Why Gaming Chairs Aren't Just for Gaming

by Blogger on ‎09-27-2016 09:26 AM

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If you've ever wondered 'What's the point of gaming chairs?' (particularly if you're not into gaming yourself), then today's blog is most certainly for you! These comfortable and versatile chairs are not merely for those that love gaming—there's so much more to them than that. So, if you'd like a few suggestions for how to make the most of this popular genre of chair, click through and keep reading.


Welcome back Pumpkin Spice: Shelly's Friday Favourites

by Blogger ‎09-23-2016 04:46 PM - edited ‎09-23-2016 04:51 PM


It's that time of the year again: pumpkin spice fever has hit and there's so many different pumpkin spice options you're going to have a hard time just sticking to the classics.


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Stoves have sure come a long way over the last few decades. They now have so many new and modern technologies like dual fuel and gas ranges with a removable grill top so you can grill right in your kitchen. Read on to see how you can rediscover your joy of cooking with a new stove.


What you can make with a top of the line blender

by Blogger on ‎09-17-2016 05:15 PM - last edited on ‎09-19-2016 07:02 AM by Blogger


Historically, blenders have been used to chop, grind, and puree food and beverages, often as food preparation for a larger recipe. However, these days, there is no end to what you can do with a top of the line blender, even in those with a small profile. Read on for some great recipes and an overview of a few of my favourite single-serve blenders.


cpb-300c_1 copy.jpgI was so excited to write a Plug-In Blog post on toaster meals this summer, and I'm equally thrilled to share some recipe ideas for single-serve blenders today. I spend so much of my time in the kitchen that it's always a treat to share easy meal ideas, and single-serve blenders are one of my big kitchen "musts"!



Back to school lunch box ideas: Shelly's Friday Favourites

by Blogger on ‎09-09-2016 10:26 AM - last edited on ‎09-09-2016 04:59 PM by Editor in Chief

back to school lunch ideas.jpgPacking school lunches is not my idea of fun, and I know there are many parents who feel the same way. But instead of struggling with that same-old sandwich, you could a few of these inspired back to school lunch box ideas.


What can I make with an all purpose blender?

by Blogger on ‎09-09-2016 08:08 AM - last edited on ‎09-12-2016 07:13 AM by Blogger

Blender main-Optimized.jpgSometimes time can be short when it comes to getting a meal on the table. Having an all purpose blender can really come in hand when you want to whip up a homemade meal. They are quick and easy to use and extremely versatile. Read on to see what you can do with an all purpose blender.


Discover new cooking opportunities with Instant Pot

by Blogger on ‎09-06-2016 08:45 PM - last edited on ‎09-12-2016 07:18 AM by Blogger


If you’re a fan of one-pot cooking, then you need to check out the Instant Pot. This intelligent multi-cooker is capable of completely replacing your pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and steamer, and based on some customer comments, it more than lives up to its hype.


Best desks for students

by Blogger on ‎09-01-2016 11:45 PM


Back to school is right around the corner, so by now you’ve probably either picked up all the essentials or are planning on doing so very soon. Maybe you got a new backpack, some new binders and notepads, and pens and pencils galore. That’s all great, but if you don’t have a decent surface to work on, you’ll likely be studying while cross-legged on the floor. So here are eight desk options that will help you make this year the most productive yet.




My parents just recently replaced the fridge in their kitchen, and interestingly enough, the biggest bone of contention between them in their decision making process was where the freezer should be. While my mom favoured a bottom freezer, my dad was a top freezer advocate. And while it didn’t enter into their argument, there is also a third option of a side-by-side refrigerator-freezer. So, where should your freezer be on your new refrigerator? Here’s what you need to know when making the decision.


Three tips to brew better coffee at home

by Blogger on ‎08-26-2016 10:34 AM

Good-morning-coffee-with-beans-Optimized-1.jpgHaving the perfectly brewed cup of coffee can help you start your day off on the right foot. Being able to brew your favourite cup at home each day will save you time and money in the long run. Read on for 3 tips to brew better coffee at home.



How often do you leave your mobile phone at home when you go out? My guess is never. Though you might become preoccupied with all the things you need to do and accidentally forget it, chances are you’d return to pick it up. Since your cell phone is such an extension of yourself, why not give it an outfit? Let’s look at some fashionable cases for the iPhone and Android.


What is the best time of day for a cup of coffee?

by Blogger ‎08-22-2016 08:14 PM - edited ‎08-24-2016 12:44 PM


Most people I know enjoy–and perhaps even need–a cup of coffee in the morning to get their day started on the right foot. I’m one of those people. In fact, after I’ve showered and dressed and otherwise prepped myself for the day, the next item on my agenda is to secure some caffeine. But is first thing in the morning the best time for a cup of coffee? Research says: “not so much.”


5 ways to brighten up your dorm room

by Blogger ‎08-18-2016 11:08 PM - edited ‎08-19-2016 12:03 AM

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Moving away to University can be nerve racking, and having to move into a new, bare space that you’re not used to can make it even worse.  Make this space feel as comfortable as possible by filling it with stylish, inviting pieces that will make you feel at home.


389822-blackangel.jpgNo matter the time of day, a delicious hot latte or cold coffee can be the perfect pick-me-up to turn your day around. In a kitchen with limited counter space, however, sometimes you have to pick between a good 'ol space-efficient drip coffee maker and an espresso maker.




