Best Websites for Free Printable Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Best Websites for Free Printable Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Pumpkin carving has come a long way since I was a child in New Brunswick. Carving triangles and a toothy grin into a pumpkin was enough to impress visitors. Now, I’m blown away every year by the talent and creativity behind some truly amazing pumpkin designs. Many of these designs can be easily replicated using […]

Value Village® Survey Reveals Top Canadian Halloween Costume Trends

Value Village® Survey Reveals Top Canadian Halloween Costume Trends

TORONTO, October 10, 2018 /CNW/ — When it comes to Halloween costumes this year, Canadians are opting for originality and bucking tradition: a whopping 55 percent state they would like to wear a costume no one else will have, according to a new survey from Value Village, also known as Village des Valeurs® in Québec. […]

10 Fun Ways to Limit Kids’ Halloween Candy

10 Fun Ways to Limit Kids’ Halloween Candy

In our house, Halloween was a time to overindulge on candy. It was part of the fun of the event and once the ‘good stuff’ was gone, the rest got tossed out anyway. The only thing I did to limit intake was to selflessly eat some myself. However, I’ve picked up many fantastic ideas for […]

Breast Cancer in Canada: Statistics and Symptoms

Breast Cancer in Canada: Statistics and Symptoms

Sadly, breast cancer is the second-leading cause of death from cancer in Canadian women, according to the Canadian Cancer Society.  The death rate has been dropping since the 80’s due to screening, early detection and improved treatment. Currently, it is estimated that about 1 in 8 Canadian women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime and […]

10 Side Businesses you can Start Online

10 Side Businesses you can Start Online

It’s a scary leap to just quit your job and try to earn enough money online. Even if you’re already home with the kids, it’s tough to work on your business full time while taking care of them. A lot of people may simply need to supplement their existing income. Luckily, many online business models […]

Food Preservation Guide V: Blanching, Freezing + Seal-A-Meal Tips

Food Preservation Guide V: Blanching, Freezing + Seal-A-Meal Tips

The easiest and most versatile method of food preservation, is to freeze it. Many fruits and veggies can be frozen without any preparation, or you can wash and chop them so they’re easy to take out and use for healthy recipes. While we’re all aware that freezing food is an option, there are a surprising […]

Dropshipping: Sell Online with NO Inventory

Dropshipping:  Sell Online with NO Inventory

Drop shipping is becoming more popular in Canada, due in part to the great success Americans have with it and because more drop shippers are now available to Canadians. It’s a wonderful concept for those without a lot of investment capital (or even those who are loaded). You don’t have to worry about having products […]

7 Tips for Buying a 2-in-1 (Hybrid) Laptop for Students + DELL Top Picks

7 Tips for Buying a 2-in-1 (Hybrid) Laptop for Students + DELL Top Picks

Whether you’re shopping for a gift for a student or back-to-school supplies, a laptop and/or tablet has become a standard item on the list. High school, college and university studies now require this pricey item. Choose wisely and the laptop could last through all of your school years. Select a versatile 2-in-1 hybrid and you’ll get […]

Canadian Road Safety: Resources, Alarming Statistics and Infographic

Canadian Road Safety: Resources, Alarming Statistics and Infographic

With school back in session, Canadian municipalities, organizations and businesses are imploring parents to stay calm and focused during the chaotic school zone rush hours of drop-off and pick-up.  An increase in pedestrian and bicyclist accidents overall in Canada, has resulted in an urgent need for education and awareness.

Food Preservation Guide IV: Dehydrating Tips and Recipes

Food Preservation Guide IV: Dehydrating Tips and Recipes

Dehydrated food used to be something functional and practical in certain situations. It was valued as a lightweight, compact, nutritious way to preserve food for hiking, survival kits, or even military meals. While some people dehydrated for home use, it wasn’t as common as freezing or canning. That doesn’t mean it’s new though! Dehydrating is […]

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