• Food & Recipes

    Homemade Potato Chips

    When hunger hits, it can be really difficult to find a good option for a snack. This can be especially hard when you are trying to eat healthy,  as pre-packaged snacks can be so tempting and easy to grab! A great and simple way to avoid those packaged snack items is to make your own version! Specifically, we are talking about delicious and crunchy potato chips, one of the most popular snack foods around the world. We have a great recipe to make your own potato chips without making a trip to the store, keep reading below to make your own potato chips today: Ingredients: Potatoes Olive Oil Salt Instructions: Start by…

  • Home Design & Decor

    The Do’s & Don’ts Of Decorating With Neutrals

    It can be difficult to decide on colors and styles that work best for your home. This can be especially true when we talk about decorating with neutral colors. It can be easy to overwhelm a room and/or leave it feeling cold and empty because of a decorating imbalance.  Luckily, we have gathered some of the most important do’s and don’ts when it comes to decorating with neutrals! Do Start with a strong base neutral color for your room such as a grey, cream or white.  This will give you a blank canvas to work from and will help you see the room in a simple way before you start decorating.…

  • Home Design & Decor

    5 Ways To Decorate With Personal Photos

    Our memories and favorite moments are usually captured with some kind of lens. Whether it be the camera, your smartphone or maybe even a video, these moments that we capture end up being some of the most important. So what is the best way to display these memories while still keeping your home and walls looking modern? Well, while the options can be overwhelming there are a few easy ways to incorporate your favorite memories throughout the entire home. Keep reading below for 5 ways to decorate with personal photos:   Gallery Wall   A gallery wall is such a great way to show off multiple photos without overwhelming the…

  • Food & Recipes

    DIY Summer Lemonade

    We have recently been experiencing beautiful sunshine and blue skies at our Valor head office in Vancouver and it’s starting to put everyone in a summer mood. As we start to feel that warm sunshine and heat creep in, it is the perfect time to create some homemade, delicious beverages to enjoy in your backyard or when you’re on the go on a new adventure. This thirst quenching lemonade can be created in a completely custom way that is bound to impress anyone you serve it too! Check out the recipe below to make your own DIY summer lemonade and beat the summer heat! Ingredients Needed: 5-7 Lemons 1 Cup Of White…

  • Home Design & Decor

    Interior Paint Color Trends For 2015

    Every year there is a new trend or fad that seems to catch on fast and before you know it, everyone is following along. Well, the same can be said for the paint world as trendy colors are always changing on a yearly basis and making a real statement in the interior design world. This year we are seeing a good mix of color choices that range from striking to calm and serene. Keep reading to find out what is popular in paint colors in 2015!     Pastels Do pastel colors ever really go out of style? Whether you are choosing the perfect shade of robin egg blue or leaning…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    Ways To Make Your Bedroom More Relaxing

    The bedroom is one of the most important rooms in the home! Not only is it our oasis of rest after a long day, it’s also the place we go to for comfort and peace.  So it is really important that we make our bedroom the place we want it to be and ensure that it is as relaxing as possible. The 3 key points to keep in mind when you’re creating a relaxing space is Reduce and organize any and all clutter as it can cause stress in unnecessary ways. Avoid bringing stress inducing items into the bedroom (bills, paperwork, work etc. Remove any distractions that may keep you restless such as…

  • Home Design & Decor

    5 Must Have Decor Items For Your Valor Fireplace

    Other then the fireplace itself, what really makes the room come together? Some would say that it’s larger furniture, such as a couch or a cozy armchair, but we like to think the little details make all the difference when it comes to the big picture. For example, with the right area rug or well hung picture you can change the entire look and feel of the room. So, now that we have decided the little details are extra important, where do you start? Well we have picked out five really important decor items that can give your room and living space a whole new look. Blanket Ladder You may have…

  • Home & Lifestyle

    DIY Home Deodorizer

      Keeping your home smelling fresh and clean can be a difficult task. Especially when your house is fighting against the constant rush of kids, pets, guests and everyday home traffic. Our first thought is to reach for a store bought air fresher or spray, just to mask the odors in the home. But we think there must be a better way to make your home smell great! You can make your own DIY home deodorizer, right in your own kitchen with a handful of natural ingredients and only a few minutes of your time.  Not only will your custom deodorizer leave your home with a wonderful smell, you’ll be able to…

  • Home Holiday Decor

    4 Interesting Ways To Decorate Easter Eggs

    Easter is coming up this weekend and with that it usually means a little relaxing, maybe some cooking and definitely some quality time with loved ones. During that time you may decide to decorate some Easter eggs to really get in the spirit of the holiday. There are so many options when it comes to decorating eggs for Easter, how will you decide? Well, to make that decision a little easier, we have gathered four really interesting and fun ways to decorate your Easter eggs this year! All you will need is a few simple household ingredients, a few choices of dyes and of course some eggs. Check out the list below…

  • Food & Recipes

    Homemade, One Bowl Carrot Cake

      There is no better time to bake and serve a delicious, moist carrot cake then Easter! Not only is this popular cake an Easter favorite, it can also be extra hard to resist with its smooth, cream cheese frosting. This is the perfect dessert to serve to a crowd over Easter dinner or you can even make a smaller version and bake carrot cake muffins for an on the go treat! The best part is you’ll only need one bowl, an oven and some basic baking ingredients to complete this fun dessert. Check out the recipe below to learn how to whip up your own homemade carrot cake and impress your…