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Review: Keeping clean with the Shark ION Robot vacuum
The hands-off way to domestic bliss and a clean home

Robot vacuum cleaning living room

I’d rather be reading, knitting or basically doing anything other than household chores. The Shark ION Robot Cleaning System makes this happen!

Chores are SUCH a bore. What’s the solution then? The Shark ION Robot Vacuum Cleaning System with Wi-Fi.

If you’re a lazy person like me, then you’ll do anything to make household chores disappear ASAP. When the friendly folks at SharkNinja offered up their Shark robot vacuum to boost my cleaning routine, I said “heck yes”. If you have watched any TV lately you will have likely seen the Canadian Tire commercials touting this new device. I’ve View this Post

Make It Show comes to Calgary for Christmas + Contest!
SPONSORED | Shop local this holiday season at this 4-day market

Make It Show arts and crafts event

Photo courtesy of Make It Show.

The weather outside might be frightful so it’s time to get inside to the delightful Make It Show! The popular Canadian craft fair is making another stop in Calgary just in time for the Christmas season. From Thursday, December 6 to Sunday, December 9, over 130 local artists and makers will be on hand at the Make It Calgary show. The event will be hosted at the newly renovated Deerfoot City (formerly Deerfoot Mall) which will give you a chance to check out another Calgary attraction while in the area.

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Take a field trip to Granary Road

Granary Road sign

Welcome to Granary Road.

Calgary is home to some great family attractions from Heritage Park to the Calgary Zoo to Calaway Park. Now there’s another location to add to the list with Granary Road! This new attraction is offering a new way to do educational programming with a ton of retail and restaurant offerings as well. Granary Road is broken into two main features: the Active Learning Park and the Public Market.

Active Learning Park

Active Learning Park at Granary Road

The Arachnid Web exhibit at Granary Road.

The Active Learning Park takes learning and play to a whole new level. There is an admission View this Post

The Localist: Lavish Society Co. roses

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I love getting flowers every now and again. They brighten up the room and make you feel special. If you’re lucky, the blooms may last a week or two but all bouquets eventually will die off. That’s why I’m so stoked to discover Lavish Society Co. roses.

The Calgary company creates beautiful live rose displays that last for a whole year! Say what? That’s so cool. The arrangements come in singles, a small square box of four and a large box of 16.

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A look inside Liz & Lottie
The East Village retailer is helping to build the vibrant new Calgary community

Welcome to Liz & Lottie.

Say hello to Liz & Lottie

There is LOTS to love about Liz & Lottie. The East Village shop has only been around since July 2016 but is quickly building a reputation as the go-to place for high style goods at unexpectedly reasonable prices. The store features a beautiful and cheeky collection of housewares, home décor, paper goods, jewelry and so much more. Everything from “gangsta napper” baby onesies to “good in bed” pillows can be found at the store. If it’s sassy and classy, you bet you can find it at Liz & View this Post

Home décor and more at Branch Market & Studio

Branch Market home decor

Inside the beautiful Branch Market & Studio.

I have a love for all things pretty, so I fell hard when I discovered Branch Market & Studio. Imagine a shop filled with handcrafted goods, upcycled furniture, and knick knacks of all colors and styles that you’ll immediately want to take home. Branch Market is a curated collection of all things lovely, charming and whimsical from paintings of kitties and bunnies to pre-loved rocking chairs to funny coffee mugs and comfy pillows.

Branch Market is the brainchild of owner and artist Rebecca Desaulniers. She opened the shop in 2015 with a View this Post

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