10 seriously cool dad gifts

by Blogger on ‎05-27-2016 06:17 PM

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With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what you’re gonna get pops. Here are 10 great gift ideas for every dad out there!


Review: clean water is seconds away with the Aquasana Powered Water Filtration System

by Blogger on ‎05-25-2016 06:00 PM - last edited on ‎05-26-2016 01:50 PM by Editor in Chief

aquasana-powered-water-filtration.jpgBefore the Aquasana Powered Water Filtration System, I had tried a few pitcher water filters. They tend to be on the slow side when they work, and because my well water is yellow and smelly, I don't think they'd be powerful enough to clean this water. With Aquasana, I had fresh, clean water in seconds, and it really does taste great.


How to Prepare Your Face Before Shaving

by Blogger ‎05-25-2016 11:42 AM - edited ‎05-25-2016 11:47 AM


If you're a long time shaver, you probably already know how to prepare your face before shaving. Even so, there may be a few tips that you aren't yet fully aware of. I've personally been shaving for nearly 25 years, and recently I learned a few things that were completely new to me. I haven't quite decided whether or not I'm going to try all of them, but I do want to share them with you. This way you can choose to incorporate them, or not, into your daily (or otherwise) shaving routine. Read on for all the tips!


Great gear for backpacking light

by Blogger ‎05-20-2016 10:15 AM - edited ‎05-20-2016 10:16 AM

backpacking light.jpgThe trails are open and it's backpack season again. Can't wait to get out there? Don't worry, you don't have to load up on a lot of big gear to enjoy a weekend of backpacking. Here are a few things you can take along that are lightweight, multi-purpose, and will help you really enjoy a night or two in the great outdoors.


How to Choose Between an Electric Or Manual Razor

by Blogger ‎05-19-2016 01:05 AM - edited ‎05-19-2016 01:09 AM


Whether you're new to shaving, or have only ever experienced one method or the other of clearing the facial forest, it may well be the case that you haven't yet landed on either side of the great shaving debate regarding how to choose between an electric or a manual razor. Either way, today we tackle this—the most manly of topics, in an attempt to learn something new. Read on!





It's camping season, and if you find the prospect of buying all of the camping gear you need a bit overwhelming, you're going to love these 5 camping bundles. They've got everything you need to pack and up and hit the great outdoors.


Cool off with icebox cakes: Shelly's Friday Favourites

by Blogger ‎05-13-2016 11:59 AM - edited ‎05-13-2016 12:04 PM

icebox cakes.jpgIt feels like its turned into sunscreen and flipflop weather practically overnight, and with temps predicted to rise over the weekend, I've had to get creative in the baking department. Thankfully I don't have to turn on my oven to create a great dessert. Icebox cakes are a no-bake treat that's been around since World War I, and here are three delicious, classic recipes you can try yourself this weekend.



Today we take a look at the top 5 tips to maintain your electric razor. While this may not exactly be official, it's got some very useful maintenance "Dos" that should help to prolong the useful life of your trusty shaving tool. Cick on through to start treating your shaver right!


Light and easy BBQ'ing

by Blogger on ‎05-09-2016 04:22 PM - last edited on ‎05-10-2016 10:41 AM by Blogger


I can hardly believe how much I have been BBQ'ing already this year. I'm mostly excited about it because dinners just seem so much easier when I BBQ. There are some great light and easy meals to make on the grill, and with the right accessories, BBQ'ing will be that much easier. Read on for some great accessories perfect to have on hand for patio entertaining.


Summer-ready recliners, accent chairs & ottomans

by Blogger on ‎05-09-2016 07:52 AM - last edited on ‎05-11-2016 04:31 PM by Editor in Chief

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Spring is here and summer is just around the corner, and I'm sure most of you are well into a good spring cleaning. Along with a good clean, now is a great time to think about adding some accent pieces to your living space in the form of a recliner, ottoman or accent chair. Read on to see some great styles to suit your living area.


Review: enjoy a clean, fresh breeze with Dyson Pure Cool Link

by Blogger on ‎05-08-2016 08:58 PM - last edited on ‎05-11-2016 04:31 PM by Editor in Chief

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It's hard to believe, but the air pollution in your house can be much, much worse than the air pollution outside of your home. Some air purifiers will remove these particles, but the Dyson Pure Cool Link goes even further. It removes up to 99.97% of the pollutants in your home and does so while directing a cool stream of fresh, clean air wherever you want it.


