• Home & Lifestyle,  Home Design & Decor

    4 Houseplants For Beginners

    Houseplants are a wonderful addition to any home as they bring in a refreshing feel that reminds you of the outside. Now, if this is your first try at caring for plants or if you happen to have a bit of a black thumb when it comes to gardening, it’s important to start with easy to care for plants. Keep reading to learn more about the 4 best houseplants for beginners: Spider plant (Chlorophytum) Spider plants are a great starter houseplant because it tends to survive in the worst of conditions and isn’t overly needy.  It will need the basics, good soil and water but doesn’t require sunlight. This plant…

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    How To Decorate A Mantel

    If you have a fireplace in your home, it is usually the standout piece in the room that draws your attention in immediately. This is why it is important to have a well-decorated mantel to compliment the fireplace and create a cohesive look. The biggest challenge when decorating your mantel is finding balance in the items you display. You want to ensure your layout doesn’t feel cluttered or overwhelming because that can take away from the fireplace itself. Go Big When you decide to start decorating your mantel, it can be helpful to start with one large piece such as a framed picture or mirror. This gives you a center…

  • Food & Recipes

    How To Make Summer Fruit Last Longer

    It’s sad to say that Summer is slowly but surely coming to a close as we head for the month of September. However, just because we are heading for Fall doesn’t mean you won’t be able to enjoy Summer fruits for a few more months. You can preserve your favourite fruit in a few different ways to enjoy throughout the year, keep reading to find out more: Jam If you want the taste of Summer fruit to last for a few extra months, you may want to consider making jam. You can create your own jam with almost any fruit such as peaches, strawberries, blackberries etc. The best thing about making…

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    Fresh Peach Iced Tea

      Is there anything better than a cold, refreshing drink on a super hot day? Well, as we dive head first straight into Summer it’s important to have a few quick and fresh drink recipes on hand when the temperatures rise or when you find yourself with guests on the way over. This great drink idea combines a few simple ingredients with a very popular summer fruit: Peaches! You can whip up a big batch of this delicious peach ice tea and it can be refrigerated if you don’t use it all in one go! Check out the recipe below and whip up your own fresh batch of peach iced tea on…

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    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…