New toys deliver big fun for little babies

Baby toys aren't just for play—they can also promote physical and cognitive development. Educational toys, bouncers and activity centres provide endless entertainment and learning for babies.

How to Choose the Best TV Viewing Distance


  When it comes to getting a brand spanking new TV for the home, size is always one of top decision-making factors. Naturally, we all want the biggest, best TV money can buy. But you also need to be cognizant of what size will make the most sense for the room. And sometimes, that might mean scaling down your ambitions a bit; or conversely, looking at a TV bigger than what you intended.  

Should I add a Smart Camera to my home

Do you ever sit at work wondering what is happening back at your home? Would you like to keep a better eye on things back at your abode when you’re not around? Fortunately, there are a wide range of Wi-Fi cams out there for every user and every budget, so it is easier than ever to add that extra level of security to your living space. But, do you really need one? We take a look at IP home cameras, and answer the question, “Should I add a Smart Camera to my home?”

10 Best Mother’s Day gifts under $50

 With Mother’s Day coming soon, it’s a great time to start thinking about a gift she’ll really enjoy.  We scoured the Best Buy website for the best gifts under $50 for mom; everything from active gear, to handbags, movies, and even home accessories, there’s something in our top 10 list for every mom.

Janette Ewen’s outdoor furniture picks

In my last blog I touched on my top 10 “must-haves” for home décor from This week, I’d love to dig a little deeper into one of my favourite locations to design and create: the outdoor living space

Shelly’s Friday Favourites microwaves some meals for back to school

On Shelly’s Friday Favourites we're preparing microwave meals that are fast, easy, and healthy for when you go back to school. 

The best fall recipes on Shelly’s Friday Favourites

Fall may be only about 1/2 way through but the window is closing on fresh fruits and vegetables to bake or cook with. That’s why there’s never been a better time to share my favourite fall recipes.

Shelly’s Friday Favourites does more with a rice cooker

Until I tried cooking more than just rice in a rice cooker, I had no idea you could whip up so many different recipes in one. This week I decided to try three different dishes in a rice cooker, just to see how they’d turn out.

Mother’s day gifts that will make mom feel special for years...


It’s worth starting off by noting that every mother should be appreciated, and have that appreciation shown, all year long. Putting that aside, and assuming that you’ve already made the obligatory tray of breakfast in bed, remember that no mom will deny (secretly or otherwise) that receiving a nicely-wrapped package is a great way to show your appreciation, too. Here are a few great gift ideas for some of the likely types of moms on your list:

Mother’s Day gifts for entertaining

 Mother’s Day is almost upon us, and it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to get for the special moms in your life. Today I’m sharing some great gift ideas for the women in your life who love to entertain.