Oct
17

Discover which classic health hacks can stand the test of time.

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Discover which classic health hacks can stand the test of time. Then, we all know money can’t buy happiness BUT doing these 3 things with your cash flow is proven to bring you joy. Plus, family taco night has never been easier with this no-fry crispy fish taco dish. And later, getting candid about cannabis — how to talk to your kids about Canada’s new weed laws.
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Tracy’s clothing provided by Freda's
Tracy’s shoes provided by Town Shoes

Pot panel:
Shauna Hunt (The Legal Pot Cast)
Kim Shiffman (Editor-in-chief Today's Parent, Twitter: @shiffer
Abi Roach (Cannabis Advocate), Instagram: @abiroach420

 

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Classic Health Hacks:

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1. Vicks for nail fungus
Up to 10 percent of people across all ages and as many as 50 percent of people 70 or older have this toenail fungus. Vicks contains 3 actives Camphor, menthol, and Eucalyptus oil. But the cure may be in the INACTIVE ingredient thymol (other ingredients include: cedarleaf oil, nutmeg oil, special petrolatum and turpentine oil)

2. Duct tape for warts
Apply a piece of tape large enough to cover the wart. After six days, remove the tape, soak the area in water, rub the wart with a pumice stone. After 12 hours without the duct tape, put a new piece on the wart, and continue the cycle for a month or until the wart disappears. This works by stimulating the immune system to fight the wart.

3. Honey for chapped lips
Honey has the power to moisturize and heal, making it an ideal treatment for parched lips. Because honey has antibacterial powers, it helps prevent infection from developing in cracked lips. Use a Qtip and apply a liquid honey to lips and try not to lick it off for 10 mins.

4. Counting sheep
This doesn’t work too well. But here is what does: for a count of 5 breathe in , hold for 7, and breathe out for a count of 8 through pursed lips while at the same time count backwards from 1000 by increments of 7. Plug slumbr.ca

5. Sucking / sniffing a lemon (or essential lemon oil) for motion sickness
Motion sickness due to motion that is felt but not seen. The acidic nature of lemons neutralizes your stomach acids and alleviates nausea. The strong and citrusy smell of lemons relieves symptoms of motion sickness.

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1. Copper bracelet for arthritis
Wearing a copper bracelet as a remedy for arthritis has been popular in folklore for thousands of years. The claim that tiny amounts of copper rub off the bracelet onto the skin, which absorbs it into the body.

2. Peeing on a jellyfish sting
It worked for Monica on Friends (Chandler peed on her) but not only does it not work, Urine can actually aggravate the jellyfish's stingers into releasing more venom. Any change to the chemical balance, such as the concentration of salts inside and outside of the stingers, sets off more stinging. Baking soda and seawater paste is the ideal neutralizer followed by shaving remaining cells off.

3. Butter for burns
Putting butter or other greasy ointments on a burn may actually make things worse, since the grease will slow the release of heat from the skin. This causes more damage from the retained heat. The best way to release heat from the skin is with cool.

4. Pencil in your mouth to help with a headache
There are 150 types of headaches: sinus, cluster, migraine, tension and hormone among others. A pencil between your teeth is supposed to release tension from your temples and jaw so it may help with a tension headache but unlikely any other type. What some science does show however is that keeping a pencil in between your teeth forces a smile and you may feel happier.

Joint Pain:
Joints are a core building block of our bodies, so it serves us well to keep them in good working order. They prevent the ends of our bones from rubbing against each other by serving as a cushion. Healthy joints have smooth surfaces and move easily. However, as we age, the lubrication and shock-absorbing cartilage diminish in the joint resulting in friction and pain from increased inflammation.

Nutrition:
Turmeric and Ginger “Golden Milk”
1/2 cup - Coconut milk
1/2 cup - Coconut cream
1/2 tsp - Ground pepper
1/2 tsp - Turmeric powder
1 inch piece - Ginger
1.5 tsp - maple syrup (or to taste)

Combine coconut milk/cream mix in a medium sauce pan.
Add all ingredients.
Bring to boil.
Once the milk is boiled, filter and drink hot.

