Winter Driving Tips

Vancouver sure looks magical when it’s covered in snow. At least maybe a day or two, before the snow turns to slush and the roads become difficult to navigate. This could mean the lineups for the bus and SkyTrain are insanely long, and you have no other option than to drive. Whether you’re driving to work or departing on a winter road trip, you’ll want to make sure that you reach your destination safely. And in the winter, you need to take extra precautions to make sure your vehicle is winter-ready, and that starts from the bottom up – with your tires. […]

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Four Services to Have Done to a Home Before Your Family Moves into It

Moving into a new home? Here are some important things to change, add, and modify before your family moves in to increase safety and comfort! Photo: Via Pinterest If you have recently purchased a home that is more than a few years old, there are issues that may need to be addressed that are not […]

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Battle of the Bugs – 7 Tips For Keeping Your Home Pest-Free This Summer

Keep your home free of roaming, annoying pests this summer with our 7 easy tips! Pests are a fact of life, but in summer even more so. Who hasn’t experienced the annoying repetition of flies flying into their face while they try to do something simple, like walking to the mailbox? Flies, mosquitoes, wasps and […]

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Add Some Sparkle this Christmas with Sumptuous Champagne Drinks

Add some cheer to your dinner table this holiday season with these sparkling champagne drinks! Photo: Boho Weddings & Life Now that the festive season is well and truly upon us, many people will be thinking of entertaining friends and family. In addition to the food, one of the things that you will have to […]

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4 Tips to Selecting New Furniture for Your Home

Shopping for new furntiure for your home? Here are some of our top 4 tips on how to choose the right shape and style!  Photo: Lovers of Mint Choosing new furniture to adorn your house with can be such a design challenge for some. With so many options out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. […]

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Six Alternative Ways to Pay for Home Repairs

Can’t pay some of your home repairs? Here are some alternative ways to pay those bills! Photo: Remodelscape If you have been thinking of carrying out some repairs on your home and you have not been able to bring yourself to actually do the work or do the major calculations, you might have to be […]

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Can You Tell The Difference Between Mold and Rust?

Do you have a mold or rust problem? Can’t tell the difference between the two? Here are some tips to help you identify the two! Photo: Somany Ceramics Many homeowners are certain they know the answer to this question. Mold grows on the walls near water, while rust is red and grows on metal. While […]

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8 Embroidery Machine Reviews to Help Your Selection Process

Over the past few months I’ve been publishing advice on how to learn embroidery as well as how to create better embroidery designs. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, you’ll need a good embroidery sewing machine to get the job done properly and quick. I’ve tried a lot of sewing machines over the years. […]

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4 Ways to Help Impulsive Spenders Stick to their Redecorating Budget

Redecorating your home can be pretty exciting, but it can also be quite expensive if you are not careful. Photo: The Every Girl This is why, one of the first things to do before starting with the actual redecoration is to prepare a budget, especially if you happen to be an impulsive spender. Now, preparing […]

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Learn How to Do your Own Plumbing with these Simple Tips

Fix some of those plumbing issues by following our easy tips from the experts! All houses have their problems and when such a problem occurs you have to choose whether you want to call a professional or handle it yourself. In many cases people choose to fix things on their own and this also applies […]

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4 Tips to Choosing a Luxury Greenhouse

Learn how to choose the perfect greenhouse to suite your plant’s needs! Here’s how! Photo: Yatzer Unknown to some, greenhouses serve many functions and advantages to gardeners. One of this it shields crops from cold, heat, and unwanted pests. It is also a place where a gardener can keep seedlings and make them ready for […]

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4 Tips to Preparing Your Yard for a New DIY Landscaping Plan

Don’t make any mistakes during your next landscaping DIY with these helpful tips from the pros! Photo: One Architecture When you are planning a new DIY landscaping project for your yard, the number one asset you have is preparation. This is the only way to ensure that the process goes smoothly and efficiently. Not only […]

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How to Make Your Bedroom Cozy This Winter

Make your bedroom warm and cozy for the long and cold winter season. Here’s how to do it! Photo: Via Facebook That fall/winter chill has hit nearly all of us, and some have even gotten snow. If beaches and bathing suits are in your past and hunkering down under a pile of blankets to watch […]

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Some Ideas On Maintaining Your Property As A Homeowner

Keep your property in tip top shape with some of these home repair ideas!   Learning To See The Future There are buildings that have been in continuous use since 565 AD. How is that possible? Well, because of several reasons. One, sound construction. Two, those maintaining the premises were diligent to maintaining it. Three: God’s […]

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Step-by-step Instructions for Attaching a Patio Roof to Your House

A patio roof might be exactly what your house needs. It is easy to build and it fits into the structure of your house. If you are thinking about building one yourself there are a couple things that you should know first! Photo: Between Naps on the Porch In this article we will show you […]

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Knowing When to File an Home Insurance Claim

When you pay homeowners insurance you are protecting yourself in the event anything should happen to your home or property. However, there are instances where you’d be better off paying the repair and of replacement cost out of your own pocket. Photo: Country Living Although by law you are not required to insure your home, […]

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Keeping Electronics safe from Electrical Surges

Keep your electronics and your home safe from electrical surges by following these handy, and life-saving tips! Think about the myriad electronic devices you have in your home. TV, stereo, PC, Wi-Fi modem, router, charging devices, kitchen appliances and now personal assistants like the Echo and Echo Dot. All of these devices are constantly plugged […]

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How to Clean a Latex Mattress the Natural Way

