Whether you’re starting a new garden or want to make your existing garden more fall-friendly, there are lots of places to go to get inspiration. The best places of all may be just around the corner from you.Read More
Fall is my favourite season, especially when it comes to taking photos. Here’s a list of some of the best places in Ottawa to capture those fleeting colours – assuming nature cooperates.
Come on, everyone needs to put down their tools from time to time! I’ll be back with more reno fun in a few weeks – I’ve got something really nice to show you.Read More
After more than a year, it’s finally reveal time!
You don’t need a walk-in closet or dressing room to get something that shows off your clothes. With some planning, some LED lighting strips and some serious effort you can get some pretty spectacular results, if I do say so myself. Is it worth the effort? Read on to find out how we did it.Read More
Sometimes getting rid of possessions can feel like ripping off a band aid very, very slowly. I’ve gotten so much better at getting rid of things I don’t use anymore, but my record collection is in a whole other league. While my albums definitely need to go in order to make room in my tiny houselet, I was having trouble facing the task. I realized I was hanging on to the records because I was also hanging on to some baggage. Here’s how I coped.Read More
Even the non-health nuts agree that these things are unbelievably good. And yet, there’s no added sugar! If you’re looking for a healthier dessert option, this version of the popular hiking snack may be just the thing.Read More
We used to be so excited about the future, and it showed in the design of the 50s and 60s. In “Where’s My Space Age? – The Rise and Fall of Futuristic Design” author Sean Topham explores where space age design came from and how it worked its way into every aspect of our lives. While it may have ended in the early 1970s, there are ideas that keep resurfacing in design today that began in this era. Definitely recommended reading.Read More
I loved eating sugar so much, I had to quit. It was hard. It’s still hard. But I’ve learned a lot about myself from doing this, and if you’re struggling with your eating habits this might help.Read More
See how shiny and new everything is. The new Housecraft will be better than ever, and not at all like a Frankenstein monster, I promise.Read More
My husband thought I was kidding when I mentioned this idea, but this year I decided to go for the gusto with my fall decorating. On walks around the city, I collected the most colourful fall leaves I could find and brought them home. A couple of shopping bags full of red, orange and yellow later, and we had an autumn wonderland in our very own home.Read More
This recipe is simple, easy and delicious. It’s a dream on planked salmon, but it also works well on chicken pieces for shish kebab. Everyone I know who has tasted this marinade has loved it. I convinced my brother in law, who absolutely hates fish, to try this marinaded planked salmon. He not only loved the taste, but is now going to start eating salmon.Read More