Want to grow some of your own vegetables but don't know where to start? Check out these 7 easy to grow vegetables that are perfect for newbie gardeners.
Looking for creative fundraising ideas? Here's how to create themed gift baskets for silent auctions or raffles to help raise funds for schools and non-profit groups.
10 ideas for using up leftover ham after the holidays.
This is an easy recipe for a delicious, low-fat butternut squash soup, You can make this with a Cuisinart Blend-and-Cook Soup Maker or without it (I have provided two sets of instructions).
Tips for growing Stargazer Lilies in your garden, including information on planting and dividing.
This is a simple recipe for making apple crumble with rolled oats in a slow cooker with just five ingredients. Includes suggestions for recipe variations as well.
Learn how to grow organic vegetables in your own backyard by following these ten helpful tips.
Discover some guidelines and tips for eating healthy meals at Italian restaurants, including healthy menu choices and foods to avoid.
It's World Autism Awareness Day! Here are 10 things you can do to help spread autism awareness and support for individuals with autism, in recognition of this day of awareness.
Information on how to obtain free tickets to be in a studio audience for television shows filmed in Toronto.
5 strategies for keeping squirrels from digging up flower bulbs in your garden.
Susan Cain's book "Quiet" provides an interesting perspective on the unique strengths of introverts and explains why the world needs to embrace both extroverts and introverts.
Stress is something people of all ages face, including children. Many kids experience anxiety issues. It is important to teach them healthy ways to manage their stress and anxiety.
20 suggestions for fun and easy ways to keep active to improve your physical and mental well-being.
Spinach is a nutritional powerhouse with many health benefits. Here are 10+ ways to get more spinach into your diet.
This article provides suggestions for plants with white flowers, along with lots of photos, so you can bring a sense of serenity and elegance to your garden.
My top picks for perennial plants that don't require a lot of effort or care, all with beautiful flowers. Learn about some of the best low-maintenance perennials so that you can grow your own!
Zumba fundraisers are a fun and unique way to raise funds for a variety of non-profit groups, schools, charities, and causes. Here's how to plan and execute a successful fundraising Zumba event.
Here are some simple ways to prepare parsnips, including parsnip fries, parsnip soup, roast parsnip and other recipes.
Fun things to do in Toronto, to keep teens busy during March Break. Includes information on camps, arts programs, and fun indoor and outdoor activities.
Fruit and yogurt smoothies are a great way for everyone to get their daily servings of fruit. Here are five healthy recipes, as well as suggestions for healthy add-ins for an extra nutritional boost.
With their bright red colour, tangy taste and nutritional benefits, cranberries are a wonderful addition to muffin recipes. Here are four recipes for cranberry muffins.
Daylilies are an excellent choice for a perennial garden. They are very low maintenance and come in a variety of lovely colours to suit almost every gardener's needs.
Here are 10 ways to use up your leftover cranberry sauce. You might even be inspired to make some cranberry sauce just to try some of these ideas.
Oven acting up? Here are five ways to cook a turkey without using your oven. (Includes videos.)
Looking for ways to be more environmentally conscious or how to attract wildlife to your yard? Here are ten benefits of replacing your front lawn with a front yard garden.
A guide to using companion plants in your vegetable garden as a natural way to keep away harmful pests and diseases and improve your crops. Includes charts of vegetables, herbs and flower companion planting combinations.
Muskoka is a popular vacation destination for families, outdoor enthusiasts and Hollywood celebrities. Find out where to stay, what to do and places to visit in this article.
Getting the picky eaters in your house, whether they are kids or adults, to eat healthy foods can be a challenge. Should you resort to being a sneaky chef?
At a recent blogger conference, I competed in a soup-making challenge using the Cuisinart Blend and Cook Soup & Beverage Maker. I discovered how easy it is to make homemade soups.
A review of our family getaway at the JW Marriott Rosseau Resort & Spa by Lake Rosseau in Muskoka, Ontario.
Preparation tips and ideas for a stress-relieving staycation that will leave you relaxed and invigorated.