Topical Relief: DIY Capsaicin Cream

1) Mix 3 tablespoons of cayenne powder with 1 cup oil castor oil
2) Heat ingredients in a double broiler for 5-10 minutes.
3) Stir in 1/2 grated beeswax and continue to stir until it is melted completely.
4) Chill mixture in refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Ingredient: Natural Eggshell Membrane (use boiled egg as a prop)

Natural Eggshell Membrane quickly reduces joint pain and improves mobility. NEM is clinically proven to be the fastest, most effective nutritional ingredient for relieving osteoarthritis and other joint conditions. The way it works is as a source of collagen, glucosamine, chondroitin, and hyaluronic acid to relieve joint pain and improve range of motion by supporting production of type II collagen to protect against deterioration of cartilage

Essential Oils:

Marjoram: Sweet and balsamic, this herb calms the body as it relieves strains, sprains and rheumatoid arthritis.

Rosemary: Warming and comforting; relieves muscular aches and pains.

Roman Chamomile: Calming and soothing; helps to relieve muscular aches and pains.

Oct
16

We’re getting thrifty, starting with your morning coffee!

We’re getting thrifty, starting with your morning coffee! Shoana’s testing one cup java machines to get you the best deal. Smart ways to save your money! Leigh Ann turns her kids playroom into a home gym, and you won’t believe the cost! Then, stretch your dollar, with these brilliant high-fashion hacks! Plus, online shopping tips to sell your old stuff for the MOST money.
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Rethink pieces into stylish items:
Jeans – Vintage Levi’s from Value Village ($6.99) made into long cut off Bermuda that arrived new this past summer.
• Measure the desired length of short
• Mark with chalk line
• Cut across and cut little slits to encourage fraying.

T-shirt – Vintage men’s cotton T-shirt from Value Village ($2.99) made into a crop tied-front shirt.
• cut only the back at your desired crop length
• mark the middle part of the front of the t-shirt
• cut up the centre
• tie two free pieces.
• cut the inside of the knitted crew neck

Dress – Custom dress from Value Village ($14.99) into peplum blouse.
• Using the zipper as a guide to hem.
• Cut the liner
• Pin and hem the skirt

Plaid Skirt – long, narrow plaid skirt from Value Village ($16.99) hacked into a Alexander McQueen – esque. SJP inspired skirt of McQueen to the 2006 MET Gala.
• Split the seam up the slit stopping below the hip.
• Using the layered tulle skirt, cut wide strips
• Sew tulle along the skirt seam.
• Add another layer of tulle.

Brand New Items:
Carven wool structured coat. Carven is a French couture house established in 1944.
Winter 2014 Collection.
Bariano dress. Australian label creating evening and event attire for women.

Shopping Online Tips:
1. Know your brand and sizing within that brand.
2. Using the pulldown tabs, search first for brand
3. Then category of what you are looking for – shoes, jeans, dresses.
4. Then enter your desired size
5. Lastly hit lowest to highest price tab to search only from the lowest price. Know what your range and limit is per brand and piece.

Jeans: Winners , ($39.99) an off-price retailer. Brand name and designer fashions 20-60% discounted. Winners purchases cancelled orders, over stock, end of season inventory, as well as product manufactured directly for them.
Sneakers: Outlet retailer sells from one brand or manufacturer.
Boost is a style has been around since it’s launch in January 2015 and chosen by athletes and style mavens. Many versions with slight variations with different colour motifs and colourways. Adidas Boost ($89.99) older version Current version $200 to designer collaborations $350.

Oct
15

The Property Brothers dish on love, life lessons, and lots of rumours.

