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Homemade Snow Globes

By |2021-12-20T20:23:15+00:00December 1st, 2022|Activities & Things To Do, Family Fun|

Every holiday season, the snow globe makes its appearance on windowsills and study desks. Inside are magical dioramas with miniature villages or people in landscapes. It's fun to give them a shake and image being inside the winter wonder land. Snow globes are easy to make and allow you to customize the scene to suit

Host A Coffee Tasting

By |2021-12-20T22:09:41+00:00November 15th, 2022|Activities & Things To Do, Family Fun, Lifestyle & Health|

Coffee is a taste experience similar to wine appreciation. In fact, many of the techniques are the same and coffee connoisseurs are referred to as sommeliers. Hosting a coffee tasting for friends or co-workers is a great way to learn about different coffee varieties from around the world and perhaps find one that you love.

Autumn Garden Care

By |2021-12-20T20:27:06+00:00November 1st, 2022|Activities & Things To Do, Home Maintenance|

Chilly autumn air signals the last opportunity to prepare your garden for winter. With some planning and proactive care, your vegetable gardens, grassy areas, and shrubs will be ready for the first warm days of spring. In the garden, harvest all the remaining plants and remnants. Clean the soil of weeds and prune perennials to

Fall Home Maintenance

By |2021-12-20T20:25:57+00:00October 15th, 2022|Activities & Things To Do, Home Maintenance|

Autumn is a season full of traditions that celebrate the harvest and the coming of winter. The weather is cooler and sometimes even cold. The wind is more noticeable and leaves blow around like colourful confetti. It's also a time when your home needs one last inspection before the snow (or West Coast rain) arrives.

Log Homes & Cabins

By |2021-12-20T20:17:24+00:00October 1st, 2022|Buying A Home, Lifestyle & Health, Naturalistic Living|

Log homes have a special appeal and an aesthetic that invites occupants to reconnect with nature. Living in a log home is something akin to 'art as an experience'. Log construction has evolved, from being an essential part of European and North American housing stock, to a building method that is kept alive by popular

Siting A New Home

By |2021-12-20T20:15:47+00:00September 15th, 2022|Buying A Home, Energy Efficiency, New Home Designs|

Home siting is the process of determining how to place the house on a building lot for maximum liveability. Siting is influenced mostly by the building footprint compared to available land. In the countryside, natural features such as rocks, hills, and water can limit the number of sites. In the city, most people will build

Aftermarket Solar Installations

By |2021-12-20T20:14:25+00:00September 1st, 2022|Energy Efficiency, New Home Designs|

A solar power installation is only as good as its design so it's important to work with a reputable company that has engineers on staff. A viability study is required to choose the right equipment for the needs of the property and available light. When doing an analysis, a solar engineer will look at typical

August Days

By |2021-12-20T20:12:54+00:00August 15th, 2022|Activities & Things To Do, Cleaning & Housekeeping, Family Fun|

Late summer is the month to begin gathering your supplies for making delicious preserves to enjoy over the winter. Making jam and other spreads is one of the easiest things to do. You may have memories of cooking berries and pouring the mixtures into jars. Preserves don't require any fancy equipment, just some sterile jars,

Herb & Berry Smoothies

By |2021-12-20T20:11:20+00:00August 1st, 2022|Activities & Things To Do, Lifestyle & Health|

Few combinations of flavours will reward as much as herbs and berries. Combine them in baked desserts, smoothies, and ice pops for a special and sophisticated taste sensation. Here are some suggestions on how to use herbs and berries to make magical treats. Herbs are very easy to grow on a windowsill using small containers.

Rustic Furniture

By |2021-12-20T20:09:47+00:00July 15th, 2022|Activities & Things To Do, Interior Design & Decor, Naturalistic Living|

Did you know that ecological furnishings add more to a space than a place to sit? They are pieces of art that spring from nature to dwell exclusively in the homes of people. Naturalistic furniture pieces are objects of experience that invite sensual experiences. They delight the senses with the absence of machine-made perfection. Touching

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