By Contributing Writer, Sobia Hussain Despite the recent fluctuations in temperatures, spring is officially here in North America. It represents life, renewal, growth, and warmth--something to be happy about. After being bundled up in heavy coats and scarves for several...
Winter came a little too late to many parts of North America this year. But when it came, it came with a big bang...and lots of snow. While some people were super excited, others were...well...not so much!  One thing I...
It's the little things in life which can bring the greatest smiles. It gives us a chance to pause and appreciate hidden gems in our busy moments. Taking an ordinary item and transforming it with tiny yet intentional details...
I'm never happier throughout the year then when it's time to start gardening. You can ask anyone around me who sees the pure joy I have when it's time to look through seeds and especially visit local nurseries (or...
Have you ever dreamed of having your fresh produce and herbs right at your doorstep? It's been done and done well by not only the French, but many other cultures, for centuries and it's now seeing a revival across...
It's always exciting to receive exotic gifts from faraway lands I'll probably never have a chance to visit. I felt that way when one of my friends gifted me a set of beautiful shimmery bangles to wear around my...
There's a special place in my heart for vintage trinkets and all things handmade. Much of it has to do with the memories it holds. Growing up, I had a childhood friend who lived on my street whom I...
Some people consider anything old to be "junk", while to others feel they're preserving a piece of history when hanging on to something 'old'. I personally think it's neither and I have an affinity for a lot of new...
This Ramadan is a great time to get eco-friendly or rev up your already environmentally-consciousness mindset by saving all fruit and vegetable scraps, eggs shells, tea bags, and coffee grounds...to make compost.  You can get a small bucket with a...
This is how I remove stubborn food remnants from my pans (aluminum or stainless steel): 1) sprinkle the area with baking soda; 2) spray or pour vinegar on top, then watch it fizzle (my favorite part); 3) Let sit...

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