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Quick and easy last minute tips for an awesome Easter celebration

Are you in a mad panic, like I am, prepping for Easter? Getting organized and crushing these highly anticipated events isn’t always easy. Life’s busy, frantic crazy sic all of the above pace means sometimes these occasions sneak up on … Continue reading

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My totally awesome, super-great vacation from making dinner

Something truly awesome happened this past Sunday.  I didn’t make dinner. As a stay at home mom who likes to cook (generally) I make the vast (i.e. 99.999999 per cent) majority of the meals.  But this past Sunday night was … Continue reading

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A chocoholic’s dream, this velvety layer cake is an awesome way to celebrate a birthday or end a meal

Earlier this week I tweeted about my son’s favourite birthday cake, Canadian Living’s Chocolate layer cake.  A chocoholic’s dream this cake is distinguished by its multiple layers of rich velvety icing.  To ratchet up the flavour, I use Ghiradelli chocolate … Continue reading

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“Friday Favourites” launches with five luscious summer cocktails including the Diablo and Heindrick’s Mule

Today marks the launch of a new regular feature called Friday Favourites which profiles homefront items so awesome they’re a favourite, from fabulous cookbooks to thought provoking documentaries to wickedly effective cleaning products to the best-kicking-back-and-chillaxing lounge wear (that’s right, … Continue reading

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Make summer entertaining easier with this fresh-tasting cake

Looking for an easy-to-make, fresh-tasting cake recipe perfect for summer entertaining? One that incorporates two cups of blueberries – or any seasonal fruit, – is served with whipping cream and is reminiscent of a strawberry short cake. If you are, … Continue reading

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Tips for finding original art at affordable prices

Amp up your home’s decor with original – and affordable! – works of art Art can amp up a room’s design quotient, by adding colour, interest, texture, mood and personality.   Whether it’s a garage sale find or a gallery purchase, … Continue reading

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Oh cottaging, we stand on guard for thee! 20 things I love about cottaging

As my kids scurry around prepping for our Canada Day festivities – which are, in true Canadian fashion, heart-felt but understated – and include fire works and a maple cake adorned with a real maple leaf – I can’t help … Continue reading

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