Apr
22

The feel-good strategies for managing mess

Your Easter leftovers get a major makeover.  Turn your odds and ends into delicious second day meals. Then, the feel-good strategies for managing mess. Plus, organizing ideas for the ultimate linen closet. 
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Tracy’s clothing provided by Freda's
Tracy’s shoes provided by Town Shoes

 

Today's episode clips:

 

7 trendy + practical eco-friendly lifestyle products

The keys to decluttering the messiest parts of your home

A gardener's guide to preserving the bee population

2 recipes that will revive your Easter leftovers

Sorting techniques that will tidy your entire home

The simple steps to beautifying your linen closet

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Matt & Nat

Purses / Handbags

Allbirds

Shoes

Girlfriend Collective

Clothing

Leggings

Bras

Neubau

Sunglasses

Chapters / Indigo

Green Toys

CRPlastics

All outdoor furniture

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Ikea

Shelves

Desk

Hutch (2 pieces)

Linens

Baskets

Home Depot

Tool hanger rack

Garden Tools

Clay Pots

HomeSense 

Office / Creative Space accessories

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Staples Canada

Magnetic Whiteboard

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RECIPES:

Curried egg salad in naan

Wholesome lamb, caramelized onions and couscous soup

 

Apr
18

These bar carts don't hold alcohol but are fully-stocked with decor ideas!

These bar carts don't hold alcohol but are fully-stocked with decor ideas! Forget double-duty, these hacks transform your bar cart 6 different ways! Then, re-create your rental. The budget design details that you’ll love living with. Plus, they organize the lives of A-list clientele. from Khloe Kardashian to Gwyneth Paltrow. And now they reveal the star secrets to keep your home clutter-free.
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Cart Blanche Segment:

 

Bar carts + accessories
Ikea

 

Garland
Putti Fine Furnishings

 

Accessories
HomeSense

 

Paint colours shown in segment:

1/3 Benjamin Moore Stormy Monday 2112-50

1/3 Bright Yellow 2022-30

1/3 Billowy Down 2064-70

1/3 Benjamin Moore Ruby Red 2001-10

1/3 Peale Green HC-121

1/3 Marsh Brown 2164-20

Mad About Monochrome Segment

 

Wallpaper

 

Wall:

Benjamin Moore matt: Black 2132-10

 

Screen, black chair, white chair
Umbra

 

Table, lamp, rug, vases, cushion
Urban Barn

 

Accessories

HomeSense

 

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Brian's 'Summer Style' re: patio furniture segment

 

GlucksteinHome, available at Hudson's Bay

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Sabrina's pantry organizing items

Bed, Bath & Beyond

 

Additional items:

HomeSense

 

Pet hair VS decor segment

Rubber broom, paw washer, discs to remove hair in washing machine

Amazon

 

Pet hair removal from upholstery/clothes

Bed, Bath & Beyond

 

Additional items:

HomeSense

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Instagram: @thehomeedit

Apr
17

Revealing the dirtiest fruits and vegetables!

The Alberti Twins are here sharing authentic Italian meals you can make at home -- Nonna approved! Plus, the brothers take our health test! Why how many push ups you can do is linked to heart disease. Then, Bryce Wylde is revealing the DIRTIEST fruits and vegetables! A surprising new offender lands on the dirty dozen list – and why you’ll want to scrub your strawberries EXTRA tonight after watching this! Plus, yep… now’s the time to talk about your pee! What the colour of your urine says about your health and hydration.
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What to bring when visiting the ER:


List of medications.
Better yet, bring the actual medications you’re taking! This way we can make sure you’re taking them properly.


List of your medical issues
/doctors you are seeing. Often the issues we see people for in the emergency room are related to previous diagnoses, so having a clear idea of what these are is very helpful.

If you are being sent to the emergency department by your doctor, ask them to write you a note and print off your lab tests. By making it clear why you are there, it could speed up you being seen, decrease repetitive testing and help in making a more accurate diagnosis.

Bring someone with you, or if your elderly parent is going then go with them. Sometimes it’s difficult to advocate for yourself when you’re sick, so having someone healthy with you is helpful for getting a clear picture of what is going on.


Something to do
! The emergency room sees people with a huge range of illnesses, and as a result it isn’t first come first serve. This can lead to long waits…sorry!

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Details on Cityline's 30 day Push-Up Challenge:

 

Push-Up Challenge printable instructions

 

*Follow @Cityline on Instagram for daily instructional videos.

 

Our goal is to make push-ups accessible and easy for everyone.  Often we are afraid to include Push-Ups in our workout routines because they are difficult when done in their original format. We're changing that starting TODAY!

 

First Step:

 

We are going to start the push-ups on an Incline.  This makes them MUCH easier for a couple of reasons.  The amount of body weight going through your arms is significantly decreased, and your wrist angle is in a more relaxed position.

 

Three Important Tips for a good Push Up:

Remember that you are essentially doing a plank at the same time as a push up.  If your body position is moving around during the execution of the push-up, it will make the exercise more challenging.  If you want to improve your push-ups work on having a good plank too!

Get your shoulders away from your ears.  In order to use the correct muscles for your push-ups you must make sure that your shoulders are in the correct position.  If they are up by your ears when you are attempting the push-up, you will be at a disadvantage for the exercise because you are using smaller muscle groups.  Keep them down as much as possible, to activate the larger muscles of your chest and back.

