Anyone can just grab a heart-shaped box of chocolates off the store shelf to give to their sweetie at Valentine’s Day or “just because,” – but here’s a truly inspired idea to win the heart of the chocaholic you adore.
How about a bar of luscious Belgian chocolate, fancied up with your own special DIY combination of fruit, nuts, and candies that you know your loved one craves? Even more exotic tastes, too, like gummy bears or bacon bits!
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From the mailbox, this reader has a question about choosing a window treatment: Choosing drapes, is it better to pick a fabric color that matches the color of the walls, or should the drapes contrast with the walls so the window will stand out? ~ Chris Great question, Chris! And of course, as in so… [read more]
Now, don't make fun of my greyhound in his little red boots! It's not a fashion statement, dog boots are a necessity in the darkest pit of the Canadian winter. Paw protection is especially important for the short-coated dog breeds like greyhounds, and especially when the weather is as brutal as it's been here lately… [read more]
The hard truth is, in the real world, every so often you just end up having to buy some beverage that comes in a plastic bottle. Big family-sized pop bottles for a birthday party, for example, or a bottle of water when you're stuck in an airport queue for hours on end. I don't get… [read more]
Growing up on the east coast of Canada, we frugally made the most of the garden harvest each year, right down to the last rock-hard green tomatoes left on the vine at first frost. It wasn't until I grew up and moved away that I learned a whole chunk of the world has a completely… [read more]
See-through acrylic Kitchen accessories give a sense of space in a small space, and a tablet can easily replace that stack of old cookbooks that clutter you space. Put the two together, and you've got a clear winner in kitchen tools. Efficiency! Style! Convenience! The absolute best kitchen iPad stand in its class is the Original Kitchen… [read more]
Stick-on jewelry for grown-up women? Oh, hey, now there's an idea! Skin jewels is what we're calling these pretties out of Italy, in almost any shape and style from diamante hearts to gold or silver drops of various shapes, some joined with dainty chains [...]
Serena Smith, glass artist of Oregon, caught my eye on Etsy a few years ago with her gently rounded feminine figure beads, all earth mothers and goddesses, and floral beads that are tiny fantastical garden gems... [read more]
Have you seen this T-Shirt Folder thing? I just stumbled across it last week and have been sitting here shaking my head ever since. I admit that I do like a nicely folded T-shirt as much as the next person, but... really? Ten bucks (or more!) for a bendy foldy gizmo to help you fold… [read more]