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Easter Craft: Egg Carton Bunnies

For a fun Easter activity to do with the kids, make these cute Easter bunnies painted in bright, spring colours. Fill them with chocolate eggs for a real treat!

Holiday Wreath

instructions, supply list and youtube video to make this Christmas wreath

Peppermint Tree

Instructions to create fun Peppermint Christmas trees to compliment your holiday decor!

Fall Table Centrepiece

Supply list and directions to create a Fall table centerpiece.

Quick & Easy Centerpiece for Easter

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: VaseDifferent sized plastic Easter...

Fish Bowl Santa Claus

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: Artificial snow2 Fish bowlsMini village...

Wood Wreath Snowman

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: 2 Wood wreaths (or grapevine wreaths)White spray...

Restaurant Feature: The Creek Pub & Eatery

It’s not just “foodies” who will find something exciting on The Creek’s new menu. Anyone who craves a good drink after work, or one on the patio during a sunny afternoon will be pleased with the selection. Aside from their talented bartenders who will make you a mixed drink, they have 10 taps to choose from including a variety of beers, ciders and teas.

Autumn Inspired Cocktail Recipes

Ingredients and directions to create 4 Autumn inspired cocktails

Create. Taste. Enjoy. – Soup Recipes

Soup recipes to keep you warm and cozy as the Autumn nights turn chilly

Picnic Thirst Quenchers

Ingredients and directions to make thirst quenching summer picnic drinks.

Picnic Foods for Your Next Outing

Sunny days are finally here! Blue skies and a gentle breeze make for perfect picnic weather.

So ditch the dining room, pack a blanket, get the cooler ready and take it outdoors!

We’ve gathered a few of our favourite picnic foods to get you started.

Party Worthy Wine Pairings: Perfect for Simple Summer Entertaining

Red or white, sweet or dry, wine lovers are often entertainers at heart. When inviting guests to share your personal favourites, nothing enhances a tasting get-together quite like complementary snack and wine pairings.

Springtime Spritzers

CUCUMBER Ingredients 1 cucumber 4 ice cubes 100 ml white...

Beauty Advice: 5 Anti-Aging Skin Ingredients That Work

The right combination of anti-aging skincare ingredients can help reduce the signs of aging. From retinoids to peptides, each ingredient plays a key role in helping restore the youthfulness of your skin.

Ask the Health Expert – Save Our Supplements

The liberal party has just passed legislation namely Bill C- 47, the Liberal Budget Implement Bill. This is an “omnibus bill”, meaning it hides very unpleasant and unpopular clauses.

Ask the Health Expert: pH Balance & Voltage

The term pH stands for “potential of hydrogen” which is a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions in a solution. It is a measurement of acidity and alkalinity on a scale of 0 to 14 with zero being extremely acidic and fourteen being extremely alkaline and seven is neutral when there is complete balance between acid and alkaline. Our blood needs to be between 7.365 and 7.4 as it needs to be alkaline to nourish our bodies and allow for healthy new cell to form

Ask the Beauty Expert: Making Sense of Medical Esthetic Treatments

Medical spas are a great way to improve your appearance and confidence. There are so many options, how do you know which one is right for you? You may find a medical esthetics spa (medi-spa) that promises crazy results that cannot be achieved. Treatments are also an investment so you want to ensure you’re making the right decision for you.

Ask the Health Expert: Breaking the Grip of Long Covid

Stress occurs when the sympathetic nervous system overpowers the parasympathetic nervous system keeping the body in a prolonged state of “fight or flight” which revs up the body. This response is designed for short term survival and not for prolonged stress or up regulation which is directly related to many chronic diseases as well as “Covid 19” [Portzionato 2020].

Ask the Beauty Expert: Taking Care of Those Often Neglected Body Parts

We put time into looking our best. We pay attention to our hair colour, apply creams and sunscreens to our faces, stay out of the sun, eat healthy and exercise. However, we need to consider that if we only focus on our face and neglect our hands, neck and chest, we can actually look older than our years.

