Craft Room Reveal!

  I know, I know I’ve been hinting at sharing this space for eons. It’s finally ready – or rather, ready enough. There are still some things I want to do in here. I can’t see ever being finished but ultimately, that’s the entire purpose of a creative space, isn’t it? At any rate, the […]

Autumn Flowers – Preserving Cattails for arrangements

When thinking about autumn flowers, most people think of mums, asters and daisies. Adding interest to those typical autumn flower choices are cattails. Put some of these spunky punks into your arrangements for fall. Treated right, they’ll last all year long. Here’s how to preserve cattails for your autumn flower arrangements. You’ll find cattails growing […]

Smoked Pineapple Salsa

This incredible fresh pineapple salsa has a secret that you’ll never believe. Yes, it’s full of juicy pineapple, sweet peppers and red onion. Yes, it brings a touch of heat with some diced jalapeno just as you’d expect and yes, some cilantro rounds it out. But what else? There’s something you can’t see here at […]

A Canadian DIY – The Faux Fireplace

When Ryobi came to me with this idea to build something inherently Canadian I will admit that I was pretty stumped. Muskoka chairs immediately came to mind but I didn’t have the right spot to showcase them. What else? It was difficult to come up with an idea that was wholeheartedly Canadian, that I had […]

Is a Dyson worth it? What about a Roomba?

Vacuum cleaners. You gotta have em. At least we do with our fur shedding beasts and crumb dusting children. I have had WAY more vacuum cleaners than I would care to admit and when it comes to these essential home care appliances you have so many options. So, do you really need to shell out […]

A Spring Pillow Free Motion Embroidery Applique

Winter is s l o w l y leaving the North. After a week of -20C or lower temps and a wicked wind chill, the snow is finally softening up and there is water dripping from the roof. Yay! Time to spruce up the house with some springy things!  I was in dire need of […]

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