When it comes to home maintenance, we know not everyone is Bob Villa. Heck, most people aren’t even Tim Allen. But that’s no reason to be caught with a squeaky hinge, a leaky faucet, or a loose deck board. Basic home maintenance skills are, in our...

Every week we try to get my daughter focused on a new “value” that will help to engender respect and courtesy, and make her the kind of person other people want to be around. It's probably something we could all use a little work on...

A while back, Buzzfeed ran up one of its longer but curiously more profound lists entitled "37 Things You'll Regret When You're Old." Although littered with GIFs (as Buzzfeed tends to do), the actual list is worthy enough of attention. In fact, we're posting the list...

When our DD was three years old, she was into Tinker Bell. Like, in a BIG way. Well, truthfully she was into all things fairy. Her favourite blanket was a quilt featuring fabric prints of the The Flower Fairies of Cecily Mary Barker. And her absolute...

For foodies, coming up with a quick and easy dessert shouldn't be a problem. After all, you really only need to pop open a box of Girl Guide cookies and voila! Of course, when you have company, you need to come up with something a little...

If you haven't been able to tell by now, we derive the greatest pleasure in life from two things: traveling to amazing places, and eating amazing food. And if you're a traveler or a foodie, there's really nowhere better in the world than Italy. We took...

We do a lot of painting. Whether it's touching up or refreshing a room, finishing a decor project, or upcycling a beautiful piece of previously-loved furniture, there's nothing that really dresses up a project like a fresh coat of paint. But, of course, painting can get...

A lot of folks have the idea that cooking can be overly complicated. There are so many recipes to remember, and so many rules about what goes with what, and how long things should cook before starting other things. What’s more, the list of gadgets...

Nothing energizes you quite like a good night’s sleep. But let’s be realistic…sometimes that just doesn’t happen, and you need a little extra shot of awesomeness to get through the mid-morning slump and power your way into the afternoon. This post contains affiliate links. You’re under no...