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…

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…