Homestyle


Ottawa Gardening 101

Are you capable of killing impatiens with just a glance (plus full sun and zero water)? You, too, can flex your green thumb and—slowly, carefully—transform your grass into a garden. Mary Ann Van Berlo of Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton provides expert answers to common questions. Continue reading

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Entertaining at Home

  How about celebrating spring by welcoming guests into your home for a memorable dinner party?  There’s no better inspiration than hostess with the mostest Karen Preston. This lovely mother of two is a talented foodie who enjoys gathering friends … Continue reading

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3 DIY Projects to Tackle with Your Kids

It’s important to get the family together as often as possible for quality time, but instead of relying on the same game nights, expensive vacations or weekend movie matinees where you stare silently at the screen for a couple of … Continue reading

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Update Your Kids’ Bedrooms

Could your children’s rooms use some updating? Tis the time of year to spruce up your surroundings, including those kid zones. Here are some great ideas to jazz things up a bit: Add a little fun to sleeping quarters with … Continue reading

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Spruce Up Your Home For A New Look

By Loukia Zigoumis Spring is the season for renewal, for all things new and fresh. After a harsh winter, we’re slowly coming out of hibernation and soon we’ll be putting away cold-weather gear, opening windows and letting the sunshine in. … Continue reading

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Enjoy your fresh Christmas tree

Christmas is just around the corner and for many families, a visit to a local Christmas tree farm is a wonderful part of the family tradition.  Freshly cut Christmas trees are just like plants and children: give them tender loving care and they will give you joy in return. Continue reading

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Robots to do the dirty work

By Jake Garcia

Until recently, robots and artificial intelligence was strictly the stuff of science fiction movies. Advances in robotics, however, increase the likelihood that consumer robots will soon be integrated into our everyday lives. Continue reading

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A Healthy Backyard

Tips for eco-friendly lawn and landscape care, compiled by R. Legault with files from The Educational Research Foundation. Continue reading

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Everyone Wins on All For Nothing?

By: Meagan Hanes, Photos by: John Major
Lori is the newest contestant on All for Nothing?, a TV show in which two homeowners compete while readying their fixer-uppers for sale. The twist? They have to do the much-needed home updating with zero budget! Continue reading

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Clutter, Be Gone!

By: Heather Burke

Snowed under by the stuff of your winter hibernation? Bust out of the burrow, get your family life in order and see the light of spring! (You might actually find that extra set of car keys or the various missing socks.) Expert organizer Heather Burke tells you how to get a grip on household organization so that your living spaces—and your head—are cleared. Continue reading

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