Keep doing the things you love
YOGA & MEDITATION: Appreciate the art of practising
RECYCLED LOVE: Recognizing an animal advocate
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?: Giving vegan recipes a whirl
THE BOOK SHELF: Stella Bowles being the change in new book My River
THE VIEW FROM HERE: Ask not what your community can do for you
CHINESE MEDICINE FOR HEALTH: Keeping resolutions with Chinese medicine
REEL TIME: Ice fishing with a little help from my friends
THE ENDAGERED PERSPECTIVE: Old-growth essential for province’s future
South Shore Breaker
CARSON ARTHUR: Growing onions is relatively easy
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Growth Spurt: how to make a small room look bigger
12 ways to maximize vertical space at home
DEBBIE TRAVIS: Blue, white combination offers calming ambience
Over the years producing my TV shows and decorating my own homes, it’s safe to say that I’ve played with the entire colour spectrum. I painted towering two-storey walls in pistachio, a dated and boring kitchen was revived with bright ...
FYI: 10 cleaning mistakes that can actually make you sick
Homeowners spend countless hours every year cleaning their homes. We assume all cleaning efforts are worthwhile, productive and lead to good results. Not so, according to an interesting story posted on Bob Vila’s website ...
My Handmade Home: Bright and organized bedroom in less than 3 hours
COST: $300 EFFORT: 3 out of 5 RESULTS: 5 out of 5 I’m always amazed by how much you can change a room in just a couple of hours — no painting walls or replacing linens required. When my friend Lisa asked us to take a ...
Making your home improvement dream a reality needs a plan
Finding a vision for your home — one that will add to the happiness you already have — can be challenging sometimes. You want to give it a face lift, either big or small, inside or out, but where do you begin? I like sparkle and the ...
Add value to your home with these renovations
Homeowners choose renovation projects for a variety of reasons. Although many improvements are made to increase functionality and comfort of a home, several others are seen as worthwhile investments. These investments can add up to a higher resale ...
Why herringbone is hot in home design
It’s a pattern that dates back to the Roman Empire and Ancient Egypt. Yet it never seems to go out of style. We’re talking about herringbone — a design esthetic that the experts say is trending higher lately in home design and which ...
Q and A with Debbie Travis: Lighthearted kitchens
Dear Debbie; Our kitchen is desperate for a reno, but our budget is limited. Lots of action with a young family. We replaced the fridge and stove with white ones. I want a bright happy space. Where would you start? ~ Eva Dear Eva; As is ...
HOUSE WORKS: Insulating a cottage; outdoor crafts and circular windows
Insulating lakefront cottage Q: What are the best insulation strategies for a lakefront cottage that was never insulated? This place has a crawl space that allows access to the underside of the floor joists, and the walls are stud construction ...
What are the differences between sparkling wines?
As midnight approaches on New Year’s Eve, revellers anxiously anticipate toasting the arrival of a new year with a glass of something bubbly. Once the cork is popped and the drinks are poured, the party can truly begin. Although revellers may ...
Tethered safety: Wi-Fi cameras come with tradeoffs
Wi-Fi has made it a lot easier to live more comfortably and without so many cables in our homes, as evidenced by the popularity of devices like smart TVs, speakers and thermostats. It’s also made it easier to live safer, thanks to the rollout ...