Friday, July 30, 2021

Summer Activities: Board Games and Creative Workbook

totally trivia
To keep ourselves occupied during the many rainy days we have had this summer, we have been playing a couple of fun board games and doing creative projects. This trivia quiz game, Totally Trivia, and a hilarious speed drawing game, Speedy Scribbles are quite engaging. We agree with the author of The Bright Book that art helps process thoughts, emotions, and ideas, and this workbook has been inspiring are creativity.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Simple Effective Ways to Cut Costs and Save Money

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If you are a parent looking for new ways to cut costs in your household, then you are not alone. With the rising cost of life and increasing needs, it’s a tough balancing act to run a household. This post suggests simple but effective ways to save money and cut costs to run the household smoothly. 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Things To Check After Storm Damage

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After a storm has passed, the first thing you should do is inspect the interior of your home to see if there is any damage after the storm. Then, go around the outside of the house looking for indications of storm damage. Of course, it might take more than a quick tour all around to uncover some less obvious storm damage issues, but it's an excellent place to start. Read on to find out where some of the worst damage could be and what to look out for.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Breathe Fresh Air in Your Vehicle with this Simple DIY

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Having clean air to breathe in our car is as important as clean air in our home. A lot of people take this for granted and you will be surprised how dirty the air is inside our cars if we fail to change the cabin air filter in our vehicles. Since we will be spending a lot of time in our cars traveling this summer, it is vital to have clean fresh air inside the cabin.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Ideas to Help Revamp a Kitchen

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A kitchen is the most important room of the home. It can make a massive difference to the aesthetic appeal and value of the property. As much as the kitchen is used for cooking, preparing meals and enjoying it, it is also a great place for socializing. These days there are so many different kitchen design ideas that can be considered to improve the layout of the kitchen that could make a massive difference to the home. Here are some ideas to think of if you are considering ways to revamp your kitchen. 

Monday, July 12, 2021

Stories of Migration by Women from Around the World book giveaway

stories of migration by women
The most recent anthology I have been reading is an inspiring and timely collection of stories about migration, written from the perspective of twenty women. Somewhere Stories of Migration by Women from Around the World edited by Lorna Jane Harvey brings a refreshing and uniting voice to this compelling and trending topic of migration. 

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Encouraging Children To Enjoy School

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As a parent it is important that we encourage are children to enjoy school, as they spend most of their time learning in school. Since school is a must, hating it isn’t going to make for a happy life. Here are few suggestions on how to go about encouraging children that don't enjoy going to school.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Painted Birdhouse inspired by Travels to Eastern Canada

painted bird house
We built another birdhouse for our garden and painted the three sides inspired by beautiful places we visited in in Eastern Canada.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

How To Stay In The Loop When You Are Travelling

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Although a big part of traveling is to get away from the everyday routine, it is important to try and stay involved and in the loop while away. Whether it’s missing opportunities in the workplace or big family news, it is easy to feel out of the loop when travelling if we don't make the effort to stay updated.

Friday, July 2, 2021

Gardening in Small Spaces and Giveaway

vegetable growing seeds
Gardening is one of our favourite hobbies. In the past years, we have passionately done a variety of DIY projects and improved our gardening to become a backyard oasis. We have built a variety of different gardening structures, put in a pond with aquatic plants, made spaces for birds, planted fruit trees, invested in different types of perennials over the years, and more. When it comes to growing vegetables, we usually buy transplants from garden centres and put in a few seeds directly in the garden.