Susan McGarvey

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A Scentsational Time of Year!

The holidays are in the air!  The sights, the sounds, the smells...oh those smells!  Some of the best smells happen during the holidays, cookies baking, turkey roasting, the smell from your Christmas tree, they are a delight to the olfactory!  But some of the smells that happen...

Cookie Exchange

With Christmas Eve just 2 sleeps away, we thought we would share some of our favourite cookie recipes in case you've decided to do a little holiday baking.  Now you may be asking what cookies have to do with our environment, and we'd like to remind you that home baked is always...

Don't Forget The Batteries!

Once upon a Christmas past, when my 2 boys were very small, we woke up on Christmas morning and enjoyed our first "real" Christmas with our kids.  I think my boys would have been 2 & 3 at the time and it was the first time that we saw they really "got" Christmas....

Wrap it! Tag it! Bag it!

With only 6 sleeps left before Christmas day, many of you are probably finishing last minute shopping and getting ready to, pardon the pun, wrap things up.  Before you run out to buy pretty coloured paper, we'd like to remind you that, sadly, most wrapping paper is not recyclable due...

School's Out!

It's official, the holiday season is now in full swing!  With the ring of the last school bell today, little (and bigger) kiddos ran out of school for the last time in 2016.  For the next 2 weeks, they will constantly remind you that they are home.  Choruses of Christmas...

Christmas Cheer - Tips for Green Holiday Entertaining

The holidays are here and with it, the vast array of holiday parties and get-togethers that bring co-workers, friends and families together.  Having a green party doesn't mean that you have to miss out on seasonal fun or feel as if you're trying to teach others a lesson. ...

Seasons Greetings

The sights and sounds of the season are all around us, glimmering lights, giant snowmen, green wreaths hung on doors and the peek of a Christmas tree in your neighbor’s window. The holidays are here and with them Christmas greetings, warm wishes for the holiday sent with love from...

Turn the Page ~ Beautiful vintage ornaments made from book pages

One of our favourite things to do during the holidays is to find new ways to use old things and turn them into beautiful decorations for the tree or house.  Today, we are going to help you get some use out of books or newspapers that are ready to go to recycling. 

YOU'LL...

Wait a Minute, Mr. Postman!

Holiday time in our house used to mean 2 little boys anxiously waiting each day to see if the postman was going to stop at our house with a package for them.  My boys are not so little anymore, and the postman doesn't come to our house as much since the installation of our community...

Oh Christmas Tree

It is the subject of great debate in households throughout Canada: Christmas trees, real or artificial?  Ask anyone you meet and they will have an opinion.  It appears we are very loyal to our choice.  The truth is, there are positives and negatives to both choices.  Most...