Who's Afraid of a Little DIY?

When it comes to home renovations, the answer is: not enough people, in my opinion - my husband included. The irresistible appeal of home improvement shows has lured many a homeowner into a DIY project that, in retrospect, may have been a little ... erm ... misconceived. The intention may be worthwhile and the plan ... Continue Reading

Spooktacular Halloween Home Decor

When it comes to decorating for Halloween, I’m definitely in the less is more camp, preferring a few subtle touches to a parade of orange and black. My favourite palate for this holiday is actually black and white...it’s classic and with a few simple accessories/touches, can add just the right hint of Halloween to the ... Continue Reading

Hallowe'en Safety Contest

Hallowe’en is almost upon us, and we’re busy preparing our homes (and our children) for a ghoulishly good time! Of course, with an outing into the neighbourhood comes the consideration of how to stay safe while walking through the streets. There are many ways to stay safe, including travelling in groups, planning your route, and ... Continue Reading

Portable, Healthy AND Easy Snacks

Travelling, running around with the kids, and long work days make for a nutritional challenge at times. I regularly hear of people neglecting to eat due to their busy schedule, or reaching for less than ideal "snack" foods in order to simply get through the day. Newsflash! Potato chips, cookies, gummies, coffee, and chocolate bars ... Continue Reading

Yappy Howl'oween!

Playing doggie dress up on a daily basis is not my thing. I have no interest in pretending my 10 lb Schnauzer, Mouse, is the little girl I always wanted. However, I do enjoy seeing pets decked out in Halloween garb and even Mouse must grin and bear a bee costume annually. I even hold contests ... Continue Reading