The Property Brothers are back! The twins dish on love, life lessons, and lots of rumours. Plus, they’ve got the secrets to surviving a stressful home reno. Then, this schnitzel on a stick dish is the perfect marriage of comfort and convenience. And later, try this Instagram-worthy trend at home — the 3 superfood latte recipes you’ll choose over coffee.
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Drew Scott Instagram- @MrDrewScott
Jonathan Scott Instagram- @MrSilverScott

Children’s Book : ‘Builder Brother’s Big Plans’
Authors : Drew & Jonathan Scott
Illustrator : Kim Smith
Publisher : HarperCollins

Honeymoon Images Courtesy : Sara Brown

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Andrea Donsky Instagram- @andreadonsky
www.naturallysavvy.com
www.andreadonsky.com

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Wendy Russell Instagram - @shescrafty_
www.wendyrussell.com

TERRAZZO SET
Graham & Brown
Pink Terrazzo Wallpaper SKU 104536
Ikea
Dresser
Stocksund Bench
Gurli Cushion cover
Eldtorel Cushion cover
Riddarf Jaril Cushion cover
Pjatteryd Picture, silver deer
Karotek hooks
Amazon
Ring Floodlight Camera
Bestten Dual USB Wall Outlet
Echo Spot
Lutron Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Simmer Switch Starter Kit
TP-Link Smart Plug Mini
Honeywell Wi-Fi Water Leak Detector

TERRAZZO DIY
Amazon
Environmental Technology 8-Ounce Kit Lite Pour-On, High Gloss Finish
Sculpey S2 Original Oven Bake Clay-White, 1.75 Pound
Polyform Sculpey III Polymer Clay Color Sampler, Multicolor

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Instagram: @paullillakas

Oct
12

Drugstore beauty products that rival their high-end competition

Playful prints are taking over this season — the secret to head-to-toe pattern anyone can pull off. Then, save or splurge? 4 drugstore beauty products that rival their high-end competition. Plus, your essential guide to cold-weather dressing— how to beat the bulk and nail fall street-style. And later, hair accessories every 90s girl will remember — the throwback tools to rock the trends that are hot again.
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Save or Splurge Segment 

Joe Fresh Mascaras - joefresh.com

Olay Foaming Whip Body Wash - olay.ca

VICHY Lift-Activ Supreme Cream - vichy.ca

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair serum - esteelauder.com

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 Kim Appelt www.StyleByKimxo.com

Clothing from Nordstrom shopnordstrom.com

Vest from www.gypsysouldesigns.com

 

Sweater look

White sweater - Eileen Fisher

Sleeveless collared shirt -Theory

Jeans - NYDJ

Boots - Alexander Wang

 

Leopard Look

Blazer - Veronica Beard

Turtleneck Tank - Halogen

Blue Jeans - citizens of Humanity

Boots - Alexander Wang

 

Casual Look

Leather Jacket Eileen Fisher

Tee - Eileen Fisher

Jeans- Citizens of Humanity

Shoes - Gucci

 

Turtleneck - Halogen

Vest - Gypsy Soul Designs

Jeans NYDJ Curves

Boots - Something Navy

 

Oct
11

Take a walk on the DARK side with your dining room

Is it High or Low? Shai puts Tracy to the test – and reveals EXACTLY what you’re paying for at both price points. Then - take a walk on the DARK side with your dining room. Kimberly’s convincing us to kick light and airy to the curb. Plus, Brian Gluckstein shows us how to get good FLOW. Tips for improving the circulation in your space. And later, avoid a designer DISASTER! The ultimate guide to online décor shopping.
Products and Services

www.shaideluca.com

Instagram: @shaideluca

 

Shai’s High/Low segment:
Design within Reach - www.dwr.com
EQ3 - Eq3.com
Homesense - www.homesense.ca

Products and Services

www.kimberleyseldon.com

Instagram: @kimberleyseldon

 

Kimberley’s Evening Space
Cocoon Furnishings - www.cocoonfurnishings.ca
Wallpaper - Graham & Brown - www.grahambrown.com

 

Kim’s Spanish Mission Segment
Pictures - The California Missions- Ruben G Mendoza & Melba Levick
www.rizzoliusa.com
www.penguinrandomhouse.com

Furniture/accessories
www.cocoonfurnishings.ca

Products and Services

www.glucksteinhome.com

Instagram: @glucksteinhome

 

Brian’s Designer Terms
“Monochrome” Wall colour
OC-26 Silver Satin
www.benjaminmoore.com

Furniture/accessories
www.glucksteinhome.com
www.thebay.com

“Eclectic” wall colour
2120-50 Silver Spring
www.benjaminmoore.com

Furniture/accessories
Ribbehege & Azevedo
www.ribbehegeandazevedo.com

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