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Flower School

I have few talents. I can play myself on TV, string anywhere from 2 to 1000 words together and maybe have them make sense and I can ski. (Skill or talent? Potato, pot-at-toe.) One thing I absolutely cannot do is arrange flowers. My soufflés are better than my bouquets. Basically, they both suck. — Read More —
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Life Simplified – A Shopping List

While I am a lover of beautiful things, I despise clutter. I would much rather pay through the nose for exactly the right thing, which gets used and cherished, than have several sub-standard stand-ins, none of which is quite right. I feel at peace when everything has it's purpose and I don't own any two items that replicate each other's use. — Read More —
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Seeking (Non) Parenting Advice

Children are funny little creatures. Between the ages of around four and six they are, in my eyes, hilarious, easy to fool and easy to impress. Once they pass about 8, things get much more complex. Especially if said children aren't your own. — Read More —
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Apple Watch Out!

In case you haven't heard (like we're not rubbing it in enough?) us lucky West coasters are enjoying early spring-like conditions here. And just in time for this most exciting season in a woman's closet, Apple has come out with its new WATCH. — Read More —
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The Essential Pots and Pans

How many pots and pans does the average home cook (notice I don't say chef) need? Most of us ending up buying our pots and pans in sets, which can be an excellent way to score a deal. But if you're like me, a bunch of those end up going unused, taking up precious storage space. — Read More —
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Tips for Working from Home (To Avoid Going Crazy!)

I HAVE TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE! No, my caps are not locked. I am actually screaming right now. Like 1 in 5 Canadians, I work from home, spending the majority of my working hours at my desk, either on my computer or on my phone. — Read More —
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Game Day Prep

I am the first to admit to being a fair-weather fan of any sport whose season culminates in a big game everyone wants to watch. The excitement in the air, the fascinating stories about world class athletes, behind the scenes drama and most importantly, it's a reason for me to cook for a bunch of my friends. — Read More —
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For the Love of Vinyl

On the A&K Christmas gift ideas list last month we included a turntable. As in, for records. The vinyl ones. You remember those, don't you? — Read More —
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A&K’s Holiday Gift List 2014

It's no secret that we like to shop. But we actually LOVE to shop for other people. That's why this is one of our favourite times of year! Here's a list of our favourite gift ideas for this holiday season. — Read More —
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Heady Fashion Sense

It's the day of the dead. The day to celebrate all that is scary and ghoulish. And best of all you get to dress the part. Of course, there's one key element to Halloween that can be part of your lifestyle aesthetic all year long. — Read More —
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The Best Day of the Year

Halloween is just around the corner. It really is the perfect holiday. (It's not actually a holiday. But it should be.) You get to eat candy, you get to be whomever you want to be, you don't have to spend money on presents for people you hardly see or even like and there are no awkward family dynamics to deal with, because you don't have to spend time together if you don't want to. What's not to love? — Read More —