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4 Kitchen Gadgets that Make Healthy Eating Easy

by Blogger on ‎03-04-2015 09:45 AM - last edited on ‎03-04-2015 08:42 PM by Blogger

4 Kitchen Gadgets to make healthy eating easy

 

Time to "check in" on your New Year’s resolution. Have you stayed committed to your goals? Healthy eating for 2015 was on most people’s list. Eastern Canada got hit hard with a very cold winter, so I don’t blame you for choosing comfort food during this season. But spring is just around the corner, so let’s jump start your healthy kick with the help of these kitchen gadgets. 

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The Business trip survival guide

by Blogger on ‎02-19-2015 11:37 AM - last edited on ‎02-19-2015 11:38 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Business travel is usually meticulously schedule-driven, and often quite hectic. It is vital, therefore, to be adequately prepared before leaving to ensure your trip is a success. As someone who travels for business each year, I present my best tips to help make sure your experience is as smooth, and comfortable, as possible.

 

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How to Organize an Oscars Brunch Party

by Blogger on ‎02-14-2015 07:39 PM - last edited on ‎02-18-2015 01:35 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The Oscars are happening on February 22! If it’s an all-day event for the celebrities involved, shouldn’t it be one for you, too? Why not host an Oscars-themed brunch, followed by a Hollywood hot topics discussion and a viewing of the ceremony itself? Here are some ideas to get you started. 

 

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From blending smoothies to puréeing vegetables, I’d say blenders are one of the handiest appliances to have in the kitchen. Since I’ve always loved experimenting and coming up with all sorts of smoothie concoctions, you can bet I’ve gone through my fair share of blenders, and all I can say is that a quality blender is well worth the investment! Ask any kitchen enthusiast and they’ll agree, but ask any of us which blender is the right one for you and that’s another story. So what better way to kick-off your search than by taking a look at the top 5 blenders as rated by people just like you!

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Everything Pillows

by Blogger on ‎01-08-2015 07:34 PM - last edited on ‎01-09-2015 09:31 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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I learned that the right pillow can make all the difference to a restful night's sleep. Good thing there are so many to choose from.

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Winter travel essentials for your next trip

by Blogger ‎01-08-2015 12:16 PM - edited ‎01-18-2015 02:20 AM

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If you love seeing the world as much as I do, then you won’t let cold weather get in your way of travelling in the winter. Besides, what’s not to love about hotel and airfare deals, as well as not having to fight through crowds everywhere you go? Even with a month away, I’ve already started gearing up for my month-long backpacking trek through Southern Europe—I’m too stoked! If you’re also making the most out of low season travelling, then it’s time to get organized. Get your trip off to the right start by ensuring you’ve crossed these winter travel essentials off of your packing list:

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Design Your Own Stylish Kitchen ... on a Budget!

by Blogger on ‎01-08-2015 10:40 AM - last edited on ‎01-08-2015 10:42 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Kitchen appliances vary greatly in price, but just because you can pay a fortune for a quality, stylish machine doesn't mean you have to! This blog is about being inspired to design your own low cost (yet stylish and modern) kitchen, so read on for several fine examples of just what I'm talking about, and let the inspiration begin!

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Last-minute gift ideas to fit any budget

by Blogger ‎12-18-2014 01:12 PM - edited ‎01-18-2015 02:19 AM

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It’s the final countdown to the holidays and you’re still scouring for gifts to finish your holiday shopping (gulp)—but not to worry! We’ve all been there and managed to pull it together, and so will you. Thanks to online shopping and rush delivery, your options are never truly exhausted. If, however, its gift ideas you’re exhausted on, then you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re on a tight budget or ready to spend big, I’ve got some wicked gift ideas for that final person on your holiday gift list.

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5 Great Gift Ideas for Her

by Blogger on ‎11-28-2014 12:05 PM

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December is just around the corner and we all know what that means: it’s time for us to get our acts together and get a move on with holiday shopping! Earlier this week, Leo covered 5 Great Gift Ideas for Him, but what about for the special ladies in our lives? Whether it’s your wife, girlfriend, mom, sister, daughter, cousin, or dear friend—if you’re looking to spoil her for being extra good this year, you’ve come to the right place. Curated by yours truly, here are five great gift ideas for her worth considering:

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What's the Most Important Tool In the Kitchen? Knife!

by Blogger on ‎10-24-2014 11:57 AM - last edited on ‎11-17-2014 12:08 PM by Administrator

Top Kitchen Tool: Chef's Knife

Every good chef needs a good set of knives. These tools can make every part of meal preparation much easier, from chopping vegetables for salads, to carving roasts, to cutting fruit for dessert. Essentially, knives do all the hard work for you

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Child Car Seats: Do you know the expiry date on your child's seat?

by Blogger on ‎10-22-2014 06:49 AM - last edited on ‎10-23-2014 05:45 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Believe it or not, car seats do expire. And while you may be thinking it’s all a marketing tactic to pressure you into splurging more on your little one, rest assured it’s all with good reason. It all comes down to keeping your child safe. As a parent, or as someone who cares for children, it’s your duty to stay up-to-date with the latest information on child safety. One of Transport Canada’s biggest recommendations for keeping kids safe on the road is to pay close attention to the expiry date on your child’s car seat.

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Savings you can achieve with a new appliance

by Blogger on ‎10-05-2014 01:23 AM - last edited on ‎10-07-2014 03:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When it comes to buying a major appliance, most of us only consider the upfront cost and the specific  features of the appliance we are considering purchasing.  However, there’s another cost that’s often overlooked and is just as important—the cost of operating the appliance over its lifetime. We all know that major appliances make up a hefty chunk of our utility bill, but you’ll probably be surprised to learn how much money an energy-efficient appliance can save you in the long run. If you want to start reaping the savings, start by familiarizing yourself with ENERGY STAR qualified products. I’ll explain what ENERGY STAR is, then explain how much you might save by upgrading some of the major appliances in your home.

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Bed and Bath Essentials for Back to School

by Blogger on ‎09-18-2014 11:33 AM - last edited on ‎09-19-2014 11:00 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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The start of a new school year is an exciting time, but it's even more exciting when it’s your first time moving away from home and living on your own. Now that you don’t live with your parents, you can’t always count on them to hold your hand and guide you through every new challenge that awaits you. It's already been a couple weeks into the semester. How do you think you’re holding up? For starters, let’s see if you’ve at least got the basics covered when it comes to your back to school bed and bath essentials.

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Cookware 101: How to pick the best cookware set

by Blogger on ‎09-15-2014 07:23 AM - last edited on ‎09-15-2014 03:59 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Cookware might be the home item you spend the most on.  After all, in terms of price, it can be right up there with your sofa and your bed.  If you've walked past a display of kitchen cookware, you know there's a ton of choices out there, not to mention colours, metals and styles galore.  So what do you need to know before making the investment?  Class is assembling for Cookware 101 ...

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Dishwashers 101: Top Considerations for Buying A New Dishwasher

by Blogger ‎09-10-2014 08:28 AM - edited ‎11-09-2014 01:50 AM

 

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I've posted articles on Dishwashers before, such as THIS ONE on some very nice Bosch branded washers and THIS more general article on the virtues of portable appliances. Today, however, I examine several key factors to consider when preparing to buy a new dishwasher. As with the purchase of any large household appliance, there are a number of things one ought to consider before buying, but sometimes we get so caught up in the excitement of enhancing our home that we overlook something important and end up later regretting our purchase decision. This blog therefore is dedicated to the hope of not overlooking some key consideration, and thus choosing the best possible appliance the first time around. So read on for a few thoughts on what I consider to be key points to consider when buying a new dishwasher.

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