Health

How to Clean up your Winter Lips

Winter in Canada is a peculiar phenomenon: our homes can be clean as can be, our finances are in order, we can be eating healthy and getting a good night’s sleep, and yet there’s still something that doesn’t feel quite right. The problem: our skin. Freezing cold weeks, wicked winds and extra high thermostats take […]

February 6th, 2019|Health, Outdoors, Winter|

Toilet Bowl Goals

Ask a room of a thousand people, “What brings you joy?” and travel, relationships and fulfilling work will top the lists. Not one will say scrubbing my toilet. But we’re here to help reset your thought pattern when it comes to this unglamorous but necessary chore. By channeling the motivational wisdom of gurus like Tony […]

January 11th, 2019|Cleaning Tips, Health, Maintenance|

Can a Basket Change Your Life?

Yes! One lone basket can alter the course of your day, your week, and eventually your life! Whether it’s your favourite fruit basket from Belize, your grandmother’s treasured egg basket, or a wooden basket you found by someone’s trash heap on garbage day, you’re on your way to getting organized.  Here’s how:

Fruit Basket

If it were […]

December 26th, 2018|Health, Maintenance, Organization Tips|

Book Review: Plenty – Vibrant Vegetable Recipes from London’s Ottolenghi

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’ […]

December 21st, 2018|Celebration, Christmas, Health, Party, Winter|

Give your Hair Accessories the Salon Treatment

There’s no end to the things we can clean in our homes, and there’s also no end to the things we didn’t know we needed to clean. For example, when was the last time you cleaned your grooming tools like combs, hair brushes and picks? Here are nine simple steps to keep your hair products […]

October 12th, 2018|Cleaning Tips, Family, Health, Maintenance|

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|

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|