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Fresh Design Inspiration from Cloverdale Paint

Aug 10, 2020
Our friends at Cloverdale Paint have some on-trend paint palettes that will freshen up your space and liven up your walls.
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From the Veggie Patch: Harvesting Your Cauliflower

Aug 03, 2020
New Gardener Nick is ready to walk you through knowing when and how to harvest your cauliflower.
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From the Veggie Patch: Suckering Your Tomatoes

Jul 27, 2020
Do you know when to sucker your tomato plants? Do you know how? Nick walks us through this important step to increase your tomato plant yield.
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Jam at Home: Keeping Summer Fruit All Year Round

Jul 20, 2020
Get in touch with your inner homesteader and make great tasting memories with our guide to jam.
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A Beginner’s Guide to Baking Bread at Home

Jul 14, 2020
Bread making is a great way to take up some spare time and make something with your hands. If you're looking to add bread making to your repertoire? Check out our guide to No-Knead Bread!
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Spring Cleaning: Home Maintenance Musts

Feb 20, 2020
Is your space ready for summer? Add these maintenance items to your spring cleaning list to help keep your home comfortable this season (and next!).
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Gardening for Beginners: 3 Tips to Get Started

Feb 12, 2020
No green thumb? No problem! We've got three simple tips to help make your garden dreams a reality.
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Kitchen Inspiration: Backsplashes We Love

Feb 01, 2020
One of the elements that can really set the tone of your kitchen is the backsplash. To help inspire you, we've shared some of our favorite looks and styles.
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How to stick to budget on your home renovation project

Jan 22, 2020
According to a 2019 poll, 45 per cent of Canadians were looking to complete home renovations within the year, but the amount they want to spend on their project is down compared with previous years. The big question then becomes, how to get the work you want done within the budget you want to spend. Dan Seguin, Co-Founder of NeighborBuild, Ottawa’s trusted home renovation and remodelling team, has some tips.
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Renovation Showdown: Where to Splurge, Where to Save

Jan 17, 2020
Home renovations are full of decisions. From design, to colours, to layout, to who to hire for your renovation! One of the top decisions to make before any walls go down is budget. Where to save, where to splurge? The great reno showdown.
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HOW NOT TO KILL YOUR HOUSEPLANTS

Jan 14, 2020
When it comes to plants, we turn to the experts to get the lowdown on all things green. Enter Emma Terrell, founder of The Urban Botanist! She’s the ultimate plant guru who knows a thing or two on how to get keep your house plants alive, thriving and healthy in your home.
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The Best Advice Bryan & Sarah Tell Their Clients

Jan 09, 2020
Building or renovating a home is a complicated process - one that takes time, money and a whole lot of patience. Bryan and Sarah Baeumler offer advice to help you make the right decisions for your family.
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What is a Tool Library?

Jan 02, 2020
The Ottawa Tool Library is not only about borrowing tools, its about learning new skills, reducing waste and discovering community.
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TIPS FOR WINTERIZING YOUR HOME

Dec 13, 2019
Unlike everyone’s favourite ice princess Elsa, the cold does bother most of us, and can make an impact on your home’s efficiency. Prepping for winter and the cold is an important step in general home maintenance and ensuring optimal energy savings. Here are some tips to help make certain your home is operating effectively and efficiently this winter season.
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Baking 101: Simple Tips Worth Trying

Dec 03, 2019
Baking is a science and when you add in a distraction (or ten) treats don’t always come out as planned. Avoid baking woes this holiday season with our favorite culinary hacks.
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Refresh Your Space for Fall

Sep 09, 2019
Feeling overwhelmed by pumpkin spice everything and gaudy fall decor? Check out our tips for a subtler autumnal transition, and get ready to welcome fall into your home the smart way.
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Fall Maintenance: 4 Chores to Protect Your Home

Sep 06, 2019
Before fall hits in full force, consider taking care of the following home maintenance items. These are simple chores that can go a long way in protecting your home and your family during the cooler months.
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Sublime Summer Space Savers: 6 Perfect Petite Patios

Apr 24, 2019
Just because you have a small outdoor space, doesn't mean you can't make the most of it this summer. Check out our fun and fabulous outdoor decor ideas for petite patios.
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Hip (Hop) Easter Eggs: 7 Stylish Creations to Try

Apr 17, 2019
To help add some style to the traditional dip dye eggs we all know and love, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite Easter eggs from a few of the best bloggers out there. Try these cool creations this year!
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4 Simple Chores to Get Your Home Ready for Spring

Apr 02, 2019
It’s important to ensure that your home is protected in the event of a storm. To spare you some headaches and a few costly repair bills, we’ve outlined our top four home maintenance items to tackle this (and every) spring.
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