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Make Your Own Fire Starters

August 11, 2014 by Emily Rayson

Building a good fire starts with a good foundation. Whether your fire is in a wood stove or outside in a fire pit, here is a simple way to use take your recyclables and make a long lasting fire-starter. You will need: – One cardboard egg carton – A handful of dryer lint (yes your […]


The Right Fit

July 30, 2014 by Emily Rayson

From shoes to clothing to jobs and relationships, we are always looking to ensure the ‘right fit.’ That same mentality should be carried over into water safety, making sure you are well prepared for anything that being on the water throws your way this summer. Life jackets and personal floatation devices (PFD’s) are critical in […]


Best Cottage Areas To Take Your Dog

June 9, 2014 by Brittney Anyon

Nothing puts a dampener on your cottage getaway quite like knowing your beloved pooch is lonely at home with only an occasional visit from a pet-sitter to break up the day. Or, worse, he or she is moping for you at a kennel. But guess what? Your vacation needn’t be riddled with guilt, for we’ve […]


10 Ways to Relieve Itchy Mosquito Bites

April 23, 2014 by Brittney Anyon

When mosquitoes bite, it’s their way of acquiring the blood they need to nourish their eggs as they develop thus, only female mosquitoes bite. Unfortunately, they also deposit a protein that’s commonly found in mosquito saliva, which results in a mild allergic reaction in most people. The body responds by releasing histamines, which is what […]


Top 10 Vegetarian Lunches

April 16, 2014 by Brittney Anyon

Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, part of the global Meatless Mondays movement, or simply want a few plant-based meal ideas for your cottage getaway, we’ve got you covered. These 10 vegetarian lunches are delicious, healthy and, best of all, quick to whip up in a cottage kitchen. 1. Easy Chickpea Coconut Curry Coconut: you either love […]


How To Make Your Own Board Game

March 4, 2014 by Brittney Anyon

One of the wonderful things about cottaging in Fall and Winter is that you can spend all day outdoors in the crisp air, hiking, skiing, icefishing, or snowboarding, without overheating or being swarmed by insects. However, there are days that are too rainy, too snowy, or just plain uninviting to spend outside. Cozy up indoors […]


How To Cook Just-Caught Fish

February 4, 2014 by Brittney Anyon

You’ve spent the day on the ice with your fishing line, and wonder of wonders! You’ve caught enough fish to serve everyone a delicious fresh fish dinner. But wait! How do you cook it? Well, first you need to clean, scale, and gut your fresh fish, then you need to decide how you want to […]


Best Twists on Hot Chocolate

January 22, 2014 by Brittney Anyon

Yes, winter is here. (Technically there are four seasons in each year, but who are we kidding? This is Canada.) While there are many options for making the colder months bearable, such as skiing and snowshoeing during a cottage getaway or buying tickets to The Nutcracker, one of the easiest ways to create happiness in […]


5 Reasons To Go To The Cottage… Now

October 18, 2013 by Brittney Anyon

The hectic, busy, and work-focused culture of Canada today makes it all too easy to keep putting off a trip to the cottage. There’s that deadline you’ve got coming up, or the kids have a piano exam that they should really keep practicing for, or the kitchen walls have needed repainting for years… Let’s face […]


Best Places to Cottage In The Fall

October 8, 2013 by Brittney Anyon

The days are cooler, the nights are crisp, and all around the leaves on trees are changing colour, flaming red and orange as if to farewell summer in a burst of brightness. Here are seven of the best places to cottage in the Fall.