How to Prepare for the Winter Season

There have been reports already that snow is expected to hit part of Ontario this month (what)?! But we knew this was coming – and we still have time to prepare.

#1 Stock up on firewood
If you live Northern Ontario chances are your home will have a wood stove. Now is the perfect time to stock up on firewood before all the trees become wet.

#2 Buy more blankets
Nobody has ever had too many blankets. As winter is soon approaching we suggest getting big blanks to wrap yourself in while you binge watch Netflix.

#3 Hot Chocolate (and lots of it)!
Have you ever lived through a winter season without hot chocolate? Probably not. There was always some available around the house.

#4 Store your summer belongings
If you live in Toronto or any big cities chances are you are living in a small overpriced condo with no storage. Outside the city is Hanover Storage – they will take care of all your needs.

The Best of November | Top 3 Things You Should Consider Doing

November is often unnoticed – it is the passing month from the transition of Halloween to Christmas. However, the month of November is filled with fun, adventure, pre-Christmas planning, and epic chilly nights out.

#1 Crunching Leaves
We all agree that one of the best feelings in fall is the crunch of the colorful ground. Also as a kid, we all remember making those comfy leaf beds.

#2 Black Friday
Don’t forget to plan this day ahead to secure your parking spot. Don’t forget online shopping.

#3 Bon Fires with Friends and Family
Nothing is better than a crisp November night sitting next to a Bonfire and roasting marshmallows.

 

 

So which one are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments – we’d love to hear from you.

Spooky Halloween Cookies You Must Make This Season

Halloween is just around the corner which means sugar (for both you and your children)! You’re probably already stocked up on chocolate bars for all your trick or treater; however, you must prepare with the best spooky Halloween cookies and treats. After spending an unhealthy amount of time researching the internet, we have gathered the best Halloween cookies recipes to make this season.

#1 Mummy Pops

These are perfect for your kids and for you!
Get the Recipe here

#2 Jack Skellington Oreo Pops

During this time of year, its a must to have a Jack Skellington theme treat.
Get the Recipe here

#3 White Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

This one is colourful, delicious, and easy to make!
Get the Recipe here

#4 Monster Cookie Eyes

Stay scary with these spooky eyes
Get the Recipe here

These cookies are the best for family gatherings, events or a (horror) movie snack.

Top 3 Places in Ontario to See Fall Colours

As mentioned in one of our previous blog posts – we think fall is one of the most beautiful seasons. During this time of year, places all over Canada begin to see the leaves change. With a focus on Ontario – we have selected our top 3 places to see these beautiful changes in nature.

#1) Niagara Parkway
This place is amazing! And while you’re in the area we recommend checking out Niagara Falls too.

#2) Agawa Canyon
This place is not as recognized as the others. Tucked away in the Great Lakes we recommend taking the train to see the place for all of its beauty

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#3) Bruce Trail
You may already know if this area for the popular summertime cliff diving in the Tobermory. This time of year we recommend to prepare for a beautiful sight with fewer people.

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The Best Books To Read This Fall

As September closes to an end, people are accepting the fact that summer is over and bracing themselves for the fall season to come.
As mentioned in our previous blog post, fall is a time for adventure – but also a time to relax.

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In this post, we have bundled together our favorite books for this fall season.

#1 Every Breath – Nicholas Sparks
We all remember The Notebook right? Well, get ready for more tears. Every Breath follows the lives of two people searching for answers about themselves and their loved ones — and ultimately, finding one another along the way.

#2 Becoming – Michelle Obama
A recognized name and face. Michelle Obama lived as the first lady for 8 years but proves that there is more than meets the eye. In this novel, she shares how she defied the odds to become a mother, daughter, friend, lawyer, and inspiration to women around the world.

#3 Crushing it! – Gary Vaynerchuk
It does not matter the profession you’re in, this novel is an inspiration for achieving success in all aspects of your life. The core of the novel is recognizing your personal brand and capitalizing on that.

#4 The Mars Room – Rachel Kushner
Nothing will fill you up the more than a numerous amount of enriching stories this fall. One of the most ambitious novelists of her generation, U.S. author Kushner fills her books to the brim with stories within stories, told by the characters the narrators meet or depict.

#5 Pillow Thoughts – Courtney Peppernell
Pillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love, and raw emotions. It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most.

As you can imagine, trying to narrow down to the top 5 books for the fall season was not an easy task. However, we promise that the chosen selection above is worth your time.