Coupons for attractions in Toronto can save you anywhere from 10% to 50% or even more off the price of regular admission. This article highlights some of the best deals and places to find discounts on popular Toronto attractions.
This article provides information and tips on holding a silent auction fundraiser,as well as suggestions for silent auction items.
Whatever your financial goals, you will get there faster by finding ways to reduce your monthly expenses. This article contains 101 money-saving ideas and tips.
This article provides information and tips for managing your family budget to achieve your savings goals. Includes resources and advice on managing a budget, reducing monthly spending and earning extra income.
This article provides tips and ideas for getting your kids to eat more vegetables while avoiding mealtime power struggles.
Winter will be here before we know it. Instead of hibernating inside and dreaming of spring, plan to get outside for some family fun this winter. Here are my top five suggestions for inexpensive family fun in the snow.
Check out these 25 fun ideas to keep your kids busy during their winter break from school.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This article provides tips and guidelines for healthy breakfasts.
Tips and ideas to make your gift wrapping more environmentally friendly by following the three R's: reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Perfect one-pot meals are tasty and nutritious, and cleanup afterwards is a breeze. This article provides recipes for healthy one pot dinners made in the crockpot, oven and skillet.
Helpful tips and information for cooking a chicken in a crockpot or slow cooker. This article includes recipes for barbecue chicken and other variations.
Teaching life skills to children with autism is important to their quality of life and being able to live as independently as possible in the future. This article highlights some key strategies, goals and tools for teaching life skills to individuals with autism.
Helpful tips, resources and food and supply lists to ensure your next hiking trip is a memorable and enjoyable experience.
If you dream of an exotic vacation, but a staycation is more of a reality for you, here are 10 easy, free or affordable ideas for things to do on your next staycation.
Zumba is a fun way to get fit while dancing to a Latin beat. If you don't have time to take a class or want to learn a few basic moves first, you can learn Zumba in the comfort of your own home.
Volunteering helps teens become more involved in their community, explore their interests and gain valuable new skills. This article looks at volunteer opportunities for teens, along with the benefits and challenges.
Autumn is a wonderful time of year to spend time outdoors as a family. This article highlights fall activities that are fun for kids of all ages.
The 10 books I have found to be most helpful in my journey to healthier eating.
10 reasons why I now love dogs and have come to consider myself a "dog person."
Zucchini squash is a popular vegetable to grow in backyard gardens. With the right growing conditions, you can get a large crop from just a few plants. Here are 9 suggestions if you have more zucchini than you know what to do with.
Freezer cooking is a great way to save money on groceries, eat healthier and save time on meal preparation. This article includes ten tips to help you get started with freezer cooking.
What can you see and do on a vacation to Prince Edward Island, Canada? Here are 10 suggestions.
This easy slow cooker soup recipe is an ideal way to use up leftover ham from a big holiday meal. The lentils and tomatoes make it a very hearty and nutritious soup.
While getting your kids to eat healthy snacks may seem to be difficult, it doesn't have to be. This article includes healthy snack ideas and tips for getting your kids to eat healthy snacks.
Traveling to the Bahamas and looking for the best things to do? During a vacation to the Bahamas, my husband and I took a day trip to the Exuma Islands with Island World Adventures. It was a day in paradise I will never forget.
10 fun and eco-friendly activities to do with kids in celebration of Earth Day.
Ten meaningful Valentine's Day gift ideas for that special someone, when you want to go beyond the traditional box of chocolates or flowers.
Chili is a great food to cook in a slow cooker. This crockpot chili recipe is easy to prepare and very versatile. It's a great meal to make on a cold winter day, for a pot luck or for Superbowl party.
Beef stew is easy to make in your crockpot. Here is a recipe for a delicious and nutritious slow-cooker beef stew. This would be perfect for a cold fall or winter day!
Several years ago, my husband and I ripped out our hard to maintain front lawn and replaced it with a front yard garden. Here are some photos of the flowers that replaced the boring grass.