Ask the Health Expert: Thymus & Adaptive Immunity

These days it is obvious that the strength and health of our immune system is of primary importance. When our immune system is suppressed or not functioning properly, we are less able to defend ourselves against the onslaught of infections, pathogens, viruses, bacteria, and toxins that assail us every day.

Dreaming About I Do’s with Wellington’s Best Kept Gem

Opening in 1967, Ron Wilkin Jewellers’ Fergus location was taken over by Ron’s son Graham and his wife Amy in 2012. Together, they expanded into Elora in 2020. Don’t, however, let the addresses of these two locations fool you; they may be in small towns, but they are not “small town” in what they can provide.

Keeping Pets Safe in the Garden

If you have pets that enjoy spending time outdoors, it’s important to make sure your yard is a safe place for them to be.

Sleeping Soundly

It’s essential to try mattresses in person before making a purchase. Visit a mattress store and take your time laying on a few different models to get a feel for what you like and what feels most comfortable for you.

Gerrie’s Farm Market

Tim says that since day one, the family business has always been about providing ‘Farm to Table’ products for the customer. “I would say that it was definitely a ‘producer to customer’ relationship that my Grandparents highly valued when they launched the family business back in the late 1940’s and now you see so much exposure given by the media to buy local, which has definitely helped to reinforce the ‘Farm to Table’ method of providing healthy, fresh and home-grown foods, at prices that people can afford.”

Committed to the Good Life: Bumper the Wonder Dog

Bumper is the now obliviously famous blind and deaf Double Merle Australian Shepherd/Poodle Cross that has stolen the internet and local community’s hearts – much like he loves to make off with the winter hats of visitors as part of his extra efforts at understanding influxes into his environment.

Unforgettable Summer Picnic Ideas

To make your picnic truly special, you need to put in some extra effort and planning. These helpful tips and ideas can make your summer picnics stand out, assisting you in choosing the perfect location, ambiance, and activities. So, grab your picnic basket and begin!

Artist Feature: Michael Pape

Compassion is one of the easiest things to give, and it can be given freely. It’s not a question of changing your whole life, but rather appraising your actions and thinking beyond them. As we get caught in the day to day, it’s easy to forget about the world beyond our own lives. Michael and his art simply ask you to take a few moments to remember, and to be kind.

A Design That Combines Plenty Of Passion, Inspiration & Luxury

Offering all of the ‘perks’ of country living and seclusion, the house is a two-level design and is just over 4,000 square feet. Kelsea mentions that despite its size and stature, there is certainly a feeling of coziness once you are inside. “The house was finished in a charcoal colour, so the exterior does stand out, but not the same way a bright white house may. Instead, it blends in well with the local surroundings which I believe gives it some extra appeal. Inside, there’s three bedrooms on the second level, one primary bedroom and two children’s rooms.

Transforming Your Home for the Holiday Season: Tips and Tricks

At Arthur Cash and Carry, we are dedicated to helping you transform your home into a holiday wonderland. Our selection of home decor items and accessories will inspire your creativity and make your holiday season memorable. We believe that a beautifully decorated home is the perfect backdrop for creating cherished holiday memories. So, start decorating, and let the festive magic begin!

The Modern Farmhouse

“We were looking for a house in the country with a couple of acres that was either old or dated that we could put our stamp on.” When a house they’d previously loved in Erin dropped substantially in price, they immediately went to look, put in an offer and closed the deal.

Plumb Perfect

Thankfully, for Paul, the owner of Plumb Perfect, plumbing isn’t just his business, it is his passion. When I sat down with him and his wife, Terry, in their boardroom, in a renovated barn on their farm property in Caledon to discuss all things Plumb Perfect, they gave me so much to talk about that I am not sure I can fit it all in – but let’s give it a try!

Boutique Flooring Store

Local Tile Co. is a “boutique” flooring store that offers a range of high-quality products, along with design and installation advice, he says.

Peaceful Valley Farm: Functional Beauty

While many people would find the task of remodeling their home on their own (with the help of contractors where needed) daunting, Brenda and Tom loved it. They loved hunting out the pieces that spoke to them, and digging into the challenge of transforming their home into something that worked for them. Their favourite rooms now (the kitchen, the master bath, etc.) own that title because they work for their lives so much better now, becoming beautiful and functional.

