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Well if you have yet to try Ruby Watchco, then you must try Lynn Crawford's newest addition to our neighborhood, Ruby Eats.
This great little "foodie" place will likely become a great hit in the hood....Full of great products and great ideas this is only going to get better. A recent walk by, I landed on an opportunity to watch Lynn herself show us how to pull together a great Succotash salad. The 20 of us or so who were in the store, got to participate, watch, learn and…Continue
Added by Naomi Eaton on July 31, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments
Sometimes, it's hard to get started on a project. You just aren't sure what colour to work into a room, and walking into decor stores or even big-box stores can be extremely overwhelming, and cause you to spend 45 minutes considering the life and times of mailboxes (yes, I've done this...more on that another time).
So, where do we find inspiration for a room, design, or project? Well, everywhere. Start taking notes of things that make you go "Hey, I really like that!" If you see…Continue
Added by melissa on July 30, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Despite the rain this week the temperature is still hovering around 30 C. This is the perfect time to ditch the oven and use a slow cooker instead. Pulled pork is ideal for making in a slow cooker as the low heat breaks down tough meat into tender strands. Don't use this recipe for smoked pork as it will turn out far too salty. A little bit of natural liquid smoke adds smokiness instead. Hickory liquid smoke is especially good. All the spices may seem like a pain to measure out but it…Continue
In my last blog post, I told you all about my travel addiction, and one way we've discovered to make things a little more affordable... by doing house swaps through homeexchange.com. I said I'd be back with Part Two of the story in a week's time, but that was back in June... oops! Now it's almost the end of July. Turns out that taking…Continue
My husband and I are often asked: "How do you learn the ways of DIY?", and for those of you who are well-versed in this past-time, you will know that it is purely trial and error. Christian is Mr. Handy, and was fortunate enough to learn many of the tricks of the trade from working with his dad growing up. Me on the other hand, well, my mother likes to shop at Ethan Allan and Restoration Hardware - HA! Yeah, not in the budget for us.
The problem: "I want pretty things in…Continue
Recently I met with a couple who adopted an 8-week old puppy and needed a hand with the basics. This puppy is a typical 8 week old dog – plays hard and sleeps hard, but oh those teeth! Little razors. He gets into everything when he’s at home, racing around, under furniture, pulling the curtains off the wall, you name it. Like I said, typical puppy.
The first thing I always do with puppies is “name recognition” because how else are you going to communicate if they don’t know you’re…Continue
We've been having gorgeous weather lately! It has been great for barbequing but sometimes I just want something fast and refreshing. This quintessential Greek pasta salad fits the bill and gets a huge protein boost from substituting quinoa. Quick cooking quinoa does not need a long pre-soaking…
For those of you who had the chance to read my recent blog on our flip-flopping decision relating to our porch enclosure, you will be pleased to know that it's time for the grand reveal. There are, of course, several tweaks, finishing touches and final projects to be completed (it's the renovation that keeps on giving, remember?), but you will get the overall gist of our latest renovation…Continue