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The five best websites to source beautiful art
Decor & Renovation
Sep 30, 2016

The five best websites to source beautiful (budget-friendly!) art

By: Sarah Gunn

Artwork has the power to transform the look of any room in your home, but it can be hard to find a perfect piece that fits your space and your budget. Our favourite online destinations for affordable art will help you decorate your walls without emptying your wallet.

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Karl Lohnes functional dining room makeover
Decor & Renovation

Karl Lohnes functional dining room makeover

By: Sarah Gunn
Aug 9, 2016

In design expert Karl Lohnes' downtown Toronto home, timeless details and clever storage solutions help a tiny dining room punch way above its weight.

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How to create the perfect gallery wall
Decor & Renovation

How to create the perfect gallery wall

By: Sarah Gunn
Jun 3, 2016

The ultimate how-to guide for gallery wall success.

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Gardening

5 easy, all-natural ways to keep your lawn weed-free

By: Sarah Gunn
Jul 29, 2016
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How to maintain a gorgeous lawn
Gardening

Your guide to the most gorgeous lawn ever

By: Stephen Westcott-Gratton
Jul 29, 2016

Eleven easy ways to get the greenest lawn on the block, without the accompanying hydro bill.

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5 tips for hosting a stress-free summer party

Easy invites

Sending online invitations helps keep track of RSVPs. Sites like Paperless Post will keep your guest list organized, send reminders and have all party information located in one convenient place. We love their selection of stylish and cheeky designs!

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5 tips for hosting a stress-free summer party

Delegate

The days of slaving away and doing it all on your own are over. Friends are more than happy to contribute to a party. Have your guests pitch in by bringing an appetizer or wine. Looking for food inspiration? Check out these yummy asparagus and ricotta crostini.

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By: Canadian Living Credits: Canadian Living

5 tips for hosting a stress-free summer party

Set up bar

As guests arrive, greet them with a signature cocktail like this spiked blueberry lemonade. Then, put guests to work: designate an area as a mix-it-yourself drink station. To be truly Canadian, make sure to set a cooler on the back deck stocked with beer and other cold beverages.

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By: Canadian Living

5 tips for hosting a stress-free summer party

Make it pretty

Shopping for party decor has never been easier. You can get almost everything online—from banners to food labels—like these lemonade ones from Wedding Friends.

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By: Wedding Friends Source: Wedding Friends Credits: Wedding Friends

5 tips for hosting a stress-free summer party

DIY decor

If you can’t find the décor you want, make it! It can be something as simple as these straw flowers made from cupcake liners. Fold one in half three times, cut a scalloped edge over the top and trim off the tip at the bottom to make a small hole. Open it, slide over the straw and use a hot glue gun to secure in place. Add two more liners and shape them into a flower.

By: Sarah Gunn Source: Sarah Gunn Credits: Sarah Gunn

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