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Essential Tips to Keep Pets Safe in the Snow

Winter is here and the lands are blanketed with snow. It's a beautiful sight for everyone, even for our furry companions. Some cats and dogs will be adventurous, taking every chance to play outside while others will prefer the warmth and cosiness of the house. As a responsible pet owner, it is important to know some essential tips to keep pets safe and happy in the snow. Introduce your pet to snow If your pet is seeing snow for the first time, take them outside to explore in a safe, enclosed environment. Stay with them to make them feel comfortable or to let them in if they want to rush back inside. Provide outdoor shelter If your pet loves to...

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DIY Paw Print Ornaments

What better way to trim your tree than with these easy DIY Paw Print Ornaments you can make with your pets?! Home for the Holidays Time has come to enjoy holiday traditions and settle down for a few days with friends, family, and our four-legged companions. Making snow angels, baking cookies, warming toes by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate... these are traditions that fill the heart with joy. Other traditions, such as heated family card games, eating ALL of the cookies, or watching A Christmas Story for the 100th time may not be so treasured. We propose a new tradition: DIY Paw Print Ornaments! These DIY Paw Print Ornaments are a great activity for the whole gang. Not only for pets, you can make hand prints too! DIY Paw...

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West Coast Inspired Gift Ideas That Encourage Sustainability & Movement

The holidays for many is ‘the most wonderful time of the year’. But it is also the most wasteful and consumer-driven time. Surely, with approximately 7.2 billion spent on Christmas gifts, 2.6 billion cards sent, and 27.8 million Christmas trees cut in Canada alone, the impact of this one holiday is massive.   We can do our little bit of good to help reduce holiday waste by making conscious choices during the festive time.   This season, why not treat your outdoorsy one to a gift that’s low-impact, responsibly and locally sourced, organically grown or gives back to the environment?   If you want to shop more consciously this holiday season, here are some West Coast inspired gift ideas for outdoor-lovers that...

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Simple & Delicious Hot Chocolate

This simple & delicious hot chocolate is full of healing antioxidants and key minerals. "Food of the Gods" Cacao (not to be confused with cocoa) has been a staple in Mesoamerican diets as early as 1900 BC. Cacao beans, which are actually seeds harvest from the fruit of the cacao tree, have a variety of medicinal, ceremonial, and culinary uses.  The health benefits and beloved flavours of the cacao tree are so fantastic, it was given the greek scientific name Theobroma cacao or "Food of the Gods" (theosmeaning "god", bromameaning "food"). "Chocolate is a devine, celestial drink, the sweat of the stars, divine nectar, the drink of the gods, panacea and universal medicine" - Geronimo Piperni, 1796 Delicious and nutritious, raw cacao has a high concentration of magnesium. This key mineral fights lactic acid build-up in muscles, calms nerves,...

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7 Earth-Friendly Christmas Gift Wrap Ideas

As you already know, wrapping paper isn't recyclable and tonnes of it ends up in landfills each Christmas. According to Zero Waste Canada, a Vancouver-based advocacy group, Canadians throw out 540,000 tonnes of wrapping paper and gift bags each year. That's about 100,000 elephants worth of wrapping paper tossed to the landfills. It’s still possible to make eco-friendly choices and reduce holiday trash, while also giving gorgeously wrapped presents. There are plenty of crafty ways to spruce up your presents that will not only make your gifts stand out, but will do a little bit of good to the planet too. All you have to do is look around the house. These 7 earth-friendly gift wrapping ideas will help you give beautifully wrapped gifts...

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