How to Choose Between a Rotary Or Foil Shaver

by Blogger ‎05-07-2016 11:21 PM - edited ‎05-10-2016 01:38 AM

Shavers.jpgIf you're thinking of getting a new electronic shaver, whether for yourself or someone else—perhaps Dad (with Father's Day on the horizon), then join me today for a look at how to choose between rotary and foil shavers. Click on through for some helpful info on these 2 vastly different shaving implements. It may just shave your bacon!


Bring in spring with berry pies and tarts: Shelly's Friday Favourites

by Blogger on ‎05-06-2016 10:31 AM - last edited on ‎05-06-2016 01:45 PM by Editor in Chief

strawberry season.jpgIt's the time of year when berries are everywhere, and if you plan on having a surplus over the next few months, here are a few berry pie and tart recipes you can use to make the most of berry season.


6 Outdoor Furniture picks to welcome Summer

by Blogger on ‎05-05-2016 04:20 PM - last edited on ‎05-11-2016 01:58 PM by Editor in Chief

Patio-Furniture.jpgI don’t know about you, but as soon as summer hits, I spend as much time outside as possible. In fact, this year I have big plans to turn my balcony into an outdoor oasis so I can do everything from read, eat, and work while basking in glorious sunshine. Given that summer is right around the corner, now’s the perfect time for you to do the same. So to help you create an enviable outdoor space and welcome summer, I’ve put together a list of what I think are six great outdoor furniture options.



Cool new gear for summer camping

by Blogger on ‎05-02-2016 12:44 PM - last edited on ‎05-02-2016 02:12 PM by Editor in Chief

cut camping tent copy.jpegGearing up for camping season is one of my favourite times of the year.  I love planning for a host of summer excursions to the great outdoors. Whether you need a new tent, or just some lighting for your site, or even some portable wine glasses for a bit of a 'glamping' touch, we've got some fun new gear for your excursions this summer.


What's new at Best Buy for May?

by Blogger on ‎05-02-2016 12:36 PM - last edited on ‎05-09-2016 03:54 PM by Community Manager

images.jpgApril showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. Besides flowers, May also brings with it a lot of great stuff to the shelves of Best Buy. Here's a sneak peek at what's new for May.


Spring eats and garden-ready treats: Shelly's Friday Favourites

by Blogger ‎04-29-2016 11:55 AM - edited ‎04-29-2016 12:03 PM

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It's spring time and it's time to shake off the winter blahs and bring some garden-fresh fruit and vegetables into your kitchen again. Here are a few of my favourite spring recipes.


Review: which Vitamix blender should you choose?

by Blogger ‎04-27-2016 10:27 AM - edited ‎04-27-2016 11:44 AM

Ivitamix-models copy.jpgf you only use your blender to make smoothies, you're missing out on so many cool recipes you can try. That's what I found out this week when I compared the Vitamix 300 to the Vitamix 500, and I made butternut squash soup and hazelnut spread in no time at all.



Best tech Mother’s Day Gifts in 2016

by Blogger on ‎04-26-2016 08:14 PM - last edited on ‎05-09-2016 09:49 AM by Editor in Chief

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The countdown is on to Mother’s Day and for the procrastinators in the crowd, panic may be starting to set in. If you haven’t picked out a gift for mom yet, no need to worry—I’ve got you covered with a collection of some of the top tech gifts of 2016 including portable music, wearables and even a new computer.


Best beach BBQ's

by Blogger on ‎04-25-2016 05:33 PM - last edited on ‎04-29-2016 10:27 AM by Editor in Chief

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We are well on our way to beach weather and it's time to start thinking about if you're BBQ ready for days at the beach or lake. Read on to see how you can make great meals with a portable BBQ during your summer outings this season.


10 seriously uncool Mother's Day gifts this year

by Blogger on ‎04-25-2016 10:16 AM - last edited on ‎05-04-2016 09:21 AM by Editor in Chief

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A few days ago, we delved into some great mother's day gift giving ideas. On the flip side, there are some terrible and very impersonal gifts you could get mom this year. With many years of previous bad gift giving, I have some advice to pass along. Please read about 10 seriously uncool Mother's Day gifts this year.