Make sure your wrists and shoulders have adequate range of motion for you to do a push-up properly.  Often as we get older we lose some flexibility in our wrists and shoulders.  We need to be able to have 90 degrees of flexion at our wrists and we need to made sure our shoulders are not rolled in before we attempt the full push-up.

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John's Twitter: @John_Alberti

 

Tony's Twitter: @Tony_Alberti

 

Instagram: @the_alberti_twins

 

RECIPES:

 

Gorgeous Gnocchi

 

Twintastico Tagliatelle al Ragu

 

Seductive Saltimbocca

 

Olive Oil Cake

 

Papa Paolo's Tiramisu

 

Apr
16

The thrifty person’s guide to saving money in the kitchen!

The thrifty person’s guide to saving money in the kitchen. Randy’s got the secrets to saving BIG on your grocery bill! Then, the art of shopping the bulk store and actually getting a deal. Christian Dare has your strategies for spending less on bulk purchases. Plus, fashionable fixes for inexpensive clothing! And, how to get designer décor at no cost!
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To BULK OR NOT TO BULK

 

Household Paper Items:

Toilet Paper (bad idea) cheaper when on sale at places

Pack of 8 $0.49 a roll

BULK - Pack of 40 – 2 ply - $0.62 roll

BULK Facial Tissues $1.33 a box

Not in bulk $0.89

 

LAUNDRY

Laundry Detergent (bad idea and good idea) cheaper other places.

Bulk - Tide Pods: $0.34 pod

Other - $0.42 per pod

 

Liquid

BULK – $0.34 per load

Other – $0.22 per load

 

Beauty Products:

Face wipes (good idea)

BULK $0.25 per wipe

Not Bulk $1.20 per wipe

 

Sunscreen – bad idea might be cheaper but does have an expiry date

BULK: $10 per 100ml – Neutrogena 60

Not Bulk: $17 per 100ml - Neutrogena

 

Spices and Nuts:

Spices cheaper but a bad idea as they go bad after 6 months. Nuts are cheaper by bulk but should be frozen to keep them fresh.

 

BULK : Almonds $6 per lb

Not Bulk $10.33 per lb

 

Food and Beverage

Soda (bad idea) often cheaper elsewhere

BULK $0.46 per can

Sale $0.33 per can

 

Dried goods –  pasta – good idea

BULK: Spaghetti $0.43 per 100 g

Not Bulk: $0.80 per 100g

 

Health

Vitamins (good idea).

BULK Melatonin $0.08 a pill – Webber natural

Not Bulk $0.21 a pill

 

DÉCOR FINDS

 

Thrift Stores – Antique Side Table $5 purchase

Get to know your local thrift. Pick more affluent neighborhoods – better donations. Ex Mother – velvet curtains ($10 a panel)

Avoid shopping on the weekend. Pick a slower weekday like Tuesday.

Take your time – there is a lot of stuff – I go up and down the same aisles over and over.

Flip it over – know your labels.

Know your tags – the coloured tags mean different things – and when they will go on mark down.

Keep measurements in your phone of key areas or items you are looking for.

See beyond the obvious. How can you transform

Sign up emails – deal days.

 

HomeSense  - ART and Poufs

Get to know your store manager – many stores get new product on Tuesday. But double check.

Think strategically – location is often tied to items. Ie downtown stores – smaller scale furniture for condo dwellers. Suburbs – bigger scale.

Get on the website – many of the stores will list their dept – be it gourmet or lighting. These will have the best selection.

Follow one of the many HomeSense fan Instagram accounts – they post new finds and locations.

Make a map – plan out a Saturday where you can hit a few in a row.

Enlist friends.

 

Tips for using 'Bunz':

 Saved searches

You can search by hashtags

Category filters:  search for ‘vintage’ or ‘retro’ or filter search results by category i.e, ‘Furniture’ or ‘Decor’

Check often.

Research – know the value of the item.

Inspect the item – no shame in walking away from a deal if its more beat up than you thought.

 

Dumpster Diving Tips:

Wear protective gear – mask, old clothes, etc  Anti Bacterial wipes

Find out when your city does clean ups – always a week when larger items are put out for the trash.

Wander more affluent neighborhoods.

Check out retail store garbage – old displays.

Check out dumpster new house being remodeled – found an antique mantel this way.

Dive with a friend.

Have Large vehicle with furniture blankets.

Shower the minute you get home.

If you don’t want to go all dumpster – find out garbage days and wander that neighborhood. Often people put items out beside their garbage.

Apr
15

A step-by-step guide to elegant Easter crafts

Scallops get a weeknight makeover. We're whipping up Pinterest-worthy meringue pops in 30 minutes. Plus, 6 all-natural dyes for your grown up DIYs. A step-by-step guide to elegant Easter crafts.
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Persil

 

Modern Look, Modern Clean Contest! You could WIN* a trip to Toronto for a shopping spree and makeover with Jessica Mulroney worth up to $10,000. Enter now!

 

Twitter: @PersilCanada

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Instagram: @ricardocuisine

RECIPES:

 

St. Germain Soup

 

Scallops with Edamame Hummus & Grapefruit Salad

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Instagram: @thepurplecupcake_

 

RECIPES:

 

Easter Meringue Pops

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