Your plate arrives with a waffle, a grilled cheese, raw oysters—but it's not what you ordered. At the Ritz-Carlton in Toronto, that's the point, where resident artist Jacqueline Poirier, aka "The Crazy Plate Lady," has been hand painting dishware for the past three years.
Cabbage: incredibly nutritious, low in calories, a fantastic source of vitamins C and K, and delicious any way you cook it! A must-have for the kitchen garden, cabbage is an adaptive green that pairs well with almost any meal. And if at harvest time you find you've grown more cabbage than you can possibly consume, make sauerkraut!
You want to have fun this summer, but you're not exactly swimming in money or willing to blow your budget? Or you've already blown your budget on a big trip but don't want to be bored the rest of the time? Whether you use this list in your hometown or borrow these ideas on how to save money when you travel to another location, these 40 things to do are a lot of fun (solo, with kids or with a group) and are free!
Name: Maite Jane Lewis Location: Boise, ID Room Size: 12x12 feet
This tour is courtesy of Courtney Lewis and her darling daughter Maite Jane, who live in the beautiful city of Boise, ID, with Courtney's husband Justin. Courtney is an elementary teacher but is taking the year off to spend time with her baby girl.
When Kelly and Dave purchased their home, its layout was in its original, chopped-up form, but what the young family needed was an open plan that would allow views through the living spaces. So when they embarked on extensive renovations, their first plan of action was to get rid of that wall you see in the Before photo above...
Has your couch been seeing a little too much of you lately? There's nothing wrong with spending quality time in your home relaxing from a hard day's work. But if you're feeling like you want to get out more but keep getting snapped back into the same butt-shaped spot on your sofa's cushions, you might need a little self-pushing to get out the door.
Oilcloth is such a great material. It's colorful, comes in fun patterns and, most importantly, is waterproof. Which makes it perfect for all sorts of summer projects. Some require sewing, but most are easy and do-able and won't take away from your beach time.