This quick and easy recipe with pumpkin puree and savory cheese - just a simple vegetable gratin - made a real hit at our holiday dinners, and has since become a family favourite.
For my last birthday, my little niece Janie gave me a decorative wooden birdhouse that she painted herself. For our little preschool girl, it was a fun craft activity for a rainy day. For me, it was a gift to treasure as it brings a spot of bright...
If you believe Easter should keep its true religious meaning, choose a Christian themed flag to reflect your belief as you celebrate Easter, the festival of rebirth and joyful reaffirmation of faith.
You know how many great ideas come from the quick brain of an at-the-end-of-her-patience Mom? I doubt there are any solid stats on that, but I'd be prepared to bet it's a lot - and Swoop Bags are right up there on the list of Mother genius ideas. ...
Bright felt fabric Advent Calendars count down the days to Christmas in festive and kid-friendly style that is way more durable than a cardboard version that lasts only the one year. With its non-fraying fabric and soft stuffed shapes, an Advent...
Colorful magnetic Advent calendars - to buy or make yourself, one of a kind - are among the most interesting "countdown to Christmas" decorations your family will enjoy year after year. A fun holiday activity for kids and adults alike, the daily...
Love a fried turkey but don't want the cost, mess and calories of greasy hot oil? Meet the backyard oil-free Big Easy Turkey Fryer from Char-Broil, a great sidekick for any backyard BBQ setup.
No matter your skill level or experience with sewing, cross stitch, needlepoint, knitting or crochet, and crafting, there's a beautiful Christmas stocking kit or pattern to suit.
An elegant champagne fountain adds an unforgettable flare to the champagne toast for a wedding reception, a landmark anniversary celebration, or a special banquet. The champagne waterfall has become a centerpiece of luxury cruise ship celebrations,...
The busy parents of growing babies have relied on a Jumperoo or baby jumper to keep the little one entertained and exercised, so they can take a few minutes for meal preparation, dressing, and all those other necessary chores that are tough to do...
If you depend on your iPad's recipe apps to guide your culinary adventures, the right kitchen tablet stand is essential to keeping your gadget safe and clean from cooking splashes and spills.
Silence is golden! But so many cute clocks make a loud ticking sound... and if your child is a restless sleeper, easily kept awake by the slightest noise, you want that wall clock to be as quiet as possible. Wall clocks in the nursery are one of...
There's something so romantic and mysterious about a hollow book as a hiding place for secrets and treasures. A ribbon-tied bundle of old love letters, or a dainty pearl-handled revolver, or a map to a long-rumored buried treasure - the pages of...
You can't go out without your phone, but who wants it pooching out your pocket or hiding in the bottom of your bag? Wristlets are the iPhone's best friend, my friends! A wristlet is like a clutch that actually works for the way we live today - a...
The Aubrey bag by Storksak is a street-smart messenger style diaper bag that's practical, durable, and right on trend for both Mom and Dad, both now and as a work bag when baby's grown out of diapers.
Whenever you're burdened by worries about something, tell your troubles to these three glass angels who wait in their damask box to hear your prayers and ease your cares.
Baby wipe warmers? Now, don't laugh - this is a surprisingly clever idea for families living in cold-winter climates where it can be a challenge to keep a newborn warm and comfortable.
Giant LEGO bricks to store your LEGO bricks in? Now, that's meta! The officially licensed big bright plastic LEGO Storage Bricks are actual interlocking blocks, just like the regular size of our favorite construction toys. You can stack 'em up into...
Bird wall hooks are not only the perfect gift for a bird lover but a lovely finishing touch for your own bird themed decor. Practical and pretty, there's a bird wall hook for any decorating style.
He's overseas, you're keeping the home fires burning. She's away at college, you're tied to a job in another city. His and hers matching jewelry tells the world that you're together even when apart.
What do you get when you combine a floor lamp with a side table? A very practical piece of furniture for decorating a small living space, that's what! There are floor lamps, and there are occasional tables... and then there's a hard-to-name piece...
A sharp blend of ancient library ladder and hip modern shelving unit with a minimalist esthetic, the leaning ladder book shelf is a storage solution, a display unit, and an object of beauty in its own right. Your best-loved books, decorative...
Hopscotch indoors? Sure! Even when the weather's bad, kids can get active with a lively game of hopscotch. Rugs printed with a hopscotch game lead to physical activity that's loads of fun for kids...
Challenge: to decorate a baby boy's room to evoke Love You Forever, the best-selling children's book by Robert Munsch - using one of Sheila McGraw's illustrations from the book as a design reference.
The first time I saw a baby in knee pads, I was doubtful - but just try crawling around the floor yourself! All at once, a little padding makes a lot of sense for your active baby or young toddler.
