• How to have a more sustainable Christmas

    Author: Noella Stevens | | Categories: christmas , holidays , homedecor , ontario , pembroke , sustainable

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    Christmas is traditionally  the period of peak consumption, when we go all out on gifts and food to impress our families and guests. You can, however, have a more sustainable Christmas season without having to sacrifice any magic or festivity. 1- Shop local - Many gifts in today’s marketplace come from halfway around the world, and the impact of transportation contributes significantly to greenhouse emissions and global warming. Local businesses often have a much smaller carbon footprint than larger companies. Local businesses are also owned by people who invest in their communities and genuinely care about the community's future and welfare.    2- Give…

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  • 16 gift ideas for mom - Christmas 2019

    Author: Noella Stevens | | Categories: christmas , christmas2019 , gift , giftideas , holidays , homedecor , motherhood , smallbusiness

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    Christmas will be here before you know it. Here are a few ideas of creative gifts for the moms in our lives. 1) Home cleaning services: Moms are busy - whether it's work, cooking, cleaning, taking care of the grandkids (or the kids). Why not treat the woman who gives and gives with a professional deep house cleaning? It would be one less thing on her plate!   2) A weighted blanket: Weighted blankets are popping up everywhere. They are proven to have many benefits from combating stress, to alleviating restless leg syndrome to helping calm anxiety. In addition, many of these blankets…

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