What Homeowners Should Know Before Planning a Renovation

Renovations can do wonders for your property value. Of course, to get the most out of your investment, you must plan ahead. Use the following tips to create a new home design that suits your needs.

Ontario’s Winter Birds

Our cold winters in Ontario can be much more enjoyable if we care to watch some of the fascinating birds who thrive in our cold winters.
Please join me while we delve into some of these brave little creatures and their habits, likes and dislikes.

A Deck for the Ages

“Airik showed Cindy and I some photos of decks that his company had completed in the past and we were very impressed. We had come up with our own deck design, but throughout the building process we were able to make some adjustments to the original plans, which included the addition of a 10 by 14 foot Gazebo.

Beautiful, Custom Woodwork

Of course not all the houses are old. Some customers want a new appearance, as was the case with the owners of a traditional 1970s bungalow. That transformation was achieved by installing white oak siding which complemented the existing red entry door, Larry says.

Vibrant Fall Colours for Your Own Yard

When you think about autumn in Ontario, you almost definitely think about the stunning sights of fall leaves. Here in Wellington and Dufferin County, we are particularly lucky to have easy access to stunning escarpment vistas including Hockley Valley. As such, it’s understandable that you may be looking for new ways to add some breathtaking colour to your own yard.

Make Your Summer Oasis Glow

There’s a patio I frequent in the summer with a group of friends, in the middle there is a large tree, and when the sun sets, they flick a switch and light up the space with beautiful lights, dancing through the branches of the tree. It’s such a simple thing, but that little touch truly transforms the space into something, well, a little magical. The best part is, it’s a little thing that can be added to any space to really amplify it. There is no space that can’t be improved with the right lighting – the question just becomes what is the right lighting?

Keep It Hanging with Hanging Baskets!

Before you even start shopping you need to know where your baskets are going! Just like people, some plants thrive in the bright warm summer sun and others wilt. The good news is that it doesn’t matter if your patio is a sun paradise or a shady oasis, LitteTree can provide you with a basket mix that will be suited for either.

Guelph Building Supply

Guelph Build Supply: The company offers a plethora of products and is always looking for new and innovative materials to meet their customer’s needs. One such example of this would be Porcea Stone, North America’s leading manufacturer and wholesaler of outdoor porcelain pavers, that are designed in Italy.

Engulfed By Ecuador’s Cloud Forest

Imagine being over two thousand metres high, in the secluded misty Andean mountains, where species thrive with little human interference.

Go East … Historical Day Tripping

Don’t take my word for it! Discover for yourself our history, wineries, specialty food producers, farm stands, towns, back roads, landscapes and outdoor adventures Day Tripping East!

Travel Feature: Reminiscing Marine Life of Belize

Belize is an ideal destination for snorkeling adventures because of the extensive shallow water coast, more than 380 km of mainland shore, with hundreds of secluded remote island cays that dot the shorelines. Most are coral islands, which have emerged from the sea over time, or mangroves, which are low lying, jumbles of bare rooted, salt resistant, shrubs that survive in the fluctuating levels of shallow intertidal waters.

Exploring Belizean Rainforest Jungle

Hiking the mountainous landscape of Belize, in the heart of Central America, where the mysterious ancient Mayan people thrived in this deep jungle over two millennium ago. 

Cruising the South-Eastern Fringe of Alaska

Going by ship is an idyllic and privileged way to experience the seclusion found in these mountainous forests on the edge of Canada’s north-west. Our voyage starts from Vancouver, traveling north, behind thousands of densely wooded islands, mostly protected from the ocean, along a decisive inland channel aptly named the Inside Passage.

Autumn in Cottage Country

The promised cycle of life encourages my enthusiasm for next year’s adventures.  Plans aside, I’m just going to get my sandals, grab my paddle and journey out by canoe, preparing with clothing adjustments, taking along a light jacket. 

Carefree Days on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia

I always feel at peace here, whether I’m driving winding roads, walking meandering pathways, or strolling along a deserted beach.  There’s a freedom in the marine air and it gets me thinking about our next fresh salmon dinner.