Making Space

Spring-cleaning usually brings to mind cleaning behind the stove, vacuuming under the couch and washing the drapes in order to be fresh and dust-free after months of winter hibernation! But in order to really refresh our home and give us that light, bright feeling of space and renewal, we have to address the issue of clutter…

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When to Refresh Your Pillow

No matter how diligent you are about getting to bed early, if you’re tossing and turning at night and waking up feeling groggy or with a crick in the neck, you aren’t getting the restful 8 hours you need. While stress and insomnia could be part of the problem, you can also look to your humble pillow as an essential factor in getting a good night’s sleep.

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Blending Masculine & Feminine Decorating Styles

Couples can often disagree about how to decorate their home because they each have different tastes and styles – but for the good of your relationship and the harmony your home, it is important to find the balance! Carefully bringing together contrasting elements creates a blended aesthetic and a space in which you both feel comfortable and represented.

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Staying Warm This Winter!

Its so cold outside that just walking from the car to your front door makes your face hurt – I think I read somewhere that Winnipeg has been colder than Siberia this Winter…and we still have a couple of months to go! Even though every website and magazine I read is touting the benefits of embracing outdoor Winter activities, you couldn’t pay me to go snow-shoeing right now… so what about Winter activities we can enjoy without getting frostbite? I am definitely a big proponent of healthy exercise and activity, but I also love hunkering down and hibernating in this weather – I don’t even want to walk the dog (thankfully for him my husband is a trooper)! So here are my favourite ideas for enjoying Winter by staying warm and cozy indoors! We can venture outside again in May.
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The Truth About Thread Count

There is nothing better at the end of the day than slipping between fresh, soft blankets and sinking into the pillows of your bed! Our busy lives pull us in all directions and often getting an early night, or sleeping in late, feels like such a lovely indulgence – especially with good quality sheets! Here’s some helpful info about thread count and the types of cotton you should be looking out for in choosing luxury bedding.

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Turkey & Sweet Potato Soup

The chilly weather has us craving warm, nourishing comfort foods – and these don’t have to be unhealthy. This turkey and sweet potato soup is a hearty, satisfying meal full of fresh veggies, healthy protein and delicious flavours. This is adapted from a Jamie Oliver recipe and I make it anytime I have leftover turkey, but its so good that I might have to start enjoying turkey more often so I can make this soup!
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