Whether you’re moving to campus for the first time, or are returning in the fall after a few months of summer fun, there are a number of essentials you will need to bring with you. Obviously clothing and electronics top the list, but another item that should be on your list is a decent vacuum.


10 freezer tips for the summer harvest

by Blogger on ‎08-08-2016 01:25 PM - last edited on ‎08-09-2016 08:57 AM by Blogger

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Summer harvest is in full swing and we have been loving it at my house. Fresh fruits and veggies right from the garden and Farmer's Markets are one of the best things about summer. Read on for my top 10 tips on freezing your harvest to get you through the year.


Back to school: Toasters are great for breakfast and dinner meals

by Blogger on ‎08-05-2016 03:04 AM - last edited on ‎08-05-2016 10:14 AM by Blogger

10089425As a freelance writer, it's not often that you get asked to do a post that is right in your wheelhouse. But when this one came up, I could not have been more excited. The concept may seem a little bit silly to some (toasters at dinnertime? Heathens!) but I live, breathe, and survive with the help of my trusty toaster from Monday to Friday! 



5 ways a slow cooker can make student life better

by Blogger on ‎08-02-2016 10:15 PM - last edited on ‎08-25-2016 04:06 PM by Community Manager


When you’re a student living away from home for the first time, it can be difficult to eat regular, nutritious meals. That’s why a slow cooker is an absolute must-have for any student living on or off campus. Here are five ways this handy appliance can make student life better.



How an instant pot can make student life better

by Blogger on ‎07-28-2016 08:31 AM - last edited on ‎07-29-2016 09:16 AM by Blogger

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I know it feels like summer just started, but it's already time to start planning what you'll be needing for a new school year come September. One way to make student life better is to be prepared for how you will be feeding yourself throughout your school year. An instant pot is an amazing appliance that will make cooking easy and convenient, and it will ensure you're getting a healthy well balanced meal too.



road trip tech.jpgRoad trips are a ton of fun, and they can even be a peaceful if you bring along the right devices. Here's my top picks for road trip tech.


kid friendly summer recipes.jpgJust because you're a grown up doesn't mean you can't enjoy summer like kids do. Here are a few kid-friendly recipes you can make as a meal for the entire family.


3 road trip appliances to take along on your road trip this year

by Blogger on ‎07-20-2016 09:44 AM - last edited on ‎07-20-2016 05:20 PM by Editor in Chief

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It's officially road trip season, and I've got three must-take road trip appliances you're going to want to make room for on your next road trip.


Health(ier) Popsicle Recipes You Can Make A Home

by Blogger on ‎07-20-2016 08:41 AM - last edited on ‎07-22-2016 11:14 AM by Editor in Chief


Feelin’ hot, hot, hot? It’s summer, so embrace the heat. If you live in the East, you know you have to because winter isn't fun. But you guys on the West Coast, with your scaled-down version of “winter,” should also appreciate the warmer weather.



5 furniture ideas that will brighten up any room

by Blogger on ‎07-13-2016 10:43 PM - last edited on ‎07-19-2016 09:58 AM by Editor in Chief

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Have you been watching the summer sunshine stream in your window and realized that your home décor is looking a little dull? Brighten up your living space with these five simple furniture ideas!


Add some fun style to your home by updating every room

by Blogger on ‎07-13-2016 12:49 PM - last edited on ‎07-13-2016 01:48 PM by Editor in Chief

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Adding style to the rooms in your home is easy, and you can add a touch of colour or a come up with a new look in as little as a few hours. Here are some tips for adding style to every room in your home.


10 Lemonade Recipes That Will Make You Chill This Summer

by Blogger on ‎07-11-2016 09:09 AM - last edited on ‎07-15-2016 10:52 AM by Editor in Chief


When life gives you lemons, make Beyoncé … I mean lemonade! But thanks to her recent album cover, when you think of this drink, the pop star comes to mind. She's actually made it sexy again, which is why I am listing the ten best lemonade recipes for you to enjoy this summer.


What's new at Best Buy for July?

by Blogger on ‎07-04-2016 09:58 AM




Welcome July! In this month of beach time, trail rides, and camping in the great outdoors, take a minute to look through what's new at Best Buy.


3 recipes that are Instagram-worthy: Shelly's Friday Favourites

by Blogger ‎07-01-2016 12:26 PM - edited ‎07-01-2016 12:27 PM

Instagram-worthy food photos.jpgIf you've ever taken a photo of your food and waited for the likes to roll in, you know what I mean when I say some dishes are just "Instagram-worthy." Here are three you can try this weekend, and don't forget to share them with your followers.





Review: KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer [VIDEO]

by Blogger on ‎06-25-2016 02:22 PM - last edited on ‎06-28-2016 11:28 AM by Editor in Chief


I love to bake, and have since my high school Home Economics teacher introduced me to scones many moons ago. However, I absolutely hate blending with a handheld mixer. I find it annoying, messy, and strangely painful. Needless to say, I’ve been coveting a KitchenAid Stand Mixer for as long as I can remember, but have never taken the plunge to add one to my arsenal of kitchen appliances. So, as you can imagine, I was beyond excited to take the newly released KitchenAid Artisan Mini for a test drive …



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