DIY: Felt Pencil Roll

The school year is just around the corner. If you want a unique pencil roll to flaunt, this is the DIY project for you. We are very pleased with the results of making these pencil rolls. Not only was it a meditative process, they were under $7!! Here are the materials we used: Felt sheets…

5 Design mistakes to avoid

Being Matchy Matchy You would think that designers would like the word ‘match’….but it usually makes us cringe. We love things to coordinate, but having every fabric the same on every piece of furniture looks bland and boring. To create visual interest in a space you need multiple layers and textures, colour and patterns. Shop at…

Winery of the Week, Field Stone

We’ve had a closer look at some meads brewed in Alberta. This time we focus on fruit wines, the other type fermented here. To see how things are done in artisanal fruit wine making, we visited the very first licensed estate winery in Alberta, Field Stone Winery. Field Stone Winery was conceived by owners, Marvin…

Mosquitoes are Great, But Not Really

Ahh, imagine one of those warm beautiful summer nights that are made for sitting outside with a cold drink in your hand. You’re enjoying the wonderful temperatures, watching the sun slowly set while you grin; knowing this can be done all over again tomorrow. If only you could sit still for one moment, without swinging…

5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is almost here once again. After the brunch and the dad pampering, make sure to give your old man a gift he will love. Here are a few ideas we’d like to share with you. Bar Fridges Every father is very well deserving of a bar fridge. Bar fridges come in all shapes,…

Winery of the Week, Chinook Arch Meadery

A couple of months ago, we shared our discovery of Alberta wineries and in tune with barbecue season, we will have a closer look at their beverages to give ideas on pairing alternatives to the usual beers and grape wines. To begin the series, we present the first licensed Alberta mead maker, Chinook Arch Meadery….

On the menu: Crickets & Kangaroo

As much as we like safe bets when it comes to food, we also love our annual outlet to be foodie daredevils at the Calgary Stampede. This year, the Stampede menu has been revealed and it’s pretty bizarre, just as bizarre as we want it to be! Let’s highlight some of the most interesting food…

Organize Your Garage

There is nothing we appreciate more than a well-organized space and this is why we want to talk about Gladiator. The wall mounted racking systems allow you to keep just about everything off the floor. Those winter tires that pile up in the corner and waste valuable floor space can be mounted up and out of the…

Spruce Up Your Deck!

It’s patio weather again and we couldn’t be more stoked! If you’re anything like us, you probably enjoy barbecuing in your backyard and having drinks with friends while enjoying the outdoors. This is why we are excited to present some ideas on how to make your deck cozy and absolutely loveable. Start with furniture.  Choose comfortable furniture and accent…

To the Chapel of Love

Bells are ringing for weddings in the summer, the favoured season for a lot of couples to tie the knot. It has, after all, the most ideal setting for pictures at parks with flowers in full bloom, green grass, birds in the air, you get the picture.  Getting married between June and September also makes…

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…