The hottest 8 deals for Mom

by Blogger on ‎04-25-2016 04:04 AM - last edited on ‎04-25-2016 08:48 AM by Editor in Chief


The warmth of spring is coming, but don’t let the excitement of picnics and weekend vacations make you forget the most important day this season—Mother’s Day! It’s just around the corner on May 8 and Best Buy has everything you need to celebrate mom with incredible one-day deals.


Outdoor fireplaces are a great way to warm up your patio

by Blogger on ‎04-24-2016 11:40 PM - last edited on ‎04-29-2016 11:24 AM by Editor in Chief


There is nothing better than sitting next to a fireplace on a chilly summer night. (Except maybe sitting next to a fireplace on a chilly summer night with a slice of cake, but po-tay-toh, po-tah-to.) Outdoor fireplaces are a great way to add atmosphere and warmth to any outdoor gathering, and they couldn't be easier to install than they are today. 



10 Best Mother’s Day gifts under $50

by Blogger on ‎04-23-2016 09:41 AM - last edited on ‎05-02-2016 11:48 AM by Editor in Chief


With Mother's Day coming soon, it's a great time to start thinking about a gift she'll really enjoy.  We scoured the Best Buy website for the best gifts under $50 for mom; everything from active gear, to handbags, movies, and even home accessories, there's something in our top 10 list for every mom.


10 cool gifts for Mother's Day this year

by Blogger on ‎04-22-2016 04:33 PM - last edited on ‎05-06-2016 10:17 AM by Editor in Chief

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Did you know that Mother's Day is on May 8th this year? Check your watch or phone for the date. That's how many shopping days you still have left. Stuck on gift giving ideas? Check inside for some cool gifts to get mom this year, with some input from my wife (a techie,) my coworker (a non-techie) and a few other moms with different interests.


Best gifts for active moms

by Blogger on ‎04-22-2016 03:36 PM - last edited on ‎04-25-2016 10:45 AM by Editor in Chief

GIfts for Active MomsMother’s Day is just around the corner. Even though we should celebrate our mom’s all the time, May 8 marks the day when they deserve a special gift. Whether you are honouring your mom, grandma, auntie, wife or someone else, here are seven great gift ideas for the active woman in your life.



Review: clean floors without lifting a finger thanks to the iRobot Braava Jet

by Blogger ‎04-22-2016 12:06 PM - edited ‎04-22-2016 12:09 PM

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After I moved to an acreage, I thought I’d have to learn to embrace the mop. Little did I know that iRobot could do all that for me, and it does it so simple and easily, you’ll never worry about cleaning your floor again.


Review: The Dyson DC66 finds dirt in even the cleanest places

by Blogger on ‎04-20-2016 11:06 PM - last edited on ‎04-29-2016 01:50 PM by Editor in Chief


Having owned a Dyson canister vacuum for many years, I didn't think it was possible for something to perform better than the one I have. However, the DC66 outperforms it and is about half the size of DC28. Finding more dust and dirt in places after I've previously vacuumed is just the start. Read on to find more about this compact, yet powerful release from the Dyson family


Make Your Outdoor Space More Functional

by Blogger on ‎04-20-2016 02:56 AM - last edited on ‎04-20-2016 10:16 AM by Editor in Chief



In many parts of Canada, patio season is coming fairly soon. In others (namely BC), it's already a! If you enjoy sitting out on your deck relaxing, barbecuing, shooting the breeze with friends, listening to music, or whatever, click on through for a few ideas on how to make your outdoor space more functional. With some of the ideas you'll find here drawing you outside, you may never want to enter your home again!


Best BBQs for Apartment Living

by Blogger on ‎04-19-2016 03:56 PM - last edited on ‎04-29-2016 10:27 AM by Editor in Chief


Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you have to forego the pleasures of outdoor grilling. That said, when you’re working with limited space, have neighbours living in close proximity, and have a list of rental or strata rules to adhere to, your options are somewhat limited. But never fear, because that is exactly why I’ve but together this list of barbeque options for my fellow apartment dwellers.


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