how to design your own clothes or produce impressive dishes from scratch, … [Read more...]

Why Women Should Help Manage A Family’s Financials?

Dealing with family finances can be very difficult. If you’re not careful, you may overlook an important number and this can lead to major problems in the future. With that being said, you should never attempt to conquer this issue alone. Remember that you have assistance and you should rely upon that help. This is why you should get the women in your life involved. If you’re a man and you’re trying to handle everything on your own, things are going to go awry soon. The women in your life can be … [Read more...]

Creating An Outdoor Garden Room

A garden room can be an extremely versatile space if designed correctly and can offer some much-needed extra square footage to your home. Create a creative space to fulfill all your arts and crafts needs, or design a sleek office space to keep work obligations out of the house. A garden room could also become an entertaining games room for family and friends, or even an at-home gym, housing all the weights and equipment that you need. The possibilities are endless, so take some time to consider … [Read more...]

Planning Your First Baby Shower

It’s almost that time! Baby is kicking, the world seems just a bit warmer, and it is time to start planning your baby shower. By the time you’re in your second trimester, your friends and family are probably expecting an invite anyway. Planning your first baby shower might seem a bit daunting. There’s already so much going on. And on top of that, one always feels the need to have it just right. You may toggle between a lavish gathering or just an afternoon with friends. You may even spend a bit … [Read more...]

The Taste Of Autumn With 5 Pumpkin Spice Recipes

It’s that time of the year again when the leaves turn brown and orange and beautifully fill the streets. The weather is noticeably cooler, and summer dresses are replaced with cardigans and scarves. Autumn is here! And you know what that means? It’s a time for outdoor strolls with your loved one, delicious meals during holidays, and gathering with your family around the toasty fire. It’s also a time to get creative with autumn-inspired recipes, and no fall weather treat is complete without … [Read more...]

Before Introducing a Second Dog into the Family

6 Considerations: A dog can bring much love and joy into the home, so it makes perfect sense that you might want to welcome another canine. However, you might be unsure if it is the right move for your family and your other pet. If you want to make an informed choice, here are six considerations to make before introducing a second dog into the family. 1. Your Current Pet’s Behavior Before you welcome another dog into your home, you must consider your current pet’s behavior. If they … [Read more...]

How Eating Together will help you Reconnect to Friends/Family

With the way our busy lives are these days, it’s difficult to keep up with what’s happening in our own worlds. The demands of our phones and social media just add to that, whether it's our children’s attention being caught or the ‘ping’ of a new notification from our own devices. So, it might have been a while since you have had some quality time to catch up with your loved one, your family (close and extended) or even good friends. What can you do to get to know them again? Mealtimes are … [Read more...]

4 Steps To Take When Selling Your Home

Selling a home isn’t always an easy task and it may take some time before you receive the right offer. There are certain steps you’re going to want to follow to ensure a smooth and successful process. The hardest part may be actually deciding that you want to sell your property and move elsewhere. Make sure you’re fully prepared for this type of change before putting your house on the market. Also, research your area and what has been selling lately and what the best time of year is to list … [Read more...]

It’s Never Too Late to Learn to Quilt

The art of quilting has been around for a long time and the techniques involved in producing quilting masterpieces have evolved. There has long been a notion that quilting is only for mothers, or even grandmothers. But it is about time for this to change because anyone can learn how to quilt, and the art of quilting knows no bounds. Hence, it is never too late, or too early, to learn how to quilt. Whether you are 10 or 70, you can begin quilting by familiarizing yourself with some of the … [Read more...]

5 Tips For Becoming a Master Chef at Home

We have all seen those cookery shows where good home cooks get the opportunity to improve their skills. Many of them achieve a professional level and go on to work in the industry. However, you do not need to aspire to be a professional chef to be able to become a master chef in your own home. There are steps that you can take to make it easier for you to create dishes that impress your friends and family. Here are five tips to get you started. Have everything you need to hand You do … [Read more...]

3 Things You Should Negotiate OUT of Your Lease

Your would-be landlord deals with commercial leases all day, every day. You do not. So, you may feel like you’re at an immediate disadvantage. We highly recommend you work with someone who is experienced in negotiating commercial leases. They can spot red flags, and negotiate to remove parts of the lease that may be unfavorable to you. No matter how “standard” your landlord claims the following things may be, an expert can get you out of these 3 clauses/ conditions. 1. Personal … [Read more...]

How To Save Money On Redecorating Your Home

When you decide to redecorate your home, you can get a bit ahead of yourself. One minute you are thinking about changing the wallpaper in your living room and the next you have someone coming out to give you a quote for an extension. Of course, not everyone can afford to spend a lot of money on decorating their home and so we need to think about how we can save some money on this kind of project. In this article, we are going to give you some of our top tips for saving money when you are … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Ways to Refresh Any Room in Your House

Hiring an interior designer is expensive, and it can be a lot of work trying to find one who has created spaces that you love. Luckily, there are a few simple and cheap ways you can transform a room without having to hire a professional designer. The best part is, your room could be refreshed in less than a day using these top tips. Change the Room Around One of the best and simplest ways to change the feel or functionality of a room is to swap the furniture around. Before you start … [Read more...]

3 Tips to Care for Your Air Conditioning

Caring for your air conditioning well will save you money on repairs, keep your energy bills low, and extend its lifespan. When the unit is poorly maintained, its efficiency can go down and you can also cause health issues for your family. This article highlights three key tips for caring for your air conditioning. Have a Professional Installation The first step to an efficient AC is proper installation. According to Action Furnace, professional installation can maximise energy … [Read more...]

How Landscape Paintings Can Help To Make Your Room Homey

Decorating your home can be stressful at times. Whether you are looking for new furniture or even canvas prints of landscapes, it can be difficult to find the perfect one for you. However, with planning and preparation, you can find the perfect additions to your home without spending a small fortune. In this article, we are going to be looking into the ways that a landscape painting can help to make your house a home and improve overall mood. Reduces Empty Wall Space One of the main … [Read more...]

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