Your Deck, Your Oasis

There’s something about decks or patios or balconies that allure us. With lovely weather, we spend a lot of time on them so might as well make them into our private or entertaining oases. Cozy and zen come to mind when considering furniture and decorations. There are so many great ideas out there. You can…

Stay Hydrated!

Yahoo! It’s the Calgary Stampede and sometimes when we’re having too much fun, we forget to drink….er… we’re referring to good old H2O, the beverage that every living creature can’t do without.  For a lot of us, keeping hydrated can be a challenge, especially when considering the daily recommended 2 litres or half a gallon…

The Beauty of Fire Tables

Patio heaters make cozy patio time, especially on chilled evenings. They come in various styles but this flame table version is sleek and stylish, adding a classy ambiance to your outdoor retreat. Powered by propane or natural gas, you can enjoy a fire without the mess of burning wood or the worry of it landing…

All About Veggies

By Lemon Tree Nutrition “Eat your vegetables!” A phrase from childhood dinner table that still echoes in our ears. Turns out mom has been right all along! We hear it over and over – eating more vegetables is beneficial to our health. But don’t take anyone’s word for it. Instead, consider these reasons why we…

Unfriending Mosquitoes

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…

Renovation Tips

We’ve all heard more renovation horror stories than we’ve heard happy endings. Make yours a happy ending by getting educated on the process before you start. Going into a renovation of any scale can take a toll on you mentally and physically. Sometimes, even with all the preparation in the world, surprises will pop up, budgets…

It’s Gardening Time!

May is almost over and though the weather has not been at its best, avid gardeners might have already made a start.  Now would be the perfect time to start growing our own veggies.  There are many plants that can easily grow in the prairies that do not require too much work.  Beets, beans, peas,…

DIY: Bike Makeover

By Colleen Larson My daughter picked out her bike when she was interested in princesses. She still fits her bike but since then has lost interest in princesses and would rather have a different bike. I suggested to her a bike makeover and looked around for inspiration. We settled on a few colour choices and…

Spring Cleaning Checklist

It’s spring time (yay!). 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 closets/cabinets/storage…

4 Tips for Cleaner Stainless Steel

It’s fair to say we clean A LOT of appliances! Although some polishes and cleaners promise gleaming results, nothing cleans stainless quite like vinegar and water.  This is especially great for people looking for natural alternatives for cleaning their homes. Here are a few tips for cleaning your appliances: Tip #1: Use a good microfiber cloth….

AVENIDA FOOD HALL & FRESH MARKET

The new kid in the market scene is the Avenida Food Hall & Fresh Market which opened in December 2018 at the Avenida Place Shopping Centre. More of a food hall than a market, the young arrival offers quality artisan foods made locally. It also has a few fresh organic produce vendors and organic meat/poultry…

Cooking with Kids: Tips & Tricks

Looking for some kid friendly things to do during spring break? We’ve chatted with Sara Brodsky, our Culinary Coordinator, on what her tips are for cooking with children. Sara teaches children how to cook on a regular basis at our Calgary South store. Here’s what she had to say: “I keep them so completely engaged….