5 Ways to Be a Better Gardener

gardening tips

Written by Grace Moores Gardening can be very therapeutic; it certainly is for me, it is my escape. I discovered an interest in gardening about 10 years ago when we moved into our current house. It took me a long time to progress out of the beginner stage because I wanted sun-loving plants in my…

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Creating a Backyard Staycation

backyard staycation

Who says you need to travel to far off places in order to have a good time and enjoy your summer? Your backyard can become the oasis you need, and can make for a perfect staycation opportunity. Here are a few ways to make the most of what you have available, and ideas to go…

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Easy Tips to Make Homemade Oat Milk

oat milk tips

Ready to ditch store-bought and start making your own homemade plant-based milks? Plant-based milks are seeing a surge in popularity these last few years, touting a better carbon footprint for the planet, and a wide range of health benefits. There is now a wide selection of plant-based milks which you can find in most grocery…

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BBQ Baking + Cinnamon Roll Recipe

BBQ baking cinnamon rolls

Written by Jo Notkin People tend to bake a lot in cooler weather, but the BBQ is really just an outdoor oven when it’s set up in the right way. I wanted to create something that would allow me to fuse two of my favourite things together – baking and being outside in the summer. There…

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How to Show Random Acts of Kindness

random acts of kindness

We all like surprises, and kind gestures or random acts of kindness can make all the difference in whether you or someone you know has a ‘good’ day or a ‘bad’ day. It could be an unexpected gift, or even a treat in your bag at the drive-thru window;  a surprise just makes you feel better.…

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6 Items You Can Donate While Spring Cleaning

With spring comes a new beginning; a time to clear out some of the old or broken items in our lives and make way for a new and fresh start. Whether you’re a fan of cleaning or not, there is something to be said about shaking off the cobwebs from winter and initiating an overhaul…

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Creating an Outdoor Living Space You’ll Love

As the weather gets warmer and the sun shines brighter, it’s a perfect excuse to head outdoors. Looking to shake things up while working from home? Hoping to make your outdoor living space more enjoyable in anticipation of a summer staycation? Bright green hues and new flowers blooming are a wonderful change of pace, and…

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Time to Pause & Slow Down

Written by Heidi Payne Time to pause… One of my favourite trees in my yard got an infection recently, and I feel it is a perfect representation of the last year: stunted growth, illness, death, invasive and harmful growth of negative influences; but also renewal, regrowth, persistence, resilience, hope, faith, and new beginnings. Last spring…

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Spring Cleaning In 5 Steps “The Home Edit” Way

Spring cleaning is one of those rites of passage that some of us look forward to all year long… or that some of us dread. After a long winter, it’s often a way to ‘shake off the cobwebs’ and welcome in a fresh new season with long, deep, and clean breaths. The problem is, many…

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