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Back to School: Healthy Lunch Ideas

We hear you parents. Preparing a nice, healthy, and different meal for your kids every day can be a little difficult. We came up with the solution for this so that the back-to-school excitement does not go down for any reason. These healthy and easy to make lunch recipes will help you and your kids go through the school day while maintaining the nutrition value you had going during summer break. 

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Our Faves: Frigidaire Professional Refrigerator

Frigidaire has been a popular choice for consumers around the world for a long time. Frigidaire’s Professional Line, particularly the Professional 26.7 Cu. Ft. French Door Refrigerator, offers high-quality, top-notch design, and the most innovative technology, at a price that would not make a huge hole in your pocket.

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Maintaining Your Washing Machine

Maintaining your washing machine has got to be one of the most procrastinated and uninteresting things to do, second only to folding your laundry. Nevertheless, it needs to be done regularly in order to prevent any wear and tear, and to extend their lives. Here are some easy tips that you should try to do every month or so (at least not as frequent as vacuuming, right?) to make sure your laundry comes out fresh and clean every time!

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Ways to Save on Your Energy Bill

Heat is not the only thing that rises during the summer, our electric bill goes through the roof with it. Especially with most of us working from home now, we have been using more appliances than usual and for longer periods. Hence, apart from beating the heat, we also need to find ways to beat the ever-increasing electric bills. Lucky for you, we have some easy tips to help save money and the planet at the same time.

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Cleaning Your Barbecue Grill

Yep, the fun time’s over! Now that summer’s coming to an end, it’s almost time to bid adieu to your backyard buddy until the next barbecue season. But it wouldn’t be fair to your grill-friend if you didn’t it a proper farewell before sending it away for a whole year. Those flavourful chars on your burgers and steaks, that you look so cool flipping, produce carbon deposits on different parts of your grill (grates, hood, interior of the firebox, burner tube). Grease/sauces can stick to these deposits, creating home for bacteria, and causing the grill to heat unevenly.

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DIY Projects You Should Try This Summer

Well, who doesn’t like to get a little crafty every now and then? After watching tons of those DIY videos, I get motivated to create something cool and fun using the “easy” steps they suggest, only to come to the conclusion hours later that maybe I’m not as artistic as I thought. If you’re relating to me so far instead of going “what is this person talking about?”, check out this list of some really cool and easy to make DIY projects that you can take on this summer, by yourself or with your kids.

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Our Faves: GE UltraFresh Laundry Set

Every once and a while there’s a company that comes along and creates a product that has answered consumers biggest dreams and desires. Well, that time has come again as GE introduces the Ultra Fresh Laundry Set. Built to remove the ‘front loader odour’ we all struggle with, the GE Ultra Fresh laundry set finally eliminates the need to leave the washer door open until your next load.  

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Designing Your Home for Wellness

This may seem like a foreign concept to some, however to others redesigning or configuring your home for wellness may be exactly what you need to focus on this spring. With the workforce shifting significantly to work from home flexibility and lockdowns continuing in Ontario, we find ourselves in our homes more than ever before.

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Barbecue Types Decoded

Barbecue season is just around the corner so why not upgrade your backyard grilling game this year and make your staycation even better? Where to start you ask? Well, we've got the answer. Below, we've explored the various types of barbecues available and the reasons why it could be the best match for you. There are a number of options these days so narrowing down the different types before heading into a store or online to shop is always a time saver. 

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Recipes to Carry You Into Spring

I don't know about you but I am REALLY excited for Spring to arrive. So much so that I’ve started my Spring cleaning early and slowly started to get into my favourite Spring recipes. I’ve put together some of my favourites for you to try. They’re really great anytime of year but hopefully they can carry you through the last few weeks of wintery March and get you just as excited for Spring as I am! 

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