Our hearts go out to the families in Newtown, Connecticut affected by the events of this horrible day. So much sadness. No little heart should see such things.
Here’s a little retro tune for you by The Cure to usher in your weekend. For families, it’s the start of March Break, and you may have something fun planned for the coming week. Here’s to Fridays, and holidays, and being in love. Have a good one!
Canada is about to get its first taste of Target this week when the American retailer opens a pop up store at 363 King West in Toronto. Aimed at generating buzz prior to the spring 2013 opening of
How about an animation workshop at the National Film Board Mediatheque? The NFB’s downtown public access point offers comfortable digital viewing stations giving instant access to over 6000 films from the NFBs collection, hands-on animation workshops for families, and screenings of family friendly films in their cinema. And did I mention it’s all FREE? My […]
Lifeovereasy wishes you buckets of love this Valentine’s Day! Here’s a look at my collection of glass hearts to help give you a little bit of that lovin’ feeling as you start your day. These 3 are by our favourite glass artist, Paulus Tjiang of Frantic Farms Clay and Glass Gallery in Warkworth. The large […]
I often buy ready made pizza dough from my local bakery to use to create a quick appetizer or pizza course. Here’s a super idea for a very, very easy bread that makes a cute presentation. I served this at my last brunch with
With Valentines on the mind these days, I noticed these heart shaped leaves in my salad greens the other day and couldn’t resist taking a snaphshot to share. These are radish sprouts from
Our friends at Toshiba were kind enough to give us a heads up about a very cool contest they are running. They are looking for romantic photo submissions of your Valentine or Valentine’s message to enter to compete for a coveted spot on their Times Square board on Valentines Day. Check out the details below […]
As you can see from all these pictures there has been lots of marshmallow fun happening here at Lifeovereasy. I thought it might be great to experiment with dipping the fresh marshmallows in various coatings. After a trip to the local
There’s something great about old-school recipes. By that I mean those recipes from your childhood that often came from the back of one of the ingredient packages. Things your mother made. Or in my case, since my mother was Italian, things other people’s mothers made. Like the recipe for onion dip on the side of […]
I really love infographics and their very visual representation of data and relationships using beautiful icons and graphics. I came across this one and decided I should share it with our readers. Its a little hard to read, packed with information but there are so many cool facts and figures about this upcoming holiday. What […]
With Valentines Day around the corner, I am on the lookout for the perfect something to get my significant other as well as that perfect something to drop hints about for myself. I’ve spent some time perusing the “lists” out there and am having a bit if a hard time finding inspiration. I decided to […]
image copyright bjarke ingels Hot off the heels of his speaking engagement at IDS this weekend, Bjarke Ingels’s firm BIG is in the news again with their Valentines Day installation in Times Square New York.
We’ve been a little obsessed lately with spiked hot chocolate and I have been wanting to take that idea and riff on a good brownie recipe. I headed over to one of my favorite baking blogger sites to look for a brownie recipe to use as a base. David Lebovitz’s blog is a great resource […]
I was cleaning out the crazy collection of mugs we have accumulated and came across a couple of our favourites. It seems no matter how many new or designer sets we get, when it comes to curling up on the sofa sipping hot chocolate or lazing about in the yard with a cup of joe […]
We have a tradition in our family of making each other Christmas presents. We started this years ago as a way of simplifying things, but in fact it often leads to just the opposite – a crazy, last-minute flurry of activity around the house as people hide out in various rooms trying to finish up […]
Book Review: Market Chronicles, Stories and Recipes From Montreal’s Marché Jean-Talon A popular topic of conversation these days is the subject of Christmas gifts. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve recently moved back to Toronto from Montreal and I found the perfect memento of my time there under the tree this year. One of my favorite […]
Have a listen to this adorable New Years Eve tune from one of my fav gals Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Happy New Years Day!
This is the time of year that we always get together as a family to watch Frank Capra’s timeless classic It’s A Wonderful Life. We make some snacks, light some candles, and cuddle up on our giant couch in front of a roaring fire to enjoy our favourite holiday movie. In this 1946 feel-good story, […]
The nativity scene, or presepio as we call it, has been a part of our family Christmas tradition for as long as I can remember. Since becoming a home owner, I’ve begun to create some of my own traditions and have started a collection of my own special decorations, but I have never come across […]
Merry Christmas from nikko, sky, dani and nads. We wish you lots of turkey, lots of love, and a nice glass of eggnog!
For those of you still looking for last minute gift ideas, here’s another example of the high impact you can make with clever repackaging. Once again, we put together a few items that we found at a reasonable cost in a way that looks high end. We started with