March 20th marked the first official day of spring, though we’re still waiting on that spring weather to arrive. It continues to be a little frosty out there, so we haven’t quite escaped winter yet. That doesn’t mean that you can’t start getting ready for spring and summer! While it may seem too early to start your gardening for the year, there are actually lots of plants that thrive in early spring, or that you can plant now so you will have summer blooms. Here’s a look at what plants, flowers, and vegetables that can be planted now!
Despite the temperatures and the fact that a fresh pile of snow was dumped on us this week, spring is on its way. It’s an inevitability. Fresh blooms and sunny days will hopefully accompany the thaw. Spring is all about fresh new beginnings and sweeping any cobwebs out of your life, both literally and metaphorically. That being said, it’s also time to start thinking about tackling a little spring cleaning around your home. To help you out, we’ve done our research, and found some DIY cleaning product recipes. Check them out and get ready to make your home shine.
With the temperatures seeming more consistently low, and snow flying a little more frequently, it’s safe to say that winter is sticking around a little while longer. According to Ontario’s weather forecasting groundhog, Wiarton Willie, spring should be coming early, but we’ve yet to see any evidence of this prediction. But we’re not complaining! The more winter, the more winter activities to fit into your calendar before the season is over. If you’re getting cabin fever staying in Brampton, why not take a day trip? There are lots of places to explore! Here are some ideas for places you can go for the day to get a change of scenery.
It’s no secret that the winter months can be cold and gloomy. As such, when we’re at home we just want to be comfortable! We want to be cozy, and surrounded by warmth when we’re in our personal space. This may explain why people often see their utility bills soar in the winter months. We’re cranking the heat up to combat those wintery days, because being cold inside is not okay. But there are ways of staying comfy cozy without making your wallet suffer the consequences. Here are some tips on how to save on energy over the winter months.
While the presents under your Christmas tree offer a lot of intrigue, the most exciting gift-opening moments often comes from delving into your stocking. You’re not quite sure what you’re going to find, but it’s usually great, or at the very least unexpected. Stocking stuffers can be anything! Sweet treats, nice necessities, and quirky or luxe little extras. They may not be the biggest gifts you receive on Christmas (unless a diamond ring is hidden amongst the socks), but they’re definitely a lot of fun to open! Here are some ideas for his, hers, and kids stocking stuffers.
If you were to make a list of all the reasons fall is wonder, what would top it? The fact that Starbucks brings back the Pumpkin Spice Latte? Sweater weather? Turkey? All those reasons are valid, but another list topper? The beautiful fall colours. There’s a time in early October when all the trees become ablaze with bright colour, making any outdoor spot something to behold. It’s also a great reason to get outdoors and explore the wonderful nature around us. Here are some of the best spots to see fall colours in the GTA.