Beautiful hand painted furniture adds your unique signature style to any room in the home, evoking an era of hand-crafted quality in a time of lookalike decor. Three-dimensional art to use and love!
When you think of a patio bistro set, do you get an image of an intimate cafe in Paris? A fresh dew-spangled morning coffee on a cabin verandah? Or a romantic starlit night on your own patio?
For generations, mothers have wrapped their young babies in swaddling clothes - a technique still recommended by many hospital neo-natal units for settling a restless or colicky baby to sleep...
One of the most collectible china patterns of all time, the ornate Blue Willow pattern was introduced into England in the late 1700s as a copy of a Chinese illustration of an ancient legend...
How well do you know your new dorm roommate? A small vault-style dorm safe or a personal lockbox with a secure tether can save you a lot of money and hassle by keeping your valuables safe from theft.
The Dreamlights Magical Flickering Lights Jar is a must have for any backyard summer wedding party! They truly are magical - okay, not literally magic, but just about the next best thing. For sure, your guests will be mesmerized by the twinkling...
Space is often limited in a modern back yard or patio area, so it's great to find furniture like an outdoor storage bench, which combines a bench style of patio furniture with a deck storage box. Stash your extra barbecue gear, swimming pool toys,...
It can happen to any of us - you look away for an instant, and your toddler has wandered off. That's where a child locator or tracker alert device comes in. Affordable peace of mind for any parent...
Cupcake throw pillows make a sweet accent for a teen girl's bedroom or the dorm. Done up in bright colors or sugar-sweet pastels, to buy or DIY, a cupcake pillow is right on trend for a decor treat.
Maybe a food pillow fight isn't the first thing that comes to your mind when you look at these awesome fun food-themed throw pillows, but hey - don't we call them "throw pillows" for a reason? Whether you want to add a unique oomph to your family...
The most versatile dancing Disney character toy yet - for a dancing toddler with the super-cool Master Moves Mickey Mouse, what's not to love?
Modern designs of crib bedding in crisp green shades are a refreshing change in nursery decor. A green scheme for baby's bedroom takes on a restful sophistication here...
Playfully retro, fun and yet romantic, patio lanterns are the perfect decorative touch for your outdoor decor, essential for a summertime patio party.
Do you remember having a set of brass angel chimes at Christmas, when you were a kid? Small candles set around the base would be lighted to make a rising column of warm air, which in turn made a little turbine rotate. The figure of an angel blowing...
Push-up Pops are dessert treats (frozen or not ) that you layer into a single-serving plastic tube. Push up the plunger to enjoy this no-mess party dessert - fun and fancy, but oh so easy!
Got an ugly view? Nosy neighbors? UV rays blasting in? Stained- or etched-glass looks in DIY privacy Window Films are a quick, easy, decorative solution to any number of life's small annoyances.
The first time I saw Okkatots' clever Travel Baby Depot backpack diaper bag was on a Christmas-time flight to Toronto, jammed in like an overheated sardine beside a young Mom and her unhappy newborn son. We were hardly in the air when a peculiar...
Air plants are ideal houseplants for those of us without a green thumb. Tillandsia varieties, the exotic epiphytes of southern US and Central and South America, grow beautifully when you ignore them!
Real working IR night vision goggles can't be beat to keep your preteen kids busy after dark, even recording those backyard secret agent missions on video. Genuine spy technology at a toy price!
Here is a round-up of great pizzelle recipes and a video lesson in how to make pizzelles. Wondering where to buy a pizzelle maker and what model of press is best for you? Got you covered on that, too!
Sewing your own clothes for creative pleasure or to save money? Or maybe you're taking on a little home-based couture for extra income? Either way, a good sewing dress form mannequin can be your best friend when it comes to getting the right fit and...
The easiest Cinnamon Buns from scratch? Recipe right here! Soft, gooey, sweet, delicious... and no yeast is needed to make these cinnamon rolls. This is my best recipe for a treat when guests drop in.
One look at the commemorative Aynsley's limited Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee pattern shows the fine china quality that led even Queen Victoria to choose Aynsley pieces for her royal table.
In the bedroom, kitchen family message center, dorm room or home office, a magnetic bulletin board can make it a heck of a lot easier to keep organized and keep your fav photos on display. What about an ordinary old-fashioned cork board bulletin?...
Dating back to 1751, Royal Worcester is the oldest porcelain manufacturer in England still creating luxury dinnerware and gifts for discerning collectors, by appointment to Her Majesty.
Homemade, customized, "just for you" Sweetheart Fortune Cookies speak to the body and the soul(mate) with personalized messages you tuck into clever treats that show how much you care.
There's hope and spiritual strength in the simple but powerful words of the Serenity Prayer. Learn about the poem's origins and meaning, and keep it close to you on a meaningful piece of jewelry.