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How Clean? Celebrity Clean!

Gossip magazines tend to focus their glossy coverage on celebrity fashion, relationships and botox. Once in a while, a well-respected magazine like Architectural Digest will do a feature on a celebrity and we’ll get glimpses of an A-lister’s design preferences and décor,  as was the case in their fly-off-the-shelf January 2018 issue when Jennifer Aniston […]

September 21st, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Organization Tips|

Use Your Beach Coolers All Year Long

Summer may be over, but this year, keep your beach coolers, insulated tote bags and collapsible cooler baskets handy throughout the fall and winter. Coolers are specifically designed in all shapes and sizes to help improve all areas of our lives. The benefits are endless!

Stick to the Savings Goal

Always be ready to take advantage of […]

September 19th, 2018|Fall, Maintenance, Outdoors|

Make This Your Cleanest Carpooling Season Ever!

Whether it’s hockey practice, piano lessons, jazz, tap or modern dance class, our kids’ active lifestyles keep us on the run – and in the car. For most of us, connecting with other parents to set up a carpooling schedule is a lifesaver! Eliminating even one drop-off or pick-up allows us to catch our breath […]

September 14th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Maintenance, Organization Tips|

The Buzz-Worthy Benefits of Beeswax

Honey is Canada’s sweetest production. Thanks to dedicated beekeepers across the country, there are endless types of the all-natural sweetener for your tea, toast, iced drinks, desserts and body products. But, honey aside, the busy bees create an equally important staple to have on hand at home: beeswax!  Anti-bacterial and non-toxic, beeswax can also be […]

September 12th, 2018|Health, Maintenance, Outdoors|

Back-to-School Lunch Favourite: Mini Veggie Lasagna Pies

Despite all the healthy prepackaged foods and snacks available at the grocery store, nothing compares to the taste of a delicious homecooked meal or snack. More and more families are embracing the good old fashioned art of batch cooking to ensure their kids are well-fed throughout the week. Comfort foods like soup, chili and pasta […]

September 7th, 2018|Family, Health, Organization Tips|

Battling Back-to-School Bugs

As kids head back to school this month, or start for the first time, be prepared for the inevitable ritual of sickness that follows in their wake. It’s a fact! GPs report that, in the second week of September, their practice is bombarded with kids complaining of runny noses, sore throats and coughs of all […]

September 5th, 2018|Fall, Family, Health, Maintenance|

Take Me out to the Ballpark and Wash Me when I Get Gross!

Your favourite baseball cap is so much more than a simple fashion statement in the summer. While it may cheer on the home team, it also shades your face from the blinding sun, protecting your eyes and skin from harmful UV rays. The only downside to this fashion powerhouse is that dirt and sweat are […]

August 31st, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Maintenance, Outdoors, Summer|

Taming the Canadian Trash Panda

The cutest masked bandit on earth, the North American raccoon, has been wreaking havoc in Canadian cities for years. It can be found from coast to coast*, but is most prolific in big city centres where it has adapted well to city life – the smell from human garbage, compost and recycling being simply irresistible! […]

August 29th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Outdoors|

DIY Hand Sanitizer – A Summer Essential!

Undoubtedly, the warmer the summer, the stickier it can become. From cool treats like sliced watermelon and popsicles, to camping favourites like s’mores and roasted marshmallows, fun in the sun can quickly become a hot mess! Be prepared this summer with your very own DIY hand sanitizer. Get creative and make one for each member […]

August 24th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Green Housekeeping, Health|

Purge Plastic in the Kitchen with Eco-Friendly Alternatives

Organic man-made plastic was first invented in 1855. Cheap, strong and durable, it was seen as some kind of indestructible wonder material. Unfortunately, its indestructible nature is why it has now become a problem. Scientists have recently estimated the amount of plastic created worldwide since 1950 to be 8.3 billion metric tons! Of course, the […]

August 22nd, 2018|Health, Maintenance, Other|