People who work frustrating jobs don’t want to come home and struggle with simple tasks at home. For some it might be a case of sitting with irritating or noisy coworkers, bosses with unrealistic expectations, bad business practices and customers who are right, and then getting in their car, sitting in traffic for hours, getting…

Preventing common injuries

When we’re at home, we tend to drop our guard a lot when it comes to safety. This is, perhaps, because it’s a familiar environment that we associate with comfort and safety, not danger and risk. It’s not that most homes are very dangerous places – it’s just that, like anywhere, there are risks. How…

Introduction to the Slow Cooker

The slow cooker is predicated upon using heat at lower temperatures and extended cooking times to make food taste great. You’ve likely heard them called Crock-Pots after the brand that has become well-known for making the most popular models in the business. But there are a variety of brands such as Hamilton Beach, Frigidaire, and…

Love My Pressure Cooker

I must admit that it took me a while to learn to love my pressure cooker. In fact, I was rather intimidated by them at first. The word “pressure” in relation to cooking always gave me pause. How does pressure cook anything? Why is there so much pressure and where does it come from? It…

Surprise Graduation Party

Our family looks highly upon education and continuing education after high school. Together my husband and I are raising two teenagers and two toddlers, which makes it very challenging when things need to be done around the house, errands need to be ran, and each child has a different sports’ practice that they need to…

The Perfect Studio

Throughout my high school years, I was always the type of student to learn by practical means, a hands on approach would yield far better grades and results than academic lessons. Sitting and listening to a teacher talk for hours whilst we took notes never seemed to work for me, I would listen intently but…

Home Improvement Constraint

Building projects face a myriad of obstacles, even with a considerable amount of proper planning. Among the many risks and dangers facing your venture, the issue of constraint is always looming. There are two main types of constraint, time and resources, that can come in at the worst possible time and knock your project off-course….

Hard Times

Hard Times

I am sure I am not the only person to go through a hard time when the recent financial crisis hit. I had been in the same job for 8 years and while I didn’t love going into work, it was a pretty secure job and one which paid well. I worked in a local…

Adding the final touches to your home

When you imagine your ideal home, you probably focus on things the number of bedrooms, size of the swimming pool and distance from the gate to the driveway. And the same applies when you finally own your dream home – you focus on the big things – converting the study into a games room, extending…

Chilled out workouts that work

If the thought of tough mudders, marathons and mountain climbing makes you want to curl up in a ball and cry, relax – you wouldn’t be alone. There are other ways to get into shape, and they don’t have to be anywhere near as intimidating. In fact, people who set out to conquer mountains and…