House & Home

Last month, I had the chance to check out my local Leon's store during their customer appreciation event.  I remember shopping in Leon's with my parents when I was younger and Leon's has done a great job of changing with the times. Today Leon's Furniture Limited has grown to become one of Canada's most highly [...]

This summer was the shortest summer I've experienced in 41 years on this earth. Look at that, I'm already using the past-tense to refer to summer. Ah well, facing forward and moving on. Properly preparing your yard, and storage areas for winter can make things a lot easier for you in the spring. Need a [...]

I went against popular advice for my area and planted our garden over the long weekend. Our spring season can be very touchy and we've had snow as late as June 1. This year, I looked Mother Nature in the eyes and I didn't back down. Actually, I checked the two week forecast and it [...]

Fall Gardening Tips

This weekend has been beautiful in Edmonton. Actually the end of summer and beginning of fall has been absolute bliss in my books. I spent some time outside with my girls earlier in the garden and I realized that we are now officially in harvest mode. Many of our vegetables have been picked, our fall [...]

End of Summer Gardening

Have you noticed fall starting to creep in? I was playing in the yard yesterday with my daughters and I noticed patches of leaves changing colour and some have even started falling off the trees. Its subtle, but its there. The flowers have stopped blooming and the petals are dropping to the ground. I know, [...]