Learn how to clean a latex mattress the narual way, here’s how! Photo: via Instagram Looking to purchase the perfect mattress or are you trying to save some money and bring some life back into your old one? One of the best things about a natural latex mattress is it looks fantastic with modern decorating […]

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Surrey Tree Lighting Festival

The City of Surrey is set to kick off the Christmas season with the return of the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival on Saturday, November 25th with free family fun, a new holiday market, holiday fun zone, and of course the lighting of a 55-foot Christmas tree. It is one of the tallest Christmas trees in all of Canada. The fun starts at 12:00 PM at City Hall Plaza (13450 104 Ave, Surrey). Juno award-winning singer-songwriter Ruth B. will headline the Festival. Presented by Coast Capital Savings, this year’s Surrey Tree Lighting Festival will feature several new attractions. An expanded holiday market will offer an abundance […]

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DIY Christmas Scent

If you’re looking for an easy way to make your house smell amazing this Christmas Season without blowing through those expensive scented candles every week, you have got to try making your own stovetop potpourri recipe. Simply throw in a few fruits, herbs and spices into a pot of boiling water and get the amazing aromas kicking. Instructions: Fill a medium-sized pot or small crockpot 3/4 full of water, and add the ingredients of your choice (recipe below). Bring to a boil for a few minutes, and then lower the heat to simmer. Let it simmer for as long as you’d […]

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Everything You Need To Know About Hiking This Winter

Vancouver is so beautiful all year round. And when it snows, those North Shore mountains sure look like a winter wonderland. That crisp mountain air and blanket of white are pretty tempting, and I’ll certainly be bombing down the ski hills on a snowboard soon. But you don’t need to be a powder hound to get up in the mountains – it’s also possible to just take a winter hike, as long as you’re prepared. To find out exactly how to prepare for a brisk winter’s hike in the North Shore mountains, we spoke to North Shore Search and Rescue team leader […]

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Clear Your Countertops and Try these Easy Kitchen Storage Ideas!

Make some extra space in your kitchen with some of these super easy kitchen storage ideas! It’ll make twice as much countertop space than before! One thing that most homeowners always deal with is a cluttered kitchen and not enough countertop space. There is always appliances, food, containers, you name it, littering the countertops and […]

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3 Things to Add to Your Cloakroom Suite

Have an empty room in your home? Create a cloakroom suite aka guest bedroom. Here’s how! Photo: Style House Interiors A cloakroom suite (guest bedroom) is perfect for that small space that you don’t know what to do with. When you install a cloakroom suite at the ground floor of your home, that means you […]

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Making Your New Home Feel Larger with Art and Color

Bring your home to life and make it look twice the size with vibrant hues and some must-know tricks from interior designers! Photo: My Domaine Upon initially moving into a home it tends to feel more spacious only because it is still mostly empty. Your furniture may not all be assembled and arranged yet, and your […]

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Is It Time to Remodel Your Bathroom? These 4 Signs Say the Answer is Yes

Give your bathroom a fresh new look for 2018 with these easy remodelling tips and ideas! Photo: Decor Pad A bathroom renovation is one of the most common home improvement projects undertaken each year. The bathroom is, after all, one of the most visited rooms in the entire home. Remodelling a bathroom will not only […]

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Here are 5 Ways Hiring a Professional Maid Service is Good for Your Health

Make your home a clean and healthy environment to live in by hiring a professional maid service. Find out why! Photo: The Maids of Tallahassee One of the major benefits of hiring a professional cleaning service, apart from the fact that your home will always be immaculately clean, is that it will create a healthier […]

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29 Tips To Stay Young And Healthy

1.Eat Super Food If you want to keep young and healthy, then the advice from researchers are: Eat Super Food! Super Food is food you make from fresh ingredients; berries, fruit and vegetables, salmon and other fat fish, bird and game, nuts, red wine and green tea. 2.Give your lungs a challenge Frequent exercise increases lung capacity with up to 25 per cent. 3.Put the cigarette out If you smoke: put it out now! 4.Become aware of your breath Breathe with your stomach – ideally is 12-14 deep breaths per minute. 5.Keep your weight It is a burden for your […]

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Cleaning Snowboarding Boots

It’s hard to find a way of having more fun in the winter, so there’s nothing better than spending time on the slopes at the weekends, boarding and skiing. The trouble is when you get home, exhausted but happy, the temptation is to simply put the gear away in the garage and go and get a hot drink. You think to yourself that you’ll get up early and sort it out in the morning, but you forget and the next time you see the gear will be the next weekend you pack it into the car to head off to […]

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Unexpected Places Mold Can Pop Up In Your Home

Mold can do a lot more damage to a home than many realize. If left to grow unnoticed, mold can start to infest materials like drywall, wood, carpeting, tile, and more. It can also be extremely problematic for the inhabitants living inside of the mold-contaminated home. Symptoms that people exposed to mold experience can include a headache, difficulty breathing, eye and skin irritation, runny nose, and the development of conditions like asthma and Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis.   Mold needs moisture to grow, and therefore thrives best in wet areas that are poorly ventilated. If you spot any, it is important to […]

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Housekeeping refers to the management of duties and chores involved in the running of a household, such as cleaning, cooking, home maintenance, shopping, laundry and bill pay. These tasks may be performed by any of the household members, or by other persons hired to perform these tasks. The term is also used to refer to the money allocated for such use. By extension, an office or organization, as well as the maintenance of computer storage systems