Northern Happenings: November 15 – December 15

The snow came a little early, but it’s certainly making things feel merry + bright! If the crisp air, falling snow and sparking lights are getting you in the holiday spirit, celebrate the season with these festive events in your community! Temperatures may be dropping in the North but these Happenings are sure to heat…

Organizing Your Entryway for Winter

Was it just me, or did you also have a minor meltdown after the first snowfall this year when you had to drag out all of the boots, hats, mitts, gloves, coats, snow pants, etc. and try to fit it in your front entrance?! Even worse than taking everything out was seeing my kids come…

Turn Leftover Pumpkins into Tasty Treats

Halloween has come and gone but it’s not too late to use your carved pumpkins to cook up something special. Instead of letting your pumpkins rot on your front porch or fill up the landfill, consider putting them to a nutritious, delicious AND sustainable use. Why pumpkins?! The list of superlatives for this squash goes…

Six Simple Halloween Costumes You Already Have at Home

Looking for a last minute Halloween costume? From the cute to the clever, we got you covered! And the best part is everything you need to create these easy ensembles is already in your closet. Whether finding a costume for your family has been sitting on your to-do list for far too long or you…

Northern Happenings: October 15 – November 15

As the days get shorter and the air starts to feel crisp, we are reminded that winter is just around the corner. So, why not make the most of Autumn with these these amazing Fall Happenings?! Whether you are single, looking for date ideas or searching for family fun, there is something in the North…

Simple Squash Soup

When Autumn calls and days turn crisp, not only do we look to heavy knit sweaters and loads of layers, but we gravitate toward comfort foods that make us feel warm and cozy on the inside too. It’s soup season! This recipe is easy to follow, is relatively hands-off cooking-wise and is made with only…

Five Ways to Practice Gratitude

A Time to be Thankful With October’s frosty mornings, colourful foliage and never-ending layered outfits, northerners are also gearing up for Thanksgiving – a time for family, food and feeling thankful. Before my family digs into our Thanksgiving coma-inducing feast every year, the tradition is to go around the table and share what we are…

Easy Outdoor Updates

The first week of Fall is upon us! Celebrate the new season in style and enhance your curb appeal with these Autumn inspired updates. Creating a fresh Fall feel can be as simple as swapping a few key pieces. Below are links that will allow you to easily and affordably shop from anywhere. Included are…

The Northern Heart Q+A: Jacqueline Villeneuve of Olive & Annie

Northern Heart + Home was designed to celebrate the people, places and positives that set the North apart. This spotlight series focuses on exactly that: the people who are at the very heart of our Northern communities. Each profile highlights leaders who are pursuing their dreams, creating meaningful lives and truly shining in the North….

Northern Happenings: September 15 – October 15

As Summer turns to Fall we can’t help but enjoy the harvest sun, crisp air and colourful foliage. Why not make the most of it with these these amazing autumn activities?! Whether you are single, looking for date ideas for someone special or searching for family fun, there is something in the North for everyone….