If you’re the Martha Stewart type, decorating for the holidays can be as exciting as the actual holiday itself. Plans are made, a colour palette chosen and perhaps a theme is decided. This year, include an additional step in your preparations. Take a moment to consider the environmental impact of your decorating and whether you’re […]
How early should you start baking for the holiday season? Well, it really depends on how much you want to accomplish. Are you baking as gifts, treats for the team, or just to have a variety of family favourites to munch throughout the holidays?
Whatever the reason, preparation is the key ingredient in reducing holiday baking […]
The holidays can be stressful. What with office parties, hosting family and friends, the extra cleaning, the stress on our wallets, and don’t forget the concern over possible food sensitivities.
There are endless cookbooks dedicated to gluten-free, vegan, keto and zero-sugar diets, but very few celebrate a little of everything as well as Yotam Ottolenghi’s ‘Plenty’ […]
The gas fireplace and twinkly lights are aglow and your jazzy holiday playlist is just right. All your guests have arrived with their favourite bottled drinks and famous hors d’oeuvres. The festivities are officially in motion! Sooner than later, everyone will be milling around your kitchen. Unavoidably, eyes will fall upon your stovetop. Will it […]
Now that the mantlepiece is sparkling clean, tis the season to deck the halls! Whether gas, electric or wood burning, the hearth is the heart of the home. Here are a few tips to enhance your creative mantle decorating efforts:
Beware of Clutter
Remove everyday items from the mantle to make way for festive ones. Box up knickknacks […]
December can be a very busy time for large families and those of us who like to host High Holiday dinners and gift exchanges. Before the month’s done, the slow creep of day-to-day accumulation has choked closets, front hallways, kitchen cupboards and counters with a number of things. This year, start the season off merry […]
Are you planning on making some cleaning resolutions in 2018? If so, here are some popular ideas to help you get inspired.
CLEAN THE BATHROOM AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK
Regular cleaning of this frequently-used room keeps germs and soap-scum from building up. If you are cleaning it once a week, you should be able to get […]
We often forget that Christmas is about more than just giving the coolest gifts of the season. Instead of purchasing a tangible gift for that special someone, try one of these methods instead.
Support the community. There are many ways to help out and spread joy in your community. For example, you can volunteer with […]
Pets: Dogs and cats are very curious creatures, and as such, your Christmas tree may be in jeopardy during the holiday season. Here are some clever ways to protect your tree from your curious pets.
If you are planning to put up a large tree, place it in the corner of a room, so it’s […]