Earth Day – April 22

We all share our lives on this beautiful planet. A planet that nurtures us, yet sometimes we forget to cherish it and even inadvertently hurt it. This year’s Earth Day campaign is ‘End Plastic Pollution’. We have come to rely on plastic for its convenience. The downside of plastic is the trash it creates. Because…

Secrets to Healthy Cooking that Still Tastes Good

When you are trying to eat healthier it usually comes down to keeping things simple.  Here are some hits on how to cook healthy food while keeping it delicious. Fresh raw vegetables, whole grains and lean meats. Looks and sounds simple but turning these ingredients into something that is nutritious, low fat and high in…

Wines Made In Alberta?

Sure! Alberta is well known for the Rockies, Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. Although abundant with lakes, its climate is described as “continental “, meaning cold winters and hot summers. Warmer winters are occasionally experienced with the arrival of chinook winds. These cold winters and hot summers are not ideal for growing wine-producing grapes. And…

Plans for Earth Hour?

Choosing how to take care of the environment we live in can be overwhelming. Where to start? What to choose to do? First, begin by not underestimating your power to contribute. Anything counts! Little effort goes a long way, right? So how about taking part in Earth Hour tomorrow? All you need to do is…

Spring Cleaning Checklist

It’s spring time (yes, really!). This is the perfect time to clean up the messes that winter left behind and repair any damages.  Most aren’t huge fans of household maintenance but any property requires regular cleaning and care to keep you safe and comfortable. Here is a checklist to help you get going: Go through your…

DIY: Removing Popcorn Ceilings

If you watch a lot of renovation shows you’ll probably notice that popcorn ceilings are one of the first thing they take down, and personally, that is what I just did in my house. If you love them – great!  I’ve seen new builds and the builder lets you pick the finish on the ceiling…

5 Incredible Canadian Women

Today marks a great leap for women where the new $10 bill drops, featuring civil rights activist Viola Desmond. According to CBC News’ article, Desmond is the first black person and the first non-royal woman to be on a regularly circulated Canadian bank note. In light of International Women’s Day, we’d like to highlight 5…

Design a Room Around a Piece of Art

The first step is finding the focal point, when you walk into a room and your eye lands on a certain corner; this is exactly the perfect spot for your art. In the image below, it’s easy to see that the space between the windows is a focal point, so placing your art there is…

Black Stainless Steel Appliances

Darker appliances originally started getting popular in Europe and the trend is slowly overtaking design trends in North America. Black stainless steel appliances sure add a hint of modernism to your kitchen. The black stainless steel grants you a sleek, classic, modern look. Most black stainless steel appliances are coated with a fingerprint-resistant layer that…

Valentine’s Day Coasters

It’s that time of the year when people are polarized; you’re either an avid lover of Valentine’s Day or you’re an absolute hater. Both parties take pride in their stance and they take pleasure in teasing the other party about their stance. You know what’s common between both types of people? They both love drinks!…

2018 Paint Trends

Every year, new colours define what the latest trends are. If you’re looking to spice up your home without spending too much on new furniture, consider a fresh new layer of paint! Read: Top Design Trends for 2018 Benjamin Moore has announced that their colour of the year is Caliente AF-290. They’ve described it as…

6 Kitchen Appliances & the Best Ways to Clean Them

Coffee Makers If the dishwasher doesn’t do the job, water and vinegar will do the trick especially if you’re dealing with white mineral deposits. Put equal parts water and vinegar in the water tank and turn the coffee maker on. Turn it off halfway through the cycle and let it sit for thirty minutes, finish…