Shop Local + Online this Holiday Season

In today’s digital era, more often than not we are shopping online. For many of us, the thought of entering a crowded store after fighting for parking and cleaning thick layers of snow off our vehicles is enough to just give up. And really, who can blame us?! The advent of e-commerce has allowed us…

Festive Finger Foods for all Diets

Hosting a party or heading to a seasonal soirée over the holidays? We put three of our favourite crowd-pleasing finger food recipes together that will be a hit with everyone you mingle with! Sweet potato and spinach fritters are vegan, gluten free and paleo-friendly, but don’t skimp on taste! The brown sugar and bacon bites…

Save Hundreds with this Holiday Shopping Secret

The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the most expensive! Maybe you are already making your list and checking it twice or maybe you are leaving all your shopping until the last minute. My list is looong, so I need to start early and stick to a…

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…