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What do you keep and what do you donate or just discard? In my experience, heirlooms -- even entire collections -- can indeed gain fresh life, providing welcome reminders of the loved ones who owned and acquired them while achieving new lustre at the same time.
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As Mother's Day approaches, I've been thinking about the role my mom has played in my life. So when I stumbled across a photo of a little boy in Northern Armenia with a toy sewing machine, it took me straight back to sitting at the kitchen table with my own model, as my mother carefully pieced together a fabric masterpiece.
Is spring really here? Hmm? One minute the barometric shift appears to be tilting in our favour, the next it's raining cats and dogs, the mercury dipped by ten degrees. Undeterred, we're currently setting our decorating targets to 'bright,' with a project that helped our clients escape the stresses of their fast-spinning world.
Vampires, we're sorry to say, it's not your month. April is all about celebrating the almighty clove and that's exactly what we're planning on doing! We've got 10 terrific garlic recipes to help you kick-off National Garlic Month.
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If you have a hard time suppressing your yawns, in spite of your excitement for longer days and warmer weather, then feast your eyes on these coffee-infused recipes to help you stay awake.
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The key to a fun March Break at home with the kids is having activities planned out to keep them busy. With just a little planning and preparation you can avoid the lineups and crowds and have some fun right at home. Here are 5 fun-filled (and delicious) activities for you and your kids that will lure them away from their screens and make the break fun and memorable for everyone!
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So much of what we eat is done with our eyes first. We want our food to look like the flavours that best represent them. With so many naturally beautiful coloured foods available to us, it's not difficult to create our own food colouring without powdering bugs.
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If you are excited to watch the big game this weekend, but still can't decide what to serve your hungry crowd, we'll help you get in the zone with this menu of championship Super Bowl snacks.
When the weather keeps me cooped up indoors, I like doing creative projects that keep me busy and beautify my space at the same time. One project that's been languishing since last summer is refinishing an old cabinet. I have a big soft spot for anything retro or vintage. Because I love the inherent history in old items, I rarely refinish them. The scratches, the dents, and the chips are all part of their stories. But upcycling old furniture is quite trendy now, and I've seen so many beautiful ideas. I wanted to try it.
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There's nothing we love more than cozying up to a warm bowl of soup on a cold winters' day. Soups full of hearty vegetables, protein-packed beans and lean protein are great choices when you're trying to eat well. But sometimes it can be difficult to find soup recipes that will fill you up.
Whether they're your kids or your grandkids, who can resist cuddling up with a great story and delicious snacks with your favourite little person? It's the perfect opportunity to step away from electronics and dig in to some old-fashioned story time and some homemade goodness.
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Whether you are excited to celebrate the swearing in or plan to spend the night swearing, there's no denying the day will go down in history. Throw your own presidential inauguration party at home with this menu.
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When talking about veggies, the response that most people give is...well...no response. But there's no shock factor there. We get it; veggies are often portrayed as boring and tasteless. However, we're changing the game and bringing the shock factor back with our 10 clever and delicious veggie recipes. These vegetables, also known as "sides," are now becoming front-runners.
If there's one question we get the most it's, "What recipe can I make tonight that's easy and healthy?" We get it. Life is busy and we're all searching for new meal ideas that are satisfying and good for us. But we end up falling into a rut and making the same recipes over and over again. Well guess what? We have a healthy and hearty solution for you with lots of alternatives! Sound fishy?
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We may be starting a brand new year, but one thing hasn't changed and that's our love for delicious food! So we're starting 2017 with an awesome brunch filled with the tastiest food and sharing our menu with you.
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Not unlike bringing your car into the shop for a tune-up, scheduled home maintenance can curtail an onslaught of costly issues down the line and help preserve your home's pristine condition. But the undertaking is often daunting for new and seasoned homeowners alike. With the multitude of tasks, where do you even start?
With Christmas literally around the corner, most Canadians have the house decorated, the menu set... hopefully the gifts have all been selected... Now comes the real challenge, wrapping the gifts! While good things may come in little packages, creative and unique wrapping can elevate any gift, big or small.
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We've rounded up some of the top Netflix shows/movies for foodies that will guarantee you hours of couch-side bliss. And because they are sure to get your stomach grumbling, we've paired each one with the perfect recipe for you to enjoy while you watch. Are you ready to dig in to our list?
Hanukkah kicks off on December 24th and so begins the 8-day Jewish festival of lights (and donuts and chocolate and fried potatoes). Our favourite part of Hanukkah celebrations is all the delicious food and fun you get to enjoy. To help you get in the spirit, we've got 5 fun food and drink recipes that are sure to transform the Oy to Joy this Hanukkah!
The countdown is on -- Christmas is just around the corner. And we all know the key to stress-free entertaining is being prepared. There's nothing like leaving things to the last minute to throw you into a festive frenzy! So if you haven't decided what you are serving up for you holiday dinner, we can help.
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The holidays are upon us and we couldn't be more excited! Yet, we know how hectic this time of year can be. Remember, tis' not the season to feel stressed. There are lots of ways to save time and money but still surprise and delight your family and friends.
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It's time to treat your hair with some love.
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Blanket scarves, cropped sweaters and more!
"This choker trend is wild y'all."
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It's a lot easier than you think.
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I am a proud queer radical brown woman who was a single mom for several years, feeding and housing my child on a combination of arts worker wages, home daycare earnings and hustling. So the idea of ever spending thousands of dollars on a dress to wear for only one day of my life seemed preposterous, most especially when I could use the cash to fund my daughter's education. So I made one myself.
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