21 tips for an easy move

Minimize the stress of moving day with these plan-ahead ideas.

Let’s face it: Unless you’re a minimalist, moving is one of the biggest household tasks there is and it can be extremely overwhelming. But if you can get a head start and stay organized, you should make it through this mammoth process unscathed and ready to enjoy your new abode. Here are 21 tips to help you avoid moving day chaos. [read full article] Read more »

11 ways to bring life into your home with indoor gardening

Add some greenery and fresh colour to your indoor garden to beat the winter blahs.

If you take a look around at this time of year, things can look pretty bleak – there are no leaves on the trees, the ground is far from green and your home is probably drier than the Sahara from the heat being on all the time. Read more »

Bathroom trends 2009

From sleek modern looks, to retro style, here’s what’s new if you want to redo your bathroom Read more »

Designing the Green Room

Canadian Gardening‘s Green Room at the 2008 Style at Home Show was an inspiring respite for green thumbs after touring the décor booths and displays. Framed by autumn-hued plants and a living wall, visitors could ask a Master Gardener questions, create a small project or take in one of the presentations organized by Aldona Satterthwaite. The space was conceptualized by landscape architect Shawn Gallaugher of Shawn Gallaugher Design who is also an instructor of Landscape Design for the G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University. [read full article] Read more »

Step into an Impressionist painting in Giverny

Explore Monet’s gardens and experience first-hand the beauty that inspired some of his most famous works Read more »

Forever in bloom

Brighten a room with an artful arrangement of everlastings

As the last flowers of summer begin to fade, those bright, cheerful colours can live on through fall and winter in arrangements consisting of everlastings, blooms that maintain their vibrancy even after being dried. Read more »

Cool photo crafts

Cool photo crafts

Don’t know what to do with all those digital pics on your computer? We found ten simple ways to give your fave photos a new life Read more »

Desktop design

Desktop design

Banish clutter and add DIY glamour to your home office

The project: Designed patterns to create four home office accessories: a pencil holder, storage boxes, magazine holders and bulletin board planners. Read more »

About Me

I am a freelance writer, editor and digital consultant who has worked in the online realm for over 10 years. I am currently the web editor of CanadianGardening.com and the acting associate editor of Canadian Home Workshop magazine. When I’m not working at those gigs, I’m writing about my other passions and interests, including health and fitness, decor, travel and crafting, for a variety of print and online publications. Or I’m out on my mountain bike.

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